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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
From USD $254.76

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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.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Step back in time on a history tour
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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Departure Time:
2 days (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 8:00pm

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B&B Accommodation
Code: BB

2-Day Jacobite Heritage Experience including overnight B&B accommodation

USD $254.76
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Hotel Accommodation

2-Day Jacobite Heritage Experience including overnight hotel accommodation

USD $310.68
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2-Day Jacobite Experience including the Hogwarts Express

2-Day Jacobite Experience including the Hogwarts Express

  • Transport by air-conditioned midi-coach
  • Professional guide
  • Overnight accommodation with breakfast
  • Jacobite steam train ride
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Pickup and drop off from Accommodation
    Additional Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
    • Maximum of 3 passengers per room. If you are traveling with a party of 4 travellers or more, you must make 2 separate bookings
    • Children must share a room with 1 or more adults
    • 1 suitcase (15kg) per person
    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 Ranoch Moor and Stirlingshire on your way back to Edinburgh.
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    Cancellation Policy

    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.

    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Chelsea H, Canada, October 2016

    Really excellent tour! I would have loved a bit more historical commentary, but otherwise, the trip was fabulous. Chris was very accommodating and knowledgeable. He runs a tight ship, but does it with a smile - we made it to all our destinations on time and even had time to stop off at a few great photo opportunities to stretch our legs now and then. I don't think we were ever confined to the coach for more than an hour. We saw beautiful locations, admission to all the attractions went without any hiccups. All we had to do was sit back and enjoy the experience. Would definitely do a tour with Highland Experience again!

    Reviewed by: Jacquelyn S, October 2016

    Great tour! You get a good amount of history and pop culture knowledge about Scotland. Doing the train was a great highlight. Loch Ness is beautiful as well.