Scotland's Romantic Highland Railways
The Scottish Highlands are a visual treat and this special holiday will see them from a different view as you glide through ever changing scenery much of which cannot be seen by road. Enjoy time on the Jacobite Railway, Harry Potter's famous express. The Kyle Line was reported by Michael Palin to be one of the world's most beautiful rail journeys in the world, and the journey by steam to Broomhill, or should we say Glenbogle from TV's Monarch of the Glen is amazing. Train enthusiast or simply a lover of amazing scenery this holiday will surely be a visual treat.
4 Nights, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Single Journey on the Jacobite Railway
Single Journey on the Kyle Line
Single Journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Duke of Gordon Hotel * * * (May 2023)
Enjoy entertainment each evening in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Dating back to the 18th Century and boasting Queen Victoria as a former patron the hotel prides itself on quality cuisine. Bedrooms offer TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer & iron. Lift.
Balavil Hotel * * * (September 2023)
This beloved family run hotel lies in the centre of the village of Newtonmore nestled with the Cairngorm National Park. A warm, personal welcome awaits, along with indoor pool, lounge, bar and restaurant. Bedrooms offer, TV, tea/coffee making facilities & hairdryer. Lift.
EXCURSION 1: Today, we travel by coach enjoying the beautiful scenery as we go to Fort William, to join the Jacobite Steam Railway. We leave Fort William and the back drop of Ben Nevis following the shores of Loch Linnhe. A short stop will be made at Glenfinnan for photos of the monument, viaduct- and its 21 archways and Loch Sheil. Leaving Glenfinnan, the landscape opens up and we catch our first glimpse of the sea. From here, it is only short distance to our final destination, the busy fishing town of Mallaig. We'll enjoy free time in the fishing village and return via road seeing the stunning scenery from a different perspective.
EXCURSION 2: We journey to Inverness to board the Kyle Line headed for Lochalsh. The journey takes us north-west from Inverness to Dingwall before climbing over the Highlands through beautiful wooded hillsides passing magnificent Lochs with twists and turns in and out of loch side inlets and arriving at the coast at Plockton, with yachts anchored in the shelter of its beautiful bay. The final section of the journey is perhaps the most dramatic, as it is carved through the solid rock that leads to Kyle Pier and the end of the journey. Our coach then takes us across the bridge to the Isle of Skye to enjoy a little free time before our journey back to our hotel by coach.
Today we visit the Highland Folk Museum - Britain's first open air museum, reflecting on life in Scotland from the 1700s up to the mid 1900s. Then on to Aviemore before enjoying a journey on the Strathspey Railway. We travel through Boat of Garten and onto Broomhill, the railway takes you on a nostalgic 45 minute trip along part of the original Highland Railway.
Please note on some occasions the journey's may operate in reverse.Back to top