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Royal Scotsman

Riding in some of the most luxurious train cars which exist today, and seeing the majestic beauty of the famed Scottish Highlands and Lowlands from the comfort of these is an experience that one can not re-create anywhere else; the beauty of this spectacular countryside in Scotland may be viewed from an observation car that has both panoramic windows and an open deck.

The train will pull over each night to allow the passengers to sleep un-interrupted by noise, bumps, and the grind of the train track. With a renown five star menu including salmon, shellfish, game and Aberdeen Angus beef, Roast loin of lamb with wild mushrooms and truffle risotto, Chicken and langoustine salad with baby squash and queen scallops, and more to choose from, one will indeed feel like a member of the aristocracy after.

There are a number of tours which one may take with this train line, each ranging from two to seven days, and with sites ranging from a variety of castles, distilleries, lochs, glens, and estates that characterize each particular tour. The most popular tour, the Classic Four Night Tour, is one of the most frequently traveled routes, due to the popularity of landmarks and sites visited on its itinerary. The tour embarks along the scenic west coast from the city of Edinburgh and heads west towards the city of Inverness, capital of the Highlands, passing the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge along the way. Upon arriving in Inverness the next day, the passengers disembark for a tour of the Dalmore Distillery. On Day two they reach the town of Plockton, where they will again disembark for a tour of one of Scotland’s most beautiful castles, the Eilean Donan Castle, located on three lochs amidst a breathtaking and beautiful portion of this coast.

On Day three they will arrive in Carrbridge, where they will experience the romance of the Spey valley and tour one of its most famous castles, the Ballindalloch; Day four will take them to the city of Dundee, where they will visit the estate of Rothiemurchus Estate and have the option of trying clay pigeon shooting, before traveling further to the town of Dunkeld, where they will tour the Scone Palace, once home to the fabled Stone of Destiny and formerly the crowning place of ancient Scottish Kings. Here they will also view the palace’s magnificent grounds and surrounding forests. Day Five will bring them finally to their destination city of Edinburgh where they will finish their train ride. This railway offers other tours including the four nights Country Homes and Gardens Tour, the five nights Grand West Highland Tour, and the seven nights Grand North Western Tour, any of which will enable the traveler to experience the Scottish Highlands in the manner of royalty.


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