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Classic Scotland by Rail

From £490.00
5 Days & 4 Nights
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Classic Scotland by Rail

  • Explore Scotland's impressive landscapes, coastlines and forested glens by rail
  • The iconic West Highland Line railway from Glasgow to Fort William
  • Delve into Scotland's larder; from single-malt whisky to hearty Highland fayre
  • Explore charming Perthshire's distilleries, castles and easy-going forest trails
  • Rich traditions and dramatic tales abound as you uncover ancient history and folklore
Experience Scotland's highlights on iconic railway journeys. Allow yourself to whisked northwards on the scenic West Highland Line, and travel through Scotland's largest National Park, The Cairngorms. Marvel at incredible scenery as you glide past heather-clad mountains, sea lochs, deep glens and rich farmland hiding dramatic tales of clan struggles and Jacobite battles. Uncover the country's rich history and culture from crumbling fortresses to grand castles. Perthshire is the ultimate in charming countryside; sip single-malt whisky in traditional distilleries and stroll peaceful riverside trails. With plenty to see and do en route relax in the knowledge that our information pack, brimming with local expertise, has distilled the highlights, and recommends off-the-beaten-path detours along with not to be missed local eateries.


Day 1 Ride the West Highland Line from Glasgow to Fort William Day 2 Bus to Inverness and explore the Highland capital Day 3 Free day in Inverness; visit Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield or Cawdor Castle Day 4 Ride through the Cairngorm National Park to Perthshire's castles & distilleries Day 5 Train to Edinburgh and onward travel

This trip has a carbon score of 9kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 9kg is equivalent to 5.5 avocados. 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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