Day trip

Edinburgh: Glenfinnan, Mallaig & Glencoe Adventure

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

Edinburgh: Glenfinnan, Mallaig & Glencoe Adventure

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From US$ 66.26 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 426 reviews

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It was a full packed day of travel and long coach rides but it was all well worth it. Our guide (forgot his name but he was great!) provided very detailed commentary about the Scottish highlands. Touching on it’s history/traditions, where movie scenes were shot while playing the soundtrack. Felt epic listening to Adele’s Skyfall while passing through the area and introduced us to Scottish folk/modern music as well. The Glens were breathtaking and Glenfinnan viaduct was picturesque especially when the Jacobite Steam train was passing by. Mallaig was quaint and serene where we had our lunch and Pitlockery would have been lovely if only we had more time but given it was the last stop and more coach buses were also present we were on a time crunch to look around since all the queues for the shops were long but other than that I would highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide also played us his personal music playlist as we were heading back to Edinburgh which we had fun vibing to!

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September 19, 2022

The sceneries are superb. Our guide was excellent, he is efficient in time and tell us all the tips of where to get the best view. Our bus always beat the crowd. Not enough time to stop at some nice scenery. Must go back with self drive and a night stay.

September 17, 2022

A good day out, especially Glencoe that I had wanted to revisit. It is the most haunting, inspiring and memorable part of the Highlands for me. The trip was well managed, and the guide was high on details (maybe too much)! It would have been good to know some details when the train comes around. There wer two parts you could see it from near Glenfinnan monument (another stunning spot). The one further straight on where you look up to the tunnel, or climb over to get a higher point view. We chose to climb but would have been good to know how steep the climb was - may not be possible for those with mobility issues. Mallaig was lovely too but there wasn't enough time to explore if you sit down to have lunch.

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September 14, 2022

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