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Great Highland Railways by Air

Fly to Glasgow and join us on this breathtaking holiday to Scotland, experiencing 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 appreciate amazing views aboard the Kyle Line Railway. We then journey to Fort William, where we board the Jacobite Steam Railway to Mallaig and witness spectacular views from the Glenfinnan Viaduct to Loch Morar. Our holiday comes to an end in vibrant Edinburgh, where you can enjoy time exploring the Scottish capital.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Return flights to Glasgow with one checked-in suitcase
  • Airport transfers in Scotland

7 days from £1,199pp

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

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

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We travel by coach to Stirling, with its magnificent castle and preserved ancient town. While in Stirling, why not visit some attractions such as the Church of the Holy Rude, the Old Town Jail where tales of the horrible history of crime and punishment in the Royal Burgh of Stirling happened, or the Stirling Smith Art and Museum Gallery, or even the Engine Shed which tells the story of traditional buildings of Scotland.

We continue to the Kingussie or Newtonmore area for a four-night stay.

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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 for today’s included excursion, and board the Scotrail service to travel through mountains and lakes and alongside Loch Carron into the small port of Kyle of Lochalsh, from where we travel by coach to the Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. After some free time, we return to our hotel through glorious Highland panoramas. (Please note that this rail journey may operate in reverse; Kyle of Lochalsh to Dingwall).

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Loch Carron Kyle Line Railway

Today, we enjoy a journey aboard the Jacobite Railway, enjoying views of the beautiful views of lochs and mountains. 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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Jacobite Railway

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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To Glasgow for our return flight,

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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.

Your Flights


Return flights to Glasgow are available from Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Gatwick, Luton & Stansted. 

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.

Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss. Airport transfers maybe operated as a group and may incur a waiting time.

All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880. 

Frequently asked questions about flights

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

Estimated 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

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 haul 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

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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Value for Money

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Teresa Simner, 0 years ago

Enjoyed everything about this holiday

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Jacqueline Parker, 0 years ago

Brendan the coach driver made this trip extra special by adding in extras like seeing Loch Ness or going up the Aviemore viaduct. He was knowledgeable, cheerful and so helpful. Certain things I would change like the trip to Isle of Skye. As you went to Inverness by train then a quick 15 min visit to Isle of Skye and then back by coach. It would have been much better to stay a night there and come back the next day. I think the food at a balavil hotel in Newtonmore could be improved ~small portions. Also a lack of choice of food for my lactose intolerant husband as all he could have is fruit for a starter and desert! So not value for money! On checking the hotel had not been informed of this despite me putting it in my booking form. My group and I were also very disappointed with the first day. Very early flight so was at the hotel in Glasgow early to mid day but could not check in until after 3pm! It meant an extra cost to go into Glasgow for something to do!

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JoyandMichael Pollard, 1 year ago

On arrival at the Avonbridge hotel we arrived about 11am we were told we could not get into our room until 4pm that was fair enough but there was no tea or coffee making facilities in the lounge area,also the bed in our room was quite small and uncomfortable.The staff were friendly but overall would not choose to stay there again. The hotel at Kingussie was very good the hotel staff were very friendly and the breakfast and evening dinner was very good with a good choice of meals.The coach was not designed for touring as the seats were quite uncomfortable after an hour or so of touring.the trip to Skye was very disappointing as the Scotrail train was 2 hour journey and the seating quite cramped, once on Skye there was nothing there except for a restaurant and a few houses.I feel a trip to Loch Lomond would have been a better option. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and very helpful. before booking with Leger again i would do a lot more research with other tour operators. the trip to Edinburgh was a long and tiring day. Having not been before it would have had a quick orientation tour on the coach and some information about where to pick up the hop on /off bus.Admitedly our day was different as it was King Charles coronation and it was possible to watch on the big screen.

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