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Jacobite Steam Train
Glenfinnan © ISTockPhoto

The Jacobite Highlander

From £210 per adult

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April — October

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Enjoy a wonderful scenic tour through the Scottish Highlands and a memorable trip on the Jacobite Steam Train along the fabulous West Highland Railway Line.

Day One

Edinburgh – Culloden Moor - Loch Ness

We travel from Edinburgh across the Forth Road Bridge and the Kingdom of Fife to the ‘Fair City of Perth'. We make our first stop of the day in the heart of Highland Perthshire to visit The Hermitage for a pretty woodland walk to view a romantic waterfall.

There are wonderful mountain vistas to enjoy as our coach makes the climb through the Pass of Drumochter. The stunning Cairngorms range of peaks includes Ben Macdui, Britain's second highest mountain. This area is part of Britain's largest National Park and home to a wide range of rare wildlife.

Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite army were finally defeated at Culloden Moor in 1746, the last battle ever fought on British soil. We see the battle site before making our way through Inverness to reach the banks of mysterious Loch Ness. Our drive takes in the full length of the loch, so keep a careful watch, just in case!

Overnight: Fort Augustus

Day Two

Loch Ness - Jacobite Steam Train - Edinburgh

After breakfast we tour through the Great Glen. Impressive Ben Nevis, Britain's tallest mountain, guides us towards Fort William which sits on the banks of Loch Linnhe.

The whistle blows and it's all aboard for an unforgettable journey on the famous Jacobite Steam Train. Mountains, lochs and wild moorland pass by your window all the way to Mallaig as we travel on our steam-hauled train. Cameras at the ready for a souvenir photo as we cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct, just like the Hogwarts Express!

As Mallaig is a popular fishing port, it's just the place for an extra-fresh seafood lunch before returning to Fort William.

A drive along the banks of Loch Leven brings us into the eerie beauty of Glen Coe, the Glen of Weeping. It was here that Campbell soldiers cold-bloodedly slaughtered members of the MacDonald clan, who had been their hosts. Although this happened in 1692, it remains controversial to this day.

The wild beauty of Rannoch Moor provides a ruggedly different vista before we descend the Black Mount with its spectacular views over Loch Tulla.

We soon return to the Lowlands and make our way towards Stirling, with its grand castle standing guard over the city. We then join the motorway for the short journey back to Edinburgh.

Contact details

Scottish Tours
272 Bath Street
Glasgow
City of Glasgow
United Kingdom
G2 4JR
Starting
Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
2
Days
Transport
Small coach
Type
Large Group (31+)
Languages
English
Themes
Landscapes Wildlife

Tour prices

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  • £210 Per Adult
  • £210 Per child
  • £210 Concession
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The best choice for quality and value tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London for over 100 years. If you are planning to visit Scotland then you will find our range of one-day tours, short breaks and luxury escorted tours the very best way to discover the real Scotland - a land of fairytale castles, picturesque lochs and spectacular scenery. Our wide range of Scotland tours depart from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London. With a choice of over 140 different itineraries from 1 to 15 days in length we’ve got the perfect tour, just for you.

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