Guided tour

From Edinburgh: A Magical Highlands Adventure Day Trip

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Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

From Edinburgh: A Magical Highlands Adventure Day Trip

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland
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See the best of the Scottish Highlands on this guided day trip. Visit Harry Potter film locations, see the iconic steam train cross over the viaduct, visit the fishing village of Mallaig, and more.

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  • Rannoch Moor & Glen Coe - Enjoy the views of the awe-inspiring wilderness and spot famous film locations
  • Enjoy time in the port of Mallaig
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct - Featuring in many of the Harry Potter films, a photo opportunity not to be missed
  • Pitlochry - Stretch your legs before heading back to Edinburgh at this beautiful Victorian resort town
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Your tour will depart at 6am from The Elephant House, 21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Edinburgh, from where you will travel North West to Fort William, along the way your driver guide will show you some of the key filming locations used in all eight of the movies. Driving over Rannoch Moor, one of the largest areas of wilderness in Scotland you will see the rugged wilderness where the Death Eaters boarded the train in the Deathly Hallows Part One film. We will then take you through the haunting pass of Glencoe which was used as the backdrop for several scenes from the third film onwards. This famous and dramatic volcanic glen featured in several background shots from Prisoner of Azkaban, including the scene where Hermione punches Malfoy. After Glencoe we will continue north to Fort William, where you can see the steam train before it departs and we will have time for refreshments in the town. On arrival to the fishing village of Mallaig with its ferry route to the Isle of Skye (which you will get views of on a clear day) you will have a rest from location spotting to enjoy some free time in the village with many choices for lunch. From Mallaig we will have a stop at the Glenfinnan visitor centre for an excellent chance to photograph the steam train returning across the viaduct. Our last stop of the day will be in the Victorian town of Pitlochry before we return to Edinburgh around 8pm
  • Coach travel only
  • Guided tour with a fully trained and experienced driver/guide
  • Breakast bars/ snacks will be available on board (we regret that we cannot cater to individual dietary requirements)
  • Exclusions
  • Train Journey
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop off service - We will drop you off at The Elephant House, where JK Rowling wrote the Potter books over coffee and cake in this relaxed writer/reader-friendly cafe
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Tour departs 6am, please arrive 5 minutes before departure

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  • This tour does not include a journey on the steam train.
  • Please come prepared. Dress comfortable and for all weathers. There are toilet facilities on board the coach and breakfast snacks will be provide but we regret we cannot cater to individual dietary requirements Please ensure you carry water and snacks.
  • Your tour will depart at 6am from The Elephant House, 21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN,
  • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to travel.
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4.8 /5

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Guys, this was simply one of the best days of my life! I loved every part of it and just wished the day wouldn't end! The guide was so nice all the time! The weather was marvelous! I totally recommend this tour. I think everyone, Harry Potter fan or not, should experience this!

June 8, 2022

Product ID: 418700