From Edinburgh: Hogwarts Express and Scottish Highlands Tour

4.7 / 5

11 reviews

From Edinburgh: Hogwarts Express and Scottish Highlands Tour

From $132.86 per person

Escape the city for the day and head to the Scottish Highlands. Follow in the footsteps of the world’s most famous wizard, Harry Potter and jump on board the Hogwarts Express on an unforgettable journey on the Jacobite Steam Train.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Ride the world-famous Jacobite Steam Train
  • Explore beautiful Glencoe
  • Visit the cathedral town of Dunkeld
  • Get insider knowledge from your local Scottish guide
Full description
Learn about Scotland’s connections to Harry Potter on a tour of the Highlands. Depart the city and journey north, passing the magnificent Forth Bridge, the Kingdom of Fife, and Perth. Admire the Glenfinnan Viaduct on a stunning drive up the West Coast. Next you’ll travel across its iconic arches from Mallaig on the Jacobite Steam Train, also known as the Hogwarts Express. After experiencing one of the world’s most beautiful railway lines, head to Glencoe. See the dramatic landscapes used as the backdrop for some much-loved scenes in the Harry Potter films. Continue through the vast wilderness of Rannoch Moor, listening to tales from Scotland’s past. Jump back on the coach to return to Edinburgh, arriving back at the city in the late evening.
Includes
  • 1-way Jacobite Steam Train ticket
  • Wi-Fi onboard the coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Please arrive at the meeting point for check-in 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please note, this is first and foremost a coach tour, with a steam train element
  • Please note, this tour is an unlicensed and unauthorised tour of sites related to the Harry Potter franchise. This tour does not have any association with, connection to, sponsorship by, or endorsement of, the Harry Potter franchise nor the author J.K. Rowling
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
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I dreaded a long coach ride to get to the train but needn’t have. It was great. Our guide Charlie was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The scenery was beautiful and plenty of stops on the way. The train journey was everything my daughter had wished for. Very organised and social distancing was fine. Well worth the long day out.

3 June 2021

Overall a good tour. Cullum our guide/ driver knew a lot of history and shared a lot of stories throughout the drive. We stopped at some great places that had some awesome views. I think that was the best part of the tour. The train was good. I wish it was Harry Potter themed but that's nothing the tour group had any control over. Nice relaxing ride. Never felt rush and would recommend.

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3 June 2021

This was an all day affair that was made very pleasant by our guide, Rich. The tour involved Harry Potter fan must see sights along with a ride on the famous Jacobite steam train. Rich’s witty and comedic delivery of history made the facts and history portion of the tour more fun and digestible. He said this is the best job he’s ever had and it really shows. Rich was awesome!!! COVID safety precautions: The bus itself was quite large for the size of the group and everyone was nicely spaced out with preassigned seats based on your booking group. There was a bottle of hand sanitizer that everyone was reminded to use when entering the bus after a stop (of which there was a nice amount of restroom breaks throughout the drive).

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28 May 2021

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