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Scottish Highlands More Inclusive

Our great value winter and spring breaks based at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William are packed with fantastic inclusions and stunning scenery! The popular tours explore the beautiful western Highlands and offer excellent excursions, great rail journeys on the West Highland Line and Kyle Line, full board at the hotel and three drinks vouchers each evening, along with entertainment on one night.

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5 days from £429

 

DEPARTS

Tuesday 16 February 2021

Tuesday 16 March 2021

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • The beautiful West Highland Line from Fort William

  • The Nevis Gondola cable car

  • Tour of the Ben Nevis Distillery with a wee dram

  • Trundle across the Glenfinnan Viaduct en route to Mallaig on the West Highland Line

  • Take an original ‘Great Rail Journey of the World’ on the spectacular Kyle Line

  • Coach trip along the Great Glen and Loch Ness

  • Dinner every day, plus 4 lunches

  • 3 Drinks Vouchers each evening in the hotel

  • Entertainment on 1 evening

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening plus 4 lunches (3 will be picnic lunches)

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

For those booking our rail inclusive package, our Tour Manager will meet you at Glasgow Central, transferring across the city to Queen Street Station for our evening journey on the West Highland Line to Fort William. On arrival at our Alexandra Hotel our base for the next four nights, a welcome light evening meal is served.

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DAY 2

After breakfast your morning is free to explore Fort William. We then meet back at the hotel for a light lunch after which, our local coach takes us the short distance to the Nevis Gondola cable car, which whisks us high up Aonach Mor for incredible views. Back in Fort William, we visit the Ben Nevis Distillery for a tour and a warming 'wee dram' before heading back to the hotel for our evening meal.

B, L, D

DAY 3

Today we pick up our packed lunches from the hotel and rejoin the West Highland Line for the final part of the epic journey to Mallaig. Trundling first past the Caledonian Canal's locks, we head through rocky mountain landscapes, crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct, where Bonnie Prince Charlie's monument and Loch Shiel are viewed before bursting out onto the Atlantic coastline of golden white sands with distant views of Rhum and Eigg. Enjoy time in Mallaig with views across the sea to Skye before returning to Fort William.

B, PL, D

DAY 4

This morning a truly stunning coach journey awaits as we travel into the Great Glen, driving alongside Loch Ness en route to Dingwall. Here we join the original 'Great Railway Journey of the World' made famous from Michael Palin's trailblazing programme - The Kyle Line. We enjoy our packed lunch as our train climbs past great forests, stopping briefly in small hamlets, before descending through lochs and stunning seascape scenery to Kyle of Lochalsh, overlooking the Isle of Skye. Our circular tour is then completed by coach, heading south through the western Highlands to Fort William for our final evening meal.

B, PL, D

DAY 5

The hotel provides one final packed lunch today, as we bid farewell to Fort William. For those having booked our rail inclusive package we will see the section of the West Highland Line in wintry daylight glory, climbing high across the heather of Rannoch Moor, whose splendid isolation can only be experienced by train or on foot (no road leads here), before skirting Lochs Lomond, Long and Gareloch en route to Glasgow, from where we disperse to our home stations.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, PL=Packed Lunch, D=Dinner

The Alexandra Hotel, Fort William

Situated in the heart of Fort William, close to the railway station this traditional Victorian hotel offers comfortable bedrooms with TV and radio, telephone and hospitality tray. The hotel has a homely bar with open fire and the spacious restaurant offering locally sourced dishes.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Euston

£825

£635

Greater London

£839

£649

South of England

£879

£669

East Anglia

£879

£669

South West

£849

£665

Heart of England

£729

£585

Midlands

£715

£585

Yorkshire

£655

£555

North East

£629

£539

North West

£679

£555

South Wales

£769

£609

North Wales

£719

£585

Scotland

N/A

£549


Join & Leave at Hotel £439

 

£10 Tour Discount for holders of National Railcards

 

Single Room Supplement £95

 

MARCH DEPARTURE SUPPLEMENT £20

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal, 4 lunches (including 3 packed lunches)

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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21 The Smithfield Centre, Leek
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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