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Complete Scotland by Rail

10 day rail journey from $5049 per person share twin
Flights are additional

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10 day rail journey from
per person share twin Flights are additional

Complete Scotland by Rail

From the historic capital city to the rugged and dramatic coastline of the Highlands, Scotland’s fresh air, ancient castles and rugged landscapes are best discovered by rail! Explore ‘Complete Scotland’ on your next vacation and take to the tracks around some of the most beautiful corners in the world – including a trip on the Jacobite Steam Train!

Deal Includes
 3 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast in Edinburgh
 2-night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Fort William / Glencoe
 1 night hotel accommodation in Glasgow
 3 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Inverness
 Rail travel in standard class throughout
 Roundtrip journey on the Jacobite Steam Train (April – October only)
 Loch Ness Cruise including Urquhart Castle
 Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness
 48hr Edinburgh sightseeing pass including:

  • Hop-on Hop-off pass
  • Skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle
  • Palace of Holyrood House entrance
  • Royal Yacht Britannia entrance

10 days / 9 Nights 
From $5049 per person twin share 
Based on select travel in Oct 24
Departs daily, year round
Other dates available - ask us for pricing

Trip Highlights
  • Explore Edinburgh's history with skip-the-line entrance to the Castle
  • Take one of the world's most beautiful train journeys and cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Visit the cultural hub that is Glasgow
  • Search for Nessie with a Loch Ness cruise
  • Admire the immense natural beauty of the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands

Complete Scotland by Rail Map

Itinerary can be customised - contact us to tailor make your holiday


DAY 1: Edinburgh

Arrive in Edinburgh today and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. The historic Scottish capital plays host to a treasure trove of medieval delights, impressive Georgian townhouses, vast green swathes of gardens and neoclassical delights on almost every corner. Use your Sightseeing Pass and visit Edinburgh Castle, perched high on a hill presiding over the city and is certainly one of the Scottish capital's top attractions. Here you will be able to visit St Margaret's Chapel, admire the dazzling Crown Jewels, learn all about the key battles of Scotland's history and walk through the Royal Palace where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to her son. (Overnight in Edinburgh)

DAY 2: Edinburgh

For a breath of fresh air today why not scale Arthurs Seat, an ancient extinct volcano which rewards those who make it to the top with some spectacular views? Or take the sightseeing bus the short ride out to Leith for a wander around the Royal Yacht Britannia, then top your evening off with an introduction to the wonderful world of Scotch Whisky at the well-stocked Scotch Whisky Experience back on the Royal Mile? (Overnight in Edinburgh) 

DAY 3: Edinburgh To Fort William

Catch the train across Scotland from Edinburgh to Fort William today, and check in for your two-night stay. Once settled head out to explore this pretty town on the shore of Lochaber. Pay a visit to the West Highland Museum to learn about the region's rich history, including Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause. (Overnight in Fort William) 

DAY 4: The West Highland Line

Embark on a scenic train journey described by some as the world's most beautiful. The Jacobite winds its way through breathtaking Scottish scenery. You'll pass lochs and mountains, across the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct and on until reaching Mallaig. Explore this charming coastal community before returning to Fort William. (Overnight in Fort William) 

DAY 5: Fort William To Glasgow

Travel directly to Glasgow today for an overnight stay. The historic port city is famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, all funded by the city’s prominent role in global trade and shipbuilding between the 18th and 20th centuries. (Overnight in Glasgow) 

DAY 6: Glasgow To Inverness

Catch the train to Inverness today, riding the rails north through the breathtaking, rugged scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Check-in at your hotel and begin exploring the vast natural beauty of Scotland's northeast coast. Discover Inverness Cathedral, an imposing 19th-century structure, or wander around the Victorian Market at the Old High Church. (Overnight in Inverness) 

DAY 7: Inverness

Embark on a scenic tour to Loch Ness today, marvelling at the mystery of one of the world's most mythical phenomena. Enjoy a scenic drive through the highlands to Clansman Harbour, and cruise across the tranquil waters of Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle, where a guide will teach you the secrets and grisly past of the site. A quick hop to the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition will also teach you all about the Loch Ness Monster! (Overnight in Inverness) 

DAY 8: Inverness

Today, enjoy a day trip over to the Isle of Skye, one of the most beautiful corners of the globe. Admire glens, mountains and views of lochs and castles along the way, crossing Skye Bridge and stopping for lunch and free time to explore. Visit Eilean Ban Island, the home of Gavin Maxwell, and soak up the sheer natural beauty of the coast. (Overnight in Inverness) 

DAY 9: Edinburgh

Spend a day at leisure in Edinburgh, indulging some shopping in the old bookshops and boutiques along the cobbled lanes, walking to Arthur's Seat, strolling the Royal Mile, or learning about Scottish history at the National Museum of Scotland. (Overnight in Edinburgh) 

DAY 10: Your Journey Ends In Edinburgh
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and continue with your travels. If you've got more time to spend on holiday, why not catch the train down to London to experience the English capital city? Speak to one of our Experts for details. 
Our packages are based on dynamic pricing which means you get the best available rates of the day at the time of booking. Pricing is subject to current availability and pricing may change without notice.

© Jacobite Steam Train image courtesy of Visit Scotland & Kenny Lam

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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings until sold out • Prices are dynamic, providing best available rate of the day at the time of booking. Pricing is subject to availability at the time of booking confirmation and may change without notice. • Advertised prices are per person share twin in NZ dollars for cash or eftpos purchase only. Credit card fees will apply. • Advertised prices are correct as at 15 Mar 24 but may vary due to exchange rates • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • City Taxes and fees are not included • Seasonal activity, (if applicable) during the off-season, some tours may not be available. • Other exclusions and restrictions may apply. • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Surcharges and closeout dates may apply • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full terms and conditions. HOT code: RAIL

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