b'Great host and wonderful people on the tour. Ballachulish Hotel had great service and baggage transfers were much appreciated. The Inverness Hotel had a great location. Both hotels in Edinburgh were very good. The final dinner was excellent with the bagpipes. Thanks for the great tour.~ Clare R, Otautau, NZDay 1 - Arrive in Edinburgh Day 5 - Jacobite Steam Train houses in the village of Plockton. We arrive at Your epic Scottish tour begins at the This morning we join the Jacobite Steam Train*Kyle of Lochalsh, the end of the line, located Apex Hotel Waterloo Place, located close tofor a journey to Mallaig on the final leg ofacross a short stretch of water from the Isle Edinburghs main station, just off the renownedthe wonderful West Highland Line. Duringof Skye. Afterwards we make a visit to Eilean Princes Street. Your tour escort greets you atthe journey the train steams past Ben Nevis,Donan Castle. Overnight Inverness. (B)the hotel and the remainder of your day is freethen climbs into the mountains surroundingDay 8 - Inverness to Edinburghto explore. Overnight Edinburgh. (D) Glenfinnan. Here we cross the 21-archedWe leave Inverness, traveling south through Day 2 - The West Highland Line Glenfinnan Viaduct seen in the Harry Potterthe Cairngorms, via Aviemore, Pitlochry and films; one of the most iconic engineering works Today we travel to Glasgow, before changingfound throughout the British railway network.Kingussie, to arrive back in Edinburgh for the trains for a journey on one of the worlds mostAfter time for lunch, we make the return journeynight. We enjoy a farewell dinner this evening. spectacular scenic railways, The West Highlandby coach, passing the Glenfinnan Viaduct, toOvernight Edinburgh. (B, D)Line. The incredible route skirts the westernInverness. Overnight Inverness. (B, D) Day 9 - Tour Conclusionbanks of Loch Lomond and climbs quickly*Early year departures will travel via Scotrail.from Crianlarich to Upper Tyndrum and wildYour tour concludes after breakfast. You are Rannoch Moor. Mighty mountains provide anDay 6 - Loch Ness free to begin your journey home or enjoy more imposing backdrop to the nearby village ofToday, travel to iconic Loch Ness, most time sightseeing independently. (B)Ballachulish. Overnight Ballachulish. (B, D) famous for its mythical dweller, the Loch Ness Monster; however, it is also surrounded by Day 3 - The Isle of Mull some of Scotlands most breathtaking scenery. Today, we travel to the town of Oban. LeavingEnjoy your short cruise surrounded by theStay Longer. See More. the mainland by Caledonian MacBrayne ferry,purple painted mountains, before taking a tripSpend more time in Edinburgh we make the 50-minute crossing to the Isleto Urquhart Castle which sits perched on theand take a day to exploreof Mull. We arrive at the town of Craignurebanks of the loch. You have some free timeSt. Andrews. Ask a rail specialist from where we visit Duart Castle, the ancestralhere before we coach back to Inverness. Theabout our 11-day Edinburgh, home of the Maclean Clan. After our visit, werest of your day is spent at leisure, beforethe Highlands & St. Andrews enjoy a Whisky tasting at our hotel or the locala delightful meal together this evening.itinerary.distillery. Overnight Ballachulish. (B, D) Overnight Inverness. (B, D)Day 4 - Neptunes Staircase, Loch Day 7 - The Kyle Line & EileanLinnhe & Glencoe Donan CastleToday we travel by coach to Neptunes Today we enjoy one of the most breathtaking Staircase, an impressive flight of eight locksrailway journeys in Europe, the Kyle Line. operated by a team of at least three lockThis incredibly scenic route takes us across keepers. From here we continue to LochScotland, crossing the Caledonian Canal as Linnhe where we enjoy a scenic cruise acrosswe leave Inverness and skirting the shores of the water. After our cruise, we visit Glencoe,crystal-clear lakes. During the final part of the one of Scotlands most iconic glens. Overnightjourney we pass the picturesque white-washed Ballachulish. (B, D)For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 91'