Day trip

Edinburgh: Glenfinnan, Mallaig & Glencoe Adventure

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

Edinburgh: Glenfinnan, Mallaig & Glencoe Adventure

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From US$ 69.22 per person

Take photos of Harry Potter's iconic Hogwarts Express train crossing the bridge, visit the port of Mallaig, take a trip on the Road to the Isles, and explore dramatic Glencoe on this full day tour.

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Duration 13 hours
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9.5 hours
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1.5 hours
  • Callander (break)

  • Glencoe (photo stop)

  • Fort William (break, coffee)

  • Mallaig (lunch, free time)

  • Glenfinnan Viaduct (sightseeing)

  • Pitlochry (break)

  • 2 hours
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • See the Harry Potter Train cross the bridge at Glenfinnan
  • Soak up the atmosphere in historic Glencoe
  • Spend some time at the picturesque seaside village of Mallaig
Full description

Depart Edinburgh and travel northwest, stopping for a coffee and refreshments at a small highland village. Traveling onwards, reach Glencoe, known to many as the location for the Massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692. Take photos of this beautiful area whilst you learn about its turbulent past. After Glencoe, travel further north to Fort William. Stop for refreshments and perhaps a bite to eat before journeying down the Road to the Isles. Learn about the history of the area as you approach Mallaig, where you will spend time enjoying lunch and its sea views. From Mallaig, travel eastwards to the main attraction, Glenfinnan. Arrive right on time to see the Jacobite Steam Train (also known as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter Films) cross the bridge.

Not only will you enjoy this iconic view, but the site is also known as the setting for many Harry Potter scenes, including Loch Shiel. From Glenfinnan, travel southwards, stopping for refreshments at the small village of Pitlochry before returning to Edinburgh, where your tour ends.

  • All taxes
  • Your travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Commentary from an expert driver-guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Ride on the Jacobite Steam Train
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

You can find the Edinburgh departure and return point outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE. There is currently a shortage of taxis and private hire cabs in Edinburgh, which may make it harder to get to the departure point if you're thinking of using a taxi. Allow for more time to reach the departure point in the morning and look into public transport options as a backup.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • The Jacobite Steam Train may not run in adverse weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 445 reviews

Review summary

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The tour guide David was really nice and empathetic. Most of the time he spoke slowly and clearly so that everyone could understand him. However, I found 52 people really a lot. The air conditioning and heating on the bus sometimes didn't work and we had to skip a stop and go somewhere else so that the bus could be repaired. Really cold air conditioning came from above and extreme heat from below. The stay in Glenfinnan was definitely too short, but for me it was the highlight of the trip.

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September 30, 2022

It was a bit long journey 13hrs but to totally worth it. Really enjoyed the story telling of our guide of the various events in history related to the locations we passed through. The tour was very well organised and we completed the tour on time without missing any item on the itinerary

September 30, 2022

It was an amazing tour of the Highlands, Mallaig and seeing the Harry Potter Train made the tour more exciting. The bus left on time ( so be there before on time before anything else) . The tour guide named Santa Paul was awesome, he is funny at the same time he makes sure we were all entertained for the whole time. There were No dull moments. Actually I learned most of the History of Scotland because of him Our Driver Adam knows what he's craft, I felt safe —very professional.

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September 29, 2022

Product ID: 403362