This truly exceptional luxury train journey through Scotland guides you through some of the exquisite sites of this magical land. Embarking on an adventure aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman luxury train, you will visit the Kyle of Lochalsh, Mount Stuart, Keith, Boat of Garten and Rothiemurchus to name just a few of the exceptional locations on your seven-day jaunt. To compliment this truly magical journey, you will be aboard one of the most famous luxury trains in the world, savouring what it is like to immerse yourself in traditional opulence.
After a day of exploring, step back on board the Royal Scotsman for an evening of high-class entertainment and fine cuisine. Accompanied by any beverage you desire, sink back into sumptuous luxury as you watch the staggering Scottish countryside glide by. After feasting on the exceptional delights served by our stewards, unwind in your very own quarters, complete with en suite. Finished with fine Scottish wool fabrics and grand polished wood, your accommodation is nothing less than a haven away from home.
Day 1 – Edinburgh:
Your journey begins as we depart from Edinburgh Waverley Station and head through picturesque scenery. Afternoon tea is served on board after which you are free to enjoy leisure time admiring the views passing by, exploring the train or settling in to your private cabin. Later that evening, enjoy an informal dinner followed by entertainment in the Observation Car.
Day 2 – Glenfinnan:
We head west through Fort William and past the stunning views of Ben Nevis until we reach Arisaig where passengers disembark for a leisurely stroll along Morar Sands, an enticing beauty spot with exceptional views of the Isle of Skye. Lunch is served on board as we head back towards Fort William where we disembark to enjoy a visit to historic Glenfinnan. A local guide brings stories to life of Scottish heroes before we enjoy a cream tea at Inverlochy Castle. Guests can also choose a hike with a mountain ranger through the scenic Nevis Gorge to The Steall Waterfall, if they prefer. Head back to the train to relax before an informal dinner is served.
Day 3 – Mount Stuart:
After a short transfer by ferry, we reach the Isle of Bute with it’s varied landscapes and rich wildlife. Guests enjoy a visit to Mount Start, a Victorian Gothic house with an exceptional privately held collection of family portraits. This evening guests are treated to a formal dinner on board.
Day 4 – Keith:
Enjoy a leisruely breakfast as we head back towards Edinburgh Waverley Station ready to commence the second half of your journey. Spend the morning with a guided tour of Edinburgj and a light lunch before returning to the train and where your journey begins once more. We head north over the Forth Rail Brudge as we head towards Perth where stunning views are around every corner. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea before we arrive in Keith. Guests enjoy an informal dinner aboard before entertainment in the Observation Car.
Day 5 – Kyle of Lochalsh:
After breakfast, we leave Keith and head west towards Inverness. Lunch is served on board as we head towards Kyle of Lochalsh on one of the most scenic railway routes in the UK. When we arrive in Plockton, disembark for a boat trip to see wild seals or enjoy a dram and traditional Highland welcome at the Plockton Hotel. Later that day, head back to the train for a formal dinner followed by some social time in the Observation Car with fellow guests.
Please note: On some occasional dates, you will visit Cawdor Castle instead of Plockton
Day 6 – Boat of Garten:
For those who choose, enjoy an early-morning walk over the bridge that links the mainland with the Isle of Skye. For those who prefer things a little more relaxed, enjoy a short drive before breakfast to Eilean Donan Castle. After breakfast, we head back towards Dingwall for some more scenic views before we reach Inverness. We continue to Carrbridge where we disembark to visit Ballindalloch Castle and it’s beautiful gardens. Here, guests have a choice of a castle tour, 9 holes of golf on the castle’s own course or a tour of Scotland's only single estate distillery. Dinner is served on board, after which local musicians entertain in the Observation Car.
Day 7 – Rothiemurchus:
After a short transfer by coach, we reach Rothiemurchus Estate in the Cairngorms National Park. Guests have the choice of clay pigeon shooting, fishing or a guided walk. We rejoin the train once more at Kingussie where lunch is served on board and we journey south to Glamis Castle, childhood home of the late HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Later that day, return to the train for a formal dinner followed by entertainment.
Day 8 – Edinburgh:
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as we depart from Dundee and head back to Edinburgh Waverley Station.
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