From Inverness: Jacobite Steam Train and Highlands Tour

4.9 / 5

48 reviews

From Inverness: Jacobite Steam Train and Highlands Tour

From £95 per person

Discover the beauty of the Scottish highlands and Loch Ness, with a stop for lunch in a local fishing town. Experience a memorable journey on the Jacobite Steam Train as it crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct, voted one of the world’s most scenic railways.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Enjoy a trip on the world-famous Jacobite Steam Train
  • Marvel at the beautiful Scottish Highlands
  • Learn about the history and culture of the region from your local Scottish guide
Full description
You will depart Inverness and begin your journey along the world-famous Loch Ness, stopping for photos above the ruins of Urquhart Castle, then continue south and visit the Commando Memorial - overlooking the Nevis Range; home to the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Next, it’s time to set your sights upon the Jacobite Steam Train and hop on board at Fort William. Your journey through magnificent landscapes will end in the fishing port of Mallaig where you can try fresh seafood for lunch or explore the town. You will then take the stunning ‘Road to the Isles’ towards Glenfinnan viaduct to watch the train cross the wonderful viaduct and wave farewell. The beautiful scenery continues into the evening with a stop in Fort Augustus to see the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness up close. Finally, visit the Falls of Foyers and Dores Beach on the banks of Loch Ness, arriving back into Inverness around 8.00pm.
  • Jacobite Steam Train ride
  • Local Scottish guide
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from central Inverness
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Inverness Bus Station Stance 6 Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour departs to check-in.

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    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

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    4.9 /5

    based on 48 reviews

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    Amazing day with an amazing guide. Duffy was very friendly and knowledgeable and always very clear with instructions. He recommended nice places to eat. We had the scallops at the Steam Inn in Mallaig and they were just exquisite. This tour is really worth it. A full day of enjoying ourselves. I definitely recommend!

    29 July 2021

    Absolutely brilliant trip around the Lochs and Highlands including stunning scenery from the coach and the Jacobite steam train. Yes it is a long day but totally worth it as you may get to spend the day with the wonderful Charlie our guide who is very entertaining and knowledgeable in a friendly and light hearted manner. The steam train was great to travel on and then later on see going over the Viaduct. Charlie was very good as we had a member of our family with walking restrictions and has to rely on a wheelchair which he got out of the bus at each stop and also transferred it to Mallaig and met us at the door of the train on the platform absolutely brilliant.

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    24 July 2021

    Absolutely first class. I feel like I’ve done three days sightseeing in one day. I was planning on buying the train tickets and doing the Jacobean train myself, but I’m so glad I did this tour instead. Such a knowledgeable tour guide and such beautiful sights. I can’t think of anything negative to say. If you go to Inverness you should definitely do this.

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    21 July 2021

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