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Single £ 730.00
Twin £ 520.00

All prices are per person

Child fare:75% of the adult rate
Child reduction applies to children aged 3 to 12 inclusive on the basis
that they stay in a room with 2 adults.

We regret that children under the age of 3 are not carried on this tour.

Once booked this tour cannot be altered or cancelled

Departure times are for guidance only.
The actual time of your train journey will be confirmed at time of booking.

Seasonal Price Range
£520-£800

Tour Type: Train and Coach Tour


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Dates of Operation

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
28 March to 29 October, 2015

Departure Information

Check In: 06:30
Departs: 07:00
Returns: 21:24

From: Kings Cross Railway Station, London

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What's included

• Standard class train tickets from London to Edinburgh and Glasgow to London
• Three nights accommodation in twin rooms with private bath/shower
• Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 to 4)
• City tours of Edinburgh and Glasgow by open-top bus
• Full day excursions to Loch Ness & the Highlands and Oban & The Western Highlands
• Customised tour itinerary
• Service charges and taxes

What's NOT included

• Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
• Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
• Gratuities to your tour hosts

Product Code: ST00329

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Highland Discovery

from London

Tour Highlights: Open-top bus tour of Edinburgh, Forth Bridges, Pitlochry, Cairngorm National Park, Loch Ness, optional loch cruise, Fort William, Glen Coe, Loch Lomond, Kilchurn Castle, Oban, Inveraray and open-top bus tour of Glasgow, 2 nights accommodation in Edinburgh and 1 nights accommodation in Glasgow.

Discover the beauty of the Scottish Highlands on this wonderful 4 day rail tour from London. Travel to Edinburgh by express train where you will spend 2 nights in comfortable accommodation. Explore the Edinburgh by open-top bus before enjoying excursions to Loch Ness and the scenic beauty of the Western Highlands. Explore the Victorian splendour of Glasgow before returning to Glasgow.

Day One
Londonto Edinburgh (2 nights)

Welcome aboard! You’ll travel northwards to Edinburgh along the route of the famed Flying Scotsman. This fascinating journey will take you through the Viking City of York and the University City of Durham. Enjoy the panoramic views as you slip from England into Scotland at Berwick-upon-Tweed then speed towards Edinburgh. You’ll arrive in Edinburgh by late morning and after checking into your hotel the city of Edinburgh is waiting to be discovered.

Discover
Edinburgh from a different perspective aboard your open-top double deck bus. This tour allows you to hop-on and off to visit many of the city’s attractions including Edinburgh Castle*, the Palace of Holyroodhouse* and the famous Royal Mile.

Overnight: Jury’s Inn (or similar)


Day Two
Into the Highlands

There’s a wonderful journey into the northern Highlands of Scotland today. From Edinburgh we cross the Forth Road Bridge and tour through the ancient Kingdom of Fife. Our first stop will be in the pleasant town of Pitlochry which boasts a wide range of shops and eateries.

Next we make our way through the Pass of Drumochter and enter the beautiful
Cairngorm National Park where the mountains soar skywards and there are wonderful loch-side vistas to savour.

From the lonely village of Dalwhinnie we travel through Glean Spean to reach the famed Great Glen beyond. Fort Augustus is our gateway to
Loch Ness, probably Scotland’s most famous lake. Why not go on a monster spotting cruise* or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the banks? Either way keep a close watch, just in case!

From Fort William, which is overshadowed by Ben Nevis Britain’s highest peak, it’s into eerie Glen Coe. We will hear the sad story of the infamous
massacre in 1692 while marvelling at the outstanding beauty of this special place. Soon we cross from the Highlands into the Lowlands and join the motorway for the last part of our tour back to Edinburgh.

Day Three
Bonnie Argyll

We leave Edinburgh behind and travel across Scotland to Glasgow and Loch Lomond beyond. There is a stop in the pleasant town of Luss to enjoy the views of the "bonnie, bonnie” banks. Loch Lomond is Scotland’s largest and is dotted with 38 islands. We will drive the entire 23 mile length of the loch and as we do we’ll cross into the Highlands once more. Today we are going to explore the picturesque Western Highlands and so we turn westwards from the village of Tyndrum for Loch Awe and the Pass of Brander.

Oban is a popular fishing and ferry port which is located on a sheltered bay. We’ll make a stop here so you can discover this bustling town. For stunning views over the bay to the islands of the Inner Hebrides make the climb up to McCaig’s Tower, a Victorian Folly. It’s well worth the effort!

We will make a photo-stop at ruined
Kilchurn Castle before making the short drive to Inveraray, which nestles on the banks of Loch Fyne. The Duke of Argyll rebuilt this community in 1776 so he could surround his newly built castle with landscape gardens. It’s immaculately preserved and makes a fascinating visit.

During our descent of the "Rest and be Thankful” mountain pass we'll see the original road, built by
General Wade, winding its way up the through the glen. Soon we reach the Argyll Forest Park where icy streams cascade down through wooded glens. Shortly we will return to the gentle shores of Loch Lomond once more and then to Glasgow, where you will spend the night.

Overnight: Millennium Hotel (or similar)

Day Four
Exploring Glasgow

Glasgow is one of Europe’s most exciting cities. A city of striking architecture, heritage and culture and today you can discover the city for yourself on an open-top bus tour. This informative hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to experience Scotland’s largest city.

Explore the Victorian architecture of the City Centre then head out to the leafy West End to visit the
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum or the newly-built Riverside Museum. Follow the banks of the River Clyde to experience Old Glasgow and the Cathedral Quarter.

Take time to seek out the hidden work of
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow’s famous architect, whose art nouveau gems can be seen throughout the city.

Later this afternoon board your express train at Glasgow’s Central Railway Station for the journey back to London.

The train journeys are unescorted.

* Admission fees extra



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