Grand rail tour of Scotland
Description of Grand rail tour of Scotland
Can be booked at any time, the best times to travel are between April to the end of October
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday 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 and improving our range of public transport holidays for those who actively choose low-carbon transport. We take away the hassle by using our years of expertise with the timetables of boats and trains to ensure guests can access remote areas without the need for a car. We encourage travellers to use more sustainable methods of transport, and seek to reduce carbon emissions in this tour by ensuring that the majority of travel is by train. This holiday has been carefully-curated to allow guests to experience the true beauty and romance that the Scottish highlands and islands have to offer in a slower, eco-conscious manner.
We take care to choose local business partners who share our commitment to sustainable travel. For instance, the hotel in Spean Bridge which is included as part of this trip is committed to making wonderful home-cooked organic food and using locally-sourced produce.
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. 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 and commitment to sustainable and responsible travel. For instance, the small hotel featured in this holiday on the Isle of Skye is based in the heart of a welcoming Gaelic community and all staff are encouraged to learn the language, no matter what their native tongue is.
All of our holiday 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.