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Glenfinnan Viaduct and The Great Glen 8 Seater Tour from Inverness

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Glenfinnan Viaduct and The Great Glen 8 Seater Tour from Inverness
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iconOffered in: English
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From ancient ruins to cinematic landscapes, Loch Ness to Ben Nevis, see the Scottish Highlands’ key sights in the space of a single day. With just a small group for company, travel by climate-controlled bus, and trade the bustle of Inverness for the beauty of the countryside. Visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, see the Glenfinnan Viaduct (made famous in the 'Harry Potter' films), and more.
  • See the Scottish Highlands’ key sights and landmarks in a single day
  • A small-group tour makes for a personal way to discover
  • Learn the stories behind the sights from your guide
  • A climate-controlled bus makes for a comfortable way to travel
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Professional guide
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Live commentary on board
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entry fees to attractions
Lunch
Entrance to Urquhart Castle
7 Ness Walk , 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, UK

Leaves from in front of the Columba Hotel, look for the guide in the kilt. Meeting at 8am for 8:15am start

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children (ages 6 to 17) must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions so dress appropriately
  • Due to the duration of the tour, this is not recommended for children under 6
  • Booster seats are available on request
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Happy Tours Scotland Limited
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Glenfinnan Viaduct and The Great Glen 8 Seater Tour from Inverness?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Glenfinnan Viaduct and The Great Glen 8 Seater Tour from Inverness.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Glenfinnan Viaduct and The Great Glen 8 Seater Tour from Inverness?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Glenfinnan Viaduct and The Great Glen 8 Seater Tour from Inverness.

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  • "Enough rest / convenience stops as well as time allowed at points of interest ." See review
  • "Truly worth going on this tour I highly recommend everyone to go on this." See review

