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Trip Overview

Experience Scotland in all it’s glory and visit it’s most iconic landscapes and attractions on this 10-day train journey. This spectacular itinerary features unforgettable experiences in Inverness, Isle of Skye, Glasgow, Fort William and Edinburgh. Explore the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in Inverness, tour the magical Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle and travel along the West Highland line between Fort William and Mallaig. Take a trip to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond as well as Edinburgh Castle and enjoy the ever-changing scenery as you travel from city to city. There really is no better way to experience this corner of the world than by train.

Highlights

  • Enjoy an overnight train journey on the Caledonian sleeper
  • Explore Inverness, the gateway to the mesmerizing Scottish Highlands
  • Tour the many unforgettable places and landscapes of the Isle of Skye
  • Visit the Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in Scotland
  • Take one of the worlds most beautiful train journeys through the West Highlands
  • Explore historic Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle
  • Discover Edinburgh's charms, such as its medieval Old Town and Edinburgh Castle

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 1 night accommodation onboard Caledonian Sleeper
  • 2nights accommodation in Inverness
  • 2 nights accommodation in Fort William
  • 2 nights accommodation in Glasgow
  • 2 nights accommodation in Edinburgh
  • Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness
  • Roundtrip journey on the Jacobite Steam Train (Apr-Oct only)
  • Sightseeing tour to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond including a Whisky Tasting
  • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1-OVERNIGHT ONBOARD CALEDONIAN SLEEPER 
Depart London on the Caledonian Sleeper for your overnight journey to Inverness, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. (Overnight onboard the Caledonian Sleeper) 

DAY 2 -INVERNESS 
Boasting an abundance of culture, history, a beautiful Old Town, and the 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, this city and the surrounding region was made for exploring. Great places of interest to check out and discover are the Victorian Market, Botanic Gardens, Greig Street Bridge, and the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.  (Overnight in Inverness) B

DAY 3 - ISLE OF SKYE AND EILEAN DONAN CASTLE TOUR

Today's included tour features many memorable moments. You'll travel through dramatic Highland landscapes before visiting Eilean Donan Castle, known as the most photographed castle in Scotland. Then, you'll cross over into Isle of Skye, where you'll stop for a photo of the Red Cullin Mountains. In the coastal town of Portree, you have free time to enjoy lunch and stroll the Trotternish Peninsula. Kilt Rock and the Quiraing will certainly be highlights. From there, you'll visit Kyleakin for refreshments and the chance to see Castle Moil or the Skye Bridge. (Overnight in Inverness) B

DAY 4 - INVERNESS TO GLASGOW 
Your journey today takes you from Inverness to the great city of Glasgow. Visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery for amazing masterpieces, stroll around Glasgow's magnificent botanical gardens, or wander the Riverside Museum and learn about Glasgow's history as a great port city. (Overnight in Glasgow) B

DAY 5-STIRLING CASTLE AND LOCH LOMOND 
Today, you venture from Glasgow on a guided tour to some of Scotland's most famous places and experiences. You'll visit historic Stirling Castle with its rich place in Scottish history. You'll have a chance to savour unforgettable views at beautiful Loch Lomond. A stop is included added the Glengoyne Distillery to learn about and sample fine Scottish whisky. This is truly Scotland at its finest! (Overnight in Glasgow) B

DAY 6 - GLASGOW TO FORT WILLIAM 
Today, you board the train and travel across the heart of Scotland to its picturesque West. The Highlands and Scottish countryside are a magnificent array of shady glens, rugged mountain peaks and a coastline strewn with quaint fishing villages. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in romantic Glencoe. (Overnight in Glencoe) B

DAY 7 - JACOBITE STEAM TRAIN / WEST HIGHLAND LINE TO MALLAIG

Embark on a scenic train journey described by some as the world's most beautiful. The Jacobite winds its way through breath-taking Scottish scenery. You'll pass lochs and mountains, across the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct and on until reaching Mallaig. Explore this charming coastal community before returning to Fort William. When the Jacobite is not running enjoy this beautiful journey on the local Scot Rail service. (Overnight in Glencoe) B

