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The Classic Journey

4 Nights: through Scotland on board Belmond Royal Scotsman

Setting off from Edinburgh, this thoroughly Scottish train heads north past mountains, castles and romantic coastlines to some of Scotland's most scenic landscapes.

Day 1

Heading to the Highlands

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Set off from Edinburgh in the early afternoon through the breathtaking Scottish countryside. 

Travel north, crossing the Firth of Forth via the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge, through Fife. 

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea as you pass Arbroath, Montrose and Aberdeen, and continue on to Keith for an informal dinner.

Day 2

Up for a Wee Dram

Scotch Whiskey Tour

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Breakfast is served as the train leaves Keith and travels through the Highlands' capital, Inverness. 

Disembark at Muir of Ord for a whiskey tasting at Glen Ord Distillery. Later, enjoy a delicious lunch as the train heads towards Kyle of Lochalsh. 

Alight in Plockton where you may choose to take a boat trip to see wild seals or enjoy a wee dram in the Plockton Hotel. 

After a formal dinner on board, coffee is served in the Observation Car as musicians strike up Scottish tunes.

Day 3

The Highlander Experience

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After breakfast you can choose to visit the iconic Eilean Donan Castle before the train heads north to Inverness. Then continue south to Carrbridge where you can disembark and explore the romantic Ballindalloch Castle. 

The night is spent on board at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway. After a formal dinner, our Highlander regales guests with tales and weaponry displays.

Day 4

Out, About and Action-Packed

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The day begins with a visit to the stunning Rothiemurchus Estate, where fishing, clay-pigeon shooting or a tour of the estate can be enjoyed. 

Lunch is served on board during the journey south through Blair Atholl and Pitlochry. Disembark at Dunkeld for a visit to the charming Glamis Castle. 

After rejoining the train in Perth, relax and enjoy an informal dinner.

Day 5

On to Edinburgh

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After breakfast the train heads back to Edinburgh and the end of your adventure.


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