Glenfinnan, Fort William & Glencoe Adventure

Created with Sketch. Outside Ensign Ewart Pub, 521 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK
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Duration

Day Tour (dep. Edinburgh)

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Location

Edinburgh

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Experience

Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures

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Languages

English

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Check In Time

7:00am

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Departure Time

7:15am

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Return Time (approx)

7:00pm

Overview

Your Glenfinnan, Fort William & Glencoe Adventure begins in the heart of Edinburgh city centre, on the Royal Mile. Depart Edinburgh’s bustling streets, passing some of its most iconic sights such as Edinburgh Castle on your way out, and begin your journey north into the rugged Scottish Highlands.

Your first stop for refreshments is in Callander, the gateway to the Highlands, before continuing your journey to Glencoe. The famous Glen features in many famous films, such as James Bond’s Skyfall, and is the backdrop to some Harry Potter scenes from the Prisoner of Azkaban. During your pause here, you have the opportunity to take photos and to learn all about the history of Glencoe, including the massacre of the MacDonald Clan in 1692.

From the atmospheric Glencoe, you travel further north along the banks of Loch Linnhe to the Highland town of Fort William, which sits at the foot of Britain’s tallest mountain – Ben Nevis. There will be a stop here to allow you to stretch your legs and have an early lunch break, before you journey onwards to the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

The Glenfinnan Viaduct was arguably made most famous from its scenes in Harry Potter and is surrounded by mountains on the stunning shores of Loch Shiel. Not only is this location famous for the Jacobite Steam Train (not to be confused with the Hogwarts’ Express), Loch Sheil was the location of the “Black Lake”. See if you can spot a “grindylow” causing trouble under the surface! It’s also the setting for Buckbeak’s beautiful flight, scenes from the Triwizard Tournament, and also the stunning loch on which Hogwarts sits.

Here you can take in the viaduct and a photo opportunity before a visit to the nearby Glenfinnan Monument, which symbolises one of the most important events in Scottish history; the 1745 Jacobite Uprising.

From Glenfinnan, you begin your return journey to Edinburgh, stopping along the way for refreshments at the small Victorian village of Pitlochry*. Enjoy time to stretch your legs and a quick bite to eat before returning to Edinburgh, where your Glenfinnan, Fort William & Glencoe Adventure ends.

 

Please Note: Prices are seasonal and will change throughout the year. The price for your selected date may differ from the “from” price. 

*During peak months the itinerary may be run in reverse to avoid congestion at attractions and refreshment stops. When running in reverse the tour will pass through Pitlochry but stop at an alternative location for refreshments.*

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • See Glencoe, the famous Glen featured in James' Bond Skyfall.
  • Admire Britain's tallest mountain Ben Nevis at the Highland village Fort William
  • Admire the Glenfinnan Monument symbolizing one the most important events in Scottish history.
  • Enjoy the sights of the beautiful Victorian village Pitlochry

Included

  • Knowledgeable Guide
  • Luxury Modern Air-Conditioned Coach (group size: 16-53)

Excluded

  • Under 4s are not permitted on this tour
  • Food and Drink

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Outside Ensign Ewart Pub, 521 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK

FAQs

Where is the departure Point?
Your tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.
Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.
Will I get to see the Harry Potter train?
The train runs Monday 1st May to Friday 29th September 2023.

Please note: The Jacobite Steam Train is operated by another company. We cannot always guarantee that your tour and the train will meet up at the same time.
Are there any additional entry fees on this tour?
There aren't any additional entry fees on this tour.

The price of your one-day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury modern air-conditioned coaches.

The price of the tour doesn't include meals, however we will stop at various locations with options for lunch and refreshments.
What should I bring with me?
Please bring a face covering with you. Hand sanitiser will be provided on board the coach, but we recommend bringing your own too.

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!
Can children travel on this tour?
Children over 4 years old are welcome on the tour, and children aged between 4 - 16 years are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret children under the age of 4 are not permitted on this tour.
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From £57.00 Per Person
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