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West Coast & Iona Rail Tour & Glasgow City Break

Iona is a spellbinding spot

Best Time To Go

17-Jun-2023 - Open for booking
23-Jul-2023 - Open for booking
24-Sep-2023 - Open for booking

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Prices From

£2345

No of Nights

8

Starts From

Glasgow

Finishes In

Glasgow
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Iona is a spellbinding spot

West Coast & Iona Rail Tour & Glasgow City Break

Best Time To Go

17-Jun-2023 - Open for booking
23-Jul-2023 - Open for booking
24-Sep-2023 - Open for booking

Why not...

pre-book a meal at a top Glasgow restaurant?

Prices From

£2345

No of Nights

8

Starts From

Glasgow

Finishes In

Glasgow

Spend a week in an escorted small group exploring Scotland's enticing West Coast from Kilmartin Glen to Iona then get under the skin of Glasgow.

Venture west on this week-long small group rail tour through mystical Kilmartin Glen, on to the spiritual island of Iona, rounding off your guided journey with an epic trip on the Jacobite Express steam train. Then relax for a final couple of days in the city of Glasgow – we’ll provide plenty of tips to make the most of your time here. Plus uncover the city’s art and architecture on a locally-guided half day tour  which can be tailored to your wishes.

With a maximum of 15 passengers per group on the six night rail tour, you can be sure of highly personal service, accompanied throughout by your tour leader, until your return to Glasgow. 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.

Holiday Details

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Day One – meet and greet in Glasgow

Day Two – Westward by Rail

Day Three – Iona beckons but first a garden

Day Four – Staffa Island & Iona’s Treasures

Day Five – Journey into the Highlands

Day Six – The Bonnie Prince & The Jacobite Express

Day Seven – Glasgow calling

Day Eight – Art & Architecture

Day Nine – your Scottish journey complete

Spend a week in like-minded company exploring the best of the West Highlands and Iona, uncovering fascinating history, culture and local stories, travelling predominantly by rail including a fabulous trip on The Jacobite Steam Train. Then, extend your trip with a short break in Scotland’s largest city, cosmopolitan Glasgow.

Location

Meet with the group in Glasgow then travel by train to the West Coast just south of Oban. Spend two nights on the Isle of Iona, before returning to the mainland and two nights at Spean Bridge. Return by rail to Glasgow, where you have a further two-night city break of your own.


Pricing

The price per person sharing a twin or double room includes:

  • Eight nights in hand-picked accommodation on a B&B basis.
  • A welcome dinner in Glasgow and dinner on five other nights on the rail tour within your accommodation. One picnic lunch.
  • Rail travel from Glasgow to Oban on the West Highland Line, ferry travel from Oban to Craignure and Fionnphort to Iona, rail travel from Oban to Spean Bridge via Crianlarich, a journey on the Jacobite Express steam train from Mallaig to Fort William and rail travel from Fort William to Glasgow.
  • Walking tours of Kilmartin, Iona and Spean Bridge, a guided tour of Arduaine Gardens, a guided coach tour on the Isle of Mull, a boat tour to Staffa Island and a guided coach tour of Scotland’s West Coast from Spean Bridge to Mallaig.
  • Transfers as described throughout.
  • The services of McKinlay Kidd’s tour leader, accompanying the group and providing expert guiding and assistance throughout.
  • A half-day tailor-made tour of Glasgow with an expert local guide.

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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  • 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 18 Jun 2023Glasgow8£ 2345£ on request - Fully booked
Sunday 23 Jul 2023Glasgow8£ 2345£ on request - Limited places available
Sunday 24 Sep 2023Glasgow8£ 2345£ on request - Limited places available

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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