This 2 day tour is a must for Harry Potter fans, the Jacobite Steam train journey from Fort William to Mallaig is one of the best in the world. On this tour you will visit Fort William, Glencoe, Mallaig, Loch Lomond.
JACOBITE STEAM TRAIN 2 DAY HIGHLAND TOUR!
Price is £790.00 for 2 day tour for 1 - 8 passengers, accommodation, entrance fees, train tickets and meals are not included.
Day 1: 9am Collection from your accommodation in Glasgow or Edinburgh by your Scottish guide, firstly your tour will travel through the picturesque Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, where at the Scottish Lowlands meet the Scottish Highlands. You will be awestruck by the breath taking natural beauty and views this area has in abundance. Your tour will stop off at the Falls of Falloch, a 30 feet waterfall on the River Falloch which passes through Glen Falloch on its way to Loch Lomond. The waterfall is a must see attraction nestling in the peaceful Glen Falloch.
After leaving the Falls of Falloch we will travel on to the village of Tyndrum for a coffee and rest break. The tour will continue on to the atmospheric and tragic mountain range of Glencoe, stopping off at The 3 Sisters for a photo opportunity and 20 minute walk to the bridge (optional), afterwards your guide with regale the group with the terrible events in 1692, where a large number of the MacDonald Clan were massacred in cold blood by order of the English King William of Orange.
Next stop is a 30 minute drive through the town of Fort William, originally named Inverlochy before the reign of King William II, to visit the ruined Inverlochy Castle which formerly guarded the South entrance to The Great Glen. Last stop of the day is Spean Bridge Commando Monument, built in memory of the commandos who were trained in the Highlands during the World War II. You will enjoy the fabulous views of Ben Nevis Mountain range, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Overnight stay in Fort William or surrounding area.
Day 2: 9am Collection from accommodation and short journey to Fort William train station to board the Jacobite Steam train at 10.15am. Prior to boarding the train you will have an opportunity to take some photos. During this 2 and a half hour amazing journey, one of the top railway journey’s in the world, you will see:
Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous in the Harry Potter Movies – your guide will travel on to the Glenfinnan Viaduct and film your train travelling over the iconic viaduct
Loch Shiel and the monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite Uprising in 1745
Arisaig where on a clear day you can see the ‘Small Isles’ of Rum, Eigg. Muck, Canna and the southern tip of the Isle of Skye
Morar and the silvery sands of Loch Morar beaches where the movies ‘Local Hero’ and ‘Highlander’ were filmed.
Arriving at Mallaig you will be met by your guide and will lunch in one of the seafood restaurants where you can choose from the many choices including locally caught fish and chips. Afterwards you can stretch your legs and join your guide for a walk round this charming fishing village for a guided tour. Leaving Mallaig your tour will continue on for a 10 minute drive for a quick stop off at the beautiful sands of Morar, afterwards you will visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct overlooking Loch Shiel for a closer look at this 21 span viaduct completed in 1901. Your tour will travel onwards back to your accommodation in Glasgow.
*Tickets for the Jacobite Steam train are in high demand therefore we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.
Babies and children welcome - car seats are provided free of charge
Bottled water, light snacks and sip of whisky included in quoted price.
Ample luggage space.
We are a family run tour company based in the west of Scotland, providing private small group tours. Myself and my wife Tracy are specialists in itinerary planning for families and friends wishing to see the best of Scotland, transport, accommodation, and the best restaurants will all be provided. We also can plan day tours from Glasgow and Edinburgh visiting the Highlands and Stirling castle, cruise ship excursions from Greenock. Invergordon, South Queensferry, are available. For Outlander fans tours including Lallybroch and Castle Leoch can be arranged with knowledgeable Outlander Guides.
Departs: Greenock, Glasgow
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