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Scotland by Steam

Edinburgh Return

Trip Code: KREUAHS7
7 Days
8 Meals

Trip Inclusions

  • Guided by an expert Rail Discoveries tour manager
  • Six nights accommodation in centrally-located 3-4-star hotels
  • Handcrafted itinerary with all the must-see sights
  • Scenic travel by rail and coach
  • 8 meals - 6 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Local guides for a personalised experience
  • Group transfers to and from the airport on day of arrival and departure
  • Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Pricing & Availability
  • Similar Trips

Highlights

View of a steam train cruising along a curved track, Scotland

Jacobite Steam Train

Ride the world's greatest railway journey on the legendary Jacobite steam train.

View from the top of a hill overlooking the city and castle in the distance, Scotland

Edinburgh City Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

Close up of the Strathspey steam engine in motion, Scotland

Strathspey Steam Train

Steam alongside the River Spey on the vintage Strathspey Steam Railway.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary subject to change
  • Tipping and porterage not included - refer to our FAQ's for further details
  • Recommended tip for tour manager: £2 per person, per day
Europe Map KRAHS7 2020
Edinburgh Return

Thoroughly researched with our guests’ interests in mind, TravelGlo’s Hot Tips! are a collection of unique experiences you’ve never considered. Often not mentioned in travel guides, take advantage of our insider knowledge and discover fantastic things to do, places to go, food to try and much more.

HOT TIP!

Only inches separate the living from the dead, and nowhere is this truer than in Edinburgh’s haunted Old Town. Teeming with shocking tales, why not scare yourself on a ghost tour and learn of the city’s ghoulish underbelly.


The collision of past and present in Edinburgh is unlike anywhere else in Europe. You’ll meet your tour manager and other travelling guests before checking into your hotel.

Stay: Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge

HOT TIP!

For a truly Scottish experience, be sure to mull over the distinctive character of a Blair Atholl 12 Year Old single malt whiskey, have a pint or swap stories over a wee dram at the hotel's alehouse.


This morning, enjoy Edinburgh's Georgian architecture on a guided walking tour through the Old Town and Royal Mile. Then, see the Queen’s official residence, Holyroodhouse and Greyfriars Statue Church and Graveyard. Afterwards, head by train to Blair Atholl, a town renowned for its fantastic scenery and royal heritage. On arrival, you'll check into your baronial-style stone hotel before dinner.

Stay: Four Nights, Blair Atholl, Atholl Arms Hotel

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One of the most iconic panoramas in Scotland awaits! You’re off to Queen’s View, a famous vantage point on the eastern edge of Loch Tummel. Be certain your camera is charged, as this is one of the country’s most photographed areas. In Pitlochry, enjoy free time before you make your way to Blair Castle. Once gatekeeper to the Scottish Highlands, discover its turbulent history on a tour. After viewing some of its unique rooms, take a walk around Diana’s Grove and the restored Hercules Garden – both frequently used in film and television.

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Today, follow in the tracks of the wizards before you on the Jacobite steam train (aka the Hogwarts Express). On one of the world's most scenic railway lines, journey through impressive landscapes as the train crosses over the Glenfinnan viaduct. You'll also hear tales of the battles fought by the Jacobite clansmen in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Enjoy panoramic views of this wild corner of the world before passing through Arisaig and Mallaig.

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Steam through the Scottish Highlands aboard the Strathspey Steam Railway. On this restored section of the original Highland Railway Line, enjoy a nostalgic experience of the 1950s. As you travel over heathery moors and the River Spey, the scenery of the Cairngorm National Park provides the perfect backdrop. Upon disembarking, discover the wildlife and endangered animals of the Scottish mountains on a drive in the Highland Wildlife Park.

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Head back to Edinburgh after breakfast for a relaxed afternoon. Why not get lost in the city’s cobbled alleyways, climb Arthur’s Seat, hear the tales of defence and conquest at Edinburgh Castle, or visit the Pitt Street Market for a local ale.

Stay: Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge

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Your rail discovery of Scotland draws to an end. Cheerio, haste ye back.

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