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  • From Inverness: Jacobite Steam Train and Highlands Tour

    1. From Inverness: Jacobite Steam Train and Highlands Tour

    Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Scottish Highlands and board the Jacobite Steam Train. Cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct for a scenic tour of Loch Ness and stop for lunch in a local fishing town.

    Begin your journey along the world-famous Loch Ness, stopping for photos above the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Continue south and visit the Commando Memorial, overlooking the Nevis Range — home to the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

    Next, set your sights on the Jacobite Steam Train and hop on board at Fort William. Your journey through magnificent landscapes will end in the fishing port of Mallaig, where you can try fresh seafood for lunch or explore the town.

    Take the scenic ‘Road to the Isles’ to Glenfinnan viaduct for stunning views. Admire beautiful scenery as you ride to Fort Augustus, the Caledonian Canal, and Loch Ness. Finish your ...

    Great trip with lots of stop offs to see the sights. The trip was made by the really knowledgeable driver, who was full of great info. He was also a really great driver on the Scottish roads.

  • From Edinburgh: Hogwarts Express and Scottish Highlands Tour

    2. From Edinburgh: Hogwarts Express and Scottish Highlands Tour

    Learn about Scotland’s connections to Harry Potter on a tour of the Highlands. Depart the city and journey north, passing the magnificent Forth Bridge, the Kingdom of Fife, and Perth. Admire the Glenfinnan Viaduct on a stunning drive up the West Coast. Next you’ll travel across its iconic arches from Mallaig on the Jacobite Steam Train, also known as the Hogwarts Express. After experiencing one of the world’s most beautiful railway lines, head to Glencoe. See the dramatic landscapes used as the backdrop for some much-loved scenes in the Harry Potter films. Continue through the vast wilderness of Rannoch Moor, listening to tales from Scotland’s past. Jump back on the coach to return to Edinburgh, arriving back at the city in the late evening.

    Callum the driver and host for the day was excellent. Kept to a tight schedule ensuring we didn’t miss out on anything. He was extremely informative of Scottish history and made the whole day interesting.

  • From Glasgow: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glencoe & Mallaig Tour

    3. From Glasgow: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glencoe & Mallaig Tour

    Leaving Glasgow, travel to Tarbet on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Here, take in the beautiful loch views. Following the full length of Loch Lomond, continue on to Rannoch Moor. Passing Buachaille Etive Mor which featured in James Bond’s Skyfall, continue through the famous Glencoe Valley with its spectacular views. At Fort William, join the romantic ‘Road to the Isles’ to Mallaig. Pass Loch Eilt which you may recognize as the location in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" where Hagrid skimmed stones. Dumbledore’s final resting place was also shot at Eilean na Moine nearby. It is then time to dip your toes in the sand during a photo stop at the Silver Sands of Morar.  Take a 90-minute lunch stop at Mallaig (not included), where you can try local fish and chips. Then, continue to Glenfinnan and enjoy 1 hour to explore at your own pace. Take in the unmissable views with the majesti...

    It was a good, wonderful to see Glencoe, Mallaig and Glenfinnan. It was a shame the weather didn't improve through the day, however that's the Highlands for you.

  • Edinburgh: Glenfinnan, Mallaig, and Glencoe Tour

    4. Edinburgh: Glenfinnan, Mallaig, and Glencoe Tour

    Depart Edinburgh and travel northwest, stopping for a coffee and refreshments at a small highland village. Traveling onwards, reach Glencoe, known to many as the location for the Massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692. Take photos of this beautiful area whilst you learn about its turbulent past. After Glencoe, travel further north to Fort William. Stop for refreshments and perhaps a bite to eat before journeying down the Road to the Isles. Learn about the history of the area as you approach Mallaig, where you will spend time enjoying lunch and its sea views. From Mallaig, travel eastwards to the main attraction, Glenfinnan. Arrive right on time to see the Jacobite Steam Train (also known as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter Films) cross the bridge. Not only will you enjoy this iconic view, but the site is also known as the setting for many Harry Potter scenes, including Loch Shi...

