From Inverness: Jacobite Steam Train and Highlands Tour

4.9 / 5

20 reviews

From Inverness: Jacobite Steam Train and Highlands Tour

From $131.21 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
Full description
Depart Inverness and begin your journey along the world-famous Loch Ness, stopping for photos above the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Continue west, and visit the Commando Memorial which overlooks the Nevis Range; home to the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.  Next, set your sights upon the Jacobite Steam Train as it crosses the iconic arches on the Glenfinnan Viaduct, before taking the stunning "Road to the Isles." Take the opportunity to enjoy fresh seafood in the fishing town of Mallaig, at your own expense. Board the Jacobite Steam Train and enjoy a scenic journey to Fort William, where your driver will be waiting for you. 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 PM.
  • 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
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get 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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What to bring

  • 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 20 reviews

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first class trip and the bus driver/guide was fantastic and we very much enjoyed the whole experience,despite the weather.The path to the view of the viaduct is highly dangerous and although the driver warned us of the problems the path is not fit for purpose and liability woul lie on Highland Council.

September 30, 2020

Great experience! In particular a guide was knowledgeable and passionate and telling us much details as possible. His positive energy helped me to enjoy more. My mother admired his passion and professionalism - he was giving us all popular restaurant lists around Inverness when we returned to Inverness after 12 hours journey. Also Jacobite streamline train is superb, what a wonderful trip! I do highly recommend this!!

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September 2, 2020

I would recommend this tour if you are a Harry Potter fan and would like to see the Jacobite Steam Train cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct then board it later on. Our driver-guide Fraser gave a lot of practical information as to what activities and things to see on the different stops. In Mallaig, we had the possibility to go on a one hour wildlife cruise (not included in the price) before boarding the steam train, which can be a good experience if you have not tried a similar cruise before. I did not find the cruise exceptional as I had already did one before. On the way back to Inverness we had stops at The Commando Memorial, Fort Augustus, Falls of Foyers, and Dores beach.

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August 19, 2020

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