COVID-19. Find the latest information on travel, and Good to Go (Covid-safe) businesses.

© Andrew Buchanan

The Great Scottish Railway Tour - bespoke

Price on Request

Departure days

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • S

January — December

Book now
We're Open

Around the Highlands by public transport

All of our tours are bespoke and tailored to exactly what you want to do. This itinerary is just an example - get in touch and let us customise it for your perfect holiday.

This train tour of the Scottish Highlands has everything: steam trains and ferries, mountains and islands, highlands and lowlands, history and culture.

This is one of very few itineraries in the Highlands which can be done entirely on public transport. Public transport tours in Scotland are often difficult, but this one works well - we think it's a real classic.

The tour could easily be varied to start in Edinburgh or Glasgow - or, if you're coming up from London, why not take the Caledonian Sleeper up to Fort William and back down from Aviemore?

If you're on a self-drive tour, we can always combine it with elements of this tour - why not leave the car in Fort William and travel to Skye in style on a steam train?

6 days is probably the quickest you would want to do it - ideally we would suggest taking ten days or more, allowing time for a few side trips and rest days.

This railway tour works with a wide range of accommodation - from our handpicked 3-Star hotels and B&Bs right up to luxury castles, there are lots of options everywhere.

COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

The Tartan Road
Connel
Argyll and Bute
UK
PA37 1PD
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre Edinburgh Airport Fort William Fort William & Lochaber Glasgow Glasgow Airport Glasgow City Centre Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley Inverness Inverness Airport Inverness City Centre Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn London
Length
Bespoke
Transport
Train
Type
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English German
Themes
Castles Family Food and drink Gin History Landscapes

Attractions

Tour company information

The Tartan Road

We provide bespoke holidays in stunning Scotland. Based on the west coast, in the heart of Argyll, we're perfectly placed to help you discover all that Scotland has to offer. We'll take care of your accommodation, car hire, excursions and experiences. You just turn up and explore! Our tailored adventures are suitable for all ages and budgets. We specialise in self-drive tours, but we can also arrange guides for all or part of your holiday. Get in touch today and let us organise your perfect Scottish holiday.

Opening times

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9AM to 6PM

Wir sprechen auch Deutsch / We also speak German

Social Channels