Glen Coe, Loch Ness & The Jacobite Steam Train

2 DAYS

Trip Info


Adult
from$555
Concession
from$525

Embark on a captivating two-day retreat through the heart of the Highlands, where mesmerising landscapes and tales of Scotland’s turbulent history await. Departing from Edinburgh, Highland gem Glen Coe and legendary Loch Ness set the stage for a perfect getaway filled with rugged scenery, historical sites, and charming villages. The cherry on top is an optional 2-hour ride aboard the magical Jacobite Steam Train, a breath-taking railway journey along Scotland's stunning west coast.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trossachs National Park 
  • Glen Coe
  • Road to the Isles
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct (as featured in Harry Potter)
  • Fort William
  • Loch Ness
  • Cairngorms National Park

INCLUSIONS

  • Passionate Local Guide
  • 1 night 3* hotel accommodation 

EXPLORE MORE

  • Jacobite Steam Train (reserve at the time of booking)
  • Loch Ness cruise (reserve at the time of booking)

Please note: Jacobite Steam Train tickets have limited availability and we only offer standard class seating, we are unable to offer first class seating or upgrades. 

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Itinerary


DAY 1: Edinburgh to Fort William

Our journey begins as we depart from Edinburgh, passing by the imposing Stirling Castle, steeped in centuries of history. We also catch sight of the famous Wallace Monument, a tall-standing tribute to a legendary Scottish hero. Our first stop takes us to the charming Highland village of Callander, with time to savour local snacks, fuelling up for the journey ahead.

Continuing through the rugged lands of the Rannoch Moor, we arrive at Glen Coe, a true Highland icon boastingheart-stopping beauty and history. Watch how stunning landscapes unfold before you as we drive along the 'Road to the Isles’; a road that brings together a series of truly iconic and breath-taking destinations. One of those places is the Glenfinnan Viaduct, known to Harry Potter fans as a magical railway route to Hogwarts. You'll soon find yourself traversing its striking arches aboard the Jacobite Steam Train from Mallaig!

Anticipation builds as we prepare to embark on the steam train —a two-hour train ride celebrated as the world's greatest railway journey along Scotland’s magnificent west coast. We disembark the Jacobite Steam Train in Fort William in the evening, where we settle in for the night.

DAY 2: Fort William to Edinburgh

En route to Loch Ness, we pause at the Commando Memorial, offering panoramic views of Britain's tallest mountain, Ben Nevis. Our journey then takes us through the captivating landscapes of the Great Glen before arriving at the shores of Loch Ness. Here, you have the option to embark on a boat cruise, seeking an encounter with the legendary Nessie. Our next destination is Inverness; the capital of the Highlands and a perfect spot to enjoy lunch and recharge for the last stretch of our journey. We visit the Culloden Battlefield, where

we learn about the pivotal Battle of Culloden during the Jacobite Uprising in 1746. Heading south, we traverse the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, stopping in Pitlochry with time for a visit at one of the local shops. As we approach Edinburgh in the evening, we're treated to the sight of the iconic Forth Bridges, a fitting farewell to our Highland getaway.

 

 

Tour Map

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Departure


Departure point

 

60 High Street (The Royal Mile)

Edinburgh

EH1 1TB

Scotland

 

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Departure Time

Check-in closes at 8.45am for tour departure at 9.00am. 

We are unable to hold the bus or refund for any late arrivals. Please refer to your e-ticket for full departure details.

Return Time


Tour returns at 6.30pm 

 

Accommodation


Accommodation is included and based in local 3* Highland Hotels.

3* HIGHLAND HOTEL

Highland Hotels are smaller than typical Hotels ensuring a cosy and hospitable welcome. Facilities are more limited when compared with most Hotels situated in large cities, however, you can be assured of a comfortable stay within proximity to the centre of town. They are usually family run and have their own individual style and character. They serve traditional Scottish breakfast and often offer a dinner option too.

ROOM TYPES

Twin Room - One room with two separate beds suitable for one adult in each bed.

Double Room - One room with one bed suitable for two adults.

 

ACCESSIBILITY & FACILITIES

For more information, see under our ‘Essential Info’.