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Festive Highlands Tartan & Taster

Our great value pre-Christmas Scottish tour stays at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William and is packed with fantastic attractions and stunning scenery. This winter warmer in the western Highlands includes excellent excursions, great rail journeys on the West Highland and Kyle Lines, Half board at the hotel, a bubbly drinks reception on arrival along with Scottish themed singing and dancing entertainment.

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5 days from £529



Tuesday 3 December 2024



  • Enjoy a tour of the Ben Nevis Distillery with a wee dram

  • Trundle across the Glenfinnan Viaduct en route to Mallaig on the West Highland Line

  • Take an original ‘Great Rail Journey of the World’ on the spectacular Kyle Line

  • Explore the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle

  • Journey along the Great Glen and Loch Ness

  • Breakfast & Dinner every day

  • Bubbly reception on arrival

  • Shortbread in room on arrival

  • Entertainment on 2 evenings


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening, Plus Scottish themed evening entertainment including singing and dancing.

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage


For those booking our rail inclusive package, our Tour Manager will meet you at Glasgow Central. From here we will transfer to Fort William by private coach, where a light meal will be waiting at our hotel for the next four nights, the Alexandra Hotel.



This morning a truly stunning coach journey awaits as we travel into the Great Glen, driving alongside Loch Ness en route to Inverness. Here we join the original 'Great Railway Journey of the World' made famous from Michael Palin's trailblazing programme - The Kyle Line. We enjoy the scenery as our train climbs past great forests, stopping briefly in small hamlets, before descending through lochs and stunning seascape scenery to Kyle of Lochalsh, overlooking the Isle of Skye. Our circular tour is then completed by coach and a visit to the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle before heading south through the western Highlands to Fort William for our evening meal.

B, D


Today after breakfast we rejoin the West Highland Line for the final part of the epic journey to Mallaig. Trundling first past the Caledonian Canal's locks, we head through rocky mountain landscapes, crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct, where Bonnie Prince Charlie's monument and Loch Shiel are viewed before bursting out onto the Atlantic coastline of golden white sands with distant views of Rhum and Eigg. Enjoy time in Mallaig with views across the sea to Skye before returning by train to Fort William.

B, D


After breakfast there is free time to have a look around Fort William and you may wish to visit the West Highland Museum in the centre of the town. This afternoon our local coach takes us the short distance to the Glencoe Visitor Centre, which tells the history of this haunting, yet stunning area. We visit the nearby Ben Nevis Distillery for a tour and a warming 'wee dram' before returning to our hotel.

B, D


After a hearty breakfast this morning we bid farewell to Fort William. For those having booked our rail inclusive package we will see most of the West Highland Line in wintry daylight glory, climbing high across the heather of Rannoch Moor, whose splendid isolation can only be experienced by train or on foot (no road leads here), before skirting Lochs Lomond, Long and Gareloch en route to Glasgow, from where we disperse to our home stations.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


The Alexandra Hotel, Fort William

Situated in the heart of Fort William, close to the railway station this traditional Victorian hotel offers comfortable bedrooms with TV and radio, telephone and hospitality tray. The hotel has a homely bar with open fire and a spacious restaurant offering locally sourced dishes.



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*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.


Join & Leave at Hotel £539


£10 Tour Discount for holders of National Railcards


Single Room Supplement £85


4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal, Scottish Themed entertainment

Shortbread & Bubbly reception on arrival

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described.

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage


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