Glenfinnan, Mallaig and Glen Coe Adventure - 1 day tour
Glenfinnan, Mallaig and Glen Coe Adventure
One day tour
Travel along the “Bonnie, Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond then through the wilderness of Rannoch Moor to reach awesome Glen Coe. After a break in Fort William, enjoy a drive along the picturesque “Road to the Isles” to visit Mallaig and savour the fantastic views over to the Isle of Skye. At Glenfinnan, watch as the real Hogwarts Express steams into view and crosses the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, just like in the Harry Potter movies!
Glen Coe - soak up the beauty of this stunning valley
Fort William - discover breath-taking views of Loch Linnhe and Ben Nevis
Road to the Isles - this popular scenic route boasts shimmering lochs, towering mountains and silver sands
Mallaig - enjoy free time in this bustling fishing port
Jacobite Steam Train - have your camera ready as this famous train puffs its way across the Glenfinnan Viaduct
Loch Lomond - explore the pretty village of Luss and enjoy the views across the loch to towering Ben Lomond
Movie locations - Skyfall, Harry Potter and My Name is Joe
Full Tour Itinerary
From the centre of bustling Glasgow, travel into the beauty of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Enjoy an ever-changing panorama as we journey towards our first stop in the Highland village of Tyndrum.
There are amazing views over Loch Tulla and the surrounding countryside as the coach climbs the Black Mount to reach the wilderness of Rannoch Moor. This desolate landscape extends for some 50 sq miles and is one of the most remote areas left in Europe.
There is a stop amongst the majestic scenery of Glen Coe. We’ll hear stories of its colourful history, including the sad tale of the infamous massacre in 1692. Later we make the short journey to Fort William for a refreshment break.
The famous “Road to the Isles” will take us through stunning scenery to the historic fishing town of Mallaig. As well as being one of Scotland’s most scenic drives this route takes us through an area that will forever be connected to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.
There is free time to explore the lively fishing port of Mallaig and enjoy an alfresco lunch of fish and chips. If you are feeling energetic, why not do the short climb to enjoy the views of Eigg, Rum and Skye.
The 21 arches of the Glenfinnan Viaduct makes a spectacular sight. Known to fans as the “Harry Potter Bridge”, we’ll be in time to watch the Jacobite Train steam across, just like the Hogwarts Express does in the movies!
We’ll make a stop by the “Bonnie Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond for refreshments before making the final part of the journey back to Glasgow. What a wizard day it’s been!
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Signature Day Tour?
Travelling on a Signature one-day tour is a great way to discover the best of Scotland from your city centre base of Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness.
During your day of discovery we’ll introduce you to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more.
Luxury travel is provided by air-conditioned mini or midi coaches and each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English.
There are stops planned at the key sights as well as for meals and comfort breaks.
Will I see the Jacobite Stream Train?
The Jacobite Steam Train operates from 1 May to 29 September 2023. During these dates, the tour is scheduled to allow passengers to watch the real Hogwarts Express cross the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. Outwith these dates the tour will still make a stop so you can view the viaduct, but there will be no viewing of the train.
The Jacobite Steam Train is run by an independent train operating company. Despite careful planning, unforeseen circumstances mean it's not possible to guarantee that the tour will arrive at Glenfinnan in time to observe the train.
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat.
If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch or pick up lunch items at a previous stop.
Vegetarian food is widely available in Scotland.
What sort of weather can I expect?
Ah, this is the $64,000 question! It may surprise you to know that we have a very temperate climate in Scotland. The geography of Scotland means that it does rain more frequently in the west of the country and there are stronger winds in the east. If it does rain on your tour we will not be too concerned and neither should you be – we need it to make our whisky!
When should I book my tour?
We would recommend making your booking as soon as your travel plans are finalised. Booking early will ensure that you can travel on the departure date of your choosing.
The tours featured on this website are very popular and sell out quickly.
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned midicoach
- Live commentary in English
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
From outside The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, opposite Buchanan Street Bus Station
19 Killermont Street
Glasgow G2 3NX
Check-in: 07:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 07:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 19:45 hrs
Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 4 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 4 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 48 hours notice before travel. Click here for more information.
To give you maximum flexibility, admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.
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Customer Reviews Overall Rating:
Rating:(4 /5) 29 Aug 2023
Long beautiful trip, and I a lot of useful information, There was a stop every one or two hours for tour, coffee, toilets, and stretching your nee. But the bus was a bit old and bouncy!Fatema from Glasgow, GB
Rating:(5 /5) 30 Jun 2023
Would highly recommend tour,great points of interest to visit and great value for moneyElaine from Motherwell , GB
Rating:(5 /5) 03 Jun 2022
This is a must for all Harry Potter fans. We saw amazing scenery and our driver, Kenny, was super friendly. There were lots of stops for photos and we saw the Hogwarts Express. The only downside was the length of the day, but overall I really enjoyed the tour.BAUDOT from Santeuil, FR