Highlands by Rail

September 6th-14th, 2019

Itinerary Highlights

Friday, September 6th - Depart the US for Edinburgh. 

Saturday, September 7th - Upon arrival in Edinburgh you will have time to unpack, relax, and rest before an orientation to the city. The rest of the afternoon is free to unwind before a dinner party at the hotel. Overnight: Edinburgh

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Sunday, September 8th Morning tour of Edinburgh including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral, the Palace of Holyrood House, and the “New Town”. The afternoon and evening are free. Overnight: Edinburgh
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Monday, September 9th - Heading north by train, we’ll pass by Pitlochry and ride in comfort through the Grampian Mountains as we continue up into the Highlands. Afternoon walking tour of Inverness before we have dinner at our hotel. Overnight: Inverness

Tuesday, September 10th - Morning cruise on Loch Ness ending at Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness Monster Visitor Centre. After lunch we’ll return to Inverness for a free afternoon and evening. Overnight: Inverness

Wednesday, September 11th - Today we take one of the “Great Railway Journeys of the World.” Starting in Inverness, we ride across the country from one side to the other, ending at the Kyle of Lochalsh. After meeting our bus, we’ll visit Eilean Donan Castle, and travel to the Isle of Skye, where we will have dinner at the hotel. Overnight: Skye

Thursday, September 12th - A panoramic tour of Skye including: Dunvegan Castle and Talisker Whisky Distillery. This evening is free in Portree. Overnight: Skye

Friday, September 13th This morning we take the West Highland Line which runs through spectacular scenery and across the Glenfinnan Viaduct down to Glasgow. On arrival, we’ll have free time to explore the city center before we gather again for a farewell dinner at our hotel. Overnight: Glasgow

Saturday, September 14th- Morning transfers to Glasgow airport for return flights to the US. 

Quick Facts

  • $3,990 per person based on double occupancy, land only
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in first-class hotels
  • All ground transportation and train travel included
  • Breakfast daily, 4 dinners
  • Discover Europe tour guide throughout

Flights: Please book flights arriving into Edinburgh airport on Saturday, September 7th, and departing from Glasgow Airport on Saturday, September 14th.