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Itinerary – A Scottish Railtour

The Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland

This is an outline itinerary for a Scottish Railtour

Outline Itinerary: Scottish Railtour

N.B. Caledonian Sleeper tickets may be of interest to those travellers wishing to use the long-distance leg of the journey for overnight accommodation.

Day 1

Arrive in London. We can arrange Gatwick Express or Heathrow Transfers. After a night in a 4* hotel you will have a day at leisure in London. You also have the option to purchase Theatre Tickets for an evening show of your choice in London’s West End.

Day 2

You will be catching the 08.30 Departure from London Euston to Glasgow Central, arriving into Glasgow at 13.01. This is a Virgin Trains West Coast Mainline service. First class tickets are recommended for this leg of the journey. It can be busy and the complimentary at seat service comes highly recommended by us. You will then have the rest of the day to explore the City.

Day 3

After a morning exploring the City you will catch the 12.21 Departure for Fort William. This stunning route includes the remote Rannoch Moor and Corrour railway station – the UKs most remote station with no road access and famous as a film location for Trainspotting . You will arrive into Fort William at 16.11

Day 4

Today you will have time to enjoy this highland town, explore local landmarks or even Climb Ben Nevis!

Day 5

Today you will enjoy a scenic chauffeur driven tour across Scotland, taking in Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, The Loch Ness Visitor Centre and Urquhart Castle. You will arrive in Inverness around 4pm. You will then depart Inverness at 17.38 to arrive into Perth at 19.38.

Day 6

After a relaxing night in your hotel, you will have the day at Leisure in Perth, before an evening spa treatment and meal at your hotel.

Day 7

You will depart Inverness Station at 9.15, arriving into Dundee at 9.44. Once you arrive in Dundee, you will have time to visit the historic RRS Discovery, (the Ship Captain Cook used to explore the Atlantic), before catching the 13.34 train to Edinburgh, which includes crossing the Tay and Forth Bridges. You will be able to make a visit to the National Gallery before having the evening at leisure in the City.

Day 8

Today you will have time to explore historic Edinburgh, with a visit to the Castle and a walking tour of this historic city.

Day 9

Today, you depart Edinburgh at 09.30 for the return journey to London. This is a Virgin Trains East Coast Mainline Service which takes in spectacular coastal views through Northumbria. Again, we recommend First Class travel for this journey. You will arrive back into London at 13.54 and have the remainder of the day for any onward journeys you have to make (Harry Potter fans need to visit Platform 9¾!).

Extend your Break: We can provide additional options should you wish to stay in London for longer, or an additional rail tour to Britain’s south west.