Royal Scotsman Train by Belmond

The Belmond Royal Scotsman train takes you to the heart of the Scottish Highlands, where you travel through landscapes of pine-clad mountains, reflected in mirror-still lochs.

With your own private cabin and an open-deck observation carriage from which to marvel at Scotland’s finest countryside, life on board is relaxed yet indulgent.

Step aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman and enjoy an all-inclusive experience with all meals and drinks included in the packages including over 50 malt whiskies onboard the train.

With just 36 guests, this is luxury railway travel at its most personal.

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  • Trips from £2,850pp
  • Private En-Suite Cabins
  • Two to Seven Night Itineraries
  • Ultra All Inclusive including over 50 Whiskies
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Prices From £2,850 per person

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Royal Scotsman Journeys

Journeys aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman

Taste of the Highlands

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  • Three Days / Two Nights

Taste of the Highlands – The Highland Journey

Edinburgh – Keith – Dundee – Edinburgh
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PRICE FROM £2,850 PER PERSON

  • 22nd May 2019
  • 19th June 2019
  • 2nd July 2019
  • 13th July 2019
  • 22nd July 2019
  • 14th August 2019
  • 11th October 2019

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Itinerary – Taste of the Highlands (Highland Journey) (3 Days / 2 Nights)

Day One - Depart Edinburgh Waverley 13:43
  • Departing Edinburgh in the early afternoon, journey north through the former Kingdom of Fife, then up into the dramatic scenery of the Highlands.
  • In the evening a sumptuous dinner is served, followed by entertainment in the Observation Car, overnight in Boat of Garten.

Day Two
  • After breakfast, travel the short distance by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
  • Choose from a range of Estate activities including clay-pigeon shooting, fishing or a tour of the estate with one of the Park Rangers.
  • Rejoin the train for lunch and travel to Culloden Battlefield for a private tour.
  • Enjoy an evening visit to Strathisla Distillery, one of the oldest working distilleries and home to one of Scotland’s most famous whiskies – Chivas Regal.
  • Back on board enjoy some spectacular panoramas on the way south through Aberdeenshire and Angus. A formal dinner is served on the way to Dundee.

Day Three - Arrive Edinburgh Waverley 09:49
  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as you leave Dundee behind and return to Edinburgh travelling through the former Kingdom of Fife.

Western Scenic Wonders

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  • Four Days / Three Nights

Western Scenic Wonders – The Western Journey

Edinburgh – Spean – Bridge of Orchy – Wemyss Bay – Edinburgh
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PRICE FROM £4,150 PER PERSON

  • 19th April 2019
  • 26th April 2019
  • 10th May 2019
  • 7th June 2019
  • 21st June 2019
  • 19th July 2019
  • 23rd August 2019
  • 30th August 2019
  • 20th September 2019
  • 27th September 2019
  • 4th October 2019

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Itinerary – Western Scenic Wonders (Western Journey) (4 Days / 3 Nights)

Day One - Depart Edinburgh Waverley 13:51
  • The train departs leaves Edinburgh in the early afternoon and heads west through Falkirk, reaching Craigendoran the starting point for the West Highland Line.
  • Guests enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea and soon you also catch a first glimpse of Loch Lomond.
  • Enjoy an impressive display as the train makes the steep climb up the waterfall-rich Glen Falloch then onwards to the village of Spean Bridge for the night.
  • Enjoy a splendid informal dinner and entertainment from local musicians in the Observation Car.

Day Two
  • As the train continues west, passing through Fort William, don’t miss the views of Ben Nevis.
  • Disembark at Arisaig, for a romantic stroll along the beautiful Morar Sands marvelling at the views of the Isle of Skye’s majestic Cuillin Mountains.
  • Lunch is served as the train retraces its route back to Fort William, the largest town in the West Highlands.
  • After lunch, our Highlander accompanies you to Glenfinnan Monument to explain the area’s history including the Jacobite Rising of 1745 before tea at Inverlochy Castle.
  • Energtic guests can choose a guided walk with a mountain ranger through Nevis Gorge to beautiful Steall Waterfall.
  • Return to the train in Fort William and relax on board before an informal dinner is served as you travel south towards the tiny Argyll village of Bridge of Orchy.
  • Afterwards, enjoy a nightcap whilst listening to the evening entertainment in the Observation Car.

