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Scottish Highlands

(Tour code: 17FWS)A true discovery of the Scottish Highlands by train

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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Tour Highlights
  • Glasgow
  • Journey on the West Highland Line
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Loch Lomond cruise
  • Scenic ferry journey to the Isle of Mull
  • Mallaig
  • Craignure
  • Oban
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Day 1


Your Tour Manager greets you in Glasgow, then the rest of the day is free for you to explore. Perhaps admire the varied architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, or make a visit to one of the city's fascinating museums or galleries. Tonight you are free for dinner.

West Highland Line
Day 2

West Highland Line

Take one of the world's most scenic rail journeys travelling to Crianlarich on the West Highland Line. Unwind as you leave the sprawling city behind and journey into the spectacular Scottish Highlands. On arrival, check in to the Best Western Crianlarich Hotel where you enjoy dinner tonight.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • West Highland Line
Loch Lomond
Day 3

Loch Lomond

This morning travel to Tarbet for a cruise on majestic Loch Lomond - Britain's largest inland body of water. Following this you will stop off at Inveraray on the western shore of Loch Fyne where you can explore the magnificent castle or visit Inveraray Jail.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Loch Lomond Cruise
Day 4

Oban & Duart Castle

Today transfer to Oban for the ferry to Craignure on the Isle of Mull for a visit to Duart's Castle, the ancestral home of the Maclean Clan.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Jacobite Steam Train
Day 5

Jacobite Steam Train

Join the Jacobite Steam Train today for a magnificent journey on the final leg of the West Highland Line. On arrival in Mallaig, why not try the catch of the day?

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Jacobite Steam Train
Day 6


Head back along the magnificent West Highland Line to Glasgow, where you enjoy dinner with the group in a local restaurant.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • West Highland Line
Day 7


The tour concludes after breakfast, and you are free to depart at your own pace.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.


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