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13 great rail trips to Scotland you’ll love

We’ve found 13 great rail trips to Scotland that are easy to book this year. Check out our pick of great trips – from as little as £370. But be quick – these are booking up quickly.

Belmond

Western Scenic Wonders

Trip Highlights: If ever there was a year to splash out on this amazing Scottish rail holiday, this is it. You will enjoy five-star luxury and service from the minute you step on board the Belmond Royal Scotsman. On your all-inclusive journey on this most romantic of trains you will enjoy seeing Scotland at its finest. Trip highlights include visits to Loch Lomond and Ben Nevis. You will also visit the Isle of Bute to see Mount Stuart, a stunning Gothic Revival country house.

Details: 3 nights from £4,150pp; departing 18 June 2021

Ffestiniog Travel

The Western Isles of Scotland

Trip highlights: You will travel through the Outer Hebrides, before heading eastwards to the Isle of Skye. This fantastic Scottish rail holiday combines iconic rail journeys such as the Jacobite steam train with some of Scotland’s cultural jewels. Your trip also includes visits to the Eilean Donan Castle and the Rosslyn Chapel.

Details: 14 days from £2,935pp; 2-15 September 2021

Great Rail Journeys

Explore the Highlands of Scotland

Trip highlights: Enjoy a memorable Scottish rail holiday with visits to majestic lochs and glens, a trip to Edinburgh and a journey across the Highlands plus a trip to the Isle of Mull. You will enjoy two journeys on the West Highland Line, including one aboard the iconic Jacobite Steam Train.

Details: 9 days from £1,495 pp; various departure dates

Highland Adventure

Trip highlights: From Inverness, you will discover the very best of northern Scotland. Your journey includes visits to historic castles and battlefields. And you’ll travel on the iconic Jacobite Steam Train and Strathspey Steam Railway.

Details: 5 days from £695 pp; various departure dates

Northern Belle

Edinburgh & Royal Yacht Britannia

Trip highlights: Join the Northern Belle luxury train for a memorable trip to Scotland’s capital, including a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia. You will also enjoy a delicious five-course dinner with drinks on the way home.

Details: 1-day trip, £370 pp; 23 July 2021, departing from Crewe, Liverpool and Wigan.

Planet Rail

Scotland By Rail

Trip highlights: All Planet Rail holidays are tailor made to suit your dates and budget. But on this proposed trip you will visit buzzy Glasgow before joining a train on the West Highland line to travel to the harbour town of Oban. Then its onwards again by rail to Fort William and Mallaig. Your journey ends in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

Details: 11 days from £995 pp; various departure dates

Railbookers

Scottish Highlands and Skye

Trip highlights: Experience some of Scotland’s most iconic landscapes and attractions on this memorable Scottish train holiday. You will start your journey in London and travel to Scotland on the Caledonian Sleeper. In Scotland you will enjoy trips to Inverness, the Isle of Skye, the Eilean Donan Castle and Edinburgh.

Details: 7 days from £649 pp; various departure dates

Grand Tour of Scotland

Trip highlights: You will experience the very best of Scotland on this classic rail holiday. Your journey includes great trips to Inverness, the Isle of Skye, Glasgow, Fort William and Edinburgh. Your train journeys include an overnight experience on the Caledonian Sleeper train and a trip on the West Highland line between Fort William and Mallaig.

Details: 10 days from £1,199 pp; various dates of departure

Rail Discoveries

Edinburgh and the Highlands by Steam

Trip highlights: Enjoy a trip to Edinburgh. Then explore the lochs and mountains of Perthshire and the Cairngorm Mountains aboard Scotland’s spectacular railways. You will enjoy journeys on the Jacobite Steam Train and the Strathspey Steam Railway.

Details: 6 days from £599 pp; various departure dates

The Outer Hebrides and the Highlands

Trip highlights: This is your chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the Outer Hebrides. On this fantastic Scottish rail holiday, you will enjoy seeing Scotland from a train. Your trip includes a journey aboard the iconic Jacobite Steam Train.

Details: 8 days from £1,149 per person; various departure dates

Rail Trail

Summer Highlander

Trip highlights: Enjoy a summer circular tour of the spectacular ‘Great Railway Journeys of the Scottish Highlands’. You’ll get to enjoy trips on two of the world’s greatest railway journeys – the Kyle Line and the West Highland Line with the fabulous Jacobite steam train.

Details: 5 days from £649 pp; departs 22 June 2021

Scottish Steam, Malt & Ale Trail

Trip highlights: Enjoy a trip on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Steam Railway, soar above the canals by boat on the remarkable Falkirk Wheel. You will also cruise Loch Katrine and steam through the Highlands on the Strathspey Railway. This tour also features a distillery and brewery tour.

Details: 5 days from £499 pp; various departure dates

Tailor Made Rail

Grand Tour of Scotland

Trip highlights: Take a breath-taking rail journey through Scotland on the famous West Highland Railway. You’ll also visit the Isle of Skye and Loch Ness and enjoy stays in Edinburgh, Inverness, Fort William and Glasgow.

Details: 10 days, from £949 pp; various dates of departure