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The Belmond Royal Scotsman : Classic Train Journey


Rove through the countryside of Scotland and visit its cities and castles on this exceptional tour of the country’s highlands and scenery. Here, history is everywhere and adds to the romance and adventure that you will experience on board the luxury Belmond Royal Scotsman train. Stepping aboard this iconic train, you will start your journey in the city of Edinburgh and pass over the Forth Railway Bridge. Then after traveling through Arbroath, Montrose and Aberdeen, you will find yourself in the city of Keith. The scenic portion of the trip will take you through Inverness and the Kyle of Lochalsh. Visiting the wild seals near Plockton will give you a good feel for the nature in the region, or alternatively, you can delve into the history of Eilean Donan Castle. You can also experience what it is like to live in Ballindalloch Castle, indulge in an optional golf outing, or visit the Single Estate Distillery in the area. You will tour estates in the region and visit the Cairngorms National Park, finishing this spectacular trip with a visit to Glamis Castle before returning to Edinburgh. As your tour on the luxury Belmond Royal Scotsman train draws to an end you will have experienced one of the best ways to see Scotland, walked through its lush forests, and tasted the finest cuisine and whiskey to be had.
 

Achnashellach Forest
Attadale view

Itinerary


Cities Covered Edinburgh ,  Keith

Today the Belmond Royal Scotsman embarks from Edinburgh, traveling north and crossing the Firth of Forth via the renowned Forth Railway Bridge.

Enoy afternoon tea as your train travels through Arbroath, Montrose, and Aberdeen.

Arrive in Keith, where the train will stay overnight. Enjoy an informal dinner and entertainment in the Observation Car.

 




Cities Covered Keith ,  Plockton ,  Kyle of Lochalsh

Leave Keith this morning as the train travels west along the Moray Fifth towards Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands.

Enjoy lunch as you journey towards Kyle of Lochalsh along a beautiful scenic route, one of the best in the country. Stop at Plockton, a picturesque town where you can take a boat trip on the bay to see wild seals or enjoy a dram of whiskey and a traditional Highland welcome at the Plockton Hotel. Another option is to visit Eilean Bonan Castle and learn about the rich history (including its restoration) behind this iconic site.

Night is spent on the train in Kyle of Lochalsh, with a formal dinner. Afterwards, coffee and liqueurs will be available in the Observation Car.


Cities Covered Boat of Garten ,  Kyle of Lochalsh

Today we retrace our route as far as Dingwall. Have your cameras ready to the views of Plockton across the bay to the left, where you can see white-washes cottages with fishing boats and yachts riding at anchor. 

Disembark in Garve to visit Glen Ord Distillery, which is one of the oldest distillery in Scotland funded in 1838, where you will enjoy a tour as well as a private tasting and nosing session. 

Travel south to Cambridge, where you disembark to explore Ballindalloch Castle on Speyside, known as the "pearl of the north." Here you can have a castle tour, play 9 holes of golf on the castle's course, or visit Scotland's only single estate distillery.

This night is spent on the train in Boat of Garten, where you will enjoy an informal dinner. After dinner, the Highlander regales guests will entrance you with weaponry displays and tales.



Cities Covered Boat of Garten ,  Dundee

Travel to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, where you can partake in fishing, clay pigeon shooting, or a tour of the estate.

Re-joining the train at Kingussie, lunch is served during the journey south to Dunkeld. Here you will stop and visit Glamis Castle, the former home of the late HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

Return to the train in Perth for entertainment and a formal dinner before stabling overnight in Dundee.


Cities Covered Dundee ,  Edinburgh

After breakfast, the train heads south to Edinburgh, where your journey ends. 


Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
Oct 201814

All Rates in US$ per person including ALL taxes and surcharges

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble Rate
Double Cabin
For departure October 14,2018 US$ 11,226 US$ 5,742
Single Cabin
For departure October 14,2018 US$ 5,742 CALL US
Twin Cabin
For departure October 14,2018 US$ 9,185 US$ 5,742

INCLUSIONS:

  • 4 Nights accommodation on board the Belmond Royal Scotsman as per the itinerary in a State Cabin with private ensuite toilet and shower
  • Table d'hôte meals daily, including all alcoholic and other beverages
  • All entertainment and sightseeing excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Travel insurance
  • Domestic or international airfare
  • Transfers before or after your train journey
  • Gratuities for crew members
  • Items of a personal nature, souvenirs and any other items not specifically mentioned as included.
Terms and Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS: 

i) 15% of total tour cost due at the time of booking. 

ii) 85% or balance no later than 65 days prior to date of the departure date. 

 

CANCELLATION FEES: 

(iii) 70% of the total tour value if cancelled 20-3 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

(iv) 100% of the total tour value if cancelled 2 or less days prior to the date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

Cancellations should be intimated by FAX to the corporate office in Princeton NJ.

The above times are based on European time. In order to provide enough time for processing cancellation, guests  need to add 3 business days to the above timeframes. An administration fees of 15% on any monies to be refunded to the client will be charged prior to refund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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