2017 Highland Rail Voyager

2017 Highland Rail Voyager

We roam the glorious Highlands and take a "Great Railway Journey of the World" on this all-rail escorted holiday. Relax as magnificent vistas glide past your window and the sensational views unfold.

4 Days From Only £309.00

 

DEPARTS

Saturday 22 April 2017

Saturday 6 May 2017

Monday 3 July 2017

Monday 10 July 2017

Saturday 16 September 2017

Saturday 30 September 2017

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • An "All-Rail" holiday

  • Spectacular Highland scenery

  • The famous railway line to the Kyle of Lochalsh, westwards o’er majestic mountains

  • Afternoon tea overlooking the Isle of Skye

  • Take the remote ‘Far North’ line to Thurso; en route for Caithness horizons espy fairytale castles, great coastal vistas and dramatic swathes of wilderness

  • Based in Inverness, at the heart of the Capital of the Highlands

  • Stay in the unique splendour of an original railway hotel

 

Includes the Great British Railway Journey along the Kyle of Lochalsh - the original "Great Railway Journey of the World" - just one of many great rail journeys you can enjoy "On Tour with Railtrail".

 

DAY 1

For customers booking our rail inclusive package, we travel by train through Scotland and climb high into the mountains along the glorious Highland Line through Stirling, Perth and Aviemore to the city of Inverness.

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DAY 2

A highlight of your holiday - travelling by train on one of the world's finest coast-to-coast railway journeys to the Kyle of Lochalsh, immortalised in Michael Palin's original "Great Railway Journeys of the World" TV series. The train stops briefly at the tiny townships of Achnashellach and Achnasheen before descending through forest and glen to Loch Carron and the west coast of Scotland.

As the train clings to the rocky shoreline you are rewarded with dream-like vistas across this mighty sea loch to the skyline of the dark Cuillin Hills, majestically dominant on the Isle of Skye, before we slowly draw into Kyle of Lochalsh, our journey's end. Here we take refreshments at the Lochalsh Hotel, with time to relax and view 'across the water' to Skye - a view described by Michael Palin as 'one of the great breakfast table views of the world'.

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DAY 3

Today's scenic rail journey is one of many contrasts, as we take the Far North Line through Caithness, one of the last true wildernesses in Europe, to Thurso on the most northerly shoreline of Britain. A two hour break gives time to stretch your legs, stroll along the riverside and seafront and perhaps explore some of the enthralling history of the area at the fascinating "Caithness Horizons", before experiencing more dramatic scenery en route back to Inverness.

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DAY 4

After breakfast it is time to bid farewell to the Highlands and customers booking our rail package return by train, past the Cairngorm Mountains and down through the Lowlands to Edinburgh and homeward stations.

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B=Breakfast, T=Afternoon Tea, D=Dinner

HOTEL

 

Royal Highland, Inverness

A classic Scottish ‘station hotel’, the Royal Highland offers guests the charm and elegance of a distinguished past, combined with modern facilities. The bedrooms have been tastefully contemporised whilst retaining their unmistakably traditional feel, including satellite television and even a choice of pillows.

 

FARES

 

Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: Kings Cross

£560

£450

-£20

Greater London

£600

£475

-£20

South of England

£600

£475

-£25

East Anglia

£620

£485

-£25

South West

£735

£560

-£40

Heart of England

£600

£475

-£25

Midlands

£585

£455

-£20

Yorkshire

£540

£440

-£20

North East

£505

£425

-£20

North West

£560

£445

-£20

South Wales

£675

£520

-£35

North Wales

£590

£470

-£20

Scotland

£415

£385

-£10

 

Join & Leave at Hotel £309

 

Single Room Supplement £90

 

May Departure Supplement £70

July Departure Supplement £90

September Departure Supplement £90

 

3 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal, 1 tea

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

Rail travel, as described

All excursions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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

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