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

Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Updated 20-06-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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!
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Inverness Bus Station
    Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
    You will find your guide and bus at Stance 6.
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  • 1
    Urquhart Castle
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Commando Monument
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Glenfinnan Viaduct
    Stop: 50 minutes
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  • 4
    Mallaig
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 5
    Jacobite Steam Train Photopoint
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 6
    Fort Augustus
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 7
    The Falls of Foyers
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 8
    Dores
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Inverness Bus Station
    Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
    You will find your guide and bus at Stance 6.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Expert local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Jacobite Steam Train Photopoint
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Restroom on board
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
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Additional Info
  • 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 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lee-Anne R wrote a review Oct. 19
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Amazing day tour and Duffy the driver was really nice and friendly and knew is history, made the trip worth while.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Lesley wrote a review Oct. 13
Godmanchester, United Kingdom3 contributions
Excellent trip from beginning to end. Duffy our driver and guide was very knowledgeable in all aspects and an extremely safe driver
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Sharon U wrote a review Oct. 11
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All of it, a full filled day from start to finish. Hogwarts Express was amazing really magical Guide was very knowledgeable and informative.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Nick Barker wrote a review Oct. 7
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Really great day, lots of interesting stops and Duffy was a very engaging tour guide. Would highly recommend.
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review, I am glad you had such a great trip with Duffy. We hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, Maggie
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Anin123 wrote a review Sep. 2020
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Brilliant guide, with great knowledge and stories of the areas we toured and further afield. We did originally think this was just the train as we didn't read all the info beforehand, but to our delight we got so much more out of it! Its a very well planned tour and you can sit
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at Hogwarts Express and the Scenic Highlands Day Tour from Inverness
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for the great review! I'm glad you had such a nice time with your guide and that it was an unexpected surprise to find out you'd be getting stories, songs and even more along the way! Hope to see you on tour with us again soon, Tom.
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

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AERM_Scotland
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Brilliant taster day for future adventures
Scot was a fantastic guide/driver/story teller (and Covid-19 compliant!). Our whole family really enjoyed the day.
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NickB2106
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Stirling Castle looks great!
Calum was an excellent driver and tour guide, helping us to get the best out of the Kelpies (amazing statues!), our
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NickB2106
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Wonderful guided tour of the Highlands
Richie was a brilliant tour guide, and kept us entertained for hours as he drove us through the Trossachs to Glenco
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Emlhp0
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Just brilliant - highly recommend!
This was absolutely amazing. We've done a lot of tours but Rich was one of the best guides we've ever had. He made
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Klauszkababa
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Worth it
I really enjoyed this trip. Our guide, Rich was very funny and told us a lots of funny and interesting story during
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Laramae030788
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An awesome day to Sterling!
First, the bus arrived precisely on time. We managed to do everything according to our Itinerary. We definitely ha
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Luke G
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Amazing 5 day experience guided by Greg!
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day tour with Greg, 28th sep onwards! On day 6 I was definitely a little saddened to no
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carolineeA8946NA
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A Rich experience in all ways
An excellent day trip with stunning scenery and lots of useful information from our guide Rich. It's a long day, ho
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ryanlouiem
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Rich experience
Just like our "mobile Scottish historian" Rich, the entire 12-hour trip was very rich with information and entertai
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IsabelleP2202
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RICH
The tour was well organized and our tour guide, Rich, was just excellent - he provided informative and entertaining
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Tathagata D
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Great tour!
Just back from a 3 day Isle of Skye tour, and absolutely loved it...more cause of our brilliant guide Rich...he was
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sarahharrison123
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Absolutely fantastic!
Our driver Scot was absolutely fantastic, be warned that 12 hours is a loooong time on a bus, but Scot was very ent
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suel177
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Outlander Day Out
Had an enjoyable day out visiting sites where Outlander was filmed. Unfortunately we are still with Covid about we
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A2884FYkatief
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Great way to see Scotland
Great tour to see the Scottish highlands; our tour guide Rich was personable, funny and knowledgeable. I would defi
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miketX5418IW
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Great Scot! What a wonderful trip
A wonderful day trip provided by Scot with a great array of stops, information, cultural insights and musical inter
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  • Duration: 12h
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