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West Highlands & Skye

(Tour code: 17HSS)World class rail journeys in a stunningly beautiful region

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.


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Tour Highlights
  • Glasgow
  • Coach tour of Skye
  • Station Museum
  • Trip on the Jacobite Steam Train (Selected Departures)
  • Fort William
  • West Highland Railway
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected 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 begins in Glasgow where you meet your Tour Manager at your hotel*. After settling in, you are free to explore.

West Highland Line
Day 2

West Highland Railway

Embark on the magnificent West Highland Line skirting by Loch Lomond and through the dramatic scenery of the Highlands, on a route widely considered one of the all-time most beautiful railway journeys. The train continues across the isolated moors at Rannoch, through an area only accessible by rail. Pass under the gaze of mighty Ben Nevis before arriving on the spectacular west coast, for a three night stay at the Morar Hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Heritage Rail Journey
Jacobite Steam Train
Day 3

Jacobite Steam Train

Hailed as one of the great railway journeys of the world, the Jacobite Steam Train** travels between Fort William and Mallaig, passing lochs, rivers, mountains, silvery beaches and beautiful villages along the way. See first hand the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, the longest of its kind in Scotland at 380 metres in length. Later there is time to explore the Station Museum, dedicated to the history of this line, which also serves as a popular Hollywood filming location.

**Due to the Jacobite Steam Train timetable, the itinerary of this day depends on your departure date. Departures before mid May will likely be by coach and diesel train. Certain departures where the afternoon Jacobite Steam Service isn't running will travel by Jacobite Steam from Glenfinnan to Fort William

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Heritage Rail Journey
The Isle of Skye
Day 4

Isle of Skye

The incredible Isle of Skye is a short ferry crossing away this morning. On arrival, enjoy a panoramic coach tour taking in the jagged peaks of the Cuillin Hills, the wild moors, sheer sea cliffs and tranquil lochs that have made Skye famous. You travel all the way to the north west corner of Skye to visit Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Coach tour of Skye
Days 5-6

West Highland Railway

Travel back along the West Highland Line to Glasgow, enjoying the wild, unspoilt areas of natural beauty. This evening you enjoy a farewell dinner with the group in a local restaurant. Your tour concludes on Day 6.

  • Heritage Rail Journey
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast

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