Belmond Royal Scotsman Western Scenic Wonders
- 5 Days
- From £4,399
- United Kingdom
- Spend the night in a luxury hotel in Edinburgh
- Travel aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman through the West Highlands
- Stroll along the stunning Silver Sands of Morar
- Enjoy a visit to the Glenfinnan Monument or a walk to the beautiful Steall Waterfall in Glen Nevis
- Take an exclusive tour of Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Leave from your local station
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- First Class return rail travel to Edinburgh with seat reservations
- Overnight 5* hotel accommodation in Edinburgh with breakfast
- Double cabin on the Belmond Royal Scotsman for 3 nights
- All meals and drinks onboard
- All excursions as detailed in the itinerary
Travel by first class rail from your local station to Edinburgh. This package includes a return fare from London but we can offer tickets from any location – just let us know where you would like to start out from. On arrival in Edinburgh, check in for an overnight stay at The Balmoral Hotel (or similar), located within close proximity of Edinburgh Waverley station.
Depending on when you arrive, you can spend some time exploring this beautiful capital, with its fascinating history and vibrant culture. There are some stunning viewpoints to be had from the famous castle which dominates the cityscape or for the more adventurous, why not climb up to Calton Hill or Arthur’s Seat for a true panorama?
Spend a free morning exploring Edinburgh further and then after lunch, return to Waverley station for your fabulous journey aboard the Royal Scotsman.
Once you have been shown to your cabin, enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea as you pass Craigendoran at the start of the West Highland Line and continue towards Loch Lomond. After traversing Glen Falloch, with its magnificent waterfalls, the train continues north to the village of Spean Bridge. The Royal Scotman overnights here so that you can be treated to a sumptuous evening meal and entertainment in the Observation Car before an undisturbed nights sleep in your beautifully appointed cabin.
Enjoy a light breakfast in your cabin this morning as your continues west towards the coast, passing through Fort William en route to the fishing village of Arisaig, with views of Ben Nevis. Disembark at Arisaig for a walk along the Silver Sands of Morar with views over the Cuillin Mountains on the Isle of Skye.
Lunch is served back onward as the train retraces its journey back through Fort William and on to the Glenfinnan Monument. Here, you can choose to take a tour to find out more of the area’s history or take a walk to beautiful Steall Waterfall in Glen Nevis. Dinner is served as you continue south to Bridge of Orchy.
Leaving the Argyll village of Bridge of Orchy this morning, your journey continues to the lovely Isle of Bute, rich in history and wildlife. Here, you can enjoy a guided visit to Mount Stuart, a Victorian Gothic House.
Later, the Royal Scotsman returns to Wemyss Bay and a formal dinner is served in the restaurant cars en route to Kilmarnock, where you will stop for the night. Why not enjoy a traditional Scottish nightcap in the bar car this evening?
After a leisurely breakfast this morning, you will be back into Edinburgh at the end of your Royal Scotsman adventure. From here, you can make your return journey to your local station by first class rail. Alternatively, why not extend your stay in Edinburgh or stop off on your way home in the historic city of York? Let us know your plans and we can tailor make a holiday to suit you.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
Offering a prime location on Princes Street, a short distance from Edinburgh Waverley station, the Balmoral is a luxurious hotel that has been welcoming guests since 1902. Bedrooms are spacious with tea & coffee making facilities, marble bathrooms and complimentary toiletries from Forte Organics. On-site facilities include a swimming pool and spa, two restaurants (one Michelin-starred) and two bars. Palm Court offers a convivial atmosphere for afternoon tea.