Glenfinnan, Fort William & Glencoe – Winter edition

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Duration

Day Tour (dep. Glasgow)

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Experience

Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, First Timers

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Languages

English

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Check In Time

7:15am

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Departure Time

7:30am

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Return Time (approx)

18:00pm

Overview

Your Glenfinnan winter tour begins in the heart of Glasgow city centre, departing the bustling streets and heading North, past Loch Lomond – the largest loch in Scotland – and travelling through the heart of the Trossachs National Park. The Trossachs are often known as ‘The Highlands in miniature’, a great journey to get you warmed up for the real highlands further north.

The tour will stop for refreshments in Tyndrum, in the Trossachs area, before continuing onwards to Glencoe. The Glen is arguably one of Scotland’s most famous glens. You may recognise it from several famous movies and tv shows. It features in James Bonds’ Skyfall, as well as in scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Outlander. 

From the atmospheric and haunting Glencoe, your journey continues onwards to the Glenfinnan Viaduct, also known to many as the “Harry Potter Bridge”.

The Glenfinnan Viaduct was arguably made most famous from its scenes in the Harry Potter films, and is surrounded by mountains on the shores of the stunning Loch Shiel. 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 the stunning Loch on which Hogwarts sits.

As you take in the viaduct, there is a brilliant 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, the tour continues 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. During a stop here, you will have plenty of time to stretch your legs and have a lunch break.

Then on your return journey to Glasgow, you will pass Loch Lomond for a photo and coffee break, before arriving back in the city centre for an early evening.

 

This tour is available 30th of October 2023 to 29th of April 2024.

Please Note: Prices are seasonal and will change throughout the year. The price for your selected date may differ from the “from” price. The Jacobite Steam Train may not run in adverse weather conditions. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Depart the bustling streets of Glasgow and head to the scenic Trossachs National Park
  • Marvel at Glencoe that also features in James Bond's 'Skyfall'
  • Learn more about the history of the Massacre of Glencoe
  • Enjoy the impressive views from the Glenfinnan Monument and learn more about the 1745 Jacobite Uprising

Included

  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
  • Small group tour

Excluded

  • Children under 4 years are not permitted on this tour
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and Drink

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow G2 3NX, UK

FAQs

Where is the departure point?
Your tour from Glasgow departs from 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NX. This is located outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and opposite Buchanan Bus Station.

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 on this tour?
Unfortunately, you will not see the Jacobite Steam train on this tour.
The Harry Potter train does not run during the winter months.
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 Glasgow includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on a luxury modern air-conditioned coach.

The price of the tour doesn't include meals, however you will stop at various locations with options for lunch and refreshments.
Is the tour in English?
Yes, this tour is in English.

Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

Unfortunately at present written translations of this tour are not available. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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.

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 hot food is not allowed on the bus, 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 this tour. Children aged between 4-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

Unfortunately, it children under the age of 4 are not permitted on this tour.
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From £54.00 Per Person
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