Best of the West Highlands Full Day Tour


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First Time Visitor, Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for older children and teenagers.

Friendly: No.
The visit to Glenfinnan includes climbing a steep, narrow staircase before reaching the viewing platform. Likewise, the walk to the viewpoint to see the viaduct is up a rough and uneven path.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent)

From Ben Nevis to Glenfinnan to Glen Coe

Experience the very best of the West Highlands on this full-day private tour from Fort William.

Discover why this area is known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK by exploring numerous Highland glens studded with lochs and surrounded by mountains.

The tour takes you in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites with a visit to Glenfinnan, where you can stand at the spot where the rebellious prince gathered the Highland clans in support.

Nearby is the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous in the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. If lucky you might see the Jacobite Express steam train crossing the bridge.

Head to the hidden Highlands around beautiful Loch Leven, where you will discover the small village of Kinlochleven. A popular base for long-distance walkers it has an interesting industrial heritage.

Now it's time to visit Glen Coe possibly Scotland's most famous glen. Hear of its sorrowful history whilst marvelling at the scenery, with plenty of time to take plenty of photos.


Scenic drive alongside beautiful lochs and through stunning mountain scenery.

Photo stop at Neptune's Staircase and the Caledonian Canal, a marvel of early 19th Century engineering.

Visit the Glenfinnan Visitor Centre and climb the monument to enjoy the panorama from the viewing platform.

Take a short walk to the viewpoint to see the Glenfinnan Rail Viaduct - the "Harry Potter Bridge".

Photo stops alongside Loch Leven for fantastic mountains views including the iconic Pap of Glencoe.

Visit the small village of Kinlochleven a hidden gem with a fascinating industrial heritage.

Visit the National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre in Glencoe to find out more about the infamous Glencoe Massacre.

Lunch time at the cosy Clachaig Inn where you can discover why Campbells are still not welcome.

Photo stops along Glen Coe where you can see the famous Three Sisters, as well as filming locations for the Harry Potter, James Bond, Mary Queen of Scots and Outlaw King movies.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 8 hours


Modern, clean vehicles are hired according to party size.

Either a large saloon or 9-seater MPV.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Complimentary fruit, snacks and water

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 GBP - Lunch at the Clachaig Inn

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks


For cruise ship passengers please note guides do not have access for pick-up direct from your ship. You will be met immediately outside the disembarkation area, normally just a short walk from your ship.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had an excellent day out with Andrew taking in many iconic sites and the amazing countryside. He carefully planned our day, and when the weather disrupted our original hiking plans he was able to provide a great alternative. He is also an exceptional storyteller; we felt completely engulfed in the history and culture of the Highlands. I highly recommend taking a tour with Andrew.
Matt Cooke

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