Romantic Highland Railways
Sit back and relax and let the dramatic Highland landscapes glide past you on this Railways tour. The itinerary blends three railway journeys on some of the most famous railway journeys in Europe. The West Highland Line and Kyle Line and a visit to the Isle of Skye.
Highlander Hotel, 3 Star
Newtonmore. Tel 01540 673341
Recently refurbished, the Highlander offers true Highland hospitality and service. No Lift but many of the bedrooms are on the ground floor.
Thursday 20 October 5 Days £415
Single Supplement £80. Insurance £24
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Single rail journey from Inverness to Kyle, Single Steam Rail journey from Aviemore to Broomhill, Single journey on West Highland line from Fort William to Mallaig. Entry to Speyside Centre.
DAY 1 We leave home and travel to Newtonmore.
DAY 2 We will have some free time in Aviemore before boarding the steam train for the 45 minute journey through spectacular Speyside mountainous scenery. Time free in Grantown on Spey before making a visit to the Speyside Centre.
DAY 3 We catch the train in Inverness for “one of the most beautiful rail journeys in Europe” – Michael Palin. In Kyle your coach collects you for the short journey to the Isle of Skye with time for sightseeing. Return to your hotel through wonderful Highland splendour.
DAY 4 We board the West Highland line train in Fort William on the two hour journey to Mallaig made world famous in the Harry Potter movies, absorbing beautiful views of lochs, mountains, Glenfinnan Viaduct and the small Isles of Eigg, Muck and Rum. The road journey back is very different to the rail journey with a stop off in Glenfinnan to see Bonnie Prince Charlie’s monument, the massive viaduct, Loch Shiel and finally Banavie’s Neptunes Staircase on the Caledonian Canal.
DAY 5 We travel home.