Scotland’S Iconic Railways
- Duration: 6 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TDIAREULT0618
- Travel Type: Eurostar
Travel along some of the greatest railways in the world on this exhilarating break and discover the outstanding beauty of the Scottish Highlands. From the foot of Ben Nevis, we join the West Highland Line for an unforgettable journey to Mallaig, passing lochs and glens and crossing the incredible 21 arch viaduct of Harry Potter fame. Our next railway treat is the Kyle Line, the original ‘Great Railway Journey of the World’ as featured in Michael Palin’s popular documentary series, with dramatic sections carved out of solid rock. Our final trip is aboard the Strathspey Steam Railway, the longest, most scenic steam heritage railway in Scotland, which cuts through the Cairngorms National Park.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
• Return rail journey from London Euston to Inverness • Private coach travel in Scotland • Five nights’ half board accommodation in Carrbridge • Coach trip along the Malt Whisky Trail • Visit to a whisky distillery • Single journey on the West Highland Line • Single journey on the Kyle Line • Single journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway • Services of our Tour Manager
Your holiday begins when you meet our Tour Manager at London Euston and board the train for Inverness, where we spend a relaxing evening in our hotel.
After a hearty breakfast we board our private coach and set off for a memorable journey along the world famous Malt Whisky Trail, which includes a guided tour of one of the distilleries and a ‘wee dram’ to try. We return to our hotel.
Today’s excursion takes us to the town of Fort William, framed by the shores of Loch Linnhe and Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. This is where we join the West Highland Line for a journey along one of the most scenic railways in Britain. We disembark in Mallaig, an attractive fishing port, and enjoy some free time before we return to our hotel.
We head to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, for a journey along the Kyle Line. This single track, as featured on Michael Palin’s Great Railway Journeys of the World, takes us through miles of breathtaking scenery as it climbs the Highlands, passing wooded hillsides and lochs before reaching the quaint village of the Kyle of Lochalsh. We take a scenic drive around the southern side of the peninsula en route to our hotel.
After breakfast we travel to one of Scotland’s premier resorts, Aviemore, and board the Strathspey Steam Railway to Broomhill. The sounds and smells of this beautiful journey allow you to relive a bygone age, whether you remember the days of steam or not. We return to our hotel.
This morning we board the train from Inverness Station for the return journey to London Euston.
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Accommodation will be at the three star Visit Scotland assessed Carrbridge Hotel situated in Carrbridge. All the bedrooms have private en-suite facilities, colour television, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities. All public facilities are located on the ground floor with level access and include a bar, restaurant and lounge. The hotel also has 2 lifts for your convenience, which service most floors. Log onto www.carrbidgehotel.com where you can see a short information video about the hotel and surrounding area.
Important: at the time of your booking we must be advised of any medical condition / disability / special diet which may effect you or any of your party. If we are not then we regret we cannot be held responsible for any problems which may arise as a result of thisBack to top