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From Inverness: Jacobite Steam Train and Highlands Tour

From Inverness: Jacobite Steam Train and Highlands Tour

From $158.81 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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  • Enjoy a trip on the world-famous Jacobite Steam Train
  • Marvel at the beautiful Scottish Highlands
  • Learn about the history and culture of the region from your local Scottish guide
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You will depart Inverness and begin your journey along the world-famous Loch Ness, stopping for photos above the ruins of Urquhart Castle, then continue south and visit the Commando Memorial - overlooking the Nevis Range; home to the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Next, it’s time to set your sights upon 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 or explore the town. You will then take the stunning ‘Road to the Isles’ towards Glenfinnan viaduct to watch the train cross the wonderful viaduct and wave farewell. The beautiful scenery continues into the evening with a stop in Fort Augustus to see the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness up close. Finally, visit the Falls of Foyers and Dores Beach on the banks of Loch Ness, arriving back into Inverness around 8.00pm.
  • Jacobite Steam Train ride
  • Local Scottish guide
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from central Inverness
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Inverness Bus Station Stance 6 Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour departs to check-in.

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  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please note, this is first and foremost a coach tour, with a steam train element
  • Please note, this tour is an unlicensed and unauthorised 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

4.9 /5

based on 122 reviews

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What a wonderful day,absolutely amazing our guide for the day Fraser Duff(Duffy)was fantastic & so knowledgeable and gave us so much information and interesting tales and facts about the Highlands. The Jacobite steam train over Glenfinnan Viaduct was wonderful & to see the lochs in the mist in the morning was beautiful and mystical and then to see them in the sun in the afternoon was great, Duffy really made the tour he didn't make you feel rushed and gave you so much info about each location and time to explore, we had time to get food & drinks at many locations, we were so well looked after by him and would thoroughly recommend this tour

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September 10, 2021

It was a very good experience, guide took all the places which were mentioned in the itinerary.However I think breaks are too much in between and can have accommodate to 1-2 more places, that's just a suggestion because Glencoe is very beautiful place and we might take 1-2 more stoppages

September 9, 2021

The trip was very well organised and the guide Andy was very knowledgable about the areas visitors and the history of Scotland. He was able to answer every question and was very witty and funny to listen to as we travelled from one place to another. If we were to offer any advice to future travellers, it would be to take a pack up and drinks for the morning. We had left without breakfast or coffee, thinking we could get a drink at least before the trip began from the bus station. We couldn’t and it was as we were approaching Mallaig at around 12.15 before we managed to get a drink on the train.

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September 6, 2021

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