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TravelGlo

Scotland by Steam

Edinburgh Return

Trip Code: KREUAHS7
7 Days
9 Meals

Trip Inclusions

  • Services of a Rail Discoveries tour manager
  • Six nights' accommodation
  • All travel by rail and coach
  • 9 meals - 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Local guides for a personalised experience
  • Ride the world's greatest railway journey on the legendary Jacobite steam train
  • Steam alongside the River Spey on the vintage Strathspey Steam Railway
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh
  • Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Pricing & Availability
  • Similar Trips

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary subject to change
  • Itinerary operated by TravelGlo’s partner, Rail Discoveries
  • Group transfers to and from the airport on day of arrival and departure included
  • Tipping and porterage not included
  • Recommended tip for tour manager: £2 per person, per day. Enquire for tipping amounts for local guides and coach drivers, as well as terms and conditions
Europe Map KRAHS7 2020/2021
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 Athol 12 Year Old single malt whisky, have a pint or swap stories over a wee dram at the hotel's alehouse.


Seize the morning during time at leisure. Then 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 arriving in 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. This afternoon, 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. This evening, dine at a local restaurant.

Stay: Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge

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View of the city overlooking the city from above on a hill, Scotland

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

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