The Belmond Royal Scotsman : Scotland's Classic Splendours


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.
 

Attadale view
Achnashellach Forest

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. Enjoy 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, arguably the most scenic railway route in the UK. Disembark  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.

* Please note that some dates there will be an alternative itinerary for the afternoon. Full itinerary will be available upon booking.


Cities Covered Boat of Garten ,  Kyle of Lochalsh

Depart Kyle as breakfast is served and retrace part of yesterday's route as far as Dingwall. Have your cameras ready for the views of Plockton across the bay to the left, where you can see white-washed cottages with fishing boats and yachts riding at anchor.
Disembark in Garve to visit Glen Ord Distillery, which is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, founded in 1838. Situated on the edge of the Black Isle, west of Inverness, Glen Ord continues to malt its own barley and to use the long fermentation and slow distillation methods followed there for generations. During your visit, enjoy a tour of the distillery as well as a private tasting and nosing session.
Travel south to Carrbridge where you disembark to explore romantic Ballindalloch Castle on beautiful Speyside.
Options at Ballindalloch include a private castle tour, 9 holes of golf on the castle's own course or an exclusive look at what is Scotland's only single estate distillery.
The night is spent on board at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway. After an

*Please note: Some departure dates may have an alternative itinerary. Early-risers will have opportunity to join a short, scenic trip to photograph the famous Eilean Donan Castle before the train heads south to Carrbridge for a tour of Glenlivet Distillery.

 



Cities Covered Boat of Garten ,  Dundee

Travel by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, where fishing, clay pigeon shooting or a tour of the estate can be enjoyed.
Re-joining the train at Kingussie, lunch is served during the journey south to Dunkeld, where you disembark for a visit to Glamis Castle, childhood home of the late HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
Return to the train in Perth for a formal dinner and entertainment. Overnight stay on board in Dundee.

 


Cities Covered Dundee ,  Edinburgh

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


Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
Apr 201911, 15, 22, 29May 20196, 13, 24, 28Jun 201910, 28
Jul 201915, 24, 28Aug 20195, 9, 19, 26Sep 20192, 16, 23, 30
Oct 20197, 13

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Double Cabin
For departure April 11,2019 GBP 11,000 *9,570 with coupon GBP 5,500 *4,785 with coupon N/A
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For departure June 10,2019 GBP 12,400 GBP 6,200 N/A
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For departure July 15,2019 GBP 12,400 GBP 6,200 N/A
For departures July 24,2019 through August 9,2019 GBP 10,400 GBP 5,200 N/A
For departure August 19,2019 GBP 11,800 GBP 5,900 N/A
For departures August 26,2019 through September 30,2019 GBP 10,400 GBP 5,200 N/A
For departure October 7,2019 GBP 11,800 GBP 5,900 N/A
For departure October 13,2019 GBP 10,400 GBP 5,200 N/A
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For departures July 24,2019 through August 9,2019 GBP 8,320 GBP 5,200 N/A
For departure August 19,2019 GBP 9,440 GBP 5,900 N/A
For departures August 26,2019 through September 30,2019 GBP 8,320 GBP 5,200 N/A
For departure October 7,2019 GBP 9,440 GBP 5,900 N/A
For departure October 13,2019 GBP 8,320 GBP 5,200 N/A

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Includes                                       

  •  Five nights aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman luxury train                                 
  • 24-hour steward service                               
  • All meals aboard the train: full Scottish breakfast, three-course lunch, and four-course dinner including cheeseboard, coffee, tea and petits fours                                 
  • All beverages including alcoholic drinks                                 
  • An exclusive visit to the historic Oban distillery                                 
  • A guided tour of Duart Castle                                 
  • A trip to Drumlanrig Castle                                 
  • Traditional entertainment on board                 

             

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 first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

 

CHANGE FEES:
(i) one free, then 10% of total tour value for 56 days or more to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(ii) 20% of total tour value for 55-21 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(iii) 60% of total tour value for 20-3 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(iv) 100% of total tour values for 2 days or less of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

 

CANCELLATION FEES:

(i) 15% of the total tour value if cancelled 56 days or more to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(ii) 30% of the total tour value if cancelled 55-21 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(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 Miami,FL.

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 paid by 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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