4 days

From £595

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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 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.

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 the Firth of Clyde aboard the vintage paddle steamer ‘Waverley’
  • A captivating sailing on Loch Katrine

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.

Glenfinnan Viaduct
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 supplement Availability
20 April 2023 BSTB230420 20 April 2023 (Thursday) 23 April 2023 (Sunday) £595
(ex. flights)
£125 £90 Book your trip
11 May 2023 BSTB230511 11 May 2023 (Thursday) 14 May 2023 (Sunday) £635
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22 June 2023 BSTB230622 22 June 2023 (Thursday) 25 June 2023 (Sunday) £695
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£125 £90 Book your trip
6 July 2023 BSTB230706 6 July 2023 (Thursday) 9 July 2023 (Sunday) £695
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£125 £90 Book your trip
10 August 2023 BSTB230810 10 August 2023 (Thursday) 13 August 2023 (Sunday) £695
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£125 £90 Book your trip
24 August 2023 BSTB230824 24 August 2023 (Thursday) 27 August 2023 (Sunday) £695
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£125 £90 Book your trip
12 October 2023 BSTB231012 12 October 2023 (Thursday) 15 October 2023 (Sunday) £635
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£125 £90 Book your trip
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