Scotland‘s Romantic Highland Railways

Tour Details

4 Days

Departing Monday, 26 June 2017

From £339 per person sharing 

If you love romantic journeys then this is your dream come true, join us on a truly romantic highland railway journey through the most spectacular Scottish scenery. The Kyle Line is one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys, running from Inverness on the east coast of Scotland, through to Kyle of Lochalsh on the west. Also enjoy a journey on the Jacobite Steam Train that crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct, as seen in the Harry Potter film. You will be taken back in time to a ten mile long 1950s railway line between Aviemore, Boat of Garten and Broomhill where, remarkably, little has changed since 1863 when the Victorians brought a railway to this splendid area of the Highlands.These breathtaking rail journeys will capture the contrasting villages and towns of The Highlands.

 

Price includes:

  • 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
  • 2 nights entertainment
  • Single Rail journey on the Jacobite Steam Train – Mallaig  to Fort William
  • Single Rail journey on the Strathspey Steam Train – Aviemore to Broomhill
  • Visit and entry to the Highland Folk Museum
  • Services of an experienced Travel Solutions  tour manager  

 

Optional extras:

Single Supplement – £60 per person  

Accommodation

3* Balavil Hotel, Newtonmore

http://balavilhotel.com/

 

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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Itinerary

 

Monday:

You meet your coach and travel to Belfast to join the early morning ferry crossing to Cairnryan. On arrival, you will travel north to your hotel in Newtonmore, arriving late afternoon.

 

Tuesday: 

This morning join your coach and travel to the bustling and thriving port of Mallaig situated on the North West coast where you will enjoy some free time before joining the Jacobite Steam Train for a journey to Fort William, described as the greatest railway journey in the world. Later that day rejoin your coach and travel to your hotel.

 

Wednesday:

This morning after a leisurely breakfast, you will travel to Aviemore before boarding the Strathspey Steam train to Broomhill – most famously known as Glenbogle in the popular ‘Monarch of the Glens’ TV series, your journey passes through spectacular Spreyside scenery. Later that day travel to the Highland Folk Museum to enjoy the afternoon giving you a flavour of how Highland people lived?and worked from the 1700s up until the 1960s!

 

Thursday:

After breakfast and checking out, you depart your hotel and travel to the Victorian town Pitlochry for some free time before travelling onwards to Cairnryan to join the ferry crossing to Belfast. On arrival, you return to your original joining point.



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Departing 26 Jun 2017

Adult prices from £339

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