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Scotland by railway holiday

Scotland by Railway is an eight day tailor-made trip for those who want to experience Scotland independently, while following a route that has been designed by local experts who have spent years exploring the Scottish Highlands. All travel, food and accommodation has been personally tried and tested to ensure you have an authentic and truly memorable trip. On this car-free holiday, as well as travelling between some of the countryís most stunning destinations by train, we will also organise taxi transfers when necessary. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the ride. The itinerary starts in Edinburgh, then follows a wonderful Caledonian circuit through the likes of Pitlochry in the ...Read more >
From £1,135 excluding flights

Mull wildlife holiday in Scotland

For wildlife holidays in Scotland, looking west to the Isle of Mull is a good way to point your compass. The second largest island in the Inner Hebrides, wildlife is prolific, not least because of whale watching opportunities, with these Scottish waters home to minke whales and sometimes even an orca or two. This independent week-long holiday includes three full day guided wildlife experiences plus plenty of time to explore as you wish. We pre-arrange a trip on the water in the company of expert local guides not only in search of whales, but also dolphins, basking sharks, porpoises and seals swimming off the shores of Mull. Another trip brings you to the nearby Treshnish Isles: from late ...Read more >
From £945 excluding flights

Wildlife holiday in the Isle of Mull, Scotland

This five day tailor made holiday to see Isle of Mull wildlife in all its glory starts in Oban, where you will take the ferry over to the island. An island with fecund fauna, you will have the services of naturalist guides, expert in Hebrides wildlife. With two full days of guided wildlife safaris, one will focus on land, with bird watching treats that include golden eagles sweeping over the islandís tranquil valleys and sea eagles dipping in and out of the islandís rocky and sandy bays. The islandís marshlands are perfect habitats for hen harriers and walks on quiet, rural lanes are great times to spot cuckoos, mistle thrush or skylarks. The highlight of your day may be stealthily watching ...Read more >
From £655 excluding flights

Wild Atlantic Way guided rail tour in Ireland

Arrive in Dublin and make your way to your accommodation. Thereís so much to see and do in Ireland's capital city Ė just let us know if youíd like some time to explore at the beginning or end of the trip. Tonight you will join your tour guide and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. The next day, the group will travel by train from Dublin to Galway, beginning the tour of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. After disembarking the train, venture onto the water with a boat tour accompanied by your captain, a local fisherman. The following day, a short ferry ride from the mainland brings the group to the Aran Islands. A visit to the largest island, Inis Můr, is sure to be a highlight of the trip, ...Read more >
From £1,895 excluding flights

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly holiday

Set off on your first day with a train journey from London Paddington to Penzance. The scenery along the line is truly mesmerising, passing landmarks such as Windsor Castle before hitting Somerset, the South Devon Coast and Dartmoor. Days two and three are yours at leisure in this charming corner of south-west corner. Meander around Penzance or perhaps hop on the train and venture north to dazzling St. Ives - the choice is yours. Day four marks the beginning of your island exploration, as you take a taxi to the tiny Land's End airport. Take to the skies in a small twin-otter plane for a short flight to St Mary's airport . On arrival, you will be met by a local driver and whisked away to ...Read more >
From £1,790 excluding flights

Causeway coast holiday, Northern Ireland

Commencing in the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast, this six day holiday follows a flexible, but well crafted itinerary that enables you to take in the world renowned Causeway Coast and all its natural and cultural highlights, without using a car. Belfast Stay for your first two nights in a locally owned bed and breakfast just ten minutesí walk from the centre of Northern Irelandís capital. A welcoming and easily accessible city to wander around, highlights that we recommend include the historic Cathedral Quarter, with St Anne's Cathedral at its heart. This was, traditionally, the wealthy merchantsí hub of the city. In contrast, we also recommend the Titanic Quarter, so called ...Read more >
From £625 excluding flights

