Great Railways of the Scottish Highlands
Incredible rail journeys and the glorious scenery of the Scottish Highlands the perfect combination for a wonderful break close to home. Your railway adventures begins aboard the Jacobite Steam Train for a journey through Scotland’s most spectacular scenery and across the Glenfinnan viaduct, with stops at Mallaig and Glenfinnan, home of the monumental tower built to commemorate Bonnie Prince Charlie. You’ll then embark on one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world, from Inverness to the Kyle of Lochalsh, before continuing on to discover Scotland’s most romantic castle, Eilean Donan, which offers incredible views of the Isle of Skye. Your last rail journey is a nostalgic trip on the Strathspey Steam Railway from Aviemore through the striking Boat of Garten to Broomhill, but not before indulging in a tour and a tasting at a malt whisky distillery!
Your Holiday Includes
Included Holiday Highlights
Day 1 Inverness
Make your own way to Inverness, where your hotel is located in the centre of the city, just a short stroll from Inverness Castle and the River Ness. Join your fellow guests for a welcome drink.
Day 2 Jacobite Steam Train – Mallaig – Glenfinnan
Your rail adventure begins after breakfast when you board the famous Jacobite Steam Train for a two-hour journey through some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. The route, considered by many to be one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, crosses the Glenfinnan viaduct, before continuing to the charming fishing port of Mallaig, where you’ll make a stop at lunch time.
Day 3 Kyle of Lochalsh
Today you will embark on one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world, from Inverness to the Kyle of Lochalsh on the west coast. This magnificent trip takes you through some incredible scenery across open moorland and through stunning valleys.
Day 4 Whisky-tasting, Culloden Battlefields & Strathspey Steam Railway
Today you will visita distilleryto find out about the traditional art of malt whisky distilling. Enjoy a tour, followed by a tasting of single malts and pick up some tips about how best to appreciatethe wonderfulflavours.
Day 5 Inverness
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before checking out of your hotel and starting your journey home.