Grand Tour of Scotland - 10 Days

Grand Tour of Scotland

Experience Scotland in all its glory and visit its most iconic landscapes and attractions on this train journey.

10 Days | Classic Luxury Holidays

Explore the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in Inverness, tour the magical Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle and travel along the West Highland line between Fort William and Mallaig. Take a trip to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond and Edinburgh Castle and enjoy the ever-changing scenery as you travel from city to city. There really is no better way to experience this corner of the world than by train.

This Grand Tour of Scotland itinerary features unforgettable experiences:

  • In Inverness
  • The Isle of Skye
  • Glasgow
  • Fort William
  • And Edinburgh

Overview

Inverness • Isle of Skye • Glasgow • Fort William • Edinburgh • London

Highlights

  • Caledonian sleeper
  • Explore Inverness
  • Isle of Skye
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • West Highlands
  • Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle
  • Old Town and Edinburgh Castle

3,4 or 5-star hotels as chosen at the time of booking.

 

Trains

Caledonian Sleeper: The Caledonian Sleeper provides overnight travel between London and Scotland. It is actually two separate trains; the Highland sleeper, which serves Inverness, Fort William, and Aberdeen, and the Lowland sleeper for Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Jacobite Steam Train: The Jacobite Steam train runs select departures between Fort William and Mallaig along part of the scenic West Highland line.

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
Overnight Onboard Caledonian Sleeper

Depart London on the Caledonian Sleeper for your overnight journey to Inverness, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands.

Accommodation: Overnight onboard the Caledonian Sleeper

Day 2
Inverness

Boasting an abundance of culture, history, a beautiful Old Town, and the 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, this city and the surrounding region was made for exploring. Great places of interest to check out and discover are the Victorian Market, Botanic Gardens, Greig Street Bridge, and the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

Accommodation: 3,4 or 5 star hotel

Day 3
Isle Of Skye And Eilean Donan Castle

Today’s included tour features many memorable moments. You’ll travel through dramatic Highland landscapes before visiting Eilean Donan Castle, known as the most photographed castle in Scotland. Then, you’ll cross over into Isle of Skye, where you’ll stop for a photo of the Red Cullin Mountains. In the coastal town of Portree, you have free time to enjoy lunch and stroll the Trotternish Peninsula. Kilt Rock and the Quiraing will certainly be highlights. From there, you’ll visit Kyleakin for refreshments and the chance to see Castle Moil or the Skye Bridge.

Accommodation: 3,4 or 5 star hotel

Day 4
Inverness To Glasgow

Your journey today takes you from Inverness to the great city of Glasgow. Visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery for amazing masterpieces, stroll around Glasgow’s magnificent botanical gardens, or wander the Riverside Museum and learn about Glasgow’s history as a great port city.

Accommodation: 3,4 or 5 star hotel

Day 5
Stirling Castle And Loch Lomond

Today, you venture from Glasgow on a guided tour to some of Scotland’s most famous places and experiences. You’ll visit historic Stirling Castle with its rich place in Scottish history. You’ll have a chance to savour unforgettable views at beautiful Loch Lomond. A stop is included added the Glengoyne Distillery to learn about and sample fine Scottish whisky. This is truly Scotland at its finest!

Accommodation: 3,4 or 5 star hotel

Day 6
Glasgow To Fort William

Today, you board the train and travel across the heart of Scotland to its picturesque West. The Highlands and Scottish countryside are a magnificent array of shady glens, rugged mountain peaks and a coastline strewn with quaint fishing villages. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in romantic Glencoe.

Accommodation: 3,4 or 5 star hotel

Day 7
Jacobite Steam Train / West Highland Line Mallaig

Embark on a scenic train journey described by some as the world’s most beautiful. The Jacobite winds its way through breath-taking Scottish scenery. You’ll pass lochs and mountains, across the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct and on until reaching Mallaig. Explore this charming coastal community before returning to Fort William. When the Jacobite is not running enjoy this beautiful journey on the local Scot Rail service.

Accommodation: 3,4 or 5 star hotel

Day 8
Fort William To Edinburgh

Today you’ll board the train and head off to Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic capital. Along the way, relax onboard and enjoy the romantic Scottish landscape as it rolls by.

Accommodation: 3,4 or 5 star hotel

Day 9
Edinburgh

Take time today to stroll Edinburgh’s historic streets. Visit historic spots like Holyrood Palace on your included tour. Make your way to Edinburgh Castle perched on its rock overlooking the city and surrounding area. History lovers will relish the chance to see and learn about the castle and its place in Scottish lore. View the “Honours of Scotland” once the regalia of Scottish monarchs. To catch a glimpse of Edinburgh’s medieval era, visit the city’s oldest standing structure, St. Margaret’s located inside the castle complex.

Accommodation: 3,4 or 5 star hotel

Day 10
Your Journey Ends In London

Depart from Edinburgh by train heading to London where your scenic train journey ends.

What is included?

  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 1 night accommodation onboard Caledonian Sleeper
  • 2nights accommodation in Inverness
  • 2 nights accommodation in Fort William
  • 2 nights accommodation in Glasgow
  • 2 nights accommodation in Edinburgh
  • Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness
  • Roundtrip journey on the Jacobite Steam Train (Apr-Oct only)
  • Sightseeing tour to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond including a Whisky Tasting
  • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
  • Rail travel in standard class throughout

What is not included?

  • Personal Expenses
  • Meals

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Grand Tour of Scotland