We roam the glorious Highlands and take a “Great Railway Journey of the World” on this escorted rail tour. Relax as magnificent vistas glide past your window and the sensational views unfold.

Departure Dates:
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Monday 09 July 2018
Saturday 15 September 2018

Tour Highlights:
An “All-Rail” holiday
Spectacular Highland scenery
The famous railway line to the Kyle of Lochalsh, westwards o’er majestic mountains
Afternoon tea overlooking the Isle of Skye
Take the remote ‘Far North’ line to Thurso; en route for Caithness horizons espy fairytale castles, great coastal vistas and dramatic swathes of wilderness
Based in Inverness, at the heart of the Capital of the Highlands
Stay in the unique splendour of an original railway hotel

Includes the Great British Railway Journey along the Kyle of Lochalsh – the original “Great Railway Journey of the World”

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1:
Travelling by train across the border and climbing high into the mountains along the glorious Highland Line through Stirling, Perth and Aviemore to the city of Inverness.

Dinner is included

Day 2:
A highlight of your holiday – travelling by train on one of the world’s finest coast-to-coast railway journeys to the Kyle of Lochalsh, immortalised in Michael Palin’s original “Great Railway Journeys of the World” TV series. The train stops briefly at the tiny townships of Achnashellach and Achnasheen before descending through forest and glen to Loch Carron and the west coast of Scotland.

As the train clings to the rocky shoreline you are rewarded with dream-like vistas across this mighty sea loch to the skyline of the dark Cuillin Hills, majestically dominant on the Isle of Skye, before we slowly draw into Kyle of Lochalsh, our journey’s end. Here we take refreshments at the Lochalsh Hotel, with time to relax and view ‘across the water’ to Skye – a view described by Michael Palin as ‘one of the great breakfast table views of the world’.

Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Dinner is included

Day 3:
Today’s scenic rail journey is one of many contrasts, as we take the Far North Line through Caithness, one of the last true wildernesses in Europe, to Thurso on the most northerly shoreline of Britain. A two hour break gives time to stretch your legs, stroll along the riverside and seafront and explore some of the enthralling history of the area at the fascinating “Caithness Horizons”, before experiencing more dramatic scenery en route back to Inverness.Highland Rail Voyager plockton_es_4119

Breakfast and Dinner is included

Day 4:
After breakfast it is time to bid farewell to the Highlands and return by train southwards, past the Cairngorm Mountains and down through the Lowlands to Edinburgh and homeward stations.

Breakfast is included

Hotel Information:
Royal Highland, Inverness
A classic Scottish ‘station hotel’, the Royal Highland, offers guests the charm and elegance of a distinguished past, combined with modern splendour. The bedrooms have been tastefully contemporised whilst retaining their unmistakably traditional feel, including satellite television and even a choice of pillows.

Prices start from just £325 per person to join and leave at the Hotel, please contact us today for a quotation from your local railway station.

We offer some excellent

Whats included?
3 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal, 1 tea
Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)
Rail travel, as described
All excursions as detailed
Services of experienced Rail Tour Manager
Hotel Porterage


Fare RegionFirst ClassStandard ClassRailcard Discount
London: Euston£580£470-£20
Greater London£625£490-£20
South of England£630£495-£20
East Anglia£645£510-£25
South West£765£585-£40
Heart of England£630£495-£25
North East£530£445-£20
North West£580£465-£20
South Wales£700£545-£35
North Wales£610£490-£20

Join & Leave at Hotel £325

Single Room Supplement £90

May and June Departure Supplement £70
July and September Departure Supplement £90

This great tour can be book now for a deposit of just £99 per person – however please remember deposits are Non Refundable

To enquire about this tour please email sales@railtourguide.com or call us on 0191 246 0708