Experience Scotland by Rail
Jul 13, 2020 · By Vacations By Rail
Let's discuss Scotland's scenic railways, its gorgeous towns, special cultural and sightseeing highlights, and each itinerary that offers authentic Scottish experiences.Read more
2023 Tour code: GR-HASA-23
About the tour
The varied landscape of northern Scotland and astounding history of the region draws tourists from all around the world each year; however, those that choose to explore the country using this 5-day tour are in for a treat. Based out of Inverness, this tour begins with free time to get acquainted with the country. Soak in the pub culture, see the sites or enjoy the contrast of the storied city against the lovely waters of the River Ness. It is on the third day that the adventure begins, as travelers make their way along famed rail lines such as the Jacobite Steam Train, the West Highland Line, the Kyle Line, the Highland Railroad, and the Strathspey Steam Railroad. While the railways and trains themselves are incredible, it is the stops and views along the way that make this journey magnificent. Enjoy things such as crossing the 21 arches of the Glenfinnan Viaduct (famed for its feature in the Harry Potter films), a tour of the Eilean Donan Castle and a journey through Cairngorm National Park, amongst other stops and excursions. With so much to do and see during this brief journey, travelers have a true chance to immerse themselves in the wonder that is Scotland.
Our tour begins in Inverness at the Palace Hotel & Spa, which overlooks the River Ness in the center of the city. Perhaps familiarize yourself with the city on a riverside stroll before meeting for this evening's meal. This delightful city is considered to be the capital of the Highlands, and it is crowned by the stunning Inverness Castle.
The history of Inverness dates back well over 2,500 years, and one of the most famous residents, King Mac Bethad Mac Findláich may seem familiar as he is the inspiration for one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, Macbeth. Overnight Inverness.
Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness
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5.0 / 5 · 1 review
Lisa Y, Atlanta, GA
Submitted 19 Mar 2018
The trip manager was exceptionally organized and so personable. Also our reservation specialist was extremely helpful as she's been on a previous trip. The itinerary was superb!
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