Edinburgh, The Jacobite & The Isle of Skye
Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- Six nights in premium accommodation
- Two nights aboard the Caledonian Sleeper Train
- Services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort and expert local guides
- 11 meals - 6 breakfasts and 5 dinners
- Airport transfers and tipping
Travel & Accommodation
West Highland Line
Journey on one of the world's most incredible railway lines, the West Highland Line.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore Edinburgh.
The Jacobite Steam Train
Cross the Highlands on the scenic Jacobite Steam Train, also known as the Hogwarts Express from the Harry Potter films.
Map & Itinerary
- Itineraries and hotels may be subject to change
- Porterage is not included
- Itinerary operated by Travelmarvel’s partner Great Rail Journeys
- Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
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Arrive London, Caledonian Sleeper
This evening meet your Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort at London Euston Station, where you board the Caledonian Sleeper to begin the journey to Edinburgh in Scotland.
Stay: Caledonian Sleeper Train
Your train arrives in Edinburgh today, where the day is yours to spend at leisure. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.
Stay: Two Nights, Edinburgh, Apex Hotel Waterloo PlaceDaily :
After breakfast, spend the morning at leisure, exploring more of this beautiful city. Perhaps visit Edinburgh Castle and discover its rich history, or take a walk up to Arthur's Seat, which boasts incredible views over the city. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour and learn more of the city’s fascinating history. Visit Mary King’s Close, an alleyway shrouded in mystery that is known as the birthplace of various legends and ghost stories. The rest of the evening is yours to spend as you wish, giving you the chance to discover Edinburgh by night. Perhaps go for a wander along the lively Royal Mile, or find a traditional Scottish pub and enjoy some local fare.Daily :
West Highland Line, Glenspean
Journey on one of the world’s most incredible railway lines, the West Highland Line.
Leaving Edinburgh today, transfer to the station for the journey across Scotland to Glasgow. Enjoy the passing views of rolling hills and moorlands as your train makes its way through the picturesque countryside. From Glasgow, board the iconic West Highland Line bound for Spean Bridge, a railway journey that is regularly voted one of the best of its kind in the world. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in time for dinner this evening. After dinner, enjoy a whisky tasting and talk, with the chance to sample Scotland’s much-loved national drink and biggest export.
Stay: Two Nights, Fort William, Glenspean Lodge HotelDaily :
Delve deeper into the history of Scotland today, starting with a trip to Glencoe. This beautiful glen is surrounded by dramatic mountain peaks, and was once the home of Clan Donald. Enjoy time to explore Glencoe and its visitor centre before continuing to Fort William for lunch. Afterwards, travel to Achnacarry for a Clan Heritage tour and fascinating talk at the Clan Cameron Museum. Learn about the history of this clan, which has a history dating back to the 14th century. After free time to explore more of Achnacarry, return to your hotel for dinner.Daily :
Jacobite Steam Train, Isle of Skye
Join the Jacobite Steam Train for a journey to Mallaig on the final leg of the West Highland Line.
Departing from Fort William, join the Jacobite Steam Train for a journey to Mallaig on the final leg of the West Highland Line. Your train will steam past Ben Nevis before climbing into the mountains around Glenfinnan, a town famous as the rallying point for Bonnie Prince Charlie’s assault on the British throne. At Glenfinnan, reach the line’s most picturesque section and one of Britain’s most iconic engineering works – the 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct. A magical experience, it’s no wonder this train was featured as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. As you head towards Mallaig, the train drops down to the sea’s edge and the landscape opens up with the first views of the rugged ‘Small Isles’ – Rum, Eigg and Muck – which hang close offshore and tease in and out of view near the journey’s end. From Mallaig, journey over to Skye, one of the most well-known islands of the Inner Hebrides.
Stay: Two Nights, Isle of Skye, Toravaig House HotelDaily :
Isle of Skye
Enjoy a scenic boat trip in Portree.
Visit Armadale Castle and be treated to afternoon tea.
This morning, travel to the quaint fishing village of Portree for a scenic boat trip. Cruise around the picturesque bay, soaking up the views of Portree and the fishing boats that dot the shimmering waters. Enjoy free time to explore the town, perhaps to enjoy lunch or a relaxing stroll along the waterfront. Continue to Armadale Castle for a guided tour this afternoon. The castle was built during the 18th and 19th centuries as the home of Clan Donald, but fell into ruin in 1925. Its remains are now draped in ivy, and is exactly how you’d expect a medieval fortress to look. Learn more about the castle’s history on a guided tour, admiring its many towers and parapets, then enjoy a delightful afternoon tea. Return to your hotel for dinner this evening.Daily :
Isle of Skye, West Highland Line, Caledonian Sleeper
After breakfast, transfer to the ferry terminal and sail back over to Mallaig for your return journey on the West Highland Line. Stop off at Glenfinnan Viaduct and enjoy a trip to the visitor centre before continuing on to Fort William. Here, bid farewell to Scotland as you board the Caledonian Sleeper for the return journey back to London.
Stay: Caledonian Sleeper TrainDaily :
Your journey comes to an end this morning as your train arrives in to London Euston Station. Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home.
Everything was wonderful. There were great sight seeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.