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Jacobite Steam Train Adventure

This fantastic day out combines a scenic tour through the Cairngorms National Park and along the scenic Road to the Isles with the journey of a lifetime aboard the Jacobite Steam Train, the real Hogwarts Express!

From Inverness we make our way along the enigmatic banks of Loch Ness, stopping along the way so you scan the loch for any monster activity! At Fort Augustus see the locks of the Caledonian Canal that meanders its way through the Great Glen. We’ll follow the canal as it flows into Loch Oich and then Loch Lochy. Just before we reach Spean Bridge, we’ll break the journey to visit the Commando Memorial and, if the weather is kind, enjoy breathtaking views of Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain.

On the outskirts of Fort William, we join the scenic Road to the Isles headed for the fishing port of Mallaig. Along the way, we’ll follow the banks of Loch Eil to reach Glenfinnan where we’ll see the famous viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter movies and the monument that commemorates the landing of Bonnie Prince Charlie here in 1745 at the start of the ill-fated Jacobite uprising. Enjoy panoramic views of Skye and the Small Isles when we reach Arisaig, then the expansive Silver Sands of Morar before arriving in Mallaig.

After free time for lunch, head to the station and take your reserved seats aboard the Jacobite Steam Train, the real Hogwarts Express. The whistle blows, and off we set on one of the World’s great railway journeys. The 42-mile route will take us past Britain’s shortest river, deepest lake and highest mountain. As we steam over the Glenfinnan Viaduct look-out for the views over to Loch Shiel.

On arrival in Fort William, re-join your mini-coach for the journey back to Inverness which will take in the scenic beauty of the Cairngorms National Park. Enjoy a picturesque drive through Glen Spean and along the banks of Loch Laggan before making a stop in Aviemore where you can relax and enjoy afternoon tea. The final part of our tour will take us to the Slochd Summit then over Drumossie Moor and back to Inverness.

Highlights: Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, The Great Glen, Glenfinnan, Mallaig, Jacobite Steam Train, Fort William, Glen Spean, Loch Laggan, Cairngorms National Park and Aviemore.


Dates of Operation:

10 May 2020 to 27 September 2020


Departure Information:

Check in: 07:45 hrs
Departure: 08:00 hrs
From Platform 7, Inverness Bus Station
Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LT
Tour returns at: 19:15 hrs



We regret that there is no child concession rate available and that children under 3 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range

Product code: HEX 002940


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