Across Granish Moor
Great Highland Railways
Michael Portillo's 'Great Railway Journeys' television series has rekindled our romance with railway journeys. Our railway adventure includes scenery in areas of Scotland that are dramatic in different ways. Many memorable experiences will be created from the breathtakingly beautiful Kyle Line to Kyle of Lochalsh, to the Far North Line to Thurso, on the most northerly shoreline.
Inverness • Strathspey Railway • Thurso • Eastern Coastline • Kyle of Lochalsh
Day 1 Travel to the overnight stop in the Glasgow area.
Day 2 Continue north to the Highlands to reach Aviemore and enjoy a ride on the nostalgic Strathspey Railway to Broomhill. Continue to Inverness, the 'city in the Highlands', for time at leisure before proceeding to the hotel.
Day 3 An early start today for the scenic journey to the remote Georgian town of Thurso. Following time at leisure, enjoy today's rail journey on the Far North Line, the northern most railway in the United Kingdom. Experience the wilderness of the moors before the dramatic scenery as you travel along the eastern coastline, which at times runs almost on the shore.
Day 4 The highlight for most will be today's journey on one of the world's finest coast-to-coast railway journeys to the Kyle of Lochalsh, overlooking the Isle of Skye. This spectacular train ride is undoubtedly one of the most scenic rail journeys in the United Kingdom. Rejoin the coach for an equally interesting return tour via Loch Ness.
Day 5 Journey south with a recommended stop in Pitlochry, where we can arrange a distillery tour if required. Alternatively and if time permits, we can arrange a trip on the Funicular Railway to the top of the Cairn Gorm to experience some of the most spectacular views in Scotland looking across the famous mountainous landscape which epitomises this beautiful country. Overnight stop in the Glasgow area.
Day 6 Homeward journey.
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The Priory Hotel, Beauly
A traditional village hotel modernised to a high standard, with a lovely restaurant that has a good reputation for its dining.
• 3 star • 40 bedrooms • Lift
• Coach parking outside hotel
Your tour includes:
• 1 night half board on the outbound journey
• 3 nights half board in Beauly with:
Full Scottish breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Aviemore to Broomhill railway journey
• Thurso to Dingwall railway journey
• Dingwall to Kyle of Lochalsh railway journey
• 1 night half board on the inbound journey
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