Grand Taste of the Highlands - Northbound

Grand Taste of the Highlands - Northbound

A five-night luxury train journey across Scotland

Embark North with this luxury train journey in Scotland aboard the famous Belmond Royal Scotsman. Head to the highlands in pure, unrivalled luxury and spend five days exploring some of the magical delights at the top of the country. As you glide through the glorious Scottish countryside, take in the sights before arriving at Keith, followed by Spean Bridge, Fort William and the Isle of Bute before returning back to Edinburgh. A round trip that takes you to some of the sights you must see in your lifetime that include Glenfinnan Monument, Mount Stuart and The Royal Yacht Britannia.

After a day’s excursion, return back to the Belmond Royal Scotsman for an evening of dining delights. Indulge on multiple courses, prepared fresh by our talented chefs, complimented by any drink you desire from a well-stocked bar of complimentary beverages. Sink back into a luxurious armchair and admire the fine polished woods and authentic Scottish wool fabrics that make up an unrivalled luxurious environment for you to enjoy as you watch the Scottish landscape float by. As day turns to night, retire to your very own accommodation where you are greeted by yet more luxurious touches and your very own en suite.

Highlights of this Scottish luxury train journey include:

  • Five nights aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman luxury train
  • 24-hour steward service
  • All meals included
  • Unlimited complimentary alcoholic beverages
  • Excursion to Morar Sands
  • A choice between a visit to Glenfinnan Monument or a walk to Steall Waterfall
  • A visit to Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute
  • A guided tour of The Royal Yacht Britannia
  • A visit to Rothiemurchus Estate with a choice of country pursuits
  • A tour of Culloden Battlefield
  • A trip to the Strathisia Distillery
  • Traditional entertainment on board

Your Journey Starts Here

make a booking

The Belmond Royal Scotsman at a glance

Journeys through the UK
Journeys through Scotland
Bamford Spa car
10 authentic carriages
Dining & Bar Car
Dining & bar cars
Sleeper Train
Sleeper train
Groups & Charters
Groups & charters available


Day 1 – Edinburgh:

Departing from Edinburgh Waverley Station early afternoon, you head north towards Perth. Enjoy an afternoon tea as the train continues through the rolling hills of Perthshire, offering stunning views of peaks and valleys right outside your window. Leisure time aboard is ideal for settling in to your luxury accommodation and conversing with fellow guests, before an informal dinner later that evening.

Day 2 – Keith:

A brief transfer takes you to Rothiemurchus Estate where you are invited to choose from a range of activities including clay pigeon shooting, fishing or a guided tour of the estate with a Park Ranger. Later, enjoy refreshments served in the hunting lodge and learn more about this family-run estate. Lunch is served on the train before you disembark to the Culloden Battlefield for a vivid guided tour from our Highlander. Later we travel to the Strathisla Distillery for a tour before returning to the train for a formal dinner. Traditional Scottish music is then offered in the Observation Car.

Day 3 – Spean Bridge:

After a hearty breakfast, we cross the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge, an ideal time to venture to the Observation Car! We disembark in Edinburgj to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia for a guided tour and a light lunch, or if guests choose, they are free to explore Edinburgj on their own. Board the Royal Scotsman once again later that afternoon for afternoon tea as we take in yet more spectacular views before an informal dinner is served on the way to Spean Bridge.

Day 4 – Fort William:

Travelling west, we see views such as that of Ben Nevis before we disembark at Arisaig for a relaxing stroll along the stunning Morar Sands. Return to the train for lunch as we head towards Fort William. A visit to historic Glenfinnan is brought to life by our Highlander who pains a vivid picture of Scottish heroes. Cream tea is served at Inverlohy Castle Hotel before we return to Fort William. Guests have the alternative option of a bike through Nevis Gorge if the weather permits. We return to the train once more to relax before an informal dinner.

Day 5 – Isle of Bute:

More dramatic scenery can be appreciated as it whisks past your window as we head to the west coast where you board a ferry in Wemyss Bay and head to the Isle of Bute. A beautiful island boasting a variety of landscapes and wildlife. Visit spectacular Victorian Gothic house Mount Stuart and marvel at the large privately held collection of family portraits. Afternoon tea is held in the Drawing Room before you explore the spectacular house and gardens. We return to the train for a formal dinner before retiring to the Observation Car for local entertainment.

Day 6 – Edinburgh:

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the train returns to Edinburgh where your journey concludes.

Make a booking

Your journey starts here, choose your accommodation and your preferred departure date.
Belmond Royal Scotsman Double Cabin

Double Cabin

Beckoning you with plush Scottish fabrics and comfortable beds, a double cabin is the ideal place to escape to after a truly memorable day. Filled with Scottish charm, your double cabin welcomes you with luxury.
Price from (per adult sharing)
American Express
Visa only partners with ABTA or ATOL accredited operators.
All bookings are covered by our extensive cancellation policy
Belmond Royal Scotsman Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin

Designed for your own private comfort with lower beds, a long full-length wardrobe, ceiling fans and your own controlled heating. Each twin cabin is generously spacious and finished to the highest standard.
Price from (per adult sharing)
American Express
Visa only partners with ABTA or ATOL accredited operators.
All bookings are covered by our extensive cancellation policy
American Express
Visa only partners with ABTA or ATOL accredited operators.
All bookings are covered by our extensive cancellation policy

Reserve your journey

Spread the cost of your journey in a way that suits you. Beginning with a 10% deposit, you pay for the remaining balance however you wish, whether it be in instalments or a month before your journey departs.

Please Note:

All prices shown are for one adult ticket based on sharing accommodation. Single occupancy of cabins may incur additional charge. Prices are set by the operator and may change at short notice. We endeavour to ensure prices are always accurate and update our own website as soon as possible. All timings and details of included tours and activities are for guidance only and will only be confirmed in your travel documents that will be posted to you 7 days before departure. For any questions including discounts, offers or group pricing, please contact

Contact us, we're here to assist

Call us on 020 3640 8887 or email us below

The Royal Scotsman will resume operations July 2020.

All journeys from July 2020 and throughout 2021 are available to book. Learn more