Day Tour (dep. Inverness)
Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures, First Timers
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 lies on the impressive 60 mile long Caledonian Canal.
Enjoy some refreshments here, where you have beautiful views across Loch Ness.
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.
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