Iitinerary - Scottish Highlands and the Orkneys

Day 1 - Your journey begins on the Caledonian Sleeper

Depart London on the Caledonian Sleeper for your overnight journey to Inverness, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. (Overnight onboard the Caledonian Sleeper)

Day 2 - Inverness

Boasting an abundance of culture, history, a beautiful Old Town, and the 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, this city and the surrounding region was made for exploring. (Overnight in Inverness) Included Breakfast

Day 3 - Isle Of Skye And Eilean Donan Castle Tour

Today’s included tour features many memorable moments. You’ll travel through dramatic Highland landscapes before visiting Eilean Donan Castle, known as the most photographed castle in Scotland. Then, you’ll cross over into Isle of Skye, where you’ll stop for a photo of the Red Cuillin Mountains. In the coastal town of Portree, you have free time to enjoy lunch and stroll the Trotternish Peninsula. Kilt Rock and the Quiraing will certainly be highlights. From there, you’ll visit Kyleakin for refreshments and the chance to see Castle Moil or the Skye Bridge. (Overnight in Inverness) Included Breakfast

Day 4 - Inverness to The Orkneys

After an early start, you travel north through the Black Isle, past the imposing Dunrobin Castle, before crossing the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Isles. Check in for your stay in Kirkwall, the modern-day capital of Orkney, for two nights. (Overnight Kirkwall) Included Breakfast

Day 5 - The Orkney Islands

Today is your chance to explore the modern and ancient wonders of this fantastic island; a land of contrasts, where fertile green pastures are fringed by shores of golden sands washed by waters of the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Highlights include a visit to Skara Brae, the mystical prehistoric stone circle at Brodgar, the standing stones of Stenness, and Maeshowe, wherein the 12th century the Vikings left one of the largest collections of Norse runic inscriptions. (Overnight Kirkwall) Included Breakfast

Day 6 - Inverness

You’ll have your last chance to grab some gifts for friends and family and visit the local cathedral in Kirkwall. And after a ferry back to the mainland, you travel through the history-soaked regions of Caithness and Sutherland. You’ll find out about the Highland clearances, a world-changing period in Scotland’s dark history, and get a glimpse of some of Scotland’s most remote fishing villages. We arrive back in Inverness early evening. (Overnight in Inverness) Included Breakfast

Day 7 - Edinburgh

Travel by direct train to Edinburgh. Settle in before setting out to explore the capital of Scotland! From the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town to the sweeping views from the top of the many hills, there is so much beauty to explore here. (Overnight in Edinburgh) Included Breakfast

Day 8 - Edinburgh

During your included city tour, you’ll get to see the best attractions and learn all about local traditions and stories. Visit Princes Street, Grassmarket, Dean Village, and Holyrood Palace. (Overnight in Edinburgh) Included Breakfast

Day 9 - Your journey ends in London

Departure dates and prices 2021 - Scottish Highlands and the Orkneys

Railbookers brochure pricee in Black from £1349

Travel 55 discount prices in Red from £1282

Tel Railbookers reservations on 0203 780 2110 and quote Travel code TR55RB

Book with confidence. Railbookers is a member of ABTA Y6401 and ATOL 7579. Which means you have the benefit ofABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct, as well as financial protection for your holiday. All packages inclusive of flights will be financially protected by the ATOL scheme.’ Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TR55RB to receive your 5% discount. Tel Railbookers reservations on 0203 780 2110

May 2021 Departing 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 

Brochure prices from £1549 Discount price from £1472

June 2021 Departing 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 

Brochure prices from £1749 Discount price from £1662

July 2021 Departing 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 

Brochure prices from £1949 Discount price from £1852

August 2021 Departing 3, 6, 10, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 

Brochure prices from £1849 Discount price from £1757

September 2021 Departing 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 

Brochure prices from £1649 Discount price from £1567

October 2021 Departing 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 

Brochure prices from £1349 Discount price from £1282

Prices are based on two people sharing a standard room, and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival

Railbookers
Scottish Highlands and the Orkneys

2021 discount prices from £1282

Experience Scotland’s most iconic landscapes and attractions on this 9-day train journey. This spectacular itinerary feature unforgettable experiences in Inverness, Isle of Skye, The Orkney Islands and Edinburgh. Explore the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in Inverness, tour the magical Isle of Skye and visit Eilean Donan Castle, follow in the footsteps of the Vikings on Orkney and stroll through Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town. There’s no better way to experience this corner of the world than by train.

To book this scenic rail holiday with Railbookers call them direct on 0203 780 2110 and quote code TR55RB you will then recieve a 5% discount saving per person on this Scottish Highlands and the Orkneys rail holiday.

Travel 55 in association with Railbookers. To book call direct on 0203 780 2110 and quote Travel 55 code TR55RB you will then receive a 5% discount from the Railbookers brochure price.

What's Included

  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 1-night accommodation onboard Caledonian Sleeper
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Inverness
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast on The Orkney Islands
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness
  • 3 day round trip with guide to the Orkney Islands
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Inverness
  • City tour of Edinburgh

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Inverness, the gateway to the mesmerizing Scottish Highlands
  • Tour the many unforgettable places and landscapes of the Isle of Skye
  • Visit the Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in Scotland
  • Spend 2 days exploring the Orkney Islands
  • Visit Skara Brae, a mystical prehistoric stone circle
  • Discover Edinburgh’s charms, such as its medieval Old Town and Princes Street

Trains

Caledonian Sleeper

The Caledonian Sleeper provides overnight travel between London and Scotland. It is actually two separate trains; the Highland sleeper, which serves Inverness, Fort William, and Aberdeen, and the Lowland sleeper for Edinburgh and Glasgow.

UK Rail

Trains in the United Kingdom are run by a number of operators under franchise agreements with the Government. The types of train and facilities therefore vary, even within a brand.


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