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The Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail & Hike

From £1,120.00
8 Days & 7 Nights
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The Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail & Hike

  • Explore Scotland’s lochs, glens and mountains on foot and by rail
  • Ride the West Highland line across the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Rugged and romantic Isle of Skye with its wild scenery and intriguing culture
  • Enjoy visits to castles, ancient battlefields, Loch Ness and whisky distilleries
  • Friendly and welcoming accommodation hosts, delicious local food and beer
Discover the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye by train and on foot, taking in some of the most scenic rail journeys in the world. Ride the breathtakingly scenic West Highland Line over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, and enjoy a spectacular journey on the North Highland line between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh. Relax as you view the brooding lochs, lush glens and rugged mountains from your comfortable seat on board the trains. Complete rewarding hikes to explore each corner of the highlands. Use your free time to indulge in Scotland’s unique culture and fascinating history by visiting castles, ancient battlefields, Loch Ness, distilleries, and centuries-old Highland Estates. This full itinerary truly gives you an extensive taste of these stunning areas of Scotland revealing more around each corner!


Day 1 Edinburgh to Blair Atholl by train Day 2 Blair Atholl Walks and Castle 9 miles / 14 km Day 3 Train to Inverness and optional visit to Loch Ness/Culloden Battlefield* 7 miles / 11.5 km Day 4 North Highland Line to Portree Day 5 Old Man of Storr Linear Walk or Optional Day Trip 3 miles / 5 km Day 6 Mallaig to Fort William on the West Highland Line Day 7 Walk to Spean Bridge 15 miles / 24 km Day 8 West Highland Line to Glasgow

This trip has a carbon score of 11kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 11kg is equivalent to 2 Neapolitan margherita pizzas. Buon appetito!. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.


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