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Scottish Highlands More Inclusive

Our great value winter and spring breaks based at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William are packed with fantastic inclusions and stunning scenery! The popular tours explore the beautiful western Highlands and offer excellent excursions, great rail journeys on the West Highland Line and Kyle Line, full board at the hotel and three drinks vouchers each evening, along with entertainment on two nights.

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5 days from £459



Tuesday 14 February 2023

Tuesday 14 March 2023



  • The beautiful West Highland Line from Glasgow to Fort William

  • The Nevis Gondola cable car

  • Tour of the Ben Nevis Distillery with a wee dram

  • Trundle across the Glenfinnan Viaduct en route to Mallaig on the West Highland Line extension

  • Take an original ‘Great Rail Journey of the World’ on the spectacular Kyle Line

  • Journey along the Great Glen and Loch Ness

  • Dinner every day, plus 4 lunches

  • 3 Drinks Vouchers each evening in the hotel*

  • Entertainment on 2 evenings


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening, 4 lunches (3 will be picnic lunches) plus 3 drinks vouchers each evening*

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

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage


For those booking our rail inclusive package, our Tour Manager will meet you at Glasgow Central, transferring across the city to Queen Street Station for our evening journey on the West Highland Line to Fort William. On arrival at our Alexandra Hotel our base for the next four nights, a welcome light evening meal is served.



After breakfast your morning is free to explore Fort William. We then meet back at the hotel for a light soup and sandwich lunch after which, our local coach takes us the short distance to the Nevis Gondola cable car, which whisks us high up Aonach Mor for incredible views. Back in Fort William, we visit the Ben Nevis Distillery for a tour and a warming 'wee dram' before heading back to the hotel for our evening meal.

B, L, D


Today we pick up our packed lunches from the hotel and rejoin the West Highland Line for the final part of the epic journey to Mallaig. Trundling first past the Caledonian Canal's locks, we head through rocky mountain landscapes, crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct, where Bonnie Prince Charlie's monument and Loch Shiel are viewed before bursting out onto the Atlantic coastline of golden white sands with distant views of Rhum and Eigg. Enjoy time in Mallaig with views across the sea to Skye before returning to Fort William.

B, PL, D


This morning a truly stunning coach journey awaits as we travel into the Great Glen, driving alongside Loch Ness en route to Dingwall. Here we join the original 'Great Railway Journey of the World' made famous from Michael Palin's trailblazing programme - The Kyle Line. We enjoy our packed lunch as our train climbs past great forests, stopping briefly in small hamlets, before descending through lochs and stunning seascape scenery to Kyle of Lochalsh, overlooking the Isle of Skye. Our circular tour is then completed by coach, heading south through the western Highlands to Fort William for our final evening meal.

B, PL, D


The hotel provides one final packed lunch today, as we bid farewell to Fort William. For those having booked our rail inclusive package we will see the section of the West Highland Line in wintry daylight glory, climbing high across the heather of Rannoch Moor, whose splendid isolation can only be experienced by train or on foot (no road leads here), before skirting Lochs Lomond, Long and Gareloch en route to Glasgow, from where we disperse to our home stations.

*A maximum 2 vouchers per day can be used for alcoholic drinks, choose from selected house wines and spirits (not including De Luxe and Malts), draught lager and beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, PL=Packed Lunch, D=Dinner

The Alexandra Hotel, Fort William

Situated in the heart of Fort William, close to the railway station this traditional 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 offering locally sourced dishes.



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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 £469


£10 Tour Discount for holders of National Railcards


Single Room Supplement £95




4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal, 4 lunches (including 3 packed lunches) plus 3 drinks vouchers* each evening

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

Hotel Porterage

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