Fly to Scotland and embark on a journey enjoying three delightful rail rides in the Scottish Highlands!
You will stay for four nights in a minimum 3-star hotel, such the Highlander Hotel in Newtonmore, the Duke of Gordon Hotel in Kingussie, or the Balavil Hotel in Newtonmore.
Overnight stays will be in the Glasgow area.
Fly to Glasgow and stay for one night in the Glasgow area.
Day 2 Stirling
We travel by coach to Stirling with its magnificent castle and preserved ancient town. While in Stirling why not visit some of their other attractions such as the Church of the Holy Rude or the Old Town Jail where tales of the horrible history of crime and punishment in the Royal Burgh of Stirling happened or visit the Stirling Smith Art and Museum gallery or even the Engine Shed which tells the story of traditional buildings of Scotland. Then to Kingussie/Newtonmore area for a four-night stay.
Day 3 Jacobite Steam Railway
Today we enjoy a journey onboard the Jacobite Steam Railway enjoying views of the beautiful views of lochs and mountains. Our rail journey takes us over the Glenfinnan viaduct made famous by the Harry Potter films. (Please note that your train journey will either be one-way from Fort William to Mallaig, or one-way from Mallaig to Fort William). During the day, we will call at Neptune’s Staircase – a staircase lock built by Thomas Telford.
Day 4 Kyle Line Railway
We head to Inverness by coach for today’s included excursion, and board the Scotrail service to travel through mountains and lakes and alongside Loch Carron into the small port of Kyle of Lochalsh, from where we travel by coach to the Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. After some free time, we return to our hotel through glorious Highland panoramas. (Please note that this rail journey may operate in reverse; Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness).
Day 5 Aviemore Steam Railway & Spey Valley
We travel by coach to Aviemore and take the Strathspey Steam Train for a ride through the spectacular Speyside Mountains to Broomhill station which famously appeared as Glenbogle station in BBC’s ‘Monarch of the Glen’ series. Afterwards, enjoy free time in Grantown on Spey, a traditional town surrounded by ancient woodlands, before returning by coach to our hotel.
Day 6 Edinburgh
To Edinburgh for free time. Often referred to as the ‘Athens of the North’ and, because it was built on seven hills, likened to Rome, Edinburgh is indeed a classical city in its own right. Overlooking the Old Town is the massive castle, with its commanding view of the city and surrounding countryside, including the Firth of Forth. The almost chaotic layout of the Old Town is in complete contrast to the northern part of the city built in Georgian times and reflecting the great architectural characteristics of that period. Laid out to a grand design, the New Town has wide streets and elegant squares and is bordered to the south by Princes Street Gardens and to the north by Queen Street Gardens. Highlights include the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyrood and Sir Walter Scott Monument. We head to our overnight hotel in the Glasgow area.
To Glasgow for our return flight,
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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