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West Highland Line to Skye

Jacobite Steam Train

Best Time To Go

Apr - Oct. Early booking advisable, as Jacobite is very popular.

Why not...

Extend the tour to include Inverness and Edinburgh?

Prices From

£980

No of Nights

4
Train
Train

Jacobite Steam Train

West Highland Line to Skye

Best Time To Go

Apr - Oct. Early booking advisable, as Jacobite is very popular.

Why not...

Extend the tour to include Inverness and Edinburgh?

Prices From

£980

No of Nights

4

Travel on the "Greatest Railway in the World" and stay in an historic hotel on Skye.

Readers of Wanderlust travel magazine regularly vote for the West Highland Line as the best railway journey in the world.  We created this unique holiday so that you can relax and take in the glorious scenery from Glasgow to Fort William, before enjoying the final section in first class style as the Jacobite Express steam train meanders its way from Fort William to Mallaig.  But that’s not your final destination: from here you take the ferry ‘over the sea to Skye‘ to a beautiful, cosy hotel in a tiny village with stunning coastal views and excellent local walks.

If you are interested in a shorter two-night break including a return first-class trip on the Jacobite Express take a look at our ‘First Class Jacobite Short Break‘ holiday.

 

Holiday Details

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Day One – From Glasgow to Fort William on the West Highland Line

Day Two – relaxing in the Highlands

Day Three – by Steam train to the Isle of Skye

Day Four – Explore the Isle of Skye

Day Five – Return 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 – including the Isle of Skye. 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 a local guide on this holiday.

Location

This twin-centre holiday features Spean Bridge and the Isle of Skye. The holiday starts and finishes in Glasgow normally but we can also arrange a tailormade trip to start the tour in Edinburgh, or finish in Inverness.

We can also arrange travel from London by Caledonian Sleeper or other daytime services.


Pricing

£980 per person for April & October, £1055 per person for May through September. 

Prices based on two people sharing a room for four nights, two with dinner, bed & breakfast and two on a bed & breakfast basis.  This includes train travel from Glasgow to Fort William on the regular Scotrail service, travel by Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig first class, a full day guided tour in small group of the Isle of Skye, return ferry to Skye as foot passenger and return taxi transfers to the hotel on Skye.  The return from Mallaig to Glasgow will be on the regular Scotrail service.

We can also arrange a private tour to allow you to tailor your visit to your exact requirements.

The supplement for a single traveller is £400 per holiday, based on single occupancy of double/twin rooms.

We can also arrange car hire on Skye, collected from and returned to the ferry port. Ask us for a tailormade quotation if this is of interest.

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.

 

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 a local guide on this holiday.


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West Highland Line to Skye

This holiday can be arranged from April to October. In 2021, the Jacobite Steam train will run from the 2nd April until the 29th October. Outside these dates the same route can be booked, but a standard train service operates.

First class always sells out and the whole train is often fully booked in advance, so please do contact us as soon as possible to secure your seats for this wonderful trip.

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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