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Great Highland Railway Journeys

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8347

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

7 days

UK 2022

PRICE FROM ? £819 per person
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Itinerary

Description

The beautiful Scottish Highlands offer some of the most picturesque and celebrated railways in the world, where sparkling lochs, dramatic moorlands and striking mountain scenery combine to create spectacular backdrops to captivating journeys. We experience the very best on this fabulous break as we travel on the Kyle of Lochalsh line to Inverness, take a trip on the Strathspey Railway through the glorious Cairngorms National Park and enjoy a steam-hauled voyage on the West Highland Line between Fort William and Mallaig.This is an unforgettable way to discover Scotland – these breathtaking rail journeys promise to enchant.

Air Itinerary

Kyle of Lochalshto Inverness Railway (full day)

We travel out to the rugged west coast of Scotland to join the Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness Railway, which takes us eastwards to the capital of the Highlands. This beautiful line has been likened to a symphony in three parts: pastoral, mountain and marine. From our perfect vantage point, we enjoy the magnificent landscapes that provide the backdrop for a wonderfully scenic rail journey, as we take in many of the area’s shimmering lochs and sweeping moors along the way. We journey along the southern bank of the mysterious Beauly Firth, through Dingwall and past the huge isolated mountain of Ben Wyvis before arriving in Inverness.

Aviemore & Strathspey Railway (full day)

We head to Aviemore for time at leisure. Popular for its stunning views of the Cairngorms, the town is also home to a fascinating stone circle that is more than 4,000 years old. We then make our way to Aviemore station to board a train on the Strathspey Railway that takes us through the picturesque mountain vistas, heather-clad moors and woodland of the Cairngorms National Park, the largest national park in the British Isles. We journey to Broomhill station which famously featured asGlenbogle station in the popular BBC series Monarch of the Glen.

 

West Highland Line & Mallaig (full day)

We board ‘The Jacobite’ steam train in Fort William and travel across the mountainous west coast of Scotland, considered by many to be the most scenic rail journey in the world. This section of the West Highland Line crosses the 100ft-high Glenfinnan Viaduct used in the Harry Potter film sequences featuring the Hogwarts Express. You don’t need to be a fan of the films to appreciate this journey though, as the scenery in reality beats any cinematography hands down! We disembark in the bustling port of Mallaig.

 

Please note: West Coast Railways reserves the right to substitute The Jacobite with an alternative engine or diesel-powered locomotive in the event of breakdown, or if urgent repairs are needed, without notice or refund.

Air Bullets

  • Return flights to Glasgow
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • First and last night at a selected hotel in Glasgow with breakfast
  • 4 nights at the Caledonian Hotel, Fort William with dinner & breakfast
  • Heritage train journeys on the Kyle of Lochalsh Railway, Strathspey Railway & the West Highland Line
  • Free time in Aviemore
  • Escorted by a tour manager

Search Bullets

  • 4 nights at the Caledonian Hotel, Fort William with dinner & breakfast
  • First and last night at a selected hotel in Glasgow with breakfast
  • Heritage train journeys on the Kyle of Lochalsh Railway, Strathspey Railway & the West Highland Line
  • Free time in Aviemore
  • Escorted by a tour manager

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Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, with a greater range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are a little more spacious and have additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, a bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or with waiter service.

Coach Itinerary

Coach Itinerary

Kyle of Lochalshto Inverness Railway (full day)

We travel out to the rugged west coast of Scotland to join the Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness Railway, which takes us eastwards to the capital of the Highlands. This beautiful line has been likened to a symphony in three parts: pastoral, mountain and marine. From our perfect vantage point, we enjoy the magnificent landscapes that provide the backdrop for a wonderfully scenic rail journey, as we take in many of the area’s shimmering lochs and sweeping moors along the way. We journey along the southern bank of the mysterious Beauly Firth, through Dingwall and past the huge isolated mountain of Ben Wyvis before arriving in Inverness.

 Aviemore & Strathspey Railway (full day)

We spend time at leisure in Aviemore. Popular for its stunning views of the Cairngorms, the town is also home to a fascinating stone circle that is more than 4,000 years old. We then make our way to Aviemore station to board a train on the Strathspey Railway that takes us through the picturesque mountain vistas, heather-clad moors and woodland of the Cairngorms National Park, the largest national park in the British Isles. We journey to Broomhill station which famously featured asGlenbogle station in the popular BBC series Monarch of the Glen.

 West Highland Line & Mallaig (full day)

We head by coach to Fort William, a picturesque town which sits in the shadow of Ben Nevis. Here we board ‘The Jacobite’ steam train and travel across the mountainous west coast of Scotland, considered by many to be the most scenic rail journey in the world. This section of the West Highland Line crosses the 100ft-high Glenfinnan Viaduct used in the Harry Potter film sequences featuring the Hogwarts Express. You don’t need to be a fan of the films to appreciate this journey though, as the scenery in reality beats any cinematography hands down. We disembark in the bustling port of Mallaig.

Please note: West Coast Railways reserves the right to substitute The Jacobite with an alternative engine or diesel-powered locomotive in the event of breakdown, or if urgent repairs are needed, without notice or refund.

Coach highlights

Coach highlights
  • Return coach travel
  • First and last night at the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport with breakfast
  • 4 nights at the Macdonald Strathspey Hotel, Aviemore with dinner & breakfast
  • Heritage train journeys on the Kyle of Lochalsh Railway, Strathspey Railway & the West Highland Line
  • Free time in Aviemore

Flight Info

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

Hotel transfers may be in shared vehicles. You may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum.

Holiday operated by Just Go! Holidays under ATOL No.10889

Booking Flights

Please note the following information when booking flights.

  • We will need passenger names (First and Last name only) as per passport. These names MUST match with your passport (please add in the “notes” section of the booking process)

  • Please note the flights will be booked in the names given to us during the booking and that changes to names will incur a charge from the airline which will be passed on to you, along with a £10.00 Just Go! amendment fee. (If you do not enter a full name during the booking process one of our reservations staff will contact you following your booking)

  • Are you travelling on a British passport? (If not please let us know)

  • Do you or any of you party require assistance at the airport

  • Luggage will be booked as per the flight terms above. Where hold luggage is included this will be the airline minimum usually 15 or 20kg per person.

  • Day time flights will be booked and time sent over by either post or email on the ATOL certificate. (Flights booked outside the hours of 0600-18:00 customers will be contacted.)

  • Flight arrivals/departures are grouped for transfers and passengers may have to wait up to an hour on arrival for incoming/delayed flights.

  • Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable once they are booked by our air department.

  • All passengers are responsible to do their own on-line check-in
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Accommodation

Selected Hotel

We spend the first and last night of our break either at the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport, just a short walk from the airport terminal, or the Glasgow Argyle Hotel, BW Signature Collection, located near the centre of Glasgow.

In the Scottish Highlands, we stay at the Caledonian Hotel near Fort William, a picturesque town which sits in the shadow of Ben Nevis. The hotel boasts lovely views of Loch Linhe, a comfortable lounge, restaurant and bar plus en-suite rooms with tea and coffee-making facilities and a TV.

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