Call Us Today!call:
Menu

Scotland and the Highlands by Rail

Edinburgh Inverness Edinburgh

8 Days
from

$799

To Book:
or

Why book with us?

  • Rail Experts
  • Insider Access
  • Flexibility
  • Hassle-free bookings
  • Award-winning Operator

Trip Overview

The magnificent scenery, dramatic coastlines, ancient ruins and quaint villages of the Scottish Highlands await! Unearth the historical magic and unique culture of Edinburgh with a three-night stay before riding the rails north and exploring the unparalleled landscapes of Skye and enjoying a cruise over Loch Ness.

Highlights

  • Discover Edinburgh in detail with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour around all the main sights
  • Learn about Scottish history with a trip to the hilltop fortress, Edinburgh Castle
  • Keep an eye out for the Loch Ness Monster on a cruise over Loch Ness
  • Take a daytrip through the Scottish Highlands to the spectacular scenery of Isle of Skye

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 4 nights' total hotel stay with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Inverness
  • Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket
  • City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-on Hop-off
  • Loch Ness Cruise including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre
  • Isle of Skye day Trip from Inverness*

* This trip runs from April to October. Between November and March, enjoy an Inverness hop-on, hop-off city sightseeing tour instead.

Trip Map

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.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN EDINBURGH
Arrive in Edinburgh today and check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Settle in before setting out to explore the capital of Scotland! From the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town to the sweeping views from the top of the many hills, there is so much beauty to explore here. (Overnight in Edinburgh)

DAY 2 - EDINBURGH
Spend a day at leisure in Edinburgh today, exploring the iconic attractions of the city. Your vacation includes a skip-the-line entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle, where you'll be able to see the Crown Jewels in the Royal Palace, discover the tiny St Margaret's Chapel and uncover fascinating history at the National War Museum. Perched on a hill, the Castle dominates Edinburgh's skyline and offers wonderful views of the city below. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 3 - EDINBURGH
Today you will be able to plan your very own sightseeing tour of Edinburgh with a hop-on, hop-off ticket included with your vacation. Get on and off the bright red double decker bus at any of 14 stops around the city, discovering the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and the National Museum of Scotland. Spend your last evening in Edinburgh enjoying some traditional cuisine, perhaps with a glass of scotch whiskey from a local distillery. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 4 - EDINBURGH TO INVERNESS
Catch the train from Edinburgh to Inverness today, riding the rails through the wonderful scenery of Scotland into the Highlands. Arrive in Inverness, on the northeast coast of the country, and check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Known as the ‘gateway to the Highlands,' Inverness boasts an abundance of culture, history and a pretty Old Town, home to the 19th-century Inverness Cathedral. (Overnight in Inverness) B

DAY 5 - LOCH NESS CRUISE
Unearth the wonders of Loch Ness today! Keep an eye out for the Loch Ness Monster as you cruise from Clansman Harbor, marveling at the wonderful scenery along the way. Visit the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition to hear about the legendary water monster, too! (Overnight in Inverness) B

DAY 6 - ISLE OF SKYE DAY TRIP
Immerse yourself in the rugged and dramatic beauty of Scotland's Highlands with a trip over to the Isle of Skye. Sit back and relax as you pass through glens and mountain passes, lochs and castle ruins en route to the famous Isle. Enjoy free time on Skye, and admire the colourful harbour, the wonderful coastal views and the Cuillin Hills. This trip runs from April to October. Between November and March, enjoy an Inverness hop-on, hop-off city sightseeing tour instead. (Overnight in Inverness) B

DAY 7 - INVERNESS TO EDINBURGH
Check out of your hotel in Inverness after breakfast this morning and spend a little more time exploring, if you like. Catch the train back to Edinburgh and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Be sure to visit any sights in the Scottish capital that are still on your ‘to do' list! (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 8 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN EDINBRUGH
Check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you would like to extend your vacation, perhaps by catching the train from Edinburgh down to the English capital, London, just speak to one of our Rail Specialists. B

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

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

This traditional Edinburgh hotel also has ample free parking and sits on a main bus route to the city center. In addition to the breathtaking views of Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and the Firth of Forth, you’ll be within easy reach of the city’s other beauty spots. Just a short trip away, you can find iconic attractions like Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia. You’ll also be able to take in Princes Street Gardens, top class museums and plenty of shops at the heart of Edinburgh. It’s also a city where there is always a festival happening – and not just the world-renowned comedy festival in late summer. Please note: Hotel ground floor rooms are only accessible by stairs.

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

This traditional Edinburgh hotel also has ample free parking and sits on a main bus route to the city center. In addition to the breathtaking views of Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and the Firth of Forth, you’ll be within easy reach of the city’s other beauty spots. Just a short trip away, you can find iconic attractions like Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia. You’ll also be able to take in Princes Street Gardens, top class museums and plenty of shops at the heart of Edinburgh. It’s also a city where there is always a festival happening – and not just the world-renowned comedy festival in late summer. Please note: Hotel ground floor rooms are only accessible by stairs.

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.

Select Your Departure Date

For more information or to make a reservation, call our rail holiday experts at:
1 (800) 268-7252
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.

Loading...