• Scottish Highland Railways
5-day Holiday
DepartingSeptember 2016 - October 2017
From£449.00*

* Price shown: 06 Apr 2017 from Belfast International - BFS

Scottish Highlands Railway

BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY TODAY!


Take in some of the UK's finest scenery on three of Scotland's most outstanding railway journeys. Enjoy a ride on the West Highland Line from Fort William to Mallaig, another from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh and an evocative steam-powered adventure on the wonderful Strathspey Steam Railway.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Rail travel from Inverness to Kyle - one of the 'Great Railway Journeys of the World'
  • Journey on the steam-hauled Strathspey Railway
  • Cross the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct on the 42-mile journey from Fort William to Mallaig
  • Visit the famous Highland resort of Aviemore
  • Four nights' carefully chosen dinner, bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation at either the Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore or the Carrbridge Hotel, Carrbridge
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Edinburgh
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers in Scotland
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly into Edinburgh and meet your Tour Manager before transferring to your hotel. Check in and then enjoy a couple of hours free to relax or explore the nearby riverside walks, before taking dinner at your hotel.

Day Two

Board your first train in Inverness, bound for Kyle of Lochalsh. Rolling out of the station to begin its scenic journey, the train hugs the edge of the Beauly Firth. Take in the views of the 'Black Isle' before we come to Dingwall, and then head west and ascend through the starkly beautiful northern Highlands. We'll pass the Torridon Hills before descending towards the jaw-dropping beauty of Loch Carron.

Day Three

The air is filled with the evocative smells of steam rail, today, as the Strathspey Steam Railway passes through pristine Highland scenery on its nine-and-a-half-mile journey to Aviemore. Once here you're free to explore or join us on an optional excursion on the Cairngorm Mountain Railway. This funicular, the UK's longest, is renowned for offering stunning views on clear days.

Day Four

Our last rail journey takes us along a 42-mile stretch of the West Highland Line to Mallaig. Cross the Glenfinnan viaduct's 21 arches, look out towards the wind-swept Isle of Skye and pass the white sands of Morar. At Mallaig, the day's destination, explore the heritage centre and walk the Mallaig Circuit to make the most of its spectacular views out over Mallaig harbour and across Loch Nevis to Knoydart.

Day Five

Join the coach as you transfer back to Edinburgh for your homeward flight. If time allows, you may be able to explore some of this historic city prior to departure.

Further Information 

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately three hours.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Train journeys

Please note, the West Highland and Kyle lines are both scheduled ScotRail services, and use diesel-powered engines. In the unlikely event of a steam locomotive breaking down on the Strathspey Railway, we reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive. All train journeys are single journeys.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Hotel Information                                                                                                                                                                        

Highlander Hotel

Newtonmore

Introduction

We're sure that you will be delighted with the friendly service and warm hospitality that are the hallmarks of a stay at the Highlander, which is always popular with Newmarket guests.

Facilities & Amenities

The rooms in this comfortable, modern hotel are located in two blocks just a short walk from the main hotel reception, restaurant and bar area.

Rooms

Each room has private facilities, TV, a hairdryer and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Carrbridge Hotel

Carrbridge

Introduction

Set on the banks of the River Dulnain, and boasting spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains, this hotel was originally established in 1803 as an inn for weary travellers. It has been extended and refurbished over the years, and now has 100 bedrooms.

Facilities & Amenities

The hotel has a lounge, a bar and a restaurant. There is lift access to the first floor. Rooms on higher floors are accessed by stairs.

Rooms

Rooms have private facilities, tea- and coffee-making facilities, TV and telephones.

 
 
Prices & Departure Dates 
 Departure AirportDatePrice
From
Code
Belfast International29 Sep 2016 £499.00 HLO
03 Oct 2016 £479.00 
06 Apr 2017 £449.00 
28 Apr 2017 £469.00 
02 Oct 2017 £479.00
 
