Day trip

Inverness: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Mallaig, & Loch Ness Day Tour

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17 reviews

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

Inverness: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Mallaig, & Loch Ness Day Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
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From US$ 75.05 per person

Enjoy a one day tour to Glenfinnan Viaduct, in time to see the 'Hogwarts Express' Steam Train pass over the bridge. Spend lunch at the Highland harbour village of Mallaig and enjoy breath taking views across Loch Ness.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Immerse yourself in Highlands scenery with a 1-day excursion from Inverness
  • Take your iconic Harry Potter Hogwarts Express photo as the train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Go Nessie Hunting on the banks of Loch Ness
  • Visit Mallaig, a scenic harbour village and enjoy its sea views
Full description

See some superb Highland sights on this 1-day excursion from Inverness, and keep an eye out for the Loch Mess monster.

Begin your day out from Inverness, by hopping on board the coach and heading for Urquhart Castle. Spend time for refreshments and photos at the Castle, located on the banks of Loch Ness.

From Mallaig, travel to Fort Augustus for a refreshing break, and then to Commando Memorial for a photo stop before heading for the beautiful Glenfinnan Viaduct, well known for the Hogwarts Express Harry Potter Train. Enjoy an hour here to soak up the atmosphere, and get your camera ready for a photo of the train when it crosses the bridge.

Then, travel westwards on the picturesque Road to the Isles and arrive in the harbour village of Mallaig in time for lunch. Spend time exploring its harbour and beautiful sea views.

From Mallaig, travel to Fort Augustus for a refreshment break, and then on to the Falls of Foyers; an impressive waterfall. Your final stop of the day is Dores Beach; located at the north of Loch Ness. Pause here for time to explore its sandy beach and go Nessie hunting, before returning to Inverness.

  • Day trip
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Jacobite steam train
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Stance 6, Inverness Bus Station

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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
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Marita and Andrew were both great. They are very informative and made sure that we were able to go to all the locations despite the very challenging “sunshine liquid rainy” season. The transport itself is good with usb cables on the wall to charge our phones and recliner chairs. The air conditioning is off but it was okay as the temperature of the coach is adequate. We had multiple toilet and coffee stops which was really good for the tour. Truly a great tour to try when visiting the highlands! ☺️

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July 2, 2022

Andrew J was our guide and he was fantastic and knowledgeable.The van was super comfy with just 2 more families. The places were breathtaking and amazingly beautiful. We had a 4 yo kid and our parents 65+ yo. All of them enjoyed the trip and were super happy. Though foyers falls was not the suitable place for our parents as it requires quite a bit of trekking so they stayed in the van. Our kid went down with us and enjoyed the trek. Harry Potter train was an eye candy. Andrew made sure we stopped at enough places for the photos, refreshments and incredible views. He gave us enough time to enjoy at each spot! I think we did not go to the Dores beach and our 12 hrs trip ended by 6 pm. But we all enjoyed a lot and I would definitely recommend this comfortable trip with Andrew J. Thank you so much from all of us for the lovely time.

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May 3, 2022

Malcolm war ein toller Tourguide! Sein Englisch war sehr verständlich und er hatte unglaublich viel Wissen über die verschiedensten Themen: Flora, Fauna, Geschichte, Musik, Leben und Traditionen, Politik in Schottland. Wir haben sehr viel gesehen und viel über Schottland gelernt. Zudem haben wir an den schönsten Orten mitten auf der Strecke gehalten, um die schottische Landschaft anzuschauen. Ohne diese Bus-Tour hätten wir die Highlands so nie erlebt! Vielen Dank für diesen wunderbaren Tag und die vielen Informationen!

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June 29, 2022


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