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Scottish Highland Railways

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Departing: August 2017 - October 2018
* Price shown: 20 October 2017 from Belfast City - BHD
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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.

Highland Rail Tour Highlights

  • 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

What does the price include?

  • 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

Highland Rail Tour Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Scotland

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: Included rail travel from Inverness

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: Included Strathspey steam rail journey

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: Included West Highland rail journey

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: Travel to Edinburgh and fly home

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 City
Belfast City 20 October 2017 £459
Belfast International
Belfast International 02 October 2017 £544
Birmingham
Birmingham 12 September 2017 £649
Birmingham
Birmingham 27 September 2017 £619
Birmingham
Birmingham 02 October 2017 £619
Birmingham
Birmingham 10 October 2017 £604
Birmingham
Birmingham 12 October 2017 £579
Birmingham
Birmingham 18 October 2017 £559
Birmingham
Birmingham 26 October 2017 £559
Birmingham
Birmingham 09 April 2018 £569
Birmingham
Birmingham 18 April 2018 £589
Birmingham
Birmingham 27 April 2018 £589
Birmingham
Birmingham 09 May 2018 £629
Birmingham
Birmingham 16 May 2018 £629
Birmingham
Birmingham 05 June 2018 £659
Birmingham
Birmingham 13 June 2018 £659
Birmingham
Birmingham 13 July 2018 £679
Birmingham
Birmingham 25 July 2018 £679
Birmingham
Birmingham 30 August 2018 £679
Birmingham
Birmingham 05 September 2018 £659
Birmingham
Birmingham 11 September 2018 £659
Birmingham
Birmingham 26 September 2018 £659
Birmingham
Birmingham 11 October 2018 £629
Birmingham
Birmingham 25 October 2018 £599
Bristol
Bristol 31 August 2017 £585
Bristol
Bristol 14 September 2017 £609
Bristol
Bristol 05 October 2017 £544
Bristol
Bristol 12 October 2017 £519
Bristol
Bristol 19 October 2017 £489
Bristol
Bristol 26 October 2017 £489
Bristol
Bristol 05 April 2018 £499
Bristol
Bristol 09 April 2018 £499
Bristol
Bristol 15 April 2018 £519
Bristol
Bristol 20 April 2018 £519
Bristol
Bristol 23 April 2018 £519
Bristol
Bristol 07 May 2018 £569
Bristol
Bristol 13 May 2018 £559
Bristol
Bristol 18 May 2018 £559
Bristol
Bristol 20 May 2018 £559
Bristol
Bristol 07 June 2018 £589
Bristol
Bristol 15 June 2018 £589
Bristol
Bristol 22 June 2018 £609
Bristol
Bristol 02 August 2018 £629
Bristol
Bristol 17 August 2018 £609
Bristol
Bristol 23 August 2018 £609
Bristol
Bristol 26 August 2018 £609
Bristol
Bristol 07 September 2018 £609
Bristol
Bristol 23 September 2018 £589
Bristol
Bristol 27 September 2018 £589
Bristol
Bristol 01 October 2018 £549
Bristol
Bristol 05 October 2018 £549
Bristol
Bristol 09 October 2018 £549
Bristol
Bristol 18 October 2018 £529
Bristol
Bristol 25 October 2018 £499
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
Cardiff
Cardiff 05 April 2018 £529
Cardiff
Cardiff 20 April 2018 £549
Cardiff
Cardiff 23 April 2018 £549
Cardiff
Cardiff 07 May 2018 £599
Cardiff
Cardiff 18 May 2018 £589
Cardiff
Cardiff 07 June 2018 £619
Cardiff
Cardiff 15 June 2018 £619
Cardiff
Cardiff 22 June 2018 £639
Cardiff
Cardiff 02 August 2018 £659
Cardiff
Cardiff 17 August 2018 £639
Cardiff
Cardiff 07 September 2018 £639
Cardiff
Cardiff 27 September 2018 £619
Cardiff
Cardiff 01 October 2018 £579
Cardiff
Cardiff 09 October 2018 £579
Cardiff
Cardiff 25 October 2018 £529
East Midlands
East Midlands 31 August 2017 £619
East Midlands
East Midlands 28 September 2017 £609
East Midlands
East Midlands 02 October 2017 £639
East Midlands
East Midlands 16 October 2017 £599
East Midlands
East Midlands 13 April 2018 £559
East Midlands
East Midlands 16 April 2018 £579
East Midlands
East Midlands 23 April 2018 £579
East Midlands
East Midlands 04 May 2018 £629
East Midlands
East Midlands 18 May 2018 £629
East Midlands
East Midlands 01 June 2018 £669
East Midlands
East Midlands 05 July 2018 £669
East Midlands
East Midlands 31 August 2018 £669
East Midlands
East Midlands 07 September 2018 £649
East Midlands
East Midlands 27 September 2018 £669
East Midlands
East Midlands 01 October 2018 £609
East Midlands
East Midlands 25 October 2018 £589
Exeter
Exeter 27 September 2017 £745
Exeter
Exeter 18 October 2017 £609
Exeter
Exeter 18 April 2018 £639
Exeter
Exeter 09 May 2018 £679
Exeter
Exeter 16 May 2018 £679
Exeter
Exeter 13 June 2018 £709
Exeter
Exeter 25 July 2018 £729
Exeter
Exeter 05 September 2018 £709
Exeter
Exeter 26 September 2018 £709
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 August 2017 £595
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 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 £554
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 October 2017 £519
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 October 2017 £489
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 October 2017 £544
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 05 April 2018 £499
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 April 2018 £499
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 April 2018 £499
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 April 2018 £499
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 April 2018 £509
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 19 April 2018 £509
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 April 2018 £509
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 April 2018 £509
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 April 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 04 May 2018 £559
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 May 2018 £549
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 May 2018 £549
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 18 May 2018 £559
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 May 2018 £549
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 June 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 June 2018 £579
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 15 June 2018 £579
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 June 2018 £579
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 05 July 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 July 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 July 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 August 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 August 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 31 August 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 September 2018 £579
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 September 2018 £579
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 September 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 September 2018 £579
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 October 2018 £539
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 05 October 2018 £539
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 October 2018 £539
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 25 October 2018 £529
