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Scottish Highlands and the Orkneys by Rail

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£1,499pp!
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Scottish Highlands and the Orkneys by Rail

£1,499pp!

Duration

8 nights / 9 days!

Availabllty

05/04/2022 - 14/04/2022

Departing from

London Euston

Experience Scotland’s most iconic landscapes and attractions on this 9-day train journey. This spectacular itinerary feature unforgettable experiences in Inverness, Isle of Skye, The Orkney Islands and Edinburgh. Explore the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in Inverness, tour the magical Isle of Skye and visit Eilean Donan Castle, follow in the footsteps of the Vikings on Orkney and stroll through Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town. There’s no better way to experience this corner of the world than by train.

SAVE up to £150 per couple – for a limited time only!

Trip highlights
  • 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
  • Spend 2 days exploring the Orkney Islands
  • Visit Skara Brae, a mystical prehistoric stone circle
  • Discover Edinburgh’s charms, such as its medieval Old Town and Princes Street
Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Your journey begins on 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. (Overnight in Inverness)
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 3 – Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Tour
Today’s included tour features many memorable moments. You’ll travel through the dramatic Highland landscapes before visiting Eilean Donan Castle, known as the most photographed castle in Scotland. Then, you’ll cross over to the Isle of Skye, where you’ll stop for a photo of the Red Cuillin 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)
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 – Inverness to The Orkneys 
After an early start you travel north through the Black Isle, past the imposing Dunrobin Castle, before crossing the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Isles. Check in for your stay in Kirkwall, the modern-day capital of Orkney, for two nights. (Overnight in Kirkwall)
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 – The Orkney Islands
Today is your chance to explore the modern and ancient wonders of this fantastic island; a land of contrasts, where fertile green pastures are fringed by shores of golden sands washed by waters of the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Highlights include a visit to Skara Brae, the mystical prehistoric stone circle at Brodgar, the standing stones of Stenness, and Maeshowe, wherein the 12th century the Vikings left one of the largest collections of Norse runic inscriptions. (Overnight Kirkwall)
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 – Inverness
You’ll have your last chance to grab some gifts for friends and family and visit the local cathedral in Kirkwall. And after a ferry back to the mainland, you travel through the history-soaked regions of Caithness and Sutherland. You’ll find out about the Highland clearances, a world-changing period in Scotland’s dark history, and get a glimpse of some of Scotland’s most remote fishing villages. We arrive back in Inverness early evening. (Overnight in Inverness)
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 – Edinburgh
Travel by direct train to Edinburgh. Settle in before setting out to explore the capital of Scotland! From the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town to the sweeping views from the top of the many hills, there is so much beauty to explore here. (Overnight in Edinburgh)
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 – Edinburgh
During your included city tour, you’ll get to see the best attractions and learn all about local traditions and stories. Visit Princes Street, Grassmarket, Dean Village, and Holyrood Palace. (Overnight in Edinburgh) 
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 – Your journey ends in London
Spend one final morning in Edinburgh before catching the train back to London where your journey ends.
Meals included: Breakfast.

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Bed & Breakfast
Rail travel as per itinerary
1-night accommodation onboard the Caledonian Sleeper
2-nights B&B in Inverness
2-nights B&B on the Orkney Islands
2-nights B&B in Edinburgh
Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour
3-day round trip with guide to the Orkney Islands
hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour in Inverness
City tour of Edinburgh
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

26/08/2022 - 16/09/2022

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