Scotland, luxury rail vacation
A tailor made trip for those wanting to travel independently by train. With luxury hotels and one to one guides thrown into to this rail-y first class mix.
West Highland Line Isle of Skye Train from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness Boat trip on Loch Ness Pitlochry The Pass of Killiecrankie gorge Edinburgh
£3285To£3385 excluding flights
Price includes 3 nights bed & breakfast, and 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast in our hand-picked selection of small 4 and 5 star hotels, based on two adults sharing a double/ twin room.
Description of Scotland, luxury rail vacation
This trip can be tailor made from April to the middle of October
Our top tip:
Donít believe what anyone says, the food is fab in Scotland. But not great on the trains, so stock up before your journey.
Tailor made by train experts and Scotland devotees.
Solo travelers welcome. Surcharge for single room.
4-5* country manor and castle hotels.
Accommodation, all breakfasts, 4 dinners. First class rail travel except Glasgow to Fort William and Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness. Taxi transfers, guided tour Skye, boat trip on Loch Ness.
3 Reviews of Scotland, luxury rail vacation
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 10 Sep 2015 by Marianna MatherExcellent! The train rides through the highlands - such scenery, and having the train stop at so many lovely, tiny places. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Jul 2015 by Lisa ShafferThe whole experience was memorable. The Jacobite steam train, the Culodin battlefield, and the warm and friendly people. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Sep 2013 by Andrew and Hilary WalkerExcellent....Time on Skye, and the rail journeys on the West Highland line and from Kyle of Lochalsh to Dingwall Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe are continually increasing our range of public transport vacations for those who actively choose low-carbon transport. This vacation has been carefully-designed to allow you to explore much of Scotland, from the cities of Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh to rural Perthshire and even the magical Isle of Skye without a car. It takes you beyond the end of the train lines, through the careful addition of short taxi transfers. Beyond the included tours, we recommend that you explore further on foot or by public transport in each local area. The accommodation chosen takes you a little off the beaten tourist track, so that you will have a more authentic experience. In each place, there are plentiful local walks, and some short trips available by local bus - we will provide suggestions and recommendations in your vacation pack, but do check the most up-to-date information with the staff at your hotel.
We take the utmost care to choose local business partners who share our values and commitment to sustainable travel, preferring to work with locally-owned and managed businesses wherever possible. We build long-term relationships based on mutual trust with our business partners, with a joint commitment to excellent customer satisfaction and care for the environment.
PeopleFor us, true sustainability means promoting and helping to maintain a way of life, where the economic benefit from tourism can make a genuine difference. Thatís why we work almost exclusively with local, family-run businesses, not with large corporate organisations. We build close and lasting relationships with our business partners, based on mutual trust and an unerring commitment to customer satisfaction. We carefully select these partners to ensure that they share our values of sustainable and responsible travel.
All of our vacation packs include "Robert's Recommendations", our specific tips on places to visit, places to eat and places to shop locally, all of which have been researched by us, and many of which are off-the-beaten track.
We directly employ a small team of local people in Glasgow. We offer part-time and flexible working. We ensure staff undertake at least two recce visits in a year so that they have first-hand experience and knowledge of our products throughout Scotland and Ireland. All staff share our values of environmental and sustainable responsibility.
We are corporate members of the John Muir Trust, an organisation committed to protecting the wild land of the Scottish highlands and islands.
We are members of AITO, the Association of Independent Tour Operators, and adhere to their strict code of conduct.