Scotland’s Classic Splendours

Our classic Scottish Highlands tour, travelling through some of the country’s finest scenery.

  • Luxury accommodation, including all meals and beverages
  • A visit to Rothiemurchus Estate with traditional country pursuits
  • A guided tour of Glamis Castle and gardens

INCLUDES

Four nights aboard the Royal Scotsman luxury train

24-hour steward service

All meals aboard the train: full Scottish breakfast, three-course lunch, and four-course dinner including cheeseboard, coffee, tea and petits fours

All beverages including alcoholic drinks

A seal-watching boat trip

A visit to Glen Ord Distillery

A trip to Ballindalloch Castle

A visit to Rothiemurchus Estate with a choice of country pursuits

A guided tour of Glamis Castle and gardens

Traditional entertainment on board

ITINERARY

(5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS)

01 EDINBURGH

Travel north, crossing the Firth of Forth via the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge.

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea as you pass Arbroath, Montrose and Aberdeen before arriving in Keith. Informal dinner and entertainment in the Observation Car.

02 KYLE OF LOCHALSH

Leave Keith this morning as the train travels west along the Moray Firth towards Inverness, capital of the Highlands.

Lunch is served as the train heads towards Kyle of Lochalsh on what is arguably the most scenic railway route in the UK.

Travel onwards through Achnasheen, then commence the climb to the Luib summit and Achnashellach Forest before descending to Strathcarron. where you are invited to visit Attadale Gardens.

Alternatively, stay on board the train to the picturesque village of Plockton, which boasts an incomparable location in a sheltered bay of Loch Carron. Take a boat trip to see the colony of wild seals and enjoy magnificent views across the bay to the Applecross Mountains. Set off on a woodland walk, with time afterwards to enjoy a traditional Highland welcome in the Plockton Hotel.

Spend the night on board in Kyle of Lochalsh. Dinner is formal, followed by coffee and liqueurs in the Observation Car.

03 BOAT OF GARTEN

Join your onboard Host for an invigorating early-morning walk over the bridge that links the mainland with the Isle of Skye. Depart Kyle as breakfast is served and retrace part of yesterday’s route as far as Dingwall. Have your cameras ready for the views of Plockton across the bay to the left, where you can see white-washed cottages with fishing boats and yachts riding at anchor.

Disembark in Garve to visit Glen Ord Distillery, founded in 1838 and among the oldest distilleries in Scotland. Situated on the edge of the Black Isle, west of Inverness, Glen Ord continues to malt its own barley and practice centuries-old long fermentation and slow distillation methods. Enjoy a tour of the distillery and a private tasting and nosing session.

Lunch is served as the train passes through Inverness en route to Carrbridge where you disembark for an afternoon visit to Ballindalloch Castle on beautiful Speyside.

Options at Ballindalloch include a private castle tour or an exclusive look at what is Scotland’s only single estate distillery.

The night is spent on board at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway. After an informal dinner, our Highlander regales guests with tales and weaponry displays.

04 ROTHIEMURCHUS

Travel by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, where fishing, clay pigeon shooting or a tour of the estate can be enjoyed.

Re-joining the train at Kingussie, lunch is served during the journey south to Dunkeld, where you disembark for a visit to Glamis Castle, childhood home of the late HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

Return to the train in Perth for a formal dinner and entertainment. Overnight stay on board in Dundee.

05 EDINBURGH

After breakfast the train heads south to Edinburgh where your journey ends.

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Monday 07 April 2025£9100
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