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Castles, Gardens, Skye & Glencoe Guided Rail Tour

Uncover the legends of Glencoe - credit VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

Best Time To Go

14-May-2023 - Open for booking
4-Jun-2023 - Open for booking
25-Jun-2023 - Open for booking

Why not...

spend a few days exploring Edinburgh before the tour begins?

Prices From

£1975

No of Nights

6

Starts From

Edinburgh

Finishes In

Glasgow
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Uncover the legends of Glencoe - credit VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

Castles, Gardens, Skye & Glencoe Guided Rail Tour

Best Time To Go

14-May-2023 - Open for booking
4-Jun-2023 - Open for booking
25-Jun-2023 - Open for booking

Why not...

spend a few days exploring Edinburgh before the tour begins?

Prices From

£1975

No of Nights

6

Starts From

Edinburgh

Finishes In

Glasgow

Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit grand castles & creative gardens. Tour the Isle of Skye. Take the West Highland Line to the Great Glen.

This week-long small group rail tour is a fantastic exploration of Scotland’s glens, islands and history, running for the first time in 2022. In the company of our expert local tour leader, discover the rise and fall of Jacobites, visit locations made famous by Queen Victoria and experience the finery and warmth of a highland welcome. Journey by train through mountain and over moor, traverse from coast to coast by rail and watch the contrasts of glen and sea pass by the window. Enjoy visits to dramatic castles and an exclusive owner-led tour at a hidden-gem garden.

From ancient Edinburgh to the Misty Isle of Skye, famous locations to unknown wonders, this will be a journey of discovery and beauty.

With a maximum of 14 passengers per group, you can be sure of highly personal service from your knowledgeable, local tour leader on this carefully-designed McKinlay Kidd small group rail tour. Early booking is strongly advised as places are strictly limited.

Do not hesitate to let us know if we can assist with tailor-made arrangements for you pre or post this scheduled tour.

Read about the measures we took to keep our 2021 small group guided tours safe here.

Holiday Details

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Day One – Meet and Greet in Edinburgh

Day Two – Escape to the Highlands

Day Three – The Kyle Line to an Artists Garden

Day Four – Tour of Skye

Day Five – The West Highland Line to The Great Glen

Day Six – Adventure Through Glencoe

Day Seven – Journey to Glasgow

Location

This tour begins in Edinburgh and then moves onwards into the Scottish Highlands for stays in Pitlochry, Plockton and Spean Bridge, with train travel along the Kyle and West Highland Lines. You will cover the final section of the West Highland Line on your final journey south to Glasgow, where this tour concludes.


Pricing

The price of £1,975 per person based on two sharing a twin or double room or £2,375 single occupancy includes:

  • Six nights’ bed and breakfast in hand-picked three and four star characterful hotels and guest houses.
  • Four dinners, including a welcome dinner in Edinburgh. Lunch at Attadale Gardens.
  • Rail travel from Edinburgh to Blair Atholl, a journey on the Kyle Line from Pitlochry via Inverness to Attadale Gardens, ferry travel from Skye to Mallaig and journeys on the West Highland Line from Mallaig to Fort William and from Spean Bridge to Glasgow.
  • Entry to Blair Castle
  • Owner-led tour of Attadale Gardens
  • A private day tour of the Isle of Skye
  • A private day tour of the Scottish Highlands, including Loch Awe and Glen Coe
  • The services of McKinlay Kidd’s tour leader, accompanying the group and providing expert guiding and assistance throughout.
  • Transfers as described.

Not included:

  • Meals other than those described above
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities and tips

All accommodation is carefully-selected and researched by us, predominantly featuring small, family-owned hotels – contact us for more detailed information. We will do our best to accommodate room preferences subject to availability at individual properties.

This tour will operate with a minimum of four and maximum of 14 passengers on each departure date.

Simply complete the form below to reserve your place(s). We will hold your place(s) for 48 hours to provide time for you to pay the deposit of 25% per person.


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UK office hours

  • Mon-Fri: 8:30am – 6:00pm
  • Sat: 10am – 3:30pm
  • Sun: closed

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We guarantee to refund this service charge if you believe that arranging your holiday through McKinlay Kidd has not met your expectations for value. All we ask is that you write to us within 7 days of your return and explain your reason for claiming the refund. This will ensure that we can improve the experience for all our future guests.

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Departure Dates & Current Availability
Departure DateStarts FromNights£ per person (2 sharing)£ per person (single)
Sunday 14 May 2023Edinburgh6£ 1975£ 2375
Sunday 4 Jun 2023Edinburgh6£ 1975£ 2375
Sunday 25 Jun 2023Edinburgh6£ 1975£ 2375

To reserve your place(s) on this tour, please call us or complete the form below, making sure to select your departure date from the dropdown menu and advise of any special requirements. We will hold your place(s) for 48 hours and contact you with details of how to confirm your booking by payment of the per person deposit.

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