The Western Journey

Trips from £3,832 per adult
Route: Edinburgh - Glasgow - Perth - Edinburgh

What's included:
660 miles, including Glasgow, Wemyss Bay, Loch Lomond and Fort William ? Visit to Mount Stuart House, Britain's most spectacular Victorian Gothic house ? Ferry ride to the Isle of Bute ? Picture-perfect glens, majestic mountains, beautiful beaches and seemingly bottomless lochs.

Your Journey

    Day One
  • The train departs Edinburgh in the early afternoon and heads west through Falkirk, reaching Craigendoran, the starting point for the West Highland Line.
  • Enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea and look out for a first glimpse of Loch Lomond.
  • After climbing up the waterfall-rich Glen Falloch, the train continues north to the village of Spean Bridge for the night.
  • Enjoy a splendid informal dinner and entertainment in the Observation Car.

    Day Two
  • As the train continues west, passing through Fort William, donít miss the views of Ben Nevis.
  • Disembark at Arisaig, for a stroll along the gleaming Morar Sands marvelling at the views of the Isle of Skye's majestic Cuillin Mountains.
  • Lunch is served as the train retraces its route back to Fort William, the largest town in the West Highlands.
  • After lunch, our Highlander accompanies you to Glenfinnan Monument to explain the area's history before tea at Inverlochy Castle.
  • Energetic guests can choose instead to walk to beautiful Steall Waterfall in Glen Nevis.
  • Return to the train in Fort William and relax on board before an informal dinner is served as you travel south towards the tiny Argyll village of Bridge of Orchy.
  • Afterwards, enjoy a nightcap whilst listening to the evening entertainment in the Observation Car.

    Day Three
  • Today's destination is the charming Isle of Bute. The island is rich in geology, history and wildlife, with a varied landscape.
  • Guests enjoy a fascinating visit to Mount Stuart, a Victorian Gothic house with arguably the finest privately held collection of family portraits in Scotland.
  • Return to Gourock for a formal dinner and overnight on board.

    Day Four
  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the train makes its way back to Edinburgh.

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

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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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