Happy Tours

Private Glenfinnan Viaduct & Great Glen Tour

In front of the Columba Hotel; 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF or from your accommodation if on the tour route

7:30am

9 Hours Plus

From £675 per group

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Available from: April to October

Glenfinnan – The Place of Prince and Potter

On this tour we will travel down the Great Glen passing Loch Ness, Loch Lochy and Loch Oich before arriving to see the Jacobite Steam Train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct. The Glenfinnan Viaduct, of course, doubles as the “Bridge to Hogwarts” in the Harry Potter movies.  We will also see the Glenfinnan Monument in this truly breath-taking place, where Bonnie Prince Charlie unfurled his banner and see the statue of the lone highlander at the top of the tower.

For lunch, wander around the town of Fort William, where there is a great selection of cafes and shops, in the shadow of the UK’s highest mountain peak, Ben Nevis.

On the way back to Inverness we will visit the Commando Memorial unveiled in 1952, in remembrance of those who have served in the British Commandos regiment before moving onwards to Fort Augustus and Invermoriston.

You will be travelling in comfort in our luxury 8-seater minibus or executive Land Rover with your own friendly, local, experienced, kilted tour guide/driver.

Tour Highlights

Our luxurious 8-people minibus: perfect for enjoying great panoramic views of the Scottish countryside.

Extra Attractions

If you would like to personalise your tour by adding or changing some of the attractions please contact us.

Premium tours in our Happy Tours Land Rover: sit back and enjoy the Highlands and Skye in style.

Brilliant way to see the Highlands! We had an amazing eight hour day with Bill, our local and knowledgeable and passionate tour guide! From Castles to distilleries to battlefields and hideaway restaurants, and more this experience could not have been more informative and enriching!
Jay M
Jay M
2024-02-12
Excellent experience My sister and I traveled to Scotland in September, 2023. We had decided not to rent a car and drive. Of all our choices she chose this tour and we were not disappoInted. Lochness is not all about a monster. It is beautiful and well worth the trip. The Urquhart Castle is a ruin which has been preserved on Lochness. The view of the castle from the visitor’s center is brilliant. We made different stops before lunch and then to the Culloden Battlefield where a significant event in Scottish history happened. Finally we toured the Clava Cairns where if you are a believer (Outlander) there is a vertical stone that can be touched and possibly transport you to a different century. Malcolm wore a kilt and was a great guide and the 8 seater van was comfortable and much more intimate than a huge tour bus. Just do it❗️
2915
2915
2023-11-30
An excellent choice My sister and I toured Scotland in September, 2023 and one of our stops was Inverness. We chose not to rent a car and drive so she picked out this tour and not really knowing about the area we were not disappointed. It was guided by William in a kilt which was a nice touch which also gave you a taste of his clan loyalty. We traveled in a comfortable 8 seater van which made the trip much more intimate. The itinerary was interesting. The view of the Dunrobin Castle from the garden level is unforgettable. At the last stop at the Glenmorangie Distillery we were gathered to taste of wee dram of distilled Scotch (which I passed on) and William (Bill) treated us to some of his wife’s, Mary, homemade shortbread. Such a generous personal gesture❗️
2915
2915
2023-11-30
Tour from Inverness to Isle of skye Went on trip to Isle of sky with Andy s from Inverness as our guide,it was a lovely trip,Andy was a informative and funny guide ,who nade the trip one to remember ,in between stops with relaxing music and nanny facts of by gone escapades .
Carol E
Carol E
2023-11-17
Excellent tour A wonderful day spent under Malcolm’s more than able guide. He had a detailed knowledge and took us off the beaten track to some wonderfully scenic locations. Thanks for a wonderful day!
Liam M
Liam M
2023-11-06
Strongly recommend The tour was excellent! Our guide Stuart was outstanding, very skilled and the places we visited were amazing. It was also really interesting to learn how to trully drink whisky! I have to mention that on the day of our tour it was raining and when we arrived in the Battlefiled, the rain was really hard but Stuart went through, asked if we would like to go to the field even under that weather and as we said so, he went with us and did a really good job explaining everything to us although soaked and wet.
Cristiane B
Cristiane B
2023-11-06
Inverness😍 Magnifique expérience à Inverness et notre guide Andy s etait super :il nous a racconté pleines de choses et il nous a fait don de la superbe musique d’écosse !!!
alina718
alina718
2023-11-05
Fantastic tour! What a wonderful, fun day out to Skye with a small group of fellow travelers & guide Niall. Weather was in our favor and we had great stops along with beautiful scenery at Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Portree, Bride's Veil Falls, faerie pools, & more. Niall was so knowledgeable and full of interesting & entertaining stories all along the way. I highly recommend this tour and tour operator, as this was my second experience with Happy Tours and I was indeed very happy both times. I will book again next trip!
Explorer779623
Explorer779623
2023-11-02
Great Tour to Isle of Sky with Drew! My sister and I did the Isle of Sky tour with Drew as our driver and tour guide. He was a great driver and shared interesting history along the way, a very nice local man he gave us some local context and the tour felt authentic, not contrived. We had a really nice day, saw a lot of the beautiful Highlands, learned a lot, and with a good lunch stop in Portree. Thank you Drew! Also a shoutout to Cameron who helped us book the tour last minute (after a different party cancelled) - he was very helpful and also quite funny and we shared some hearty laughter - good job keeping it fun! I would happily do another Happy Tours tour without hesitation!
Kirsten S
Kirsten S
2023-11-01
Great tour with our tour guid William Fantastic tour and visited lots of sites our tour guid William made the day very exciting he was funny and very very informative, he went above and beyond to give us a good experience thank you
e5sto
e5sto
2023-10-31
Frequently asked questions?
Where does the tour start?

In front of the Columba Hotel; 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF or from your accommodation if previously agreed with Happy Tours.

How long is the tour?

The tours are 9 hours unless you have personalised the tour.

How long do we stop at each attraction?

We approximately stop for:

1 hour at Glenfinnan Viaduct.

1 hour at Fort William for lunch.

20-30 minutess at the other attractions.

Are entry fees and lunch included in the price of the tour?

They are NOT included within the price.

What should I bring with me?

Comfortable and waterproof clothing and shoes just in case it might rain on the tour.

Is this tour available to book from the port of Invergordon?

This tour is not suitable to book from the tour of Invergordon, however we have other tours that are. Please See here.

Are gratuities included?

Your guides gratuities are not included.