Explore Scottish Highlands
Departing Friday 8 September 2017
From £339 per person sharing
Majestic scenery lies in wait as you travel through the Highlands and Cairngorms on this delightful tour set amongst the most beautiful mountain scenery. Enjoy one of the most breathtaking railway journeys in Europe, as countless photo opportunities present themselves as the tracks rise and fall over hills and valleys, giving you time to soak up the terrific views. Enjoy the Contemplation Queen’s Cruise and experience a breathtaking cruise around the famous Loch Ness. Also included is a jaw dropping journey on the Cairngorm Mountain railway, Scotland’s only funicular railway with panoramic views 3,500ft from the viewing terrace.
- Luxury coach travel from Coleraine, Ballymoney, Cloughmills, Ballymena, Dunsilly Belfast and Belfast Stena Line Port
- Return ferry crossings with Stena Line – Belfast/Cairnryan
- 3 nights’ accommodation at the 3* Balavil Hotel, Newtonmore
- Scottish breakfast and evening meals
- 1 nights live entertainment
- Visit to Inverness
- Contemplation Cruise – The Queen’s Cruise on Loch Ness
- Single rail journey on the Kyle Line – Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
- Return journey on the Cairngorm Funicular Mountain Railway
- Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager
- Single Supplement – £60 per person
3* Balavil Hotel, Newtonmore
The Balavil Hotel is a local family run business situated on the main street in Newtonmore. We have 51 en-suite bedrooms that have recently been refurbished for 2012/13 season. There are 3 floors that can be accessed by a lift or stairs. All rooms have flat screen T.V’s with tea and coffee facilities.
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You meet your coach and travel to Belfast to join the early morning ferry crossing to Cairnryan. On arrival, you will travel to your hotel with comfort stops en-route arriving late afternoon.
This morning after breakfast, experience a breathtaking cruise around the famous Loch Ness; hear all about the history of the loch as you take in the sights of Bona Lighthouse, the panoramic views of Aldourie Castle, Urquhart Castle and the crash site of a WW2 Wellington Bomber before travelling to Inverness for some free time.
This morning after breakfast, you enjoy a breathtaking railway journey on the Kyle Line from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh. This incredibly scenic route takes you across Scotland, from east coast to west, crossing the Caledonian Canal as you leave Inverness and skirting the shores of crystal-clear lakes, wooded hillsides and climbing over the highlands and past charming loch-side and seaside towns arriving at Kyle of Lochalsh.
After breakfast and checking out, depart your hotel and travel the short distance to the magnificent Cairngorm Mountain home to Scotland’s only funicular railway a unique visitor experience with panoramic views from over 3,500ft from the viewing terrace, exhibition, shop and the highest post box in the British Isles. Later that day re-join your coach and travel to Cairnryan with comfort stops en-route to join the ferry crossing to Belfast. On arrival, you return to your original joining point.
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Departing 8 Sep 2017
Adult prices from £339