• Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
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This 2-day heritage tour of the Scottish Highlands features historic locations linked to the Jacobite movement of 18th-century Scotland. Visit the village of Dunkeld, drive through Cairngorm National Park to Loch Ness, and stay overnight in Fort Augustus. You’ll ride to Mallaig aboard the Jacobite steam train, featured as the Hogwarts Express in the popular Harry Potter films. Along the way, hear tales of battles fought by the Jacobites — supporters of the exiled King James II.

Highlights

  • Overnight trip combining stunning Highland scenery with tales of Jacobite history
  • Ride on the famous Jacobite Steam Train, better known as Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Cairngorm National Park
  • Transport by luxury and midi coach
  • Choose from B&B or hotel accommodation for your overnight stay
  • Group size max 32 on mini coach

What You Can Expect

2-Day Jacobite Experience including the Hogwarts Express

2-Day Jacobite Experience including the Hogwarts Express

This small-group tour of the Scottish Highlands offers a historical spin on the region; your guide regales you with tales of the Jacobite army, which led several 18th-century rebellions in Scotland under the exiled court of King James II. Along with visits to Loch Ness, Dunkeld and Mallaig, you’ll enjoy a Jacobite steam train ride, aka the Hogwarts Express.

Travel in the personalized comfort of a minivan, and stay overnight at a hotel or B&B accommodation in Fort Augustus, including breakfast.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Sonia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

My daughter and I have just returned from this trip. It was fantastic! Steven B was our guide and he was fabulous to say the least. He kept us well entertained with wonderful stories and historical fact. Apart from visiting lots of interesting places, he also took us for wee walks and wee advantures!! It was great! Truly an experpience to remember! I highly recommend it. Thank you Steven.

CHUCK A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great time!

Jonathan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour made for 2 of the most exiting days on our trip through Scotland. Our guide, Brendan, was hilariously entertaining and full of knowledge, constantly providing fund facts and answering all questions the group had. He alone made the trip worthwhile and was very consciencous at spending time getting to know each person in the large group. Even though we saw it on a rainy day, the Jacobite Train was wonderful and worth the experience, meeting our expectations of the journey. Booking this as part of a tour made the logistics much easier as the train is difficult to get round trip tickets online. We were able to get excellent window seats and plenty of pictures on the train, which can be difficult if booking individually. Though the train was the highlight, the bus travels for two days through the highlands some of the prettiest places I have visited. It frequently stops some wonderful small towns for food as well. We stays at a B and B on Loch Ness that was right on the Loch and very nice place. We could not have asked for a nicer 2 day trip and highly recommend this trip for other travelers.

IAN S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent well worth it . Very instructive driver/guide - stunning scenery.Fun train ride.

Ronald M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was an excellent tour, we'll worth the money and the time. The bus was comfortable, the guide/driver was friendly and provided the commentary with a bit of humor, story telling, and with the local knowledge of having grown up in the area. The tour did a good job of covering the middle of the Highlands which contain most of what you would like to see. The small towns and villages, Loch Ness no monster included the Jacobite Steam Train and all the wonderful scenery fulfilled our expectations. The hotel we stayed in The Inch exceeded those expectations and the dinner we had there was as good as any you could get in Edinburgh or London. Overall, a tour we can highly recommend.

Daniel O United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Amazing Tour. Great, history lesson, visually spectacular,

Sean M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Tour was wonderful! Tons of history! You will span a large area of Scotland so there is a lot of traveling on the bus. The train was the absolute highlight of the trip! We did have one glitch with our accommodations. They use several B and B's in Fort Augustus for the over night. I was unaware of this. I had two bookings, one with myself and sister and another for my single son. I did have Viator cross reference the reservations and did not even think to ask upon check in for the tour that the tour operator did indeed show us cross referenced. Shortly before we arrived at all of the accommodations around 6PM it was discovered that my son was in a different B and B. There was no way to fix the error so we were split up and about a mile away from each other. If you are traveling with multiple reservations as you cannot book 3 people on one reservation, please be sure to ask upon check in that you are all staying together. If you are split, it will give them time to see if changes can be made. I wish my tour guide had taken the initiative to ask if anyone was willing to switch as there were several people staying at the same B and B as my son. But she didn't. She waited until everyone was dropped to then call her accommodations department. They of course stated there were no notes on the reservation. So please keep this in mind if you are traveling with a group of people. Otherwise, great experience!

Gladys M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Loved this tour. The whole experience except for the tour guide was great! So enjoyed taking the Hogwarts Express twice. Took lots of pictures. It was also great to get to Loch Ness. The Loch Ness Guest House, in Fort Augustus, was very nice and cozy, with a beautiful view of the Highlands. Would take that tour again any time!

Gladys M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Loved this tour. The whole experience except for the tour guide was great! So enjoyed taking the Hogwarts Express twice. Took lots of pictures. It was also great to get to Loch Ness. The Loch Ness Guest House, in Fort Augustus, was very nice and cozy, with a beautiful view of the Highlands. Would take that tour again any time!

Clara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

While I kind of thought the engine of the Jacobite train would be the Hogwarts Express it wasn't it was still a steam engine, which I thought added to the experience--especially going through a few tunnels. The views from the train were simply spectacular, and we had an amazing driver who was able to show us some somewhat hidden gems along the roads to our destinations. The bed and breakfast I stayed at was also amazing and my hosts were wonderful. And of course we spent just the right amount of time at Lake Ness to enjoy the afternoon. Would highly recommend all parts of this Jacobite Experience.

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