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Scottish Highland Railways

5 days from £459*
Departing: June - October 2017
* Price shown: 20 October 2017 from Belfast International - BFS
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Scottish railway splendour

Take in some of the UK's finest scenery on three of Scotland's most outstanding railway journeys. Enjoy a ride on the West Highland Line from Fort William to Mallaig, another from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh and an evocative steam-powered adventure on the wonderful Strathspey Steam Railway.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Rail travel from Inverness to Kyle - one of the 'Great Railway Journeys of the World'
  • Journey on the steam-hauled Strathspey Railway
  • Cross the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct on the 42-mile journey from Fort William to Mallaig
  • Visit the famous Highland resort of Aviemore
  • Four nights' carefully chosen dinner, bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation at either the Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore or the Carrbridge Hotel, Carrbridge
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Edinburgh
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers in Scotland
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly into Edinburgh and meet your Tour Manager before transferring to your hotel. Check in and then enjoy a couple of hours free to relax or explore the nearby riverside walks, before taking dinner at your hotel.

Day Two

Board your first train in Inverness, bound for Kyle of Lochalsh. Rolling out of the station to begin its scenic journey, the train hugs the edge of the Beauly Firth. Take in the views of the 'Black Isle' before we come to Dingwall, and then head west and ascend through the starkly beautiful northern Highlands. We'll pass the Torridon Hills before descending towards the jaw-dropping beauty of Loch Carron.

Day Three

The air is filled with the evocative smells of steam rail, today, as the Strathspey Steam Railway passes through pristine Highland scenery on its nine-and-a-half-mile journey to Aviemore. Once here you're free to explore or join us on an optional excursion on the Cairngorm Mountain Railway. This funicular, the UK's longest, is renowned for offering stunning views on clear days.

Day Four

Our last rail journey takes us along a 42-mile stretch of the West Highland Line to Mallaig. Cross the Glenfinnan viaduct's 21 arches, look out towards the wind-swept Isle of Skye and pass the white sands of Morar. At Mallaig, the day's destination, explore the heritage centre and walk the Mallaig Circuit to make the most of its spectacular views out over Mallaig harbour and across Loch Nevis to Knoydart.

