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Christmas at Loch Long & The Arrochar Alps

Spend Christmas on the beautiful shore of Loch Long with dramatic views of the Arrochar Alps in all their wintery glory. Experience a wonderful rail journey on The West Highland Line to Fort William, before an exhilarating ride on the Ben Nevis cable car. Enjoy a relaxing and homely Christmas in Loch Long with all the trimmings plus, a Boxing Day excursion to Glasgow's fabulous Christmas market.

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5 days from £649



Thursday 23 December 2021



  • Journey on the beautiful West Highland Line and marvel at the winter vistas

  • Explore the delightful town of Fort William and the West Highland Museum

  • Soar to the heavens – experience stunning views on the Ben Nevis range by cable car

  • Enjoy a relaxing Christmas at the 3-star Loch Long Hotel with an entertainment each evening

  • Admire the Charles Rennie Mackintosh architecture and explore the fabulous Christmas Market* on a Boxing Day excursion to Glasgow


Also included in your tour fare:

  • 4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal and 2 lunches

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Travelling by train to Arrochar, we meet at the Loch Long Hotel, enjoying a welcome glass of mulled wine and mince pies on arrival. We can take a stroll along the picturesque loch before we enjoy dinner followed by live entertainment.



Christmas Eve - This morning, as we depart journey on the spectacular West Highland Line. Catching the railway during the seasonally limited daylight hours, we skirt the shores of Loch Lomond, with scenery becoming ever more dramatic, before we climb high across the heather of Rannoch Moor, whose splendid isolation can only be experienced by train or on foot (no roads lead here). One of the world's greatest railway journeys then descends into Fort William, in the shadow of brooding Ben Nevis. We enjoy free time for lunch at leisure in Fort William and a visit to West Highland Museum before our private coach takes us the short distance to the Nevis Gondola cable car which whisks us high up Aonach Mor for incredible views. Following our day of outstanding scenery, we return to hotel by coach and enjoy dinner followed by live entertainment.

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Christmas Day - Happy Christmas! This morning we enjoy a traditional Scottish breakfast including a taste of haggis and can unwind in the homely surroundings of the Loch Long Hotel. At lunchtime, we are served a sumptuous traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings and may even have a visit from Santa! In the afternoon we can relax and watch a festive film or make the most of our outstanding surrounding and can take a walk along a section of the scenic Loch Lomond & Cowal Way path, situated directly outside the hotel. A light buffet ends the day with live entertainment.

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Boxing Day - This morning, we enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel and can take a stroll into the village or blow away the cobwebs with a walk along the shores on the loch. We enjoy an early lunch at our hotel before we board our private coach and transfer to Glasgow. Here we can spend time admiring the Charles Rennie Mackintosh architecture, explore the city using the 'Clockwork Orange' Glasgow's underground system, visit to the wonderful Christmas Markets* at George Square and St Enoch Square, or treat ourselves to a bargain in the Boxing Day sales. When we arrive back at our hotel a hot & cold buffet dinner is served followed by lively Scottish entertainment to round off our festive Christmas holiday.

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We bid you farewell and 'haste ye back'.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


Loch Long Hotel, Arrochar

The 3-star Loch Long Hotel in Arrochar is perched on the banks of Loch Long and overlooked by the Arrochar Alps. The hotel has a homely restaurant, and the lively lounge bar is the perfect place to enjoy a festive wee dram! The comfortable bedrooms are well equipped with TV, free Wi-Fi and tea /coffee making facilities.



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*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.


Join & Leave at Hotel £659


£10 Tour Discount for holders of National Railcards


Single Room Supplement £80


4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal and 2 lunches

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

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