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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 country’s 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 island’s tranquil valleys and sea eagles dipping in and out of the island’s rocky and sandy bays. The island’s 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. There’s so much to see and do in Ireland's capital city – just let us know if you’d 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 Mór, is sure to be a highlight of the trip, ...Read more >
From £1,895 excluding flights

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly holiday

Few people think of exploring England’s West Country by rail, but this trip has been carefully designed to be car-free all the way – especially in the Scilly Isles, where you’re more likely to encounter bikes and golf buggies than BMWs. 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. Once you’re in West Cornwall you’re free to explore the beaches and seaside towns at leisure. Try arty St Ives, a town long associated with artists – one look at the scenery will show you why. Penzance is full of great ...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 minutes’ walk from the centre of Northern Ireland’s 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 merchants’ 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 don’t 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 UK’s 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

Tour of Britain by train

It’s easy and convenient to see Britain by rail – the world’s oldest railway network still works like a charm, and connects together some amazingly historic cities. Go clockwise from London, ending up round at York, taking in a mixture of cities and countryside on the way – and tailor your route to your requirements. It’s an environmentally-friendly way to soak up the environment! Your route whisks you from London to Bath. After a day enjoying the town’s unspoilt Georgian good looks, you’ll head through the Cotswolds to the famous university city of Oxford. Continue up the west of England to Roman-built Chester and the gorgeous shores of the Lake District, staying above a charming ...Read more >
From £2,995 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 country’s 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 – you’ll stay in a succession of hotels on a bed-and-breakfast basis. However ...Read more >
From £2,250 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

Scotland guided rail tour, Skye & Glencoe

It’s easy to see the Scottish Highlands by rail – this guided rail tour organises everything for you, so you can sit back and admire the scenery. Throughout this trip you’ll stay in wonderful family-run accommodation, enjoying local produce and charming historic rooms. Meet your group over a welcome dinner in the Edinburgh, before venturing into the country. The Kyle Line cuts a scenic route across the Highlands, and you’ll ride it to Loch Carron, where you can enjoy the splendid Attadale Gardens on a private tour with the owner. Next, depart the mainland for the Isle of Skye, where an expert local guide will show you around the island’s landmarks, telling you tales from its long and ...Read more >
From £1,875 excluding flights

England tour by train

This tour of England uses the country’s reliable rail network to get between some of its best cities. The scenic route includes Hadrian’s Wall in wild Northumberland, the beautiful shores of the Lake District and the pretty Cotswolds – the rolling hills around Bath. This is a wonderful way to see England’s most beloved regional sites. Sit back as your train rumbles through green, pleasant countryside in the day. There are no overnight trains – instead, you can get comfy staying in historic hotels and guest houses. You’ll spend your days exploring the wonderful historic cities of York, Chester and Bath – whose historic streets contain Roman ruins, medieval buildings, cathedrals and ...Read more >
From £2,475 excluding flights

Loch Ness & Skye guided rail tour, Scotland

From Glasgow up to the Isle of Skye, then back down to Edinburgh – this escorted rail trip covers some of the highlights of the highlands. Travelling in a small group, you’ll stay in charming bed and breakfasts in between scenic rail and ferry journeys, with plenty of time to stop and tour the best sights. The West Highland Line departs from Glasgow and plunges you straight into the highlands. There’s plenty of atmospheric scenery to see out of the window, including remote, desolate Rannoch Moor. Disembarking at Fort William, you’ll head straight to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, whose 1,000 year-old ruins sit right on its shore. Your second rail journey is aboard the famous Jacobite ...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 England’s 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 Hadrian’s 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

West Highlands guided rail tour in Scotland

A guided rail journey is a great way to soak up the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and appreciate their sweeping scale. This trip takes you along the famous West Highland Line, before using ferries to take you beyond the train track and onto the islands of Mull and Iona. All accommodation has been hand-picked by local experts, to ensure your absolute enjoyment. Your trip starts in Glasgow with a welcome dinner – fuel up, because tomorrow you’ll be going north. The next day, you’ll plunge straight up the West Highland Line to Oban. Here, you’ll discover the standing stones and strange stories surrounding Kilmartin Glen and spend a morning with the head gardener of Arduaine Gardens. A ...Read more >
From £1,875 excluding flights

Rail tour in North Highlands & Orkney

The Far North Line is a very rural railway. It extends from Inverness to the northernmost part of mainland Scotland. Up here, the landscape is flooded with stories – a situation that only intensifies once you cross onto the Orkney archipelago. With its history of Neolithic and Viking inhabitants, this place said to have a higher density of archaeological sites than anywhere else in Europe. This is an eight day group trip, with trains, ferries and transfers included, and a guide accompanying you. You’ll enjoy tours of some of the areas interesting sites, such as Naver Valley and Dunrobin Castle on the mainland, and walking tours of Orkney, including time in Stromness, its largest ...Read more >
From £1,765 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 Ireland’s 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 city’s most popular sites where not only will you get fantastic views of the city, but also sample Ireland’s most popular export. ...Read more >
From £1,125 excluding flights
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