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Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness provided by Highland Explorer Tours Inverness

Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness

Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness
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About
Enjoy a full-day of stunning scenery and fresh Highland air, as we travel all the way around Loch Ness and along the idyllic West Coast. Our journey reveals ancient ruins, a poignant war memorial, beautiful beaches and a hidden waterfall – with untamed mountains never far from sight. Not only will you watch the Jacobite Steam Train as it crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct, you will later hop aboard and experience it for yourself. Made famous by the Harry Potter films, and voted one of the world’s most scenic railways, this is a trip you’ll never forget!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5211P32
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Expert local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Fort William
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Restroom on board
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK You will find your guide and bus at Stance 6.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Expert local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Fort William
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Restroom on board
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
Departure details
  • Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK You will find your guide and bus at Stance 6.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Inverness Bus Station
    Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
    You will find your guide and bus at Stance 6.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Urquhart Castle
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Commando Monument
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Jacobite Steam Train Photopoint
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Mallaig
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Glenfinnan Viaduct
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Fort Augustus
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    The Falls of Foyers
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Dores
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sarah T
Wilmslow, UK49 contributions
Excellent day trip
My partner and I had a brilliant day trip led by the superb guide, Duffy. Learnt a huge amount about the history of the Highlands and Scottish royalty, all of which was unexpected and really added to the experience. Saw loads, the coach was comfortable and we had plenty of comfort breaks timed in with visiting the attractions. The steam train was very enjoyable and the scenery throughout the tour was stunning. A long day but highly recommended.
Written 13 October 2021
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Hi Sarah, thank you for taking time to write us a review. I'm glad you and your partner had a good time on your tour with Duffy. Kind regards, Victoria
Written 16 October 2021
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Laird Jason Lynn Miller
Johnson City, TN1 contribution
Worth the Money
If you are a fan of Harry Potter and/or Steam Locomotives then this tour is definitely for you since I am a fan of both. I had a wonderful time. This tour is absolutely worth it. I got to see all of this and a few little extras along the way. And if your Driver Guide is a bloke name "Duffy" then prepare for an extra great time. Highly recommend both the Tour and the Guide
Written 12 October 2021
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Hello, thank you so much for leaving such a kind review. I'm happy to hear you had a good time on your day with Duffy, and that you enjoyed the Jacobite Steam train! Thank you for recommending us. Best wishes, Victoria
Written 14 October 2021
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rekgbsc
London, UK25 contributions
Hogwarts Tour of the Highlands
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Our tour guide and driver, Stevie, was brilliant!! He gave us history and facts about the area as we were driving through the Highlands! The comfort breaks were timed brilliantly and the scenery was magnificent. Definitely advise to have or bring breakfast and maybe some snacks! The roads are quite windy so the sensitive tummy may feel a bit funny. Fans of Harry Potter will enjoy!
Written 5 October 2021
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Surely everyone is a fan of Harry Potter!
Written 13 October 2021
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Nethco
Kent, UK7 contributions
BRILLIANT DAY OUT!
Sep. 2021 • Couples
We had a fantastic trip. Our tour guide Andy was brilliant. Very informative and he has a great sense of humour. The whole day was one of the highlights of our three train tour round Scotland. It rained on our train trip back to Fort William but this did not spoil the day. We highly recommend!
Written 1 October 2021
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Hello, thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your day out with your guide Andy. Our guides love giving fun information on Scotland and its history. Thank you for recommending us and I do hope you will join us on tour again. Best wishes, Charlie
Written 3 October 2021
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sandy kaur
1 contribution
Fun Day
Sep. 2021 • Family
The driver Callum was very good,informative and jolly.
We really enjoyed the Jacobite train ride also. We loved our trip.
Written 26 September 2021
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Hi Sandy, thanks so much for your review of your tour with Calum. Our guides are so informative and I am happy you enjoyed the steam train in particular. Best wishes, Charlie
Written 3 October 2021
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Stephen M
8 contributions
We would defiantly recommend this tour for harry potter fans
Sep. 2021
The Hogwarts tour, a really well organised trip fantastic scenery. Scott our guide was brilliant he told us a lot of interesting stories about Scottish history & Myth including the Kelpie very scary!! Scott really knew a lot about Scottish history and about the places we visited, also he recommended a lot of places to visit.

He has a great singing voice and kept the overall atmosphere just amazing. The bus is comfortable, many stops to eat and use the toilets.
We would defiantly recommend this tour for harry potter fans we all had a fantastic day.
Written 24 September 2021
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Hi Stephen, thank you for your excellent review! I am glad to hear that you had a great time on your Hogwarts Express and Scenic Highlands tour with Scot. We always love to hear feedback of our tours and it sounds like you had a magical time! Thank you for recommending this tour and we will pass on your compliments to Scot. Kind regards, Victoria
Written 30 September 2021
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Kurt Z
Plattsburgh6 contributions
Best tour we’ve ever been on
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Scott was a fantastic tour guide! Awesome sense of humor, super knowledgeable, great historical stories. Exceeded expectations. Highly recommended
Written 22 September 2021
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Hello, we are delighted to hear that we were able to go above and beyond to reveal the exceptional history of Scotland. Regards, Rita
Written 24 September 2021
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Mark O
Bristol, UK9 contributions
Fabulous day with a wonderful tour guide in Charlie.
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Fabulous day with great views and scenery, lovely seafood lunch at Mallaig ( not included.)

