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From Edinburgh: Magical Highlands Tour with Hogwarts Express

Product ID: 121671
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Discover where J.K. Rowling found inspiration for her Harry Potter novels on a day trip to the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh. Board the Hogwarts Express steam train in Fort William and more.
About this activity
Duration: 13 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a 50% refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit multiple locations from the Harry Potter movies
  • Ride the Hogwarts Express steam train
  • Travel over the multi-arch Glenfinnan Viaduct
Itinerary
  • Edinburgh

  • 3 hours

  • Glencoe

  • Fort William

  • Hogwarts Express

  • Lunch

  • Glenfinnan Viaduct

  • Pitlochry

  • 1.5 hours

  • Edinburgh

8.5 hours

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
Pass some of the key film locations from all 8 Harry Potter movies as you lose yourself in the wilderness of Rannoch Moor. Discover the volcanic glen from "The Prisoner of Azkaban" en route to Fort William, where you will board the Hogwarts Express steam train.

Cross the Victorian-era Glenfinnan Viaduct and get views of Loch Shiel from the "Chamber of Secrets." Visit the West Highland Railway Museum in the restored station building at Glenfinnan. See the site of the Triwizard Tournament from "The Goblet of Fire" and continue to the fishing village of Mallaig to get some time for lunch. 

From Mallaig, join your coach again, which will leave in time to stop at Glenfinnan Visitor Centre where you can take pictures of the steam train traveling back over the viaduct. After the Glenfinnan stop, you'll return to Edinburgh via Loch Laggan.
Includes
  • Transportation to Fort William by coach
  • Transportation by Jacobite steam train (single ticket, return by coach)
  • Knowledgeable tour manager on board the train
  • Packed breakfast
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The Elephant House, 21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN.

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Important information
Know before you go
• There are toilet facilities on board the coach and a small packed breakfast will be provided (regrettably individual dietary requirements cannot be catered for). There are facilities on board the train and lunch options in Mallaig
• Children under 5 years old are not permitted to travel due to the length of the tour
• There will be time to stop at the Glenfinnan Visitor Centre, where you can take photos of the steam train traveling back over the viaduct. Please note that this will involve some walking
• Please note this tour is not exclusively Harry Potter themed and will include a general history of Scotland
• Please note that customers normally travel on the Fort William-Mallaig train; however, some dates customers may travel on the Mallaig-Fort William
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 124 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Very nice and knowledgeable tour guide and driver. Well timed journey and clean coach. The train journey was amazing and we even got time to stop on the return journey to get up the viewing platform to take pictures of the train when it was going back over the viaduct to Fort Williams. The landscape is just breathtaking!

October 27, 2019

It was a very long day - starting at 6 AM, however we realize this had to be. The train missed a great opportunity by not having a much larger souvenir section. It was crowded and too small. Many of us would have spent more money had there been more choice. Wish there had been more "Harry Potter" content with the tour guide on the train. The bus driver was somewhat annoying - loved to hear himself talk.

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September 22, 2019

Too expensive not value for money Only in bus and train no viewing only very much on yoourism

October 25, 2019

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Gray Line Scotland

Product ID: 121671