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Twixmas in Festive Fort William

A great value short break between Christmas and New Year staying in the heart of Fort William with entertainment each evening. Enjoy an excursion to Oban, including a visit to the Oban Distillery to sample a warming 'wee dram' and journey on the glorious West Highland rail route over the Glenfinnan Viaduct to explore the harbour town of Mallaig with views across to the Isle of Skye.

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4 days from £379



Tuesday 27 December 2022



  • Great value festive break with entertainment each evening

  • Sample a wee dram at the Oban Distillery

  • Explore the bustling port town of Oban

  • Enjoy the winter vistas of the glorious West Highland Line - "Railroad to the Isles"

  • Cross the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct


Also included in your tour fare:

  • Dinner every evening

  • Entertainment 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 customers travelling with the Railtrail 'rail inclusive' package, we meet in Glasgow, where we take an early evening meal before boarding our train on the 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 and enjoying the entertainment together.



This morning we depart for the coast and travel to the bustling port town of Oban by private coach. Here we enjoy free time to explore the town's many attractions including the fascinating War & Peace Museum and have lunch at leisure in 'Seafood Capital of Scotland'. In the afternoon we visit the Oban Distillery for a guided tour and tasting of their unique signature single malt. We return to Fort William and enjoy dinner followed by live entertainment from a solo artist.

B, D


After a leisurely morning in Fort William our Railtrail adventure continues as we travel by 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 white sands. There is free time for lunch and to explore the harbour town of Mallaig, with its majestic views across to the Isle of Skye, before we return to Fort William by rail enjoying dramatic and captivating winter scenes. We have time to relax before our evening meal followed by entertainment.

B, D


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.


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.



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*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 £389


£10 Tour Discount for holders of National Railcards


Single Room Supplement £75


3 nights’ 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 & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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