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Romantic Highlander

Romantic Highlander

A delightful Railtrail tour inspired by the BBC "Great Railway Journeys of the World" TV series which saw Michael Palin travelling through the spectacular Scottish Highlands to the Kyle of Lochalsh.

5 Days From £725

 

DEPARTS

Tuesday 21 April 2020

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Tuesday 16 June 2020

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sir Michael Palin’s ‘Great Railway Journey’ to the Kyle of Lochalsh

  • Sensational mountain scenery of the Highland Line to Inverness

  • Nostalgic steam train ride on the Strathspey Railway

  • Enjoy a tour and tasting at a local distillery

  • ‘Monster spotting’ Loch Ness cruise

  • Historic Urquhart Castle

  • Visit legendary Isle of Skye

  • Superb spa hotel leisure facilities

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner each evening, plus light refreshments on the Strathspey Railway

  • 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 on our rail inclusive package the wonderfully picturesque Highland Line takes you through Perth, Pitlochry and over Cairngorm Mountains to Inverness and our hotel on the banks of the River Ness.

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DAY 2

A relaxing morning of 'monster spotting' as we cruise along Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle. Explore the brooding ruins before we continue back along the lochside to Inverness for an afternoon at leisure to explore the capital of the Highlands.

B, D

DAY 3

A superb day as we take a beautiful relaxing and scenic circular coach tour of the Grampians and Speyside. We include a wonderful whiff of nostalgia on the Strathspey Steam Railway with refreshments served en route as we steam along the whole length of the line from Aviemore to Broomhill (renowned as Glenbogle in the old TV series 'Monarch of the Glen'). After a tour and wee dram at a local whisky distillery we pass through stunning Highland scenery as we complete our circular tour back to Inverness.

B, LR, D

DAY 4

After breakfast we board the train for the journey of a lifetime, Scotland's Kyle Line. Simply one of the world's finest coast to coast rail adventures, it is a heady cocktail of dramatic scenery and romantic legend. After crossing the great mountain plateaux and its wonderful vistas we arrive on the west coast at Kyle of Lochalsh. Here we board our private coach to cross the Skye Bridge for a scenic tour on the Isle of Skye through Broadford to Portree with views to the brooding Cullin Hills, before returning to Kyle of Lochalsh and our train back to Inverness.

B, D

DAY 5

Today we bid farewell to Inverness and, if travelling by train, return over the mountains to Edinburgh and homeward stations.

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B=Breakfast, LR=Light Refreshments, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness

Overlooking the River Ness, a short stroll from the city centre, this superior quality, traditional Scottish hotel has well appointed bedrooms all en-suite with hospitality tray, radio, TV and free Wi-Fi. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and beauty salon.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Kings Cross

£1,005

£885

Greater London

£1,025

£895

South of England

£1,055

£910

East Anglia

£1,075

£919

South West

£1,155

£970

Heart of England

£1,055

£910

Midlands

£1,045

£895

Yorkshire

£985

£875

North East

£955

£859

North West

£1,005

£879

South Wales

£1,099

£935

North Wales

£1,045

£905

Scotland

£885

£825


 

Join & Leave at Hotel £735

 

£10 tour discount for holders of National Railcards

 

MAY Departure Supplement £40

JUNE Departure Supplement £60

 

Single Room Supplement £215

 

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

Hotel Porterage

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