Trip Overview…

Enjoy faultless service and gourmet dining as you travel aboard the Royal Scotsman into the majestic scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Start with two nights in London, discovering all the sights of this iconic city. Then enjoy two nights in historic Edinburgh before boarding the opulent carriages of the Royal Scotsman for two unforgettable nights touring the Scottish Highlands. Explore a 13th-century castle at the Rothiemurchus Estate, discover the verdant scenery and fascinating past of the Culloden Battlefields, and enjoy a whiskey tasting session at the famous Strathisla distillery. Relax in the opulent surroundings of the Royal Scotsman as the breath-taking Scottish landscapes roll past your window on this journey of a lifetime. Life on board is relaxed yet indulgent. Dine on world-class cuisine, rich with Scottish specialities, and embark on thrilling excursions each day, this is top choice for those exploring Scotland in style.

Package Includes

Highlights

  • Enjoy visiting the famous landmarks and historic sights in London
  • Discover the history of Edinburgh with two overnight stays
  • Explore the majestic beauty of the Scottish Highlands aboard the luxurious Royal Scotsman
  • Take a private tour of the Culloden Battlefield, a visit to Strathisla Distillery and clay pigeon shooting at the Rothiemurchus Estate
  • Tuck into sumptuous dinners on board the train and relax in a comfortable double cabin
  • Walking Tour of Edinburgh including skip the line ticket to Edinburgh Castle
  • London Hop on Hop off city card

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • 2 nights’ accommodation aboard the Royal Scotsman in a double cabin
  • All excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Meals on and off the train as specified in the itinerary

Tours & Inclusions:

  • Take a private tour of the Culloden Battlefield, a visit to Strathisla Distillery and clay pigeon shooting at the Rothiemurchus Estate
  • Walking Tour of Edinburgh including skip the line ticket to Edinburgh Castle
  • London Hop on Hop off city card

At a glance

7 nights
Departing Oct 21 – Oct 22
From AUD$
9599
pp
Code RB

Your Itinerary

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN LONDON
Your holiday begins in the vibrant capital city of London. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Why not head out into town using your 48-hour city hop on and hop off card then enjoy a meal in one of the city’s incredible restaurants, offering a wide range of international cuisine in every corner of the city. Take an evening stroll down the South Bank of the River Thames and you’ll be treated to picturesque views of the Palace of Westminster and Tower Bridge, and the modern skyscrapers embroidering the skyline. (Overnight in London)

DAY 2 – LONDON
Today have a light breakfast and wear comfortable shoes as this walking tour last over three hours with your tour guide telling you lots of history on the way. There are lots of stops and you will have the opportunity to eat traditional British food (such as award-winning Fish & Chips, World Famous Sausage Rolls and traditional Bacon & Egg Baps), sample tasters from street food vendors, enjoy English cheeses paired with local beer/cider and try a classic British Dessert alongside a Fresh Pot of Tea. Plus, with all our tours, there is our Secret Dish, which you can only find out about on the day. Come the evening, why not treat yourself to an exciting West End show or have drinks at the opulent Ritz hotel. (Overnight in London) B L

DAY 3 – EDINBURGH
Take the train to Edinburgh today, the wonderfully historic Scottish capital, and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Once you’ve settled in, use the rest of the day to explore the city, perhaps strolling the grounds of the imposing Edinburgh Castle, shopping along the Royal Mile or discovering the delights in the National Museum of Scotland. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 4 – EDINBURGH
After breakfast at your hotel this morning, see the best of medieval yet modern Edinburgh on your walking tour with skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle. As you walk, listen as your guide shares the history of this formidable city with ancient Roman roots and UNESCO-listed pockets. Explore atmospheric cobbled walkways along the Royal Mile, breeze into Edinburgh Castle to witness royal opulence, and pass iconic locations like St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House
Sample traditional Scottish fare in the evening before retiring for a good night’s rest in anticipation of your marvelous train journey tomorrow. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 5 – BOARD THE ROYAL SCOTSMAN
After breakfast in your hotel and a leisurely morning, board the opulent carriages of the Royal Scotsman in the early afternoon. Watch the magnificent city scenery transform into verdant plains as you journey north through the former Kingdom of Fire, and marvel at the dramatic scenery of the highlands as you roll through leisurely. Enjoy a delicious, informal dinner in the evening before settling in for some entertainment in the Observation Car. Settle into your comfortable sleeper compartment before you spend the night in Boat of Garten, a tiny highland village. (Overnight aboard the Royal Scotsman) B, D

