Jacobite Steam Train Adventure - 1 day tour
Jacobite Steam Train Adventure
One day tour
Journey along world-famous Loch Ness and stop for photos above ruined Urquhart Castle. After a visit to the Commando Memorial overlooking Ben Nevis, board the gleaming Jacobite Steam Train at Fort William. This incredible steam-hauled train doubles up for the enchanted Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies, and fans will be awe-struck by the Glenfinnan Viaduct crossing. After time for lunch in the fishing port of Mallaig we tour along the stunning Road to the Isles. End a magical day by exploring the picturesque village of Fort Augustus on the banks of mysterious Loch Ness before returning to Inverness by way of Dores and the Falls of Foyers.
Loch Ness - Enjoy a monster-spotting tour along the banks of Scotland's most mysterious lake
Ben Nevis - stop to see the towering bulk of Britain's tallest mountain
Mallaig - Savour lunch in this attractive fishing port - Fish and Chips, anyone?
Jacobite Steam Train - Experience a one-way journey on the real Hogwarts Express
Glenfinnan - Travel across the legendary viaduct made famous in the Harry Potter movies
Fort Augustus - visit this attractive village to see the locks of the Caledonian Canal
Movie Locations - Harry Potter, Loch Ness and Outlander
Full Tour Itinerary
Admire the spectacular Great Glen as we drive towards snow-dusted Ben Nevis, the UK’s tallest mountain. Pausing at the viewpoint allows us to fully appreciate this natural wonder so don’t forget your camera.
In Fort William the excitement mounts as we first set our eyes on the Jacobite Steam Train. Once used to whisk Harry, Ron and Hermione to school in the Harry Potter films, we sink into a plush seat on a vintage carriage as the guard blows his whistle and we embark on the journey of a lifetime.
Britain’s deepest loch and shortest river whizz by as the truly spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct – also seen in Harry Potter – leaves a lasting impression, history coming to life as we pass the Glenfinnan Monument, marking the start of the 1745 Jacobite Uprising.
On arrival in the historic fishing town of Mallaig we’ll have some free time for lunch, before we rejoin our minicoach and our journey continues along the scenic "Road to the Isles" back through Glenfinnan and on to Fort Augustus, where we'll make a stop to explore this delightful village.
The last part of our journey takes us along the quiet southern shores of Loch Ness where we'll make a stop to see the cascading waters of the Falls of Foyers and the breathtaking views from Dores Beach.
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.
What is the journey on the Jacobite Steam Train like?
Described as one of the great railway journeys of the world this memorable trip will take you past a list of impressive extremes.
Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis!
The train will cross the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct (a location made famous in the Harry Potter films) which overlooks Loch Shiel and the Jacobite monument. The train may pause on the viaduct, time permitting, to allow you to take in the magnificent view.
Standard class tickets are included in the cost of the tour. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to upgrade these tickets to First Class.
Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English.
You’ll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special.
Be ready to have a laugh as well - you’re bound to be told some really corny jokes!
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.
Are children allowed on your tours?
Children are welcome to travel on almost all the tours featured on this website. The minimum age for participation does vary from tour to tour so please check the relevant tour page for more information.
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
- Live commentary in English
- One-way Jacobite Steam Train trip on the West Highland Railway Line
- 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 Platform 6
Inverness Bus Station
Inverness IV1 1LT
Check-in: 07:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 07:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 20:00 hrs
Concession discount applies to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 5 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 5 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.
In order 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:(5 /5) 23 May 2022
I had a lovely time on this tour, initially looking at the tour being 12 hours was overwhelming but it was a perfect amount of of time!! The tour covered more than I could have asked for. My tour guide (Isabel I believe) was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional, she made the tour even more enjoyable.Kamaren from Crawley, GB
Rating:(5 /5) 13 May 2022
The Jacobite steam train was definitely the highlight of the tour. Our tour guide Alana was exceptional! She was friendly and very knowledgeable of the tour locations and even went the extra mile wiping our outside window on the train so we could see better!Stacey from Mango Hill, AU
Rating:(4 /5) 22 Apr 2022
The guide on this tour was really great. She explained why we were seeing, played local music and was very entertaining. She also advised good places to hear local music and food places to try out. She made the experienceDebra from Sugar Land, US