4 days

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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 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 Points

Location Depart Return
Aberdeen 0800 2045
Stonehaven 0830 2015
Dundee
Outside Discovery Point
0930 1915
Perth 1000 1845
Kinross 1100 1745
Dunfermline 1115 1730
Edinburgh 1145 1700

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.

Today's Price
$805

Deposit: $135 Single supplement: $125

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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
23 June 2022 BSTB220623 23 June 2022 (Thursday) 26 June 2022 (Sunday) $930
(ex. flights)
$140 $130 Book your trip
7 July 2022 BSTB220707 7 July 2022 (Thursday) 10 July 2022 (Sunday) $835
(ex. flights)
$140 $130 Book your trip
21 July 2022 BSTB220721 21 July 2022 (Thursday) 24 July 2022 (Sunday) $835
(ex. flights)
$140 $105 Book your trip
11 August 2022 BSTB220811 11 August 2022 (Thursday) 14 August 2022 (Sunday) $835
(ex. flights)
$140 $130 Book your trip
25 August 2022 BSTB220825 25 August 2022 (Thursday) 28 August 2022 (Sunday) $835
(ex. flights)
$140 $130 Call for availability
14 October 2022 BSTB221014 14 October 2022 (Friday) 17 October 2022 (Monday) $835
(ex. flights)
$140 $130 Book your trip
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