One Day Tours From Glasgow

Glenfinnan, Mallaig & Jacobite Steam Train

A scenic day tour from Glasgow that features panoramic locations from Harry Potter movies, Highlander, Local Hero and James Bond epic Skyfall. Our small group tour takes you on a Highland road trip of Munros, lochs and glens. We’ll travel Glencoe and the ‘Road to the Isles’, from Fort William to Mallaig, one of Scotland’s most scenic routes. Jump on the Jacobite Steam Train for a two-hour trip that’s often described as one of the world’s greatest railway train journeys. Your train 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.

Important Note: Jacobite Steam Train child ticket rates are only available when purchased more than 21 days before departure. Child tickets purchased less than 21 days prior to departure will be charged at the Seniors/Students rate.

Main Departure Point
266 George Street, Glasgow

Costs:
(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)

Adults 16-59: £95.00
Seniors 60+, Students: £93.00
Children 5-15: £79.00

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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Leaving from Glasgow, we travel the full length of Loch Lomond, taking in the views of its ‘bonnie banks’ and Ben Lomond from your luxury mini coach. We stop for a short break before journeying into one of Europe’s last remaining wildernesses, desolate Rannoch Moor. This bleak but beautiful place is filled with heather, rocky outcrops, birds and lochans (small lochs). We pass Bridge of Orchy, so named for its bridge built in 1751 as part of a major, military road-building operation, and Loch Tulla.

As we traverse the moor you’ll spot rucsac-laden walkers on the famous trekking route the West Highland Way. Four Munros (Scottish mountains over 3000 feet high) known as the Black Mount make way for the dramatic peaks of Glencoe. Ahead, your driver-guide will point out Buachaille Etive Mor, an intimidating climb but a photographer’s favourite.

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 Highland tour of lochs and glens continues to Fort William and we’re now on the romantic ‘Road to the Isles’ to Mallaig. We’ll stop to breath in the spectacular scenery at 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, erected in 1815 to honour the fallen Jacobites, stands tall and proud in one of Scotland’s most breath-taking spots. In the distance, the 21 arches of the majestic Glenfinnan Viaduct curve through the glen in a scene immortalised as the route to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts.

Your knowledgeable driver-guide will show you the best spots to recreate the magic with your own camera.

Your small group tour will pass Loch Eilt, a popular Harry Potter filming location where Hagrid was seen sadly skimming stones across the water. Its little island, Eilean na Moine, passes for Dumbledore’s final resting place. Look out for the Loch Eilt pines, a fine example of the ancient Caledonian pine forest.

As your Discover Scotland Tour rolls on to Mallaig, we kick off our shoes at the Silver Sands of Morar, a string of white, sandy beaches. Their turquoise waters stretch out to the Small Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna and even the Isle of Skye.

You’ll have around an hour to explore the attractions, shops and restaurants of the ferry and fishing port of Mallaig. Why not savour some local fish and chips? Then you can 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 tour leader will gather your small group for our return coach journey to Glasgow.

As we continue our adventure, we have another 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 314-year-old 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 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
Main Departure Point
266 George Street (outside Parish Halls)
Glasgow G1 1QX

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. 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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