Scotland by rail
Scotland in Style
Scotland by rail
Scotland in Style
Travelling trough Scotland by train lets you enjoy the best mix of landscape views, tranquillity and comfort.
Day 1: Arrival in Edinburgh
Arrival in Edinburgh, transfer to the hotel of your chosen category. Use the afternoon for a city tour, sightseeing (the Castle, museums, galleries, Carlton Hill) or a hike to the top of Edinburgh’s extinct Volcano, Arthur’s Seat. In the evening, round off your day with one of the city’s renowned ghost tours, visit a jazz club or enjoy a traditional Scottish evening’s entertainment. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 2: Glasgow – Oban
This morning take the train to the modern city of Glasgow. Pause to discover the city or continue directly to the beautiful port town of Oban. Overnight in Oban.
Day 3: Oban
Either explore Oban or take an excursion (supplement applies) to the Isle of Mull and onwards to Iona, known as “The Cradle of Christendom”. In Oban you can stroll around the town or the harbour and of course a visit to the Oban Distillery is not to be missed! A walk to MacCaigs Tower, a visit to Dunstaffnage Castle or time in the cosy cafes and pubs can be included in the itinerary. Overnight in Oban.
Day 4: Oban – Fort William
The West Highland Railway, also known as the “Road to the Isles”, passes over the wild and romantic Rannoch Moor, arriving at Fort William on the shores of Loch Linnhe. Stop along the way for a short hike, if you wish. This historic region has featured recently in films such as Rob Roy, Highlander and Braveheart. Overnight in Fort William.
Day 5: The „Wild Wild West“
You have the choice between:
A romantic ferry trip to the Isle of Skye followed by a scenic bus tour across the island and return to the mainland via the famous Skye Bridge. Some free time in the picturesque village of Kyle of Lochalsh. Continue by train through the remote but beautiful Northwest of Scotland to Inverness.
Or: Take the train to Fort William, transfer to a bus and travel the length of the Great Glen to Inverness, taking in the sights of the Caledonian Canal, the ruins of Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness along the way- will you see Nessie?! You then have the opportunity to explore the idyllic little city of Inverness on foot. In the evening continue by train to Pitlochry. Overnight in Pitlochry.
Day 6: Central Highlands
Enjoy stunning scenery, impressive mountain views, waterfalls and lochs. The mountain hike to Ben Vrackie is an amazing experience. Equally breath-taking is the hike to the River Tummel with picturesque views from the Pass of Killiecrankie and Queens View. Visit the impressive Blair Castle and Gardens, seat of the Duke of Athol, famed for its salmon run. Not to be missed is a visit to Edradour, Scotland’s smallest whisky distillery. Overnight in Pitlochry.
Day 7: Edinburgh
Train ride to Edinburgh. Spend the last full day of your Scottish experience in the capital with museums, gardens and of course the castle. Spend the afternoon relaxing in one of the many cafes and in the evening there is time for one last drink in a traditional pub. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 8: Departure from Edinburgh
Airport transfer and flight home or connecting programme.
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How does it work?
The given itinerary is only a rough outline for your round trip through Scotland. More detailed information on programme options, exact descriptions for visits, hikes, train schedules or hotels will be given after booking in our extensive “Travel Manual”.
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Please note: Mentioned excursions might not always be feasible due to events beyond our control. When preparing your travel documents, we are dependent on information from various service providers. We can't guarantee the accuracy of all information.
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