Could not fault the whole day. Charlie our guide was second to none, great local knowledge and stories capped of by his wonderful playlist of local Scottish music.

Would throughly recommend.
Written 20 September 2021
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Hi Mark, thank you for your lovely review and recommendation. Pleased to hear you had such a great day with Charlie. We're so happy to be able to share the beauty of Scotland's scenery with you and leave you with plenty of local knowledge and Scottish stories. Please join us again. Best wishes, Charlie
Written 21 September 2021
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Aimee Lou
5 contributions
Fantastic tour - highly recommend
Sep. 2021
I must rate this tour highly because our tour guide, Andy, was fantastic: funny, knowledgeable, energetic and helpful. The views were incredible too, crossing the viaduct. Unfortunately i couldn't enjoy the day to its fullest because it rained heavily for most of the day, so by the near end i was ready to call it a day, and couldn't enjoy walking around the main town in Mallaig as much as I would have it the weather was better (but that's just me - I don't deal well with rain, but it IS Scotland :-)) It is a brilliant trip though and i would highly recommend. Andy was super helpful pointing out good restaurants in Mallaig, then good places to go for drinks and dinner in Inverness later. He was also great recommending other places to visit in Scotland and ways to visit them. Thanks so much Andy!
Written 19 September 2021
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Hello Aimee, thank you for leaving a review. I'm so pleased that you got so much out of the tour even with the rainy weather! Our guides are fab and do their best to help our passengers have a great experience of Scotland, both on and off tour - Scotland is their passion! We hope that you will join us again on tour, perhaps next summer? Best wishes, Charlie
Written 21 September 2021
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Caroline C
Tempe, AZ4 contributions
Amazing experience!
This was an amazing tour! 10/10 recommend. Our guide, Andy, was extremely knowledgeable and a great driver. The bus was clean, and there was air conditioning we could adjust for our seats. I was under the impression we would be stopping in Fort William for a full stop but it turned out to only be to get on the train, which is my fault for not looking into further. Just know you don’t do any sightseeing in Fort William. Loved the trip!
Written 18 September 2021
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Hi Caroline, thanks for leaving an amazing review. Andy is a fab driver guide. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the coach and found it clean and comfortable. We hope you join us again on tour in future. Best wishes, Charlie
Written 21 September 2021
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AngelnDisguise2277
AngelnDisguise2277
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By far my favorite tour of Scotland...and not just for the whisky
This was the most breathtaking tour I've ever been on, and my daughter and I did the day tour with Highland Explore
noreenm595
noreenm595
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Best Highlands Tour!
This was a 5 star experience! Our guide was very knowledgeable and took us to all the must see places in the Highla
305royt
305royt
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Thank goodness Scotland lifted restrictions on fully vaccinated Yanks…
I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to the Isle of Skye. Ray, our guide and driver was engaging, informative, an
qubex
qubex
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A late but fully deserved five-star review
I joined this tour on 9th August 2020. It’s taken me exactly year to guilt myself into leaving a review. Duffy is
Mariela1394
Mariela1394
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Fun, relaxing day trip - plenty to see and a wonderful guide!
This trip is a fantastic way to explore and see a lot of sights in one day. The cruise on Loch Ness was very relaxi
mattcM6300IP
mattcM6300IP
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5 stars
Had a great day with Highland explorer. Duffy is really informative and funny. Made the day. Recommend highly
27lukaso
27lukaso
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Great tour!
Great tour with the must see things around Inverness with Fraser, a knowledgable and funny tour guide.
pansard96
pansard96
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Excellent day trip! Great guide!
We went on the day trip on 13/05/2021. It was an excellent day trip. We couldn't visit the distillery but they made
458jeanmaries
458jeanmaries
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Great day
We were there on Sept 19th . Great day. Because of Covid, we couldn't do the Whisky visit but Our Fantastic guide,
Michał B
Michał B
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Had a great time around Inverness!
We went on a tour with Connor and that was a great day :) He took us everywhere as planned and even helped to adapt
Nina G
Nina G
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Great Tour!
It's a long tour, about 12 hours, but the tour guide (Connor) was great about letting us know how long it would tak
648jiel
648jiel
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One day trip in Inverness
Duffy is really the best guide I’ve ever met!!! He is very friendly and knowledgeable and loves sharing! He took us
ammunair2292
ammunair2292
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Incredible views and an amazing guide!
I made a last minute booking on this tour, and was worried if we'd be able to see much of Skye in a day. We ended u
Geeta L
Geeta L
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Trip to Skye
Stunning visit. Connor was a wonderful driver, entertaining but careful on the road, knowledgable and full of tales
Devnigam
Devnigam
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Connor
Absolute top lad Quality banter Good tunes Quality sights Nice company I'd rate 10/10 love you Connor <3
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