Romantic Journeys Of Scotland Including The Jacobite
8 Day - Tour No AB1139
This tour based in Newtonmore features two scenically superb journeys on ScotRail and the Jacobite Steam Train, a trip on a preserved line and a cruise on Loch Ness. You also have the opportunity to ride on the fastest mountain railway in the country, in the Cairngorms.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
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- Coach travel
- 2 overnights dinner, bed & breakfast
- 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast in Newtonmore
- one night entertainment
- single train journey on Strathspey Railway
- return train journey from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh on ScotRail
- return train journey from Fort William to Mallaig on the famous Jacobite Steam Train
- cruise on Loch Ness
ItineraryPortree © VisitScotland/Paul Tomkins
Day 1 Morning departure for the journey to the north of England for an overnight stop.
Day 2 Continuing the journey through the Lowland Hills past Glasgow, Perth and Pitlochry to arrive at Newtonmore late afternoon for a five night stay.
Day 3 Today you will travel to Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park where you will have a break before heading into the beautiful Glenmore Forest Park on your way to Cairngorm. Here you will have the opportunity (weather permitting) to take a ride on the fantastic Cairngorm Mountain Railway, taking you to the top in just eight minutes. You can have lunch in the Panoramic Restaurant and admire the superb views. Alternatively your lunch break would be in Aviemore. In the afternoon you will enjoy a single train ride on the Strathspey Railway from Aviemore to Boat of Garten and Broomhill.
Day 4 This morning travel north into the Highland capital of Inverness. Here you will join one of the Great Railway Journeys of the World – the line to Kyle of Lochalsh. The route takes you through some of the best scenery in the country, skirting lochs and passing remote villages. You will have a break in Kyle of Lochalsh before boarding the coach for the return journey to the hotel.
Day 5 This excursion will take you south west along the shore of Loch Laggan and through Glen Spean to Fort William, the largest town in the Highlands and lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis. Here you will have another train journey on the Jacobite Steam Train to Mallaig. This spectacular line passes hidden lochs and inlets, silver sands and crosses the magnificent 100ft high Glenfinnan viaduct, on its way west. Mallaig is a major fishing port and you will have time to wander around the harbour and explore before you catch the train for the return journey to Fort William, where you will rejoin the coach for the journey back to the hotel.
Day 6 Loch Ness is your destination today. You will travel through unspoilt scenery past Loch Mhor and along Stratherrick to Fort Augustus, situated on the most southern tip of Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way. Free time here for you to obtain lunch and then enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness, with commentary on board ‘The Royal Scot’ from the Caledonian Canal. Later you will depart and head north overlooking the loch towards Inverness before heading back to the hotel.
Day 7 Time to depart and retrace your steps south towards Perth, before heading across the Forth bridge and skirting Edinburgh on your way towards Northern England for an overnight stop.
Day 8 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.
ImageJacobite Train - visitscotland/Kenny Lam
ImageLoch Ness - copyright Robin Drayton
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Your Holiday Hotel HIghlander Hotel
Located on the outskirts of Newtonmore in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Lounge, bar, WiFi and restaurant.
NB: There is no lift, but plenty of bedrooms on the ground floor. Also the hotel consists of two separate buildings opposite each other, one housing the public area and one for bedrooms with external access between the two.
Overnight Hotels All bedrooms will be en-suite with TV.
Single room supplement £105
Holiday insurance £22.00 (70 years and over £34.50)