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The Belmond Royal Scotsman - Grand Western Scenic Wonders (Northbound)


Embark on a journey through the ages as you explore western Scotland on a journey that perfectly blends untamed natural beauty with spellbinding historic sites.

Itinerary


Cities Covered Edinburgh ,  Keith

The train departs from Edinburgh in the early afternoon, crossing the Firth of Forth by means of the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge.

Enjoy afternoon tea as you journey through the former Kingdom of Fife. The train follows the east coast, passing through Arbroath, Montrose and Aberdeen before arriving in the market town of Keith.

Enjoy an informal dinner followed by entertainment in the Observation car.


Cities Covered Keith ,  Kyle of Lochalsh

This morning you’ll travel west along the Moray Firth towards Inverness, capital of the Highlands.

Lunch is served on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh, one of the most scenic routes in Britain. The line passes Loch Luichart and the Torridon mountains.

At the picturesque fishing village of Plockton, take a boat trip to meet a colony of wild seals. Set off on a woodland walk, with time afterwards to enjoy a traditional Highland welcome in the Plockton Hotel.

Alternatively visit Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most iconic sites. It’s situated on an island at the meeting-point of three great lochs and surrounded by majestic scenery. You can explore nearly every part of the castle, journeying through its dramatic history.

Return to the train in Kyle of Lochalsh. A formal dinner is served this evening, followed by coffee and liqueurs in the Observation Car.


Cities Covered Kyle of Lochalsh ,  Boat of Garten

Depart from Kyle of Lochalsh as breakfast is served, retracing part of yesterday's route. Travel around the edge of the Beauly Firth, across the northern end of the Caledonian Canal before reaching Inverness.

Relax over a leisurely lunch on the way south to Carrbridge. Here you’ll visit Ballindalloch, one of Scotland's most romantic castles. Take a tour of the building and grounds, or take the opportunity to play a round of golf on the castle’s 9-hole course. Optionally you can visit the castle’s single estate whisky distillery.

Return to the train at Boat of Garten and prepare for an informal dinner. Afterwards our Highlander will paint a colourful picture of Scottish heroes, telling stories that detail the history of the Highlands.


Cities Covered Boat of Garten ,  Dundee

After breakfast, transfer to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Choose from a number of activities including fishing, clay pigeon-shooting or an estate tour. Afterwards refreshments are served in their hunting lodge.

Return to the train in Kingussie and enjoy a leisurely lunch during the journey south. At Dunkeld you’ll disembark for a private tour of Glamis Castle and its beautiful gardens.

Re-join the train in Perth and prepare for a formal dinner en route to Dundee. Let the after-dinner musicians inspire you to partake of some lively Scottish country dancing.


Cities Covered Dundee ,  Spean Bridge

Breakfast is served as the train leaves Dundee and crosses the Tay Bridge.

Disembark in Edinburgh where you will be escorted to the Royal Yacht Britannia for a guided tour followed by a light lunch on board. Alternatively, enjoy some free time to explore Scotland's vibrant capital city.

Re-join the train in the early afternoon and travel west. Near the mouth of the Clyde estuary lies Craigendoran, the starting point of the West Highland Line. Enjoy afternoon tea as you travel along the edge of Gare Loch.

Continuing north, the train passes through Crianlarich and Bridge of Orchy then onto Rannoch Moor, one of the last truly wild parts of Scotland. An informal dinner is served on the way to Spean Bridge followed by lively entertainment by local musicians in the Observation Car.


Cities Covered Spean Bridge ,  Bridge of Orchy

As the train travels west don't miss the views of Ben Nevis, the UK's highest peak. Disembark at Arisaig for an evocative walk along the beautiful Morar Sands, with breathtaking views across the Sound of Sleat.

Lunch is served back on board as the train retraces its route towards Fort William. Disembark here and visit historic Glenfinnan in the company of our storytelling Highlander. Enjoy cream tea in the elegant drawing room at Inverlochy Castle Hotel before returning to Fort William. Alternatively go on a guided hike of Nevis Gorge, weather permitting.

Relax on board before an informal dinner is served as you travel south.


Cities Covered Bridge of Orchy ,  Glasgow

Leaving Bridge of Orchy this morning, savour the dramatic Highland scenery en route to Glasgow. Board the ferry in Wemyss Bay for the 35-minute crossing to the Isle of Bute, which boasts a mesmerising variety of landscapes.

Visit Mount Stuart, one of Britain's most spectacular Victorian Gothic house and the architectural fantasy of the third Marquess of Bute. Mysterious interiors reflect the Marquess' passion for art, astrology, mythology and religion.

Following afternoon tea in the Drawing Room, explore this magnificent house and gardens.

Back on board, take time to relax and prepare for a formal dinner. Afterwards, head to the Observation Car for entertainment and farewell drinks.


Cities Covered Glasgow ,  Edinburgh

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the move this morning as you travel east towards Edinburgh, where you’ll disembark for your onward travel arrangements.



Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
Apr 201915, 22, 29May 20196Jul 201915
Aug 201919, 26Sep 201916, 23, 30

All Rates in GBP per person including ALL taxes and surcharges. Your reservation will be processed in US$ at the exchange rate upon booking.
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ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Double Cabin (Matrimonial Bed)
For departures April 15,2019 through May 6,2019 GBP 19,700 *17,139 with coupon GBP 9,850 *8,570 with coupon N/A
For departure August 19,2019 GBP 20,900 GBP 10,450 N/A
For departure August 26,2019 GBP 14,960 GBP 9,350 N/A
For departure September 16,2019 GBP 20,900 GBP 10,450 N/A
For departures September 23,2019 through September 30,2019 GBP 14,960 GBP 9,350 N/A
Single Cabin
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Twin Cabin (2 Twin Beds)
For departures April 15,2019 through May 6,2019 GBP 15,760 *13,711 with coupon GBP 9,850 *8,570 with coupon N/A
For departure August 19,2019 GBP 16,720 GBP 10,450 N/A
For departure August 26,2019 GBP 14,960 GBP 9,350 N/A
For departure September 16,2019 GBP 16,720 GBP 10,450 N/A
For departures September 23,2019 through September 30,2019 GBP 14,960 GBP 9,350 N/A

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Includes:

  • Seven 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 excursion to Morar Sands                                 
  • A choice between a visit to Glenfinnan Monument or a walk to Steall Waterfall                                 
  • A visit to Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute         
  • A guided tour of The Royal Yacht Britannia   
  • A choice between a boat trip to see wild seals or a visit to Eilean Donan Castle                                 
  • A trip to Ballindalloch Castle with a choice of activities                                   
  • A visit to Rothiemurchus Estate with a choice of country pursuits                                 
  • A guided tour of Glamis Castle and gardens                                 
  • 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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