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From Edinburgh: 2-Day Highlands Tour with Hogwarts Express

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Spend 2 days in the Scottish Highlands and experience a ride on the Jacobite steam train, also known as the “Hogwarts Express,” as you learn about the history of the Jacobites.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a woodland walk in the Highlands at Dunkeld
  • Experience a ride on the famous Jacobite Steam Train
  • Visit the mysterious and beautiful Glen Coe

Description

This 2-day guided tour takes you from Edinburgh to the gateway of the Highlands at Fort William, and on a world-famous steam train ride that passes Loch Ness, Ben Nevis, and other natural wonders of Scotland. Stay overnight in Fort Augustus at a B&B. Itinerary Day 1 Travel past the Forth Railway Bridge, then take a woodland walk in the Highlands at Dunkeld. Continue through the breathtaking Drumochter Pass, skirt the stunning peaks of the Cairngorm National Park, and visit Culloden, the last stand of the Jacobites against government forces. The first day ends in Fort Augustus, a quaint highland town. Overnight at a B&B in Fort Augustus.   Day 2 Take a steam train journey back in time. The Jacobite steam train route has been rated as one of the world's great train journeys. Travel past Britain's highest mountain, deepest loch, shortest river, and westernmost train station. Cross the viaduct featured in the Harry Potter movies and pass the Glenfinnan Monument, where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite rising. Have lunch in the west coast town of Mallaig, where you can taste the best of Scottish seafood. Head back to Edinburgh via Glen Coe. Visit Glen Coe, where the MacDonalds were betrayed, and then experience the beauty of Rannoch Moor and Stirlingshire en route.

Includes

Transportation Train ticket English-speaking guide Bed and Breakfast accommodation

Important Information

  • Children under 3 years old are not allowed to join this tour
  • Please note the luggage restrictions. Maximum weight: 15kg, maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry-on

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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