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Luxury Train Journeys on The Royal Scotsman

The Royal Scotsman is the epitome of luxury train travel, for those who have ever dreamt of an Orient Express experience in Scotland, dream no more. You can “live a life less ordinary” and embark on a journey through the magical Highlands of Scotland aboard the legend that is The Royal Scotsman.

Having originally launched in the 80's The Royal Scotsman has been renovated and refurbished over the years and is now considered to be one of the most luxurious sleeper trains in the world. When you board The Royal Scotsman for a luxury train holiday in Scotland, you will immediately notice the Edwardian style décor that flourishes throughout the Pullman carriages. This Scottish luxury sleeper train also has a world first, with a luxury spa onboard, namely the Bamford Haybarn Spa, so The Royal Scotsman is pushing the boundaries in the world of luxury train travel. When you combine luxury train travel and gorgeous landscapes, the result is a holiday of a lifetime. Come and discover Scotland on a luxury train holiday on The Royals Scotsman.

There are several journeys that The Royal Scotsman embarks on from shorter luxury train breaks in Scotland to seven night holidays in a Scottish Orient Express style holiday. So, you may be wondering which journey on The Royal Scotsman is one for your Highland fling, well sit back grab a cuppa, as we are going to delve into the different journeys on The Royal Scotsman...

Scotland's Classic Splendours
As standard with all luxury train holidays in Scotland on the Grand Hibernian, this journey, Scotland's Classic Splendours includes your 24-hour steward service, all meals, all beverages (including alcoholic drinks) and traditional onboard entertainment. But also included in this four-night vacation on the Royal Scotsman are a host of tours including a guided tour of Glamis Castle & gardens, a tour of Rothiemurchus Estate and whilst there you can take part in come country pursuits. As well as these tours, when you choose Scotland's Classic Splendours as your select luxury train vacation in Scotland you will also have the choice out of either a visit to Eilean Donan Castle or a seal watching boat trip, both of which are fantastic tours. 
Scotland's Classic Splendours will send you on a Highlands journey from Edinburgh onto Kyle of Lochalsh, after which you head to Boat of Garten, then on to Rothiemurchus before returning to the capital. If you are looking for a short luxury train holiday in Scotland and you enjoy history and culture, then Scotland's Classic Splendours could well be the luxury train journey on The Royal Scotsman for you.

Grand Western Scenic Wonders – Northbound
Indulge in an all-inclusive vacation on The Royal Scotsman on this Grand Western Scenic Wonders luxury train journey. This is the most magnificent train tour of the Highlands of Scotland, spending seven nights aboard one of the world’s most glamourous sleeper trains. Along with inclusive meals, beverages, steward service and traditional entertainment , the Grand Western Scenic Wonders luxury train holiday also has an abundance of excursions to offer, from a visit to Morar Sands, a tour of Mount Stuart, located on the Isle of Bute, a guided tour of The Royal Yacht Britannia, a trip to Ballindalloch Castle, a visit to Rothiemurchus Estate, which includes a choice of country pursuits. Also included on the Grand Western Scenic are a choice of tours between Glenfinnan Monument or a walk to Steall Waterfall and also a choice between a boat trip to see wild seals or a tour of Eilean Donan Castle. 
The Grand Western Scenic Wonders is the longest of the luxury train vacations in Scotland and takes in all of Scotland’s beautiful Highland attractions. Visiting Scotland via sleeper train is one of the best ways to take in the most sights of this gorgeous country as possible. This luxury train holiday on The Royal Scotsman is suited for those who are hoping to spend a little longer delving into the magical Scottish Highlands, for those who love culture, history and of course luxury.
Your luxury train journey aboard The Royal Scotsman will begin in Edinburgh, head towards Kyle of Lochalsh, then onto Boat of Gerten, furthering on to Rothiemurchus Estate and back to the capital. In Edinburgh you'll visit The Royal Yacht Britannia before re-joining the train and heading to Glenfinnan, then on towards Mount Stuart and back to Edinburgh.

Western Scenic Wonders
Western Scenic Wonders on The Royal Scotsman is a shorter luxury train holiday, which includes three nights aboard the Scottish Orient Express train. On the West Scenic Wonders journey you'll get all the standard onboard all-inclusives (steward service 24 hours, meals, drinks and entertainment) as well as some wonderful excursions. There is one day that you will need to choose between two tours, you can either select to visit the stunning Steall Waterfall or take a tour of the Glenfinnan Monument. The Western Scenic Wonders also includes visits to the Isle of Bute and a tour of Morar Sands.  
If you're looking for a short luxury train tour of Scotland that takes you to some of the most beautiful sights of the Scottish Highlands, this is it. 

