Multi-Day Tour | Rail

Western Scenic Wonders, Belmond Royal Scotsman (4 days)

Belmond Trains

Spean Bridge, United Kingdom To Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Spean Bridge, United Kingdom
None Dinner, Snack

The train departs Edinburgh in the early afternoon and heads west through Falkirk, reaching Craigendoran, the starting point for the West Highland Line.

Enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea and look out for a first glimpse of Loch Lomond. After climbing up the waterfall-rich Glen Falloch, the train continues north to the village of Spean Bridge for the night.

Enjoy a splendid informal dinner and entertainment in the Observation Car.

Day 2
Fort William, United Kingdom
Arisaig, United Kingdom
Glenfinnan, United Kingdom
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

As the train continues west, passing through Fort William, don’t miss the views of Ben Nevis.

Disembark at Arisaig, for a stroll along the gleaming Morar Sands marvelling at the views of the Isle of Skye's majestic Cuillin Mountains.

Lunch is served as the train retraces its route back to Fort William, the largest town in the West Highlands.

After lunch, our Highlander accompanies you to Glenfinnan Monument to explain the area's history before tea at Inverlochy Castle. Energetic guests can choose instead to walk to beautiful Steall Waterfall in Glen Nevis.

Return to the train in Fort William and relax on board before an informal dinner is served as you travel south towards the tiny Argyll village of Bridge of Orchy.

Afterwards, enjoy a nightcap whilst listening to the evening entertainment in the Observation Car.

Day 3
Wemyss Bay, United Kingdom
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Today's destination is the charming Isle of Bute. The island is rich in geology, history and wildlife, with a varied landscape.

Guests enjoy a fascinating visit to Mount Stuart, a Victorian Gothic house with arguably the finest privately held collection of family portraits in Scotland.

Return to Wemyss Bay where a formal dinner is served while on the move to Kilmarnock, our stabling location this evening.

Day 4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
None Breakfast

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the train makes its way back to Edinburgh.

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Description

For those seeking unforgettable train holidays, Scotland is sure to ignite your imagination. Take a ride on the country's wild side on this inspiring three-night journey, visiting iconic sites: Loch Lomond, Ben Nevis, the Isle of Bute and Mount Stuart, a stunning Gothic Revival country house.

About Us

Belmond are connoisseurs in the art of luxury travel, curating an iconic global portfolio of trains, rivers cruises, hotels, and safaris. They blend enchanting destinations with vintage carriages, immersive excursions with delectable cuisine, and ultimate comfort with genuine service – you'll never have a greater escape. Their collection includes the first luxury sleeper train in Ireland, Belmond Grand Hibernian, as well as Belmond Royal Scotsman in Scotland; their luxury day train in the U.K., Belmond British Pullman; the Eastern & Oriental Express in Southeast Asia, and, of course, the world-famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

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The Orient Express- All that you can imagine it is.

By: John from NJ


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Our travel on the Orient Express earlier this year was its initial run from Stockholm to Copenhagen, WE had previously ridden its classic run from Paris to Venice in previous years. The carriages are classics, the service impeccable, the food wonderful. If you are wondering if its just like its depicted in the movies it is !
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

Highly recommend

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

I did write a review in this trip and we. Have both spoken to man friends about doing it them selves. The greatest review I I should think Thank you again, Eleanor.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

A great family trip

By: Pompey


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2013

From London to Istanbul everything was about perfect. All the countryside was amazing, and the train was wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

Great Tour

By: Harpy3


Reviewed on: 29 May 2014

Our tour from Lima to Cusco to Machu Picchu and back was very good.  Had a wonderful guide, Luis (Dias I think).  Very informative and passionate about his topic.  Arrangements--hotels and train--were very good.  A complaint would be that hotel rooms assigned to us were with 2 beds rather than a double.  We had to upgrade to get that.  We prefer to travel as the couple we are and were never asked in advance about our preference for such arrangements.  (And I'm not aware of any Virtuoso Amenities)
Travel Advisor:  Jackie Berube

A new and very pleasant experience

By: Tas Tiger & Griffin


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2014

Train delayed for two hours but we were invited to a nice platform restaurant were a meal & beverages were provided. Beverages on board well overpriced considering the cost of the journey
Travel Advisor:  Angela Walker

Belmond Grand Hibernian

By: Amanda


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

We had a lovely time on the Belmond Grand Hibernian. The staff was excellent and the food was incredible. It was a low-stress way to see Ireland (no driving) and the spots selected for each day trip were great. For future travelers I would recommend: if you're on the youngish side of things (we are in our early 40s), I'd bring friends -- the train is pretty much quiet by 10pm after dinner, so we really enjoyed have friends with us to play cards and talk in the bar car at the end of the evening. Also, the trip isn't one continuous loop around Ireland - you do some back tracking each day - it's fine but doesn't give you the feeling of seeing "new" countryside with each leg of the journey.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett

PERFECTION!!!

By: PT


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

A journey on The Orient Express is known to be a once in a lifetime experience.......and it certainly was for us.
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Millington

Easy travel

By: Bookie


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

Load your luggage, find your seat and enjoy the ride. This was an easy way to get to. Paris from Bezier.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Battista