The highlight of our fabulous Scottish west coast tour is a magnificent journey on the famous Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig, considered to be one of the greatest railway journeys in the world. We also include a cruise in search of the world’s shyest monster on a cruise of Loch Ness... so sit back, relax and enjoy the monster views!
Detailed Overview

Hotel

3* Alexandra Hotel, Fort William

Part of the very fabric of Fort William since 1876, the Alexandra Hotel provides traditional Scottish Hospitality at its best. This deceptively large hotel boasts 93 bedrooms. Due to the age and nature of this grand old building all bedrooms are individual in size and shape.

• Lift • Wi-Fi • Complimentary toiletries • Hairdryer • Television • Iron/ironing board (on request) • Bar • Restaurant •

Price includes

At the overnight hotel - Gilsland Hall Hotel, Cumbria

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Porterage

Please note: This hotel does not have walk in showers available.

At the Main Hotel - Alexandra Hotel, Fort William

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3-course menu with 3-choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • At least 1-night entertainment

  • Porterage

Excursions

  • Return journey on the Jacobsite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig

  • Cruise on Loch Ness

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We make our way to Cumbria to our overnight hotel, arriving in time for dinner.

Day 2

Continuing our journey north, we arrive at our hotel in Fort William before dinner.

Day 3

Jacobite Steam Train Fort William - Mallaig
Today, we embark on a journey described as the greatest railway journey in the world, on the famous Jacobite Steam Train, which will take us on an 84 mile return journey from Fort William to Mallaig. Along the way, we encounter spectacular scenery and travel across the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct’s magnificent 21 arches, featured in the Harry Potter films. Arriving in the fishing village of Mallaig, we have over an hour and a half to enjoy lunch and a walk around the village before we board our train again for a second viewing of the stunning scenery.

Day 4

Oban
This morning we take a scenic drive along Loch Linnhe to Oban, the unofficial capital of the West Highlands, acclaimed as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’. We spend the day at leisure exploring the town’s attractions, including McCaig’s Tower, Oban Distillery and the Caithness Glass Visitor Centre.

Day 5

Loch Ness Cruise & Caledonian
This morning we attempt to track down the world’s shyest monster on a cruise of legendary Loch Ness. Brimming with history and monster tales, the real stars of the Loch are its castles, monuments and scenery. Spend the afternoon in Fort Augustus, a lovely town where the Caledonian Canal meets Loch Ness.

Day 6

We make our way back to our overnight hotel.

Day 7

After breakfast, we make our way home.

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