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Inverness: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Mallaig, & Loch Ness Day Tour

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Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
Day trip

Inverness: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Mallaig, & Loch Ness Day Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From US$ 69.94 per person

Enjoy a one day tour to Glenfinnan Viaduct, in time to see the 'Hogwarts Express' pass over the bridge. Spend lunch at the harbour village of Mallaig then enjoy breathtaking views across Loch Ness.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Immerse yourself in Highlands scenery with a 1-day excursion from Inverness
  • Get your iconic Hogwarts Express photo as it crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Try and spot Nessie from the banks of the mysterious Loch Ness
  • Spend time at the picturesque sea-side town of Mallaig
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See some superb Highland sights on this 1-day excursion from Inverness. Stop outside Urquhart Castle, view the Glenfinnan Viaduct, and keep an eye out for the Loch Mess monster on this tour aboard a comfortable coach. 

Begin your day out from Inverness, by hopping onboard the climate-controlled coach and heading for Urquhart Castle. Stop for refreshments and photos at the Castle which is located on the banks of Loch Ness. Pass through the charming waterside town of Mallaig. 

Travel to Commando Memorial for a photo stop before heading for the beautiful Glenfinnan Viaduct, which is known for being part of the Hogwarts Express from the Harry Potter films. Enjoy an hour here to soak up the atmosphere and to snap a photo of the train when it crosses the bridge.

Venture westwards on a picturesque road to the Isles and arrive in the harbor village of Mallaig in time for lunch. Stretch your legs while exploring its harbor. From Mallaig, travel to Fort Augustus for a refreshment break, and then on to the impressive Falls of Foyers.

End your tour with a stop at Dores Beach which is located at the north of Loch Ness. Pause here to take some time to explore its sandy beach and go Nessie hunting, before returning to Inverness.

  • Travel on a modern, comfortable coach
  • Live commentary from your expert driver-guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Travel on the Jacobite Steam Train
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

Stance 6, Inverness Bus Station

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • The Jacobite Steam Train may not run in adverse weather conditions
  • The tour needs to meet a minimum number of participants to take place and may be canceled if this number is not met
  • Departure Point Change: From 27/03/2023 this tour will be departing from Railway Terrace, IV1 1NW
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4.9 /5

based on 35 reviews

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One of the best tour I have ever done! Jillian was wonderful, she went the extra mile to ensure we all had a wonderful time. She's very knowledgeable and has entertained us throughout the whole day with interesting stories about Scotland, curiosities, anedocts. I loved it so much didn't want the tour to end!!! Beautiful, breathtaking sceneries, I have loved the Glenfinnan Viaduct, seeing the equivalent of the "hogwarts express" was a dream come true for me (massive HP fan!) the falls of the Foyers was mystical and magical. A place entirely immersed in the greenest green you can imagine. Everything was just perfect so a huge THANK YOU for making this day so special and unforgettable!!!

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September 1, 2022

Amazing tour! Malcolm was kind, funny, knowledgeable, and made the tour so much better! There are so many beautiful stops, and the 12 hours flies by. This is an amazing tour for people who want to see a large amount of things in their time. We feel like we were really able to see the Highlands. Bring snacks, comfy shoes, a rain jacket, and some money for snacks and shopping. You learn so much about Scottish history and see multiple historical sites. The Jacobite Steam Train (Hogwarts express) was amazing and I was able to capture the picture of my dreams.

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August 4, 2022

Our driver Malcolm was really nice with a lot of info but without being boring. Frequent stops and we saw a lot of places! The only suggestion would be to spend less time in Mallaig (very crowded and touristic) and more time either in Fort Augustus. Highly recommended if you want to see more and you do not have a car!

July 21, 2022

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