Highlands and Isle of Skye Rail & Hike In Style

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Highlands and Isle of Skye Rail & Hike In Style

  • Journey by classic rail through the Scottish Highland’s dramatic landscapes
  • Overnight in stylish castle hotels and beautiful lodges
  • Choose guided tours that showcase the best of the Isle of Skye and Loch Ness
  • Witness wild vistas from your first-class seat on the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Experience gourmet dinners, castles, stunning walks and whisky distilleries
Combine world-famous scenic rail journeys through the dramatic Scottish Highlands with upscale lodges and idyllic castle-hotels on this epic adventure. Packed with the highlights, you’ll visit Edinburgh, Blair Atholl, Inverness, and Loch Ness, as well as the wild and magical Isle of Skye and famous Great Glen. This week-long itinerary includes a ride on the iconic Jacobite Steam Train, aka the ‘Hogwarts Express’, past mountains, lochs and glens. Set out on hand-picked hikes to ensure you explore the countryside in depth and take the time to enjoy Scotland’s most fascinating history and unique culture. Savor gourmet dinners, visit the Dunvegan, Urquhart and Blair Castles, and dedicate some time to tasting fine Scottish whisky in a distillery or two!

Itinerary

Day 1 Edinburgh to Pitlochry by train and overnight Day 2 Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Walks & Castle 9 miles / 14 km Day 3 Train to Inverness, and guided visit to Loch Ness/Urquhart Castle Day 4 The Kyle Line train journey and transfer to Skye Day 5 Private guided day tour of Skye Day 6 Travel to Mallaig, and Jacobite Steam Train to Fort William Day 7 Walk the Great Glen from Gairlochy to Fort William 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 8 West Highland Line to Glasgow and onward travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 15kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 15kg is equivalent to 88.5 candy bars.

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 about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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Why Macs

Reasons to believe in Macs Adventure:
The Biggest Choice

The Biggest Choice

Self-guided hiking & biking is all we do - we have over 500 tried & tested trips.
Our Heritage

Around Since 2003

We’re still founder led & the world’s number one self-guided operator with mountains of experience.
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Plus, with a Feefo Platinum Service Award & British Travel Awards, you know you're in good hands.
Positive Impact

Positive Impact

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