Scottish Highlands - Steam Train One-day tour

Our partner: Highland Explorer Tours


This day tour departs from Edinburgh.

Escape the city for the day and head to the Scottish Highlands by coach. Follow in the footsteps of the world’s most famous wizard, Harry Potter. Scotland has played a huge part in the story of Harry Potter, from the scenic filming locations and inspiring architecture to the coffee shop where J.K. Rowling is said to have written the first novel.

Riding the Jacobite Steam Train is a bucket-list experience for any traveller, but even more so for Harry Potter fans who know that they are in fact boarding the 'Hogwarts Express.' Our passionate guides will immerse you in all the magic of Harry Potter, plus the real-life beauty and history of Scotland.

What´s Included

  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Local Scottish Guide

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Travel insurance
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card
  • Waterproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes

Additional information

  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • Adults / Students must be over 18 at the time of travel.
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card.
  • The minimum age for a Highland Explorer Tour passenger is 5 years old.
  • Those who are 17 year old pay the adult price, but need to be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over.
  • Please arrive to check-in 15 minutes before departure
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark.
  • In this new, fast-changing Covid-19 era, we are doing all we can to adapt to new requirements and expectations, given the disruption caused. Read more about the important new steps and procedures that we have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you peace of mind when you are travelling during these new times
    Your Responsibility
    All our guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organization and local Government guidelines.
    • Regular washing of hands and sanitising when required
    • Please bring your own:
    o Hand sanitiser
    o Face mask. These are to be worn at all times on the coach and in public areas.
    • Temperature checks will be taken at the start of each day on tour. If your temperature is above 37.5 degrees, you may not be able to travel.
    • Maintain social distancing. o You need to make the Guide aware if you develop any COVID like symptoms.
    • You need to make the Guide aware if you develop any Covid like symptoms.


Scottish Highlands & Jacobite Steam Train
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Scottish Highlands & Jacobite Steam Train

Learn all about Edinburgh’s connections to Harry Potter, as we depart the city and journey north towards the Highlands, past the magnificent Forth Bridge and through the Kingdom of Fife, and Perth.

Feast your eyes upon the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the stunning drive up the West Coast. The next time you see it will be when you’re travelling across its iconic arches on the Jacobite Steam Train from Mallaig!

After your experience on one of the world’s most beautiful railway lines, we’ll take you straight to Scotland’s most dramatic landscape, Glencoe, which was used as the backdrop for some much-loved scenes in Harry Potter.

We continue through the vast wilderness of Rannoch Moor, regaling tales from Scotland’s past, before arriving back into the city in the late evening.