The Jacobite Highlander

from Edinburgh

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This tour includes a trip on a steam train, a night by the banks of Loch Ness and the beauty of Glen Coe: essentially the very best of Scotland!

Day One: Edinburgh to Fort William

From Edinburgh, we make our way north to the valleys, glens, rivers and lochs of Perthshire. We stop in Dunkeld in the heart of this wonderful scenery just in time for morning coffee.  Find time to visit the impressive cathedral ruins on the banks of the River Tay.

Just a short drive away is The Hermitage, one of the most picturesque landscapes in Scotland. We take an easy walk through large Douglas Firs to Ossian's Hall, an intriguing Georgian folly overlooking the Black Linn waterfall.

Our coach tour continues with fine views of Blair Castle, the seat of the Duke of Atholl, the only man permitted to have his own private army, The Atholl Highlanders. The scenery changes to wilder mountain panoramas as we climb the Drumochter Pass, the main route since the earliest of times into the Highlands.

We enter the Cairngorms National Park, a protected area of natural beauty, as we journey through the Spey Valley against the stunning backdrop of the Cairngorm Mountains.

We next make a stop at Culloden Moor, the site of the last battle ever fought on British soil. Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite troops clashed here in 1746 with the British Army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland. After a bloody battle, the Jacobites were routed and Highland life was changed forever.

A short drive takes us to the pleasant city of Inverness then we end the day with a drive along the mysterious banks of Loch Ness to reach our overnight accommodation in Fort Augustus

Overnight: Fort Augustus

Day Two: Fort William to Edinburgh

After a hearty breakfast, we make the short journey to board the Jacobite Steam Train on the renowned West Highland Line for an unforgettable journey to Mallaig. This is one of the world's great train journeys and takes you past Britain's highest mountain, deepest loch, shortest river and most westerly station.

We cross the famous Glenfinnan viaduct, featured in the Harry Potter films, and pass the monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie, who raised his standard here at the start of the 1745 Jacobite Uprising.

There’s time for lunch in the fishing port of Mallaig before we head back to Fort William by train.

The outstanding beauty of Glen Coe sits in stark contrast to the tragic tale of the Massacre of Glen Coe in 1692, when Campbell soldiers slaughtered forty of their MacDonald hosts. This infamous act of treachery remains a matter of controversy.

From Glen Coe, we travel over Rannoch Moor, one of the most unspoilt areas in Europe, and descend the Black Mount with its views over Loch Tulla to our last stop in the Highland village of Tyndrum.

The final part of our journey takes us through Rob Roy McGregor Country to the village of Strathyre, as the Pass of Leny brings us from the Highlands back into the Lowlands and Edinburgh.

Tour Highlights: Dunkeld, Perthshire, The Hermitage, Cairngorms National Park, Culloden Moor, Inverness, Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit, The Great Glen, Fort William, Jacobite Steam Train, West Highland Railway Line, Glenfinnan Viaduct and Monument, Mallaig, Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor and Callander.

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Prices (Per Person)

Guest House
Single from £ 250.00
Twin from £ 230.00

Single from £ 295.00
Twin from £ 275.00

Accommodation Details

Product Code: HEX 00003

A child discount of £10 applies to children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive at time of travel. We’re really sorry but children aged under 3 years cannot travel on this tour. Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.

Seasonal price range
£230 - £295
Luggage Allowance: One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)

Product code: HEX 00003

Dates of Operation

Mondays and Wednesdays
13 April to 21 October, 2020

Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
9 May to 26 September, 2020

Departure Information

Check in: 08:45 hrs
Departure: 09:00 hrs
From 1 Parliament Square
Royal Mile/High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Tour returns at: 20:00 hrs

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What's included

• 1 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
• Full Scottish breakfast (day 2)
• Transport by the Jacobite Steam Train on the West Highland Line
• Excursions as detailed in itinerary
• Live commentary in English
• Transportation by air-conditioned minicoach
• Services of a tour host
• Service charges and taxes

What's NOT included

· Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
· Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
· Gratuity to your tour host

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