See Scotland by Train with McKinlay Kidd

Classic Round Scotland by Train - McKinlay Kidd

From £1895 per adult

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April — October

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Designed for travelers without a car looking to experience authentic Scotland independently by train. Any element of this trip can be tailor-made to suit your individual requirements - just give us a call on 0141 260 9260.

We have designed this holiday especially for ‘car-less’ travellers who want to experience authentic Scotland independently: from Glasgow to the Highlands and Isle of Skye, then on via Inverness to Perthshire and Edinburgh. A wealth of sights and sounds await on this Scottish train tour, including a first class journey on the famous Jacobite Express.


£1895 per person for April & October and £1995 per person from May to September

Price is based on two adults sharing a double or twin room for 7 nights in our hand-picked selection of small 3 and 4 star hotels. Dinner is included for 3 nights – the first night and both nights at Pitlochry. Other nights include breakfast. This holiday also includes:

  • Train travel in standard class on the West Highland Line between Glasgow and Fort William, the North Highland Line between Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness, and between Inverness, Pitlochry and Edinburgh.
  • First class single journey on the Jacobite Express Steam Train, from Fort William to Mallaig. In 2018 the Jacobite will run from March 30th to October 26th.
  • Transfers to and from the train at all locations, except for Glasgow, Edinburgh & Inverness.

The supplement for a single traveller is £625 per holiday, based on single occupancy of double/twin rooms.

To explore the Isle of Skye, as local bus services are quite limited, we strongly recommend either hiring a car or taking a guided tour, with one of our local guides. To hire a car during your stay on Skye costs an additional £120. To join a small group guided tour of Skye costs an additional £60 per person.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

Contact details

McKinlay Kidd
The Hatrack
144 St. Vincent Street
G2 5LQ
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Tour prices


  • £1895 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

McKinlay Kidd

Awarded AITO's Tour Operator of the Year in 2019 (Bronze), 2018 (Bronze) and 2016 (Gold), as well as Telegraph Travel's 'Best Specialist Tour Operator 2017' based on customer reviews, McKinlay Kidd has spent years exploring the country. They have stayed in, eaten at, driven through, sailed across, and visited everything they recommend so that your experience of Scotland is as good as it gets. McKinlay Kidd designs tailor-made short breaks, celebratory trips, long excursions, self-drive holidays and small group guided rail tours.

Opening times

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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