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Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness

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Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness

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Overview

Enjoy some of Scotland's most stunning scenery as you travel into the Highlalnds on this full-day guided tour from Inverness. Journey around Loch Ness and all the way to the west coast. You'll see ancient ruins, a poignant war memorial, beautiful beaches and a hidden waterfall before boarding the classic Jacobite Steam Train, one of the world's most scenic railways and made famous by the Harry Potter movies.
  • Full-day tour of the Scottish Highlands from Inverness: See multiple attractions in one day
  • Includes tickets for the classic Jacobite Steam Train
  • Learn about Scottish history and culture from your guide
  • Cover plenty of ground without the hassle of driving
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Jacobite Steam Train one-way ticket (Fort William to Mallaig)
Expert local guide
Lunch
Restroom on board
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Gratuities
Audio Guides are not available for the steam train portion of the tour.
Inverness Bus Station , Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK

You will find your guide and bus at Stance 6.

7:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Highland Explorer Tours Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
Magical day including the Harry Potter train
Janet_S
, Aug 2022
The train was quaint, comfortable, vintage with tiny Harry Potter store and a food and beverage cart and a Harry Potter cart. We had frequent stops both in the bud and the train and lots of beautiful scenery.
star-1
I didn’t go with my...
Afnan_A
, Aug 2022
I didn’t go with my family Because of the location misunderstanding and I requested my $926 back but I was denied and that was the worst experience we had with Viator. I hope they don’t do it to other people again. Such a bad company to deal with and a very bad experience with Viator . They basically stole our money and we even asked even we can get a credit and come another time but they refused that too. They didn’t answer us till after the tour ended so they would have an excuse to steal our money.
star-5
Outstanding tour of the steam train, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Loch Ness and Mallaig
Jean_S
, Aug 2022
What a fun experience! We had perfect weather with outstanding views of the Glen finnan viaduct and the Jacobite steam train (and we got to ride in the train from Ft. William to Mallaig), Loch Ness, and the Caledonian canal locks. We could even see Skye and the small islands from Mallaig. Our tour leader and driver Duffy was outstanding, I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Fantastic Day Tour of the Highlands
Scott_A
, Jul 2022
Riding the Jacobite steam train, Loch Ness and the views at Glenfinnan. All stops and sights were wonderful experiences. Our guide was also fantastic.
star-5
The tour exceeded every...
Pablo_P
, Jul 2022
The tour exceeded every expectation we had! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Duration just perfect. Highly recommended!
star-4
Amazing Tour just needs a few tweaks
BryanTara_M
, Jul 2022
Loved almost everything about this tour. Everything from the departure to the train ride and views at all the stops were fabulous. Our driver was great. He shared so much history and insight. The reason for not giving 5 stars was due to the return trip from Mallaig. Wish they would have traveled back to Inverness the same way out of Fort Augustus. Two reasons... 1) It would have allowed passengers on both sides of the bus to enjoy the water views. And 2) The way they drive back is on a winding, narrow, slow road. It was the end of the day & just too much when everyone is tired and ready to get back to Inverness. The full hour stop at Fort Augustus on the return could have been just been 20-30 minutes at most, since more than half the restaurants & shops were already closed when we stopped. Overall, we loved the day, and the tour company was fantastic.
star-5
Absolutely FABULOUS (though a long schlep!)
Sallie_B
, Jul 2022
We were BLOWN AWAY by Duffy Fraser's stories and star quality. Wonderful guide, and this gave the unique combo of the unmissable Jacobite Steam Train ride coupled with the chance to appreciate it from the Glenfinnan Viaduct viewpoint. Stunning, lush, green exteriors- a totally comprehensive tour of this bit of the Highlands. Just be advised: not for the faint of heart. It's about 13 (wonderful) hours and we were exhausted by the end, but couldn't stop marvelling at how much we had done! Plan accordingly, bring some snacks and water, and don't feel bad if you catch a nap on the bus. Would recommend to a friend without a doubt.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Sweeping Tour with Lots to Offer
Carissa_T
, Jul 2022
This was a terrific outing! Our guide Alana was great. She was knowledgeable, kind, and funny. Riding the steam train, seeing the village of Mallaig, and Glenfinnan Viaduct were the best parts of the trip, but there were no wasted stops. (It is a good idea to bring both cash and card including some coins for restrooms.) Spectacular views the whole way and a lovely experience of highland culture. Altogether a memorable experience for sure!
star-3
Too Long! Train Part Was Fine.
Philip_U
, Jul 2022
Train part was nice. Touring part was overlong and we stopped at some uninteresting towns and sites b
star-5
Outstanding Tour with an Incredible Guide
Andrew_S
, Jul 2022
Had a fantastic time on our Glennfinnan tour with Stuart. The tour was amazing with so many beautiful and memorable sites. Stuart was a first class guide with just the right mix of information, humor and charming personality. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Inverness, Scotland!
star-5
Fanatic day out.
Deanna_R
, Jul 2022
Our driver/tour guide Eon is a fanatic storyteller and his sense of dry humor kept us chuckling throughout the day.
star-5
A wonderful full day trip
hugh_m
, Jul 2022
There was nothing that wasn't good the whole experience was 5 star the driver was well informed and very helpful
star-5
Non-stop beauty and great dialogue
Wayne
, Jul 2022
The beauty was in every direction and for the entire trip. From stunning vistas to charming towns the wonder never ceased. Our guide, Duffy, was so informative while at the same time being totally chill. He would play selected music in between charming and informative stories. The bus was perfectly comfortable and the train ride was spectacular. This trip actually beat the description provided. All I can say is do not miss this trip! Thanks Duffy. You rock!
star-5
The tour director/bus...
Eric_N
, Jul 2022
The tour director/bus driver was great and made the experience wonderful. The stops were wonderful. Loch Ness was Marvelous to visit & seeing the train cross the viaduct was memorable.
star-5
Great trip.
Mette_K
, Jul 2022
So many beatiful views.. It was a great trip with an excellent guide with a lot of interesting stories.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic Full Day Tour with Hogwarts Train
Lesley_K
, Jul 2022
I can’t say enough how amazing this full day tour was in Scotland! Highlights included of course riding the Hogwarts train, seeing highland cows, eating delicious seafood in a quaint fishing village and getting tons of awesome pictures of beautiful Scottish scenery. It was a perfect trip for any age!
star-5
We loved both the ride...
Mark_F
, Jul 2022
We loved both the ride with Alana (sp?) and the Jacobite train ride! The stops were nice, but a little short. Alana made the bus ride informative without being cheezy. Plus she even recommended a great place to grab dinner back in Inverness. The whole experience was great. Long day, but worth it!
star-1
Guide - no BUS
Victoria_D
, Jun 2022
The tour guide arrived with no bus for the tour! There should have been s backup bus. There was a rail strike in Scotland, but should have not effected the tour. We did receive a refund from the tour company. We were disappointed to have missed the experience because of a broken bus.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best Scotland Highland Experience.
Stefan_B
, Jun 2022
This was a wonderful experience and we are so pleased that we booked the day. Our guide was amazing and made the experience truly memorable. One of the best tours that we have ever done.
star-5
Great guide!
Princess_B
, Jun 2022
So bummed that our tour happened to be on the same week that the national rail strike was happening so we weren’t able to ride the train, BUT our tour guide Alana was absolutely amazing and we still had a great time anyway. Made lots of different stops and learned a lot about Inverness and Scottish history. Our guide was super knowledgeable, chill, and really friendly! We had a lovely time.

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