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star-5
Very good experience even on a rainy day
Resham_T
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Stuart from happy tours was extremely kind , helpful provided umbrellas at every site of tour , looked after us very well , very informative. I haven’t seen such a kind man in my life. Dr Resham Tiwari
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much Resham for a lovely review for Stuart. We are really glad you appreciated his thoughtfullness and had such a "happy" experience with him. Haste ye back.
star-5
Great day tour of the Great Glen
Sandra_L
, Jul 2022
Great tour of the Great Glen and Glenfinnan Viaduct! We were in good hands with our excellent guide, Craig. Clean and comfortable vehicle, but those prone to motion sickness might want to sit up front with the driver as the roads are quite windy. Knowledgeable and entertaining commentary, with thoughtful stops along the way to admire the stunning views.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Sandra for a lovely review for Craig. We're really "happy" you enjoyed the fun of the tour and the knowledge of Craig. There are certainly many stunning views to admire. Haste ye back.
star-5
Wonderful trip
GEIFOON_T
, Jul 2022
Enjoyable day tour to the countryside. Beautiful landscapes with good driver and tour guide, Casg. He ended the tour with a surprise whisky toast!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks so much for taking time to leave Craig a grand review. We are "happy" you enjoyed his personal wee touch at the end of the tour. Haste ye back.
star-5
Fantastic tour
Vija_C
, Jul 2022
Amazing tour, the guide and the driver were fantastic. I don’t speak good English, and they were extremely accommodating. Superb atmosphere.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Vija for the lovely review for Craig. It's great you still enjoyed the tour with the English you do have and felt very much a part of this fun group. Atmosphere is everything when travelling alone. Haste ye back
star-5
Craig was great!
Grace
, Jul 2022
I had a great time! Craig was a fantastic guide and was really great about accounting for everyone's needs.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Grace for the lovely review for Craig. We're really "happy" you enjoyed Glenfinnan and had a great time. Haste ye back!
star-5
Great option for sightseeing
Jennifer_G
, Jul 2022
Stuart was excellent! Showed us all the big sites plus some hidden gems. Made the trip to the Highlands so much more enjoyable for my husband because someone else was doing the driving! Will be back!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Jennifer for a lovely review for Stuart. We love you really enjoyed your tour to Glenfinnan and that your husband could just sit back and relax. It makes for a really pleasant day all round when someone else takes the driving strain. Haste ye back.
star-5
Fantastic!
IOANNIS_T
, Jun 2022
Very good guidence from Stewart, amazing landscapes, legends and stories from Highlands.We will tell how great it was to everyone in Greece.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Ioannis for leaving Stuart a fab review. It's fab you will tell all your Greek friends how great it is in the Highlands. Haste ye back!
star-5
Craig was really nice and really tried to interact with us
Rita_S
, Jun 2022
Craig was really effortless to interact with us, we were a difficult croud but even like that he never give up to connect with us. We were sorry that we couldn't go to see the Old Inverlochi Castle but it was due to external factors, but still we had time to take plenty of pictures and Craig was always sure that we had seen what we wish even take some pictures of us. He was really nice. We loved the trip and all we have ssen.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Rita for the lovely review for Craig. We love you feel you connected with him and had plenty time to take pictures . Haste ye back
star-5
Exactly the highland overview experience I was looking for
Anne_S
, Jun 2022
Craig was warm, funny, welcoming and informative. He was clear and helpful. The day flew by in a combination of gorgeous scenery, a reasonable pace, and Craig’s ability to highlight the scenery and local history as we passed through. Having a smaller group made the experience much more comfortable than a larger bus tour (to me). If you only have one day and want to get a sampling of highlands, take this tour! If your priorities are specific to certain films or battle sites, there are other tours you might prefer.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Anne for the great review for Craig. We love you felt so comfortable in our 8 seater bus and really enjoyed the local history and the wonderful scenery. Haste ye back
star-1
Stuart was a driver not a guide,not following the promised plan
Nena_J
, May 2022
Glenfinnan & great glen,were superb,forget the rest it was not a guide but a driver that was cutting time and experience even drinking and toilet to finish up in 8 hours
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We are really disappointed by this review. Stuart is certainly a guide, and an experienced one at that, with many 5 star reviews for this trip and others. I'm not sure what cutting time is but there is an itinerary they follow and the tour is 8 hours as you state. When guests book they expect the tour guide to operate to that timescale and have them back on time. None of our guides drink on tour, however some offer their guests a small dram as a token of hospitality and have a small (non alcoholic) Irn Bru ("Scotland's other National Drink") instead. . Toilet stops are always essential on a long journey such as this and must be incorporated for the guests comfort breaks. Perhaps you should choose a private tour next time to allow you to choose both the itinerary , comfort breaks and duration.
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star-5
Beautiful, safe, & happy tour. 😁
Dan_G
, May 2022
Stuart provided a really great tour with attention to every detail. The bus was clean and safe and Stuart is a great driver. He gave good commentary with a side of humor. Everyone in the group interacted together and appeared to enjoy the day travelling together. Stuart added some nice personal touches, a wee toast of Scotch whiskey, at his own expense, with some Irn Bru fir himself. He also took us to a wonderful place called Clog & Craft where we met some local artists and crafters. I had a leather belt very quickly custom altered for me and we bought a number of unique gifts. Stuart recommended a lunch spot that turned out great also! 😋 The whole day was relaxing and very enjoyable. Even the weather cooperated which I am sure Stuart arranged in advance. 😉 Highly recommend the tour and Stuart! Slàinte mhath!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much Dan for leaving this great review for Stuart. We love you so enjoyed your tour and your photos that you shared with us are spectacular. The moody skies behind the Glenfinnan Monument are awesome. It's always good to listen to the guides recommendations for both food and gifts if that's what you're after. All our guides have a special wee extra for their guests and Irn Bru is the drivers only choice! Haste ye back and Slàinte mhath
star-5
Stuart was an amazing...
Arnob_G
, May 2022
Stuart was an amazing guide and even though the weather disappointed us we still managed to have a great day in the Highlands thanks to Stuart. Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for leaving Stuart` a lovely review. It's a shame the weather wasn't the best but it's typical Highland weather and we don't let it spoil the fun! Thanks too for the recommendation. Haste ye back!
star-5
Awesome
Mark_H
, May 2022
We had an awesome experience. Every aspect of the tour was will done. We would book this tour again.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Mark for the great review for your tour with Stuart. We love you had an awesome trip and appreciated the whole tour . Haste ye back..
star-5
Great tour
Nathalie_E
, Apr 2022
We had a great experience with this tour. Craig, our guide, was amazing. Craig was funny, personal and told us a lot about all the stops along the way. The highlight was seeing the train on the viaduct and the beautiful Loch Ness. World recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Nathalie for a lovely review for Craig. The train going over the viaduct is quite spectacular. Even Craig was capturing his photos while watching it. We hope you saw Nessie in the Loch! Haste ye back
star-5
Lovely
Marvin_M
, Oct 2021
The viaduct and all the stories our guide told us about Scotlands history and landscape. Also the funny and interesting conversations
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much Marvin for leaving a great review for Craig. We are really "happy" you had fun and enjoyed the interesting conversations. Haste ye back
star-5
A terrific day.
Michael_R
, Oct 2021
The views of Loch Ness were stunning. Our guide was amazing.Very personable, knowledgeable and good company. It made the day. The scenery was breathtaking.The trip was timed to get to the Viaduct in time to see the steam train.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much Michael for this kind review of the tour you did with Drew. We love you enjoyed the "Hogwarts" steam train over the viaduct as well as the scenery. Hope you managed to get some great photos. Haste ye back
star-3
A bit disappointed
Yang_Y
, Oct 2021
Its just a driving and simple introduction. The tour guide seems not passionate. A very boring tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We are really sorry your didn't enjoy your experience to Glenfinnan with us. The tour is so much more than just driving, there are the designated attractions and plenty time to be out the bus and exploring. All our guides are usually very passionate and this seems so out of character. Enjoy the rest of your travelling.
star-5
True Scottish experience!
Jane_B
, Sep 2021
Thank you Robbie for this very enjoyable and memorable excursion, full of history and nature , all delivered in unforgettable Scottish brogue! We loved the tour and would do it again. I learned so much about Scottish history and the Jacobites. Especially loved the statue and memorial garden for the soldiers.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you Jane for taking time to leave Robbie a lovely review. It's so nice to have someone appreciate the memorial at Glenfinnan. We find it a very moving place to visit and pay respects. Haste ye back.
star-5
Great tour!!
Sumika_C
, Sep 2021
I recommend this tour. I want to the many famous place in scotland with our tour guide Bill. He is amazing, He taught us bit of knowledge about scotland. He is so funny guide,He talked funny stories about him sometimes. We like his stories. The shortbread cooked by his wife is so delicious. I want to join his tour again!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for a lovely review for Bill. He is an amazing guide and just loves taking his guest to the wonderful sights in this area. So glad you also liked Mairi's shortbread! . Haste ye back
star-4
A great day trip!
Ryan_B
, Aug 2021
Had a brilliant day - seeing unforgettable things: the iconic bridge, Caledonian Canal, Fort William and Fort Augustus. Would highly recommend for a great day out from Inverness.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you Ryan for your recommendation and for this great review for your Glenfinnan tour with us. WE are "happy" you enjoyed all the main attractions. Haste ye back

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