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Jacobite Steam Train & The Great Glen

2 DAY TOUR

Cross Glenfinnan Viaduct on The Jacobite Steam Train
Fort Augustus, your overnight stop
See Glenfinnan Monument from The Hogwarts Express
One of our groups Nessie hunting at Loch Ness

The Jacobite Experience

Tour Only Price from £140

Tour with Accommodation Price from £165

Tour Description

Day 1

Wilderness and Warriors...

Snap a photo of the Forth Railway Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then take a riverside walk in the Highlands at Dunkeld. The tour continues through the breathtaking Drumochter Pass, skirts the stunning peaks of the Cairngorm National Park and visits Culloden*, last stand of the Jacobites against the government forces.  The first day ends in Fort Augustus, at the banks of Loch Ness.


Overnight: Fort Augustus

Day 2 

Take a Steam Train back in time...

A quick journey to board the Jacobite Steam Train, and then you're off. This is one of the world's great train journeys and will take you past Britain's highest mountain, deepest loch, shortest river and most westerly station. You may know it as the Hogwarts Express and you'll cross the viaduct featured in the Harry Potter films and pass the Glenfinnan Monument where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite rising.


Have Seafood for Lunch at Mallaig...

Lunch is at the west coast town of Mallaig, where you can taste the best of Scottish seafood.


Home via Glen Coe...

Turning south, you'll visit Glen Coe, where the MacDonalds were betrayed, then experience the beauty of Rannoch Moor and Stirlingshire as you head for home.



Please note, optional extras*:
- Culloden Visitor Centre: £7.00 per person
£ Exclusive discount with Highland Experience

*Please note, optional extras are subject to seasonal availability
** Please see our terms and conditions for details on the Tour Only option


Luggage limit 15KGMAX 15kg 55 x 40 x 20cm



Jacobite Steam Train & The Great Glen Route Map

Tour Highlights

Highlight1Dunkeld

A beautiful riverside stroll

Highlight2Culloden*

Visit the historic battlefield

Highlight3Loch Ness

Spot Nessie from the shore

Highlight4Jacobite steam train

The Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

Highlight5Glen Coe

Wonderful scenery and fascinating history


Tour Details

Availability:
Summer
Departure Days:
Mondays and Wednesdays 6th May to 9th October
Saturdays 29th June to 24th August

Departs/Returns:
Edinburgh: 09:00 / 20:00
Reference: Tour No 9

   Check-in Closes 15 mins prior to departure at pick-up point



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Tour Reviews


This was a great trip. Comfortable bus with an absolutely hilarious guide - Steven B. Did a great job of keeping us entertained as we covered a lot of ground in two days. Well worth it to have someone else driving whilst you relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. The train ride was great whether or not you’re a H. Potter fan. The B&B was lovely, comfortable, very clean and served a good dinner and hearty breakfast. Steven B. Even talked the bartender into playing the bagpipes for us after dinner. 
 
(RosanneB144 – Trip Advisor – September 2018) 

 
This was a great way to see Scotland’s beauty. It was an amazing two days and Steven B (b for best) was hilarious and made the long drive so much more fun. We loved it so much we booked another tour to Stirling Castle and the whiskey distillery, and again we had a great driver named Sergio. 
 
(Denise H – Trip Advisor – September 2018) 
 

 
We had an amazing two days. It was good value for money. Brendan, our tour guide was a good one. Very funny guy. 

(Mariel J – Trip Advisor – September 2018) 
 
 
I chose this tour, to get a first impression of Scotland, being the first time visiting the country and traveling alone! It was absolutely the best choice I could have taken! It was a perfect combination of history, breath taking landscape great places and stops and an incredibly great guide! Stephen B. has great story telling skills, showed us the best spots, was funny and his tour was perfectly planned. The B&B I spend the night, after a great meal with great people, was nice and clean. The ride on the steam train was definitely a highlight. I enjoyed every minute of the tour and know exactly where my next vacation will lead to!  

(LDR88 – Trip Advisor – August 2018)

 

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