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                                                                                 HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
    GRAND  TOURS                                                                 ■  Full day tour of the Orkney ‘mainland’
                                                                                 ■  Return journey on the Jacobite steam train
                                                                                 ■  Strathspey Steam Railway

                                                                                 ■  Time to explore Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso
                                                                                   and Glasgow



                                                                                 Edinburgh
                                                                                          Hotel Indigo - Princes Street
                                                                               The Jacobite  SELECTED HOTELS
                                                                                 Inverness
                                                                                          Best Western Palace & Spa
                                                                                 Thurso
                                                                                          The Pentland Hotel
      Scotland in the Summer                                                     Fort William  Nevis Bank Inn
                                                                                 Glasgow
                                                                                          Grand Central Hotel
                                                                                 Please note - hotels can be subject to change
                                                                                 PRICE INCLUDES
      Thursday 23 June to Sunday 3 July 2022                                     ■  All rail travel as stated in standard class
                                                                                 ■  Accommodation in good quality hotels on a bed
      An exciting mix of spectacular rail travel, ancient sites and stunning scenery blended into a mem-    and breakfast basis
      orable holiday. This 11-day rail tour aims to showcase the very best that the Scottish Highlands   ■  1 lunch and 5 evening meals (as stated plus all
                                                                                   3 nights in Thurso)
      have to offer.                                                             ■  Spirit of Scotland pass
                                                                                 ■  All ferry and coach travel as specified
      Day 1 -  Welcome to Edinburgh        meet us. Our day's tour of the mainland will include   ■  All excursions as stated
      Meet  in  Edinburgh  for  a  welcome  dinner  and  a  the  ancient  sites  of  Scara  Brae,  Ring  of  Brodgar   ■  Services of a tour leader from Edinburgh and
                                                                                   throughout the tour
      1-night stay.                        and  the  Italian  Chapel. A  lunch  stop  will  be  made
                                           at the Orkney Brewery. We return to Thurso on a
      Day 2 - Morning at Leisure           late afternoon ferry back to Scrabster for our coach   Price per person:
      Spend the morning exploring this great city with its                       Escorted holiday             £1,925
      Castle, Royal Mile, Botanical Gardens and the former   transfer back to the hotel.  Single room supplement   £460
      Royal Yacht Britannia. We take a mid-afternoon train  Day 7 - A Day of Exploration  Deposit for this holiday   £100
      to Inverness for a 3-night stay. Our hotel sits on the  Use your travel pass to explore the local area. A very
      banks of the River Ness and has its own swimming  rewarding excursion is a circular route by bus along
      pool and spa.                        part of the renowned North Coast 500. This passes
                                           through the former Viking town of Wick, as well as
      Day 3 - Free Day in Inverness or…    John O’Groats and Mey - home to the Castle of Mey.
      Take  the  stunningly  spectacular  train  ride  out  to
      Kyle of Lochalsh and back. This is one of the most  Day 8 - South to Fort William
      breathtaking rail journeys in the world. Alternatively,  An early morning train takes us back to Inverness
      you may choose to enjoy a boat excursion on nearby  where we have a break for lunch before boarding  Stromness coastline on Orkney
      Loch Ness (advance booking recommended).   our private coach and transferring to Fort William
                                           for a 2-night stay.
      Day 4 - Strathspey Steam Railway
      Morning  train  to  Aviemore  for  a  return  journey  Day 9 - Jacobite Steam Train
      on  the  lovely  Strathspey  Steam  Railway.  Lunch  is  The highlight of many a Scottish holiday is the famous
      included on board as we travel past heather-clad  “Road to the Isles” behind a classic steam locomotive.
      moors and woodland to Broomhill in the heart of  This  84  mile  round  trip  crosses  the  21-arched
      “Osprey  country”,  via  Boat  of  Garten.  Return  to  Glenfinnan Viaduct which overlooks Loch Shiel and
      Inverness late afternoon.            the Jacobite monument. There will be time in Mallaig
                                           to have lunch before the return journey.
      Day 5 - To the North
      A free morning in Inverness before taking another  Day 10 - Head to Glasgow
      spectacular  train  journey  to  the  Pentland  Firth  We  take  a  late  morning  train  to  Glasgow,  arriving
      for a 3-night stay in Thurso. The run over the wild  mid-afternoon for a 1-night stay. There is free time to
      moorland is unbelievably beautiful, one of the few  explore this vibrant city before we enjoy a farewell
      wilderness areas left in the UK.     dinner this evening.

      Day 6 - On to Orkney                 Day 11 - Farewell
      A full day excursion to Orkney, beginning with an  After  breakfast,  we  travel  home  from  Glasgow
      early sailing to Stromness, where a local guide will  independently.

     3      Over 45 Years of Unforgettable Rail Journeys
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