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Jacobite Steam Train
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US$271.20*
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2-Day Jacobite Experience including the Hogwarts Express
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US$514.62*
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh Including...
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US$911.50*
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5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis!
Sliema, Malta
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Carbon friendly”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

We took this ride after getting the suggestion of a friend however the ride is too long and the overall value is low for the following reasons:

1. The ticket is expensive
2. The interiors are all plastic and aluminium which is far from what you imagine.
3. Its hot inside and keeping a window open lets carbon in... though this may be fun too... to a certain extent
4. The views are nice however if you have a car its more worth visiting the viaduct whem the train is passing
5. Mallaig is a pretty fishing village. Drive to it and spend more time there
6. If you want a photo of the cabins where the harry potter movie was filmed just visit the station at 9.30am at fort william and take pictures since the ticket s will be checked only after departure.

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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Too long and too expensive”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We were bored for a long 5 hours.
The cost of the tickets is outragous.
It was a waste of a beutifull sunny day.

Visited July 2014
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Perth, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Steam and scenery”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Travelled first class through tunnels and over viaducts to the small port of Mallaig. Both directions by steam in a nicely refurbished carriage. Excellent scenery from a set of 4 seats either side of a table. Staff very friendly even allowing access to the drivers area before we left for the real experience of coal and fire. At Mallaig had take away fish and chips from the Cabin with several of the train staff. Ate an enjoyable meal sitting on the jetty on a lovely sunny evening.

Visited July 2014
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Paihia, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Difficult to get a booking”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We did not take this tour. Tried the previous day to get a booking, rang the recommended ph number only to be told by voicemail that they don't book over the phone, so many seats were held back for on train ticket sales and to turn up hour and half before the train leaves to get your ticket. No first class seats were left.
Decided to drive instead and glad we did. Were able to stop when and where we wished and how long we wished and got much better views of everything and saved ourselves a lot of money.
The only advantage we could see to do this trip was if you were a steam train aficionado.

Visited July 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Amazing experience”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

For all ages. We booked our tickets in advance and payed a little more for first class. We had an excellent bottle of champagne (Reims) and chocolates for children. Wonderful landscapes and the incredible journey on a steam train, with all that smoke and the peculiar sound ...Very very interesting.....Nice pictures and in our memory forever.

Visited July 2014
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