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From Edinburgh: Magical Highlands Tour with Hogwarts Express

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

From Edinburgh: Magical Highlands Tour with Hogwarts Express

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland
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Immerse yourself in the wizarding world of Harry Potter on a day trip to the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh. Board the Hogwarts Express steam train in Fort William and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
8.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 3 hours
  • Glencoe

  • Fort William

  • Hogwarts Express, Scottish Highlands

  • Lunch

  • Glenfinnan Viaduct

  • Pitlochry

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Smell the fresh Scottish country air on your journey
  • Ride the iconic Hogwarts Express steam train
  • Travel over the multi-arch Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Visit multiple locations from the Harry Potter movies
  • See Loch Shiel, the lake from the "Chamber of Secrets"
Full description

Pass some of the key film locations from all 8 Harry Potter movies as you lose yourself in the wilderness of Rannoch Moor. Discover the volcanic glen from "The Prisoner of Azkaban" en route to Fort William, where you will board the Hogwarts Express steam train. Cross the Victorian-era Glenfinnan Viaduct and get views of Loch Shiel from the "Chamber of Secrets." See the site of the Triwizard Tournament from "The Goblet of Fire" and continue to the fishing village of Mallaig to get some time for lunch.  From Mallaig, you will again board the train to enjoy the return journey back to Fort William where your driver and guide will be waiting for you to take you back to Edinburgh.

Includes
  • Transportation to Fort William by bus
  • Transportation by Jacobite steam train
  • Tour manager
  • Packed breakfast
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with food allergies
  • Children under 6 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 are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at The Elephant House, 21 George IV Bridge.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • There are toilet facilities on board the coach and a small packed breakfast will be provided (regrettably individual dietary requirements cannot be catered for). There are facilities on board the train and lunch options in Mallaig
  • Children under 5 years old are not permitted to travel due to the length of the tour
  • Please note this tour is not exclusively Harry Potter themed and will include a general history of Scotland
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 188 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Great trip with good opportunity to see the beautiful Scottish countryside. A wonderful trip with the Hogwarts Express and a unique opportunity to also see the train running and the Glefinnan Viaduct. Super good driver and guide who told about the landscape, Scottish history and Harry Potter related things. All through an unforgettable trip.

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August 1, 2022

What a great way to see so much of the Highlands in one day! Our guide was brilliant! The train journey was great. There was much more of the history of Scotland than Harry Potter, which was not a problem! The lovely stops on the way were also at treat!

July 31, 2022

We had a lovely drive from Edinburgh to the Highlands. In Fort William we had the "choice" with the Jacobite Steam Train, after the outward journey from Fort William to Mallaig back again or by bus and make a photo stop at the viaduct. The decision to return by train was insistently described by coach Willi as "a big mistake". For my fellow passengers and I, however, it was a dream and a wish to cross the famous viaduct twice on the train and enjoy the view of the Highlands. Our decision was viewed with disapproval and a strange group dynamic developed in favor of Willi and against us. Dear Willi, you can't know what's good for me, so you can't make the decision for me either. I wish you respect and acceptance for my decision. The return journey on a train that was not so full, with sun and open windows was our highlight. This is where the best photos/videos were taken.

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July 31, 2022

Product ID: 121671