HIGHLAND (2 nights) > Edinburgh – Boat of Garten - Edinburgh



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There is simply no better way to experience the drama and wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Heading north on the Highland Line through Dunkeld and Blair Atholl to Inverness, passing Culloden, site of the 1746 battle, on the way. This journey is ideal for those who like outdoor activity - at Rothiemurchus Estate for example, there will be the opportunity to try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, venturing out with the Estate"s rangers on a Highland safari or just enjoying a Highland walk.

Day 1: Edinburgh - Boat Of Garten
The Royal Scotsman departs Edinburgh in the afternoon and heads west through Linlithgow to Stirling, and then past Gleneagles on your way to Perth, the "Fair City". You then travel on to Dunkeld, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl. Once past the station you can catch a glimpse of Blair Castle.

Druimuachdar, the summit of this line, lies six miles south of Dalwhinnie, which is dominated by the pagodas of the nineteenth century distillery. You pass through Dalwhinnie to reach Kingussie where you disembark to visit The Highland Folk Museum.

Return to the train at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway for overnight stabling. A formal dinner is served and afterwards you meet Ray Owens, who brings to life the stories of Scottish heroes. His storytelling gives you a true sense of the past and you learn how life in the Highlands has changed over the centuries.

Day 2: Boat of Garten - Dundee
Leaving Boat of Garten after breakfast you travel by motor coach to Rothiemurchus. The history of this estate is as varied as most of the Highlands of Scotland. Its diverse landscape comprises low-lying fields on the river flood plain, open heather moorland, forestry plantations and majestic Caledonian pine forest. Here you can enjoy clay pigeon shooting or a Highland Safari, where you learn about the local flora and wildlife from the Estate"s Park Ranger.

Rejoin the train in Aviemore and head north to Inverness. Enjoy lunch as you pass Culloden, site of the last battle on mainland British soil in 1746. You then continue east following the Moray coast through Nairn and Elgin before arriving in Keith where you disembark for an exclusive visit to Strathisla distillery “The home and Heart of Chivas Regal”.

Return to the train in Keith. Dinner this evening is informal as you journey to Dundee for overnight stabling.

Day 3: Dundee - Edinburgh
After breakfast, the train leaves Dundee and travels over the Tay Bridge then through the former Kingdom of Fife. You cross the Firth of Forth by means of the Forth Railway Bridge to arrive in Edinburgh Waverley station where your journey ends.

 

 

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Departure Dates 2017

May 14
June 4, 25
July 15
August 8
September 5, 26
October 16

 

 

Prices – 2017

 

1 Person in compartment - € 4.560,00

2 People in compartment - € 2.470,00 per person

 

Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, wine, alcoholic and other beverages, day tours and entertainment. Priced in EURO currency.

 

 

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