Scotland’s Iconic Railways

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17 Apr 2019 - 3 Oct 2019
Duration: 6 days
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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 British tour. Discover the outstanding beauty of the Scottish Highlands; from the foot of Ben Nevis where we join the West Highland Line, to the unforgettable scenery of Mallaig. Next is the Kyle Line; the original ‘Great Railway Journey of the World’, as featured in Michael Palin’s popular documentary series. Finally we board the Strathspey Steam Railway, the longest, most scenic steam heritage railway in Scotland; cutting through the Cairngorms national park to give you an experience you’ll never forget.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Five nights’ half board accommodation in Inverness
  • Private coach travel in Scotland
  • Services of our Tour Manager

Plus the following excursions:

  • Coach trip along the Malt Whisky Trail
  • Feel like a true ‘Scot’ as you visit a whisky distillery
  • Step aboard as you journey on the West Highland Line
  • Sit back and relax on your journey on the Kyle Line
  • Enjoy an unforgettable journey on the historic Strathspey Steam Railway
  • Free time in Mallaig

Day 1: Inverness

Make your own way to our hotel where you meet our Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Day 2: Malt Whisky Trail

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: Home

After breakfast you are free to check out of our hotel and depart at leisure; you could even take the opportunity to explore some more of inverness.

Please note: We cannot guarantee that all our rail journeys will be steam hauled.

HOTEL CHECK-IN TIMES

    Make your own way to and from hotel

      Check in from 15.00
      Check out 10.00

Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa in Inverness

The 3-star Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa is located on the banks of the River Ness in Inverness. Facilities at the hotel include restaurant, lounge, spa, swimming pool and fitness suite. Bedrooms are comfortably furnished and have private facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea & coffee making facilities and flat screen TV.