Exploration by rail pairs perfectly with a Luxury Tailor Made Journey. Just chose your preferred departure dates and routings, and your Tailor Made Travel Consultant can round out your journey with the perfect pre- and post-tour extensions.
EMBARK EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
In Edinburgh, transfer to Waverley Station and board the Belmond Royal Scotsman, your elegant, Edwardian home for the next five days. Pull out of the station and begin your journey northward across the Firth of Forth by means of the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge. One of the first cantilever bridges, it is considered one of the greatest achievements of the Victorian Age. Enjoy afternoon tea as you journey through the former Kingdom of Fife and across the Tay Bridge. Follow the east coast, passing through Arbroath, Montrose and Aberdeen before arriving in the market town of Keith, where the train stables for the night. Enjoy dinner and entertainment in the Observation Car.
INVERNESS | CAWDOR CASTLE
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the train departs Keith and travels west toward Inverness, capital of the Highlands. Alight for lunch and a tour at Cawdor Castle before returning to your train for dinner.
GARVE & CARRBRIDGE | GLEN ORD DISTILLERY & BALLINDALLOCH CASTLE
This morning, early risers will have the opportunity to join a short, scenic trip to photograph the famous Eilean Donan Castle before the train heads south. Disembark in Garve to visit Glen Ord Distillery, one of the oldest in Scotland. During your visit, enjoy a tour of the distillery as well as a private tasting and nosing session. The train continues south to Carrbridge, where you disembark to explore Ballindalloch Castle, home of the Macpherson-Grant family since 1546. Opt to play nine holes of golf on the castle’s course, enjoy an exclusive look at one of Scotland’s only single-estate distilleries or explore the castle on a private tour. Rejoin the train at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway for overnight stabling. After dinner aboard, meet a Highlander who breathes life into the stories of Scottish heroes.
BOAT OF GARTEN & DUNKELD | ROTHIEMURCHUS ESTATE & GLAMIS CASTLE
After breakfast, disembark the train at Boat of Garten and proceed by motor coach to Rothiemurchus Estate. Here, choose from a number of activities including fishing, clay pigeon shooting and guided walks. Alternatively, you may prefer to relax by the fire at Drumintoul Lodge while enjoying some time on your own. Rejoin the train in Kinggussie, enjoying lunch as you journey south through Blair Atholl and Pitlochry. Disembark in Dunkeld for a visit to Glamis Castle, Seat of the Earl of Strathmore and childhood home of the late HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. Rejoin the train in Perth, enjoying a formal dinner aboard before stabling for the evening in Dundee.
This morning after breakfast, the train leaves Dundee and travels through the Kingdom of Fife to Edinburgh. Disembark the Belmond Royal Scotsman to continue on with the remainder of your Tailor Made Journey.