4 days

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Summary

The north of Scotland is blessed with some wonderfully scenic railway lines. The challenge of building railways through some of the most difficult terrain in the British Isles was taken up by the great engineers of the Victorian age. Their legacy is in the sweeping curves and majestic viaducts of the single-track lines which cross wild moors and lonely glens and continue to provide important links to the north and west Highlands. Using scheduled diesel train services, we will travel northwards to Wick, following the coast as far as Helmsdale before sweeping inland through the wild and empty country of Sutherland and Caithness, and westwards to Kyle of Lochalsh, by Strath Bran and Strath Carron to the shores of Loch Alsh. We have the added attraction of steam haulage for our two other journeys. The ‘Jacobite’ ensures that the haunting sound of a steam whistle continues to echo around Glenfinnan, as the train crosses ‘Concrete Bob’ McAlpine’s magnificent viaduct on its way from Fort William to Mallaig. At Aviemore we take the train to Boat of Garten on the preserved Strathspey Line, which provides an authentic taste of the Golden Age of rail travel in the Highlands.

NC500: Please note that this itinerary features part of the North Coast 500, the highly scenic coastal route which begins and ends in Inverness.

Tour highlights:

  • Iconic views over Loch Shiel from the Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Classic Steam journey through the Cairngorms
  • Breathtaking views of the Cuillin mountain range on Skye
  • The palm trees of Plockton
  • Scenic banks of the Beauly Firth

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
Glasgow
Bus stop on North Hanover Street, opposite Queens Street Station
08.30 21.30
Edinburgh
Outside Reception at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Road
09.45 20.15
Dunfermline
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
10.15 20.00
Kinross
Moto Services on M90
10.30 19.45
Perth
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
10.45 19.30

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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Deposit: $140 Single supplement: $130

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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
29 July 2022 BSSR220729 29 July 2022 (Friday) 1 August 2022 (Monday) $935
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$140 $130 Book your trip
23 September 2022 BSSR220923 23 September 2022 (Friday) 26 September 2022 (Monday) $935
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7 October 2022 BSSR221007 7 October 2022 (Friday) 10 October 2022 (Monday) $835
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