    This experience was just brilliant and I am so happy I decided to book this tour!! At first a full day of travelling around the Highlands seemed a bit daunting but it was so informative and entertaining, that time flew by! In the future, I would love to book a longer tour with Timberbush Tours. Our guide was the incredibly knowledgeable Andrew T. Andrew was fantastic guide (and also a very smooth driver) and his stories gave the tour a personal touch. We learned so much and I genuinely feel like my trip to Scotland was enriched by this experience. Thank you Andrew T, we can’t wait to return!

  • From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye and The Highlands Tour

    5. From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye and The Highlands Tour

    Day 1: Departing Edinburgh, head north and pass Stirling Castle. Be inspired by tales from your guide of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Stop a few miles further north for a tour at Doune Castle. This 14th-century fortress is a filming location for Outlander (Castle Leoch), Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Game of Thrones amongst others. Continue north, into the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, admire the scenery as your tour guide explains the remarkable tribal clan history of the Highlands. Discover the beautiful Glencoe, the most famous valley in Scotland and hear of its tragic history. Admire the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct then head north and arrive on the southern banks of Loch Ness to get photos of the infamous monster Nessie! Stop for photos of Urquhart Castle before arriving in Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, where you'll stay for 2 nights, choo...

    Great tour, you get to see a lot of Scotland in a relatively short period of time. You do spend a lot of time on the bus but the scenery is wonderful. Stephen is a phenomenal guide and overall I had a really fun time.

  • Inverness: Glenfinnan, Mallaig and Loch Ness Tour

    6. Inverness: Glenfinnan, Mallaig and Loch Ness Tour

    See some superb Highland sights on this 1-day excursion from Inverness, and keep an eye out for the Loch Mess monster.

    Begin your day out from Inverness, by hopping on board the coach and heading for Urquhart Castle. Spend time for refreshments and photos at the Castle, located on the banks of Loch Ness.

    From Mallaig, travel to Fort Augustus for a refreshing break, and then to Commando Memorial for a photo stop before heading for the beautiful Glenfinnan Viaduct, well known for the Hogwarts Express Harry Potter Train. Enjoy an hour here to soak up the atmosphere, and get your camera ready for a photo of the train when it crosses the bridge.

    Then, travel westwards on the picturesque Road to the Isles and arrive in the harbour village of Mallaig in time for lunch. Spend time exploring its harbour and beautiful sea views.

    From Mallaig, trav...

    Amazing never done a tour would definitely do again…. thank you for a lovely day …: this. Makes your holiday even more special and you get so much history about the place thank you

  • From Inverness: Guided Day Trip to See Scotland's Big 4

    7. From Inverness: Guided Day Trip to See Scotland's Big 4

    Discover some of Scotland's most iconic sights on a guided tour of the Scottish Highlands. Watch the Jacobite steam train – aka the Hogwart's Express – cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct, enjoy the views of Ben Nevis, explore Glencoe, and see the most scenic parts of Loch Ness. Start your day early as you leave Inverness and head west along the picturesque shores of Loch Ness towards your first stop, the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Watch the Jacobite steam train cross the 19th-Century aqueduct and spend some time exploring the history and sights of Glenfinnan. Continue your tour as you head to Ben Nevis to admire the view of Britain's highest mountain from the shores of Loch Eli. Here you'll also get to see one of Scotland's hidden gems, the wreckage of the Old Boat of Caol. Enjoy the Highland scenery from your tour bus as you drive through the deep valley of Glen Coe. Learn about this region's tra...

