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Great Highland Railways by Self-Drive

Start in Glasgow on this breathtaking holiday to Scotland. Experience three spectacular rail journeys: two steam-hauled and one on the famous West Highland Line. See Stirling and its distinctive ancient town, on the doorstep of Loch Lomond. In Aviemore, we join the steam railway and witness stunning scenery as we travel through the Spey Valley. We then appreciate amazing views aboard the Kyle Line Railway. We then journey to Fort William, where we board the Jacobite Steam Railway to Mallaig (or vice versa) and witness spectacular sights from the Glenfinnan Viaduct to Loch Morar. Our last stop is the vibrant Scottish capital, Edinburgh, where you have time to explore its many sights.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 6 evening meals

7 days from £999pp

Travel Options
Outbound &
Inbound Travel
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  • By Air By Air
  • Coach Excursions
  • Rail Excursions
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Please choose your preferred 7 day itinerary

Please note that the order of the day-by-day itinerary may be different than advertised due to the confirmation of the train/excursion reservations.

Make your own way to our overnight hotel in the Glasgow area, where you will join the tour.

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We travel by coach to Stirling, with its magnificent castle and preserved ancient town, then to Kingussie or Newtonmore for a four-night stay.

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Includes Dinner

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We travel by coach to Aviemore and take the Strathspey Steam Train for a ride through the spectacular Speyside Mountains. Afterwards, enjoy free time in Grantown on Spey, a traditional town surrounded by ancient woodlands, before returning by coach to our hotel.

*Please note: On dates when the Aviemore Steam Railway is not operational, we will visit Inverness, and travel to Loch Ness, where we enjoy a cruise on the loch.

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Aviemore Steam Railway & Spey Valley Grantown on Spey

We head to Dingwall by coach and board the Scotrail service to travel west through mountains and lakes and alongside Loch Carron into the small port of Kyle of Lochalsh, from where we travel by coach to Isle of Skye. After some free time, we return to our hotel through glorious Highland panoramas.

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Isle of Skye Kyle Line Railway

Today, we enjoy a journey onboard the Jacobite Railway, enjoying stunning views of lochs, mountains, and the Isles of Eigg, Muck and Rum. Our rail journey takes us over the Glenfinnan viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films. (Please note that your train journey will either be one-way from Fort William to Mallaig or one-way from Mallaig to Fort William. During the day, we will call at Neptune’s Staircase – a staircase lock built by Thomas Telford.

Please note: on some tour dates a diesel train may be in operation.

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Includes Dinner

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Jacobite Railway Neptune's Staircase

Enjoy free time in Edinburgh. 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 in the Glasgow area.

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Includes Dinner

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After breakfast, make your own way home.

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Please note: Travel arrangements to/from the Glasgow hotel are arranged independently. Parking costs at the hotel are not included. Please note the order of the itinerary is subject to change. Full details will be provided with your final documents.  


You will stay for four nights in a minimum 3-star hotel, such the Highlander Hotel in Newtonmore, the Duke of Gordon Hotel in Kingussie, or the Balavil Hotel in Newtonmore.

Overnight stays will be in the Glasgow area.

Duke Of Gordon Hotel

In the heart of the Highlands the Duke of Gordon offers the warmest of Highland welcomes. No matter your interest the Duke of Gordon is perfectly located for you to explore all corners of the Cairngorm National Park. Visit us in the Spey Valley, a breath-taking part of the world submerged in amazing scenery. Whether you’re exploring the Scottish Highlands on foot or by car, playing golf or just relaxing by the fire, offering unrivalled Highland hospitality, great food, and friendly service the Duke of Gordon hotel is the perfect base for you to unwind.

Hotel Facilities

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  • 3 Star
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Central Location
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer on Request
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Safe Box in Reception
  • Bureau de Change
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Iron at Reception
  • Laundry Service
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • Bus Stop Nearby
  • Train / Tram Nearby
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bureau de Change
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays makes it easy with a selection of travel options to choose from.

Luxuria Coach

Executive Coach

All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way.

Executive Coach Features

  • Air-conditioning, an onboard servery, onboard toilet and reclining seats.
  • Please note that on selected air holidays, the executive coach may have limited facilities.
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Guide Brenda's was wonderful. Perhaps a night in skye to see more of the island.

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