Day trip

From Edinburgh: Magical Highlands Tour with Hogwarts Express

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland
Day trip

From Edinburgh: Magical Highlands Tour with Hogwarts Express

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

From US$ 201.75 per person

Immerse yourself in the wizarding world of Harry Potter on a day trip to the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh. Board the Hogwarts Express steam train in Fort William and more.

About this activity

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide


8.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 3 hours
  • Glencoe

  • Fort William

  • Hogwarts Express, Scottish Highlands

  • Lunch

  • Glenfinnan Viaduct

  • Pitlochry

  • 1.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Smell the fresh Scottish country air on your journey
  • Ride the iconic Hogwarts Express steam train
  • Travel over the multi-arch Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Visit multiple locations from the Harry Potter movies
  • See Loch Shiel, the lake from the "Chamber of Secrets"
Full description

Get first-hand experiences at some of the sets in the Harry Potter film series with your guide. Travel through Scotland on a bus to these locations, and conclude your tour with a visit to Glenfinnan Visitor Center.

Pass some of the key film locations from all 8 Harry Potter movies as you lose yourself in the wilderness of Rannoch Moor. Discover the volcanic glen from "The Prisoner of Azkaban" en route to Fort William, where you will board the Hogwarts Express steam train. Cross the Victorian-era Glenfinnan Viaduct and get views of Loch Shiel from the "Chamber of Secrets." See the site of the Triwizard Tournament from "The Goblet of Fire" and continue to the fishing village of Mallaig to get some time for lunch.  You will board the coach from Mallaig where we will have a stop at the Glenfinnan Visitor Center for an excellent chance to photograph the steam train returning across the viaduct before you return to Edinburgh.

  • Transportation to Fort William
  • Transportation by Jacobite steam train
  • Guide
  • Breakfast snacks
  • Return by coach to Edinburgh
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with food allergies
  • Children under 6 years

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Meeting point

Meet at The Elephant House, 21 George IV Bridge.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • There are toilet facilities on board the coach and a small packed breakfast will be provided (regrettably individual dietary requirements cannot be catered for). There are facilities on board the train and lunch options in Mallaig
  • Children under 5 years old are not permitted to travel due to the length of the tour
  • Please note this tour is not exclusively Harry Potter themed and will include a general history of Scotland
  • Train tickets are standard class only with no option to upgrade to first class
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 211 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Through the tour I got a great overview of the stunning nature of the Highlands but not only that because our guide Brendon constantly enriched the quite long ride in the coach by telling facts about the history of Scotland as well as Harry Potter. He was very fun to be around with his great sense of humor and it didn't get boring at all. The ride on the Jacobite train was also a beautiful experience though unfortunately it was a little bit crowded and we couldn't choose the seats for ourselves.

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March 26, 2023

What a great way to see so much of the Highlands in one day! Our guide was brilliant! The train journey was great. There was much more of the history of Scotland than Harry Potter, which was not a problem! The lovely stops on the way were also at treat!

March 26, 2023

We did the Harry Potter tour definitely a must if you haven't been to Scotland before you don't even have to be a huge Potter fan to have a great day out, so much to see along the way to the steam train I kinda don't want to go into too much detail because it could spoil it, the train journey is a return but I would recommend taking the coach back (few nice surprises and photo opportunities) the only thing you have to prepare yourself for is it is a very long day but there are a few stops to stretch your legs and beautiful scenery, our driver was fantastic so informative and always on hand to answer any questions.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 121671