Your Journey

Embark on the ultimate adventure through the Highlands with Sam Torrance, one of Scotland’s most celebrated golfers.

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Includes

Four nights aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman luxury train

24-hour steward service

All meals aboard the train: full Scottish breakfast and four-course dinner including cheeseboard, coffee, tea and petits fours

All beverages including alcoholic drinks

Green fees and electric trolley hire

Golfers will play golf with Sam Torrance at Royal Dornoch Golf Club and Castle Stuart Golf Links

After-dinner talk from Sam Torrance about his experiences as a professional golfer

Golfers will also tee off at Kingsbarns Golf Links

Non-golfers will enjoy visits to Dunrobin Castle and Glenmorangie Distillery, Cawdor Castle and Culloden Battlefield and St Andrews

Traditional entertainment on board

Itinerary

01

Edinburgh

Join Scottish professional golfer Sam Torrance OBE on board as you depart Edinburgh in the early afternoon, journey west past Stirling and Gleneagles resort to the ‘Fair City’ of Perth.

Enjoy afternoon tea as the train continues on the Highland line through the pretty Perthshire towns of Dunkeld, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl.

Dinner is served on the move as you journey north, passing Kingussie and Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park and Inverness, before arriving in Tain for the night.

02

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

After breakfast, Sam will accompany you to the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the most northerly of the UK’s championship courses.

The wild, isolated setting of Royal Dornoch attracts golfers from all over the world. Most will make the pilgrimage to this spellbinding natural links at some point in their lives. Tom Watson, an honorary member of the club, came here in 1981, the year after winning the third of five Open Championships at Muirfield. Intending to play 18 holes, he instead played three rounds and deemed it “the most fun I’ve ever had on a golf course”. The course is largely straightforward, with an out-and-back layout. However, many of the greens are naturally raised, making approach play challenging. The course is par 70 and 6,722 yards long.

Non-golfers can enjoy a day at Dunrobin Castle, the largest great house in the Northern Highlands, followed by a visit to Glenmorangie, the distillery which creates one of the whisky nation’s favourite drams and one which reaches all four corners of the globe.

After a late lunch, return with Sam Torrance to Belmond Royal Scotsman at Tain. Relax over an informal dinner as the train travels towards Kyle of Lochalsh on a spectacular route regarded as one of the most scenic in the world.

Retire to the Observation Car for an after-dinner drink and be regaled by Sam Torrance as he reveals some of his amusing and fascinating experiences as a professional golfer.

03

Inverness

Depart early from Kyle as the train retraces its route to Inverness.

Golfers disembark with Sam to play at Castle Stuart Golf Links. This was the celebrated host venue for the Scottish Open 2011-2013 and 2016, boasting panoramic views across the Moray Firth.

Non-golfers alight in Nairn for a visit to Cawdor Castle and Culloden Battlefield.

In the afternoon, rejoin the train as it continue on to Dunkeld. Enjoy dinner on board followed by entertainment in the Observation Car.

04

Aberdeen

Breakfast is served as the train travels south east to Dundee.

Disembark in Leuchars to play at Kingsbarns Golf Links.

Non-golfers disembark in Leuchars to enjoy a private tour of St Andrews.

All guests rejoin the train in Dundee before travelling south, in time to prepare for a final dinner on board and then head to the Observation Car for this evening’s entertainment.

05

Edinburgh

Enjoy breakfast on board as the train leaves Dundee. Travel south through the Kingdom of Fife, crossing the Forth Railway Bridge, heralded as one of the greatest achievements of the Victorian Age.

Arrive in Edinburgh mid-morning, where your journey ends.

Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact tcgroupsuk@belmond.com for group pricing.