Day trip

From Edinburgh: Magical Highlands Tour with Hogwarts Express

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

From Edinburgh: Magical Highlands Tour with Hogwarts Express

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland
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From US$ 184.09 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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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

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.  From Mallaig, you will again board the train to enjoy the return journey back to Fort William where your driver and guide will be waiting for you to take you back to Edinburgh.

  • Transportation to Fort William by bus
  • Transportation by Jacobite steam train
  • Tour manager
  • Packed breakfast
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with food allergies
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions
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

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 166 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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It was a fun and interesting tour. Our tour Guide, Brian, has been very considerate and made sure that we are safe all the time. He's also sharing a lot of experiences and knowledge throughout the tour. The tour itself took more than 13hrs and although it was a long journey he made sure that we will not get bored inside the bus by playing nice scottish songs. I would say that it is worth the price and would recommend it to my friends as well.

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October 17, 2020

What a wonderful trip, from start to end the beauty of the Highlands was amazing. Our tour guide Brendan was knowledgeable, funny and entertaining, a real joy to be around. The viaduct was magnificent, as were all the hidden locations of Harry Potter, James Bond etc. A must do tour, a long day though so take some snacks.

October 13, 2020

Truly a good trip, very worthwhile. Brendan was really knowledgeable and very personable with everyone on board. We were only a group of 9 on the coach so I felt that helped. The trip stopped in a lot of picture perfect locations and he was happy for us to dive out of the coach quickly for a picture as needed. The train journey was amazing, though the train itself was quite basic unfortunately. It was an early start (6am) and late finish (just before 8pm) but I think it was necessary to get everything in and allow for stops on the way.

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September 16, 2020

Product ID: 121671