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Trip Overview

Experience the most immersive seven-night rail journey in Scotland with our Premier Collection. Beginning in London, you’ll spend two incredible days enjoying exclusive activities and tours throughout the city. Then, take the Caledonian Sleeper to Inverness and take part in exciting day trips to the Isle of Skye and mysterious Lock Ness. In Edinburgh, take part in a morning scotch whisky masterclass before visiting Edinburgh Castle and going on a private tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia. Finally, your secret food tour will introduce you to Scotland’s history and delicacies.

Highlights

  • London Bridge food tour
  • Buckingham Palace tour including Changing of the Guard ceremony and afternoon tea
  • London Eye champagne experience
  • Superior Thames lunch cruise
  • Loch Ness sightseeing cruise
  • Skye and Eilean Donan Castle day trip
  • Scotch whisky morning masterclass
  • Skip the line: Edinburgh Castle ticket
  • Private tour of Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Edinburgh afternoon food tour

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • First class rail as per itinerary
  • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in London
  • 1 night on board the Caledonian Sleeper in a Club Cabin
  • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast Inverness
  • 3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • Activities and meals as per itinerary
Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – LONDON
Spend your first day in London enjoying an award-winning afternoon secret food tour! Londoners are wildly passionate about their food culture. Eat traditional British cuisine, such as fish and chips, sausage rolls, and traditional bacon and egg baps. Sample tasters from street food vendors, enjoy English cheeses paired with local beers and cider, and try a classic British dessert alongside a fresh pot of tea. Plus, with all our tours, there is a secret dish, which you can only find out about on the tour. (Overnight in London) L

DAY 2 - LONDON
Delight in the quintessential English culture on a 4.5-hour tour that combines three iconic British experiences. With a knowledgeable guide, watch the incredible Changing of the Guard ceremony outside of Buckingham Palace. Then, embark on an audio-guided tour of the residence’s lavish State Apartments. Later, head to a prestigious hotel in central London and pleasure your palate with an appetizing array of finger sandwiches, soft scones, and aromatic cups of English tea. Complete your day with a flight aboard the iconic Coca-Cola London Eye. Avoid the queue with your fast-track ticket and enjoy priority boarding for a 30-minute flight. Enjoy a glass of chilled Pommery Brut Royal Champagne served by your host as you admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben from a birds-eye-view. (Overnight in London) B, A, T

DAY 3 – LONDON TO INVERNESS
Combine London’s riverside landmarks with a delicious three-course meal for lunch during your sightseeing cruise along the Thames. Relax as you admire the iconic sights. Enjoy stellar views of the London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and more! Then, head to the station for your overnight journey onboard the Caledonian Sleeper to Inverness in your double en-suite cabin. (Overnight onboard the Caledonian Sleeper) B, L

DAY 4 – INVERNESS
You’ll arrive in Inverness following breakfast and make your way to Rocpool Reserve, an upmarket boutique hotel which is a 7-minute walk to Inverness Castle. In the Deluxe Room you will have a Flat Screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, as well as lavish bathrooms with free standing bathtub and walk in shower. In the afternoon, experience mysterious Loch Ness and the ruins of Urquhart Castle during your coach and boat trip. (Overnight in Inverness) B

DAY 5 – INVERNESS
Get an early start and depart Inverness for today’s excursion along the Great Glen Fault Line towards Loch Ness. Take a short break in Invermoriston and continue traveling dramatic Highland scenery to the west coast and Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in Scotland. Next, it’s over the sea and onto the Isle of Skye. You travel up the island’s east coast through the stunning Red Cuillin Mountains to Sligachan, where you stop for a photo opportunity of the clear mountain waters. In the town of Portree, you have free time to grab lunch at one of the many charming local restaurants and explore the scenery along the Trotternish Peninsula. Stop in Kyleakin for refreshments and a change to see the dramtic ruins of Castle Moil, Skye Bridge, and Eilean Ban. On your journey back to Inverness, take in more of the unforgettable Scottish Highland scenery. (Overnight in Inverness) B

