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Day 1. Join the tour in In­ver­ness.

Our tour be­gins in In­ver­ness at the Palace Ho­tel & Spa, which over­looks the River Ness in the cen­tre of the city. Per­haps fa­mil­iarise your­self with the city on a river­side stroll be­fore meet­ing for this evening’s meal. In­ver­ness is con­sid­ered to be the cap­i­tal of the High­lands, and is crowned by the stun­ning In­ver­ness Cas­tle.

Day 2. Ja­co­bite Steam Train.

To­day we trans­fer to Fort Wil­liam, where we join the Ja­co­bite Steam Train* for the re­turn jour­ney to Mal­laig, ar­guably the most scenic rail­way jour­ney in the UK. Dur­ing the jour­ney the train steams past Ben Ne­vis, then climbs into the moun­tains sur­round­ing Glen­finnan, where we cross the 21-arched Glen­finnan Viaduct. Af­ter time for lunch we re­turn to Fort Wil­liam, from where we re­turn by coach to In­ver­ness.

Day 3. The Kyle Line and Eilean Do­nan Cas­tle.

We spend the day dis­cov­er­ing Scot­land’s trea­sures, with an ex­cur­sion to the beau­ti­ful Eilean Do­nan Cas­tle on the tiny is­land in Loch Duich, at the con­flu­ence of three lochs. En­joy some time at leisure at the cas­tle, ab­sorb­ing its mag­nif­i­cent sur­round­ings or tak­ing a walk by one of the lochs Af­ter our visit, we re­turn to In­ver­ness on the Kyle Line, of Scot­land’s most scenic rail­way lines. Skirt along­side lochs and up into the wild moun­tain land­scapes, this breath­tak­ing line is a won­der­ful way to end our day. We ar­rive back at our ho­tel ahead of din­ner this evening.

Day 4. Strath­spey Steam Rail­way.

Our ex­cur­sion to­day is on the tracks of the his­toric High­land Rail­way. Trav­el­ling to Aviemore by rail, we join the nos­tal­gic Strath­spey Steam Rail­way. From Aviemore through Boat of Garten and on to Broomhill, the train passes moor­lands, woods and by the River Spey. Fi­nally, we en­joy an ex­cur­sion on board the Cairn­gorm Moun­tain Rail­way, Scot­land’s only fu­nic­u­lar rail­way (de­par­ture de­pen­dent, please call for de­tails). Day 5. Farewell to the High­lands.

Your Tour Man­ager bids you farewell and you are free to travel home or con­tinue sight­see­ing in­de­pen­dently. *The Ja­co­bite Steam train does not op­er­ate un­til midMay. Ear­lier de­par­tures are booked onto Scotrail’s sched­uled diesel ser­vice. Please call for more de­tails.

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