FROM $2,999

Scotland and the Highlands by Rail Roundtrip from Edinburgh

Discover the unforgettable beauty of Scotland on this 7-night tour. Explore the enchanting city of Edinburgh for 3 nights before travelling by rail to the picturesque Highlands. Experience dramatic coastlines, ancient ruins and picturesque villages along the way. Immerse yourself in Edinburgh's unique culture and historical magic.

Scotland and the Highlands by Rail Roundtrip from Edinburgh

DEPARTURE DATE: September 30, 2023
Countries Visited: Scotland


The magnificent scenery, dramatic coastlines, ancient ruins and quaint villages of the Scottish Highlands await! Unearth the historical magic and unique culture of Edinburgh with a three-night stay before riding the rails north and exploring the unparalleled landscapes of Skye.


  • Discover Edinburgh in detail with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour around all the main sights
  • Learn about Scottish history with a walking tour of Edinburgh and then see the hilltop fortress, Edinburgh Castle
  • Fill your stomach and taste on the local delicacies on your Secret Food Tour
  • Take a daytrip through the Scottish Highlands to the spectacular Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle

Travel Dates & Pricing

September 30, 2023from $2,999 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 7 night package Edinburgh & Inverness
  • Daily breakfast
  • Rail tickets
  • Tours and special dinner


1Sat Sep 30Edinburgh
2Sun Oct 1Edinburgh
3Mon Oct 2Edinburgh
4Tue Oct 3Edinburgh To Inverness
5Wed Oct 4Loch Ness Cruise
5Wed Oct 4Loch Ness Cruise
6Thu Oct 5Isle of Skye
7Fri Oct 6Inverness To Edinburgh
8Sat Oct 7Edinburgh

Day 1 – Edinburgh

Arrive in Edinburgh today and check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. 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. (Overnight in Edinburgh)

Day 2 – Edinburgh

Spend a day at leisure in Edinburgh today, exploring the iconic attractions of the city. Your vacation includes a skip-the-line entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle, where you’ll be able to see the Crown Jewels in the Royal Palace, discover the tiny St Margaret’s Chapel and uncover fascinating history at the National War Museum. Perched on a hill, the Castle dominates Edinburgh’s skyline and offers wonderful views of the city below. (Overnight in Edinburgh)

Day 3 – Edinburgh

Today you will be able to plan your very own sightseeing tour of Edinburgh with a hop-on, hop-off ticket included with your vacation. Get on and off the bright red double decker bus at any of 14 stops around the city, discovering the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and the National Museum of Scotland. Spend your last evening in Edinburgh enjoying some traditional cuisine, perhaps with a glass of scotch whiskey from a local distillery. (Overnight in Edinburgh)

Day 4 – Edinburgh To Inverness

Catch the train from Edinburgh to Inverness today, riding the rails through the wonderful scenery of Scotland into the Highlands. Arrive in Inverness, on the northeast coast of the country, and check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Known as the ‘gateway to the Highlands,’ Inverness boasts an abundance of culture, history and a pretty Old Town, home to the 19th-century Inverness Cathedral. (Overnight in Inverness)

Day 5 – Loch Ness Cruise

Unearth the wonders of Loch Ness today! Keep an eye out for the Loch Ness Monster as you cruise from Clansman Harbor, marveling at the wonderful scenery along the way. Visit the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition to hear about the legendary water monster, too! (Overnight in Inverness)

Day 6 – Isle of Skye

Immerse yourself in the rugged and dramatic beauty of Scotland’s Highlands with a trip over to the Isle of Skye. Sit back and relax as you pass through glens and mountain passes, lochs and castle ruins en route to the famous Isle. Enjoy free time on Skye, and admire the colourful harbour, the wonderful coastal views and the Cuillin Hills. This trip runs from April to October. Between November and March, enjoy an Inverness hop-on, hop-off city sightseeing tour instead. (Overnight in Inverness)

Day 7 – Inverness To Edinburgh

Check out of your hotel in Inverness after breakfast this morning and spend a little more time exploring, if you like. Catch the train back to Edinburgh and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Be sure to visit any sights in the Scottish capital that are still on your ‘to do’ list! (Overnight in Edinburgh)

Day 8 – Edinburgh

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