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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
  • Cross Glenfinnan Viaduct on the Jacobite Steam Train - the ‘Hogwarts Express’
  • 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 best scenic rail journeys in the world. Ride the West Highland Line on the iconic Jacobite Steam Train, the "Hogwart's Express", and also enjoy a remote and spectacular journey between Inverness and the Kyle of Lochalsh, the gateway to Skye on the North Highland Line. Relax as you view the brooding lochs, leafy glens and rugged mountains from your comfortable seat on board the train. Rewarding walks are also included, as well as time to explore Scotland's unique and fascinating history and culture with visits to castles, ancient battlefields, Loch Ness, distilleries and centuries-old Highland estates, which all combine to give you an extensive overview of these stunning areas of Scotland.


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 Travel to Mallaig, Jacobite steam train to Fort William 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 day, meaning it’s one of our greenest 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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Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organisations to help maintain & restore paths.
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