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Loch Ness & Skye Rail Tour & Stirling City Break

Visit the spectacular setting of Eilean Donan Castle

Best Time To Go

25-Sept-2022 - Fully booked
09-Oct-2022 - Open for booking
23-Apr-2023 - Open for booking
07-May-2023 - Open for booking
11-Jun-2023 - Open for booking
02-Jul-2023 - Open for booking
30-Jul-2023 - Open for booking
20-Aug-2023 - Open for booking
10-Sep-2023 - Open for booking
08-Oct-2023 - Open for booking

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add a few days to explore Glasgow before your tour starts?

Prices From

£2370

No of Nights

8

Starts From

Glasgow

Finishes In

Stirling
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Visit the spectacular setting of Eilean Donan Castle

Loch Ness & Skye Rail Tour & Stirling City Break

Best Time To Go

25-Sept-2022 - Fully booked
09-Oct-2022 - Open for booking
23-Apr-2023 - Open for booking
07-May-2023 - Open for booking
11-Jun-2023 - Open for booking
02-Jul-2023 - Open for booking
30-Jul-2023 - Open for booking
20-Aug-2023 - Open for booking
10-Sep-2023 - Open for booking
08-Oct-2023 - Open for booking

Why not...

add a few days to explore Glasgow before your tour starts?

Prices From

£2370

No of Nights

8

Starts From

Glasgow

Finishes In

Stirling

Tour Scotland's West Highland & Kyle Lines visiting castles and gardens as part of an escorted small group then enjoy a Stirling city break.

Take a seven day small group guided tour enjoying unforgettable train journeys through the ‘Best of Scotland’ in relaxed style. Idyllic lochs and glens contrast the raw majesty of Rannoch Moor along the world-renowned West Highland Line. Big screen links add stardust to your Jacobite steam train trip, before you experience the Isle of Skye in all its majesty. Return via the Kyle Line as it meanders by coast and loch to Inverness before returning southwards.

Round off your adventure with a tailor-made two-night city break in Stirling. Explore its striking castle – many say it surpasses Edinburgh’s – with an expert local guide. Perhaps visit the nearby site of the Battle of Bannockburn. Stroll the cobbled streets of this compact place, granted city status 20 years ago.

With a maximum of 15 passengers per group, you can be sure of highly personal service from your knowledgeable, local tour leader on a McKinlay Kidd small group rail tour. Early booking is strongly advised as places are strictly limited.

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

Read more about Skye, as featured in National Geographic

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Day One – Meet up in Glasgow

Day Two – The West Highland Line to the Southern Shores of Loch Ness

Day Three – Visit Urquhart Castle and the Falls of Foyers

Day Four – All Aboard The Jacobite Express

Day Five – Skye’s the Limit

Day Six – Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness

Day Seven – Inverness to Stirling

Day Eight – Stirling and its Castle

Day Nine – Journey’s End

Location

This tour begins with an overnight stay in Glasgow, followed by two nights in Fort Augustus on the southern shores of Loch Ness, two nights on the Isle of Skye and one night in Inverness. Your trip then concludes with a two-night tailor-made city break in Stirling.


Pricing

The price per person includes:

  • Eight nights in hand-picked, excellent quality, small hotels and a guest house in Stirling, on a B&B basis
  • Welcome dinner in Glasgow. Dinner on both nights on the Isle of Skye. Two light lunches.
  • Rail travel from Glasgow to Fort William on the West Highland Line, a journey on the Jacobite Express steam train from Fort William to Mallaig, ferry to the Isle of Skye, train travel from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness on the Kyle Line and from Inverness to Stirling.
  • A boat trip on Loch Ness from Fort Augustus, day tour of the south shores of Loch Ness, entry to Castle Urquhart and  full day tour of the Isle of Skye.
  • The services of McKinlay Kidd’s tour leader, accompanying the group and providing expert guiding and assistance throughout.
  • Transfers as described, including luggage transfer from Fort Augustus to Skye hotel so no need to bring cases aboard the Jacobite Express steam train.
  • A half day tailor-made guided tour of Stirling and its castle.

Not included:

  • Meals other than those described above
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Taxis in and around Stirling

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.

The six-night escorted tour will operate with a minimum of four and maximum of 15 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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  • Sat: 10am – 3:30pm
  • Sun: closed

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All our holiday prices include a service charge of £9 per person per night towards the costs we incur in researching, planning and designing your holiday.

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 25 Sep 2022Glasgow8£ 2495 - Fully booked£ On request - Fully booked
Sunday 9 Oct 2022Glasgow8£ 2370£ On request - Limited places available
Sunday 23 Apr 2023Glasgow8£ 2495£ On request
Sunday 7 May 2023Glasgow8£ 2495£ On request
Sunday 11 Jun 2023Glasgow8£ 2495£ On request
Sunday 2 Jul 2023Glasgow8£ 2495£ On request
Sunday 30 Jul 2023Glasgow8£ 2495£ On request
Sunday 20 Aug 2023Glasgow8£ 2495£ On request
Sunday 10 Sep 2023Glasgow8£ 2495£ On request
Sunday 8 Oct 2023Glasgow8£ 2370£ On request

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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