ROMANTIC JOURNEYS OF SCOTLAND SUMMER 2022
14TH August 2022 £625 (+£50 single room supplement)
5 nights stay at the Highlander Hotel – DBB
The main stay is in the picturesque Highland village of Newtonmore at the Highlander Hotel. A delightful hotel where the restaurant, bar and lounge are warm and welcoming and during your stay entertainment is provided on one evening. All bedrooms are en suite, and have television, hairdryer & hospitality tray.
• THE KYLE LINE – INVERNESS TO KYLE OF LOCHALSH
• RETURN TRAVEL ON THE JACOBITE STEAM TRAIN – FORT WILLIAM TO MALLAIG
• ‘ROYAL SCOT’ CRUISE ON LOCH NESS
• STRATHSPEY STEAM RAILWAY, AVIEMORE TO BROOMHILL
• CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN RAILWAY
• DAY ONE
Depart from your home area in the morning for Scotland, staying at the Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore. 5 nights stay - dinner, bed and breakfast. During your stay in Newtonmore one-night hotel entertainment is provided.
• DAYS TWO - FIVE
During your stay in Newtonmore the following excursions are included:
AVIEMORE, CAIRNGORMS & STRATHSPEY RAILWAY - We make for Aviemore where we take a break before heading into the beautiful Glenmore Forest Park on our way to Cairngorm. Here we have the opportunity, weather permitting, to take a ride on the fantastic Cairngorm Mountain Railway, taking us to the top in just 8 minutes. We can have lunch in the Panoramic Restaurant and admire the superb views. Alternatively, lunch break would be in Aviemore. This afternoon we ride on the Strathspey Railway from Aviemore to Boat of Garten and Broomhill.
KYLE OF LOCHALSH - We travel north into the Highland capital, Inverness. Here we join the Scot rail train for one of the Great Railway Journeys of the World - the line to Kyle of Lochalsh. The route takes us through some of the best scenery in the country, skirting lochs and passing remote villages. After a break in Kyle of Lochalsh we enjoy the return ride, this time by road, back to the hotel.
FORT WILLIAM, GLENFINNAN AND MALLAIG - This excursion takes us south west along the shore of Loch Laggan and through Glen Spean to Fort William. Here we have another train journey, this time of the celebrated West Highland Line to Mallaig. This spectacular line passes hidden lochs and inlets, silver sands, and crosses the magnificent Glenfinnan viaduct on its way west. Mallaig is a major fishing port and we have time to wander around the harbour and explore before we catch the train for the return journey to Fort William, where we re-join the coach for the ride back to Newtonmore.
LOCH NESS CRUISE - Loch Ness is our destination today. We travel through unspoilt scenery past Loch Mhor and along Stratherrick to Fort Augustus. Whilst here we have time to obtain lunch and we enjoy a cruise, with commentary, on Loch Ness on board ‘The Royal Scot’ from the Caledonian Canal. Later we leave Fort Augustus and head north overlooking the loch towards Inverness before heading back to Newtonmore.
• DAY SIX
After breakfast we leave and continue our journey home.