Journey through ever-changing landscapes of sweeping glens, towering peaks and mirror-calm lochs on this round-Britain itinerary.
Depart from Edinburgh and travel through Perth, enjoy afternoon tea on the Highland Line to Aviemore.
Arrive early evening in the peaceful Highland village of Boat of Garten. Cocktails are served followed by an informal dinner.
Visit estate of Rothiemurchus for clay pigeon shooting and wildlife walks.
Return to the train for lunch before visiting Culloden.
Continue east to Keith where you will have an opportunity to visit Strathisla Distillery.
Rejoin the train in Keith and continue through Speyside towards Dundee on the banks of the Firth of Tay.
Head south into England, passing the Lake District National Park.
Historical walking tour of Chester, including a drinks reception in the cathedral.
Prepare for an informal dinner as the train crosses into Wales.
After dinner disembark for a visit to Gwydir Castle.
Visit the walled town of Caernarfon with its picturesque castle.
Here your steam train awaits to transport you up into Snowdonia National Park.
Travel to the Isle of Anglesey for a private tour of Plas Cadnant Estate, one of North Wales' best kept secrets
Return to mainland and re-join Belmond Royal Scotsman in time for dinner
Breakfast is served on the move as the train travels south to the spa city of Bath.
On arrival in Bath enjoy guided tour of Roman baths and time to explore the World Heritage-listed city.
Return to the train in time for a light lunch, with time to relax before disembarking in Oxford for dinner at one of the UK's finest country house hotels, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons.
Re-join the train in Oxford and relax with an after-dinner drink as you travel south through Berkshire and then through the outskirts of London before heading north to the private Nene Valley Railway near Peterborough where the train stables overnight.
Visit Cambridge and historic Corpus Christi college, including the Parker library with its medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.
Guests can also enjoy a leisurely punt on the River Cam.
Overnight stabling in Scarborough.
Breakfast is served as the train travels from Scarborough to York.
Guided walking tour of the city including York Minster.
Rejoining the train, you travel up through Northumberland into Alnmouth by early evening, here you disembark for a celebratory private viewing of Alnwick Castle followed by an exclusive farewell dinner.
Depart Northumberland early in the morning, cross the border back into Scotland and arrive back at Edinburgh Waverley after breakfast.
Our luxury cabins provide a welcome sanctuary after a day in the Highlands. Lined with rich marquetry, each one features plush beds fitted with soft Scottish wools and tartans. An elegant dressing table and en suite add to the indulgence. Let your mind wander as you gaze through the generous picture window—they’re made for daydreaming.
We recommend you arrange suitable insurance to cover personal belongings, cancellation/interruption, medical and luggage. Details of cancellation policies can be found in our booking conditions.
If you are not a UK citizen, you must have a valid passport that will remain valid beyond the duration of your journey. Depending on which country issues your passport, you may need a visa for entry into the UK. Please check with your travel agent or government agency before travelling to the UK.
For safety reasons, pets are not permitted on the train. However, if you are travelling with an assistance dog please contact reservations to discuss further.
Please note children under the age of 12 are permitted travel, however please contact reservations to discuss full details.
Wheelchair users or those with restricted mobility are asked to contact us directly to discuss the suitability of a journey aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman.
Special diets can be accommodated with our Chef. Please be sure to tell us in advance of any allergies, food related or not.
Please advise Belmond Royal Scotsman office or your travel agent of any health restrictions before travelling with us. No specific vaccinations are required for entry into the UK. It is advised, however, that you consult your doctor or physician for requirements based on your travel itinerary, or for any personal health recommendations relating to your journey. Please note that there are no professional medical facilities on Belmond Royal Scotsman.
In accordance with Scottish Law, smoking is not permitted on board.
The train departs from Edinburgh Waverley Station. Check-in is at least 40 minutes prior to departure at The Balmoral Hotel, after which our Host and Crewmembers will escort you and your luggage onto the train.
Cabins have limited space, therefore we recommend each guest travels with one suitcase and one carry-on bag. Twin State Cabins have storage space under each bed measuring 71cm x 23cm. If necessary, facilities are available at The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh for luggage storage during your journey. If you are staying at another hotel, please ask the Hotel Manager. Prior to boarding, please attach a Belmond The Royal Scotsman luggage label/tag to each piece of your luggage.
For daytime excursions and relaxing on board, we recommend casual, comfortable clothing. In the evening we recommend a jacket and tie for informal dinners and black tie/tuxedo or kilt for formal dinners.
There are electrical outlets in all cabins. Electricity in the UK runs on 220/240 volts. You may wish to bring an adaptor for electrical appliances.
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