See the Highland sights and historic locations linked to the Jacobite movement of 17th century Scotland. The 2-Day Jacobite Heritage Experience Tour combines spectacular Highland scenery and tales of historic battles fought by supporters of King James II (the Jacobites). Visit Dunkeld, Fort William, Loch Ness and take a ride on the famous Jacobite Steam train, as featured in the popular Harry Potter films. Max 32 pax on mini coach.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
, United Kingdom
out of 5
While I kind of thought the engine of the Jacobite train would be the Hogwarts Express it wasn't it was still a steam engine, which I thought added to the experience--especially going through a few tunnels. The views from the train were simply spectacular, and we had an amazing driver who was able to show us some somewhat hidden gems along the roads to our destinations. The bed and breakfast I stayed at was also amazing and my hosts were wonderful. And of course we spent just the right amount of time at Lake Ness to enjoy the afternoon. Would highly recommend all parts of this Jacobite Experience.
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Day 1: Edinburgh – Fort Augustus Departing from central Edinburgh by minivan, your small-group tour commences with a photo opportunity at the world's first major steel bridge (the Forth Railway Bridge) before continuing on to the quaint village of Dunkeld in Perthshire. Take a woodland walk around the village where Jacobite battles raged in bygone times.
En route north, you will pass the breathtaking Drumochter Pass, skirting the dramatic peaks of Cairngorm National Park. Stop At Culloden Moor, scene of the last Jacobite battle before heading straight to the shores of Loch Ness for a photo opportunity, to try and catch sight of the fabled Loch Ness monster. Your first day ends in Fort Augustus, roughly an hour away from Loch Ness. Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Fort Augustus
Day 2: Fort Augustus – Mallaig – Edinburgh (B)After breakfast, start the morning on board the famous Jacobite steam train, featured in the Harry Potter films as the Hogwarts Express. Regarded as one of the world's greatest train journeys, its route passes a list of impressive extremes. Starting in the shadow of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, the train journey passes the deepest lochs, shortest river and most westerly train station in Britain. You'll cross the viaduct featured in the Harry Potter films and the Glenfinnan Monument where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite rising.
Depart the train at Mallaig, a pretty fishing village on Scotland's west coast and take time to sample Scottish seafood for lunch (own expense). Your return journey includes a stop at Glencoe, a narrow glen framed by wild mountains and steeped in Jacobite history. Marvel at the remaining beauty of the highlands as you pass Rannoch Moor and Stirlingshire on your way back to Edinburgh.
inclusions and exclusions
Transport by air-conditioned midi-coach
Overnight accommodation with breakfast
Jacobite steam train ride
Food and drinks
Pickup and drop off from Accommodation
Returns to original departure point at approximately 8:00pm
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour by minibus
Step back in time on a history tour
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Adult pricing applies to all travellers
Maximum of 2 passengers per room. If you are traveling with more passengers, you must make separate bookings
Children must share a room with 1 or more adults
1 suitcase (15kg) per person
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.