Departing From

  • Reading,
  • Tilehurst,
  • Didcot Parkway,
  • Swindon,
  • Kemble,
  • Stroud,
  • Stonehouse,
  • Cheltenham Spa,
  • Worcester Shrub Hill,
  • Kidderminster,
  • Stourbridge Junction

We are delighted to present a three day break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most dramatic and beautiful time of year – The journey will be over the Cumbrian Fells and Shap Summit, thence crossing the border at Gretna and through the Scottish lowlands and along the shoreline of the River Clyde and at Craigendoran we join the world famous West Highland line, featuring some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland crossing bridges and viaducts with our train climbing high into the mountains offering views of tumbling waterfalls and peaceful lochs. Our terminating station is Fort William for a two-night break.

Hotels: No overnight accommodation is included on this tour allowing you the freedom and flexibility to arrange your own hotels in Fort William. For further advise and a list of recommended hotels please contact our reservation team.

Mobility: This tour is not suitable for guests requiring the use of a wheelchair or with severe mobility issues as the platforms at some remote stations in the highlands are much shorter than our train, low, or accessible only by a footbridge or steps.

TRAVEL TIMINGS*

STATION DEPARTS RETURNS
Reading 06.10 22.35
Tilehurst 06.20 22.25
Didcot Parkway 06.40 22.05
Swindon 07.05 21.45
Kemble 07.25 21.25
Stroud 07.35 21.15
Stonehouse 07.50 21.00
Cheltenham Spa 08.05 20.45
Worcester Shrub Hill 08.25 20.15
Kidderminster 08.45 19.55
Stourbridge Junction 09.00 19.40

PLEASE NOTE *
All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change.

Journey Itinerary

Saturday - 23/10/2021

Our train travels north with splendid views of the Lakeland fells before crossing the border, continuing through the Scottish Lowlands and over Beattock Summit to Glasgow and along the banks of the River Clyde, where we join the scenic and spectacular West Highland line. Passing Loch Long and Loch Lomond we climb high into the mountains for a memorable journey over the wild expanse of Rannoch Moor with an arrival into Fort William around 20.00.

Sunday - 24/10/2021

We depart from Fort William at 09.00 for the first ever journey of our train over the magnificent 84-mile round trip through the mountains – Passing Ben Nevis we travel along the shoreline of Loch Eil and at Glenfinnan we cross the viaduct featured in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies offering stunning vistas down Loch Shiel and regarded by many as the most spectacular view in Britain. Our train terminates in the pretty fishing port of Mallaig for a short late morning break.  We return from Mallaig around 12.00 passing the white sands of Morar and over our outward route with an arrival back in Fort William about 14.00 with the remainder of the afternoon at leisure for sightseeing.

Monday - 25/10/2021

Departing Fort William around 09.00 we travel up the Great Glen, passing the falls of Orchy and through Monessie Gorge, then alongside Loch Treig with stunning views of the Nevis Range and Mamore Mountains. Crossing Rannoch Moor we pass through Bridge of Orchy and around the Horseshoe Curve and over County March summit to join the main line at Craigendoran Junction.

Classes of Travel

First Class (non-dining) - £370

Reserved seating is arranged around a table of four, or table of two. Toilet facilities are available in each carriage and a complimentary service of tea/coffee & light snacks are included. A buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, light refreshments, and alcoholic drinks. Covid-19 Social Distancing Seating – Bookings of two passengers will be seated together at a ‘guaranteed window table for two’ with a mandatory supplement of £70 per person charged. Bookings of three or four passengers are seated at a shared table and charged the normal per seat price, with the adjacent table remaining out of use. (Minimum Booking 2 persons)

Pullman Dining - £700

Seating is arranged at tables of four, or two, laid with crisp linen and fully dressed with the finest crockery, fresh flowers and glassware.

The meal service is detailed below and includes bucks’ fizz with breakfast and a glass of chilled champagne followed by a half bottle of house wine served with dinner and seven course luncheon.

On Train Meals: (Pullman only)

Saturday:       Full English breakfast, light Luncheon and four course Dinner

Sunday:          Morning Tea/Coffee & shortbread and light Luncheon

Monday:         Seven course ‘taste of Scotland’ Luncheon and Supper

An extensive range of drinks including aperitifs, fine wines, champagne, and liquors is available for purchase throughout the day.

Covid-19 Social Distancing Seating – Bookings of two passengers will be seated together at a ‘guaranteed window table for two’ with a mandatory supplement of £70 per person charged. Bookings of three or four passengers are seated at a shared table and charged the normal per seat price, with the adjacent table remaining out of use. (Minimum Booking 2 persons)