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Springtime Highlander

Springtime Highlander

A circular tour of the spectacular 'Great Railway Journeys of the Scottish Highlands'. You may have seen them on TV and now you too can experience some of the most stunningly beautiful scenery in Europe. A superb value Railtrail holiday.

5 Days From £465

 

DEPARTS

Tuesday 16 March 2021

Tuesday 23 March 2021

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spectacular Highlands mountain scenery

  • The "Great Railway Journey of the World" to Kyle of Lochalsh

  • Ride the magical "Harry Potter" line to Mallaig

  • Take the fabulous Highland Line climbing through the Cairngorms

  • See the Bonnie Prince Charlie monument at the head of Loch Shiel

  • Cross magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct, of Harry Potter movie fame

  • Enjoy "monster spotting" at Loch Ness

  • By train over Rannoch Moor on the stunning West Highland Line

  • Free time to explore Inverness, the capital of the Highlands

 

Also Included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening plus 1 light lunch

  • 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 we travel by train along the spine of Scotland. Leaving the Lowlands behind the wonderfully picturesque Highland Line takes us through Perth, Pitlochry and over the Cairngorm Mountains to Inverness. Our hotel for the next two nights is the Mercure Inverness, located just a short walk from the station.

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DAY 2

We take the amazing Kyle Line train, Scotland's original "Great Railway Journey of the World", coast-to-coast through stunning scenery and across mountain plateau. Look out for wild deer, eagles and the palm trees of Plockton village, before dramatic sea vistas are revealed as we arrive at Kyle of Lochalsh. Here we enjoy a light lunch in the renowned Lochalsh Hotel, overlooking the Isle of Skye, before retracing our steps to Inverness.

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DAY 3

This enjoy free time to discover the compact and picturesque city of Inverness. We can visit the magnificent cathedral church, lovely riverside cafes and historic Old Town before departing by road and travelling alongside Loch Ness, with a short break for photography and monster spotting. We then continue through the beautiful Great Glen to Fort William where we check-in to our hotel for two nights, the Alexandra.

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DAY 4

Today we take a magical train journey along the rail route to the Isles. We cross the world renowned Glenfinnan Viaduct, overlooking Loch Shiel and the Bonnie Prince Charlie monument; a view made even more famous in the Harry Potter films. We round Loch Eilt with its trees of the ancient Caledonian Forest and burst out onto the white-sanded Atlantic shoreline at Morar. Catch distant views of the Isles of Eigg and Rhum before we reach the terminus at Mallaig overlooking the Isle of Skye. After a sightseeing break we return to Fort William.

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DAY 5

After breakfast we bid farewell to Fort William, and for those who have booked our rail inclusive package we travel by train along the stunning West Highland route over wild and remote Rannoch Moor to complete our circular rail holiday back to the Lowlands and Glasgow for trains to homeward stations.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Mercure Hotel, Inverness

Situated in the centre of Inverness, the 4-star Mercure hotel boasts an excellent waterside setting overlooking the River Ness. The railway station is conveniently located just a short walk from the hotel. The recently refurbished, stylish bar and restaurant have fantastic views. The hotel also has a gymnasium. The modern bedrooms are well equipped with free Wi-Fi, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

The Alexandra Hotel, Fort William

Situated in the heart of Fort William, close to the railway station this traditional 3-star 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.

 

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Out: Kings Cross

            Return: Euston

£789

£639

Greater London

£805

£649

South of England

£845

£669

East Anglia

£849

£675

South West

£879

£699

Heart of England

£755

£629

Midlands

£759

£619

Yorkshire

£695

£595

North East

£669

£579

North West

£719

£595

South Wales

£809

£655

North Wales

£759

£625

Scotland

N/A

£549

 

Join & Leave at Hotels £475

 

£10 tour discount for holders of National Railcards

 

Single Room Supplement £75

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal, 1 light lunch

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

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Important – Please select the number of passengers before proceeding to ‘Book Now’

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