Glenfinnan, Mallaig & Loch Ness Adventure

Created with Sketch. Stance 6, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, UK
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Duration

Day Tour (dep. Inverness)

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Experience

Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures, 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)

7.30pm

Overview

Join the Glenfinnan and Loch Ness Day Tour departing Inverness. Journey through The Highlands and experience iconic settings and beautiful scenery such as Mallaig. A must for any Harry Potter fan!

Visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct, known for the ‘Hogwarts Express’ steam train from the Harry Potter books, and take your iconic photo as it crosses the bridge. Enjoy the amazing scenery of Loch Ness and the picturesque port of Mallaig on your Highland coach trip.

Upon check-in for the Glenfinnan and Loch Ness Day Tour from Inverness, your friendly driver-guide welcomes you. Step aboard the luxury, air-conditioned coach. Your tour travels south, along the shoreline of Loch Ness and lets you glimpse the famous Hogwarts express.

The first stop is Urquhart Castle. Enjoy a short visit to take some photos at this iconic sight, while admiring the views over Scotland’s most famous loch. And who knows, you might even spot the Monster of Loch Ness, affectionately known as ‘Nessie’!

The next stop is the highlight of the day; Glenfinnan Viaduct. Immerse yourself in the magical setting of a Harry Potter film location. Here you can witness the ‘Hogwarts Express’ steam train crossing the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Glenfinnan Monument

The Glenfinnan Monument is surrounded by mountains on the shores of Loch Shiel. It symbolises one of the most important events in Scottish history: the 1745 Jacobite uprising. Today, you can climb to the top and stand next to the lone Highlander, while enjoying a unique Highland panorama. Learn more about the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites in the informative visitor centre.

From Glenfinnan and its “Harry Potter Steam Train” or “Hogwarts Express”, the journey continues westwards to Mallaig on the ‘road to the Isles’. The area was run by the clan Donald. Sit back and admire the amazing surroundings, some may even say the most spectacular scenery in the world. Its sandy beaches, dramatic hills and unforgettable sea views are not to be missed!

Mallaig, a bustling and thriving port

At the end of the road, your next stop is in Mallaig, a scenic fishing port. Mallaig comes from the old Norse, ‘Mel Vik’ meaning a sand dune bay. Here you can have lunch and perhaps taste some of the local seafood while enjoying the magnificent sea views.

After Mallaig, the Glenfinnan and Loch Ness tour travels eastward towards Loch Ness. Enjoy some refreshments in Fort Augustus that lies on the impressive 60 mile long Caledonian Canal. From here you have beautiful views over the loch.

Falls of Foyers & Dores Beach

Continuing northwards, the next stop is Fall of Foyers; a dramatic waterfall with a 140ft (42.6m) drop, winding its way through tall trees before it eventually meets Loch Ness. Enjoy some time to take photos of this unique waterfall. After, your next stop is Dores Beach. This is the most northern point of Loch Ness. The beach offers great views, as from here you can see all the way down Loch Ness. An ideal setting to perhaps spot ‘Nessie’!

After Dores, the coach heads back home to where your Glenfinnan & Loch Ness tour from Inverness ends.

Experience a wonderful day tour on a comfortable, luxury coach to iconic and magical settings in The Highlands.

Please Note: The Jacobite Steam Train may not run in adverse weather conditions. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the vast mountains and the glittering lochs during this Highland tour
  • Take photos at Urquhart Castle with great views over Scotland's most famous loch
  • Learn more about the Jacobites uprising at the Glenfinnan Monument
  • Witness the 'Hogwarts Express' Steam Train crossing the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Visit the scenic fishing port of Mallaig and enjoy the local seafood
  • See Fall of Foyers, a dramatic waterfall with a 140ft (42.6m) drop leading to Loch Ness

Itinerary

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Urquhart Castle

After departing from Inverness, towards the south, your first stop is at Urquhart Castle.
This ruin castle sits beside Loch Ness.

Enjoy a short time to take photos at this iconic sight, with great views over Scotland's most famous loch. Who knows, you might even spot 'Nessie!

Glenfinnan Viaduct and Glenfinnan Monument

Your next stop is the highlight of the day.

Enjoy a one hour stop to explore iconic sights and the surroundings.

You can climb to the top for the Glenfinnan Monument; a symbol of one of the most important events in Scottish history: the 1745 Jacobite uprising.

The informative visitor centre offers extensive information on the history of the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Here you can also witness the Jacobite steam train crossing the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. The train is popularly known as the ‘Hogwarts Express’ steam train in the Harry Potter series.

Mallaig

The journey continues westwards to Mallaig on the 'road to the Isles'. This area is said to have some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Mallaig is a scenic fishing port. Spend time here for lunch, perhaps try some local seafood and enjoy the beautiful sea views.

Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus lies on the impressive 60 mile long Caledonian Canal.

Enjoy some refreshments here, where you have beautiful views across Loch Ness.

The Falls of Foyers and Dores Beach

The tour continues northwards stopping first at the Falls of Foyers.

This dramatic waterfall is the perfect setting for unique photos.

Before returning to Inverness, the last stop of this tour is at Dores beach. This is the most northern point of Loch Ness. It provides great views across the loch, ideal for spotting signs of 'Nessie'!

Your day tour ends around 7.30pm in Inverness, where you can enjoy a nice evening in the fun and friendly capital of the Highlands.

Included

  • Knowledgeable driver-guide
  • Luxury modern air-conditioned coach
  • Small group tour

Excluded

  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food & drinks

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Stance 6, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, UK

FAQs

Where is the departure point?
The one day Mallaig, Glenfinnan Viaduct & Loch Ness tour from Inverness departs at 7.30hrs from Inverness Bus Station (Stance 6).

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?
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 tour include tickets on the Jacobite Steam Train?
This tour stops at Glenfinnan Viaduct, allowing you to get your iconic photo of the train crossing the viaduct, also famously known as the Harry Potter train.

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 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, there are no written translations of this tour. 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 children under the age of 4 are not allowed on this tour.
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From £55.00 Per Person
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