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 26 October 2018 £499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 27 August 2017 £725
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 September 2017 £639
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 04 September 2017 £609
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 £609
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 October 2017 £539
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 April 2018 £559
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 April 2018 £559
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 19 April 2018 £579
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 27 April 2018 £669
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 May 2018 £599
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 May 2018 £599
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 May 2018 £629
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 May 2018 £599
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 June 2018 £629
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 June 2018 £629
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 17 July 2018 £649
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 August 2018 £649
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 August 2018 £649
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 31 August 2018 £649
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 September 2018 £629
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 30 September 2018 £629
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 October 2018 £589
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 October 2018 £589
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 26 October 2018 £559
London Luton
London Luton 31 August 2017 £579
London Luton
London Luton 14 September 2017 £559
London Luton
London Luton 02 October 2017 £519
London Luton
London Luton 16 October 2017 £489
London Luton
London Luton 13 April 2018 £479
London Luton
London Luton 23 April 2018 £489
London Luton
London Luton 27 April 2018 £579
London Luton
London Luton 15 June 2018 £559
London Luton
London Luton 05 July 2018 £579
London Luton
London Luton 23 August 2018 £579
London Luton
London Luton 27 September 2018 £579
London Luton
London Luton 01 October 2018 £519
London Luton
London Luton 05 October 2018 £519
London Luton
London Luton 25 October 2018 £519
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 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 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
London Stansted
London Stansted 05 April 2018 £479
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 April 2018 £479
London Stansted
London Stansted 19 April 2018 £489
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 April 2018 £489
London Stansted
London Stansted 05 May 2018 £529
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 May 2018 £529
London Stansted
London Stansted 12 May 2018 £529
London Stansted
London Stansted 18 May 2018 £539
London Stansted
London Stansted 05 June 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 June 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 June 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 18 June 2018 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 29 June 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 July 2018 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 July 2018 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 21 July 2018 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 August 2018 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 August 2018 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 August 2018 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 31 August 2018 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 September 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 September 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 11 September 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 15 September 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 September 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 04 October 2018 £519
London Stansted
London Stansted 11 October 2018 £529
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 October 2018 £519
London Stansted
London Stansted 18 October 2018 £509
London Stansted
London Stansted 26 October 2018 £479
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 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
Manchester
Manchester 08 April 2018 £549
Manchester
Manchester 09 April 2018 £549
Manchester
Manchester 13 April 2018 £549
Manchester
Manchester 16 April 2018 £569
Manchester
Manchester 22 April 2018 £569
Manchester
Manchester 23 April 2018 £569
Manchester
Manchester 04 May 2018 £619
Manchester
Manchester 05 May 2018 £589
Manchester
Manchester 12 May 2018 £589
Manchester
Manchester 01 June 2018 £659
Manchester
Manchester 03 June 2018 £619
Manchester
Manchester 09 June 2018 £619
Manchester
Manchester 17 June 2018 £619
Manchester
Manchester 18 June 2018 £659
Manchester
Manchester 05 July 2018 £659
Manchester
Manchester 21 July 2018 £659
Manchester
Manchester 29 July 2018 £659
Manchester
Manchester 17 August 2018 £659
Manchester
Manchester 01 September 2018 £639
Manchester
Manchester 07 September 2018 £639
Manchester
Manchester 15 September 2018 £639
Manchester
Manchester 27 September 2018 £679
Manchester
Manchester 01 October 2018 £599
Manchester
Manchester 04 October 2018 £599
Manchester
Manchester 07 October 2018 £599
Manchester
Manchester 13 October 2018 £599
Manchester
Manchester 25 October 2018 £599
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
Norwich
Norwich 05 April 2018 £599
Norwich
Norwich 15 April 2018 £619
Norwich
Norwich 16 April 2018 £619
Norwich
Norwich 20 April 2018 £619
Norwich
Norwich 23 April 2018 £619
Norwich
Norwich 04 May 2018 £669
Norwich
Norwich 07 May 2018 £669
Norwich
Norwich 18 May 2018 £659
Norwich
Norwich 01 June 2018 £709
Norwich
Norwich 07 June 2018 £689
Norwich
Norwich 15 June 2018 £689
Norwich
Norwich 22 June 2018 £709
Norwich
Norwich 02 August 2018 £729
Norwich
Norwich 17 August 2018 £709
Norwich
Norwich 26 August 2018 £709
Norwich
Norwich 07 September 2018 £709
Norwich
Norwich 23 September 2018 £689
Norwich
Norwich 27 September 2018 £689
Norwich
Norwich 01 October 2018 £649
Norwich
Norwich 09 October 2018 £649
Norwich
Norwich 25 October 2018 £599
Southampton
Southampton 02 September 2017 £764
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
Southampton
Southampton 09 April 2018 £599
Southampton
Southampton 16 April 2018 £619
Southampton
Southampton 22 April 2018 £619
Southampton
Southampton 27 April 2018 £619
Southampton
Southampton 05 May 2018 £659
Southampton
Southampton 12 May 2018 £659
Southampton
Southampton 05 June 2018 £689
Southampton
Southampton 09 June 2018 £689
Southampton
Southampton 17 June 2018 £689
Southampton
Southampton 18 June 2018 £709
Southampton
Southampton 13 July 2018 £709
Southampton
Southampton 21 July 2018 £709
Southampton
Southampton 17 August 2018 £709
Southampton
Southampton 30 August 2018 £709
Southampton
Southampton 01 September 2018 £689
Southampton
Southampton 11 September 2018 £689
Southampton
Southampton 15 September 2018 £689
Southampton
Southampton 04 October 2018 £649
Southampton
Southampton 11 October 2018 £659
Southampton
Southampton 13 October 2018 £649
Southampton
Southampton 18 October 2018 £639

