The grandest of British luxury train journeys awaits you aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman vintage sleeper train. This all-inclusive seven-night luxury train holiday on the Royal Scotsman is our most complete British journey that will send you to some of the most beautiful places in Scotland, England and Wales.
The Grand Tour of Great Britain by luxury train will begin at Waverley railway station in the capital of Scotland. You will take afternoon tea onboard the Royal Scotsman as it journeys from Edinburgh on the Highland Line to Aviemore. Boat of Garten is the destination on day one of this Grand Tour of Great Britain by luxury train, here you will arrive by early evening. A cocktail party, followed by an informal dinner will complete your day.
Day two of this luxury train holiday of Britain will take you clay pigeon shooting and wildlife walking at the estate of Rothiemurchus. The afternoon will be spent in Keith, where a visit to Strathsisla Distillery is on the itinerary.
The third day of the Grand Tour of Great Britain, the Royal Scotsman will head into England, it's a great opportunity to take to the Observation Car and watch the views of the Lake District pass. You will stop in Chester, where you can take the historic Chester walking tour and you'll be met with a welcome drinks reception at Chester Catherdral. Dinner in the evening will be informal, after dinner you will disembark for a visit to the glorious Gwdir Castle.
Snowdonia awaits you on day four of the Grand Tour of Great Britain on the Royal Scotsman. First you will visit Caernarfon, a walled town, before a steam train journey takes you into Snowdonia National Park.
Day five of the Grand Tour of Great Britain heads into Oxfordshire, you will travel first past the historic roman city of Bath, where you will take a guided tour of the Roman baths. You will return to the Royal Scotsman for a light lunch as the afternoon the train will stop off in Oxford, where you will visit Le Manior Aux Quant'Saisons, the two-star Michelin restaurant of Raymond Blanc. Your dinner on this day of the Royal Scotsman tour will be served at Le Manior Aux Quant'Saisons.
The sixth day of the Grand Tour of Great Britain on the Royal Scotsman luxury vintage train will take you to Cambridge, to visit the Corpus Christi College, where you will get to view the Parker Library that holds medieval manuscripts. Take a punt on the River Cam before heading back to the Royal Scotsman for dinner.
The penultimate day of the Grand Tour of Great Britain heads to the gorgeous city of York, you will get to take a guided tour of York Minster. You'll re-join the Royal Scotsman for dinner as the train journeys to Alnmouth for your visit to Alnwick Castle.
The final day of the Grand Tour of Great Britain will take you back to Scotland.
This Grand Tour of Great Britain is an extremely popular and we recommend booking as far in advance as possible.
Day 1 – Edinburgh:
Your journey begins aboard the Royal Scotsman luxury train departing from Edinburgh Waverley Station. Enjoy an afternoon tea as the mountainous landscapes glides past before taking some time to settle in to your luxurious cabin and to explore the train. Later that evening cocktails are served followed by an informal dinner.
Day 2 – Keith:
After breakfast, visit the estate of Rothiemurchus for wildlife walks and clay pigeon shooting. Lunch is served back on the train before we visit Culloden and we continue east to Keith where you have the opportunity to visit the Strathisla Distillery for a tour of one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Rejoin the train later for another evening of fine cuisine and entertainment on board.
Day 3 – Chester:
Today we head south over the boarder into England, passing the Lake District before arriving in York. Enjoy a historic walk of Chester including a drinks reception in the cathedral. Return to the Royal Scotsman for an informal dinner as we cross into Wales and disembark for a visit to Gwydir Castle.
Day 4 – Snowdonia:
Adventure awaits as you board a steam train that transports you up into the Snowdonia National Park. Later we travel to the Isle of Anglesey for a private tour of Plas Cadnant Estate before we rejoin the Royal Scotsman for a delicious dinner on board.
Day 5 – Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons
After breakfast, we find ourselves in Bath where we disembark for a guided tour of the Roman baths, with time to explore the city at leisure. A light lunch is served back on the Royal Scotsman with time to relax as we travel to Oxford for dinner at the Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. After a spectacular meal of fine cuisine, return to the train for an after-dinner drink as we continue south to the outskirts of London before we stable in Peterborough for the night.
Day 6 – Cambridge
Cambridge awaits us today as we explore the historic Corpus Christi college including Parker library. Guests also have the opportunity to experience a leisurely punt along the River Cam before returning to the Royal Scotsman for dinner as we travel to Scarborough where we stable for the night.
Day 7 – York
After a leisurely breakfast on board, we head towards York for a guided walking tour of the city. Later we rejoin the train as we travel to Northumberland into Alnmouth where we disembark once more for a private tour of Alnwick Castle. The day is concluded with a delicious dinner.
Day 8 – Edinburgh
Departing early from Northumberland, we cross back into Scotland. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before returning to Edinburgh Waverley Station where your journey concludes.
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