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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 £1,095 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

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

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 £595 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 £320 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 £1,065 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 £865 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 £795 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 £2,575 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

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

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
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