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Holiday type Escorted tours
Country United Kingdom
Resort Scotland
Travel type Train
Price range From £439
Travel partner Newmarket Holidays
Duration 4 nights
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Scottish Highland Railways

Visit the heart of the Highlands for three train journeys. Ride the West Highland Line from Fort William to Mallaig, take a trip on the Strathspey Steam Railway and a run from Inverness to the Kyle of Lochalsh.

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  • Return flights from your local airport to Edinburgh
  • One suitcase allowance per person
  • Coach travel in Scotland Four nights' dinner, bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation in a good hotel in the Highlands of Scotland
  • Rail journeys as described
  • The services of a Newmarket tour manager
  • Government taxes and service charges
  • Single rooms are available for a supplement
Not included
Day one

Fly to Edinburgh and transfer to your hotel. After check-in, the rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the secluded glens and riverside walks of the surroundings before dinner at the hotel.

Day two

Today we'll follow the scenic route from Inverness to the Kyle of Lochalsh, as featured by Michael Palin in his series 'Great Railway Journeys of World'. Along the way we'll pass through the landscapes used in the filming of the BBC TV series 'Hamish Macbeth'.

Day three

Our second excursion is a nostalgic trip on the Strathspey steam railway. The nine-and-a-half-mile journey through Highland scenery ends in Aviemore, where you're free to explore. You may also like to join our optional excursion on the Cairngorm mountain railway, the UK's longest funicular, which is renowned for its views.

Day four

Our final trip takes us 42 miles along the West Highland Line to Mallaig, overlooking the Isle of Skye. We'll cross the 21-arch Glenfinnan viaduct and rumble past the white sands of Morar. Once in Mallaig you can walk the hills, explore the Heritage Centre or visit the kipper smokery.

Day five

Transfer back to Edinburgh for your return flight home. Depending on your departure time, there may be time to explore this beautiful city before you head to the airport.

Highlander Hotel

We're sure that you will be delighted with the friendly service and warm hospitality that are the hallmarks of a stay at the Highlander, which is always popular with Newmarket guests.

The rooms in this comfortable, modern hotel are located in two blocks just a short walk from the main hotel reception, which also offers a restaurant and bar area.Each room has private facilities, colour TV, a hairdryer and tea- and coffee-making facilities."A warm Highland welcome for every guest."

Carrbridge Hotel

Set on the banks of the River Dulnain with spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains, the Carrbridge Hotel was originally established in 1803 as an inn for weary travellers. It has been extended and refurbished over the years and now has 100 bedrooms.

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03-Apr-2016 London Gatwick 4 479.00 book
03-Apr-2016 London Heathrow 4 489.00 book
03-Apr-2016 London Stansted 4 449.00 book
07-Apr-2016 Bristol 4 469.00 book
07-Apr-2016 Cardiff 4 539.00 book
07-Apr-2016 Norwich 4 589.00 book
11-Apr-2016 East Midlands 4 559.00 book
11-Apr-2016 London Gatwick 4 479.00 book
11-Apr-2016 London Luton 4 449.00 book
11-Apr-2016 London Stansted 4 449.00 book
11-Apr-2016 Manchester 4 529.00 book
11-Apr-2016 Southampton 4 619.00 book
15-Apr-2016 Birmingham 4 539.00 book
15-Apr-2016 London Stansted 4 459.00 book
15-Apr-2016 Southampton 4 579.00 book
17-Apr-2016 London Gatwick 4 489.00 book
17-Apr-2016 London Heathrow 4 499.00 book
17-Apr-2016 London Stansted 4 459.00 book
20-Apr-2016 Birmingham 4 549.00 book
20-Apr-2016 Exeter 4 599.00 book
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I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Scottish Highland Rail trip. I would like you on my behalf to thanks your tour manager Robert and driver Mark for the excellent attention & knowledge imparted by both to make this a very enjoyable experience.
Apr 2010
Mr Paterson

We would just like to say that we have just taken a 5 day highland tour with you and we had the best holiday we have ever had. Our tour guide Melanie was just fantastic, always keeping us informed, and full of such interesting facts, she is truly a credit to your company, and Alistair our driver was wonderful as well.
Apr 2010
Mr & Mrs Pegler
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