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Summer Highlander

Enjoy a summer circular tour of the spectacular 'Great Railway Journeys of the Scottish Highlands'. You may have seen them on TV and now you too can experience some of the most stunningly beautiful scenery in Europe. This superb summer rail holiday offers a wealth of wonderful landscapes from the comfort of your seat and includes two of the world's greatest railway journeys - the Kyle Line and the West Highland Line with the fabulous Jacobite steam train.

View Dates & Book

5 days from £789

 

DEPARTS

Tuesday 20 June 2023

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spectacular Highlands mountain scenery

  • The "Great Railway Journey of the World" to Kyle of Lochalsh

  • Steam on the famous "Harry Potter" Jacobite train to Mallaig

  • Take the fabulous Highland Line climbing through the Cairngorms

  • See the Bonnie Prince Charlie monument at the head of Loch Shiel

  • Cross magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct

  • Enjoy "monster spotting" at Loch Ness

  • By train over Rannoch Moor on the stunning West Highland Line

  • Free time to explore Inverness, the capital of the Highlands

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening plus 1 light lunch

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

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager



 

 

DAY 1

For those booking our rail inclusive package we travel along the spine of Scotland. Leaving the Lowlands behind the wonderfully picturesque Highland Line takes us through Perth, Pitlochry and over the Cairngorm Mountains to Inverness. Our base in Inverness for the next two nights, is the wonderful Palace Hotel located on the banks of the River Ness.

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DAY 2

We take the amazing Kyle Line train, Scotland's original "Great Railway Journey of the World", coast-to-coast through stunning scenery and across mountain plateau. Look out for wild deer, eagles, and the palm trees of Plockton village, before dramatic sea vistas are revealed as we arrive at Kyle of Lochalsh. Here we enjoy a light lunch at the Kyle Hotel, overlooking the Isle of Skye, before retracing our steps to Inverness.

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DAY 3

This morning we enjoy free time in Inverness to discover this compact and picturesque city. We can visit the magnificent cathedral church, lovely riverside cafes, and historic Old Town before departing by road and travelling alongside Loch Ness, with a short break for photography and monster spotting. We then continue through the beautiful Great Glen to Fort William where we check-in to our hotel for two nights, the Alexandra.

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DAY 4

Today we take a magical train journey along the rail route to the Isles aboard the Jacobite steam train*. We cross the world renowned Glenfinnan Viaduct, overlooking Loch Shiel and the Bonnie Prince Charlie monument; a view made even more famous in the Harry Potter films. We round Loch Eilt with its trees of the ancient Caledonian Forest and burst out onto the white-sanded Atlantic shoreline at Morar. Catch distant views of the Isles of Eigg and Rhum before we reach the terminus at Mallaig overlooking the Isle of Skye. After a sightseeing break we return to Fort William.

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DAY 5

For those having booked our rail inclusive package the beautiful West Highland Line from Fort William back to Glasgow concludes our holiday, passing across remote moors and through the glens to Loch Lomond and finally along the shores of the Clyde as we approach Glasgow for homeward trains.

*In the unlikely event of the steam train being unavailable we reserve the right to substitute a diesel train or undertake the journey by road coach.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness

Overlooking the River Ness, just short stroll from the city centre, this 4 star hotel has well-appointed bedrooms with hospitality tray, radio, TV and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a stylish bar and restaurant, relaxing lounge and superb newly refurbished leisure club with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gymnasium.

 

Alexandra Hotel, Fort William

Situated in the heart of Fort William, close to the railway station this traditional 3 star Victorian hotel offers comfortable bedrooms with TV and radio, telephone, and hospitality tray. The hotel has a homely bar with open fire and the spacious restaurant offering locally sourced dishes.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First*

Standard

London: Out: Kings Cross

Ret: Euston

£1,129

£969

Greater London

£1,145

£979

South of England

£1,185

£1,005

East Anglia

£1,195

£1,005

South West

£1,235

£1,039

Heart of England

£1,105

£959

Midlands

£1,099

£955

Yorkshire

£1,035

£929

North East

£999

£909

North West

£1,055

£925

South Wales

£1,155

£989

North Wales

£1,095

£955

Scotland

N/A

£879


 

*Please Note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class seating only and First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of their journey.

Join & leave at Hotel £799

 

£10 tour discount for holders of National Railcards

 

Single Room Supplement £180

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal, 1 light lunch

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

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Important – Please select the number of passengers before proceeding to ‘Book Now’

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