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Experience Scotland’s most iconic landscapes and attractions on this 10-day train journey. This spectacular itinerary features unforgettable experiences in London, Inverness, Isle of Skye, and Edinburgh. Walk across Abbey Road and watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace in London, explore the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in Inverness, tour the magical Isle of Skye and tour the Eilean Donan Castle, stroll through Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town, and enjoy taking in the ever-changing scenery from city to city. There’s no better way to experience this corner of the world than by train.

Highlights

  • Experience all of London’s must-see attractions and landmarks
  • Explore Inverness, the gateway to the mesmerizing Scottish Highlands
  • Tour the many unforgettable places and landscapes of the Isle of Skye
  • Visit the Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in Scotland
  • Discover Edinburgh’s charms, such as its medieval Old Town and Princes Street

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in London
  • 1 night accommodation onboard Caledonian Sleeper
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in Inverness
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in London
  • Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness
  • City tour of Edinburgh
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 – LONDON
With a full day of leisure to experience London on your own, there’s no telling what you’ll discover. Head to the South Bank to watch musicians and artists perform or walk across Abbey Road. (Overnight in London)

DAY 2 – LONDON
Use your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to explore the city at your own pace. Visit Big Ben, the Shard, London Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and much more! (Overnight in London) B

DAY 3 – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD CALEDONIAN SLEEPER
Depart London on the Caledonian Sleeper for your overnight journey to Inverness, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. (Overnight onboard the Caledonian Sleeper) B

DAY 4 – INVERNESS
Boasting an abundance of culture, history, a beautiful Old Town, and the 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, this city and the surrounding region was made for exploring. (Overnight in Inverness) B

DAY 5 – ISLE OF SKYE AND EILEAN DONAN CASTLE TOUR
Today’s included tour features many memorable moments. You’ll travel through dramatic Highland landscapes before visiting Eilean Donan Castle, known as the most photographed castle in Scotland. Then, you’ll cross over into Isle of Skye, where you’ll stop for a photo of the Red Cuillin Mountains. In the coastal town of Portree, you have free time to enjoy lunch and stroll the Trotternish Peninsula. Kilt Rock and the Quiraing will certainly be highlights. From there, you’ll visit Kyleakin for refreshments and the chance to see Castle Moil or the Skye Bridge. (Overnight in Inverness) B

DAY 6 – INVERNESS
Spend this free day seeing any sights and points of interest you didn’t get a chance to experience, yet. Check out the Victorian Market, Botanic Gardens, Greig Street Bridge, or the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. (Overnight in Inverness) B

DAY 7 – INVERNESS TO EDINBURGH
Travel by direct train to Edinburgh. 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) B

DAY 8 – EDINBURGH
During your included city tour, you’ll get to see the best attractions and learn all about local traditions and stories. Visit Princes Street, Grassmarket, Dean Village, and Holyrood Palace. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 9 – EDINBURGH TO LONDON
Catch your train back to the English capital today. Upon arrival, spend your time relaxing or checking off any must-see places from your personal itinerary. We recommend checking out the National Gallery, Hampton Court Palace, and watching the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 10 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LONDON
Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. B

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

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.

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

•City centre location, close to main shopping streets and attractions
•211 rooms and suites, all with complimentary WiFi access
•7 event rooms including a ballroom with city views for 300 guests
•Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Restaurant and a lounge area
•Executive Lounge with complimentary breakfast and refreshments
•Modern fitness room

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

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.

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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