The Hebridean Explorer - Highland Tours from Inverness

Jacobite Steam Train Tour Option

This option is available on the tours listed below (with the inclusion of the "Return via the Great Glen" option):

   2 Day Isle of Skye Tour

   3 Day Isle of Skye Tour

How it works:

On the last day of the tour we take the Isle of Skye ferry (40 minutes) from Armadale across to Mallaig. You can book a single journey (subject to availability) and join the 1410 Jacobite Steam Train from Mallaig to Fort William including crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct while I follow along by road and pick you up at Fort William Train Station where we continue back to Inverness along the Great Glen including Inverlochy Castle and Fort Augustus.

With this option we have a slightly earlier start from Portree on the last day so that we can take a mid-morning ferry across to Mallaig where you will have time for a leisurely lunch before the train departs.

Availability and Notes:

  April to October - Weekdays.

  May to September - Weekends.

  The Hebridean Explorer does not purchase tickets for the Jacobite Steam Train - these must be purchased in advance by your group through

  The Hebridean Explorer has no affiliation with the Jacobite Steam Train and is not responsible for any delays, changes or cancellations that may occur with the Jacobite Steam Train, and any extra costs that clients may incur.

  Ferry sailings are generally very reliable in the summer months, but delays can occasionally occur. In the event of a ferry cancellation from Armadale to Mallaig we would revert to the standard itinerary and return to Inverness via the Isle of Skye bridge (and refund the tour option surcharge) but we are not responsible for any costs incurred from the Jacobite Steam Train booking.