5 Days Half Board by Coach & Rail
Our NEW five day Holidays by Train itinerary features some of Scotland’s most famous rail journeys. Look forward to magnificent glens and passes, travelling alongside shimmering lochs all amidst the foothills of soaring peaks. Based in Newtonmore, on the edge of the Grampian Mountains it is a simple task to access the spectacular Kyle Line and the world famous Jacobite Steam Railway that are included on this fabulous tour.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Monday: Meet your Tour Manager at London Euston Station for our lunchtime departure on the West Coast Line to Glasgow. On arrival we transfer by coach to Newtonmore in time for a late dinner.
Tuesday: A great start to our Scottish rail journeys today as we drive to Inverness and join the scheduled service along the spectacular Kyle Line - with cameras at the ready, sit back and enjoy an enchanting two and a half hour journey as we wind our way across the North West Highlands. Re-joining our coach at the Kyle of Lochalsh, we return through scenic Glen Shiel and via the tranquil shores of Loch Lochy and Loch Laggan.
Wednesday: One of the many highlights of our holiday today as we head west to enjoy a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train. This service is regarded as one of the great rail journeys of the world and an unforgettable experience. You can look forward to ‘steaming’ past the much photographed viaduct at Glenfinnan, the beautiful scenery that surrounds Loch Shiel and Loch Morar as well as enjoying visits to Fort William and Mallaig - the ‘Gateway to skye’.
Thursday: Enjoy the last, but certainly not the least, of our Scottish rail journeys. We drive to Aviemore and join the Victorian Strathspey Steam Railway for a truly memorable trip through the heart of the Highlands, stopping at Boat of Garten and alighting at Broomhill, where the views are said to be amazing. Our coach will meet us here and take us to Grantown-on-Spey, in the heart of ‘Whisky Country’.
Friday: We drive back to Glasgow and join the mainline service to London Euston arriving late afternoon.
Times (in local time) are as follows, but are subject to change:
Depart Euston 11.30
Return Euston 17.09
First Class: Euston to Glasgow Return £159 per person
Please ask for details at the time of booking
Everything included - Holidays by Train
- All rail travel in standard class
- Four nights hotel accommodation with dinner, bed and breakfast
- Itinerary, admissions and local transfers as stated
- The services of the Grand UK Tour Manager