20 Oct 2017 £459.00
Birmingham28 Sep 2016 £589.00 HLD
29 Sep 2016 £589.00 
03 Oct 2016 £699.00 
19 Oct 2016 £549.00 
03 Apr 2017 £559.00 
05 Apr 2017 £559.00 
06 Apr 2017 £559.00 
17 Apr 2017 £579.00 
19 Apr 2017 £579.00 
28 Apr 2017 £579.00 
05 May 2017 £619.00 
09 May 2017 £619.00 
10 May 2017 £619.00 
17 May 2017 £619.00 
06 Jun 2017 £629.00 
14 Jun 2017 £629.00 
18 Jun 2017 £629.00 
23 Jun 2017 £629.00 
29 Jun 2017 £629.00 
18 Jul 2017 £629.00 
06 Sep 2017 £619.00 
12 Sep 2017 £619.00 
20 Sep 2017 £619.00 
24 Sep 2017 £619.00 
27 Sep 2017 £619.00 
02 Oct 2017 £579.00 
10 Oct 2017 £579.00 
12 Oct 2017 £579.00 
18 Oct 2017 £559.00 
26 Oct 2017 £559.00
Bristol06 Oct 2016 £519.00 HLE
20 Oct 2016 £469.00 
10 Apr 2017 £479.00 
20 Apr 2017 £499.00 
24 Apr 2017 £499.00 
27 Apr 2017 £499.00 
04 May 2017 £539.00 
18 May 2017 £539.00 
25 May 2017 £539.00 
02 Jun 2017 £559.00 
08 Jun 2017 £559.00 
16 Jun 2017 £559.00 
22 Jun 2017 £559.00 
26 Jul 2017 £579.00 
18 Aug 2017 £585.00 
31 Aug 2017 £585.00 
14 Sep 2017 £569.00 
05 Oct 2017 £519.00 
12 Oct 2017 £519.00 
19 Oct 2017 £489.00 
26 Oct 2017 £489.00 
Cardiff06 Oct 2016 £549.00 HLF
20 Oct 2016 £509.00 
10 Apr 2017 £529.00 
20 Apr 2017 £549.00 
24 Apr 2017 £549.00 
27 Apr 2017 £549.00 
04 May 2017 £589.00 
18 May 2017 £589.00 
25 May 2017 £589.00 
02 Jun 2017 £609.00 
08 Jun 2017 £609.00 
16 Jun 2017 £609.00 
22 Jun 2017 £609.00 
26 Jul 2017 £629.00 
18 Aug 2017 £629.00 
31 Aug 2017 £629.00 
14 Sep 2017 £619.00 
05 Oct 2017 £579.00 
12 Oct 2017 £579.00 
19 Oct 2017 £539.00 
26 Oct 2017 £539.00 
East Midlands29 Sep 2016 £569.00 HLP
03 Oct 2016 £629.00 
21 Oct 2016 £519.00 
06 Apr 2017 £529.00 
10 Apr 2017 £529.00 
14 Apr 2017 £549.00 
28 Apr 2017 £549.00 
15 May 2017 £589.00 
19 May 2017 £589.00 
22 May 2017 £589.00 
02 Jun 2017 £609.00 
08 Jun 2017 £609.00 
26 Jun 2017 £609.00 
30 Jun 2017 £609.00 
14 Jul 2017 £619.00 
23 Aug 2017 £625.00 
31 Aug 2017 £619.00 
08 Sep 2017 £609.00 
22 Sep 2017 £609.00 
24 Sep 2017 £609.00 
28 Sep 2017 £609.00 
01 Oct 2017 £569.00 
02 Oct 2017 £569.00 
16 Oct 2017 £539.00 
Exeter28 Sep 2016 £729.00 HLM
19 Oct 2016 £629.00 
05 Apr 2017 £579.00 
19 Apr 2017 £599.00 
10 May 2017 £639.00 
17 May 2017 £639.00 
14 Jun 2017 £639.00 
06 Sep 2017 £675.00 
20 Sep 2017 £675.00 
27 Sep 2017 £675.00 
18 Oct 2017 £609.00 

