Experience breathtaking Scottish scenery by steamship and travel on the iconic Jacobite steam train on this four-day escorted tour of Scotland
Scottish broadcaster and journalist Kirsty Wark is now joining
this exclusive trip - get the chance to hear a special talk from
Kirsty and ask your questions in a Q&A session.
For hundreds of years, the wooded hills and glens and the
crystal-clear lochs of the Trossachs have inspired visitors from
all over the world. On this exclusive four-day holiday, you will
travel over land, sea and loch, with multiple journeys powered by
steam. Travelling on the famous Jacobite steam train and the SS Sir
Walter Scott, you will take in the impressive sight of Britain's
highest mountain, Ben Nevis, enjoy a unique experience on the
world's first rotating boat lift, and pass over the spectacular
21-arch Glenfinnan viaduct, as seen in the Harry Potter films.
The PS Waverley, which was out of service throughout
2019 and 2020, is now back in action, in time for you to enjoy a
spectacular ride on board. You'll also take a voyage on Loch
Katrine on the SS Sir Walter Scott. The scenery around the loch is
breathtaking - at its northern end is Glengyle, the birthplace of
Scottish outlaw and folk hero Rob Roy.
In the 1930s, the Forth & Clyde and the Union Canals were
linked by 11 locks that took almost a day for a boat to pass
through. Nowadays, the Falkirk Wheel, opened by the Queen in 2002,
does the job in four minutes. As part of your boat journey, you
will experience the world's first rotating boat lift for yourself
before sailing along the Union Canal below the historic Antonine
Wall to its visitor centre. This UNESCO World Heritage site marked
the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire, some 99 miles north
of the better-known Hadrian's Wall.
The Fort William to Mallaig railway line is frequently voted the
world's greatest railway journey. Your steam train round-trip
begins at the southern end of the Great Glen, in the shadow of Ben
Nevis at Fort William. Hopping aboard The Jacobite, you will puff
past rugged scenery, craggy coastlines and inland lochs, including
Loch Shiel, where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard in
1745. After a stop for local seafood or fish and chips in the port
of Mallaig, you will return to Fort William and enjoy Champagne
back at the hotel.
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