Holiday Highlights

  • Royal Palaces & Ancient Burgh's Tour
  • Linlithgow Palace & Stirling Castle Tours
  • Kyle of Lochalsh Line
  • Private tour of the Isle of Skye
  • Loch Ness Cruise & Urquhart Castle
  • 12 days from £3,295pp

“Excellent – Nothing left to chance, perfectly planned. Thanks to Kate for her skill in arranging such a lovely holiday.”

Mr & Mrs Spiers from Cornwall wanted to experience Scotland’s history and scenery so we tailored them a holiday which combined private tours with knowledgeable, local guides and free time to explore their surroundings.


Day 1 - To Leuchars

Rail from Plymouth to Leuchars, via Edinburgh for a 2-night stay.

Day 2 - Tour Palaces & Burghs

Full day 'Royal Palaces & Ancient Burghs' Tour which includes a tour of St Andrews, Falkland Palace and Dunfermline Abbey. Pick up and drop off from hotel included.

Day 3 - 'Saturdated in Secrets' Tour

Rail to Dundee followed by a full day 'Saturated in Secrets' tour based around the Da Vinci Code novel. Visits include Rosslyn Chapel, Linlithgow Palace and Stirling Castle. Pick up from Dundee railway station in the morning and drop off at Dundee hotel afterwards included. 1-night stay.

Day 4 - To Pitlochry via Perth

Rail from Dundee to Pitlochry via Perth with time at leisure in Perth. 1-night stay in Pitlochry.

Day 5 - To Kinlock Rannoch

Lunchtime bus from Pitlochry to Kinloch Rannoch for a 1-night stay (bus payable locally). Afternoon at leisure.

Day 6 - Urqhart Castle & Loch Ness

Rail from Rannoch Moor Rail Station to Fort William. Bus to Urquhart Castle (bus payable locally) for a visit (included) followed by a 1-hour Loch Ness cruise over to Inverness for a 1-night stay.

Day 7 - Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh service from Inverness to Kyle, followed by a private transfer over to the Isle of Skye. 2-night stay in Portree.

Day 8 - Isle of Skye Tour

Whole day private tour of Skye which includes the Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing, the Trotternish coastline and the Fairy Glen.

Day 9 - To Mallaig

Private transfer to Armadale ferry port for the ferry across to Mallaig. Time at leisure before a short bus/taxi ride (not included) to Morar for a 2-night stay in a local Guest House with views of the sea.

Day 10 - Outstanding Coastline

At leisure to enjoy Morar's famous white sands and outstanding scenery.

Day 11 - Fort William

Rail from Morar railway station to Fort William. Day at leisure in Fort William before catching a 1st Class Sleeper to London Euston.

Day 12 - By Rail to Plymouth

Rail from London to Plymouth in standard class.

Selected Hotels

Rufflets Country House Hotel, St Andrews

BW Queen’s Hotel, Dundee

Green Park Hotel, Pitlochry

Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel, Kinloch Rannoch

BW Palace & Spa, Inverness

Bosville Hotel, Portree

Harlosh Guest House, Morar

Please note - hotels can be subject to change

Price Includes

  • All rail as outlined in standard class (unless otherwise stated) with seat reservations where available
  • All private transfers, tours and excursions as outlined
  • 3 in 5 day Historic Scotland Pass to cover the majority of entrance fees
  • 10 nights' B&B accommodation in good quality hotels/guest houses with en suite facilities

Price per person

From £3,295 per person based on 2 adults sharing a double/twin room

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Why Choose Ffestiniog Travel?

  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
  • Created for people who love rail holidays and exploring the world’s heritage railways
  • Dedicated rail holiday specialist - great destinations, sightseeing and unparalled railway content
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  • Knowledge of the world’s rail routes makes us leading specialists in escorted and Tailor Made rail holidays
  • Over 60% of our existing rail tour travellers return to holiday with us year after year
  • Committed to supporting rail travel and heritage railways around the world
  • Our profits support the continued preservation of the famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
  • Small, dedicated rail holiday travel team offering an award winning personal service

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