Depart early afternoon. The train heads north, crossing the splendid Forth Railway Bridge.
Disembark at Montrose to visit Pitmuies Garden near Forfar, one of the finest private gardens in Scotland. You have time to explore the gardens and walks and then enjoy a drink with your hosts, the Ogilvies, in their exquisite drawing room.
Return to the train in Montrose and enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Observation Car, followed by dinner, as the train travels up the east coast through Aberdeen and into Speyside, Scotland’s whisky region, before arriving in the market town of Keith to stable overnight.
During a leisurely breakfast, the train makes its way to Inverness and north to Invergordon, where guests alight for a visit to the 18th-century Foulis Castle, seat of the Clan Munro.
Mrs Munro of Foulis and her son, Hector, the Clan Chief, welcome you, after which you can explore the grounds and courtyard garden. Alternatively, join Hector in the drawing room for a whisky tasting.
Return to the train for lunch as you travel towards Kyle of Lochalsh past the Torridon mountains, Achnashellach forest and Loch Carron.
Disembark at Plockton for a visit to Attadale on the west coast, this magnificent estate boasts a Water Garden, Japanese Garden and Sunken Garden among other treasures.
The night is spent in Kyle of Lochalsh, where an informal dinner is served followed by coffee and liqueurs in the Observation Car.
Disembark after breakfast to drive across to the mystical Isle of Skye and the 2,000-acre Clan Donald estate.
Return to the train in Kyle of Lochalsh and enjoy a leisurely lunch as you retrace part of yesterday's route as far as Dingwall.
This evening disembark to visit Ballindalloch Castle, one of Scotland's most romantic castles, with its wonderful walled gardens.
Rejoin the train at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway.
A coach takes you to the Rothiemurchus Estate, where you can tour the parkland or enjoy some of the many outdoor activities on this breathtakingly beautiful site beneath the Cairngorm Mountains.
Lunch is served on returning to the train in Kingussie. The journey then proceeds south on to Dunblane where you disembark for a late afternoon visit to your final garden on the itinerary, Kilbryde Castle and Gardens.
Return to the train in Dundee for dinner and a final night on board.
Depart from Dundee in the morning and return to Edinburgh.
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