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Glenfinnan Viaduct and Great Glen Tour

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Highlights - Glenfinnan Viaduct & Great Glen Tour

  • See some of the Scottish Highlands’ key sights and landmarks in a single day
  • Spot the Hogwarts Express steam train on a Glenfinnan Viaduct Tour from Inverness
  • Views of Ben Nevis while visiting Fort William
  • Take in the sublime and emotive beauty of the Great Glen
  • Tour in style and comfort in our luxury 8-seater minibus
Summer Tours to Glenfinnan Viaduct & The Great Glen are available from 1st April to 31st October
Duration: 8 Hours

Would you like to take in beautiful views of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK? How about seeing the Hogwarts Express steam train from the Harry Potter movies pass over the Glenfinnan Viaduct on a tour from Inverness? See all of this and more with a Glenfinnan Viaduct & The Great Glen Tour!

Why not take a trip into the absolutely stunning Lochaber region in the West Highlands of Scotland, all in the comfort of our luxury 8-seater minibus?

Glenfinnan - the place of Prince and Potter...

Glenfinnan Viaduct Tour from Inverness

We travel down the Great Glen to the Glenfinnan Viaduct, where we will catch a glimpse of the Hogwarts Express steam train! The Glenfinnan Viaduct, of course, doubles as the “Bridge to Hogwarts” in the Harry Potter movies, where the Hogwarts Express (the Jacobite Steam Train) delivers would-be wizards and witches to school for their studies in magic. The Glenfinnan Viaduct has become a well-known film and television location, also featuring in The Ring of Bright Water, Stone of Destiny and Monarch of the Glen. Take in these famous sights on a Glenfinnan Viaduct Tour from Inverness.

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Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan is truly the place of Prince and Potter. Less than a year before the Battle of Culloden, Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) raised his father’s standard at Glenfinnan, on the banks of Loch Shiel, in August 1745. Nestled here in the stunning scenery and beauty of Glenfinnan, the 1745 Jacobite uprising began, where Charles rallied the West Highland clans that supported his cause. Take a Glenfinnan Viaduct tour from Inverness with Happy Tours and our guides can delve into the history with you.

Glenfinnan Monument

Monument on Glenfinnan Viaduct Tour from Inverness
In 1815, the 18m (54ft) Glenfinnan Monument tower was completed in this truly breath-taking place, where Bonnie Prince Charlie unfurled his banner. The statue of the lone highlander at the top of the tower serves as a memorial to the Highland Jacobites who gave their lives for the cause. The Glenfinnan Monument adds a special layer of history to this Glenfinnan Viaduct & Great Glen Tour.

The West is the best!

Fort William and Views of Ben Nevis

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.

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Commando Memorial

We take our time returning back through the Great Glen, so steeped in history, myth, and legend. We visit the Commando Memorial, unveiled in 1952, in remembrance of those who have served in the British Commandos regiment, before and since. Lochaber was initially used as a training ground, selected because of the challenging terrain and environment, after the establishment of this prestigious regiment in 1940. From here, there are spectacular views of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the United Kingdom (providing it’s a clear day)!

Fort Augustus & the Caledonian Canal Locks

At Fort Augustus, wander along the lock gates of the Caledonian Canal, the 19th century feat of engineering built by Scotland’s most prolific civil engineer, Thomas Telford, “the colossus of the roads”. At the mouth of the Canal, admire the view of the entirety of Loch Ness, and marvel in its vastness (keeping an eye out for Nessie, of course)! Travelling back along Loch Ness side, following the route of the Caledonian Canal, we conclude the tour with a fantastic view of the formidable Urquhart Castle.

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A truly inspiring tour...

This is an absolutely fantastic itinerary, taking the astounding beauty of the West Highlands of Scotland and infusing it with some fantastic “must see” attractions and locations such as the fantastic Glenfinnan Viaduct. Our luxury 8-seater minibus means you enjoy your Highland tour in style and comfort. You are also welcome to book a private tour in our Land Rover to see the Glenfinnan Viaduct in style. Please don’t miss out! Be sure to book this tour for an absolutely brilliant day out, completely packed with fun things to see and do around the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Tour Schedule

  • Our Glenfinnan Viaduct & Great Glen Tour runs from 1st April to 31st October
  • This tour runs every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  • Tour in style and comfort in our luxury 8-seater minibus

Meeting Point: Check in for this tour at 8.00am at the Front of the Columba Hotel, 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, for depart at 8.15am.

Tour Prices - Glenfinnan Viaduct & Great Glen Tour

Tour Prices
  • 1 Adult £75
  • 2 Adults £150
  • 3 Adults £225
  • 4 Adults £300
  • 5 Adults £375
  • 6 Adults £450
  • 7 Adults £525
  • 8 Adults £600
Prices for (6-15 years)
  • 1 Child £65
  • 2 Children £130
  • 3 Children £195
  • 4 Children £260
  • 5 Children £325
  • 6 Children £390
  • 7 Children £455
  • 8 Children £520
Lunch and any entrance fees NOT included.

Private Tour Prices - Glenfinnan Viaduct & Great Glen Tour

Tour Prices for
5 – 6 People – £600
7 – 8 People – £680
Land Rover Tour Prices
1 – 3 People – £480
4 – 5 People – £600

Lunch, entrance fees/tour admissions and whisky tastings NOT included.

Reviews from our previous guests

  • Craig was our guide for the day and what a great day it was. We were a small group of seven people and everyone hit it off which made it even better. Craig was knowledgeable and really knew his stuff. Saw some amazing sights and laughed a lot that day. Would definitely recommend and use again.

  • Robbie was an excellent Tour driver. Perfect Day out me and my daughter Absolutely loved it. Thank you so much For an excellent Day out.

  • Earth-born companion An’ fellow-mortal!Our guide & driver Rob was the best part of our day. He recited Robbie Burns, sang songs about the Gordon clan, and entertained us with tales of the Orange people versus the Jacobites. He knows every rock band worth its salt, can play the entire guitar solo from Metallica’s Whisky In The Jar, and told us all about salmon fishing on the Beauly. Plus he looked after each of us and made sure we each had a lovely day. We went on this tour to drink whisky but had no idea that the whisky would be overshadowed by a true gentleman and a scholar. We will never forget the sound of “To A Mouse” as recited by Rob, the highlight of our trip. One of Scotland’s finest - we hope we meet him again some day.

  • Omgosh where do I start!! Our tour was amazing, Bill is amazing! He touches bases on everything we wanted to see! He interacted with me on the Outlander books and series, my sister got to see her Highland coos and I got to several stone circles! Take my advice and ask for Bill you will not in any way be disappointed! He surprised us at every turn. And knows Scottish history like nobody’s business!! Thank you Bill I loves our trip with you!! Jenny

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