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Our Classic Scottish Steam Break has been a best-seller for years, thanks to the unbeatable combination of steam, scenery and nostalgia. On this new variation we will be based in the 4-star Stirling Highland Hotel, which uniquely is set within a former school, a charming Victorian building with its own rooftop observatory, in the heart of historic Stirling. As well as distinctive rooms with traditional Scottish interiors, the hotel offers an extensive spa and fitness suite, with four treatment rooms, a 17 metre indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. So, if you may have over-indulged in the restaurant or the bar, there’s no excuse not to have a refreshing pre-breakfast swim or workout!

The tour includes our classic combination of four excursions. The Jacobite Steam Train, from Fort William to Mallaig, is one of the longest steam-hauled rail journeys available in Britain today, an 84-mile round trip through some spectacular scenery, which features an impressive list of superlatives. It starts near Britain’s highest mountain, (Ben Nevis), passes its most westerly mainland railway station, (Arisaig), deepest freshwater loch, (Loch Morar), shortest river, (River Morar) and finally arrives next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, (Loch Nevis). ‘Concrete Bob’ McAlpine’s 21-arch Glenfinnan viaduct is just one of the engineering marvels we encounter on our journey, which is made all the more enjoyable by the sound and fury of the steam locomotive at the head of our train, forging its way along the Iron Road to the Isles.

A gentler pace is set as we sail ‘Doon ra Watter’ on the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer, the PS Waverley*, still elegantly plying her trade on the Clyde. There can be no better way to enjoy the gentle beauty of the Argyll hills and the Kyles of Bute than from the deck of this grand old lady. We also enjoy a relaxed and informative cruise on the calm waters of Loch Katrine amid the spectacular scenery of the Trossachs.

Our tour begins with a unique boat journey on the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s first rotating boat lift. The Falkirk Wheel is part of the biggest canal restoration project ever undertaken in Britain, as a result of which the Union and the Forth & Clyde canals, both over 180 years old, are once again linked together and fully operational.

*Subject to Waverley timetable. If the Waverley is unavailable we will instead take a boat trip on Loch Lomond, during which we learn of the life and times of the outlaw Rob Roy, and visit impressive Inveraray Castle, the Duke of Argyll’s family seat on the shores of Loch Fyne.

Tour highlights:

  • Taking a spin on the Falkirk Wheel boat lift
  • Stunning views on the Jacobite steam train
  • Cruise the Firth of Clyde aboard the PS Waverley
  • A captivating sailing on Loch Katrine
  • Comfortable accommodation in the heart of historic Stirling

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
Opposite Denburn Car Park behind library where Spa Street meets Skene Street
08.00 20.45
Market Square
08.30 20.15
Bus stop off the A90, near McDonalds
09.10 19.35
Outside Discovery Point
09.30 19.15
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
10.00 18.45
Moto Services on M90
11.00 17.45
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
11.15 17.30
Outside Reception at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Road
11.45 17.00

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.

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Steam train on the Glenfinnan Viaduct on our best-selling holiday
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  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Train travel
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14 April 2023 BSTH230414 14 April 2023 (Friday) 17 April 2023 (Monday) £655
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19 May 2023 BSTH230519 19 May 2023 (Friday) 22 May 2023 (Monday) £695
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29 June 2023 BSTH230629 29 June 2023 (Thursday) 2 July 2023 (Sunday) £725
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13 July 2023 BSTH230713 13 July 2023 (Thursday) 16 July 2023 (Sunday) £735
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3 August 2023 BSTH230803 3 August 2023 (Thursday) 6 August 2023 (Sunday) £745
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13 October 2023 BSTH231013 13 October 2023 (Friday) 16 October 2023 (Monday) £695
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