London Gatwick29 Sep 2016 £569.00 HLI
02 Oct 2016 £519.00 
03 Oct 2016 £539.00
 
09 Oct 2016 £509.00 
14 Oct 2016 £489.00
 
16 Oct 2016 £469.00 
21 Oct 2016 £469.00 

06 Apr 2017 £479.00 
09 Apr 2017 £479.00 

14 Apr 2017 £489.00 
16 Apr 2017 £489.00 

20 Apr 2017 £489.00 
23 Apr 2017 £489.00 

01 May 2017 £529.00 
11 May 2017 £529.00 

14 May 2017 £529.00 
15 May 2017 £529.00
 

19 May 2017 £529.00 
21 May 2017 £529.00
 
22 May 2017 £529.00 
25 May 2017 £529.00
 
26 May 2017 £529.00 
02 Jun 2017 £549.00 

04 Jun 2017 £549.00 
08 Jun 2017 £549.00
 
12 Jun 2017 £549.00 
18 Jun 2017 £549.00
 
26 Jun 2017 £549.00 
30 Jun 2017 £549.00 

03 Jul 2017 £569.00 
10 Jul 2017 £569.00 

14 Jul 2017 £569.00 
24 Jul 2017 £569.00 

31 Jul 2017 £569.00 

06 Aug 2017 £575.00 
13 Aug 2017 £575.00 

23 Aug 2017 £575.00 

27 Aug 2017 £575.00 

31 Aug 2017 £575.00 

01 Sep 2017 £559.00 

04 Sep 2017 £559.00 

08 Sep 2017 £559.00 

10 Sep 2017 £559.00 

18 Sep 2017 £559.00 

22 Sep 2017 £559.00 

28 Sep 2017 £559.00 

01 Oct 2017 £519.00
 

02 Oct 2017 £519.00

 
05 Oct 2017 £519.00
 
06 Oct 2017 £519.00
 
08 Oct 2017 £519.00
 
16 Oct 2017 £489.00 

20 Oct 2017 £489.00 
London Heathrow02 Oct 2016 £619.00 HLR
09 Oct 2016 £619.00 
14 Oct 2016 £589.00 
16 Oct 2016 £559.00 
09 Apr 2017 £529.00 
16 Apr 2017 £549.00 
20 Apr 2017 £549.00 
23 Apr 2017 £529.00 
01 May 2017 £569.00 
11 May 2017 £569.00 
14 May 2017 £569.00 
21 May 2017 £569.00 
25 May 2017 £569.00 
26 May 2017 £569.00 
04 Jun 2017 £589.00 
12 Jun 2017 £589.00 
18 Jun 2017 £589.00 
03 Jul 2017 £619.00 
10 Jul 2017 £619.00 
24 Jul 2017 £619.00 
31 Jul 2017 £619.00 
06 Aug 2017 £625.00 
13 Aug 2017 £625.00 
27 Aug 2017 £625.00 
01 Sep 2017 £609.00 
04 Sep 2017 £609.00 
10 Sep 2017 £609.00 
18 Sep 2017 £609.00 
05 Oct 2017 £559.00 
06 Oct 2017 £559.00 
08 Oct 2017 £559.00 
20 Oct 2017 £539.00 
London Luton29 Sep 2016 £529.00 HLJ
03 Oct 2016 £499.00 
21 Oct 2016 £459.00 
06 Apr 2017 £479.00 
10 Apr 2017 £479.00 
14 Apr 2017 £489.00 
28 Apr 2017 £489.00 
15 May 2017 £529.00 
19 May 2017 £529.00 
22 May 2017 £529.00 
02 Jun 2017 £549.00 
08 Jun 2017 £549.00 
12 Jun 2017 £549.00 
26 Jun 2017 £549.00 
30 Jun 2017 £549.00 
14 Jul 2017 £569.00 
23 Aug 2017 £575.00 
31 Aug 2017 £579.00 
08 Sep 2017 £559.00 
22 Sep 2017 £559.00 
24 Sep 2017 £559.00 
01 Oct 2017 £519.00 
02 Oct 2017 £519.00 
16 Oct 2017 £489.00 
London Stansted29 Sep 2016 £539.00 HLK
02 Oct 2016 £539.00 
03 Oct 2016 £519.00 
09 Oct 2016 £479.00 
14 Oct 2016 £479.00 
03 Apr 2017 £479.00 
06 Apr 2017 £479.00 
09 Apr 2017 £479.00 
16 Apr 2017 £489.00 
17 Apr 2017 £489.00 
20 Apr 2017 £489.00 
23 Apr 2017 £489.00 
28 Apr 2017 £489.00 
01 May 2017 £529.00 
05 May 2017 £529.00 
06 May 2017 £529.00 
09 May 2017 £529.00 
11 May 2017 £529.00 
13 May 2017 £529.00 
14 May 2017 £529.00 
21 May 2017 £529.00 
25 May 2017 £529.00 
26 May 2017 £529.00 
