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Scotch Malt Whisky Trail, Belmond Royal Scotsman (4 days)

Belmond Trains

Keith, United Kingdom To Dundee, United Kingdom

Itinerary

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

Meet your whisky ambassador in the Balmoral Hotel and enjoy a welcome dram before departure. Belmond Royal Scotsman departs Edinburgh Waverley Station and travels north across the Firth of Forth over the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge.

Afternoon tea is served as you journey through the former Kingdom of Fife. The train continues east along the coast, passing through Carnoustie, Arbroath and Aberdeen before arriving in the market town of Keith in the heart of the Speyside whisky region.

After an informal dinner, enjoy traditional Scottish entertainment by local musicians.

Day 2
Keith, United Kingdom
Inverness, United Kingdom
Kyle Of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Departing Keith this morning, the train travels west towards Inverness, capital of the Highlands.

After an early lunch, disembark in Muir of Ord to visit Glen Ord Distillery, one of the oldest in Scotland. Enjoy a private tour of the distillery as well as a tasting and nosing straight from the cask.

Back on board, relax as you enjoy the spectacular views on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh, on one of the most scenic routes in Britain. The line passes Loch Luichart and the Torridon Mountains, which geologists believe were formed before any life began. The train then follows the edge of Loch Carron through Attadale and Stromeferry before reaching the pretty fishing village of Plockton.

This evening a formal dinner is served, followed by coffee and liqueurs in the Observation Car.

Day 3
Kyle Of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
Boat Of Garten, United Kingdom
Dundee, United Kingdom
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

This morning, breakfast is served as the train travels east towards Carrbridge.

Before lunch join your whisky ambassador in the Observation Car for a specialist single cask tasting. Lunch is served on board.

Disembark at Carrbridge to visit Glenlivet Distillery, home of the iconic malt that inspired the Speyside region.

Return to the train at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway for an informal dinner. Afterwards, re-live a little of Scotland’s rich past and its colourful heroes in the company of our highlander.

Day 4
Dundee, United Kingdom
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Breakfast is served as the train leaves Dundee and crosses the Tay Bridge into the former Kingdom of Fife.

Disembark in Edinburgh Waverley Station where you are invited by your whisky ambassador to spend the morning at the Society's headquarters in Edinburgh's elegant New Town.

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Description

As the world’s foremost malt whisky club—specialists in single cask, single malt whiskies—The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is the perfect partner for this special Classic Whisky Journey through Scotland.

About Us

Belmond are connoisseurs in the art of luxury train travel, curating an iconic portfolio worldwide. We blend enchanting destinations with vintage carriages, immersive excursions with delectable cuisine, and ultimate comfort with genuine service - you'll never have a greater escape. Our collection includes the first luxury sleeper train in Ireland, Belmond Grand Hibernian, as well as two luxury Day Trains in the UK, Belmond Northern Belle and Belmond British Pullman, and of course, the world famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Discover our luxury train collection and unveil the exceptional world of Belmond.

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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

doesn't apply

By: Pampered tourist


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

We were not on a Belond train.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Battista

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