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Scotland's bold culture, rich heritage and astounding natural beauty make it the perfect backdrop for a truly remarkable holiday.

Rail Tours in Scotland

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 of 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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The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the Outer Hebrides on a tour that takes in Stornoway and the Jacobite steam train.

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8 days from £1,179 pp

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Oban, Isle of Skye & The Sound of Mull

From the proud city of Glasgow, make the exciting journey through the mesmerising scenery of the Scottish Highlands on one of the world's great railways, before visiting the beautiful Isle of Skye and embarking on a scenic cruise on the Sound of Mull.

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6 days from £549 pp

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Scottish Islands & Lochs Cruise

This fantastic five-night cruise through the heart of the Highlands begins in Edinburgh before we board our ship for a journey along the rugged coastline of Scotland's west coast to the unspoilt beauty of the Isle of Mull. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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7 days from £1,595 pp

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Five-Star Highlands Cruise

After travelling on the incredibly scenic Kyle Line Railway, we explore the rugged Scottish Highlands on a voyage that takes us up Neptune's Staircase, along the Caledonian Canal and passes the glorious islands and idyllic scenery of the Inner Hebrides. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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9 days from £4,975 pp

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The Scottish Highlands

Travel to the heart of the Scottish Highlands and take in the marvellous lochs and glens as you travel by vintage steam train on the superb West Highland Line and cruise Loch Lomond.

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6 days from £579 pp

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The Highlands by Steam

Experience vibrant Edinburgh before exploring the lochs, mountains and glens of Perthshire and the Cairngorms on Scotland's spectacular railways.

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6 days from £599 pp

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Edinburgh Tattoo

Marvel at the awesome spectacle of the colourful Edinburgh Military Tattoo during this exciting tour based in Edinburgh. Completing the trip, enjoy a journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway and a visit to the Highland Wildlife Park.

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4 days from £529 pp

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Northern England, The Faroe Islands & Iceland

Experience the lands of ice and fire on a cruise aboard the CMV Marco Polo. Before setting sail to explore some of the remotest destinations in Britain and Iceland, and hopefully see the Northern Lights. Take time to discover the north of England, its cities, castles and 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. 

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.

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