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Indulge in Inverness

Our new indulgent inclusive break will help brighten up the winter months. Exploring the spectacular landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and staying in the heart of Inverness, this superb rail holiday includes travelling the Kyle Line, a scenic Loch Ness cruise and a distillery visit.

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5 days from £569

 

DEPARTS

Sunday 29 January 2023

Sunday 12 February 2023

Sunday 12 March 2023

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Indulge with our inclusive full board package including wine with dinner, daily cream tea, complimentary tea & coffee throughout the stay, free bar each evening plus 2 nights entertainment

  • Take in a Whisky distillery tour, with the chance to enjoy a wee dram

  • Cruise across Loch Ness and hear tales of the world’s shyest monster

  • Discover the spectacular and rugged Highlands mountains scenery

  • Follow in the footsteps of Sir Michael Palin via "Great Railway Journey of the World" to Kyle of Lochalsh

  • Enjoy free time to explore Inverness, the capital of the Highlands

 

Also included in your tour fare:

  • 4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal, 3 lunches, 3 cream teas, complimentary tea & coffee all day and free bar 7pm-10pm each day*

  • 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

 


*Please note free bar excludes de luxe /single malt whisky, cocktails and champagne/prosecco.

 

DAY 1

For those booking our rail inclusive package we travel along the spine of Scotland. Leaving the Lowlands behind the wonderfully picturesque Highland Line takes us through Perth, Pitlochry and over the Cairngorm Mountains to Inverness. Our base in Inverness for the next four nights, is the wonderful Palace Hotel located on the banks of the River Ness. We enjoy a welcome cocktail on arrival before our evening meal.

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DAY 2

This morning after a leisurely full Scottish breakfast (with at least 54 choices!) we transfer by private coach to the Glen Ord Distillery where we enjoy a fascinating guided tour, concluding with a wee dram. We enjoy our packed lunch before a cruise of legendary Loch Ness with stunning scenery including historic Urquhart Castle. In the afternoon we are served afternoon cream tea of scones and cakes when we return to the hotel and have time to relax before dinner.

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DAY 3

Today we have free time discover the compact and picturesque city of Inverness. We can visit the magnificent cathedral church, lovely riverside cafes, and historic Old Town. A light lunch is served at the hotel today along an afternoon cream tea of scones and cakes. We can relax at the hotel or spend time in the superb leisure club before dinner.

B, L, LR, D

DAY 4

We take the amazing Kyle Line train, Scotland's original "Great Railway Journey of the World", coast-to-coast through stunning winter scenery and across mountain plateau. Look out for wild deer, eagles, and Plockton village, before dramatic sea vistas are revealed as we arrive at Kyle of Lochalsh. Here we enjoy our packed lunch, overlooking the Isle of Skye, before retracing our steps to Inverness. In the afternoon we warm up back at the hotel with an afternoon cream tea of scones and cakes.

B, L, LR, D

DAY 5

We bid farewell to Inverness and, if travelling by train, return over the mountains to Edinburgh and homeward stations.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, LR=Light Refreshments, D=Dinner

HOTELS

Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness

Overlooking the River Ness and just a short stroll from the city centre, this great quality 4 star hotel has lovely bedrooms with hospitality tray, radio, TV and free Wifi. The hotel boasts a stylish bar and restaurant, relaxing lounge and superb newly refurbished leisure club with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gymnasium.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First*

Standard

London: Out: Kings Cross

£939

£775

Greater London

£959

£785

South of England

£1,015

£815

East Anglia

£1,015

£815

South West

£1,165

£909

Heart of England

£1,009

£815

Midlands

£999

£809

Yorkshire

£935

£775

North East

£879

£745

North West

£919

£755

South Wales

£1,065

£845

North Wales

£995

£795

Scotland

£699

£645


*Please Note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class seating only and First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of their journey.

 

Join & Leave at Hotel £579

 

£10 Tour Discount for holders of National Railcards

 

Single Room Supplement £120

 

MARCH DEPARTURE SUPPLEMENT £20

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal, 3 lunches, 3 cream teas, complimentary tea & coffee all day and free bar 7pm-10pm each day*

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


*Please note free bar excludes de luxe /single malt whisky, cocktails and champagne/prosecco.

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