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The Royal Scotsman- Grand Taste of the Highlands

From $425 per person
4.2 stars(4 reviews)

About the tour

There is an undeniable draw to the Scottish Highlands - one that brings in visitors from all over the world to see the dramatic mountainous scenery, the ancient castles and the historic sites. On this 6-day tour, you get to experience it all and travel aboard one of Scotland's most notable luxury trains, the Royal Scotsman. The tour begins in the capital city of Edinburgh, and from here, the train travels to beloved locations, including Boat of Garten, Culloden, Keith, Fort William and Glasgow, amongst others. Savor the beauty of the West Highland Line as you make your way past locks and moors, through emerald valleys and along waterways, and enjoy daily opportunities to disembark the train and to sightsee and immerse yourself in Scottish culture. Try your hand at traditional activities or a tour at Rothiemurchus Highland Estate, feel the weight of history at Culloden Battlefield, sample some traditional Scotch Whisky at Strathisla Distillery, experience the diverse landscape of Isle of Bute, take a private home tour of Mount Stuart and so much more. The West Highland line is full of magic, come and see.


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Dennis Thompson

5 stars

Submitted 26/Oct

A wonderful tour of five Italian cities! A good mix of guided tour days and free days to explore on your own.

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Let down

2 stars

Submitted 28/Sep

We signed up for what we were informed was a 15 people tour. There were 25+ in our group. We were informed we would be touring places (ie: the Colliseum). We only walked outside these places and did not have tickets to go inside. The tour guide to the Vatican was rude, misleading and used profanity. We road on second class trains not first class as had been described. The first two hotels were not as described and the one in Florence was a low rate hotel with a tiny room and not anything like what had been described. The breakfasts were in general not good and the first dinner was terrible and not a reflection of Italy dining. We had plenty of downtime, yet we had to rush through sites. It was not worth the money we spent. We could have done better on our own.

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5 stars

Submitted 25/May

My first time in Italy. Our tour guide was outstanding. Our accommodations were outstanding. Our breakfasts were outstanding.

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X Vacations By Rail GRJ

5 stars

Submitted 25 Oct 2022

What a wonderful trip! It far exceeded our expectations. Martyn was a wonderful guide and would highly recommend this trip! It is the prefect balance of group tours and free time to explore on your own.

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