Boats and Trains of the Highlands

Mon 08 June 2020

5 days

BOATS AND TRAINS OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS

Based some 40 miles North of Inverness this tour gives a new look and feel to the area. You will find each day has a different experience. With steam trains, boats, castles and coastal roads there is a lot to see on this tour.

Our itinerary

Day One
An early morning departure from Cumbria sees us take a coffee stop en route before we lunch in the Stirling area. A further stop at the House of Bruar as we continue North alongside the Cairngorms. We pass Inverness to arrive at our hotel late afternoon where Dinner is served.

Day Two
We take the short journey to Inverness for some free time before we have an included boat trip on Loch Ness from Clansman Harbour. We then visit Urquhart Castle Visitor Centre and Grounds before returning to Dornoch via Beauly and Muir of Ord. Dinner in the hotel.

Day Three
Prepare for one of the most famous rail journeys in the country as we board the Kyle Line train in inverness for the journey to Kyle of Lochalsh. Our coach will meet the train at Kyle station before we cross the Skye bridge and onto Broadford where we have a light lunch included.We return over the bridge to make the opposite journey to the train as we call first at Eilean Donan the castle of fables. Then follows a journey of highland splendour through towering mountains travelling via Loch Carron and Achnasheen . Dinner is served tonight.

Day Four
Today it is northwards as you venture by train along the north sea coastline passing Dunrobin Castle and the beautiful beaches at Brora. On arriving in Thurso the coach will be waiting to take you for an included visit to the Castle of Mey once the Queen Mothers former home. We have a short journey to John O'Groats the northern most inhabited part of Britain. We retrun south to Dornoch via the fishing port of Wick. Dinner is served in the hotel

Day Five
We begin our journey homewards stopping for coffee in Aviemore before we continue South to a lunch stop near Stirling. A further stop en route before we arrive home late afternoon.

Our hotel
The Dornoch House Hotel is a traditional Scottish hotel set in its own grounds in this truly historic part of Scotland. With 113 bedrooms each having its own commanding view this hotel can be described as a gem of the North.

Package includes
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Welcome tea /coffee and shortbread on arrival
Single train ride on the Kyle Line from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
Loch Ness Cruise
Entry to Urquhart Castle
Single train journey Golspie to Thurso
Entry to Castle of Mey
Visit to isle of Skye with a light lunch
Visits to Inverness, Eilean Donan, Pitlochry, John O'Groats
Executive Coach Travel throughout

Price £ ?? based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom
Single supplement £ ??

Date 8 June 2020 (5 days)

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