From Edinburgh: Hogwarts Express and Scottish Highlands Tour

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From Edinburgh: Hogwarts Express and Scottish Highlands Tour

From $132.08 per person

Escape the city for the day and head to the Scottish Highlands. Follow in the footsteps of the world’s most famous wizard, Harry Potter and jump on board the Hogwarts Express on an unforgettable journey on the Jacobite Steam Train.

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Duration 13 hours
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  • Ride the world-famous Jacobite Steam Train
  • Explore beautiful Glencoe
  • Marvel at the Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Get insider knowledge from your local Scottish guide
Full description
Learn about Scotland’s connections to Harry Potter on a tour of the Highlands. Depart the city and journey north, passing the magnificent Forth Bridge, the Kingdom of Fife, and Perth. Admire the Glenfinnan Viaduct on a stunning drive up the West Coast. Next you’ll travel across its iconic arches from Mallaig on the Jacobite Steam Train, also known as the Hogwarts Express. After experiencing one of the world’s most beautiful railway lines, head to Glencoe. See the dramatic landscapes used as the backdrop for some much-loved scenes in the Harry Potter films. Continue through the vast wilderness of Rannoch Moor, listening to tales from Scotland’s past. Jump back on the coach to return to Edinburgh, arriving back at the city in the late evening.
  • 1-way Jacobite Steam Train ticket
  • Wi-Fi onboard the coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Know before you go

    • Please note, this is first and foremost a coach tour, with a steam train element
    • Please note, this tour is an unlicensed and unauthorised tour of sites related to the Harry Potter franchise. This tour does not have any association with, connection to, sponsorship by, or endorsement of, the Harry Potter franchise nor the author J.K. Rowling
    Customer reviews

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    4.8 /5

    based on 25 reviews

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    Our guide Scot was fantastic. He was funny, very knowledgeable about Scottish history and made the long bus ride a fun experience. He even sang two Scottish songs and had us join along. He was the star of the day. The bus was very comfortable and clean. The steam train was a little underwhelming but still a nice experience. Overall, it was a wonderful day. Thanks Scot for being wonderful

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    July 20, 2021

    I dreaded a long coach ride to get to the train but needn’t have. It was great. Our guide Charlie was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The scenery was beautiful and plenty of stops on the way. The train journey was everything my daughter had wished for. Very organised and social distancing was fine. Well worth the long day out.

    June 3, 2021

    Overall a good tour. Cullum our guide/ driver knew a lot of history and shared a lot of stories throughout the drive. We stopped at some great places that had some awesome views. I think that was the best part of the tour. The train was good. I wish it was Harry Potter themed but that's nothing the tour group had any control over. Nice relaxing ride. Never felt rush and would recommend.

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    June 3, 2021

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