Scotland: Scenic Scottish Railways13th Sep 2024

Scotland: Scenic Scottish Railways

From:£895

Summary

The north of Scotland is blessed with some wonderfully scenic railway lines. The challenge of building railways through difficult terrain was taken up by the great engineers of the Victorian age. Their legacy is in the sweeping curves and majestic viaducts of the single-track lines which cross wild moors and lonely glens. Highlights on this short break include a visit to the much-photographed Eilean Donan Castle, a ride aboard the Jacobite steam train that takes us over the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct and a visit to Boat of Garten on the Strathspey Line, which perfectly recreates the days of steam in the Highlands.

NC500: Please note that this itinerary features part of the North Coast 500, the highly scenic coastal route which begins and ends in Inverness.

Aviemore

4 Days

Gentle

Deposit£125

Full Price£895

(excludes flights)

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  • What to Expect

    • Iconic views over Loch Shiel from the Glenfinnan Viaduct
    • Breathtaking views of the Cuillin mountain range on Skye
    • The palm trees of Plockton
    • Scenic banks of the Beauly Firth
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    Departure Routes

    LocationPickup TimeDropoff Time
    To be advised00:0000:00
    Glasgow - Bus stop on North Hanover Street, opposite Queen Street Station08:3021:30
    Edinburgh - outside reception of the Delta by Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Road09:4520:15
    Dunfermline - Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M9010:1520:00
    Kinross - Moto Services on M9010:3019:45
    Perth - Broxden Park & Ride, A9310:4519:30

    ** Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure. **

    Day by Day Itinerary

    Depart from your chosen pick-up point and travel by coach to Pitlochry where, after some free time, we board the train to Aviemore. The railway line was built in 1863 and affords sweeping views of towering mountains and tumbling burns as we climb towards the summit at Drumochter, 1,480 feet above sea level. Upon arrival in Aviemore, we alight from the train and continue our journey by coach to our accommodation.

    Meals includedDinner

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