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The Magical Highland Tour Including the Jacobite Steam Train Journey

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Magical Highland Tour Including the Jacobite Steam Train Journey

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icon13 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Follow in the footsteps of the Harry Potter cast—and admire some of the Scottish Highlands’ most attractive scenery—on this full-day coach tour from Edinburgh. You’ll visit a number of filming locations used in all eight movies, including Eilean na Moine island (the site of Dumbledore’s grave) and Loch Shiel (used as a stand-in for Hogwarts Lake). You’ll even go for a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train—better known as the Hogwarts Express.
  • Comfortable, round-trip coach transportation from Edinburgh
  • Get up close and personal with some of the Highlands’ prettiest scenery
  • Climb aboard the Jacobite Steam Train (aka the Hogwarts Express)
  • A small packed breakfast is included
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Jacobite Steam Train, single journey (return by coach)
Knowledgeable tour manager on board.
Small packed breakfast will be provided. (we regret that we cannot cater to individual dietary requirements)
Hotel drop off service

Departure Point

21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, UK

The Elephant House

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children must be 6 years of age to travel
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Scotland

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What is the maximum group size during The Magical Highland Tour Including the Jacobite Steam Train Journey?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

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Beautiful highlands
Sharon Z
, Nov 2019
The highlands where amazing and the scenery breathtaking, especially for Harry Potter fans. The train ride was an ordinary ride, we expected it to be a bit more magical, however an overall enjoyable day.
My trip to the Highlands
, Jul 2019
Fantastic trip to the Highlands. Especially enjoyed the steam train ride. Would recommend this trip adults and youngster whether you are a Harry Potter fan or not. The sheer beauty of the place is unbelievable. The tour guide was both delightful and knowledgeable. Her comments added to much to the overall to the experience.
Disappointing and Unmemorable
, Jun 2019
Tour guide: probably a nice person. Awful tour guide. Especially for a 'Harry Potter' themed journey. Failed to point out any significant relation between the highlands, train and movie (and/or didn't follow the expected highlighted scenes mentioned on the tour website). An unimpressive "quiz" was conducted, but was quite pointless because the bridal group in the back half of the coach were scathingly obnoxious, rude and so irritating to spend 13 hours with. Nothing the tour guide said could be heard and she ("Bob") did nothing to account for the half of the bus who were trying to listen. Maybe asking them to keep it down a bit would have helped? Also the temperature on the bus was very irregular, freezing most of the for 2 seconds and then freezing again. Recommend going into it with very low expectations.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, we appreciate knowing which parts of the tour our passengers enjoyed and knowing which areas have room for improvement. I am sorry that we did not live up to your expectations and that you did not enjoy our guides particular style but would like to assure you that our guides are frequently monitored with mystery shoppers as we pride ourselves on having excellent drivers & guides who constantly help us achieve our 5 star Visit Scotland award which is reviewed several times per year. With up to 48 passengers on board, the temperature on the coach can be challenging at times with many people making requests for their own comfort level. This tour is a fantastic sell out, the train tickets are extremely rare, so I hope you manage to take away some special memories of this unique experience
, Apr 2019
As a day trip through the Scottish Highlands, the trip was okay. If your purpose is to experience “Harry Potter-ness”, it can be quite disappointing, as none of the filming sites are recognizable from the motorway - the coach does not stop at any of them. The Jacobite steam train is alright in its own right, but missing any of the Harry Potter elements. The most Harry Potter experience was the gift shop (one shop) in Malaig.
Traumhafter Tag
, Jun 2019
Ein unvergessliches Erlebnis mit einer grossartigen Tour-Führerin! Von Anfang bis Ende ein Vergnügen, das man nur weiterempfehlen kann.

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