The quintessential Royal Scotsman experience and certainly one of our most popular journeys. After following the east coast up to Keith you head across to the picturesque west coast village of Plockton, before making your way to Inverness and then south to Perth.
A private ceilidh at Strathisla and your personal invitation to visit Ballindalloch, with its magnificent house and gardens, are just two of the highlights. Along the way there is time and opportunity for golf, seal spotting aboard Callum's boat, or a guided walk along Caledonian pine forest trails.
Travel north, crossing the Firth of Forth via the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge.
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea as you pass Arboath, Montrose and Aberdeen before arriving in Keith.
In the evening enjoy an informal dinner and perhaps a nightcap with your fellow guests in the Observation Car.
Breakfast is served as the train leaves Keith and West along Moray Firth towards Inverness, capital of the Highlands.
Later enjoy a delicious lunch as the train heads towards Kyle of Lochalsh. Here you can explore Plockton - perhaps take a boat trip to see wild seals or enjoy a dram in the Plockton Hotel.
Spend the night on board in Kyle of Lochalsh. Dinner is formal, followed by time to socialize in the Observation Car.
Have cameras at the ready as you retrace the route north to Inverness, then south to Carrbridge where you disembark to explore romantic Ballindalloch Castle on beautiful Speyside.
The night is spent on board at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway.
After an informal dinner, our Highlander regales guests with tales and weaponry displays.
Travel by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, where fishing, clay pigeon shooting or a tour of the estate can be enjoyed.
Rejoining the train at Kingussie, lunch is served during the journey south to Dunkeld, you disembark for a visit to Glamis Castle.
After rejoining the train in Perth, relax and enjoy an informal dinner. Overnight stay on board in Dundee.
After breakfast the train heads back to Edinburgh and the end of the adventure.
Departure Dates & Prices
17 & 24
1, 8, 15
1, 12, 30
17, 26, 30
11, 21, 28
8 & 18
2 adults per compartment
$4412 - 4920 per person
Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, wine, alcoholic and other beverages, day tours and entertainment. Priced in British Pounds. Taxes & Fees are extra.