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Highland Adventure

The Highlands of Scotland are a joy to behold, and our adventure filled short break combines the glorious West Highland rail route with the fabulous 'Harry Potter' Jacobite steam train, steaming over Glenfinnan Viaduct to Mallaig, plus a relaxing Loch Linnhe cruise, a scenic mountain gondola and a 'wee dram' at the Ben Nevis Distillery!

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4 days from £489



Monday 24 April 2023

Monday 22 May 2023

Monday 26 June 2023

Monday 25 September 2023



  • A magical Scottish rail adventure

  • Travel the glorious West Highland Line - "Railroad to the Isles"

  • Cruise Loch Linnhe, relaxing in search of seals and porpoise

  • Take the famous ‘Harry Potter’ steam train journey aboard the "Jacobite"

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

  • Enjoy a ‘wee dram’ at Ben Nevis Distillery: ‘Slàinte Mhath’ – good health!


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening in your hotel

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

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage




For customers travelling with the Railtrail 'rail inclusive' package, we meet in Glasgow, where we take an early evening meal before boarding our train for the glorious journey past lochs, through forests and over mountains and moors that is the spectacularly scenic West Highland Line to Fort William. Customers booking the Tour Base fare join at the Alexandra hotel, Fort William and dine independently before meeting the tour group upon their arrival later this evening.



We cruise Loch Linnhe - a lovely sea loch - looking out for seals and porpoises, diving birds and perhaps a golden eagle. Upon our return to Fort William, we have time for lunch and to wander the shops, before we take our tour of the fascinating Ben Nevis whisky distillery, concluding with a wee dram. We then soar skyward in a Nevis Range Gondola on our adventure to experience stunning panoramic views of the Highlands and Ben Nevis itself.

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Today our Railtrail adventure continues aboard the Jacobite steam train* to Mallaig, journeying over the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct, capturing the views of Bonnie Prince Charlie's monument, Loch Shiel and Loch Eilt, before the line turns north with astonishing vistas to the Atlantic coastline of golden white sands. There is time to explore the harbour town of Mallaig, with its majestic views across to the Isle of Skye, before we return to Fort William on our great railway journey of dramatic and captivating scenes.

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The beautiful rail journey from Fort William back to Glasgow concludes our holiday for those returning by rail, passing across remote moors and through the glens to Loch Lomond and finally along the shores of the Clyde as we approach Glasgow for homeward trains.

*In the unlikely event of the steam train being unavailable we reserve the right to substitute a diesel train or undertake the journey by road coach..


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


Alexandra Hotel, Fort William

Situated in the heart of Fort William, close by the railway station this traditional 3-star Victorian hotel offers comfortable bedrooms with TV and radio, telephone, and hospitality tray. The hotel has a homely bar with open fire and the spacious restaurant offers locally sourced dishes.



Fare Region



London: Euston



Greater London



South of England



East Anglia



South West



Heart of England









North East



North West



South Wales



North Wales







*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 £499


£10 Tour Discount for holders of National Railcards


MAY & JUNE Departure Supplement £90

SEPTEMBER Departure Supplement £110


Single Room Supplement £85


3 night’s bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal

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

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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Railtrail Tours Limited
21 The Smithfield Centre, Leek
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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