Day 1 Edinburgh
The rail tour starts in Scotland's capital Edinburgh. Discover Edinburgh's fascinating history and take your time to explore the Medieval streets of the old town. Visit the Royal Mile, the Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill for impressive panoramic views of the city.
Overnight stay Edinburgh, in a hotel in the city centre.
It is possible to add train tickets to Scotland to your booking. Additional fees applicable.
Day 2 Oban
On today's programme is a beautiful train journey from Edinburgh via Glasgow and along Loch Lomond to Oban on the West Coast.
Overnight stay in Oban. The Royal Hotel is located close to the harbour.
Day 3 Isle of Mull / Oban
Free day in Oban. Spend the day in town or take a day trip to the Isle of Mull. On Mull, the colourful capital Tobermory should not to be missed. A visit to the small island of Iona is also recommended.
Overnight stay in Oban.
Day 4 Fort William
Continue by train across the boggy moorland of Rannoch Moor to Fort William.
In Fort William spend the night in Guisachan House. A lovely hotel with views on Loch Linnhe and the surrounding mountains.
Day 5 Portree (Isle of Skye)
Finish the final stretch of the famous West Highland Line, one of Scotland's most scenic railways connecting Glasgow with the ports of Oban and Mallaig. Cross the beautiful Glenfinnan Viaduct, travel past stunning Glenns and enjoy the impressive scenery of the Scottish Highlands. In Mallaig take the ferry to Armadale on the Isle of Skye. There is time to visit the Armadale Castle and its wonderful gardens. Continue by bus across the rugged island to Portree.
Overnight stay in a guest house in Portree.
It is also possible to travel from Fort William to Mallaig by Jacobite steam train. The Jacobite runs on the weekend of 19.04 - 21.04, Mon-Fri in the period 22.04 - 25.10.2019 and also on Saturday and Sunday in the period 04.05 - 29.09.2019. The Jacobite journey can be added to the rail tour in the next step of the booking process.
First class Jacobite travellers can only book a return journey. Back in Fort William, continue by direct bus to Portree. The bus will cross the Skye Bridge to reach the Isle of Skye rather than taking the ferry from Mallaig.
Day 6 Inverness
Travel by bus to Kyle of Lochalsh and continue by train to Inverness. Very scenic journey.
Overnight stay in Inverness.
Return by train across the beautiful Highlands to Edinburgh.
It is possible to add train tickets to a domestic or international destination to your booking. Additional fees applicable.