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Jacobite Steam Train Private Tour

A private tour to Glenfinnan, Mallaig including a trip on the Jacobite Steam Train is a superb day trip for all the family. Featuring panoramic locations from Harry Potter movies, Highlander, Local Hero and also the James Bond epic Skyfall. Our small group tour takes you on a Highland road trip of Munros, lochs and glens.

We’ll travel to Glencoe and take the ‘Road to the Isles’, from Fort William to Mallaig, one of Scotland’s most scenic routes. The kids will certainly love jumping onboard the Jacobite Steam Train for a two-hour trip that crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct. A Scottish icon that’s famous for its classic Victorian engineering and as the ‘Harry Potter bridge’ that takes the boy wizard to Hogwarts.

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On this private Glenfinnan, Mallaig & Jacobite Steam Train tour from Glasgow we travel to Tarbet for morning refreshments while we enjoy the views of Loch Lomond. From here we make our way to Glencoe where we will get off the coach to stretch our legs. Taking the opportunity to breathe in some pristine highland air.

You may recognise Glencoe as a filming location from Harry Potter and James Bond epic Skyfall. As we stop for photos ask your driver-guide about the 1692 Glencoe massacre which still seems to leave a stain on this haunting place today.

Our trip then continues to spectacular Glenfinnan at the head of Loch Shiel, where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard in 1745 in an ill-fated attempt to reinstate the exiled Stuarts onto the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. The Glenfinnan Monument was erected in 1815 to honour the fallen Jacobites. It stands tall and proud in one of Scotland’s most breath-taking spots. Meanwhile, in the distance the 21 arches of the Glenfinnan Viaduct curve through the glen in a scene immortalised as the route to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts.

Our route will also pass Loch Eilt, another popular Harry Potter filming location. Here Hagrid was seen sadly skimming stones across the water. Its little island, Eilean na Moine, also passes for Dumbledore’s final resting place.

Before we reach Mallaig we’ll kick off our shoes at the Silver Sands of Morar, a string of white sandy beaches with beautiful turquoise waters that certainly wouldn’t look out of place in postcard from the Caribbean.

You’ll then have around an hour to explore the attractions, shops and restaurants of the fishing port of Mallaig. Savour some local fish and chips or have a picnic. Next we board the Jacobite Steam Train to enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular train journeys over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, or the ‘Harry Potter bridge’, back to Fort William. Your driver will be waiting on your arrival at Fort William for our return coach journey back to Glasgow.

Finally, our last stop will be at the Green Welly in Tyndrum where we will have time to enjoy some evening refreshments before our day trip returns to Glasgow.

Departing from and returning to Glasgow.
Please note this is an extended tour and will therefore take a minimum of 11.5 hours to complete.

Departing from and returning to Edinburgh.
We are unable to operate this as a one day tour from Edinburgh.

Multi Day Tour.
The tour itinerary describes a one day tour. It could however, be part of a multi day tour from either Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Shore Excursion departing from and returning to Greenock.
Many cruise ships only have a short time at the Ocean Terminal Greenock. This excursion takes around of 11.5 hours to complete from Greenock. To be able to undertake this excursion your ship would have to arrive at Greenock no later than 07.00. The ships departure would also have to be no earlier than 21.00.

In all events we aim to be back at port a minimum of one hour prior to your ships departure.

Tour Inclusions
Costs are for transportation in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle to meet your group size.

Tour Exclusions
Lunch, refreshments and entry fees to visitor attractions.

Tour Highlights
Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Rannoch Moor, Fort WilliamBen Nevis, Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel, Loch Eilt, The Silver Sands of Morar, Mallaig, The Jacobite Steam Train and the Green Welly.


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