Taste of the Highlands
This journey on The Royal Scotsman is our shortest luxury train vacation in Scotland that will take you to the Rothiemurchus Estate that is set within the Cairngorms National Park. The Taste of the Highlands Tour is a two-night Orient Express Scotland journey that has all your all-inclusive luxuries onboard the Royal Scotsman, which consist of meals; full Scottish breakfast, a three-course lunch and a four-course dinner. All beverages (alcoholic too) are also included on this short Scottish Orient Express vacation, as well as 24-hour steward service. 
Tours that you will be able to enjoy on the Taste of the Highlands luxury train journey in Scotland include Strathisla Distillery, a private tour of Culloden Battlefield as well as your visit to Rothiemurchus Estate, which will also include a choice of country pursuits. This short Orient Express Scotland vacation is perfect for those wanting to get away for a few days on a luxury short break that takes in the sights of the gorgeous Scottish Highlands.

Heritage Homes & Gardens
A Scottish Orient Express holiday that takes you on a journey to some of Scotland’s most celebrated properties and gardens. You’ll spend four nights on The Royal Scotsman luxury train on an all-inclusive luxury sleeper train holiday journeying through Scotland’s Highlands. Special guests are onboard this Orient Express Scotland journey, namely Susan Chivers (gardening writer) and Patsy Floyd (photographer).
There are numerous excursions on the Heritage Homes & Gardens luxury train tour of Scotland including, Brechin Castle Gardens, Attadale Gardens, tour of Foulis Castle (led by a Munro clan member), an Isle of Skye boat trip with visit to the Clan Donald Estate. You will also enjoy an evening drinks reception at the gorgeous location of Ballindallock Castle, where you can also enjoy a tour of the famous Walled Rose Garden. There will also be excursions to Ruthven House and Pitmuies Garden and there is also a visit to Rothiemurchus Estate where you will be able to take part in country pursuits.
This is a fantastic Scottish holiday by train that is suited to lovers of gorgeous gardens and stately homes. 

Scotch Malt Whisky Trail
Love whiskey? You'll love this luxury train holiday in Scotland, it's all about the Scotch. 
The Scotch Malt Whiskey Trail is a luxury train vacation dedicated to Scotch whiskey. On your journey you will get to visit Glen Ord, Tullibardine, Glenlivet distilleries. You will also take part in a Scotch whiskey tasting session at the Scotch Malt whiskey society, where you will receive your complimentary one year’s membership to the society. There will be a specialist single cask whiskey tasting experience with your whiskey ambassador, as well as a non-whiskey based excursion to Rothiemurchus Estate to take part in some country pursuits. 
This Royal Scotsman vacation is perfect for those who love whiskey, you'll have the time of your life in all-inclusive luxury journeying through one of the most magical locations. You'll spend four nights onboard The Royal Scotsman luxury sleeper train visiting Edinburgh, Muirford, Carrbridge and Rothiemurchus in the Cairngorms National Park before returning back to Edinburgh to conclude your luxury train vacation in Scotland.

Clans, Castles & Isles
Onboard The Royal Scotsman luxury sleeper train, you will discover the Clans, Castles and Isles of the Scottish Highlands in a luxury train journey of Scotland like no other. Enjoy a five-night stay aboard The Royal Scotsman in all-inclusive luxury and visit Scotland's most celebrated Castles and learn of the Clans that own them. Your Clans, Castles & Isles luxury train holiday in Scotland will take you to the historic Oban distillery before enjoying excursions to Duart Castle and Drumianrig Castle. 
Starting in Edinburgh, The Royal Scotsman luxury train will head to Glenfinnan, where you will be able to take in some of the most majestic sights along the way. Day three of the Clans, Castles & Isles luxury train holiday will send you on to Oban, crossing over to the Isle of Mull. Day four will see you visit Wemyss Bay and day 5 takes you on towards Nith Valley before your luxury train vacation in Scotland concludes back at Edinburgh.
This Orient Express Scotland holiday is a wonderful journey to take part in for those who love Scottish history, castles and beautiful scenery. 

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