DAY 6 – ABOARD THE ROYAL SCOTSMAN
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast accompanied by wonderful views this morning, before transferring by coach to the Rothiemurchus Estate, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Explore the magnificent grounds, perhaps trying out a bit of clay-pigeon shooting or fishing. Enjoy lunch back on board the train as you travel to Culloden Battlefield, where you’ll be treated to a private tour of the area. Come the evening, enjoy a visit to the Strathisla Distillery, one of the world’s oldest distilleries and home to Chivas Regal whiskey. You will be served a sumptuous formal dinner this evening as you make your way south through Aberdeenshire and Angus to Dundee. Chefs make the most of local cuisine and regional specialties, so you know you’ll be in for a treat. (Overnight aboard the Royal Scotsman) B, L, D

DAY 7 – DISEMBARK THE ROYAL SCOTSMAN
Leave Dundee behind this morning, tucking in to a leisurely breakfast as you make the journey back to Edinburgh. Disembark the train and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. (Overnight in Edinburgh). B

DAY 8 – DEPART EDINBURGH
Check out of your hotel after a tasty breakfast this morning and continue with your journey. If you would like to extend your travels around Scotland, one of our Rail Specialists can help you with all the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B – BREAKFAST, BR – BRUNCH, L – LUNCH, AT – AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

The Belmond Royal Scotsman:

Intimate and indulgent, our private cabins are the perfect place to savour Scotland’s glorious scenery.

After a day´s adventures exploring the Highlands, retire into a haven of Edwardian-inspired elegance. Each en-suite cabin features sophisticated mahogany marquetry and an inviting medley of tweed furnishings and soft Highland wool. As the rugged Scottish landscape glides by, let the view—and motion—soothe you into a well-earned rest.

The Observation Car – Soak up the spectacular Highland scenery from the best vantage point. Settle down in a comfortable sofa or armchair, or step out onto the open-air veranda, as you glide past castles, villages and glens.

It’s the perfect place for an aperitif or after-dinner drink. Sit back and enjoy the relaxed country-house atmosphere. Live entertainment each evening is sure to provide countless stories to write home about.

Unveil the spirit of Scotland with our inspired itineraries. Whichever journey you pick, each day brings a host of exciting excursions. Step through the pages of history at Glamis Castle, Eilean Donan Castle and Culloden Battlefield. Revel in Scotland’s whisky heritage with a dram or two at world-class distilleries.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.  Price based on 04 Oct 2021 departure

Examples of hotels included in package:

  • Doubletree By Hilton London Victoria
  • Hilton London Euston
  • Megaro London
  • Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
  • Nira Caledonia
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

Maximum Flexibility – Railbookers

With Maximum Flexibility, we give travellers who book new reservations through 31 December 2020, the option to change their travel dates or cancel their rail holiday up to 5 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees. Any existing reservations can be rescheduled up to 5 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees.
Customers will be issued a future travel credit, which is valid for 24 months and can be used toward a new reservation with any of our brands, destinations, and itineraries for any travel date and length of trip without penalty*.

*Additional restrictions may apply for any rail vacations that include Cruises, Belmond, Rocky Mountaineer, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions, The Blue Train, El Transcantábrico, Tsars Gold, or other luxury trains. Please be aware that certain arrangements, may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that portion of the travel arrangements.
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