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Springtime Highlander

Join us on a 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. A superb value Railtrail holiday.

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5 days from £585

 

DEPARTS

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Tuesday 19 March 2024

 

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 the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct

  • 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

 

 

DAY 1

For those booking our rail inclusive package we travel by train 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. Our hotel for the next two nights is the Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness, located just a short walk from the station.

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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 Kyle Hotel, before retracing our steps to Inverness.

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DAY 3

This morning we enjoy free time to discover the compact and picturesque city of Inverness. 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. 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

After breakfast we bid farewell to Fort William, and for those who have booked our rail inclusive package we travel by train along the stunning West Highland route over wild and remote Rannoch Moor to complete our circular rail holiday back to the Lowlands and Glasgow for trains to homeward stations.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness

Overlooking the River Ness, just a short stroll from the city centre, this 4-star hotel has well-appointed bedrooms with hospitality tray, radio, TV, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a stylish bar and restaurant, relaxing lounge and superb newly refurbished leisure club with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, and gymnasium. 

 

The Alexandra Hotel, Fort William

Situated in the heart of Fort William close to the railway station, this traditional 3-star Victorian hotel offers comfortable bedrooms with TV and radio, telephone, and hospitality tray. The hotel has a homely bar with an open fire and a spacious restaurant offering locally sourced dishes.

 

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Out - Kings Cross, Rtn - Euston

£1,049

£825

Greater London

£1,065

£839

South of England

£1,109

£869

East Anglia

£1,109

£869

South West

£1,089

£869

Heart of England

£935

£765

Midlands

£919

£765

Yorkshire

£855

£735

North East

£819

£719

North West

£875

£729

South Wales

£979

£795

North Wales

£925

£765

Scotland

N/A

£719



*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.

 

Join & Leave at Hotels £595

 

£10 tour discount for holders of National Railcards

 

Single Room Supplement £175

 

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

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

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