The Classic Journey

Trips from £4,822 per adult
Route: Edinburgh - Keith - Perth - Edinburgh

What's included:
720 miles, including Dundee, Montrose, Aberdeen, Keith, Inverness, Plockton, Dalwhinnie and Perth ? Optional activities include fishing, clay pigeon shooting, golf, a woodland walk and a boat trip ? Whisky tasting at Dalmore Distillery ? Visit Ballindalloch Castle and gardens ? Unspoilt beaches and wildlife habitats.

Your Journey

    Day One
  • Travel north, crossing the Firth of Forth via the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge.
  • Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea as you pass Arboath, Montrose and Aberdeen before arriving in Keith.
  • Informal dinner and entertainment in the Observation Car.

    Day Two
  • Leave Keith this morning as the train travels west along the Moray Firth towards Inverness, capital of the Highlands.
  • Lunch is served as the train heads towards Kyle of Lochalsh on what is arguably the most scenic railway route in the UK.
  • Disembark in picturesque Plockton - take a boat trip to se wild seals or enjoy a dram and a traditional Highland welcome in the Plockton Hotel
  • Alternatively, visit Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most iconic sights, and learn how the castle was painstakingly restored to its former glory.
  • Spend the night on board in Kyle of Lochalsh. Dinner is formal, followed by coffee and liqueurs in the Observation Car.

    Day Three
  • Have cameras at the ready as you retrace the route north to Inverness, then south to Carrbridge where you disembark to explore romantic Ballindalloch Castle on beautiful Speyside.
  • Options at Ballindalloch include a private castle tour, 9 holes of golf on the castle's own course or an exclusive look at what is Scotland's only single estate distillery.
  • The night is spent on board at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway.
  • After an informal dinner, our Highlander regales guests with tales and weaponry displays.

    Day Four
  • Travel by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, where fishing, clay pigeon shooting or a tour of the estate can be enjoyed.
  • Re-joining the train at Kingussie, lunch is served during the journey south to Dunkeld, where you disembark for a visit to Glamis Castle, childhood home of the late HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
  • Return to the train in Perth for a formal dinner and entertainment.
  • Overnight stay on board in Dundee.

    Day Five
  • After breakfast the train heads south to Edinburgh where your journey ends.

The Royal Scotsman departs Edinburgh at 1.42pm on day one and arrives back in Edinburgh at 9.46am on day five.

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Please note: Itineraries are subject to change and all timings shown are for your guidance only. Confirmed itineraries and timings will be supplied with your travel documents.
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