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West Highlands, Iona & The Jacobite Guided Rail Tour

Contemplate the spiritual beauty of the Hebridean Isle of Iona

Best Time To Go

18-Sept-2022 - Fully booked
18 Jun 2023 - Open for booking
23-Jul-2023 - Open for booking
24-Sep-2023 - Open for booking

Why not...

Spend a few days exploring Glasgow before the tour begins?

Prices From

£2095

No of Nights

6

Starts From

Glasgow

Finishes In

Glasgow
Guided
Guided

Contemplate the spiritual beauty of the Hebridean Isle of Iona

West Highlands, Iona & The Jacobite Guided Rail Tour

Best Time To Go

18-Sept-2022 - Fully booked
18 Jun 2023 - Open for booking
23-Jul-2023 - Open for booking
24-Sep-2023 - Open for booking

Why not...

Spend a few days exploring Glasgow before the tour begins?

Prices From

£2095

No of Nights

6

Starts From

Glasgow

Finishes In

Glasgow

Journey by train on the West Highland Line. Visit the unique islands of Staffa and Iona. Discover the hidden treasures of Kilmartin Glen & Dalriada.

This week-long small group rail tour will stay with you for a lifetime. In the company of a local guide, take the path of the first pilgrims, visit the resting place of 60 monarchs and uncover a Scottish Kingdom founded by pirates. Wander through the garden grown by ocean heat and stand upon the rock that bound a ruler to the land. Spend time in St Columba’s island then ride The Jacobite steam train by coast and through mountain.

Experience a week built on moments of fascination and drama – Scotland’s Highlands & Islands the stage for this epic journey.

With a maximum of 14 passengers per group, you can be sure of highly personal service from your knowledgeable, local tour leader on this exclusive 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 Glasgow

Day Two – The West Highland Line & Secrets of Kilmartin

Day Three – The Atlantic Garden & Journey to Iona

Day Four – The Remarkable Island & Christian Treasures

Day Five – Journey into the Highland Heart

Day Six – Princes & Jacobites

Day Seven – The Final Line

This exclusive small group tour has been carefully designed to curate the best of the West Highlands and Iona, helping you reach far-flung corners and uncover fascinating history, culture and local stories, travelling predominantly by rail including a fabulous trip on the Jacobite steam train.

Do not hesitate to let us know if we can assist with your arrangements pre or post this scheduled tour.

Location

This trip begins in Glasgow before travelling by train to the West Coast just south of Oban. Two nights are then spent on the Isle of Iona, before a hop back across to the mainland to Spean Bridge. This tour concludes with a return train to Glasgow.


Pricing

The price of £2,095 per person sharing a twin or double room or £2,635 single occupancy includes:

  • Six nights in hand-picked accommodation on a B&B basis.
  • A welcome dinner in Glasgow and dinner each night 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.

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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  • 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 Sep 2022Glasgow6£ 2095 - Fully booked£ on request - Fully booked
Sunday 18 Jun 2023Glasgow6£ 2095£ on request - Fully booked
Sunday 23 Jul 2023Glasgow6£ 2095£ on request - Fully booked
Sunday 24 Sep 2023Glasgow6£ 2095£ 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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