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Steam Railways of Scotland

Leave ❱ Sun 23 Sep 2018

❰ Return Sun 30 Sep 2018

Half Board

Tour Price: £749
Single Supplement: £80

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Steam Railways of Scotland

Riding on steam trains almost seems synonymous with Scottish highland scenery.  On this tour we take in three steam train rides, two in the Highlands and one near Edinburgh.  It’s not all trains though!  Time will be spent visiting some of Scotland’s beautiful scenic spots and traditional towns.

SUNDAY
We commence our long journey north to the Erskine Bridge Hotel to the north west of Glasgow where we stay for an overnight stop.

MONDAY
The beautiful scenery starts almost immediately as we drive alongside Loch Lomond, stopping in the pretty village of Luss.  We continue through the Highlands and the dramatic Pass of Glencoe where there is an interesting visitor centre.  The last leg takes us past the beautiful Loch Leven and to the town of Fort William which is overlooked by the UK’s highest mountain Ben Nevis.  We continue to the Alexandra Hotel, out base for 4 nights.

TUESDAY
Our first steam ride of the tour is the most famous as we board ‘The Jacobite’ at Fort William for our journey to Mallaig, the wonderful ‘Road to the Isles’.  We’ll pass over the Glenfinnan viaduct, much photographed and filmed including its appearances in the Harry Potter films.  After some time in Mallaig where you can take in views of the Isle of Skye we’ll re-join our train for the trip back to Fort William.

WEDNESDAY
We head to Urquhart Castle and discover over 1,000 years of drama, experience a glimpse of medieval life and enjoy stunning views over Loch Ness from the ruins of the greatest castle in the Highlands.  The castle has a distinctly Highland heritage and the site has witnessed some of the most dramatic chapters in Scottish history. In the afternoon we head to Fort Augustus and take to the water for a 1 hour return trip on Loch Ness.  Sit back as we cruise past Cherry Island, the loch’s only island and spoil you with a loch-side view of the striking Fort Augustus Abbey.

THURSDAY
We travel into the Spey Valley, close to Scotland’s other famous mountain range, The Cairngorms.  From the once famous ski resort of Aviemore we join our second steam train ride along the Spey Valley to Broomhill where we’ll re-board the coach.  Sometime will be available in the Highland’s capital of Inverness before we head down alongside Loch Ness to Fort William.

FRIDAY
We enjoy some time exploring our host resort of Fort William, before we leave the hotel and head south, travelling to Killin for a stop at the lovely Falls of Dochart.  We continue to the proud city of Stirling with its dramatic Castle holding court over the surrounding area.  We then continue to the Best Western Park Hotel at Falkirk where we are booked in for a 2 night stay.

SATURDAY
Our third railway journey is on the Bo’Ness and Kinneil Railway which takes us close to the Firth of Forth near to Edinburgh.  We re-join the coach and then head into Scotland’s capital for the remainder of the day at leisure.  With its imposing Castle, the Royal Mile, Princes Street and the Palace of Holyrood House the official Scottish residence of the Queen – there are plenty of choices of things for you to see and to do.

SUNDAY
We journey through the delightful Scottish Lowlands, back across the English border as we continue our journey.

Hotel Information

OUR HOTELS

The Erskine Bridge Hotel and Spa offers panoramic views of The Erskine Bridge, Kilpatrick Hills and River Clyde.  Each stylishly decorated bedroom offers en-suite facilities, remote control colour television, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

The 3 star Alexandra Hotel in Fort William is located in the centre of the town.  This Victorian hotel offers comfortable accommodation and cosy public areas including 2 restaurants and a traditional bar.  The hotel has 93 bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, hairdryer, direct dial telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.

The 3 star Best Western Park Hotel in Falkirk is located just a 5 minute walk from the Town Centre.  The hotel has 55 well-appointed bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, hairdryer, direct dial telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.

 

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PRICE INCLUDES

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  • Home pick up
  • 1 nights half board at The Erskine Bridge Hotel 
  • 4 nights half board at The Alexandra Hotel, Fort William
  • 2 nights half board  at The Park Hotel, Falkirk
  • Visit to Luss
  • Journey on the Jacobite from Fort William to Mallaig
  • Visit to Urquhart Castle
  • Boat trip on Loch Ness from Fort Augustus
  • Journey on Spey Valley Railway from Aviemore to Broomhill
  • Visit to Inverness
  • Visit to Stirling
  • Journey on Bo’Ness and Kinneil Railway
  • Visit to Edinburgh
  • Single supplement - £80

 

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We have been operating tours and mini breaks around the U.K. and abroad for a number of years, and by far the most popular innovation that we have introduced in recent years, is to offer a virtually door to door service. Picking up as near as practically possible to your home in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire means you don’t have to worry about getting your luggage to the coach, and avoids the additional cost of having to use taxis.

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