  • Edinburgh: Isle of Skye and Highlands 3-Day Sightseeing Tour

    8. Edinburgh: Isle of Skye and Highlands 3-Day Sightseeing Tour

    Day 1 Departing from Edinburgh, you will travel west to Glasgow, and then into the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. On the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond sits your first stop, the charming village of Luss. Take in views of lochs, waterfalls, and Munros on your way to Rannoch Moor and Glencoe. There will be time for lunch there. Your Highland road trip then continues through Fort William and onward to the spectacular views of Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel. Departing Glenfinnan, your tour will travel north and over the bridge to Skye. You will stay overnight either in the village of Kyleakin or Broadford. Day 2 With a full day to explore the amazing Isle of Skye, your driver-guide will ensure you see the best of the island whatever the weather. You cannot miss Skye’s mountain range, the Black Cuillins. The clear, cool waters of the Fairy Pools lie near their foot in Glenbrittle. Y...

    I had a great time. Our tour guide was Michael and he was superb. I loved how passionate and patient he was when I asked too many questions about history. I had the best time and learned a lot about Scotland. I will come back and I highly recommend this company. Even better if you get Michael. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Glasgow: Glenfinnan, Mallaig and Glencoe Tour

    9. Glasgow: Glenfinnan, Mallaig and Glencoe Tour

    Enjoy a day tour exploring the Port of Mallaig, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, and reach Glenfinnan Viaduct right on time to see the Jacobite Steam Train (also known as the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express) crossing the tall bridge. Depart Glasgow and travel north, stopping for a coffee and refreshments at a small highland village. Traveling onwards, reach Glencoe, known to many as the location for the Massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692. Take photos of this beautiful area whilst you learn about its turbulent past. After Glencoe, travel further north to Fort William. Stop for refreshments and perhaps a bite to eat before journeying down the Road to the Isles. Learn about the history of the area as you approach Mallaig, where you will spend time enjoying lunch and its sea views. From Mallaig, travel eastwards to the main attraction, Glenfinnan. Arrive right on time to see the Jacobite Steam ...

    We had a great day with Andy who was very informative and funny. It was a long day but we saw so much of the west side of Scotland. The pace of the trip was perfect and we only had 6 other people in our group.

  • Glasgow: Isle of Skye and Highlands 3-Day Sightseeing Tour

    10. Glasgow: Isle of Skye and Highlands 3-Day Sightseeing Tour

    Day 1 Departing from Glasgow, drive to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. On the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond sits your first stop, the charming village of Luss. Take in views of lochs, waterfalls, and Munros on your way to Rannoch Moor and Glencoe. There will be time for lunch there. Your Highland road trip then continues through Fort William and onward to the spectacular views of Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel. Departing Glenfinnan, your tour will travel north and over the bridge to Skye. You will stay overnight either in the village of Kyleakin or Broadford. Day 2 With a full day to explore the amazing Isle of Skye, your driver-guide will ensure you see the best of the island whatever the weather. You cannot miss Skye’s mountain range, the Black Cuillins. The clear, cool waters of the Fairy Pools lie near their foot in Glenbrittle. You will have time to hike to the pools and t...

    I had a very nice time on this tour. Jeff is a great guide, very attentive to the guests and takes us to the best spots. I strongly recommend it, especially if you are by yourself or don't wanna drive in the highlands and skye.

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What people are saying about Glenfinnan Viaduct

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 607 reviews

My tour guide (Fergie) was fantastic; very knowledgeable indeed. He clearly knows the roads very well and was able to re-plan/reroute as required due to sudden road closures. He is also very good at explaining the history behind the various areas and landmarks. The trip was the first guided tour I have been on and may have spoilt me; as future guides will have a lot to live up to. Worth every penny.

Amazing experience. It was about 370 miles travel. But definitely not tiresome. Adrian, or guide and driver was a delight. His way of explaining and telling the things was very interesting. Enough stops for refreshments. Looking to come back again.

Callum the driver and host for the day was excellent. Kept to a tight schedule ensuring we didn’t miss out on anything. He was extremely informative of Scottish history and made the whole day interesting.

Amazing never done a tour would definitely do again…. thank you for a lovely day …: this. Makes your holiday even more special and you get so much history about the place thank you

It was a good, wonderful to see Glencoe, Mallaig and Glenfinnan. It was a shame the weather didn't improve through the day, however that's the Highlands for you.