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The Jacobite Highlander
See, Visit & Explore: Dunkeld, The Hermitage, Cairngorm National Park, Culloden Moor, Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, The Great Glen, Fort William, Jacobite Steam Train, Glenfinnan Viaduct and Monument, Mallaig, Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor and Callander

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2 day tour from £210

Mondays and Wednesdays
6 May to 9 October, 2019

29 June to 24 August, 2019

Bed & Breakfast

Twin/Double/Family room - from 210 per person
Children - from 200 per child
Single Room - from 230 per person


Twin/Double/Family room from 255 per person
Children from 245 per child
Single room from 275 per person

Accommodation information


Child reduction applies to children aged 3 to 15 inclusive. We regret that children under the age of 3 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal price range
210 - 275
Luggage Allowance: One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)

Product code: HEX 00003

Tour Summary

Experience a trip on the World Famous West Highland Railway Line by steam train, spend a night by the banks of mysterious Loch Ness and spend time in brooding Glen Coe. This tour just couldn't get any better!

Day 1: From Edinburgh travel over the Forth Bridge to reach the delightful village of Dunkeld then enjoy a scenic waterfall walk. Travel through the Cairngorm National Park to visit emotive Culloden Moor then travel through Inverness and along the banks of Loch Ness.

Day 2: Drive through the Great Glen to Fort William. Board the famous Jacobite steam train for an unforgettable journey on the West Highland Railway Line. Return to Edinburgh through Glen Coe and vast Rannoch Moor.

Tour features:

  • Return journey on the Jacobite Steam Train as seen in the Harry Potter movies
  • Overnight accommodation: Fort Augustus/Drumnadrochit
  • Depart from and return to Edinburgh
  • Tour duration: 2 days/1 night
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Day One
Edinburgh - Dunkeld - Loch Ness
Departing from Edinburgh we make our way to Bonnie Perthshire, a land of scenic valleys, remote glens, rushing rivers and peaceful lochs. We will make a stop amidst this wonderful scenery when we visit Dunkeld. After time for morning coffee why not visit the attractive cathedral ruins, which sit on the banks of the River Tay?
A short drive will take us to The Hermitage, one of the most picturesque landscapes in Scotland. Here we have a relaxing walk through spectacularly large Douglas Firs to an amazing folly, Ossian's Hall, that overlooks the pretty Black Linn waterfall.
There are fine views of Blair Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Atholl the only man allowed to have their own private army, The Atholl Highlanders. Wild mountain vistas surround us as we start our ascent of the Drumochter Pass, the main route into the Highlands since the earliest of times.
The Cairngorm National Park is an area of stunning natural beauty, as we will discover. As we journey through the Spey Valley the Cairngorm Mountains, which rise to over 4000 feet, provide a striking backdrop.
Desolate Culloden Moor was the site of the last battle ever fought on British soil. The Jacobite troops of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the British Army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland clashed here in 1746. The Jacobites were routed in a bloody battle and the aftermath changed Highland life forever. We'll make a stop so that you can discover more about the battle and the dramatic consequences that followed at the award-winning visitor centre *.
A short drive will take us to Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, and then along the banks of mysterious Loch Ness to our overnight accommodation.
Overnight: Fort Augustus
Day Two
Loch Ness - Inverness - Edinburgh
After a hearty breakfast we make the short drive to Fort William where we board the Jacobite Steam Train for an unforgettable journey on the famed West Highland Line to Mallaig. This is one of the World's great train journeys and it will take you past Britain's highest mountain, deepest loch, shortest river and most westerly station. You'll cross the famous Glenfinnan viaduct, featured in the Harry Potter films, and see the monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie who raised his standard here at the start of the 1745 Jacobite up-rising. Theres time for lunch in Mallaig before we return to Fort William on board the Jacobite Steam Train.
The outstanding beauty of Glen Coe belies the tragic tale that we'll hear next. Gather round as our guide takes us back to 1692 and tells the story of the Massacre of Glen Coe when Campbell soldiers slaughtered 40 MacDonalds who had been their hosts. This infamous deed remains controversial to this very day.
All too soon Glen Coe is left behind and we travel over remote and barren Rannoch Moor. This unspoilt landscape extends over 50 square miles and is one of the most unspoilt areas in Europe. Our descent of the "Black Mount" provides excellent views over Loch Tulla before we make a stop in the little Highland village of Tyndrum.
The final part of our journey together will take us through Rob Roy McGregor country to the bonnie little village of Strathyre.  At the Pass of Leny we return to the Lowlands once more and make our way to Stirling where we join the motorway bound for Edinburgh.
* Admission Fees
Culloden Moor Visitor Centre       £0.00 Adult         £0.00 Child
This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much luggage can I bring?
Luggage space on the tour is restricted so the amount of luggage that you can bring is limited to 1 bag per person that weights no more than 15kg and has maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm. Luggage larger than this will only be carried if space is available.
What meals are included?
A full Scottish breakfast is included from day 2 onwards. This hearty meal consists of fruit juice; a choice of cereal; bakery basket; cooked items such as eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato and, maybe, a taste of haggis! plus tea or coffee. Vegetarian and lighter Continental options are always available. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price. During the touring day there will be a stop where you can enjoy lunch in a local pub or restaurant. Your driver/guide will be happy to suggest a conveniently located restaurant where you can enjoy good food for dinner.
What kind of accommodation do you use?
We offer lodgings that have been specially selected to enhance your touring experience. You can choose between Guesthouse/B&B or Hotel accommodation:
Guesthouse and B&B
The guesthouses and B&Bs are family run and offer comfortable accommodation in bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms, tv, tea/coffee making facilities and other facilities. Bedding, towels and basic toiletries are provided. Some guesthouses and B&Bs offer enhanced facilities such as a residents lounge where you can relax with other guests.
We select comfortable and characterful inns and hotels. Generally they are a minimum of 3 stars with bedrooms featuring en-suite bathrooms, television, tea and coffee making facilities and other amenities. All our hotels have comfortable lounges where you can enjoy morning coffee. Most have restaurants offering a selection of Scottish and international dishes. Many have lively bars where you can relax and re-live the days experiences with your fellow passengers.
Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that we stay in. Hotels are normally centrally located and the guesthouses/B&Bs seldom more than a 10/15 minute walk from the town or village centre. The coach will drop you off at or close to your accommodation each night and will pick you up in the morning, after breakfast.
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect whether you choose guesthouse/B&B or hotel accommodation:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed.
Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate beds
Double room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed
Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person).
You should note that a family room (particularly when using hotel accommodation) can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed.
All our accommodation, whether you choose Guest House/B&B or Hotel, features en-suite facilities (the toilet and shower are located in your bedroom for your exclusive use.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 29 passengers.
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.
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 Britains 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 arrival in Mallaig you will have around 1 hour 45 minutes for lunch before boarding the train again for the return journey to Fort William.

What's Included

  • 1 nights accommodation in twin rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (day 2)
  • Return transport by the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Excursions as detailed in itinerary
  • Live commentary in English
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minicoach
  • Services of a tour host
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your tour host

Departure information

Check in: 08:45 hrs
Departure: 09:00 hrs
From 1 Parliament Square
Royal Mile/High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Tour returns at: 20:00 hrs

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