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Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness

Highland Explorer Tours Ltd

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Enjoy a full-day of stunning scenery and fresh Highland air, as we travel all the way around Loch Ness and along the idyllic West Coast. Our journey reveals ancient ruins, a poignant war memorial, beautiful beaches and a hidden waterfall – with untamed mountains never far from sight. Not only will you watch the Jacobite Steam Train as it crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct, you will later hop aboard and experience it for yourself. Made famous by the Harry Potter films, and voted one of the world’s most scenic railways, this is a trip you’ll never forget!

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Urquhart Castle, A82 Road, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ Scotland

We depart Inverness at 8.00am and begin our journey along the world-famous Loch Ness, stopping for photos above the ruins of Urquhart Castle.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Commando Monument, Spean Bridge, Spean Bridge PH34 4EG Scotland

We continue west, and visit the Commando Memorial which overlooks the Nevis Range; home to the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Glenfinnan Lodge 830 Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan PH37 4LT Scotland

It is time to set your sights upon the Jacobite Steam Train as it crosses the iconic arches of the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Mallaig, Mallaig, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Enjoy your lunch stop in the fishing village of Mallaig. We would suggest sampling some of the local seafood!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jacobite Steam Train Photopoint, Great Glen Way, Fort William PH33 7NT, UK

Now is your chance to board the Jacobite Steam Train to Fort William, one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world. The train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct where a monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign now stands.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness Region, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

The beautiful scenery continues into the evening with a stop in Fort Augustus to see the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness up close.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Suidhe Viewpoint, B862, Fort Augustus IV2 6UP Scotland

Enjoy some unspoiled views on the less travelled road on the south side of Loch Ness.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Falls of Foyers, Foyers IV2 6XU Scotland

View the Falls of Foyers, spectacular 140ft waterfall in which the River Foyers drops into a gorge leading to Loch Ness.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dores, Dores, Loch Ness Region, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Finally, we visit Dores Beach on the banks of Loch Ness.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Expert local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Jacobite Steam Train Photopoint

  • Lunch
  • Restroom on board
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle

Departure Point
Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK

Departure Time
8:00 AM

12 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.