DAY 8 - FORT WILLIAM TO EDINBURGH

Today you'll board the train and head off to Edinburgh, Scotland's historic capital. Along the way, relax onboard and enjoy the romantic Scottish landscape as it rolls by. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 9 - EDINBURGH

Take time today to stroll Edinburgh's historic streets. Visit historic spots like Holyrood Palace on your included tour. Make your way to Edinburgh Castle perched on its rock overlooking the city and surrounding area. History lovers will relish the chance to see and learn about the castle and its place in Scottish lore. View the “Honours of Scotland” once the regalia of Scottish monarchs. To catch a glimpse of Edinburgh's medieval era, visit the city's oldest standing structure, St. Margaret's located inside the castle complex. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 10 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LONDON 
Depart from Edinburgh by train heading to London where your scenic train journey ends. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Jurys Inn Inverness

Jurys Inn Inverness

The hotel has links to the public transport network that can be found found some 1.6 kilometres away. This hotel comprises a total of 108 rooms spread over 5 floors. Some of the rooms have been recently refurbished to give them a more informal, spacious and welcoming feel. Wireless broadband Internet access is now available throughout the hotel, in addition to plenty of free on-site parking. Guests may make use of the lobby with 24-hour reception desk, as well as the relaxed and welcoming restaurant with lots of tasty food and a bar.The welcoming and cosy rooms come with a bathroom with hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, a fridge/minibar and a hire safe.Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a sauna and a gym.

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

This traditional Edinburgh hotel also has ample free parking and sits on a main bus route to the city center. In addition to the breathtaking views of Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and the Firth of Forth, you’ll be within easy reach of the city’s other beauty spots. Just a short trip away, you can find iconic attractions like Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia. You’ll also be able to take in Princes Street Gardens, top class museums and plenty of shops at the heart of Edinburgh. It’s also a city where there is always a festival happening – and not just the world-renowned comedy festival in late summer. Please note: Hotel ground floor rooms are only accessible by stairs.

Mercure Inverness Hotel

Mercure Inverness Hotel

Situated in the heart of Inverness' vibrant City Centre, Mercure Inverness Hotel boasts a dramatic Highlands backdrop overlooking the peaceful River Ness. This modern 4-star hotel is just six miles from Loch Ness and 200 metres from Inverness railway station, making it the perfect base-camp for guests looking to immerse themselves in Scottish culture. The newly refurbished rooms, restaurant and public areas have transformed the hotel into one of the most desirable stays in the city.

Kingsmills

Kingsmills

This hotel is beautifully set amidst 4 acres of beautifully-kept gardens and lawns in Inverness. The hotel is located just a 10 minutes' walking distance from the city centre, where guests can explore the wealth of restaurants, shopping opportunities and entertainment venues that it has to offer. Links to the public transport network are available nearby.

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

•City centre location, close to main shopping streets and attractions
•211 rooms and suites, all with complimentary WiFi access
•7 event rooms including a ballroom with city views for 300 guests
•Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Restaurant and a lounge area
•Executive Lounge with complimentary breakfast and refreshments
•Modern fitness room

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Built in 1903, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is a historic icon in the heart of Edinburgh's Princes Street and offers the largest number of rooms with views of Edinburgh Castle in the city.

A perfect base to explore Scotland's capital, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Edinburgh International Conference Centre and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our hotel also offers convenient access to Edinburgh's world-famous events, including the Edinburgh International Festival, Fringe and Military Tattoo.

Our hotel also offers:

• A casual and welcoming restaurant, Grazing by Mark Greenaway
• Peacock Alley and the Caley Bar
• The only Guerlain Spa in the UK, with relaxing French-style beauty treatments
• 12 meter pool, sauna, steam room and fitness center
• On-site car park
• Elegant ballroom, eight meeting and banquet spaces with natural daylight and air-conditioning

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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