Join us to discover outstanding autumnal gardens as we venture on a scenic rail journey into the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and South West Scotland.
The train departs Edinburgh in the early afternoon making its way south along the dramatic east coast.
Take time to settle into your cabin, and enjoy inspiring views of the wild North Sea.
At Alnmouth you’ll disembark to tour the extensive grounds of Howick Hall Gardens, the impressive variety of rare flora are a horticulturalist’s delight.
Return to the train for a sumptuous informal dinner as we journey on to the seaside town of Scarborough.
Unwind this morning with a leisurely breakfast on board as Belmond Royal Scotsman travels along the Settle to Carlisle Railway. Look out as we cross the iconic arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct, the perfect time to head to the observation veranda!
An early lunch is served before you disembark in Hexham to visit nearby Chipchase Castle and Gardens. Explore the grounds and architecture of this imposing Jacobean Mansion, and revel in splendid views across the River Tyne.
Dinner this evening is informal, followed by live music in the Observation Car as we head west to stable at Penrith.
Today’s adventure takes you Derwentwater, a spectacular expanse of water nestled in the heart of the Lake District. Spend the morning exploring the charms of this cherished location - an inspiration for Beatrix Potter’s ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’..
Lunch is served at the home of Lord and Lady Inglewood, followed by a private tour of their historic estate, Hutton-in-the-Forest.
Return to the train to indulge in an informal dinner as we travel northwards to stable for the night.
Continue north this morning, back over the Scottish border to Dumfries & Galloway.
Disembark the train to tour the Garden of Cosmic Speculation, based at the home of landscape architect and postmodern theorist Charles Jencks.
After lunch on board disembark in Sanquhar to see Drumlanrig Castle, the Dumfriesshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry.
Return to the train for your final dinner, a formal affair and indulgent delight! Then make your way to the Observation Car for a farewell nightcap.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the train makes its way back to Edinburgh.
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(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
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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.
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 and Allergies
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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