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13 nights: Edinburgh - Highlands - Inner and Outer Hebrides

Scotland by Land and Sea

13 nights

Embark on a comprehensive journey around Scotland’s highlights, from countryside to coast. Experience the luxury of the Royal Scotsman, A Belmond Train, combined with the thrill of a Hebridean Princess cruise. Delve into a land of soaring peaks and deep valleys, mirror lochs and looming castles. Marvel at the natural sea-swept beauty of Scotland’s islands including Skye, Raasay, Lewis and Mull. Discover the history nestled within Scotland’s most beautiful castles: Eilean Donan, Ballindalloch, Glamis and Duart. From the moment you step aboard, you are swept up in a world of myth, legend and timeless luxury. Book the itinerary below, or contact us to help arrange the adventure of your dreams.

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Day 1


Board the Royal Scotsman train in Edinburgh. Travelling north, cross the Firth of Forth via the Firth Railway Bridge. Enjoy afternoon tea as we pass Arbroath, Montrose and Aberdeen, arriving in Keith. Enjoy an informal dinner and nightcap.

Day 2


Traveling through Inverness to the Glen Ord Distillery, eat lunch as you pass the Kyle of Lochalsh. At Plockton, choose between a boat trip to see wild seals, or enjoy a dram at the Plockton Hotel. Tonight, enjoy a formal dinner and entertainment.

Day 3


After breakfast, visit Eilean Donan castle before departing for Carrbridge. Disembark here to visit Ballindaloch Castle. After dinner, our highlander entertains with tales and weaponry displays. Spend the night in Boat of Garten on the Strathspey Railway.

Day 4


Visit the Rothiemurchus Estate for fishing, clay pigeon shooting or an estate tour. Rejoining the train at Kingussie, eat lunch as we journey to Dunkeld. Disembark for a visit to Glamis Castle. After meeting the train at Perth, enjoy a formal dinner on board.

Day 5-6


After breakfast, return to Edinburgh. Disembark for a two-night stay at the Balmoral Hotel. Explore the city's sights, from Arthur's Seat to Edinburgh Castle. A half-tour tour takes you around the Old Town including the Royal Mile and Grassmarket.

Day 7


Take a private transfer from your hotel to Oban to board the Hebridean Princess Cruise for the Trail of the Young Pretender journey.

Day 8


Cruise around Ardnamurchan, the most westerly point of the British mainland. View the Glenfinnan Monument, where Bonnie Prince Charlie gathered the Jacobite clansmen in the 1745 rising.

Day 9


Sail to Skye and disembark at Portree. Visit the Royal Hotel at the site of McNab's Inn, the last meeting place of Flora MacDonald and Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1746.

Day 10

Trotternish Peninsula

Enjoy a tour of the Trotternish Peninsula followed by a stop at the Flodigarry Country House Hotel. Cross the Sound of Raasay to the Isle of Raasay, where Bonnie Prince Charlie hid from British troops after his defeat at Culloden.

Day 11


Continue to Lewis and explore St Moluag's Church, the Butt of Lewis to the north, and the Callanish Stones and Carloway Broch.

Day 12


Cruise around the Outer Hebrides and head ashore to Lochmaddy. Head to the Bishop's Isles and explore the coastline on foot.

Day 13

Isle of Mull

After sailing across the Sea of Hebrides to the Isle of Mull, stop at Tobermory before heading to Craignure. Visit Duart Castle, home to Clan Maclean, and enjoy a reception hosted by the current Clan Chief, Sir Lachlan Maclean.

Day 14


Arrive back at Oban and disembark for your transfer to Edinburgh and onward travel arrangements.

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