Trip Overview…

Experience Scotland’s most iconic landscapes and attractions on this 9-day train journey. This spectacular itinerary features unforgettable experiences in Inverness, Isle of Skye, Lewis, Harris and the Outer Hebrides and Edinburgh. Explore the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in Inverness, tour the magical Isle of Skye and visit Eilean Donan Castle, discover the life of a Highlander in the Hebrides and stroll through Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town. There’s no better way to experience this corner of the world than by train.

Package Includes

Highlights

  • Explore Inverness, the gateway to the mesmerizing Scottish Highlands
  • Tour the many unforgettable places and landscapes of the Isle of Skye
  • Visit the Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in Scotland
  • Spend 2 days exploring the Outer Hebrides
  • Visit Lewis and marvel at the 5000 year old Callanish Stones
  • Discover Edinburgh’s charms, such as its medieval Old Town and Princes Street

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 1 night accommodation onboard Caledonian Sleeper
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in Inverness
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Stornoway
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Edinburgh
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Tours & Inclusions:

  • Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness
  • 3 day round trip with guide to the Outer Hebrides
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Inverness
  • City tour of Edinburgh

At a glance

9 days
Departing Apr 22 – Oct 23
From AUD$
2472
pp

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Your journey begins on the Caledonian Sleeper

Inside a lounge car onboard an overnight train

Depart London on the Caledonian Sleeper for your overnight journey to Inverness, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. (Overnight onboard the Caledonian Sleeper)

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Day 2 – Inverness

inverness

Boasting an abundance of culture, history, a beautiful Old Town, and the 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, this city, and the surrounding region was made for exploring. (Overnight in Inverness) B

Day 3 – Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Tour

Today’s included tour features many memorable moments. You’ll travel through dramatic Highland landscapes before visiting Eilean Donan Castle, known as the most photographed castle in Scotland. Then, you’ll cross over into Isle of Skye, where you’ll stop for a photo of the Red Cuillin Mountains. In the coastal town of Portree, you have free time to enjoy lunch and stroll the Trotternish Peninsula. Kilt Rock and the Quiraing will certainly be highlights. From there, you’ll visit Kyleakin for refreshments and the chance to see Castle Moil or the Skye Bridge. (Overnight in Inverness) B

Day 4 – Inverness to The Outer Hebrides

After an early start, you travel straight from Inverness to Ullapool and catch your ferry to the islands. This stunning sea trip takes you along Loch Broom, past the Summer Isles, and out to Stornoway; the capital of the Outer Hebrides. Once you’ve arrived at Lewis, your first stop is the ancient past. You travel to the North West of the island and get the chance to visit the ‘blackhouse’ at Arnol. Dive into this traditional abode and discover how the Highland crofting families lived their day-to-day lives. Finish the day with a trip to the Butt of Lewis to admire the famous lighthouse (Overnight Stornoway) B

Day 5 – The Outer Hebrides

Today, you’re heading south to Harris. The first thing you notice about Harris is the mountains. And as you weave through the towering marvels, your guide will tell you about the traditions and tales of this part of Scotland. There are not many towns around here; but after you’ve had your fill of unspoiled beaches and landscapes, you stop in the small port of Leverburgh for lunch. Now it’s time for one of the great Hebridean highlights, Luskentyre beach. On a good day, the sea turns turquoise, and the sands look pristine white. After you’ve enjoyed all these natural wonders, it’s time to head back to Stornoway. Maybe it’s time to try the famous black pudding for dinner.  (Overnight Stornoway) B

Day 6 – The Outer Hebrides to Inverness

inverness

Travel by direct train to Edinburgh. Settle in before setting out to explore the capital of Scotland! From the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town to the sweeping views from the top of the many hills, there is so much beauty to explore here. (Overnight in Inverness) B

Day 7 – Inverness to Edinburgh

edinburgh

Travel by direct train to Edinburgh. Settle in before setting out to explore the capital of Scotland! From the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town to the sweeping views from the top of the many hills, there is so much beauty to explore here. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 8 – Edinburgh

During your included city tour, you’ll get to see the best attractions and learn all about local traditions and stories. Visit Princes Street, Grassmarket, Dean Village, and Holyrood Palace. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 9 – Your journey ends in London

Spend one final morning in Edinburgh before catching the train back to London where your journey ends. B

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

Disclaimer:
Prices are 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 selected dates 11, 18, 25 October 2022 departure.
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*.
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