Day Three
  • Today’s destination is the charming Isle of Bute. Accessable by ferry, The island is rich in geology, history and wildlife, with a varied landscape.
  • Guests enjoy a fascinating visit to Mount Stuart, a Victorian Gothic house with arguably the finest privately held collection of family portraits in Scotland.
  • Return to the train in Wemyss Bay for a formal dinner followed by traditional Scottish music in the Observation Car.
Day Four - Arrive Edinburgh Waverley 09:50
  • The train makes an early departure from Kilmarnock. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the train makes its way back to Edinburgh.

Scotland’s Splendours

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  • Five Days / Four Nights

Scotland’s Classic Splendours – The Classic Journey

Edinburgh – Keith – Kyle of Lochalsh – Boat of Garten – Kingussie – Dunkeld – Edinburgh
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PRICE FROM £5,200 PER PERSON

  • 11th April 2019
  • 15th April 2019
  • 22nd April 2019
  • 29th April 2019
  • 6th May 2019
  • 13th May 2019
  • 24th May 2019
  • 28th May 2019
  • 10th June 2019
  • 14th June 2019
  • 24th June 2019
  • 28th June 2019
  • 15th July 2019
  • 24th July 2019
  • 28th July 2019
  • 5th August 2019
  • 9th August 2019
  • 19th August 2019
  • 26th August 2019
  • 2nd September 2019
  • 16th September 2019
  • 23rd September 2019
  • 30th September 2019
  • 7th October 2019
  • 13th October 2019

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Itinerary – Scotlands’s Classic Splendours (The Classic Journey) (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Day One - Depart Edinburgh Waverley 13:42
  • Depart from Edinburgh and travel north, crossing the Firth of Forth via the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge – one of the greatest.
  • Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea travelling through the former Kingdom of Fife as you pass Arboath, Montrose and Aberdeen before arriving in Keith.
  • In the evening enjoy an informal dinner and perhaps a nightcap with your fellow guests in the Observation Car.
Day Two
  • Breakfast is served as the train leaves Keith and travels west along the Moray Firth towards Inverness.
  • Later enjoy a delicious lunch as the train heads towards Kyle of Lochalsh on what is arguably the most scenic route in Britain. Debark at the small fishing village of Plockton & either take a boat trip to see wild seals followed by a dram or two in the Plockton Hotel or enjoy a visit to Eilean Donan Castle, a medieval stronghold of the clans Mackenzie and Macrae.
  • Spend the night on board in Kyle of Lochalsh. Dinner is formal, followed by entertainment in the Observation Car

Day Three
  • Breakfast is served as the train leaves Kyle and retraces part of yesterday’s route as far as Dingwall. Disembark in Garve to visit Glen Ord Distillery, which is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, founded in 1838. Situated on the edge of the Black Isle, west of Inverness, Glen Ord continues to malt its own barley and practice centuries-old long fermentation and slow distillation methods. Enjoy a tour of the distillery and a private tasting and nosing session.
  • Rejoin the train in Inverness in time for lunch. You then disembark in Carrbridge for an afternoon visit to Ballindalloch Castle. As an alternative to the castle tour, you can choose to play a round of golf on Ballindalloch’s own challenging 9-hole golf course.
  • The night is spent on board at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway.
  • After an informal dinner, our highlander gives a dramatic insight into Highland life through the centuries.
Day Four
  • The day begins with a visit to the stunning Rothiemurchus Estate. Choose from a number of activities including fishing, clay pigeon shooting and an estate tour. Afterwards you are warmly welcomed by your hosts in the hunting lodge, where, over refreshments, you can learn about the fascinating history of the estate that has been in the same family for over 400 years.
  • Rejoining the train at Kingussie, lunch is served during the journey south to Dunkeld, you disembark for a visit to Glamis Castle, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth – The Queen Mother.
  • After rejoining the train in Perth, relax and enjoy a formal dinner. After your celebratory feast, you may feel inspired by our musicians to partake of some lively Scottish country dancing on the station platform, a fitting finale to your Classic tour.
Day Five - Arrive Edinburgh Waverley 09:50
  • After breakfast the train heads back to Edinburgh and the end of the adventure.

