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A family firm with an ethos of honesty and integrity. Our passion for delivering quality escorted holidays by rail at great value fares along with consistently excellent customer service has stood us in good stead for over 40 years.

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Picturesque Highland Seasons

Experience a relaxing circular tour of the spectacular Scottish Highlands. Discover some of the most stunning scenery and landscapes from the comfort of your seat, steam on the magnificent Jacobite Steam Train across the fantastic Glenfinnan Viaduct, journey on Scotland's "Great Railway Journey of the World" plus enjoy free time to explore the picturesque city of Inverness.

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5 days from £999

 

DEPARTS

Tuesday 22 April 2025

Tuesday 13 May 2025

Tuesday 17 June 2025

Tuesday 15 July 2025

Tuesday 7 October 2025

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Marvel at spectacular Highlands Mountain scenery

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

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

  • Take the fabulous Highland Line climbing through the Cairngorms

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

  • Cross the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct

  • Enjoy "monster spotting" at Loch Ness

  • Journey 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:

  • 4 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 1 lunch

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

Journey from your home station to Inverness travelling along the spine of Scotland on the wonderfully picturesque High Line through Perth, Pitlochry, and over the Cairngorm Mountains. On arrival in Inverness, we will make our way to the Palace Hotel, our base for the next two nights. We enjoy free time to explore our new surroundings before meeting for our first evening meal together.

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DAY 2

Today, 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 Kyle 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 cafés, 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 Moorings at Banavie.

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DAY 4

After breakfast this morning, we take a magical train journey along the rail route to the Isles aboard the Jacobite Steam Train*. We cross the fantastic 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 Rum 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 travel by train along the stunning West Highland route over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor to Glasgow 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, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

HOTELS

Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness

Nestled on the banks of the River Ness, opposite Inverness Castle, the Palace Hotel & Spa offers an elegant bar and restaurant, relaxing lounge, and a superb leisure club with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, and gymnasium. The individually styled bedrooms provide private bathrooms with a hairdryer, a flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, free Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

Moorings Hotel, Fort William

Set amidst the picturesque Highlands on the banks of the Caledonian Canal, the Moorings Hotel offers warm Scottish hospitality with a stylish restaurant serving seasonal dishes and a relaxing lounge bar providing local ales. The modern bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First*

Standard

London: Out - Kings Cross, Rtn - Euston

£1,455

£1,235

Greater London

£1,469

£1,249

South of England

£1,515

£1,279

East Anglia

£1,515

£1,279

South West

£1,499

£1,279

Heart of England

£1,345

£1,179

Midlands

£1,329

£1,179

Yorkshire

£1,265

£1,149

North East

£1,219

£1,125

North West

£1,285

£1,145

South Wales

£1,385

£1,205

North Wales

£1,335

£1,179

Scotland

N/A

£1,129

 

*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.

 

£10 tour discount for holders of National Railcards

Join & Leave at Hotels £1,009

May, June & October Departure Supplement £100

July Departure Supplement £140

Single Room Supplement £450

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 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 & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

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Railtrail Tours Limited
21 The Smithfield Centre, Leek
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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