Belmond Royal Scotsman Scotland’s Classic Splendours - 11 Days

Belmond Royal Scotsman Scotland’s Classic Splendours

There is simply no greater way to experience the gorgeous Scottish Highlands than a journey onboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman. It’s everything you’d expect from an elegant, legendary train.

11 Days | Indulgent Luxury Holidays

On this Belmond itinerary you’ll spend one night in London before heading north to Edinburgh for two nights. Then, board the Belmond Royal Scotsman at Waverley Station for a four-night journey.

From the moment you step on the train, you’ll realize that you’re in for an unforgettable experience. With 24-hour steward service, all meals included (full Scottish breakfast, three-course lunch, four-course dinner including cheeseboard, coffee, tea, alcohol, and petits fours), exciting excursions in Plockton, Garve, Speyside, Cairngorms National Park, and Dunkeld, onboard entertainment, and comfortable accommodations, it’s easy to see why the Belmond Royal Scotsman is one of the most sought-after train rides in the world. Your train holiday ends with an additional night in both Edinburgh and London.

Royal Scotsman

Overview

London • Edinburgh • Perth • Inverness

Belmond Royal Scotsman Scotland's Classic Splendours Highlights

  • London
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Guided Scotch whisky tour
  • Belmond Royal Scotsman
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Glen Ord Distillery
  • Ballindalloch Castle
  • Rothiemurchus Estate
  • Glamis Castle

Accommodation

5-star hotels as chosen at the time of booking.

Belmond Royal Scotsman

Double Cabin.

Each cabin has:

  • Lower berth beds
  • En suite with shower, washbasin and WC
  • Dressing table
  • Full-length wardrobe
  • Opening windows and ceiling fans
  • 220/240 voltage system
  • High-quality toiletries
  • Fresh white towels
  • Foam pillow and hypoallergenic duvet
  • Quilted cotton bed cover
  • Hairdryer
  • Cabin service call button

Trains

Belmond Royal Scotsman: Experience the heart of the Scottish Highlands on an indulgent journey aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman, as you glide through iconic landscapes of pine-clad mountains reflected in mirror-still lochs.

UK Rail: A number of operators run Trains in the United Kingdom under franchise agreements with the Government. The types of train and facilities therefore vary, even within a brand.

Itinerary

Day 1
London

Get to know the storied streets and landmarks of London using your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Icons include Big Ben, the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey.

Accommodation: 5 star hotel

Day 2
London

Spend your day of leisure continuing to enjoy the bustling English capital. Experience the royal sights and world-class museums, world-class cuisine, and expansive parks.

Accommodation: 5 star hotel

Day 3
London To Edinburgh

Travel by train through the English countryside to the beautiful hills and lochs of Scotland to Edinburgh. Upon arrival, the remainder of the day is yours to discover the city on your own or simply rest up. See Georgian New Town, the Royal Mile, and the Sir Walter Scott monument.

Accommodation: 5 star hotel

Day 4
Edinburgh

Use your included skip-the-line admission to the Edinburgh Castle, where you can visit the Scottish crown jewels and legendary Stone of Scone. Later, enjoy your guided scotch whisky experience, which includes a tasting session, ride through a replica distillery, and a viewing of the world’s largest collection of whisky.

Accommodation: 5 star hotel

Day 5
Edinburgh

Today, you’ll board the luxurious and iconic Belmond Royal Scotsman for a four-night journey! Traveling north, you’ll cross the Forth Railway Bridge and enjoy afternoon tea and lunch as the train passes through Arboath, Montrose and Aberdeen before arriving in Keith. This evening, an informal dinner will be served in the Observation Car with accompanying entertainment.

Accommodation: Overnight onboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman

Day 6
Belmond Royal Scotsman

This morning, the train departs Keith and travels toward Inverness. Around lunchtime, you’ll approach Kyle of Lochalsh (the most scenic route in the UK) and you’ll disembark the train in the picturesque village of Plockton. You can choose from a seal watching boat excursion or a visit to the crowd-pleasing Eilean Donan Castle. Back onboard, enjoy a formal dinner followed by coffee or cocktails in the Observation Car. Spend the night on the train in Kyle of Lochalsh.

Accommodation: Overnight onboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman

Day 7
Belmond Royal Scotsman

The train departs Kyle of Lochalsh this morning and relax as the train travels through beautiful landscapes. You’ll disembark in Garve to visit and tour the Glen Ord Distillery (founded in 1838) as well enjoy a private tasting and nosing session. Back on the train, you’ll venture south to Carrbridge where you’ll get to explore Ballindalloch Castle on Speyside. Optional excursions include a private castle tour, a nine-hole round of gold on the castle’s course, or an exclusive visit to Scotland’s only single estate distillery. Following an informal dinner onboard the train, a Highlander will share stories and culture with guests. Spend the night on the train at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway.

Accommodation: Overnight onboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman

Day 8
Belmond Royal Scotsman

Visit the Rothiemurchus Estate in Cairngorms National Park with your choice of either fishing, clay pigeon shooting, or touring the estate. Enjoy lunch on the train as it travels south to Dunkeld, where you’ll disembark and visit the Glamis Castle and gardens. A formal dinner is served on the train as you enjoy onboard entertainment. Spend the night on the train in Dundee.

Accommodation: Overnight onboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman

Day 9
Edinburgh

Following breakfast, the train will travel south back to Edinburgh, where you Belmond Royal Scotsman journey ends. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own or get some rest at your hotel.

Day 10
Edinburgh To London

Board your train back to London. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and perhaps find a local, popular restaurant for dinner where you can reminisce about your journey.

Accommodation: 5 star hotel

Day 11
Your Journey Ends In London

Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels.

What's included

  • Rail travel as specified in itinerary
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in London
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • 4 nights accommodation onboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman in a double cabin
  • All excursions as specified in itinerary
  • Meals on and off the train as specified in itinerary
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in London
  • Skip-the-line admission to Edinburgh Castle and walking tour

What's not included

  • Personal Expenses

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Belmond Royal Scotsman Scotland’s Classic Splendours