Glenfinnan, Mallaig & 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)

8:00pm

Overview

Your Glenfinnan, Mallaig & Glencoe Adventure begins in the heart of Edinburgh city centre, on the Royal Mile. Depart Edinburgh’s bustling streets and begin your journey North into The 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 through the Highland town of Fort William. Nearby, a short coffee break allows you to stretch your legs, before you journey on to the Road to the Isles, or “Rathad nan Eilean”. The area was run by the Clan Donald and is said to have some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, with sandy beaches, dramatic hills and unforgettable sea views; it’s one not to be missed!

At the end of the road, you will reach Mallaig, a scenic port on the West coast of Scotland. Mallaig comes from the old Norse, ‘Mel Vik’, meaning a sand dune bay. Spend time here for lunch, perhaps sample some of the famous local seafood and enjoy the beautiful sea views.

After Mallaig, your Harry Potter themed tour travels eastwards to the main attraction of the day; Glenfinnan Viaduct to see the Harry Potter Steam Train. Surrounded by mountains on the shores of Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan Monument symbolises one of the most important events in Scottish history; the 1745 Jacobite Uprising. You will spend approximately one hour at the monument, with enough time to learn the history of the Jacobites and just in time to see the famous Jacobite Steam Train crossing the bridge.

Not only is this location famous for the Jacobite Steam Train (aka. the Hogwarts Express), Loch Shiel was the location of the ‘Black Lake’; see if you can spot a ‘grindylow’ under the surface causing mischief! It’s also the setting for Buckbeak’s beautiful flight, scenes from the Triwizard Tournament, and also the stunning loch where Hogwarts is based.

From Glenfinnan and its Harry Potter train, 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, Mallaig & Glencoe Adventure ends.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • See Glencoe, the famous Glen featured in James' Bond Skyfall.
  • Journey along the 'Road to the Isles' with some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
  • Visit the scenic port of Mallaig on the West Coast.
  • See the Glenfinnan Viaduct and spot the Harry Potter Steam Train.
  • Admire the Glenfinnan Monument symbolizing one the most important events in Scottish history.
  • Enjoy a bite to eat in the beautiful Victorian village Pitlochry.

Included

  • Knowledgeable Guide
  • Luxury Modern Air-Conditioned Coach
  • Small Tour Group

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 see the Harry Potter train?
Yes! Your tour stops at Glenfinnan Viaduct right on time to see the Harry Potter train cross the bridge, allowing you to get your iconic photo.
Does this tour include tickets on the Jacobite Steam Train?
On this Harry Potter Train Tour, we stop at Glenfinnan Viaduct, allowing you to get your iconic photo of the train crossing the viaduct.

This tour does not include tickets to board the train.
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 Inverness 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.

Don't forget your camera to capture the Jacobite Steam Train!

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!
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From £62.00 Per Person
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