Strikingly handsome cities, breathtakingly beautiful lochs and glens, noble malts, tranquil romantic isles, white sandy beaches and some of the world's best railway journeys - Scotland has it all!
Two countries, an island described as 'Scotland in Miniature', two of the great railway journeys of the British Isles, a heritage line, a distillery, magnificent gardens and the UNESCO World Heritage Giant's Causeway - all on one unique new Railtrail tour!
Discover the peace, tranquility and rich heritage of the beautiful islands of Orkney & Shetland on our two night mini-cruise to the northernmost reaches of the UK, part of a wider grand tour visiting John O'Groats, historic Stirling and Edinburgh, Scotland's proud capital.
The Western Highlands offer amazing views and this tour promises an action packed few days. Explore both branches of the West Highland Line, visit the Isle of Mull, ride the Jacobite Steam Train to Mallaig, and visit two distilleries for a tour and a 'wee dram'. Not forgetting a cruise on the steamship Sir Walter Scott on idyllic Loch Katrine.
37 years ago Michael Palin's first 'Great Railway Journey' to Kyle of Lochalsh prompted Dave to organize his first tour. We thought now would be a great time to recreate Palin's second 'Great Railway Journey' from 'Derry to Kerry'! Experience the fabulous line from Coleraine to Londonderry and the scenic East Coast Line from Dublin to Wexford, enjoy the contrasts of Belfast, Dublin, Waterford and Tralee, and wonder at the natural beauty of the Causeway Coast and the Ring of Kerry!
Travel coast to coast from Land's End to John O'Groats! Explore England, Scotland & Wales on one tour! Stay in two castle hotels, the original Railtrail hotel and a hideaway in the western Highlands! All on a one-off, once in a lifetime grand tour of mainland Britain.
Island hop from Skye to Uist and from Harris to Lewis on this magical tour of the Hebridean islands. Every day is different as each sublime, rugged and breathtaking landscape unfolds before you. And for 2017 this popular tour is further enhanced with a visit to the Isle of Mull and a lovely journey on the western branch of the West Highland Line.
Build up a head of steam, uncovering Scotland's heritage from a different angle. Enjoy a day at the Bo'ness & Kinneil Steam Gala, soar above the canals by boat on the remarkable Falkirk Wheel and steam through the Highlands on the Strathspey Railway on a tour that also features the best of Scottish brewing.
Designed to coincide with the first ever winter season of the Jacobite Steam, this new tour stays at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William and packs in lots of content, with three included excursions, all meals included during your stay at the hotel and some drinks each evening, along with entertainment on two nights on our welcoming winter warmer in the western Highlands.
The West Highland Line by Jacobite Steam Train, the Kyle Line & the Cairngorms Line - experience a truly magical pre-Christmas rail tour of the Scottish Highlands in all their wintry glory, followed by a relaxing and homely Christmas in Stirling with all the trimmings and an excursion to Edinburgh.
Festive & Winter Tours 2017 - 2018