Scotland’s Iconic Railways

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28 Sep 2018 - 17 Oct 2018
Duration: 5 nights departing 28th September & 12th October 2018
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TRAVEL ALONG SOME OF THE GREATEST RAILWAYS IN THE WORLD!

Travel along some of the greatest railways in the world on this exhilarating break and discover the outstanding beauty of the Scottish Highlands. From the foot of Ben Nevis, we join the West Highland Line for an unforgettable journey to Mallaig, passing lochs and glens and crossing the incredible 21-arch viaduct of Harry Potter fame. Our next railway treat is the Kyle Line, the original ‘Great Railway Journey of the World’ as featured in Michael Palin’s popular documentary series, with dramatic sections carved out of solid rock. Our final trip is aboard the Strathspey Steam Railway, the longest, most scenic steam heritage railway in Scotland, which cuts through the Cairngorms national park.

DAY 1: LONDON – INVERNESS

Your holiday begins when you meet our Tour Manager at London King’s Cross and board the train for Inverness, where we spend a relaxing evening in our hotel.

DAY 2: INVERNESS

After a hearty breakfast we board our private coach and set off for a memorable journey along the world famous Malt Whisky Trail, which includes a guided tour of one of the distilleries and a ‘wee dram’ to try. We then return to our hotel.

DAY 3: WEST HIGHLAND LINE

Today’s excursion takes us to the town of Fort William, framed by the shores of Loch Linnhe and Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. This is where we join the West Highland Line for a journey along one of the most scenic railways in Britain. We disembark in Mallaig, an attractive fishing port, and enjoy some free time before we return to our hotel.

DAY 4: KYLE LINE

We head to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, for a journey along the Kyle Line. This single track, as featured on Michael Palin’s Great Railway Journeys of the World, takes us through miles of breathtaking scenery as it climbs the Highlands, passing wooded hillsides and lochs before reaching the quaint village of the Kyle of Lochalsh. We take a scenic drive around the southern side of the peninsula en route to our hotel.

DAY 5: STRATHSPEY STEAM RAILWAY

After breakfast we travel to one of Scotland’s premier resorts, Aviemore, and board the Strathspey Steam Railway to Broomhill. The sounds and smells of this beautiful journey allow you to relive a bygone age, whether you remember the days of steam or not. We return to our hotel.

DAY 6: INVERNESS – LONDON

This morning we board the train from Inverness Central station for the return journey to London King’s Cross.

PRICES (BASED ON 2 PEOPLE SHARING A TWIN ROOM):

28th September 2018: £729
12th October 2018: from £699

Join directly at our hotel on any date and save £100 per person.

Single supplement: £100

12th October – hotel upgrade supplement £200 per person sharing a twin room and £300 single room.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Return rail journey from London King’s Cross to Inverness
  • Private coach travel in Scotland
  • Five nights’ half board accommodation in Carrbridge
  • Services of our Tour Manager

Plus the following excursions:

  • Coach trip along the Malt Whisky Trail
  • Visit to a whisky distillery
  • Single journey on the West Highland Line
  • Single journey on the Kyle Line
  • Single journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway

CARRBRIDGE HOTEL (OR SIMILAR)

A warm welcome awaits you at the family-run Carrbridge Hotel, which nestles in the spectacular Cairngorm national park. The building itself dates back to the early 19th century and has been sympathetically extended and refurbished over the years. In the Grill Room Restaurant enjoy delicious food before chatting with friends over a drink in the bar.

MACDONALD AVIEMORE RESORTS, AVIEMORE

Situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, the resort offers a truly magical location. The leisure facilities include a large swimming pool, steam room and a gym. The resort also has a cinema showing all the latest films in 3D and 4K as well as luxury brand shopping. The comfy bedrooms all offer en suite bathrooms, television, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities.

Upgrade to Macdonald Resorts hotel for £200 per person based on two people sharing and single rooms are from only £300.

Exact hotel will be confirmed on your joining instructions.