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Luxury train journey through Scotland aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman

8 days from $10,360pp

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Tour highlights

  • Explore Edinburgh with a local on a private Mini Cooper tour.

  • Marvel at the striking Stirling Castle perched atop a craggy prominence.

  • Relax on the Belmond Royal Scotsman — an iconic overnight train.

  • Admire the rugged scenery of the Scottish Highlands.

  • Sip whisky in one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries.

  • Discover Edinburgh’s diverse food scene on a tasting tour of the city.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • On arrival you’re met by a private driver and transported to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring Edinburgh in a stylish Mini Cooper.

  • Your driver-guide picks you up this morning for a day of exploring the castles and palaces in the environs of Edinburgh. Wander through the expansive Stirling Castle with your guide, before visiting the maze-like ruins of the royal residence and military base of Linlithgow Palace. Finish the day with a visit to the historically significant manor of Hopetoun House.

  • Spend the morning exploring Edinburgh at your leisure, or if you’ve hired a kilt for the train journey visit acclaimed kiltmakers Kinloch Anderson to collect your kilt. In the afternoon embark on the iconic Belmond Royal Scotsman.

  • Today the train will head northwest through the heart of the Highlands, passing wild and dramatic mountain scenery along the way. The train will continue to the vibrantly hued fishing town of Plockton for an optional visit to Eilean Donan Castle — one of Scotland's most photographed castles.

  • Today the train will retrace its steps back through the Highlands giving you another chance to admire the rugged scenery. As you head south, stop for a whiskey tasting at one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland before continuing to Ballindalloch Castle. In the evening, enjoy tales and displays of traditional weaponry while on board the train.

  • Travel by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate, which is a beautiful expanse of Scots pine forest, lochs, mountains, rivers and glens, and known as the ‘gateway to the Cairngorms. Either explore the estate with a guide or take part in a fishing or clay pigeon shooting excursion. Afterwards return to the train and continue south to Glamis Castle.

  • After breakfast the train will return to Edinburgh. In the afternoon, meet a local food guide for a tour and tastings of the culinary delights of Edinburgh.

  • Today you will be driven to Edinburgh Airport for your journey home.

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While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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