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Twixmas in Inverness & the Highlands

A relaxing festive break between Christmas and New Year to the spectacular Scottish Highlands. Staying in the heart of Inverness at the popular Palace Hotel, this superb rail holiday offers a wealth of wonderful winter landscapes from the comfort of your seat and includes one of the world's greatest railway journeys, the Kyle Line

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4 days from £415



Tuesday 27 December 2022



  • Discover the spectacular Highlands mountains winter scenery

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

  • Make the most of free time to explore Inverness, the capital of the Highlands

  • Enjoy a Hogmanay evening and festive celebrations


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening plus 1 cream tea and 1 light lunch

  • 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 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 three nights, is the wonderful Palace Hotel located on the banks of the River Ness. We enjoy mulled wine and mince pies on arrival before our delicious festive themed evening meal.



This morning after a leisurely full Scottish breakfast (with at least 54 choices for our breakfast feast!) we have free time discover the compact and picturesque city of Inverness. We can visit the magnificent cathedral church, lovely riverside cafes, and historic Old Town. In the afternoon we warm up back at the hotel with festive charades and an afternoon cream tea of scones and cakes. We can relax at the hotel or spend time in the superb leisure club before dinner.

B, LR, D


We take the amazing Kyle Line train, Scotland's original "Great Railway Journey of the World", coast-to-coast through stunning winter scenery and across mountain plateau. Look out for wild deer, eagles, and Plockton village, before dramatic sea vistas are revealed as we arrive at Kyle of Lochalsh. Here we enjoy a light lunch (or a packed lunch), overlooking the Isle of Skye, before retracing our steps to Inverness. Tonight, we have a pre-dinner glass of bubbly and enjoy a festive finale with a Hogmanay themed dinner and celebrations.

B, L, D


Today we bid farewell to Inverness and, if travelling by train, return over the mountains to Edinburgh and homeward stations.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, LR=Light Refreshments, D=Dinner


Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness

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



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*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 £415


£10 Tour Discount for holders of National Railcards


Single Room Supplement £90


3 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal, 1 cream tea 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

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