Great Highland Railways & the Isle of Skye by Air

7 days from £819pp.


Jacobite Steam Railway

Visit: Jacobite Steam Railway, Scotland

Loch Lomand

Visit: Loch Lomand, Scotland

Edinburgh

Visit: Edinburgh, Scotland

Isle of Skye

Visit: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Experience three spectacular rail journeys: two steam hauled plus one on the famous West Highland Line.

    Fly to Glasgow and stay for one night in the Glasgow area.

    • Included meals: Dinner
    Stirling

    Stirling

    Travel to Kingussie with a visit to Stirling en route, on the doorstep of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The heart of the ancient town still survives today and gives Stirling its distinctive and historic appearance, along with the magnificent Stirling Castle, which has great significance in the history of Scotland and towers high above the city, meticulously restored to its former splendour.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Cairngorm National Park

    Cairngorm National Park

    Enjoy free time in the well-known and popular holiday destination of Aviemore, situated in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Here, you'll be surrounded by jaw-dropping views which you can admire from on board the steam train for a 45 minute journey through spectacular Speyside mountainous scenery to Broomhill station which famously appeared as Glenbogle station in BBC’s Monarch of the Glen. Spend time in Grantown on Spey, a traditional town surrounded by ancient woodlands at the centre of the Scottish Highlands. In the town square, you'll find unusual shops selling everything from pottery to whisky and clothes.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Loch Carron

    Loch Carron

    We head to Inverness and board the train for 'one of the most beautiful rail journeys in Europe', as quoted by Michael Palin. Starting in Inverness, we head along the east coast of Scotland with fantastic views from the window, travelling west through mountains and lakes and finally, alongside Loch Carron into the small port of Kyle of Lochalsh on the west coast. In Kyle, our coach collects you for the short journey to Isle of Skye with its iconic landscapes of mountain ranges and miles of dramatic coastline. Here you'll have time for sightseeing before travelling back to our hotel through glorious Highland panoramas.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct

    Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct

    From Fort William, we travel aboard the Jacobite Steam Railway for the two-hour journey to Mallaig. Take in the beautiful views of lochs, mountains, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Loch Morar and the small Isles of Eigg, Muck and Rum as we ride. In Mallaig we include a one-hour cruise sailing out towards the isles with regular sightings of whales, dolphins and sea eagles. The journey back by coach offers a totally different perspective to the rail journey. We stop off in Glenfinnan to see Bonnie Prince Charlie’s monument, the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct (made world famous by the Harry Potter movies), and Loch Shiel. Our journey continues to Banavie and the historic Neptune's Staircase – a staircase lock built by Thomas Telford comprising eight locks on the Caledonian Canal – where you might catch sight of the boats navigating their way up or down the locks.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Edinburgh

    Edinburgh

    To Edinburgh for free time. Often referred to as the ‘Athens of the North’ and, because it was built on seven hills, likened to Rome, Edinburgh is indeed a classical city in its own right. Overlooking the Old Town is the massive castle, with its commanding view of the city and surrounding countryside, including the Firth of Forth. The almost chaotic layout of the Old Town is in complete contrast to the northern part of the city built in Georgian times and reflecting the great architectural characteristics of that period. Laid out to a grand design, the New Town has wide streets and elegant squares and is bordered to the south by Princes Street Gardens and to the north by Queen Street Gardens. Highlights include the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyrood and Sir Walter Scott Monument. We head to our overnight hotel near Glasgow.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Glasgow for our return flight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 6 nights accommodation with Scottish breakfast
    • 6 evening meals
    • Return flights to Glasgow
    • Airport transfers in Scotland
    • All airport taxes
    • Escorted by a Tour Manager in Scotland

    Included Excursions

    • Stirling
    • Aviemore Steam Railway & Spey Valley
    • Kyle Line Railway & Isle of Skye
    • Jacobite Steam Railway & Wildlife Cruise
    • Edinburgh

    Optional Excursions


    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (7 days).

    Flight Information

    Return flights to Glasgow are available from Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Gatwick, Luton & Stansted. Call for more details. Flight supplements where applicable. This tour is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880.

    We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

    If your chosen airport indicates a supplement may apply, we will contact you shortly to discuss.
     

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for four-nights at the 3-star Duke of Gordon Hotel in Kingussie. Overnight stays will be in the Glasgow area.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Travel in comfort and style

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long hall flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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