Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness

Combine the cosmopolitan city life with the Highlands of Scotland on this independent rail adventure.

Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness

Combine the cosmopolitan city life with the Highlands of Scotland on this independent rail adventure.

Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness - For the Independent Traveler

Our most popular independent tour of Scotland. A unique opportunity for the seasoned and independent traveler to see the beauty of Scotland by train.

Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness Tour Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfers.
  • Seven (7) nights accommodation in a mixture of 3-4* accommodation (hotels, inns and guest houses).
  • Breakfast daily, except for morning of arrival (Scottish or continental depending on the accommodations booked).
  • Visits to Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, and the Highlands.
  • One way rail tickets between Edinburgh-Aberdeen, Aberdeen-Inverness, Inverness-Edinburgh in standard class.
  • Service charge and VAT.

Additional Notes

Clients might find that not all hotel accommodation booked is within walking distance from the station, comfortable to them. We recommend that all accommodation location is checked by the client in advance of their travel. Clients are responsible for their own transport to the hotel, where required.

It is the client's responsibility to ensure timely arrival at the stations to not miss trains. In some locations there may be no alternative and any program changes and resulting charges from missed trains will be charged in full to the client.


Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh Arrival

Arrive into Edinburgh Airport and check into your overnight accommodation. Time allowing, explore Scotland's capital city this afternoon. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 2: Edinburgh or Day Tour of Scotland

Today is free to explore Edinburgh further, or why not join one of the scheduled day tours to join Scotland? You have a choice of destinations - Loch Nessm the West Coast, St. Andrews, whisky distilleries, or the Scottish Borders to name a few. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 3: Aberdeen

Make your way to Waverley train station to catch a train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. Enjoy stunning views of the scenic north east coast of Scotland along your journey. On arrival into Aberdeen you will have some free time to explore the city, known as the “Silver City by the Golden Sands.”

Day 4: Aberdeen

You have a free day to discover Aberdeen.

Day 5: Inverness

Your train journey today will take you through stunning Highland scenery on your way to Inverness. Head out to explore the Capital of the Highlands on arrival.

Day 6: Inverness

You have a free day to discover Inverness.

Day 7: Back to Edinburgh

Sit back and enjoy spectacular views of the Cairngorms National Park as you journey back south to Edinburgh. Fly out on a late afternoon or evening flight. Alternatively, extend your stay in Scotland by a couple of nights to explore further.

Rates & Hotels

2020 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $1299
2021 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $1299
2020 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $1459
2021 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $1459

Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Scotland Rail Tours: Edinburgh, Aberdeen & Inverness - Comfort Accommodations
Scotland Rail Tours: Edinburgh, Aberdeen & Inverness - Premium Accommodations

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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Edinburgh, Scotland -

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Accommodations booked by Rabbies UK

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Depending on package booked, accommodations can be BB/Guesthomes, 3* Hotels/Inns (and some packages may include 4* Hotels) [more]

UK Hotel

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Pre and post nights booked at a mid-level hotel [more]

Pricing

Prices are based on two (2) passengers sharing a twin/double room. If a single room is booked, single supplement applies. Triple rooms offer discounts.

Scotland by Train is designed for the Independent Traveler! Hotel accommodations will be advised on our suppliers confirmation. Freedom of Scotland Travel Pass will be waiting at your first hotel in Edinburgh.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Transfers
  • Visitor attractions
  • City Tax to be paid locally

Airfare

Unfortunately, due to the 2020 pandemic, Celtic Tours will only be offering airfare for groups sizes of 15 or more. Individuals should book directly with airlines. Please make sure you book your flight to arrive and depart on accurate dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in Edinburgh. Please book air one day before to accommodate overnight flights.