Train Holidays in Scotland
Find your perfect Scottish rail holiday from our unique selection
We plan our rail holidays to ensure you can experience a rich variety of the landscapes that Scotland has to offer, including remote areas that could not be accessed otherwise, such as the vast expanse of Rannoch Moor. Although effortlessly connecting Edinburgh and Glasgow – entirely different, yet equally enthralling cities – a train holiday in Scotland can take you much further than the metropolises. Venture south to Dumfries and Galloway, famed for its incredible stargazing opportunities and always welcoming communities. Travel to the edge of the mainland, skirting a coastline shared with many of the country’s wild and enchanting islands. We include private taxi transfers and ferry tickets where necessary to join things up, just in case the train line doesn’t go as far as your dream destination.
West Highland Line Holidays
There is perhaps no more illustrious train journey in Scotland than that of the West Highland Line. Made famous by the ever-popular ‘Harry Potter’ franchise, people flock from far and wide to take in the breath-taking scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Running between Fort William and Mallaig, the most memorable part of your trip will be the moment you cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct – renowned for its cinematic beauty. We have a number of dedicated Jacobite Steam Train holidays, all of which include a journey in these most unforgettable carriages. We also provide the opportunity to add a stay on the picturesque Isle of Skye for those who want to experience a slice of island life to conclude their trip.
Far North Line Holidays
Take a rail journey north and you will discover a more remote, uninhabited Scotland. You will stop in isolated stations surrounded only by untamed scenery. Some of the country’s finest rivers, bog land and daunting mountains are nestled here. The locale is a little wilder than you may be used to – peer out the window and you might catch a glimpse of a scampering deer or a soaring eagle. Perhaps you will spend a couple of days on the mysterious island of Orkney – your journey doesn’t need to conclude at the end of the railway line, after all.
Borders Railway Holidays
A journey on the Borders Railway feels like taking a step back in time, as Scotland’s history will flash before your eyes. As Britain’s longest new domestic railway in over a century, the Borders railway journey is as innovative as it is spectacular. You will cross the battlefields of Robert the Bruce and the picture-perfect scenery that inspired Sir Walter Scott. Why not also take the opportunity to travel across the border and discover the lush greenery of Northern England?
Train Touring Holidays
No matter where you want to go, our Scottish rail holidays can take you to destinations that appeal to any tastes. You can choose to cover the highlights in one Grand Tour of Scotland by Train, or perhaps pick a more specific area. We have scoured the length and breadth of the country to find the perfect lodgings– you can add a touch of luxury to your trip by staying in our hand-selected premier accommodation, such as Inverlochy Castle and Fonab Castle. Our favoured local guides will help discover the unexpected gems in locations such as Skye, Orkney, Loch Ness and Perthshire. Plus, we have a dedicated 24/7 customer service hotline, just in case there is any travel disruption during your time away.
As always, we will do all we can to tailor-make any itinerary to suit your exact requirements, so you have the flexibility to enjoy your own trip, in your own company. If you like, we can even create a UK-wide rail holiday, including highlights such as Bath, Chester and York as well as the best of Scotland. Simply get in touch with our award-winning team and soon you can be sitting back, relaxing, and taking in Scotland’s superior scenery by rail.
You could spend a month juggling maps, timetables and guidebooks without coming anywhere near the company’s expertise and astute choice of stopovers, hotels and guest houses…It has been a truly grand “grand tour”. Stephen McClarence, The Times, December 2016