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$102.52 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Glenfinnan and Glencoe 8 Seater Tour from Inverness

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Happy ToursMeet and Greet in front of the Columba Hotel for departure of all our toursMeet at 8:00am for leaving at 8:15amDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Glenfinnan ViaductCatch a glimpse of the Hogwarts Express steam train as it passes over the viaduct as seen in the Harry Potter movies.Well known as a film and television location Glenfinnan is where amid the stunning scenery the 1745 jacobite uprising beganDuration: 1 hourStop At: Fort William VisitScotland iCentreLunch stop in the town of Fort William with a great selection of cafes and shops, all in the shadow of the UK's highest mountain peak Ben NevisDuration: 1 hourStop At: Glencoe Visitor CentreSet in one of the most stunningly beautiful yet hauntingly emotive areas Glencoe is well known for the Massacre of the MacDonald Clan in 1692. Visit the monument to the Massacre, then venture into the heart of Glencoe and be immersed in the beauty an scerenity.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Commando MonumentUnveiled in 1952 this memorial is in remembrance of those who have served in the British Commandos Regiment, past and present.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Fort AugustusWander along the lock gates of the Caledonian Canal built by Thomas Telford in the 19th century. Marvel at the vastness of Loch Ness from the mouth of the canal, admiring the view of the entirety of Loch Ness and maybe glimpse Nessie! Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Urquhart CastleA brief stop to admire the views of the Castle and Loch Ness and a wonderful photo opportunityDuration: 15 minutes

$4864.38 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 5 Day tour to the Highlands & Islands

Day 1 Dunfermline to visit the 11th Century Abbey and Royal Palace, then through Highland Perthshire (Macbeth country). Back on the road we'll head up through the Grampian and Cairngorm mountains to Clava Cairns for a visit then up to Culloden Battlefield. Day 2 Depart our B&B for the Isle of Skye, through Glen Shiel to Eilean Donan Castle for a visit/comfort stop. Continuing we "drive across The Atlantic" on the Skye Bridge, time will dictate our programme on Skye. We then head for Armadale and take the 45 minute sailing back to the mainland, driving through Glenfinnan towards Fort William. Day 3 and South along the banks of Loch Linnhe and Glencoe for a photo stop and two nights in Oban. Day 4 spent on Mull & Iona. Day 5 Along the banks of Loch Long and into MacGregor country. Past Stirling Castle, the battlefields of Bannockburn and Linlithgow Palace and home to Edinburgh for around 5pm

$2242.54 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Scottish Highlands Private 3-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Day 1 Depart Edinburgh around 8 am, travelling north to Dunfermline (one of our ancient Capitals) stopping to visit the 11th Century Abbey and ruined Royal Palace to visit the tomb of King Robert I (“The Bruce”). Up and through Highland Perthshire (Macbeth country), stopping at Dunkeld to visit the 12th Century Cathedral and have a coffee break.Heading back on the road we’ll head up to the “Pass of Killiecrankie” where a battle was fought during the Jacobite wars in 1689, continuing northwards we’ll pass Blair Castle and travel through the Grampian and Cairngorm mountains and arrive at Clava Cairns dating from the Stone and Bronze ages for a visit. We will then head up to Culloden Battlefield for our last visit of the day. It was on the moor that the last battle of any significance to be fought in Britain took place on the 16th April 1746. Then it’s off to the hotel for your well-earned dram and a relaxing evening. Day 2Depart our hotel around 0830 am, travelling South West our destination is the Isle of Skye, en route we travel almost the full length of Loch Ness, stopping for photographs at the ruins of Castle Urquhart (and possibly Nessie?), then we cut West through Glen Shiel and towards Eilean Donan Castle for a visit/comfort stop. Continuing our journey we “drive across The Atlantic” on the Skye Bridge and onto the Island, time will dictate our programme on Skye. We then head for the little port of Armadale and take the 45 minute crossing back to the mainland and drive through Glenfinnan towards Fort William and our overnight accommodation.Day 3Depart our hotel around 0830 am and continue our journey South.  We head along the banks of Loch Linne and into Glencoe, the setting for one of our blackest chapters in Clan warfare in February 1692, after a photo stop we continue Southwards up and over the Rannoch Moor, one of the last great wildernesses in Europe. Travelling down and through Balquhidder, we enter MacGregor country famous for Rob Roy and our last comfort stop of the day at the Victorian village of Callander (noted in history for the Romans, Rob Roy and the tragic Earl of Callander). Continuing our journey we drive through the village of Doune and its exceptional 13th Century Motte and Bailey Castle, noted for Robert Duke of Albany, David Stirling, Monty Python & The Holy Grail and more recently Outlander. Finally reaching the main motorway we drive past Stirling Castle, the battlefields of Bannockburn and the ruins of Linlithgow Palace before arriving back in Edinburgh around 8 pm.

$153.77 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Magical Highland Tour Including the Jacobite Steam Train Journey

Driving over Rannoch Moor, one of the largest areas of wilderness in Scotland.   This area of rugged wilderness was where the Death Eaters boarded the train in the Deathly Hallows Part 1 film.Through the haunting pass of Glencoe which was used as the backdrop for several scenes from the third film onwards.  This famous and dramatic volcanic glen features in several background shots from Prisoner of Azkaban, including the scene where Hermione punches Malfoy.Arriving to Fort William in time to board the Jacobite Steam Train for the greatest railway journey in the world, a great way to see some famous movie spots from the window.  Of course the most exciting part of the journey for most will be crossing the magnificent 21-arched Victoria Glenfinnan Viaduct.  One of the most iconic images in the films is that of the Jacobite Steam Train known to us all as the ‘Hogwarts Express’ travelling over the Glenfinnan Viaduct on its way to the school.  Remember to look out for flying cars.Whilst enjoying views of Loch Shiel (first seen in the Chamber of Secrets) from your window, yet another key location in the films and time permitting, the train may pause on the viaduct allowing you to take in the magnificent view and imagine yourself in the movie Prisoner of Azkaban as Harry encounters a Dementor for the very first time when the Hogwarts Express stops on the bridge.  The train will stop in Glenfinnan station with time to stretch your legs and, if you wish, visit the West Highland Railway Museum located in the restored station building.This gorgeous Loch near Glenfinnan was one of two lochs used as a stand-in for Hogwarts Lake in the Harry Potter films. It's the place where Buckbeak dips a toe in the water in Prisoner of Azkaban. Harry and Hermione also look out across it from the Astronomy Tower in a particularly beautiful shot at the end of Half-Blood Prince.  Also, Loch Shiel was transformed for some of the Triwizard Tournament scenes in Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireThe tiny island of Eilean na Moine was the island that held Dumbledore’s Grave and is framed by surrounding Loch Eilt used multiple times including the backdrop for the bridge into Hogwarts and for the location of Hagrid’s hut.On arrival to the fishing village of Malliag with its ferry route to the Isle of Skye (which you will get views of on a clear day) you will have a rest from location spotting, enjoy the village and some lunch. From here you will join your coach that will leave in time to stop at Glenfinnan Visitor Centre where you can use this opportunity to take picture of the Steam Train travelling back over the Viaduct. * This option will involve some walking*

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