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This 2-day heritage tour of the Scottish Highlands features historic locations linked to the Jacobite movement of 18th-century Scotland. Visit the village of Dunkeld, drive through Cairngorm National Park to Loch Ness, and stay overnight in Fort Augustus. You’ll ride to Mallaig aboard the Jacobite steam train, featured as the Hogwarts Express in the popular Harry Potter films. Along the way, hear tales of battles fought by the Jacobites — supporters of the exiled King James II. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people for a personalized experience.


  • Overnight trip combining stunning Highland scenery with tales of Jacobite history
  • Ride on the famous Jacobite Steam Train, better known as Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Cairngorm National Park
  • Small-group tour, with a maximum group size of 15, ensures a more personalized experience
  • Transport by luxury and midi coach
  • Choose from B&B or hotel accommodation for your overnight stay

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What You Can Expect

2-Day Jacobite Experience including the Hogwarts Express

2-Day Jacobite Experience including the Hogwarts Express

This small-group tour of the Scottish Highlands offers a historical spin on the region; your guide regales you with tales of the Jacobite army, which led several 18th-century rebellions in Scotland under the exiled court of King James II. Along with visits to Loch Ness, Dunkeld and Mallaig, you’ll enjoy a Jacobite steam train ride, aka the Hogwarts Express.

Travel in the personalized comfort of a minivan, and stay overnight at a hotel or B&B accommodation in Fort Augustus, including breakfast.


Customer Reviews

Chelsea H Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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!

Jacquelyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This trip was amazing! The scenery spectacular! Great group of people and our guide, John Paul made the whole trip. He was extremely informative and made the whole experience so much more enjoyable. A lovely, funny man.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Possibly one of my most favourite tour experiences in Scotland. Our guide, Martin, was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited. I loved the ride on the train, and I am a big HP fan so it was pretty awesome! I did a one hour boat tour in Mallaig which was amazing as well. Colloden also gave me the shivers but was worth it. Loved the night I spent in Fort Augustus, especially because I'd been in city lodgings the whole time. However, it was a bit scary walking back to the B and B that night because there were barely any lights in the little town and my B and B was not close to the town centre. But this just made it all the more fun. Loved Loch Ness!! Loved everything - a great experience which I highly recommend.

Wing Yan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Love the tour and love the whole highland experience which the scenery are gorgeous! Howard lead a good tour and bring us to a perfect view for viewing the Hogwarts Express!

Adolfo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was a nice tour. Michael, our driver was cool.
The stops in Dunkeld, Hermitage, Newmore and culloden were good. We also got a couple of stops in between like the highlands border and Loch Ness for photos until we reach the absolutely amazing Fort Augustus, located at the bottom of Loch Ness. Be aware that the bus does not stop in Inverness, it just goes through it. I think they should make some time, at least 30 minutes to include a photo stop there.
Oaklands Bed and Breakfast in Fort Augustus was amazing. The hosts were a lovely elder couple.
The second day was really good. We went to Fort William to take the Jacobite train. Although it only reached Glenfinnan because the rail was closed due to some mud collapse, it was a nice ride. The viaduct is beautiful. Then we had lunch in Glencoe, an amazing valley.
HE was kind to take us to Doune Castle as a way to replace the time gap in the Jacobite train. It's a cool castle. Then we got two photo stops in Stirling Castle and Falkir before heading back to Edinburgh.

Anita L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour! Definitely brings you to places that and #39;s hard to get to unless you drive yourself! Guide was extremely friendly and helpful. The hogwart express was awesome - a must for Harry Potter fans!

Emma E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour, would definitely recommend!

Auri P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide John Paul was excellent and provided entertaining commentary on the sights and history of Scotland. The scenery was utterly gorgeous and of course the steam train ride capped it all off in a grand way!

Jill S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

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