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One Day Tours From Glasgow

Glenfinnan, Mallaig & Jacobite Steam Train Tour from Glasgow

A stunning day tour from Glasgow that includes a trip on the Jacobite Steam train and takes us to locations from movies such as Skyfall, Highlander and Harry Potter.

We’ll travel to Glencoe and the ‘Road to the Isles’, from Fort William to Mallaig, one of Scotland’s most scenic routes. Enjoy a two hour ride aboard the Jacobite Steam Train, described by many, as not only one of the great railway journeys of the world, but also one of the most scenic.

Your train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct, a Scottish icon that’s famous for its classic Victorian engineering. It's also known as the ‘Harry Potter bridge’ that takes the boy wizard to Hogwarts.

Important Note: Jacobite Steam Train child ticket rates are only available when purchased more than 28 days before departure. Child tickets purchased less than 28 days prior to departure will be charged at the Seniors/Students rate.

Main Departure Point
Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Prices From: £95.00 per person
Prices are inclusive of a standard one way ticket from Mallaig to Fort William on the Jacobite Steam Train at £36.00 per adult and £22.00 per child.

Please note we are unable to take children under 5.

See the Details & FAQ tab for optional extra costs and further information.

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Jacobite Steam Train Tour

Leaving from Glasgow we make our way to Tarbet which sits on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Not only will we stop here for morning refreshments, but to enjoy some wonderful views of Loch Lomond. Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro, (mountains over 3000 feet high) can also be viewed from here.

Our journey continues following the full length of Loch Lomond. Notice the landscape changing as we enter wild and desolate Rannoch Moor, one of Europe’s last remaining wildernesses.

The moor lies around 305 meters above sea level with a 150 square miles of peat bogs, lochans (small lochs), rivers, heather and rocky outcrops. Despite its harsh conditions, the land still supports varieties of flora and fauna. Not to mention, a wealth of plants, insects, birds and animal life that thrive in this bleak landscape.

Your driver-guide will point out Buachaille Etive Mor, an intimidating climb but a photographer’s favourite. Filming for the James Bond epic, Skyfall, also took place on this stretch of road.

Glencoe was the setting to one of the most infamous periods in Scottish history, the Glencoe massacre. In 1692, the Clan MacDonald were slaughtered while they slept by Captain Robert Campbell and his men. As a result of this treacherous act, it has left a stain on this haunting place to this day.

Our highland tour continues to Fort William and we’re now on the romantic ‘Road to the Isles’ to Mallaig. We will make a point of stopping at Glenfinnan as the views here are simply spectacular. You will also see the 21 arches of the majestic Glenfinnan Viaduct curve through the glen in a scene immortalised as the route to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts.

In 1745, Glenfinnan was also where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard in an ill-fated attempt to reinstate the exiled Stuarts onto the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. The Glenfinnan Monument lies at the head of Loch Shiel and was erected in 1815, to honour the Jacobites who fought and died in the cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Loch Eilt was the location in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, where Hagrid skimmed stones across the water. Your driver-guide will point out Eilean na Moine, which passes for Dumbledore’s final resting place. Look out for the Loch Eilt pines, a fine example of the ancient Caledonian pine forest.

We’ll have the chance to kick off our shoes at the Silver Sands of Morar. Here you'll find white sandy beaches with turquoise waters stretching out to the Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna.

Prior to boarding the Jacobite Steam Train, you'll have around an hour to take in the local atmosphere. There are shops, bars, restaurants and the chance to sample some local fish and chips. After lunch, it's time to hop on the Jacobite Steam Train (tickets organised by your driver-guide) 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-guide will meet you on your arrival at Fort William for your return coach journey to Glasgow.

Our adventure is not finished yet, as you will have a further chance to be immersed in the tumbling mountains, stretching glens and sparkling lochs of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor.

Our final stop is at a traditional Scottish pub and historic resting point for weary travellers of old. The Drovers Inn has welcomed the heroes and villains of Scotland’s colourful history through its creaking doors over the centuries. Enjoy an evening refreshment in front of a roaring log fire once enjoyed by the infamous outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor. The staff might even share legends about the ghosts and ghouls known to haunt the place before our day trip returns to Glasgow.

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Departure & Return Information
Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Main Departure Point
Check in
07.45
Departs  08.00
Returns  19.30

Hotel Departures
Discover Scotland Tours are the only company to offer free pick ups from hotels, hostels & B&B’s in and around Glasgow and Glasgow Airport on our 1 day tours. Please see the Tours Information section for the complete list or for more information.

Return Drop Off Point
All of our 1 day tours return to George Square and not your hotel.

Important
Your driver-guide is unable to wait past the departure time either from your hotel or the main departure point. In the event you are late for any reason in arriving at your departure point and as a consequence miss your tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Tour Inclusions
Costs are for transportation by air-conditioned 16 seat mini coach and the services of an English speaking driver-guide. It also includes a standard one way ticket on the Jacobite Steam Train from Mallaig to Fort William. Unfortunately we are unable to upgrade standard tickets to first class.

Tour Exclusions
Lunch and refreshments.

Children
We regret that we do not carry children under the age of 5 on our scheduled tours.

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, The Drovers Inn.

FAQs

Are tickets for the Jacobite Steam Train guaranteed?

Yes, we have allocated tickets for each seat on our coach. The tour price includes a standard class one way ticket from Mallaig to Fort William on the train.

Can we upgrade to First Class?

The seats allocated to our passengers are in Standard Class. Unfortunately, the Jacobite Steam Train does not offer 1 way tickets in First Class therefore we are unable to upgrade our passengers. 

When do we get to go on the train and how long is the journey?

Our tour price includes the cost of a standard one way  journey on the Jacobite Steam Train between Mallaig & Fort William. The journey is around 1 hour 50 minutes.

Check in 07.45: Departs 08.00 - Returns 19.30

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