Day 1 Edinburgh
The rail tour starts in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Discover the city's fascinating history and take your time to explore the Medieval streets of the old town. Visit the Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Calton Hill for impressive panoramic views of the city.
Overnight stay Edinburgh, in a hotel in the city centre.
It is possible to add train tickets to Scotland to your booking. Additional fees applicable.
Day 2 Oban
On today's programme is a beautiful train journey from Edinburgh to Oban on the West Coast. Change trains in Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, and travel along the banks of Loch Lomond to reach the harbour town of Oban.
Overnight stay in Oban. The Royal Hotel is located close to the harbour.
Day 3 Isle of Mull / Oban
Free day in Oban. Spend the day in town or take a day trip to the Isle of Mull. On Mull, the colourful capital Tobermory should not be missed. A visit to the small island of Iona (by ferry from Mull) is also recommended.
Overnight stay in Oban.
Day 4 Lochboisdale (South Uist)
Continue by train across the boggy moorland of Rannoch Moor to Fort William (not on Sundays). Finish the final stretch of the famous West Highland Line, one of Scotland's most scenic railways connecting Glasgow with the ports of Oban and Mallaig. Cross the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, travel past stunning Glenns and enjoy the impressive scenery of the Scottish Highlands. In Mallaig continue by ferry to Lochboisdale on South Uist.
Overnight stay in the Lochboisdale Hotel.
It is also possible to travel from Fort William to Mallaig by Jacobite steam train. The Jacobite runs Mon-Fri in the period 13.05 - 13.09.2019 and also on Saturday and Sunday in the period 15.06 - 01.09.2019. The Jacobite journey can be added to the rail tour in the next step of the booking process.
Day 5 Tarbert (Isle of Harris)
Travel by regular bus over single-lane roads across rugged and bare South Uist to Berneray on North Uist. Take the ferry to Leverburgh on the Isle of Harris, navigating between countless small islands (not on Sundays). Continue by bus past beautiful white beaches to the 'capital' Tarbert.
Spend the night in the Harris Hotel in Tarbert.
Day 6 Tarbert (Isle of Harris)
Free day in Tarbert. Enjoy the island and its unspoilt nature, walk the coastal track to Rhenigidale (return by bus) or visit Hushinish or Stornoway (also by bus).
Overnight stay in Tarbert.
Day 7 - Portree (Isle of Skye)
Ferry to Uig on the Isle of Skye and by bus across the island to Portree.
Overnight stay in a guest house in Portree.
Day 8 Inverness
Travel by bus to Kyle of Lochalsh, crossing the Skye Bridge which connects the island with the mainland. Continue by train to Inverness, one of Scotland's most scenic railroads.
Overnight stay in Inverness.
The last day of the tour, return by train to Edinburgh across the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
It is possible to add train tickets to a domestic or international destination to your booking. Additional fees applicable.