Take a truly exceptional luxury train journey and experience the best of Scotland as the Belmond Royal Scotsman guides you through some of the most exquisite sites of the Highlands. This luxury train vacation in Scotland will have you visiting the Kyle of Lochalsh, Mount Stuart, Keith, Boat of Garten and Rothiemurchus to name just a few of the outstanding locations on your seven-day journey. Complimentry to this truly once in a lifetime journey, are the famous carriages of one of the world's most renowed luxury trains the Royal Scotman.
After spending a day of exploring, you will step back on board the Belmond Royal Scotsman for an evening of fine cuisine and high-class entertainment. Accompanied by any beverage you could wish for, sink back into luxury and watch the staggering Scottish countryside pass you 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:
The journey begins, departing from Edinburgh, heading through picturesque scenery. Afternoon tea is taken 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. In the evening hosts an informal dinner followed by entertainment in the Observation Car.
Day 2 – Glenfinnan:
Heading west through Fort William and past Ben Nevis until we reach Arisaig. You will 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 mystical 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, takes you to 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. On this evening guests are treated to a on board formal dinner.
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:
Breakfast is served as we depart from Dundee heading back to Waverley Station in Edinburh.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.