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Loch Ness, The Jacobite & Skye Guided Rail Tour

Discover the Scottish Highlands on an unforgettable guided journey

Best Time To Go

16-Jun-2024 - Fully booked
07-Jul-2024 - Fully booked
28-Jul-2024 - Limited availability
11-Aug-2024 - Open for booking
25-Aug-2024 - Fully booked
08-Sep-2024 - Limited availability
22-Sep-2024 - Open for booking
06-Oct-2024 - Limited availability
20-Apr-2025 - Open for booking
11-May-2025 - Open for booking
01-Jun-2025 - Open for booking
15-Jun-2025 - Open for booking

Why not...

add a few days beforehand to explore the vibrant city of Glasgow?

Prices From

£2295

No of Nights

6

Starts From

Glasgow

Finishes In

Edinburgh
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Discover the Scottish Highlands on an unforgettable guided journey

Loch Ness, The Jacobite & Skye Guided Rail Tour

Best Time To Go

16-Jun-2024 - Fully booked
07-Jul-2024 - Fully booked
28-Jul-2024 - Limited availability
11-Aug-2024 - Open for booking
25-Aug-2024 - Fully booked
08-Sep-2024 - Limited availability
22-Sep-2024 - Open for booking
06-Oct-2024 - Limited availability
20-Apr-2025 - Open for booking
11-May-2025 - Open for booking
01-Jun-2025 - Open for booking
15-Jun-2025 - Open for booking

Why not...

add a few days beforehand to explore the vibrant city of Glasgow?

Prices From

£2295

No of Nights

6

Starts From

Glasgow

Finishes In

Edinburgh

See Scotland's most distinctive lochs, mountains, moors and castles on a guided tour on the world-renowned West Highland and Kyle Lines.

Take the path less trodden through Skye, as featured in National Geographic

This enchanting seven day small group guided tour takes you on unforgettable train journeys through the ‘Best of Scotland’ in relaxed style. Idyllic lochs and glens contrast the raw majesty of Rannoch Moor along the world-renowned West Highland Line. Big screen links add stardust to your Jacobite steam train trip, while inlets and fishing hamlets frame the Kyle Line to Inverness. The peaks and peninsulas of Skye, and the mysteries of Loch Ness, provide breath-taking stopovers before journey’s end in Edinburgh.

With a maximum of 18 passengers per group, you can be sure of highly personal service from your knowledgeable, local tour leader on a McKinlay Kidd small group rail tour. Early booking is strongly advised as places are strictly limited.

Holiday Details

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Day One – Meet and Greet in Glasgow

Day Two – The West Highland Line & Loch Ness

Day Three – Visit Urquhart Castle and the Falls of Foyers

Day Four – History Meets Magic on The Jacobite Express

Day Five – Skye’s the Limit

Day Six – Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness

Day Seven – Inverness to Edinburgh

Your tour leader will point you in the right direction for your onward arrangements – do let us know if we can assist should you wish to extend your stay in Edinburgh or need recommendations for further exploration of Scotland or the rest of the UK and Ireland.

Location

This tour begins with an overnight stay in Glasgow, followed by two nights in Fort Augustus on the southern shores of Loch Ness, two nights on the Isle of Skye and one night in Inverness. It concludes with a train journey to Edinburgh.


Pricing

From £2295 per person sharing a twin or double room in April & October, from £2495 per person in May to SeptemberSingle occupancy supplement for this trip is £650 in April & October, £700 in May to September. 

2025 departures – £2545 per person sharing a twin or double room in April & October and £2645 per person in May to September. Single occupancy supplement for this trip is £720.

The price per person includes:

  • Six nights in hand-picked, excellent quality, small hotels on a B&B basis
  • Welcome dinner in Glasgow. Dinner on both nights in Fort Augustus and on the Isle of Skye. Two light lunches also included.
  • Entrance to Urquhart Castle
  • Tour of forest and peatlands rewilding project
  • Visit to Armadale Castle, gardens and museum
  • A day tour of Skye
  • Tour of Inverness including the Culloden battlefield and the 4,000 year old Clava Cairns
  • Rail travel from Glasgow to Fort William on the West Highland Line, a journey on the Jacobite Express steam train from Fort William to Mallaig, ferry to the Isle of Skye, train travel from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness on the Kyle Line and from Inverness to Edinburgh on the Highland Mainline.
  • The services of McKinlay Kidd’s tour leader, accompanying the group and providing expert guiding and assistance throughout.
  • Transfers as described, including luggage transfer from Fort Augustus to Skye hotel so no need to bring cases aboard the Jacobite Express steam train.

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 18 passengers on each departure date.

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.

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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Departure Dates & Current Availability
Departure DateStarts FromNights£ per person (2 sharing)£ per person (single)
Sunday 16 Jun 2024Glasgow6£ 2595 - Fully booked£ 3295 - Fully booked
Sunday 7 Jul 2024Glasgow6£ 2595 - Fully booked£ 3295 - Fully booked
Sunday 28 Jul 2024Glasgow6£ 2595 - Limited places available£ 3195 - Limited places available
Sunday 11 Aug 2024Glasgow6£ 2495 - Limited places available£ 3195 - Limited places available
Sunday 25 Aug 2024Glasgow6£ 2495 - Fully booked£ 3195 - Fully booked
Sunday 8 Sep 2024Glasgow6£ 2495 - Limited places available£ 3195 - Limited places available
Sunday 22 Sep 2024Glasgow6£ 2495 - Limited places available£ 3195 - Limited places available
Sunday 6 Oct 2024Glasgow6£ 2295£ 2945
Sunday 20 Apr 2025Glasgow6£ 2545£ 3265
Sunday 11 May 2025Glasgow6£ 2645£ 3365
Sunday 1 Jun 2025Glasgow6£ 2645£ 3365
Sunday 15 Jun 2025Glasgow6£ 2645£ 3365

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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