Scotland By Train

Highlights

Scotland By Train - For the Independent Traveler

A unique opportunity for the seasoned and independent traveler to see the beauty of Scotland.

Your Scotland By Train Tour Highlights:

• 7 Nights accommodation in a mixture of 3 and 4 star accommodations(hotels, inns and guesthouses)
Breakfast Daily, Scottish or Continental depending on hotel
• 8 Day Freedom of Scotland Travel Pass including handling fee and postage within the UK (train tickets are delivered to the first hotel in Edinburgh). Tickets are based on standard class (valid on all trains except for travel between Glasgow - Oban/Fort William/Mallaig and Inverness - Kyle/Wick/Thurso). Not valid on the Jacobite Steam train service between Mallaig - Fort William.
• Travel pack information provided via link to be downloaded by clients from the internet with code provided
• Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Armadale to Mallaig
• Service charge and VAT

Itinerary

Tour Scotland by Train with Celtic ToursDay 01: Arrival in Edinburgh. Make your way to your Edinburgh hotel. (Celtic Tours can book this transfer separately for you - for an additional cost). Spend the rest of the day to visit some of the capitals tourist attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia, and the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Train Tour of Scotland with Celtic ToursDay 02: Make your way to the train station to catch the train to Perth. This service leaves Edinburgh across the Forth Estuary, travelling on the famous Forth Rail Bridge. During your journey you will see beautiful coastal and inland scenery. On arrival in Perth, free time for sightseeing of this small market town which was once the capital city of Scotland. With accommodation in Pitlochry, jump back on the train and make the short journey to this charming highland town, the gateway to the highlands. Overnight in Pitlochry.

Day 03: Today take a morning train to Inverness and spend the afternoon exploring the city they call capital of the Highlands. Take a stroll to Inverness Castle, currently used as a courthouse. Enjoy the fine circular walk from the castle along the river and through the Ness Islands. Time permitting take the free shuttle bus from the Tourist Information centre at Bridge Street, which takes you to Loch Ness pier. From here you can take a boat trip on this famous loch, best known for its fabled Loch Ness Monster. Overnight in the Inverness area.

Train tour of Scotland with Celtic ToursDay 04: Today take the train for the 2 hours 40 minutes journey to Kyle of Lochalsh on the West coast of Scotland along this most scenic railway! Arrive at Kyle of Lochalsh and board the local bus service, which will take you across Skye Bridge and onto the Isle of Skye or the misty isle as it is called. Overnight on Isle of Skye.

Day 05: Free day for exploring the Isle of Skye. Visit can include the Clan Donald Centre near Armadale, or if you'd like to venture further why not hire bicycles to explore the rest of the island? Overnight on Isle of Skye

Train tour of Scotland with Celtic ToursDay 06: Today you will catch the ferry from Armadale to Mallaig; back on the mainland. This beautiful little town is the gateway to the Western Isles. In the afternoon board the train to Fort William, on the route described as one of the great railway journeys. Overnight Fort William/ Corpach.

Day 07: Depart in the morning by train to Glasgow. In the afternoon spend some time discovering this vibrant and stylish city, with its various galleries and shops. The open top bus tour is highly recommended as it will take you round the main sights. Overnight in Glasgow.

Day 08: Today you will leave Glasgow by train and return to Edinburgh for departure home. You may also opt to remain in Glasgow.

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This tour does not include: 

  • Lunches
  • Entrance Fees not listed in itinerary
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • US Departure Taxes

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