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Royal Scotsman – Scotland's Classic Splendours

Scotland's Classic Splendours

Four-nights exploring Scotland in pure unrivalled luxury


The splendours of Scotland can be admired on this luxury sleeper train holiday meandering through the Highlands. The Royal Scotsman luxury train is ready to take you on a journey through Scotland like no other. Aboard this famous train you will be able to see some the most breath-taking scenery in the world, taking in the sumptuous sights and indulding in luxury. Multiple destinations are earmarked on this sleeper train holiday in Scotland where you will 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.

This luxury train tour of Scotland combines magical destinations with the finest culinary dishes 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.

Highlights of this Scottish luxury sleeper train tour include:


Day 1 – Edinburgh:

Your journey begins by departing from Edinburgh Waverley Station and heading across the Forth Railway Bridge. The afternoon feel free 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.

*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, guests can choose to take a short drive to Eilean Donan Castle should they wish instead. 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 onboard expert 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 we will 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 Waverley Station in Edinburgh where your journey concludes.

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Prices shown per adult sharing
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

Please Note:

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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