Day Five

Join the coach as you transfer back to Edinburgh for your homeward flight. If time allows, you may be able to explore some of this historic city prior to departure.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Belfast International
Belfast International 02 October 2017 £544
Belfast International
Belfast International 20 October 2017 £459
Birmingham
Birmingham 31 July 2017 £654
Birmingham
Birmingham 06 September 2017 £689
Birmingham
Birmingham 12 September 2017 £649
Birmingham
Birmingham 20 September 2017 £649
Birmingham
Birmingham 24 September 2017 £619
Birmingham
Birmingham 27 September 2017 £619
Birmingham
Birmingham 02 October 2017 £619
Birmingham
Birmingham 10 October 2017 £579
Birmingham
Birmingham 12 October 2017 £579
Birmingham
Birmingham 18 October 2017 £559
Birmingham
Birmingham 26 October 2017 £559
Bristol
Bristol 26 July 2017 £629
Bristol
Bristol 18 August 2017 £605
Bristol
Bristol 31 August 2017 £585
Bristol
Bristol 14 September 2017 £589
Bristol
Bristol 05 October 2017 £544
Bristol
Bristol 12 October 2017 £519
Bristol
Bristol 19 October 2017 £489
Bristol
Bristol 26 October 2017 £489
Cardiff
Cardiff 26 July 2017 £629
Cardiff
Cardiff 18 August 2017 £629
Cardiff
Cardiff 31 August 2017 £629
Cardiff
Cardiff 14 September 2017 £619
Cardiff
Cardiff 05 October 2017 £579
Cardiff
Cardiff 12 October 2017 £579
Cardiff
Cardiff 19 October 2017 £539
Cardiff
Cardiff 26 October 2017 £539
East Midlands
East Midlands 26 June 2017 £709
East Midlands
East Midlands 14 August 2017 £675
East Midlands
East Midlands 31 August 2017 £619
East Midlands
East Midlands 22 September 2017 £629
East Midlands
East Midlands 28 September 2017 £609
East Midlands
East Midlands 02 October 2017 £639
East Midlands
East Midlands 16 October 2017 £599
Exeter
Exeter 06 September 2017 £700
Exeter
Exeter 20 September 2017 £725
Exeter
Exeter 27 September 2017 £675
Exeter
Exeter 18 October 2017 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 26 June 2017 £589
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 June 2017 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 July 2017 £569
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 July 2017 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 July 2017 £589
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 31 July 2017 £569
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 August 2017 £635
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 August 2017 £665
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 August 2017 £665
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 August 2017 £575
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 31 August 2017 £575
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 September 2017 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 04 September 2017 £559
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 September 2017 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 September 2017 £559
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 28 September 2017 £559
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 October 2017 £549
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 05 October 2017 £539
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 October 2017 £519
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 October 2017 £519
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 October 2017 £489
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 October 2017 £489
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 03 July 2017 £619
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 July 2017 £619
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 24 July 2017 £619
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 31 July 2017 £619
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 06 August 2017 £685
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 August 2017 £665
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 27 August 2017 £625
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 September 2017 £609
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 04 September 2017 £609
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 September 2017 £669
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 September 2017 £609
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 October 2017 £559
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 06 October 2017 £559
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 October 2017 £559
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 October 2017 £539
London Luton
London Luton 26 June 2017 £549
London Luton
London Luton 30 June 2017 £599
London Luton
London Luton 10 July 2017 £569
London Luton
London Luton 23 August 2017 £620
London Luton
London Luton 31 August 2017 £579
London Luton
London Luton 14 September 2017 £559
London Luton
London Luton 24 September 2017 £559
London Luton
London Luton 02 October 2017 £519
London Luton
London Luton 16 October 2017 £489
London Stansted
London Stansted 03 July 2017 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 10 July 2017 £569
London Stansted
London Stansted 24 July 2017 £569
London Stansted
London Stansted 31 July 2017 £569
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 August 2017 £575
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 August 2017 £575
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 August 2017 £595
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 August 2017 £575
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 September 2017 £584
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 September 2017 £569
London Stansted
London Stansted 04 September 2017 £589
London Stansted
London Stansted 10 September 2017 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 September 2017 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 28 September 2017 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 October 2017 £549
London Stansted
London Stansted 05 October 2017 £519
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 October 2017 £519
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 October 2017 £519
London Stansted
London Stansted 10 October 2017 £519
London Stansted
London Stansted 12 October 2017 £519
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 October 2017 £519
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 October 2017 £489
London Stansted
London Stansted 26 October 2017 £489
Manchester
Manchester 26 June 2017 £659
Manchester
Manchester 30 June 2017 £649
Manchester
Manchester 14 August 2017 £675
Manchester
Manchester 23 August 2017 £645
Manchester
Manchester 31 August 2017 £645
Manchester
Manchester 02 September 2017 £659
Manchester
Manchester 04 September 2017 £629
Manchester
Manchester 16 September 2017 £659
Manchester
Manchester 22 September 2017 £629
Manchester
Manchester 24 September 2017 £629
Manchester
Manchester 28 September 2017 £629
Manchester
Manchester 02 October 2017 £624
Manchester
Manchester 14 October 2017 £589
Manchester
Manchester 16 October 2017 £569
Manchester
Manchester 26 October 2017 £569
Norwich
Norwich 26 July 2017 £709
Norwich
Norwich 18 August 2017 £715
Norwich
Norwich 31 August 2017 £715
Norwich
Norwich 14 September 2017 £699
Norwich
Norwich 05 October 2017 £659
Norwich
Norwich 12 October 2017 £659
Norwich
Norwich 19 October 2017 £629
Norwich
Norwich 26 October 2017 £629
Southampton
Southampton 14 August 2017 £755
Southampton
Southampton 02 September 2017 £729
Southampton
Southampton 12 September 2017 £789
Southampton
Southampton 16 September 2017 £699
Southampton
Southampton 22 September 2017 £729
Southampton
Southampton 28 September 2017 £679
Southampton
Southampton 02 October 2017 £709
Southampton
Southampton 10 October 2017 £639
Southampton
Southampton 12 October 2017 £639
Southampton
Southampton 14 October 2017 £639
Southampton
Southampton 26 October 2017 £609

Carrbridge Hotel 

Set on the banks of the River Dulnain, and boasting spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains, this hotel was originally established in 1803 as an inn for weary travellers. It has been extended and refurbished over the years, and now has 100 bedrooms.

Highlander Hotel 

We're sure that you will be delighted with the friendly service and warm hospitality that are the hallmarks of a stay at the Highlander, which is always popular with Newmarket guests.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately three hours.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Train journeys

Please note, the West Highland and Kyle lines are both scheduled ScotRail services, and use diesel-powered engines. In the unlikely event of a steam locomotive breaking down on the Strathspey Railway, we reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive. All train journeys are single journeys.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

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This has to be the best short holiday that we have had from the start to the finish tour guide hotel food and trips exceptional, looking forward to Hebrides trip next year
Confirmed traveller: 08 May 2017
Published on: 13 May 2017