Scotland's dramatic landscapes and vistas are best explored by rail. Sit back, relax and be enamoured by the views of some of the world's great railway routes.
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Hotel

3* The Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore

Based in the village of Newtonmore, within the Cairngorm National Park, the Highlander Hotel offers guests a warm welcome.

The hotel has 83 en suite bedrooms and family rooms, including guest bedrooms on the ground floor. The Highlander is renowned for its good food and true highland hospitality, and is also well placed to explore much of Scotland.

• There is no lift at this hotel • TV • Telephone • Tea/coffee Making Facilities • Hairdryer • Iron & Ironing Board • Limited Wi-Fi • Golf • Restaurant • Bar • Lounge •

Price includes

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at overnight hotel 

  • 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at resort hotel

  • One-night hotel entertainment

  • Strathspey Railway

  • Scotrail – Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh

  • Scotrail – Fort William to Mallaig

  • ‘Royal Scot’ cruise – Loch Ness

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

Head for Northern England and overnight stay.

Day 2

We continue north through the Lowland Hills past Glasgow to Stirling, Perth and Pitlochry, arriving late afternoon at our hotel.

Day 3-6

The following excursions are included:

AVIEMORE & STRATHSPEY RAILWAY - We make for Aviemore where we take a break before heading into the beautiful Glenmore Forest Park on our way to Cairngorm for free time. We take a lunch break in Broomhill.This afternoon we ride on the Strathspey Railway from Broomhill to Aviemore for free time

KYLE OF LOCHALSH - We travel north into the Highland capital, Inverness, to join the Scotrail train for one of the Great Railway Journeys of the World - the line to Kyle of Lochalsh. The route takes us through some of the best scenery in the country, skirting lochs and passing remote villages. After a break in Kyle of Lochalsh we enjoy the return ride, this time by road, back to the hotel.

FORT WILLIAM, GLENFINNAN AND MALLAIG - This excursion takes us along the shore of Loch Laggan and through Glen Spean to Fort William. Here we have another train journey, this time of the celebrated West Highland Line to Mallaig. This spectacular line passes hidden lochs and inlets, silver sands, and crosses the magnificent Glenfinnan viaduct on its way west. Mallaig is a major fishing port and we have time to wander around the harbour and explore before we catch the train for the return journey to Fort William.

LOCH NESS CRUISE - We travel through unspoilt scenery past Loch Mhor and along Stratherrick to Fort Augustus. Whilst here we have time to obtain lunch and we enjoy a cruise, with commentary, on Loch Ness on board 'The Royal Scot' from the Caledonian Canal. Later we leave Fort Augustus and head north overlooking the loch towards Inverness.

Day 7

We leave Newtonmore and retrace our steps south towards Perth, before heading across the Forth Bridge and skirting Edinburgh on our way towards Northern England for our overnight stop.

Day 8

After breakfast we leave and continue our journey home.

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