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Highland Adventure

Experience a magical Scottish rail adventure on this fantastic short break in Fort William combining the glorious West Highland Line with the magnificent Jacobite Steam Train. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Highlands on the Nevis Range Gondola, cruise across Loch Linnhe, and indulge in a tour and tasting at the Ben Nevis Distillery.

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4 days from £619

 

DEPARTS

Tuesday 1 April 2025

Tuesday 24 June 2025

Tuesday 23 September 2025

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Journey by train on the stunning West Highland Line

  • Cruise Loch Linnhe in search of seals and porpoise

  • Soar to the heavens and experience stunning views on the Nevis Range Gondola

  • Marvel at spectacular Highland scenery

  • Enjoy a tour and tasting at the fascinating Ben Nevis Distillery

  • Steam on the famous "Harry Potter" Jacobite train to Mallaig

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

  • Cross the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 3 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

Journey from your home station to Glasgow and, on arrival, we take an early evening meal before boarding our train for the glorious journey past lochs, through forests, and over mountains on the spectacular West Highland Line to Fort William. Here, we will make our way to the Alexandra Hotel, our base for the next three nights. Those on our 'Tour Base Fare' will dine independently before meeting the group at the Alexandra Hotel.

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DAY 2

After breakfast this morning, we enjoy a cruise on Loch Linnhe, a scenic loch with an abundance of wildlife such as seals, porpoises, otters, and perhaps a golden eagle. On our return to Fort William, we have some free time to take lunch and explore the quaint shops before we take a tour of the fascinating Ben Nevis Distillery. We will learn about the vibrant history of one of the oldest licenced distilleries in Scotland concluding with a tasting of their whisky and, afterwards, we will soar skyward in the Nevis Range Gondola on a scenic ride to experience stunning panoramic views of the Highlands and Ben Nevis itself before returning to the hotel in time for our evening meal.

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DAY 3

Today, our adventure continues aboard the magnificent Jacobite Steam Train* to Mallaig journeying over the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct, capturing the views of Bonnie Prince Charlie's monument, Loch Shiel, and Loch Eilt. There is time to explore the picturesque harbour town of Mallaig, with its majestic views across to the Isle of Skye, before we return to Fort William for our final evening meal together.

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DAY 4

After breakfast, we bid farewell to Fort William and make our way to the station for our homeward journeys.

*We reserve the right to travel by heritage diesel train should the steam locomotive not be available / timetabled at the time of our visit.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

The Alexandra Hotel, Fort William

Located on the shores of Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil and close to the railway station, the Alexandra Hotel features a homely bar with an open fire and a spacious restaurant offering locally sourced dishes. The comfortable bedrooms provide an en-suite bathroom, a hairdryer, a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First*

Standard

London: Euston

£1,149

£865

Greater London

£1,169

£885

South of England

£1,219

£915

East Anglia

£1,219

£915

South West

£1,305

£995

Heart of England

£1,059

£859

Midlands

£1,075

£859

Yorkshire

£1,005

£829

North East

£935

£795

North West

£1,005

£809

South Wales

£1,149

£909

North Wales

£1,085

£865

Scotland

N/A

£775

 

*Please Note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class seating only and First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of their journey.

 

Join & Leave at Hotel £619

June & September Departure Supplement £180

Single Room Supplement £80

 

3 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

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

 

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