Highlands and the Isle of Skye Circular Rail Break

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Highlands and the Isle of Skye Circular Rail Break

5 Days / 4 Nights

Take this great circular tour by rail, bus and boat to experience the amazing scenery on offer in the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye.

Starting this independent tour from your local railway station you will travel by rail through Scotland to Fort William which lies at the foot of Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain.

On this tour you can explore at your own pace, take in and enjoy this magnificent country and all it has to offer.

You will have the chance to travel on-board the famous Jacobite steam train between Fort William and Mallaig and also get to visit the Isle of Skye, before traveling along one of the most scenic railway lines in the world between Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness.

You will also get to visit Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands.

Prices from only £415 per person based on starting in Fort William and ending the rail break in Inverness.

What’s Included?

  • Standard class return rail from various railway stations in the UK. (See below)
  • 1 Night Bed and Breakfast in the Alexandra Hotel, Fort William – based on a Double room.
  • 2 Nights Bed and Breakfast in the Fasgath, Kyle of Lochalsh – based on a Double room.
  • 1 Night Bed and Breakfast in the 3 Star Royal Highland Hotel, Inverness – based on a Double room.
  • Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig, Standard class seat.
  • Ferry crossing as a foot passenger from Mallaig to Armadale, Isle of Skye.
  • Road transfer from Armadale Ferry Terminal to the Fasgath, Kyle of Lochalsh.
  • Flexible Booking Guarantee – this booking would be fully refundable up to 8 weeks before departure.
  • All our UK Rail Breaks are 100% Financially Protected under the PTS Trust Account (No 5565)
  • Excellent customer service from UK Rail Breaks (5/5 Feefo Rating)

Tour Itinerary

After breakfast you can head to the railway station, a short walk from the hotel.

At the station you join the famous Jacobite steam train, for your journey to the sleepy fishing village of Mallaig.

On your journey to Mallaig you will travel over the Glenfinnan viaduct and if you look down to your left while crossing the viaduct you should get a glimpse of the Glenfinnan monument.

In 1745 the Jacobite rising began here when Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised his standard on the shores of Loch Shiel. Seventy years later, the 18 metres high Glenfinnan Monument, at the head of the loch, was erected to commemorate the historic event.

On arrival at Mallaig you will have a couple of hours to have lunch before taking a ferry to the Isle of Skye.

You will be collected from the ferry by your own private driver who will take you by road across the picturesque Isle of Skye and over the bridge to your hotel in Kyle of Lochalsh.

Breakfast is included.

Overnight: Fasgath B&B, Kyle of Lochalsh

Today you can decide what you want to do!

You could take a day trip to Portree on the Isle of Skye or head to Plockton to have lunch and enjoy this very scenic part of Scotland.

Our team can advise on some possible tours that you could take.

Breakfast is included.

Overnight: Fasgath B&B, Kyle of Lochalsh

Travel from west coast to east coast across the Highlands by rail in the shadows of mountains and forests, beside bright lochs and wide open moors - this is one of the most scenic railway journeys in the UK, if not the world!

The Kyle line draws a wide arc from the shores of Loch Alsh to the capital of the highlands and the city of 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.

Your accommodation is located just outside the railway station in Inverness.

The Capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness lies at the north end of the Great Glen where the River Ness flows into the Moray Firth on the country’s east coast.

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. Yet these were either destroyed by fire or razed to the ground during one of the many conflicts that affected and involved Inverness. The red sandstone castle that stands proudly on the River Ness was built during the 1830s, following a significant period of economic boom in Inverness and the surrounding region. Inverness Castle was designed to house the town courts and administrative buildings.

There is plenty to see and do in Inverness, from a cruise on Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal or a walk around the many shops and restaurants - the choice is yours!

Breakfast is included.

Overnight: 3-Star Royal Highland Hotel, Inverness

Today you will bid farewell to Inverness and the Highlands and travel home by rail.

The railway station is located just outside the Hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Prices From

Tour Itinerary

Stations fromPrice From
Scotland stations (see Stations to and from)£539 per person
North East stations (see Stations to and from)£549 per person
Yorkshire stations (see Stations to and from)£579 per person
London and other stations (see Stations to and from)£589 per person
Excluding rail to and from the break (Start: Fort William End: Inverness)£415 per person

Scotland Stations
Inverness
Aviemore
Kingussie
Pitlochry
Perth
Gleneagles
Stirling
Falkirk
Edinburgh
Aberdeen
Stonehaven
Montrose
Arbroath
Dundee
Leuchars
Kirkcaldy
Inverkeithing
North East Stations
Berwick upon Tweed
Alnmouth
Morpeth
Newcastle
Durham
Darlington
Yorkshire Stations
York
Leeds
Wakefield
Northallerton
London and Other Stations
Doncaster
Retford
Newark North Gate
Grantham
Peterborough
Stevenage
London Kings Cross

 

The above advertised prices from are based on two adults sharing a standard double room and are subject to availability.

If you require prices from any other UK railway stations please email us on sales@ukrailbreaks.com

We can also design your perfect rail break to your exact requirements – please contact us!

0191 246 0708 or email sales@ukrailbreaks.com

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