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Experience Scotland’s most iconic landscapes and attractions on this 8-day train journey. This spectacular itinerary feature unforgettable experiences in Inverness, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh, and London. Explore the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in Inverness, tour the magical Isle of Skye and tour the Eilean Donan Castle, stroll through Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town, enjoy taking in the ever-changing scenery from city to city, and walk across Abbey Road and watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace in London. There’s no better way to experience this corner of the world than by train.
This holiday includes...
This trip is fully tailored to you, so let us know what you would like to take out or add in. We’ll ensure it’s perfect.
- Rail travel as per itinerary
- 1 night accommodation onboard Caledonian Sleeper
- 3 nights accommodation in Inverness, with breakfast included
- 2 nights accommodation in Edinburgh, with breakfast included
- 1 night accommodation in London, with breakfast included
- Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness
- Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Inverness (Apr-Sept only)
- City tour of Edinburgh
Depart London on the Caledonian Sleeper for your overnight journey to Inverness, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands.
Day 2 - Inverness
Boasting an abundance of culture, history, a beautiful Old Town, and the 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, this city and the surrounding region was made for exploring.
Day 3 - Inverness
Today’s included tour features many memorable moments. You’ll travel through dramatic Highland landscapes before visiting Eilean Donan Castle, known as the most photographed castle in Scotland. Then, you’ll cross over into Isle of Skye, where you’ll stop for a photo of the Red Cuillin Mountains. In the coastal town of Portree, you have free time to enjoy lunch and stroll the Trotternish Peninsula. Kilt Rock and the Quiraing will certainly be highlights. From there, you’ll visit Kyleakin for refreshments and the chance to see Castle Moil or the Skye Bridge.
Day 4 - Inverness
Spend this free day seeing any sights and points of interest you didn’t get a chance to experience, yet, using your hop on hop off pass allowing you to tour at your pace. Check out the Victorian Market, Botanic Gardens, Greig Street Bridge, or the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.
Travel by direct train to Edinburgh. Settle in before setting out to explore the capital of Scotland! From the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town to the sweeping views from the top of the many hills, there is so much beauty to explore here.
Day 6 - Edinburgh
During your included city tour, you’ll get to see the best attractions and learn all about local traditions and stories. Visit Princes Street, Grassmarket, Dean Village, and Holyrood Palace.
Catch your train back to the English capital today. Upon arrival, spend your time relaxing or checking off any must-see places from your personal itinerary. We recommend checking out the National Gallery, Hampton Court Palace, and watching the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels.
There are a number of hotel options for your stay in Edinburgh, Inverness and London. We’ve chosen rooms for this package but let us know if you’d like to add a cheeky room upgrade.
Mercure Inverness Hotel, Classic Room
Situated in the heart of Inverness' vibrant City Centre, Mercure Inverness Hotel boasts a dramatic Highlands backdrop overlooking the peaceful River Ness. This modern 4-star hotel is just six miles from Loch Ness and 200 metres from Inverness railway station, making it the perfect base-camp for guests looking to immerse themselves in Scottish culture. The newly refurbished rooms, restaurant and public areas have transformed the hotel into one of the most desirable stays in the city.
Kingsmills Hotel, Garden Room
This hotel is beautifully set amidst 4 acres of beautifully-kept gardens and lawns in Inverness. The hotel is located just a 10 minutes' walking distance from the city centre, where guests can explore the wealth of restaurants, shopping opportunities and entertainment venues that it has to offer. Links to the public transport network are available nearby.
Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, London, Guest Queen Room
Dating back to the 1900s, our building forms part of Edinburgh's North Bridge, linking the Old Town to the city center. On the corner of the famous Royal Mile, we're a two-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley railway station and half a mile from Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street shopping. Enjoy our fitness center and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill.
DoubleTree by Hilton, London Victoria, Double Room
Situated just a stone’s throw from Victoria Train Station, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria is the perfect base for exploring the English capital. Just five minutes’ from Westminster Cathedral, or a 15-minute stroll down to St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace, the property combines an enviable location with warmly furnished rooms and wonderful amenities. Guests enjoy private bathrooms, satellite TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant serving seasonal European dishes.
Hilton London Euston, Double Guest Room
Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.
Megaro London, Standard Double Room
The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.
Every room on board the new trains captures the spirit of Caledonian Sleeper, with handcrafted Glencraft mattresses for the ultimate sleep and – for the first time – en-suite facilities in select accommodation options.
Adding a special surprise to your holiday is just the sort of thing we’re here for. And we’re excellent at keeping secrets, promise. From surprise parties to secret engagement plans, our concierge service will sort the To Do list, so you can enjoy the “ta-da!”.