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Summer Highlander

Enjoy a summer 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. This superb summer rail holiday offers a wealth of wonderful scenery from the comfort of your seat and includes two of the world's greatest railway journeys - the Kyle Line and the West Highland Line with the fabulous Jacobite steam train.

View Dates & Book

5 days from £649

 

DEPARTS

Tuesday 22 June 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 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. Upon arrival in Inverness we walk the short distance to the Mercure Hotel, our base for the next two nights.

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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 morning we enjoy free time in Inverness to discover this compact and picturesque city. 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 aboard the Jacobite steam train*. 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

For those having booked our rail inclusive package the beautiful West Highland Line from Fort William back to Glasgow concludes our holiday, passing across remote moors and through the glens to Loch Lomond and finally along the shores of the Clyde as we approach Glasgow for homeward trains.

*In the unlikely event of the steam train being unavailable we reserve the right to substitute a diesel train or undertake the journey by road coach.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Mercure Hotel, Inverness

The 4-star Mercure hotel is situated in the centre of Inverness and 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.

 

Alexandra Hotel, Fort William

Situated close by the railway station this comfortable Victorian villa hotel offers all rooms en suite with TV and radio, telephone and hospitality tray. The dining room is proud of its locally sourced Table d’Hôte menu.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Out: Kings Cross

Ret: Euston

£975

£825

Greater London

£989

£835

South of England

£1,029

£855

East Anglia

£1,035

£859

South West

£1,065

£885

Heart of England

£955

£809

Midlands

£945

£805

Yorkshire

£879

£779

North East

£849

£765

North West

£905

£779

South Wales

£995

£839

North Wales

£945

£809

Scotland

N/A

£735


Join & Leave at Hotel £659

 

£10 Tour Discount for holders of National Railcards

 

Single Room Supplement £115

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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Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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