Rail Tours

Scotland Train Tours 2020/2021

Experience the unmatched beauty of Scotland the way it is truly supposed to be enjoyed, winding through the windswept moors, alongside glittering lochs, and under brooding mountains by rail. Discover the turbulent history of Scotland, its stunning castles, and iconic railway lines on this selection of magical tours by rail with Great Rail Journeys.

A wee dram of whisky, the soulful sound of bagpipes, dramatic castles, deep lochs, steam trains winding through heather-clad hills; Scotland is a destination simply bursting with unique charms. Book your Scottish escape with Great Rail Journeys today.

Majestic lochs, glens, and the fantastic Scottish Highlands all lie in wait, with spaces still left on some of our 2019 holidays. Explore unspoilt Loch Fyne, home to many a castle, and enjoy the contrast with bustling cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh. Or immerse yourself in Scottish traditions at the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a precision spectacle accompanied by pipes and drums.

Explore the beauty of the Scottish Coast

Julie Walters has sprung onto our screens with her fabulous ‘Coastal Railways’ series, taking us the length of Great Britain on board some of the most spectacular scenic lines that Scotland, England, and Wales have to offer. From the misty Scottish Highlands to the beautiful colours of the Welsh Coast and more, follow in Julie’s footprints with Rail Discoveries superb collection of Scottish coastal tours.

Grand tour scotland

Grand Tour of Scotland

10 days from £2,495PP

Immerse yourself in the culture and majesty of the Scottish Highlands. You take in the rugged landscapes on two of the UK's most famous train lines; the West Highland Line and the Jacobite. You also visit Loch Ness and castles that transport you through the history of this region.

Western Highlands

Western Highlands & Hebrides

9 days from £1,360PP

Discover the incredibly picturesque Western Highlands and the rugged, breathtaking coastal islands which lie off Scotland's western coast. This tour takes us on some of the world's most scenic railway journeys as part of a truly memorable exploration of the Highlands.

Edinburgh Highlands

Edinburgh, The Highlands & Islands

Explore the highlands of Scotland

9 Days from £1,575PP

Majestic lochs and glens lie in wait as we cross Edinburgh and the Highlands and visit historic castles and the Isle of Mull. We travel through the West Highlands and Cairngorms on this fabulous round trip climaxing with a 'Scottish Evening' on Edinburgh's stately Royal Mile.


Highland adventur

Highland Adventure

5 days from £745PP

Take in a stunning, unspoilt region by rail. Breathtaking scenery and fantastic journeys by mainline and steam railways; this tour takes in the very best of northern Scotland from our base in Inverness - the gateway to your Highland adventure.

Edinburgh Tattoo

Edinburgh Tattoo

5 days from £695PP

Experience the spectacle of marching bands when you visit the Edinburgh Tattoo by train, with pipes and drums resonating from the castle's elevated setting. Complimenting the trip, witness incredible lochs, glens and mountains as we explore the West Highlands.

Outer Hebrides Highlands

The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands

Enjoy an adventure to Scotland's idyllic Outer Hebrides

8 Days from £1,335PP

Enjoy an adventure to Scotland's idyllic Outer Hebrides and The Highlands on a tour that takes in two of the UK's most famous train lines, the West Highland and the Jacobite, as well as time in Stornoway and Isle of Barra.

Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands

7 Days from £645PP

Travel to the heart of the Scottish Highlands and take in the marvellous lochs and glens as you travel by train on the superb West Highland Line and cruise Loch Lomond.

Highlands by Steam

The Highlands by Steam

6 Days from £595PP

Experience Edinburgh before exploring the lochs, mountains and glens of Perthshire and the Cairngorms on spectacular mainline and steam railways from the pretty Perthshire village of Blair Atholl.

West Highlands Skye

West Highlands & Skye

6 days from £560PP

From the proud city of Glasgow, make the exciting journey through the mesmerising scenery of the Scottish Highlands on one of the world's great railways, before visiting the beautiful Isle of Skye.

Edinburgh Highlands

A Castle on the Shores of Loch Fyne

7 Days from £1,080PP

Set in idyllic, undiscovered surroundings overlooking picturesque Loch Fyne, a 19th century Baronial Castle awaits you on this magnificent tour. Cruise the open waters to the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, explore nearby Oban and Inveraray.

Autumn Highlands

Enchanting Autumn Colours of the Highlands

6 Days from £715PP

Become bewitched by the sparkling beauty of Scotland, on a trip that will enthrall the eyes in the wilds of this wonderful country. From your base in Pitlochry, discover some of the Highland's most wonderful scenes and castles, on a delightful adventure that showcases the best of the country in the autumn season.

Scotland Ireland

The Best of Scotland and Ireland

13 Days from £2,395PP

Three of the British Isles most scenic countries combine on a tour that showcases the best of these Celtic beauties. Beginning in Scotland, explore the majestic Highlands and its most incredible cities, before venturing over to Northern Ireland and the rest of the Emerald Isle, a land of incredible culture and tradition.

St Andrews

St Andrews & Royal Deeside

6 Days from £865PP

Immerse yourself in the rich royal heritage of Scotland on this remarkable tour. Visit the former yacht of Queen Elizabeth II, explore historic castles, delight in a nostalgic journey on the Royal Deeside Railway and discover the idyllic coastal town of St Andrews.

Castles and Wildlife of Scotland

Castles and Wildlife of Scotland

7 Days from £1,495PP

A small group tour to Scotland means you have access to some of the country's most spectacular sights and experiences that just aren't possible with a larger group. Enjoy accommodation at two bespoke hotels, step back to the golden age of rail travel with an overnight journey on the Caledonian Sleeper Train, and meet the local wildlife.

Orkney, Shetland & the Highlands

Orkney, Shetland & the Highlands

9 Days from £1,695PP

Experience our captivating rail adventure to Britain's far north, enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness, witness the untouched beauty of Orkney and Shetland, and trundle alongside the River Dee on the scenic, steam-hauled Royal Deeside Railway.

Great Railways of the Scottish Highlands

Great Railways of the Scottish Highlands

Incredible rail journeys and the glorious scenery of the Scottish Highlands - the perfect combination for a wonderful break close to home.
5 days from £799

Orkney, Shetland & The Caledonian Sleeper

Orkney, Shetland & The Caledonian Sleeper

7 days from £1,165 per person

Orkney and Shetland have inspired artists, writers and musicians for centuries. Discover the Scottish islands' charms in the most romantic way possible - with a nostalgic overnight journey on the Caledonian Sleeper train.

Royal Deeside & The Tornado Steam Train

Royal Deeside & The Tornado Steam Train

5 days from £870 per person

With visits to 2 of Scotland's most charismatic cities, Edinburgh and Dundee, we immerse ourselves in the local flavour with tastings of some local specialities; Arbroath smokies and whisky. The highlight of this holiday has to be a First Class journey on the Aberdonian Tornado Steam Train.