Trip Overview…

Experience the stunning Scottish Highlands aboard the Caledonian Sleeper as it makes its way to Fort William. Journey past snow-capped mountains and glens on the scenic Jacobite steam train as it winds its way along the West Highland Line. Explore two great destinations packed with Scotland’s history and heritage in Oban and Edinburgh on this unforgettable train journey!

Package Includes

Highlights:

  • Explore Edinburgh’s history with skip-the-line entrance to the Castle
  • Spend 2 nights in the beautiful seaside town of Oban
  • Take one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys through the West Highlands on the Jacobite Steam Train (April to October only)
  • Enjoy an overnight train journey on the Caledonian Sleeper

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • 1 nights onboard the Caledonian Sleeper
  • 2-nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Fort William / Glencoe
  • 2-nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Oban
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • Rail travel in standard class throughout (please enquire for first class fares)

Tours & Inclusions:

  • Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Admission
  • Roundtrip journey on the Jacobite Steam Train(April to October only)

At a glance

8 days
Departing Feb 24 – Nov 24
From AUD$
2899
pp
Code RB

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Caledonian Sleeper

Inside a lounge car onboard an overnight train

Travel in comfort on your first day with a night on board the famous Caledonian Sleeper and arrive in the Scottish Highlands after a sound nights sleep. You’ll awake to stunning views from your cabin of the Scottish countryside and enjoy the magnificent glens and rugged mountain peaks. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in romantic Glencoe. (Overnight in Glencoe)

Day 2 – Fort William

Fort William Scotland

Today you are free to explore Fort William and Glencoe at your leisure, which sit among some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Take a stroll through the glen or take one of the many short highland walks for some truly amazing views. Keep your eye out for deer and other local wildlife along the way. If there is time you can visit Inverlochy Castle for a taste of history.  After your day of sightseeing be stop by one of the traditional pubs, grab a seat by a roaring fire and have a wee dram for the true Highland experience. (Overnight in Glencoe) B

Day 3 – Jacobite Steam Train / West Highland Line

The locomotive of the Jacobite Steam Train

Embark on a scenic train journey described by some as the world’s most beautiful. The Jacobite winds its way through breath-taking Scottish scenery. You’ll pass lochs and mountains, across the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct and on until reaching the seaside town of Mallaig. Explore this charming coastal community before returning to Fort William. When the Jacobite is not running enjoy this beautiful journey on the local Scot Rail service. (Overnight in Glencoe) B

Day 4 – Fort William to Oban

Your journey today takes you from Fort William to pretty harbour town of Oban. After checking into your hotel why not take a walk to McCaig’s Tower and Battery Hill, which is a perfect vantage point for viewing Oban and the nearby islands. (Overnight in Oban) B

Day 5 – Oban

sunny view of Oban

Begin your final day in Oban by exploring the ruins of Dunollie Castle and take in the beautiful views of the island of Kerrara. Acquaint yourself with the history of the Scottish clans that occupied the area and enjoy lunch in the castle’s charming garden café. Alternatively take a walk to Gallanach and catch a ferry across to the island of Kerrera, explore Gylen Castle and relax for lunch in it’s exquisite tea garden. Oban hails itself as the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’, so be sure to try one of the seafood restaurants for dinner.  (Overnight in Oban) B

Day 6 – Oban To Edinburgh

edinburgh

Today you’ll board the train for Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic capital. Along the way, relax onboard and enjoy the romantic Scottish landscape. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 7 – Edinburgh

Take time today to stroll Edinburgh’s historic streets. Visit the historic Palace of Holyroodhouse on your included tour. Make your way to Edinburgh Castle perched on an extinct volcano overlooking the city and surrounding area. History lovers will relish the chance to see and learn about the castle and its place in Scottish lore. View the “Honours of Scotland” once the regalia of Scottish monarchs. Be sure to visit the city’s oldest standing structure, St. Margaret’s located inside the castle complex. In the evening, take a stroll along the streets of New Town, with it’s stunning Georgian architecture. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 8 – Your Journey Ends In London

Board the train to London. We can assist with accommodation or adding another rail journey to your holiday.

MEAL GUIDE: B – BREAKFAST, BR – BRUNCH, L – LUNCH, D -DINNER

Disclaimer:
Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.
Price based on departure Oct 2024 – selected dates
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