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Highland Adventure

(Tour code: HAS17)Take in a stunning, Unspoilt region by Rail

Breathtaking scenery and fantastic journeys by mainline and steam railways; this tour takes in the very best of northern Scotland from our base in Inverness - the gateway to your Highland adventure.


Take advantage of our latest saving of up to £25 per person when booking your Europe, UK and Ireland Summer 2017 holiday on or before 31st October 2016. Terms & Conditions

Tour Highlights
  • Inverness
  • Journey on the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Journey on the Kyle Line
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway
  • Journey on the Cairngorm Mountain Railway
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Day 1


Our tour begins in Inverness at the Palace Hotel & Spa, which overlooks the River Ness in the centre of the city. Perhaps familiarise yourself with the city on a riverside stroll before meeting for this evening's meal.

  • Dinner
Jacobite Steam Train
Day 2

Jacobite Steam Train

Today we transfer to Fort William, where we join the Jacobite Steam Train* for the return journey to Mallaig, arguably the most scenic railway journey in the UK. During the journey the train steams past Ben Nevis, then climbs into the mountains surrounding Glenfinnan, where we cross the 21 arches of the Glenfinnan Viaduct. After time for lunch we return to Fort William, from where we continue by coach to Inverness.

*The Jacobite steam train does not operate until mid- May. Earlier departures are booked onto Scotrail.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Jacobite Steam Train
The Kyle Line
Day 3

The Kyle Line & Eilean Donan Castle

We spend the day discovering another of Scotland's most scenic railway lines, travelling on the breathtakingly beautiful Kyle Line to Kyle of Lochalsh, across the water from the Isle of Skye. Climbing from Dingwall on to the Cromarty Firth, we skirt alongside lochs and up into the wild mountain landscapes. Past Achnasheen we reach the Luib Summit then descend, hugging Loch Carron's shores. At Plockton, we see palm trees and yachts in the bay, before heading back towards the sea at Kyle of Lochalsh, from here we enjoy an excursion to the beautiful Eilean Donan Castle on the tiny island in Loch Duich.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Kyle Line journey
  • Eilean Donan Castle
Strathspey Steam Railway
Days 4-5

Strathspey Steam Railway & Home

Our excursion today is on the tracks of the historic Highland Railway. Travelling to Aviemore by rail, we join the nostalgic Strathspey Steam Railway. From Aviemore through to Broomhill, the train passes moorlands, woods and by the River Spey. Finally, we enjoy an excursion on board the Cairngorm Mountain Railway, Scotland's only funicular railway.

On Day 5 your Tour Manager bids you farewell from Inverness and you are free to travel home independently.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
  • Strathspey Steam Railway
  • Cairngorm Mountain Railway

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