Departing from Keith this morning, the train travels west towards Inverness, capital of the Highlands.
Lunch is served en-route to Kyle of Lochalsh, arguably one of the most scenic route in Britain. Pass by Loch Luichart and the Torridon mountains, which geologists believe were formed before any life began.
Travel onwards through Achnasheen, climbing to the Luib summit and Achnashellach Forest before descending to Strathcarron. The train then follows the edge of Loch Carron through Attadale, Stromeferry and Duncraig.
Arrive at the picturesque fishing village of Plockton. Take a boat trip to see the colony of wild seals and enjoy magnificent views across the bay to the Applecross Mountains. Set off on a woodland walk, with time afterwards to enjoy a traditional Highland welcome and a dram or two in the seafront Plockton Hotel.
Return to the train in Kyle of Lochalsh, gateway to the mystical Isle of Skye. An informal dinner is followed by an evening with our Highlander. He’ll paint a colourful picture as he shares stories of Scottish heroes and talk about how Highland life has changed dramatically over the centuries.
On 12 Apr, 15 Jun, 25 Jul, 6 Aug, 8 Oct, 14 Oct 2018 and 11 Apr 14 Jun, 24 Jul, 05 Aug, 07 and 13 Oct 2019 there will be an alternative itinerary for the afternoon. Guests will enjoy lunch an a tour at Cawdor Castle, before returning to the train for dinner.