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Highlands, Castles and Whisky by Train

Visit spectacular Dunnottar Castle

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct

Why not...

add on a few nights in St Andrews or Edinburgh?

Prices From

£1320

No of Nights

6
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Visit spectacular Dunnottar Castle

Highlands, Castles and Whisky by Train

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct

Why not...

add on a few nights in St Andrews or Edinburgh?

Prices From

£1320

No of Nights

6

Experience the best of Scotland by train, including two privately-guided day tours.

Begin your holiday with two days in historic Stirling, with its superb castle and Wallace Monument, before a relaxing train journey through classic Highland scenery to to the Highland Capital of Inverness. From here, head east to the Granite City of Aberdeen. On the way you’ll experience breathtakingly scenic railways as well as two privately guided day tours, taking in some of Scotland’s finest castles and whisky distilleries.

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Day One – Splendid Stirling

Day Two – monuments and more in Stirling

Day Three – on the Highland rail line

Day Four – On the Whisky Trail in Speyside

Day Five – Towards the Granite City

Day Six – Castles, Castles, CASTLES!

Day Seven – Heading back south

Sustainable Travel 

This holiday is part of our ever-growing collection of public transport based holidays, enabling you to reach destinations around Scotland without the need to drive. We feel strongly that true sustainability also means promoting and helping to maintain a way of life in areas where the economic benefit of tourism can make a genuine difference to the local community, which is why we have used locally-owned small accommodation and local guides on this holiday.

Location

This week-long exploration of the East and Central Highlands takes you first to Stirling, then heads north to Inverness, from where you will experience some of the whisky distilleries of Speyside. Continue to the Granite City of Aberdeen and the wonderful Castle Trail. The trip can start and finish in Edinburgh or Glasgow as you prefer. We can also tailor-make it to include time in St Andrews on the way south.


Pricing

£1320 per person for March, £1370 per person for April & October, £1475 per person from May to September.

All prices are based on two adults sharing a double or twin room for six nights on a bed & breakfast basis in our hand-picked selection of small guest houses and hotels. This holiday includes train travel throughout, a full day with a local guide in Speyside to visit three distilleries and a private tour of Aberdeenshire’s Castle Trail.

The price for a single traveller, based on sole occupancy of double rooms is £2020 for March, £2025 for April & October, £2130 from May to September.

We would also be delighted to assist with hotel or guest house reservations in St Andrews, Edinburgh or Glasgow, for the beginning or end of the trip.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.


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Highlands, Castles and Whisky by Train

This train touring itinerary can be arranged from March to October.

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