Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glencoe & Loch Shiel

1 Day Tour from Glasgow

Overview

A stunning day tour from Glasgow taking you to the Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glencoe & Loch Shiel. We’ll travel to Glencoe, Scotland’s most famous glen. Here you’ll gain an insight into how people lived here around the time of the Glencoe massacre.

At Glenfinnan you can climb up to the viewpoint where you’ll capture the Jacobite Steam train (Hogwarts Express) crossing over the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct as seen in Harry Potter. *

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Glenfinnan Viaduct, Mallaig & Glencoe

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Tour Duration
08:00 – 19:30

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Just 40 minutes from Glasgow and we reach our first stop of the day. Here we’ll enjoy morning refreshments on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond with some wonderful views looking over to Ben Lomond.

As we travel through Rannoch Moor towards Glencoe your driver-guide will point out Buachaille Etive Mor. This is where 007 and M drove to reach ‘Skyfall’. This area was also used in many scenes from the Harry Potter films and you’ll have time here to explore the stunning scenery of Scotland’s most famous glen.

One of Scotland’s darkest periods in Scottish history, the Glencoe massacre, took place here in 1692. 38 men, women and children of the clan MacDonald were murdered by government forces as they slept. You can learn more on this tragic story at the Glencoe visitor centre.

At the Glencoe Turf House, you ‘ll be able to see what life must have been like for the 500-600 strong community that lived here in 17th century Glencoe.

For many the highlight of the journey is Glenfinnan, and our arrival here will give you plenty time to get to the best viewpoints to see the Jacobite Steam Train cross the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct as seen in the Harry Potter movies.

On one side you have views of the Glenfinnan Viaduct curving through the glen in a scene immortalised as the route to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts. On the other side you have stunning views of the Glenfinnan Monument standing at the head of Loch Shiel

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Glenfinnan isn’t only famous for its Harry Potter connection. Bonnie Prince Charlie first raised the Jacobite Standard in his fabled but ultimately doomed attempt to re-take the thrones of Scotland, England & Ireland. Learn more at the excellent exhibition in the visitor centre and be sure to visit the monument on the shores of Loch Shiel that marks the spot.

Loch Shiel (the ’Black Lake’) was also used in many Harry Potter films such as The Prisoner of Azkaban and The Half-Blood Prince. It was also used in a scene from the Triwizard Tournament in The Goblet of Fire.

Take a walk down to the shores of Loch Shiel (Hogwarts Lake aka the Black Lake), we are sure you’ll be safe from any lurking Grindylows.

Our last stop of the evening will be within the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, where you can enjoy an early evening refreshment before our return to Glasgow.

Please Note:
*The Jacobite steam train doesn’t operate during the winter. You will still be able see the Glenfinnan Viaduct & visit Glenfinnan Monument during this time.

* The Jacobite Steam Train will commence operating  from 28th March to 25th October 2024.

1 Day Glenfinnan Viaduct Tour from Glasgow

Departure & Return

Departs/Returns: Bus Stances 23-32, Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Tour Check-in 07:45 | Tour Departs 08:00 | Tour Ends 19:30


Late Arrivals

In the event you are late for any reason in arriving at your departure point and as result miss your tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.


Children

We regret that we do not carry children under the age of 5 on our scheduled tours.


What’s Included

 Transport in a 16-seat mini coach

Coach Air Filtration System as standard

 Air Conditioning as standard

 Services of an English-speaking driver-guide

  Glenfinnan Monument

  Meals & Refreshments


What to Bring

In Scotland we can get 4 seasons in 1 day, so we suggest bringing suitable clothing for all conditions, including a waterproof jacket and layers of clothing.

Shoes that are suitable for short walks on uneven paths and rough terrain. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and your camera to capture fantastic memories you’ll make on tour with us!

Most attractions & eating establishments we visit accept card payments, however we recommend bringing some cash with you.


Luggage

This is limited to one piece of luggage (like an airline cabin bag) with a maximum weight of 15kg per person. For guidance, measurements should be no more than 65cm x 45cm x 30cm / 25in x 18in x 12in. You are allowed one small carry-on bag for onboard personal items.


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel this tour 48 hours or more prior to departure – you will be refunded 90% of the tour price.

Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to departure – no refund will be due.

Cancellations must be made in writing. For further information please refer to our terms and conditions.


Tour Highlights

Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Rannoch Moor, Fort William, Loch Shiel (the Black Lake), see the Jacobite Steam Train cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan Monument and the Drovers Inn.

FAQs

The Jacobite Steam Train is scheduled to operate from March 28th 2024 – 25th October 2024. We aim to reach Glenfinnan in time to see the train crossing (subject to the train operating per their timetable). There is a great viewpoint to get photos of the train as it travels across the viaduct.

The train does not operate from 26th October 2024 – March 2025. During this time our tour still visits the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct & Monument

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