Jacobite Steam Train Adventure
One day tour
Price range: £85 - £85
Gaze in amazement as we soak up Loch Ness and the Great Glen before boarding the gleaming Jacobite Steam Train in Fort William. This incredible steam-hauled train doubles up for the enchanted Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies and fans will be enchanted by the Glenfinnan Viaduct crossing. End a magical day exploring Mallaig and Aviemore before returning to Inverness.
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
Jacobite Steam Train - Experience a return journey on the real Hogwarts Express
Glenfinnan - Travel across the legendary viaduct made famous in the Harry Potter movies
Mallaig - Savour lunch in this attractive fishing port - Fish and Chips anyone?
Aviemore - visit this popular outdoor resort in the heart of the scenic Cairngorms National Park
Movie Locations - Harry Potter, Loch Ness and Outlander
Full Tour Itinerary
The mystery and majesty of Loch Ness come into view as we head west from Inverness. Don’t take your eyes off the loch in case Nessie pops her head up!
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. Turning into 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.
Lunch in Mallaig is followed by the return journey to Fort William, giving you another chance to soak up the incredible scenery and enjoy the wildlife paradise of the Cairngorms National Park and Aviemore en route to Inverness.
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. Please note that tours to some destinations, particularly to Loch Ness, can be faster paced so the number and duration of stops may be limited.
What is the journey on the Jacobite Steam Train like?
Described as one of the great railway journeys of the world this 84 mile round trip takes 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. On some tours the route may be reversed.
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. They are Outlander enthusiasts too so as well as discovering more about the history and nature of the landscape that surrounds you they’ll point out the locations that helped fire Diana Gabaldon’s imagination.
Can children travel on this tour?
Children of all ages are welcome to travel on this cruise/coach tour. Special child prices are available for children aged up to 16 years of age.
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.
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
- Live commentary in English
- Return 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 7
Inverness Bus Station
Inverness IV1 1LT
Check-in: 07:45 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 19:15 hrs
We are sorry but concession prices are not available on this tour.
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
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