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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 £1,025 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 £800 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 £685 excluding flights

Scotland railway short break, West Highland Line

The West Highland Railway is not only one of Scotlandís finest and oldest routes, with landscapes and lookouts that change every few minutes, it is also considered by many to be one of the most magnificent railway journeys in the world. This Scotland short break, of just three days, starts in Spean Bridge in the Highlands, where you will spend two nights in a hotel with a superb location, with strolls directly out of the hotel that boast views out across Ben Nevis, Loch Lochy and the Great Glen. Enjoy your first day in Spean Bridge absorbing the landscapes but also the fine hospitality on offer at this small, family-run hotel, where wonderful organic food is par for the course, open ... Read more >
From £310 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 for a day in the company of expert marine biologists 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 ... Read more >
From £950 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 £585 excluding flights

Edinburgh and Hadrianís Wall tour by train

This five day tailor made trip starts in Edinburgh, Scotlandís magnificent capital city where you will spend two days enjoying its historic highlights. The best way to do an Edinburgh tour is on a guided walk around the ancient city centre, which we organise for you, to help get your bearings and learn more about the cityís natural and cultural heritage. Between this, and plenty of free time to explore, you can take in all the cityís sites, including the famous castle, Arthurís Seat, the Scott Monument and a plethora of shops and museums. Edinburgh is an easy city to navigate, with wonderful architecture, ancient pubs and tiny shop and galleryfilled alleys. And with a local guide on hand, ... Read more >
From £665 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 £645 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 £1,025 excluding flights

Tesla self drive holiday in Scotland

This short trip provides the perfect introduction to some of Scotland's finest scenery and accommodation in both comfort and style. Drive to Perthshire Hop into your swish Tesla Model S (other models available, subject to availability) and embark on an exciting day on the road in leather-lined comfort. Depart from Edinburgh and take a long route to Perthshire - the views will be out of this world. Your accommodation is a mere stone's throw from Pitlochry and is by far one of Scotland's most spectacular castle hotels, perched on a hilltop with a Tesla charger on-site. A world-class spa, the finest eateries and plush rooms are awaiting your arrival. The Highlands We suggest you take the ... Read more >
From £1,385 excluding flights

Scottish Highlands castles and whisky tour

This small group guided rail tour perfectly captures the essence of Scotland by seamlessly combining unforgettable scenery, contrasting castles and uplifting drams of whisky. Your guided tour begins in Glasgow, Scotlandís largest city and one that is packed full of architectural gems. We suggest you arrive a little early to see some of this fascinating city, before you dine with your tour leader and fellow travellers for the first time. The following day you will take a short train journey to Stirling Ė famously the home of one of Britainís finest castles. Entry is included, so ensure you explore the fortifications and well-kept gardens before your onward train journey to Pitlochry, ... Read more >
From £1,795 excluding flights

Ireland holiday by train

An eight 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 ... Read more >
From £820 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 £785 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 £2,490 excluding flights

Britain tour 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 enjoy a private guided tour of the rolling hills, quaint villages and fascinating history of the Cotswolds with an expert driver-guides. Tea in a walled garden and lunch in a traditional pub are included. Days 3-4 Ė Chester Back on the train this morning, this time criss-crossing the Wales-England border before arriving in the charming city of Chester. Your lodging for the next two nights is an authentic and lively inn, known for its ... Read more >
From £2,775 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 allows you to get up close and personal with the deepest freshwater lake in Britain - Loch Ness. An endless source of ... Read more >
From £1,765 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 £1,795 excluding flights

Scotland and England castles tour by train

Leave the car at home and relax on the train as you enjoy time in Edinburgh, travel the Borders Railway and conclude your trip with a stay in Northumberland and a wonderful private tour of Hadrian's Wall. Luxury castle accommodation ensures your holiday is the perfect relaxing getaway. Edinburgh It is hard not to fall in love with Edinburgh from the second you arrive. There is a wealth of attractions to dazzle visitors from across the globe. And that's before even mentioning Princes Street, the Royal Mile and the spectacular castle silhouette, perched on a steep rock-face. Perhaps most enchanting is that despite the hustle and bustle, the cobbled streets can open up a slightly more ... Read more >
From £1,375 excluding flights
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