Scotland – A Highland Adventure

Jacobite Steam Railway, Fort William - © Bob Cable
Edinburgh city
Edinburgh Castle
Glasgow riverside
The Jacobite
Jacobite Steam Train
Oban

Holiday Highlights

  • Time to explore the delights of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Oban

  • Return journey on the famous Jacobite Steam train (as featured in the Harry Potter films)

  • Journey on the West Highland line across Rannoch Moor - voted Britain's most scenic railway line

  • A wonderful way to see Scotland

  • 7 days from £1,850 for two adults sharing

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Tour dates:
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Scotland has so much to offer the rail traveller as a family, couple or individual. From exciting, vibrant and engaging cities to spectacular scenery - think sparkling lochs, awe-inspiring mountains and wild moors. This 7-day break is our suggestion for a varied but relaxing "staycation" which can be easily modified to your specific requirements.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive Edinburgh

Welcome to Edinburgh. Scotland's compact capital is full of things to see and do. From the medieval ‘Old Town’ to the elegant georgian ‘New Town’, the city is brimming with heritage and culture.
Stay 2 nights here, your hotel is located on the historic Royal Mile, within walking distance of the main sights.

Day 2 – Explore Edinburgh

A day at leisure to enjoy the capital. Why not begin with a walk up Castle Hill to the iconic Castle, following in the footsteps of soldiers, kings and queens. Continue with the Royal theme by visiting the Royal Yacht Britannia or opt for a leisurely stroll down Princes Street, known for its interesting and unusual shops.

Day 3 – Train to Glasgow

Travel by rail to Glasgow this morning, the journey only takes a little over an hour giving you plenty of time to explore on arrival. Historically a major hub of shipping, industry and commerce, Glasgow has rebuilt itself as a cultural powerhouse which is home to the Scottish Opera, Ballet and National Theatre. For lovers of art and architecture, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh walk is a must, along with the popular Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel is also well worth a visit. Stay one night in Glasgow, your hotel is connected to Glasgow Central railway station - perfectly situated for travelling by rail and has hosted many famous guests such as Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill.

Day 4 – Scenic Rail Journey to Fort William

After a leisurely morning, board a lunchtime train to Fort William. This scenic journey will take you along the shores of Loch Lomond, round the horseshoe curve and over Rannoch Moor before you change in Crianlarich. Stay 2 nights here, your hotel is located on the banks of the River Nevis and half a mile from the railway station.

Day 5 – Famous Jacobite Steam Journey

Enjoy a return journey on the wonderful Jacobite Steam train today. This 84 mile round trip crosses the 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct (made famous by the Harry Potter films) which overlooks Loch Shiel and the Jacobite monument. In Mallaig, we can arrange for you to collect a delicious afternoon tea to go from The Old Quay Bakehouse (closed on Sundays).

Day 6 – To Oban

A late morning train takes you back to Crianlarich where there is time for you to have a light lunch at the station tearoom (closed on Sundays) if you wish. You then take the afternoon rail service to Oban, arriving in this pretty seaside town mid-afternoon. Stay one night in the heart of the town centre, just off the main esplanade.

Day 7 – Return Home

Homeward bound today, unless you opt to extend your trip. Oban is known as the 'Gateway to the Isles' with enchanting Kerrera, Lismore, Mull, Iona and Coll just a ferry ride away…

Selected Hotels

Radisson Blu, Edinburgh

Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Nevis Bank Inn, Fort William

The Ranald Hotel, Oban

Please note - hotels can be subject to change

Price Includes

  • 6 nights' accommodation in 4* hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Rail tickets for the journeys specified in standard class - a quotation for rail travel to and from Scotland can also be provided on request
  • Return journey on the Jacobite steam train in standard class

Price 

From £1,850 for two adults sharing

From £2,695 for family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children aged under 16)

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