29 May 2017 £529.00 
04 Jun 2017 £549.00 
06 Jun 2017 £549.00 
10 Jun 2017 £549.00 
12 Jun 2017 £549.00 
18 Jun 2017 £549.00 
23 Jun 2017 £549.00 
29 Jun 2017 £549.00 
03 Jul 2017 £569.00 
10 Jul 2017 £569.00 
18 Jul 2017 £569.00 
24 Jul 2017 £569.00 
31 Jul 2017 £569.00 
06 Aug 2017 £575.00 
13 Aug 2017 £575.00 
14 Aug 2017 £575.00 
27 Aug 2017 £575.00 
01 Sep 2017 £559.00 
02 Sep 2017 £559.00 
04 Sep 2017 £559.00 
10 Sep 2017 £559.00 
12 Sep 2017 £559.00 
16 Sep 2017 £559.00 
18 Sep 2017 £559.00 
22 Sep 2017 £559.00 
28 Sep 2017 £559.00 
02 Oct 2017 £519.00 
05 Oct 2017 £519.00 
06 Oct 2017 £519.00 
08 Oct 2017 £519.00 
10 Oct 2017 £519.00 
12 Oct 2017 £519.00 
14 Oct 2017 £519.00 
20 Oct 2017 £489.00 
26 Oct 2017 £489.00 
Manchester29 Sep 2016 £589.00 HLT
03 Oct 2016 £569.00 
21 Oct 2016 £519.00 
06 Apr 2017 £559.00 
14 Apr 2017 £579.00 
06 May 2017 £599.00 
13 May 2017 £599.00 
19 May 2017 £599.00 
22 May 2017 £599.00 
29 May 2017 £599.00 
02 Jun 2017 £629.00 
08 Jun 2017 £629.00 
10 Jun 2017 £629.00 
26 Jun 2017 £629.00 
30 Jun 2017 £629.00 
14 Jul 2017 £639.00 
14 Aug 2017 £645.00 
23 Aug 2017 £645.00 
31 Aug 2017 £645.00 
02 Sep 2017 £629.00 
04 Sep 2017 £629.00 
08 Sep 2017 £629.00 
16 Sep 2017 £629.00 
22 Sep 2017 £629.00 
24 Sep 2017 £629.00 
28 Sep 2017 £629.00 
01 Oct 2017 £589.00 
02 Oct 2017 £589.00 
14 Oct 2017 £589.00 
16 Oct 2017 £569.00 
26 Oct 2017 £569.00 
Norwich06 Oct 2016 £669.00 HLN
20 Oct 2016 £599.00 
10 Apr 2017 £589.00 
20 Apr 2017 £609.00 
24 Apr 2017 £609.00 
27 Apr 2017 £609.00 
04 May 2017 £649.00 
18 May 2017 £649.00 
25 May 2017 £649.00 
02 Jun 2017 £689.00 
08 Jun 2017 £689.00 
16 Jun 2017 £689.00 
22 Jun 2017 £689.00 
26 Jul 2017 £709.00 
18 Aug 2017 £715.00 
31 Aug 2017 £715.00 
14 Sep 2017 £699.00 
05 Oct 2017 £659.00 
12 Oct 2017 £659.00 
19 Oct 2017 £629.00 
26 Oct 2017 £629.00 
Southampton29 Sep 2016 £709.00 HLQ
03 Oct 2016 £659.00 
03 Apr 2017 £599.00 
06 Apr 2017 £599.00 
17 Apr 2017 £619.00 
28 Apr 2017 £619.00 
05 May 2017 £659.00 
06 May 2017 £659.00 
09 May 2017 £659.00 
13 May 2017 £659.00 
29 May 2017 £659.00 
06 Jun 2017 £689.00 
10 Jun 2017 £689.00 
18 Jun 2017 £689.00 
23 Jun 2017 £689.00 
29 Jun 2017 £689.00 
18 Jul 2017 £689.00 
14 Aug 2017 £695.00 
02 Sep 2017 £679.00 
12 Sep 2017 £679.00 
16 Sep 2017 £679.00 
22 Sep 2017 £679.00 
28 Sep 2017 £679.00 
02 Oct 2017 £639.00 
10 Oct 2017 £639.00 
12 Oct 2017 £639.00 
14 Oct 2017 £639.00 
26 Oct 2017 £609.00 
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Please call our Booking Department on 01304 764 764*

* Standard landline charges apply

Booking Hotline

Mon-Fri  9am - 9pm
Sat          9am - 8pm
Sun        10am - 6pm
Bank Holidays  10am - 4pm

Please call our Customer Services on 01689 873344*

* Standard landline charges apply

Booking Hotline

Mon-Fri  9am - 5pm
Sat          9am - 1pm
Sun         Closed
Bank Holidays  Closed