Holiday Itinerary


From local departure points we head north to our overnight hotel.


Today we drive further north through border country and deep into the heart of the Scottish Highlands to Newtonmore, nestled in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains


A great start to our Scottish rail journeys today as we drive to Inverness and join the spectacular Kyle Line - with cameras at the ready, sit back and enjoy an enchanting journey as we wind our way across the North West Highlands. Re-joining our coach at the Kyle of Lochalsh, we return through scenic Glen Shiel and via the tranquil shores of Loch Lochy and Loch Laggan.


This morning it’s to Aviemore, a pretty summer and winter resort, located in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. Close by, we then take the Funicular Railway to the summit of the Cairngorms for truly spectacular views across the range (8 day holidays only).


One of the many highlights of our holiday today as we head west to enjoy a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train. This service is regarded as one of the great rail journeys of the world and an un-forgettable experience. You can look forward to ‘steaming’ past the much photographed viaduct at Glenfinnan, the beautiful scenery that surrounds Loch Shiel and Loch Morar as well as enjoying visits to Fort William and Mallaig - ‘Gateway to Skye’.


Enjoy the last, but certainly not the least, of our Scottish rail journeys. We drive to Aviemore and join the Victorian Strathspey Steam Railway for a truly memorable trip through the heart of the highlands, stopping at Boat of Garten and alighting at Broomhill, where the views are said to be amazing. Our coach will meet us here and take us to Grantown-on-Spey, in the heart of ‘Whisky Country’, and a visit to the Glen Grant Distillery for a tour and, of course, a wee dram!


Leaving the Highlands behind we head towards border country and onwards to our overnight stop.


Today we journey south at the end of a truly great journey through Scotland.

Please note: On seven day holidays the excursion to Aviemore and the Funicular Railway is omitted.

Departure dates and prices 2019 Great Rail Journeys through 'bonnie' Scotland : half board - 7% discount on all dates

Grand UK brochure price in Black from £599

Travel 55 discount price in Red from  £558

Tel Grand UK reservations on 01603 886 795 and quote Travel 55 code TRA55 + tour code 

12 May - 7 days


15 September - 8 days


9 June - 8 days


13 October - 7 days


1 September - 8 days - gold tour


All prices £'s per person. Half Board. Departure Code:A. No single supplement. Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

All holidays subject to Grand UK Holidays Terms and Conditions

Upgrade to Gold Standard for all these benefits

  • Extra leg room and comfort
  • Luxury leather upholstered reclining seats
  • Panoramic windows for maximum view
  • Climate control
  • On-board Sat Nav to track your journey
  • Driver-eye camera to view the road ahead
  • On-board library selection
  • Level and easy access to the WC/washroom
  • Free Wi-Fi and USB ports

Gold Holidays are a cut above the rest...

  • Hotels of a three or four star standard
  • Great food and service
  • Special hotel welcome reception
  • Gold welcome bag
  • Most experienced Top Tour Managers and Drivers
  • Complimentary commemorative photograph
  • Luxury coach travel in a class of its own

Grand UK Holidays
Great Rail Journeys through 'bonnie' Scotland - gold tour on certain dates

Coach Holidays 7 or 8 Days - 7% Discount

2019 prices from only £558

Through the glens and passes, by the shimmering lochs and amongst the foothills of soaring peaks, every journey through the Scottish Highlands brings memories to last a lifetime.

The holiday, based in Newtonmore, on the edge of the Grampian Mountains, features the very best rail journeys through these vast and wondrous landscapes. From the spectacular Kyle Line to the famous West Highland Railway and the amazing Jacobite Steam Train, simply sit back, relax and enjoy the magical scenery as it passes you by.

Book this wonderful 7 or 8 day Great Rail Journeys through 'bonnie' Scotland with Grand UK direct with Grand UK on 01603 886 795 and quote the Travel 55 code TRA55 to receive the 7% discount.

Travel 55 offer you discount on Grand UK Holidays tours. To book, call Grand UK Holidays direct on 01603 886 795 and quote TRA55 for the Travel 55 discounted price. 

Tour Highlights

  • The Kyle Line - Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Strathspey Steam Railway
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Glen Grant Distillery
  • Cairngorm Funicular Railway

What's Included

  • Free local joining points
  • Collect Coach MilesTM
  • All coach travel
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Tour Manager escorted
  • Hotel accommodation and board as stated
  • No single room supplement
  • Excursions/itinerary as stated
  • Admission fees and entertainment if stated
  • Complete luggage handling
  • Price-Back Insurance Discount Offer

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Balavil Hotel - tour code NEB

Situated on the main street, in the centre of Newtonmore, this family run hotel is the perfect base for exploring the Highlands.

  • Lounge bar, public bar, restaurant
  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Full breakfast and three course evening dinner plus tea or coffee
  • Two nights entertainment
  • Lift to most rooms

Duke of Gordon Hotel - gold tour - tour code KID

With origins in the 18th Century and once visited by Queen Victoria, the Duke of Gordon Hotel is located in the centre of the village of Kingussie, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

★★★ (Visit Scotland)

  • Restaurant, bar, snack bar
  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Full breakfast and three course evening dinner plus tea or coffee
  • Lift


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