Meander through the fine Scottish highlights with this spectacular luxury train journey through Scotland, aboard the famous Belmond Royal Scotsman train. As you leisurely glide past some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world, take in the sumptuous luxury only a tour like this has to offer. During your multiple destinations, discover some of the finest historic and natural locations Scotland has to offer. Leisurely explore Scotland over seven-days as you go seal watching or take a boat trip to Eilean Donan Castle, take a trip to Ballindalloch Castle and visit Rothiemurchus Estate among many other adventures.
Back aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman, take a moment to savour the finest details found nowhere else, like the polished wood panelling and the authentic Scottish wools. Indulge on the finest culinary with multiple course meals served by talented chefs aboard, complimented with your favourite beverage. Sit and relax as the Scottish landscape flows past, before retiring to your very own luxury quarters where you are let with nothing short of the finest facilities. For a luxury train journey that is both leisurely and lavishly spectacular, the Classic Splendour tour is the epitome of elegant rail travel.
Day 1 – Edinburgh:
Your journey begins by departing from Edinburgh Waverley Station and heading across the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge. The afternoon is yours to do as you wish on board; explore the train, relax in your private quarters, or head to the Observation Car and take in the stunning scenery. A leisurely afternoon tea is followed later that evening by an informal dinner.
Day 2 – Kyle of Lochalsh:
As we leave Ketih, we head towards Inverness where the ever-changing landscapes grows ever more magnificent. Lunch is served as we head towards Kyle of Lochalsh on one of the most scenic railway routes in the UK. As we arrive at the fishing village of Plockton, disembark for a boat trip to see a colony of wild seals and take in the exceptional views across the bay to the Applecross Mountains. Later, take a woodland walk, with time after to enjoy a Highland welcome at the Plockton Hotel. Returning to the train for a formal dinner, the train remains stabled in Kyle of Lochalsh.
Please note: On some dates throughout the year, you will visit Cawdor Castle instead of Plockton.
Day 3 – Boat of Garten:
Our onboard host takes us for an early morning walk over the bridge that links the mainland with the Isle of Skye, however guests can choose to take a short drive to Eilean Donan Castle should they wish. Returning tot he train as we depart, breakfast is served as we head back on ourselves as far as Singwall. Be sure to look out for the view of Plockton across the bay. As we reach Garve, we disembark to visit the Glen Ord Distillery, one of the oldest in Scotland and situated on the edge of the Black Isle. Enjoy a tour of the distillery as well as a private tasting session. Next, we travel south to Carrbridge where we visit Ballindalloch Castle. Guests have the choice of a private tour of the castle, 9 holes of golf on the castle’s own course or a private tour of Scotland’s only single estate distillery. Returning to the train for an informal dinner later that day, followed by tales and weaponry displays by our on board Highlander.
Day 4 – Rothiemurchus:
A brief transfer by coach takes you to Rothiemurchus Estate in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park. Guests have the option of clay pigeon shooting, fishing or a tour of the estate, before we rejoin the train for lunch. We head south to Glamis Castle, home of the late HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Later that day, we return to the train for a formal dinner and entertainment.
Day 5 – Edinburgh:
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and enjoy the scenery glide by before we return to Edinburgh Waverley Station where your journey concludes.
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