Trip Overview…

Travel north aboard the Caledonian Sleeper as it makes its way to Fort William. Journey past Scottish mountains and Glens on the scenic Jacobite steam train. Explore two great destinations brimming with Scotland’s history and heritage in Oban and Edinburgh. Scotland both ancient and modern comes to life on this magnificent train journey!

Package Includes

Highlights:

  • Explore Edinburgh’s history with skip-the-line entrance to the Castle
  • Spend 2 nights in the beautiful seaside town of Oban
  • Take one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys through the West Highlands on the Jacobite Steam Train (April to October only)
  • Enjoy an overnight train journey on the Caledonian Sleeper

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • 1 nights onboard the Caledonian Sleeper
  • 2-nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Fort William / Glencoe
  • 2-nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Oban
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • Rail travel in standard class throughout (please enquire for first class fares)
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Tours & Inclusions:

  • Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Admission
  • Roundtrip journey on the Jacobite Steam Train(April to October only)

At a glance

8 days
Departing Jun 22 – Aug 23
From AUD$
2230
pp
Code RB

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Caledonian Sleeper

Inside a lounge car onboard an overnight train

Travel in comfort on your first day with a night on board the famous Caledonian Sleeper and arrive in the Scottish Highlands after a sound nights sleep. You’ll awake to views from your cabin of the Scottish countryside, a magnificent array of shady glens, rugged mountain peaks and a coastline strewn with quaint fishing villages. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in romantic Glencoe. (Overnight in Glencoe)

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Day 2 – Fort William

Fort William Scotland

Today you are free to explore Fort William and Glencoe at your leisure, which sit among some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Take a stroll through the Glen or wander one of the many short highland walks for some truly glorious views. Be sure to keep your eye out for deer and other local wildlife along the way. If there is time you can head off to Old Inverlochy Castle for a taste of history, it’s a lovely walk along the banks of the river on the Old Glen Way. After your day of sightseeing be sure to cosy up in one of the traditional pubs, grab a seat by a roaring fire and have a wee glass of whisky for the true Highland experience. (Overnight in Glencoe) B

Day 3 – Jacobite Steam Train / West Highland Line

The locomotive of the Jacobite Steam Train

Embark on a scenic train journey described by some as the world’s most beautiful. The Jacobite winds its way through breath-taking Scottish scenery. You’ll pass lochs and mountains, across the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct and on until reaching Mallaig. Explore this charming coastal community before returning to Fort William. When the Jacobiteis not running enjoy this beautiful journeyon the local Scot Rail service. (Overnight in Glencoe) B

Day 4 – Fort William to Oban

Your journey today takes you from Fort William to pretty seaside town of Oban. After checking into your hotel why nottake a walk to McCaig’s Tower, Oban’s take on the Roman Colosseum, a perfect vantage point for viewing Oban and the surrounding area. (Overnight in Oban) B

Day 5 – Oban

sunny view of Oban

Begin your final day in Oban by exploring the ruins of Dunollie Castle and take in the dramatic views of the island of Kerrara. Acquaint yourslf with the history of the Scottish clans than occupied the area and enjoy lunch in the castle’s pleasant garden café. Alternatively take a walk to Gallanach and catch a ferry across to the island of Kerrera, explore Gylen castle and relax for lunch in it’s exquisite tea garden. That evening be sure to eat out in one of the towns famous seafood restaurants. (Overnight in Oban) B

Day 6 – Oban To Edinburgh

edinburgh

Today you’ll board the train and head off to Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic capital. Along the way, relax onboard and enjoy the romantic Scottish landscape as it rolls by. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 7 – Edinburgh

Take time today to stroll Edinburgh’s historic streets. Visit historic spots like Holyrood Palace on your included tour. Make your way to Edinburgh Castle perched on its rock overlooking the city and surrounding area. History lovers will relish the chance to see and learn about the castle and its place in Scottish lore. View the “Honours of Scotland” once the regalia of Scottish monarchs. To catch a glimpse of Edinburgh’s medieval era, visit the city’s oldest standing structure, St. Margaret’s located inside the castle complex. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 8 – Your Journey Ends In London

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

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 departure Nov, Dec 2022 – selected dates
Maximum Flexibility
With Maximum Flexibility, we give travellers who book new reservations through 30 September 2021, 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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