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Slowly Along the West Highland Line

Feel the cares of the world disappear on Rannoch Moor

Best Time To Go

Apr–Oct. Spring & Autumn can be the most beautiful seasons in Scotland

Why not...

…extend your holiday to include a couple of nights in Glasgow?

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Feel the cares of the world disappear on Rannoch Moor

Slowly Along the West Highland Line

Best Time To Go

Apr–Oct. Spring & Autumn can be the most beautiful seasons in Scotland

Why not...

…extend your holiday to include a couple of nights in Glasgow?

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Leave the hustle and bustle behind, travelling one of Europe’s finest rail routes, with leisurely stops and a little island-hopping along the way.

Scotland’s West Highland Railway has inspired travellers to get away from it all for over a century. So, forget about driving, work and city life and let the train take the strain on this supremely relaxing rail holiday, travelling through some of the very best scenery Europe has to offer. Enjoy an unforgettable steam train journey over the Glenfinnan ‘Harry Potter’ Viaduct, boat trips to Hebridean islands, a private day tour of Skye and some superb accommodation to top it off.

Examine our other “Slowly…” holidays to inspire those who enjoy traveling at a relaxed pace.

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Day One – Begin Your Journey on the West Highland Line

Day Two – The Calm of Kerrera

Day Three – Into the Wilderness of Rannoch Moor

Day Four – A Private Tour of Highland Perthshire

Day Five – To Mallaig

Day Six – The Knoydart Peninsula

Day Seven – Over the Sea to Skye

Day Eight – An Unforgettable Steam Train Trip

Day Nine Highland Relaxation

Day Ten – Onward Journey Home

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.


Two nights in the port town of Oban, followed by two in Kinloch Rannoch, three nights in Arisaig, and finally two nights in Spean Bridge.


£2075 per person in April & October, £2195 per person in May through September.

Price is based on two adults sharing double or twin en-suite room for nine nights on a bed and breakfast basis, (with dinner included for two of these), in our hand-picked selection of small hotels and guest houses; train travel from Glasgow to Oban, Oban to Rannoch and Rannoch to Mallaig, as well as first-class tickets for the Jacobite Steam train from Mallaig to Fort William, and return train to Glasgow. Day-trips by ferry to the Isle of Kerrera and to Knoydart are included, as well as a guided tour of Highland Perthshire and to the Isle of Skye plus transfers where required from the station to your accommodation.

We can also arrange a day tour with a group by ferry and coach from Oban to Iona and Staffa, for an additional £85 per person.

The supplement for a single traveller is £1300 per holiday, based on single occupancy of double/twin rooms.

This is a self-guided holiday, and can be adapted or tailor-made to suit your exact requirements.

We would also be delighted to assist with hotel reservations in Glasgow and Edinburgh from our selection of centrally located hotel options.

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.

We work hard to make sure the unexpected doesn’t affect your trip. On rare occasions, changes or cancellations may occur, affecting accommodation, transport or excursions, including the Jacobite Express Steam Train. We are committed to informing you of any such circumstances and will use our knowledge and resources to offer suitable alternatives wherever possible.

Please note, the Jacobite Express Steam Train service is currently suspended, as of 20th March 2024. This tour will still feature the same route however.

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Slowly Along the West Highland Line

This holiday can be arranged from April to October. In 2024, the Jacobite Steam train will run from the 28th March until the 25th October. Outside these dates the same route can be booked, but a standard train service operates.

Availability is individually checked for a hand-picked selection of smaller hotels, guest houses and other independent businesses, so please bear with us and we will respond in 1-2 working days.

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