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!
The Highlands of Scotland are arguably at their most glorious during the golden weeks of Autumn. This grand tour of Scotland in miniature offers a wealth of spectacular autumnal scenery out of your window, including two of the world's greatest railway journeys - the Kyle Line and the West Highland Line.
Build up a head of steam, uncovering Scotland's heritage from a different angle. Enjoy the Bo'ness & Kinneil Steam Railway, 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.
Our festive pre-Christmas Scottish 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, 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.
A great value winter or spring break to an old favourite, the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William, this tour 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.
A circular tour of the spectacular 'Great Railway Journeys of the Scottish Highlands'. You may have seen them on TV; now you too can experience some of the most stunningly beautiful scenery in Europe.
Build up a head of steam, uncovering Scotland's heritage from a different angle. Enjoy the Bo'ness & Kinneil Steam Railway, soar above the canals by boat on the remarkable Falkirk Wheel, cruise Loch Katrine by steamship and steam through the Highlands on the Strathspey Railway on a tour that also features two great distilleries.
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. Arrive in style on the stunning West Highland line and pause on your journey home in beautiful Speyside on a grand tour of the Highlands and Hebrides.
A great wee break exploring the enchanting southern isles lying tantalisingly off Scotland's shores. From our base in Irvine on the Ayrshire coast, we explore the Isle of Bute, before spending a couple of days touring the magical isle of Arran, described as "Scotland in Miniature", from our base at the lovely Auchrannie Resort.
We have resurrected one of Dave's original tours, giving it a few tweaks here and there, to create a grand tour of Scotland. Combine the great railway journeys of the West Highland Line and the Kyle Line through the majestic Highlands with a hop across its islands. Eight days of memorable Caledonian contrasts.
We have rejigged our Northern Isles tour for 2019 to spend two nights on the Orkneys. Discover the peace, tranquility and rich heritage of the beautiful islands of Orkney & Shetland on our 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.
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!
39 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!
Award winning rail holidays in the UK and Europe. All departing in 2019