Caledonian Canal by rail, road and boat

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Caledonian Canal by rail, road and boat

Take this great tour by rail, road and of course boat and experience the amazing scenery on offer following The Caledonian Canal through the Great Glen between Inverness and Fort William.

Starting this independent tour in either Edinburgh or Glasgow you will travel by rail through the Cairngorm mountains to The Capital of the Highlands, Inverness.

Inverness has been a focal point for all travel, trade and communication through the Highlands for hundreds of years. Believed to have been founded by King David in the 12th century, it is known that successive forts and castles were built in the area at about that time.

You will have the chance to travel down the Caledonian Canal and also visit Loch Ness before ending your tour in Fort William on Scotlands West coast. 

Rail Only – Accommodation not included.

  • Rail tickets to and from Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Excellent prices and amazing customer service from UK Rail Breaks.
  • Seat reservations included were possible.
  • Hassle free online booking process.

Tour Itinerary

Take a cruise on the famous Canal and Loch, with castle views as you follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria on this two-hour cruise. Boarding at Dochgarroch, you’ll experience a breathtaking journey that takes you along Thomas Telford’s famous Caledonian Canal and, of course, across the legendary waters of Loch Ness.

Overnight: Inverness (hotel not included)

Once you have checked out of your hotel and taken a leisurely breakfast you will take a comfortable road journey by coach along the route of the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness.

Traveling through the Great Glen you will see some amazing scenery!

In the early afternoon you will arrive into the Highland town of Fort William, which sits in the shadows of the UK's highest mountain Ben Nevis.

Overnight: Fort William (hotel not included)

Travel back south by rail to either Edinburgh Waverley or Glasgow Queen Street after an epic adventure in the Scottish Highlands.

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