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Sink into the beauty of Scotland on this exquisite festive tour

6 daysFrom £1,245 per person

2020 Tour code: HCX21

About the tour

Sink into the beauty of Scotland on this exquisite festive tour. See in the season in an authentic 12th century castle, and discover the Highlands during the sparkling winter season on 2 incredible rail journeys.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Scotland aboard the Caledonian Sleeper

After meeting our group at London Euston, we board the Caledonian Sleeper train for an overnight journey to Inverness, Scotland. An experience which harks back to a bygone era of rail travel, we are treated to a magical journey through undulating countryside from the relaxed comfort of our ensuite, bunk bed, and club cabins.

Caledonian Sleeper Train
Day 2 - To Dingwall

We pull into Inverness this morning and enjoy free time here, before beginning our journey up to Dingwall, situated in the heart of the incredibly beautiful Scottish Highlands. Here, we check into Tulloch Castle Hotel, which has been splendidly decorated for the season. On arrival we enjoy tea and coffee, and mince pies in the atmospheric Green Lady Bar before free time to freshen up before this evening. A 3-course dinner is served in the restaurant this evening. Later, staff give us an evening guided tour of the castle as we sip some mulled wine.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Highlands of Scotland
Day 3 - Christmas Day in Tulloch Castle

After a Bucks Fizz breakfast, you are free. Perhaps enjoy the Dingwall circular walk to whip up an appetite ahead of a 5-course Christmas Day lunch. This afternoon, we relax in front of the fire with a board game or watch the Queen's Speech before finishing the day with a light buffet, served to the joyful strains of traditional Scottish music.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Christmas Day
Day 4 - The Kyle Line

We take in more of Scotland today, with a journey on the Kyle Line to Kyle of Lochalsh on the northern tip of the country, enjoying a packed lunch along the way. On arrival in Kyle of Lochalsh, we head over the Sky Bridge for a photo stop to Eilean Donan Castle, then enjoy an alternative view of our surroundings as we take a coach back to Dingwall, via iconic Loch Ness. This afternoon, tea and coffee are served in the hotel, before we indulge in a further bit of Scottish culture with a whisky tasting.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Eilean Donan Castle
Days 5-6 - The Caledonian Sleeper to London

This morning we bid farewell to Tulloch Castle and Dingwall. We transfer to Inverness where you have free time ahead of boarding the Caledonian Sleeper train for our return journey to London, arriving on Day 6.

Includes
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast
Caledonian Sleeper Train

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Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotel

Tulloch Castle

Tulloch Castle

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Trains

Caledonian Sleeper
The Kyle Line

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Scottish Castles at Christmas

Sink into the beauty of Scotland on this exquisite festive tour

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Luke Simpson
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