4 days

From £595

Summary

Steam locomotion has an enduring fascination for many of us and combined with the wonderful scenery of Scotland it becomes utterly irresistible. 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.

*Subject to PS Waverley timetable

Our tour includes 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.

Tour highlights:

  • Taking a spin on the Falkirk Wheel boat lift
  • Stunning views on the Jacobite steam train
  • Scenic cruise on Loch Lomond and visit to Inveraray Castle
  • A captivating sailing on Loch Katrine

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Aberdeen
Skene Street
08.00 20.45
Stonehaven
Market Square
08.30 20.15
Dundee
Outside the Railway Station
09.30 19.15
Perth
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
10.00 18.45
Kinross
Moto Services on M90
11.00 17.45
Dunfermline
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
11.15 17.30
Edinburgh
Outside 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.

Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Train travel
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
13 August 2020 BSTB200813 13 August 2020 (Thursday) 16 August 2020 (Sunday) David MacLennan £595
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£100 £90 Call for availability
9 October 2020 BSTB201009 9 October 2020 (Friday) 12 October 2020 (Monday) £595
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£100 £90 Call for availability
24 June 2021 BSTB210624 24 June 2021 (Thursday) 27 June 2021 (Sunday) £635
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22 July 2021 BSTB210722 22 July 2021 (Thursday) 25 July 2021 (Sunday) £595
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12 August 2021 BSTB210812 12 August 2021 (Thursday) 15 August 2021 (Sunday) £595
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8 July 2021 BSTB210708 8 July 2021 (Thursday) 11 July 2021 (Sunday) £595
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26 August 2021 BSTB210826 26 August 2021 (Thursday) 29 August 2021 (Sunday) £595
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14 October 2021 BSTB211014 14 October 2021 (Thursday) 17 October 2021 (Sunday) £595
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