Clans, Castles & Isles

Embark on a five-night journey exploring the wild and rugged west coast of Scotland, including Oban and the Isles of Mull and Bute.

  • Luxury accommodation, including all meals and beverages
  • An exclusive visit to the historic Oban distillery
  • A guided tour of Duart Castle


Five 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

An exclusive visit to the historic Oban distillery

A guided tour of Duart Castle

A trip to Drumlanrig Castle

Traditional entertainment on board




The train departs Edinburgh in the afternoon, heading west past Loch Lomond and the great wilderness of Rannoch Moor.
Take time to settle into your cabin and savour the views as we make our way to Spean Bridge for the night.
As evening sets in, enjoy a splendid informal dinner and entertainment in the Observation Car.


This morning the train continues west, sweeping past Britain’s highest mountain en-route. Look out for majestic Ben Nevis from the Observation Car.
Disembark the train at Arisaig for a morning stroll along the silver sands of Morar. Marvel at soft white beaches and breathtaking views of the Cuillin mountain range. Lunch is served as the train travels back to Fort William crossing over the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct. This afternoon presents two choices. Join our Highlander to explore Glenfinnan and discover the history of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s rebellion. Alternatively accompany our mountain guides for a hike through stunning Glen Nevis to the Steall Waterfall. Indulge in an informal dinner followed by an evening of spirted Scottish music in the Observation Car.


Today you’ll arrive in Oban, the gateway to the Western Isles.
Breakfast will be followed by an exclusive visit to the Oban Distillery, producer of one of the world’s finest single malts.
Afterwards, we cross to the Isle of Mull to visit the iconic 13th century Duart Castle, historic seat of the Clan Maclean.
Return to Royal Scotsman, and prepare for tonight’s fabulous formal dinner as the train heads back east towards Kilmarnock.


Savour a leisurely breakfast this morning as the train journeys to Wemyss Bay.
After lunch disembark in Sanquhar for a visit to Drumlanrig Castle, the Dumfriesshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry.
Back on board, indulge in an informal dinner followed by traditional entertainment.


Travel south this morning to Wemyss Bay on the Firth of Clyde and board the ferry for the short sail to the Isle of Bute. Spend an intriguing afternoon at Mount Stuart House, one of Britain’s most astonishing Victorian Gothic houses.
Return to the train for your final dinner aboard, a formal affair and gastronomic treat. Then make your way to the Observation Car for a musical farewall.


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the train makes its way back to Edinburgh.

Friday 06 June 2025£13500
Friday 05 September 2025£11200