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Grand rail tour of Scotland

Explore the incredible sights of Scotland on this 10 day rail trip!

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Grand rail tour of Scotland



9 nights


27/01/2023 - 06/02/2023

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Experience the wonders of Scotland on this 10 day rail trip from just £1,199pp!

Price includes rail travel as per itinerary, overnight hotel stays in Inverness, Fort William, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, incredible excursions, ATOL protection, and a free £120 donation to the charity of your choice!

This #TravelForGood offer has been specifically selected to keep your carbon footprint low. Rail travel for this offer produces 72% less CO2 emissions than equivalent flights.

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10 day Scotland rail trip

Experience Scotland in all its glory and visit its most iconic landscapes and attractions on this 10-day train journey. This spectacular itinerary features unforgettable experiences in Inverness, Isle of Skye, Glasgow, Fort William and Edinburgh. Explore the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in Inverness, tour the magical Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle and travel along the West Highland line between Fort William and Mallaig. Take a trip to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond as well as Edinburgh Castle and enjoy the ever-changing scenery as you travel from city to city. There really is no better way to experience this corner of the world than by train.

Trip highlights 

  • Enjoy an overnight train journey on the Caledonian sleeper
  • Explore Inverness, the gateway to the mesmerizing Scottish Highlands
  • Tour the many unforgettable places and landscapes of the Isle of Skye
  • Visit the Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in Scotland
  • Take one of the worlds most beautiful train journeys through the West Highlands
  • Explore historic Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle
  • Discover Edinburgh’s charms, such as its medieval Old Town and Edinburgh Castle



Day 1 – Overnight onboard the Caledonian Sleeper

Depart London on the Caledonian Sleeper for your overnight journey to Inverness, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. (Overnight onboard the Caledonian Sleeper)

Day 2 – Inverness

Boasting an abundance of culture, history, a beautiful Old Town, and the 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, this city and the surrounding region was made for exploring. Great places of interest to check out and discover are the Victorian Market, Botanic Gardens, Greig Street Bridge, and the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.  (Overnight in Inverness)

Day 3 – Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle

Today’s included tour features many memorable moments. You’ll travel through dramatic Highland landscapes before visiting Eilean Donan Castle, known as the most photographed castle in Scotland. Then, you’ll cross over into Isle of Skye, where you’ll stop for a photo of the Red Cullin Mountains. In the coastal town of Portree, you have free time to enjoy lunch and stroll the Trotternish Peninsula. Kilt Rock and the Quiraing will certainly be highlights. From there, you’ll visit Kyleakin for refreshments and the chance to see Castle Moil or the Skye Bridge. (Overnight in Inverness)

Day 4 – Inverness to Glasgow

Your journey today takes you from Inverness to the great city of Glasgow. Visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery for amazing masterpieces, stroll around Glasgow’s magnificent botanical gardens, or wander the Riverside Museum and learn about Glasgow’s history as a great port city. (Overnight in Glasgow)

Day 5 – Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond

Today, you venture from Glasgow on a guided tour to some of Scotland’s most famous places and experiences. You’ll visit historic Stirling Castle with its rich place in Scottish history. You’ll have a chance to savour unforgettable views at beautiful Loch Lomond. A stop is included added the Glengoyne Distillery to learn about and sample fine Scottish whisky. This is truly Scotland at its finest! (Overnight in Glasgow)

Day 6 – Glasgow to Fort William

Today, you board the train and travel across the heart of Scotland to its picturesque West. The Highlands and Scottish countryside are a magnificent array of shady glens, rugged mountain peaks and a coastline strewn with quaint fishing villages. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in romantic Glencoe. (Overnight in Glencoe)

Day 7 – Jacobite Steam Train/West Highland Line Mallaig

Embark on a scenic train journey described by some as the world’s most beautiful. The Jacobite winds its way through breath-taking Scottish scenery. You’ll pass lochs and mountains, across the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct and on until reaching Mallaig. Explore this charming coastal community before returning to Fort William. When the Jacobite is not running enjoy this beautiful journey on the local Scot Rail service. (Overnight in Glencoe)

Day 8 – Fort William to Edinburgh

Today you’ll board the train and head off to Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic capital. Along the way, relax onboard and enjoy the romantic Scottish landscape as it rolls by. (Overnight in Edinburgh)

Day 9 – Edinburgh

Take time today to stroll Edinburgh’s historic streets. Visit historic spots like Holyrood Palace on your included tour. Make your way to Edinburgh Castle perched on its rock overlooking the city and surrounding area. History lovers will relish the chance to see and learn about the castle and its place in Scottish lore. View the “Honours of Scotland” once the regalia of Scottish monarchs. To catch a glimpse of Edinburgh’s medieval era, visit the city’s oldest standing structure, St. Margaret’s located inside the castle complex. (Overnight in Edinburgh)

Day 10 – Your journey ends in London

Depart from Edinburgh by train heading to London where your scenic train journey ends.

Price correct as of 21/11/22

Room Only
Rail travel as per itinerary
1 night accommodation onboard the Caledonian Sleeper
2 night hotel stays in Inverness, Fort William, Glasgow, and Edinburgh
Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness
Sightseeing tour to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond including whisky tasting
Entrance fees for Edinburgh Castle
Rail travel in standard class throughout
ATOL protection
And a free £120 donation to the charity of your choice!
Prices are per person (unless stated otherwise). Prices are not live and are subject to change at any time. Where applicable prices include any advertised discounts. Holidays are subject to availability and tour operator/supplier’s booking conditions apply. Offers can be changed or withdrawn without notice. The latest price/availability and operator details will be confirmed at the time of inquiry – ask for more information. The donation amount is calculated at the final sale and as such may not reflect the figure shown here. A minimum 5% donation is required to receive a maximum 5% discount.


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Number of Nights

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Dates Available

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