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From Inverness: Jacobite Steam Train and Highlands Tour

From Inverness: Jacobite Steam Train and Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Highland Explorer Tours
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From US$ 173.35 per person

Discover the beauty of the Scottish highlands and Loch Ness, with a stop for lunch in a local fishing town. Experience a memorable journey on the Jacobite Steam Train as it crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct, voted one of the world’s most scenic railways.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a one-way trip on the world-famous Jacobite Steam Train
  • Marvel at the majestic scenery of the Scottish Highlands
  • Learn about the history and culture of the region from your local Scottish guide
Full description

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Scottish Highlands and board the Jacobite Steam Train on a day trip from Inverness. Cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct for a scenic tour of Loch Ness and in the fishing town of Mallaig.

Begin your journey by bus and drive along the world-famous Loch Ness, stopping for photos above the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Continue south and visit the Commando Memorial, overlooking the Nevis Range—home to the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

Next, set your sights on the Jacobite Steam Train and hop on board at Fort William. Your journey through magnificent landscapes will end in the fishing port of Mallaig, where you can try fresh seafood for lunch (at your expense) or explore the town.

Take the scenic ‘Road to the Isles’ to Glenfinnan viaduct for stunning views. Admire beautiful scenery as you ride to Fort Augustus, the Caledonian Canal, and Loch Ness. Finish your tour at Falls of Foyers and Dores Beach on the banks of Loch Ness.

Includes
  • Jacobite steam train ride (one-way ticket from Fort William to Mallaig)
  • Local guide
  • Roundtrip transportation from central Inverness
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please check-in at Inverness Bus Station Stance 6.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This is first and foremost a coach tour, with a steam train element, with a one-way ticket from Fort William to Mallaig
  • This tour is an unlicensed and unauthorized tour of sites related to the Harry Potter franchise. This tour does not have any association with, connection to, sponsorship by, or endorsement of, the Harry Potter franchise nor the author J.K. Rowling
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 166 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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We enjoyed the day touring the highlands and taking the steam train. Such a beautiful place and knowledgeable guide. It was a little long - maybe one less stop? - and the small seats on the bus made it a little uncomfortable. As for the train ride, our guide could have recommended better seats. My daughter (the real Harry Potter fan!) ended up on the right hand side without a view of the viaduct so that was a little disappointing, but overall a good tour.

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April 12, 2022

One of a kind experience with Jacobite steam and highland tour! Worth the money and experience with riding the train (as if I am going to Hogwarts ) and witnessing as the train passed through the viaduct! My inner child just came out again. Our tour guide, Doppy (if I heard it correctly - the tour guide on 22nd Oct (as I write is review), is very professional, knowledgeable about the places we visited, even suggested good food and restaurant we should try when we got back Inverness! I really enjoyed your tour! Will definitely recommend this trip to our family and friends! Thank you Get Your Guide and DOPPY!!!!! You are the man!!!!!

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October 22, 2021

What an amazing day filled with all sorts of experiences! Duffy - our guide for the day, was an absolute gem! Kind, fun, entertaining… of course the Jacobite train is a must do while in the Highlands but wow, the whole day was nothing short of fabulous! A good mix of fun, nature, history. Thank you Duffy!

October 1, 2021

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