DAY 6 – INVERNESS TO EDINBURGH
Start the day with a leisurely breakfast then make your way to the station for your train to Edinburgh. Enjoy the first-class facilities where you can choose to take lunch onboard whilst admiring the views. You will arrive in Edinburgh mid-afternoon and check into your hotel, which is a short walk away from the station. Spend the evening at leisure. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 7 – EDINBURGH
This morning’s whisky masterclass tour will start with an extended guided viewing of a whisky collection over coffee and shortbread. Take a fun sensory perception test while enjoying a blend, a single grain, and two single malt whiskies, and the nosing of a new spirit. This exclusive tour includes a private viewing of the world's largest collection of scotch whisky and a boxed crystal whisky tasting glass to keep as a souvenir. Next, visit Edinburgh Castle, which is located and use your skip the line ticket to explore. Conclude your day with a private tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 8 – EDINBURGH
Today’s tour starts at St. Giles Cathedral in the High Street of Old Town Edinburgh. Experience the historic architecture down Victoria Street, then meander through the old marketplace, where the first pub in Edinburgh is located. It’s over 500 years old! After a great photo opportunity of the famous Edinburgh Castle, walk down one of the most well-known streets in the world, The Royal Mile. Finish belly full of delicious cuisine and plenty of firsthand knowledge about the intriguing city of Edinburgh.  (Overnight in Edinburgh) B, L

DAY 9 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN EDINBURGH
After breakfast, your trip concludes. If you wish to extend your stay or arrange travel to your next stop, let one of our Rail Experts know!

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

DISCLAIMER:
Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

Jurys Inn Inverness

Jurys Inn Inverness

The hotel has links to the public transport network that can be found found some 1.6 kilometres away. This hotel comprises a total of 108 rooms spread over 5 floors. Some of the rooms have been recently refurbished to give them a more informal, spacious and welcoming feel. Wireless broadband Internet access is now available throughout the hotel, in addition to plenty of free on-site parking. Guests may make use of the lobby with 24-hour reception desk, as well as the relaxed and welcoming restaurant with lots of tasty food and a bar.The welcoming and cosy rooms come with a bathroom with hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, a fridge/minibar and a hire safe.Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a sauna and a gym.

Mercure Inverness Hotel

Mercure Inverness Hotel

Situated in the heart of Inverness' vibrant City Centre, Mercure Inverness Hotel boasts a dramatic Highlands backdrop overlooking the peaceful River Ness. This modern 4-star hotel is just six miles from Loch Ness and 200 metres from Inverness railway station, making it the perfect base-camp for guests looking to immerse themselves in Scottish culture. The newly refurbished rooms, restaurant and public areas have transformed the hotel into one of the most desirable stays in the city.

Kingsmills

Kingsmills

This hotel is beautifully set amidst 4 acres of beautifully-kept gardens and lawns in Inverness. The hotel is located just a 10 minutes' walking distance from the city centre, where guests can explore the wealth of restaurants, shopping opportunities and entertainment venues that it has to offer. Links to the public transport network are available nearby.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Built in 1903, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is a historic icon in the heart of Edinburgh's Princes Street and offers the largest number of rooms with views of Edinburgh Castle in the city.

A perfect base to explore Scotland's capital, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Edinburgh International Conference Centre and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our hotel also offers convenient access to Edinburgh's world-famous events, including the Edinburgh International Festival, Fringe and Military Tattoo.

Our hotel also offers:

• A casual and welcoming restaurant, Grazing by Mark Greenaway
• Peacock Alley and the Caley Bar
• The only Guerlain Spa in the UK, with relaxing French-style beauty treatments
• 12 meter pool, sauna, steam room and fitness center
• On-site car park
• Elegant ballroom, eight meeting and banquet spaces with natural daylight and air-conditioning

The California Hotel London

The perfect hotel for any rail holiday starting from St Pancras International, the California hotel is a charming property less than a minute from the railway station. The hotel is home to 60 rooms within Georgian townhouses, each of which boasts a private bathroom, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can relax in the lounge, enjoy a drink on the private terrace and make use of the hotel’s incredible central location and unbeatable transport links. Both the bustling Camden Market and the wonders of the British Museum are within one mile of the hotel.

The Gyle

The interior design reflects a private residence that has stood here for over 170 years, evolving with each new generation. So in every room, you will find solid oak flooring, vintage mirrors, fluted glass, bespoke English joinery, tactile Scottish textiles, metal industrial lamps, crisp comfy bedding, upholstered headboard with Argyle pattern stitching… all brought together in an elegant palette of greys, charcoal, black and pewter with the occasional moss green accent.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

Doubletree By Hilton London Victoria

Situated just a stone’s throw from Victoria Train Station, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria is the perfect base for exploring the English capital. Just five minutes’ from Westminster Cathedral, or a 15-minute stroll down to St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace, the property combines an enviable location with warmly furnished rooms and wonderful amenities. Guests enjoy private bathrooms, satellite TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant serving seasonal European dishes.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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