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Hogmanay at Loch Long & the Arrochar Alps

Celebrate Hogmanay on the beautiful shore of Loch Long with dramatic views of the Arrochar Alps and see in 2022 in style with a fabulous 4-course dinner, live entertainment, piper, and fireworks! Enjoy a visit to historic Inveraray on the banks of beautiful Loch Fyne plus, experience a wonderful rail journey on The West Highland Line to Fort William complete with a wee dram at the Ben Nevis distillery.

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5 days from £659

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 30 December 2021

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend time in Inveraray on the shore of scenic Loch Fyne and explore historic Inveraray Jail

  • Enjoy fantastic Hogmanay entertainment including a 4-course dinner with a live band, fireworks and piper

  • Relax on New Year’s Day and enjoy lunch included at our hotel

  • Travel over Rannoch Moor on the stunning West Highland Line to Fort William

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

 

Also included in your tour fare:

  • Dinner every evening plus 1 lunch

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

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 



 

DAY 1

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.

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DAY 2

New Year's Eve - This morning we enjoy a traditional Scottish breakfast including a taste of Haggis before our journey by coach to historic Inveraray located on the shore of Loch Fyne. A fascinating morning visit to Inveraray Jail is included and the rest of the day is free for us to explore this interesting town. In the afternoon we return to Arrochar by coach and get ready for our night of grand Hogmanay entertainment including a four-course dinner with a live band, piper to bring in 2022, fireworks and dancing into the wee small hours!

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DAY 3

New Year's Day - Happy New Year! We can enjoy a relaxing morning and well deserved lie-in as brunch is served until midday and we can unwind in the homely surroundings of the Loch Long Hotel. At lunchtime, we are served a 2-course lunch with tea or coffee and in the afternoon, we can relax and watch a 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 dinner ends the day with live entertainment and dancing.

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DAY 4

This morning, as we travel 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 fascinating visit to the Treasures of the Earth museum, before we take our tour of the Ben Nevis whisky distillery, concluding with a wee dram. We return to hotel by coach and enjoy dinner followed by live entertainment.

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DAY 5

We bid you farewell and 'haste ye back'.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

HOTELS

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.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Euston

£1,039

£839

Greater London

£1,069

£855

South of England

£1,105

£885

East Anglia

£1,119

£885

South West

£1,135

£925

Heart of England

£1,029

£825

Midlands

£945

£819

Yorkshire

£905

£799

North East

£849

£769

North West

£879

£775

South Wales

£1,055

£885

North Wales

£945

£815

Scotland

£785

£735


*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 £669

 

£10 Tour Discount for holders of National Railcards

 

Single Room Supplement £80

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal, 1 lunch

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

Important – Please select the number of passengers before proceeding to ‘Book Now’

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