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Scotland's bold culture, rich heritage and astounding natural beauty make it the perfect backdrop for a truly remarkable holiday. Our rail tours of Scotland introduce you to the heart and soul of the enthralling country, from the rural islands that lie just off its coast to its lively capital of Edinburgh which draws visitors throughout the year. Many of our rail holidays give you the opportunity to admire Scotland's dramatically beautiful Highlands and lochs in comfort during journeys on renowned heritage railways. 

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Exploring Scotland with Rail Discoveries

There are a wide variety of excursions included in our rail tours of Scotland, which range from scenic tours such as boat trips and city tours to more sociable activities like whisky tasting. Guests also have plenty of free time for exploring independently, meaning that you will have the opportunity to shop, socialise or revisit sights.

There are many jewels amongst Scotland's breath-taking landscape including the vibrant capital of Edinburgh where historic fortresses and a medieval Old Town blend with the city's more modern areas. There are also many idyllic coastal hamlets such as the charming seaport of Oban where you can sample fresh seafood in a local café or explore the local attractions that line its port. During your time in the more rural areas of Scotland you may witness some of the country's phenomenal wildlife which includes a variety of birds and mammals. 

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On all of our rail tours of Scotland you can be sure that you will be introduced to the best sights of the places that you visit by your Tour Manager. Local guides may also be used during some of the excursions as they will be able to share their in-depth local knowledge of the region that you are in. Take a look at our wide range of rail tours of Scotland to find out more about the places that they visit.

Scotland Holiday Experiences

Majestic Landscapes in the Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands are known for breathtaking landscapes. Towering mountains, serene lochs, and ancient castles define this region. Adventure along the North Coast or explore the Cairngorms National Park, a haven for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Edinburgh's Ancient and Modern Charms

Scotland's capital city is a captivating blend of ancient and modern. Wander through medieval streets in the Old Town dominated by the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Explore the elegant Georgian architecture of the New Town and stroll the Royal Mile, bustling with shops, cafes, and street performers.

The Enchantment of the Outer Hebrides

Unearth the magic of the Outer Hebrides, a chain of islands on the western edge of Scotland. Discover ancient standing stones, pristine beaches, and Gaelic culture on the Isle of Lewis and Stornoway. Join the adventure and let Scotland's wonders captivate your spirit.

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The Highlands by Steam
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Scottish Highlands
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The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands
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Edinburgh & the Highlands by Steam
31/May
Denise Mead
5 stars
“We had a fabulous trip! Gill our your guide was lovely as was the group of people we shared with. Hotel was great and staff so pleasant and nothing was too much trouble. Scenery was breathtaking and to top it all the weather was beautiful . Would highly recommend
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Loch Lomond & The Scottish Highlands
24/May
N Hope
5 stars
“Booked this tour for our honeymoon and it was the best tour ever, itinerary was perfect coach, trian and boat trips, ... Perfect.
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Peebles, The Edinburgh Tattoo and Floors Castle
02 Sep 2019
Mrs V Matthews
5 stars
“Excellent hotel and tour guide
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The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands
2/Jun
Mrs Chapman
4 stars
“I enjoyed this trip but did feel it was top heavy with the group constantly moving and it was rushed at times. People mostly elderly got tired.Whoever planned it is ambitious.We would have benefitted from a rest day or a few hours out.I appreciate one can drop out of trips but that is not the point.Anyway we had to get to the next destination.There was not much train travel. We had a coach a lot of the time. It was the nature of the journey one could not take a train. I think a musical event would have been diverting one eve. Our group was fortunate because we had amazingly good weather.Great visability. Lewis is beautiful and we were able to enjoy it and the beaches. However unless you are interested in history and the wonderful scenery there is little else there.If one gets bad weather and it is likely there is no reason to go.Unless you are climbing or engaging in sporting activity. Our tour guide was attentive and I consider the trip value for money.
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