Scotland island hopping holiday, car free

Scottish island holidays can take a bit of planning, working out ferry logistics, how big each island is to navigate and so on, which is why we crafted an itinerary that takes in the three very different islands of Iona, Skye and Mull. Also, these islands are wonderfully remote and so many people donít want to take a car, so holiday is all about leaving the car at home, travelling up on the stunning West Highland Line and travelling as a foot passenger after that. This holiday starts in Glasgow where you will travel on the West Highland Line, one of the UKís most spectacular rail journeys, through highlands to the islands and passing Loch Lomond en route to Oban ferry port. Mull and ...Read more >
From £1,195 excluding flights

Ireland train holiday, wild Atlantic way

Your holiday begins in Dublin, where you will take the train to the city of Cork. On arrival, meet our local driver who will transfer you to colourful Kinsale, a charming fishing village. Day two is sure to be a delicious treat, as you embark on a guided history and foodie walking tor with our specially chosen expert guide. Make sure you arrive with an empty stomach! Day three takes you back on the rails, this time to Killarney in the Kingdom of Kerry. On arrival, you will have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the town, or perhaps venture into Killarney National Park. The next morning involves a classic Killarney excursion, as you join a horse-drawn jaunting car to clip-clop ...Read more >
From £1,195 excluding flights

West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland

The West Highland line is considered by many train aficionados to be one of the finest rail journeys anywhere in the world. It is that wild and wonderful mix of the likes of Rannoch Moor and Glencoe, passing lochs and waterfalls, streams and striking uplands, all changing by the minute depending on that ever varying Scottish light. In addition, our tailor made West Highland railway holidays take you not only from the Glasgow starting point up to Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis, but also over the sea to the Isle of Skye. Spend the first night of this tailor made Scottish trip in a remote highland village called Spean Bridge, where your small, locally run hotel overlooks Ben Nevis, ...Read more >
From £695 excluding flights

Orkney & Shetland self drive holiday, Scotland

Orkney and Shetland holidays can feel a little overwhelming as they are so far away, and also there are so many things to see it is hard to know where to start. Which is why we created this itinerary for a self-drive holiday, with three days in Orkney and two full days on Shetland. On our Orkney and Shetland holidays there are also options to discover some of the other smaller islands such as Hoy, Westray, or Stronsay off Orkney, or Unst and Yell off Shetland, as this is a tailor made holiday, so we can fit it around your interests and wishlists. Orkney The trip starts in Scrabster on the mainland west coast, where you catch the ferry to Orkney, a ninety minute journey. Head to the ...Read more >
From £825 excluding flights

Wales tour by train

Discover some of the most breathtaking scenery in Wales as you journey by train around some of this wildly beautiful countryís must-see destinations: Conwy, with its imposing and amazingly well-preserved 13th century castle; the fairytale village of Portmeirion, famously used for The Prisoner, and the gorgeous Pembrokeshire coast. Travelling by rail is a relaxed and immensely enjoyable way to tour Wales, with a two-week itinerary allowing plenty of time to explore at each stop. This is a tailormade tour, allowing you flexibility on your travel dates, and the opportunity to upgrade accommodations if you wish Ė youíll stay in a succession of hotels on a bed-and-breakfast basis. However ...Read more >
From £2,250 excluding flights

Scotland guided rail tour, Skye & Glencoe

Visit grand castles, spectacular gardens and venture along the famous West Highland Line over an unforgettable week on this small group guided rail tour. The tour begins in Scotlandís capital city of Edinburgh Ė why not arrive a few days early to explore? In the evening, meet your tour leader and fellow guests over a delicious welcome dinner. Day two begins in Waverley Station, where you board the train to Blair Atholl. On arrival, make your way to Blair Castle, where you have the chance to explore the stunning gardens and grand architecture. You will then board a private minibus to the charming town of Pitlochry where you have time at leisure to explore before tucking into dinner at a ...Read more >
From £1,875 excluding flights

Tour of Britain by train

Days 1 -2 Ė Bath and the Cotswolds You will follow the Great Western Railway from London (other locations available on request) to Bath. Your Bath hotel is a family owned guesthouse that has recently been extensively refurbished. On your second day you will have time to uncover the highlights of this most beautiful Georgian city. Days 3-4 Ė Oxford Back on the train this morning for a short journey to Oxford. You will have ample time to explore the famous universities, libraries and filming locations that have rendered this city so beloved. Day 5 - Chester Back on the train this morning, this time to Chester - a city packed full of rich history, impressive architecture and beautiful ...Read more >
From £2,995 excluding flights

