4 days

From $805

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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 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.

PLEASE NOTE ON OUR 20 SEPTEMBER DEPARTURE THE WAVERLEY WILL BE REPLACED WITH A CRUISE OF LOCH LOMOND FOLLOWED BY A VISIT TO INVERARAY CASTLE

Tour highlights:

  • Falkirk Wheel
  • 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’ (Loch Lomond cruise and Inveraray Castle in September 2021)
  • 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.

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

 

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
August 5 2021 BSTB210805 August 5 2021 (Thursday) August 8 2021 (Sunday) $805
(ex. flights)
$135 $125 Call for availability
August 12 2021 BSTB210812 August 12 2021 (Thursday) August 15 2021 (Sunday) $900
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$135 $125 Call for availability
August 26 2021 BSTB210826 August 26 2021 (Thursday) August 29 2021 (Sunday) $805
(ex. flights)
$135 $125 Call for availability
September 20 2021 BSTB210920 September 20 2021 (Monday) September 23 2021 (Thursday) $805
(ex. flights)
$135 $125 Book your trip
October 14 2021 BSTB211014 October 14 2021 (Thursday) October 17 2021 (Sunday) $845
(ex. flights)
$135 $125 Book your trip
June 23 2022 BSTB220623 June 23 2022 (Thursday) June 26 2022 (Sunday) $860
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$135 $125 Book your trip
July 7 2022 BSTB220707 July 7 2022 (Thursday) July 10 2022 (Sunday) $835
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$135 $130 Book your trip
July 21 2022 BSTB220721 July 21 2022 (Thursday) July 24 2022 (Sunday) $805
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$135 $125 Book your trip
August 11 2022 BSTB220811 August 11 2022 (Thursday) August 14 2022 (Sunday) $805
(ex. flights)
$135 $125 Book your trip
October 14 2022 BSTB221014 October 14 2022 (Friday) October 17 2022 (Monday) $805
(ex. flights)
$135 $125 Book your trip
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