Fort William & The Jacobite 8 Days - Croit Anna
Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain's most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis.
Our journey takes us across the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct, as seen the Harry Potter films which overlooks Loch Shiel and the Jacobite monument. Beyond Glenfinnan are the beautiful villages of Lochailort, Arisaig and Morar and we travel past Morar and the silvery beaches used in a number of famous films. Our destination is Mallaig, a port in Lochabar, where you can watch the ferries going to and from the Scottish islands, enjoy some freshly caught seafood, or browse the craft shops, before re-boarding the Jacobite to return to Fort William.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel To Overnight Hotel
We depart and make our way to our overnight hotel. /n
Day 2 - Continue To Resort
Day 3 - Isle of Skye
A scenic journey takes us along Loch Lochy, then past the Five Sisters of Kintail to the much photographed Eilean Donan Castle. We continue to Kyle of Lochlash and across to the Misty Isle with a short tour of Skye visiting Portree, famous for its colourful cottages and then onto Broadford nestled below Ben na Calliach./n
Day 4 - The Jacobite Steam Railway
Enjoy a splendidly nostalgic steam journey along the West Highland Line aboard the famous Jacobite Steam Railway - one of the greatest railway journeys in the world. Cross the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct which overlooks Loch Shiel. There will be some free time in the fishing port of Mallaig before we rejoin the Jacobite for our return journey./nPlease Note: for operational reasons the journey along the West Highland Line may be onboard standard diesel services./n
Day 5 - Day at Leisure
Day 6 - Loch Ness & Inverness
Take in the spectacular scenery of the Highlands as we travel along the shores of infamous Loch Ness to reach Inverness. Admire the brooding mountains, green hills and vast expanse of Loch Ness as we make our way to the 'capital' of the Highlands - a vibrant and bustling city located at the top of the Great Glen. /n
Day 7 - Return Travel To Overnight Hotel
We depart and make our way to our overnight hotel./n
Day 8 - Return Travel
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Situated on the shores of Loche Linnhe, just three miles from the centre of Fort William, with spectacular views across the loch from all of the public rooms and most of the bedrooms, the Croit Anna hotel offers a comfortable and friendly base in which to relax during a coach holiday to Fort William. The Croit Anna Hotel has 91 bedrooms with central heating and/or individual electric heating, bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, internal telephone, TV with radio channels and free WiFi. There is a panoramic lounge, spacious bars, terrace and entertainment most evenings. No lift but some ground floor rooms. All single rooms situated on 1st & 2nd floors. Extensive car parking.