England tour by train

Days 1-3 - York No matter from where you leave, all roads lead to York as you take the train to one of England's most atmospheric destinations. We have provided you with a York Pass to ensure you can visit the very best attractions around the city, allowing you to learn about its fascinating and turbulent 2,000-year history. Your accommodation for these three nights is a cosy family owned guest house, providing a great balance between its quiet location and proximity to the city centre. Days 4-5 - Haydon Bridge and Hadrian's Wall Spend just two hours on the train to your next destination - the enchanting village of Haydon Bridge. Along the way you will be witness to some of England's ...Read more >
From £2,475 excluding flights

Loch Ness & Skye guided rail tour, Scotland

Spend time discovering Scotlandís distinctive lochs, castles and Highland scenery on this seven-day escorted small group rail tour. The trip begins in Glasgow and we are happy to add a day or two so you can uncover all of its architectural jewels. The tour officially kicks off when you meet your fellow travellers and your tour leader for a welcome dinner, full of local Scottish produce. Set off bright and early the next morning, taking the train along the incomparable West Highland Line - scenery highlights include the remote majesty of Rannoch Moor in all its wild tranquillity. On arrival in Fort William, you will complete a short transfer to your four star base on the southern shores of ...Read more >
From £1,895 excluding flights

North of England by train holiday

This eight day, tailor made rail holiday takes you around some of the North of Englandís finest sites, cultural and natural. Starting in the cathedral city of York, where you spend two nights, you continue by train and travel by rail for the rest of the trip, through the Yorkshire Dales, along the historic Settle to Carlisle Railway and out along Hadrianís Wall. Stay in small, locally owned bed and breakfasts and guesthouses, with a fine Yorkshire welcome and a cup of the best Yorkshire Tea always to hand. York You spend three days in York, staying in a charming B&B in the city centre, just a quick walk to the magnificent York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. We ...Read more >
From £715 excluding flights

Rail tour in North Highlands & Orkney

This richly varied small group tour spanning seven days allows you to uncover the remote beauty and ancient history of Scotlandís far north, including some time on the endlessly fascinating island of Orkney. Make your own way to Inverness Ė do let us know if you would like help with travel arrangements Ė to kick-start this most fascinating rail tour. We suggest arriving early so you can discover the highlights of the city before your holiday officially kicks off with a welcome dinner alongside our expert tour leader and your fellow travellers. The following day takes you along the fabled Far North Line to Helmsdale, where you will enjoy a guided tour through the Naver Valley, hearing ...Read more >
From £1,765 excluding flights

West Highlands guided rail tour in Scotland

The tour begins in Glasgow Ė you may wish to add a few days so you can uncover all of its cultural and architectural treasures. The tour officially launches with a welcome dinner in the city centre with your fellow travellers and your tour leader. Kick-start the following day with your first journey along the incomparable West Highland Line.. You will disembark at Oban before boarding a private minibus that will take you to one of Scotlandís true hidden gems, Kilmartin Glen. Enjoy a walking tour with an expert local guide through prehistoric sites, regaled with stories of ancient kingdoms, before retiring to your accommodation for dinner. On day three, spend some time in the morning ...Read more >
From £1,875 excluding flights

Ireland holiday by train

A nine day Ireland holiday, by train plus one ferry journey, following our carefully crafted itinerary, that enables you to sit back, relax and enjoy three of Irelandís finest cities as well as its world famous Aran Islands. Train travel in Ireland is very straightforward, and this holiday starts in Dublin, where you will stay in the heart of the fine Georgian city. Enjoy a guided walk around Dublin, taking in some of its most famous sites including Trinity College University, which is also home to the ancient Book of Kells. The Guinness Storehouse is one of the cityís most popular sites where not only will you get fantastic views of the city, but also sample Irelandís most popular export. ...Read more >
From £1,125 excluding flights
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