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Scottish Highlands & Jacobite Train

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Apr to Oct : Daily

  • Duration

    1 day

  • Start time

    07:15am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to 60 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB.

  • Ending Point

    Waterloo Place on Princes Street

Key Highlights

  • Follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter on a stunning tour to see film location
  • Ride the Jacobite Steam train or should we say Hogwarts Express!
  • Marvel at the architectural splendour of the Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Take in the Scottish scenery around Glencoe and Mallaig, locations used in the films
  • Cross the Forth Bridges and hear the tails of old from your local guide

Overview

Get set to enter the wizarding world of Harry Potter, escape the city and journey into the Scottish countryside. You are leaving Edinburgh behind for the day and heading for the Highlands. From stunning scenery to marvels of engineering and construction. This Scottish Highlands and Jacobite Steam train tour is an adventured filled day out.

Any Harry Potter loving fan will enjoy the chance to take in some of the iconic settings that helped to shape the stories and films. You’ll depart north across the magnificent Forth Bridges, heading towards the Highlands. Make sure to look out for the Glenfinnan Viaduct, because you’ll soon be crossing it by steam train. That’ll be the Jacobite Steam Train, used for the Hogwarts Express. 

Settle back as you take in the countryside, including the dramatic landscape of Glencoe. And the fun doesn’t end there! You’ve still got the wild vastness of Rannoch Moor to take in before heading home.

This is a tour to savour the Scottish scenery, its history and exactly why it’s portrayed in films. It’s a once in a lifetime look at some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes of Scotland. One not to be missed.

Please note

Adults / Students must be over 18 at the time of travel. 

Passenger dropoff is at Waterloo Place Princes Street 

Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card. 

Must have travel insurance 

The minimum age for a Highland Explorer Tour passenger is 5 years old. 

Those who are 17 years old pay the adult price, but need to be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over. 

Multi-Day Travel Declaration: Passengers travelling on one of our multi-day tours are required to fill in a Travel Declaration form that states that proof of double vaccination or proof of negative lateral flow antigen test is required before embarking on our tour. If a passenger does not wish to take a test and cannot produce a vaccine passport/certificate or negative test result, the Operator reserves the right to refuse to allow 'the passenger ' to take part in the tour. In such case, the Operator will not be liable for any refund, compensation or any additional cost incurred by the passenger. 

Please arrive to check-in 15 minutes before departure 

Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark.

Highland hotels and guesthouses do not have lifts/elevators. Guests should be able to walk up steps in order to access rooms. 

The summer and winter itineraries vary slightly. 

Day Tours cancelled a day or more before departure date will receive a full refund. If cancelled 24 hours or less, the cancellation fee will be 100%.

Extended Tours cancelled outside of 45 days prior to departure will be given a fexi-deposit. If the cancellation is made 45 to 14 days prior to the departure a 25% cancellation fee will be charged. If a cancellation is made 14 days or less, the cancellation charge will be 100%. 

*Festival Tours cancelled more than 45 days from the departure date will have a 25% cancellation fee. If cancelled 45 to 22 days prior to the departure, there will be 50% cancellation fee. If a festival tour is cancelled 21 days or less before the tour there will be a 100% cancellation fee. 

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