Trip Overview…

From the historic capital city to the dramatic Scottish Highlands, be inspired by the magnificent glens, snow-capped mountains, ancient castles and rugged landscapes on this rail holiday. Explore this stunning destination with a trip on the Jacobite Steam Train, a visit to Loch Ness and the breathtaking Isle of Skye.

Package Includes

Highlights

  • Explore Edinburgh’s history with skip-the-line entrance to the Castle
  • Take one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys and cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Search for Nessie with a Loch Ness cruise
  • Admire the immense natural beauty of the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • 4 nights’ total hotel stay with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Fort William / Glencoe
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Inverness
  • Rail travel in standard class throughout

Tours & Inclusions:

  • Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Admission
  • Roundtrip journey on the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Loch Ness Cruise including Urquhart Castle
  • Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

At a glance

9 days
Departing Feb 24 – Dec 24
From AUD$
3599
pp

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Edinburgh

edinburgh

Arrive in Edinburgh today and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. The historic Scottish capital plays host to a treasure trove of medieval delights, impressive Georgian townhouses, vast green swathes of gardens and neoclassical delights on almost every corner. (Overnight in Edinburgh)

Day 2 – Edinburgh

Edinburgh castle is perched high on a hill residing over the city, and is certainly one of the Scottish capital’s top attractions. Your vacation includes a skip-the-line entry ticket, where you’ll be able to visit St Margaret’s Chapel, admire the dazzling Crown Jewels, learn all about the key battles of Scotland’s history and walk through the Royal Palace where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to her son. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 3 – Edinburgh To Fort William

Fort William Scotland

Catch the train from Edinburgh to Fort William today, where you will pick up the famous Jacobite steam train. Meander through some of the world’s most stunning scenery, crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous in the Harry Potter films. This journey is often described as the greatest in the world, and the tracks meander past Ben Nevis, Loch Morar and Loch Nevis itself. Spend some free time in Mallaig before returning to Fort William and transferring to your hotel in pretty Glencoe. (Overnight in Glencoe) B

Day 4 – Fort William To Edinburgh

edinburgh

Transfer back to Fort William station today and make your way back to Edinburgh. Check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and spend an afternoon at leisure in Edinburgh. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 5 – Edinburgh To Inverness

inverness

Catch the train to Inverness today, riding the rails north through the breathtaking, rugged scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Check in at your hotel and begin exploring the vast natural beauty of Scotland’s north east coast. Discover Inverness Cathedral, an imposing 19th-century structure, or wander around the Victorian Market at the Old High Church. (Overnight in Inverness) B

Day 6 – Inverness

Embark on a scenic tour to Loch Ness today, marveling at the mystery of one of the world’s most mythical phenomena. Enjoy a scenic drive through the highlands to Clansman Harbor, and cruise across the tranquil waters of Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle, where a guide will teach you the secrets and grisly past of the site. A quick hop to the Loch Ness Center and Exhibition will also teach you all about the Loch Ness Monster! (Overnight in Inverness) B

Day 7 – Inverness

Today, enjoy a day trip over to the Isle of Skye, one of the most beautiful corners of the globe. Admire glens, mountains and views of lochs and castles along the way, crossing Skye Bridge and stopping for lunch and free time to explore. Visit Eilean Ban island, the home of Gavin Maxwell, and soak up the sheer natural beauty of the coast. (Overnight in Inverness) B

Day 8 – Edinburgh

Spend a day at leisure in Edinburgh, indulging some shopping in the old bookshops and boutiques along the cobbled lanes, walk to Arthur’s Seat, stroll the Royal Mile or learn about Scottish history in the National Museum of Scotland. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 9 – Your Journey Ends In Edinburgh

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and continue with your travels. If you’ve got more time to spend on vacation, why not catch the train down to London to experience the English capital city? Speak to our office for assistance. B

MEAL GUIDE: B – BREAKFAST, BR – BRUNCH, L – LUNCH, AT – AFTERNOON TEA, 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 selected dates Sept 2022.
Maximum Flexibility 
With Maximum Flexibility, we give travellers the option to change their travel dates or cancel their rail holiday up to 60 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees. Any existing reservations can be rescheduled up to 60 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees.
Customers will be issued a future travel credit, which is valid for 24 months and can be used toward a new reservation with any of our brands, destinations, and itineraries for any travel date and length of trip without penalty*.
*Maximum Flexibility valid for one change only. Additional restrictions may apply for any rail holidays that include Cruises, Belmond, Alaska Railroad, Glacier Express Excellence Class, Rocky Mountaineer, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions, The Blue Train, El Transcantábrico, Tsars Gold, or other luxury trains. Please be aware that certain arrangements, may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that portion of the travel arrangements.
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