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Royal Scotsman – Grand Tour of Great Britain

Grand Tour of Great Britain

A seven-night luxury journey across Scotland & beyond


The most outstanding of luxury train journeys in Britain awaits as you aboard the Royal Scotsman luxury sleeper train. This is an all-inclusive seven-night luxury train holiday onboard one of the world's most luxurious sleeper trains, the Royal Scotsman.

Take this Grand Tour of Great Britain by luxury train will begin at Waverley railway station in Edinburgh. You'll take afternoon tea onboard this luxury train as it headsfrom Edinburgh on the Highland Line to Aviemore. Boat of Garten is the destination the first day of the Grand Tour of Great Britain, here you'll arrive early evening. A cocktail party, followed by an informal dinner will complete the day.

The second day of this luxury train holiday of Great Britain takes you clay pigeon shooting and wildlife walking at the estate of Rothiemurchus. Spend the afternoon in Keith and visit a to Strathsisla Distillery.

Day three heads into England, take the opportunity to head to the Observation Car to watch the views of the Lake District pass. Stop in Chester, and take the historic Chester walking tour, you will be greeted with a welcome drinks reception at Chester Catherdral. Dinner back on the train in the evening will be informal, after dinner you will disembark for a visit to the glorious Gwdir Castle.

Visit Snowdonia on day four of the Grand Tour of Great Britain. First a visit to Caernarfon, a walled town, before a steam train journey takes you into Snowdonia National Park.

Day five of the luxury train tour of Great Britain heads to Oxfordshire, you'll travel past the historic roman city of Bath before where you'll take a guided tour of the Roman Baths. Return to the Royal Scotsman for a light lunch and stop off in Oxford in the afternoon, where you will visit Le Manior Aux Quant'Saisons, the two-star Michelin restaurant of Raymond Blanc. Dinner will be taken at Le Manior Aux Quant'Saisons.

The sixth day of the Grand Tour of Great Britain on the Belmond Royal Scotsman will take you to Cambridge, visit the Corpus Christi College, 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 seventh day of the Grand Tour of Great Britain takes you to the gorgeous city of York, take a guided tour of York Minster. 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.

Grand Tour of Great Britain includes:


Day 1 – Edinburgh:

Board the Royal Scotsman luxury train at Edinburgh Waverley Station. Afternoon tea is served as the mountainous landscapes glides past before taking some time to settle in to your luxurious cabin and to explore the train. 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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Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Twin 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.
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Cabin Suite

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.
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Grand Suite

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All prices shown are for one adult ticket based on sharing accommodation for sleeper journeys or shared table for day trips. 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 info@goldenmoments.com.

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