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.

*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Scottish Highland Railways reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Scottish Highland RailwaysScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 1755 reviews
(9 out of 10)

DAVID

Nottingham Couple
Well organised and worked as planned. Nice people. Everyone compatible and friendly: Shame about the weather on Saturday, on the trip to Kyle.
Confirmed traveller: 18 July 2017
Published on: 26 July 2017
(7 out of 10)

PETER

stockport Couple
Very enjoyable. Nicely varied, as much as possible.
Confirmed traveller: 18 July 2017
Published on: 25 July 2017
(10 out of 10)

MALCOLM

Sandiacre, Derbyshire Couple
We had a brilliant tour rep. in Joyce. The scenery was beautiful. We all got on very well with each other on the holiday. The evening entertainment was good and made better by the effort and enjoyment Joyce brought to the evening.
Confirmed traveller: 18 July 2017
Published on: 24 July 2017
(7 out of 10)

Dianne

Couple
Tour manager Nick and coach driver Gordon were both excellent. Train journeys were fine, but there was too much coach travel, though this was made better by a good crowd of fellow travelling companions. Scenery was spectacular.
Carrbridge was a nice village to stay in with plenty of walks, but the hotel was very tired and the evening meal reminded us of school dinners.
Confirmed traveller: 14 July 2017
Published on: 25 July 2017