Scotch Malt Whiskey Trail

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  • Five Days / Four Nights

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PRICE FROM £5,200 PER PERSON

  • 11th April 2019
  • 14th June 2019
  • 24th July 2019
  • 5th August 2019
  • 7th October 2019
  • 13th October 2019

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Itinerary – Scotch Malt Whiskey Trail (Whiskey Journey) (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Day One - Depart Edinburgh Waverley 13:42
  • Following a special welcome address and single cask dram from your Society whisky ambassador, Belmond Royal Scotsman departs Edinburgh Waverley Station in the early afternoon and travels north across the Firth of Forth over the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge. This is one of the oldest existing cantilever bridges, designed and built by Benjamin Baker in the late 1880s and considered one of the greatest achievements of the Victorian Age.
  • Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea as you pass Arboath, Montrose and Aberdeen before arriving in Keith – right in the heart of the Speyside whiskey region.
  • In the evening enjoy an informal dinner, after which you are invited to the Observation Car for some traditional, lively Scottish entertainment by local musicians.

Day Two
  • Departing Keith this morning, the train travels west towards Inverness, capital of the Highlands. An early lunch is served before disembarking in Muir of Ord to visit Glen Ord Distillery, which is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, founded in 1838. Situated on the edge of the Black Isle, west of Inverness, Glen Ord continues to malt its own barley and to use the long fermentation and slow distillation methods followed there for generations. During your visit, enjoy a private tour which includes a tasting straight from the cask and afterwards, a tutored nosing and tasting session featuring the Singleton of Glen Ord.
  • Re-join the train in nearby Dingwall and take your seat for what is arguably one of the most scenic railway routes in the UK. The line passes Loch Luichart and the Torridon mountains, which geologists believe were formed before any life began. Travel onwards through Achnasheen, then commence the climb to Luib summit and Achnashellach Forest before descending to Strathcarron. The train then follows the edge of Loch Carron through Attadale, Stromeferry and Duncraig before skirting the picture-postcard fishing village of Plockton en route to Kyle of Lochalsh, gateway to the mystical Isle of Skye. A formal dinner is served this evening followed by coffee and liqueurs in the Observation Car.

Day Three
  • Depart Kyle as breakfast is served and retrace part of yesterday’s route as far as Dingwall. Have your cameras ready for the views of Plockton across the bay to the left, where you can see whitewashed cottages with fishing boats and yachts riding at anchor.
  • Join your whisky ambassador in the Observation Car before lunch for a specialist single cask tasting. After lunch, disembark in Carrbridge to visit Glenlivet Distillery, home of the iconic malt that inspired the Speyside region. Learn about the extraordinary chemistry between climate and terrain that produces the perfect conditions for making malt whisky. Your in-depth Glenlivet Inspiration tour includes a tutored tasting of new and limited release expressions of The Glenlivet in addition to a visit to Warehouse No. 1 where you have an opportunity to sample a special dram drawn straight from the cask.
  • Return to the train at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway and enjoy pre-dinner drinks followed by a relaxed, informal dinner. Afterwards, re-live a little of Scotland’s rich past and its colourful heroes in the company of our Highlander.
Day Four
  • After breakfast, travel the short distance by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Rothiemurchus Forest is one of the largest and most important remnants of the native Caledonian pine forest which used to cover most of Scotland. Choose from a number of country pursuits including fishing, clay pigeon-shooting and an estate tour.
  • Return to the train in Kingussie and enjoy a leisurely lunch during the journey south through Blair Atholl and Pitlochry to Dunkeld where you disembark to visit Tullibardine Distillery, whose history as a location for distilling is one of the oldest in Scotland. Nestling at the foot of the Ochil Hills in Perthshire, Tullibardine is one of the few remaining independent distilleries in the country and one which continues to operate in the traditional way, without modern day computer technology, giving visitors a real insight to the whisky distillation process. Your private VIP tour features nosing straight from the cask, a visit to the bonded warehouse and a tutored tasting of three Tullibardine Highland single malts.
  • Re-join the train in Perth and prepare for a formal dinner en route to Dundee and your final night on board. The infectious beat of the music tonight may inspire you to partake of some lively Scottish country dancing, a fitting finale to your Classic Whisky journey. Alternatively, round off your journey with an informal one-to-one sampling, in the company of your whisky ambassador, of the Society range at the bar.
Day Five - Arrive Edinburgh Waverley 09:50

Carriage & Cabin Information
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Find out more about the Belmond Royal Scotsman carriages and cabin information including capacity and configurations

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Passenger Cabin Information

There are 14 twin, two double and four single State Cabins in the train’s Sleeping Cars, each lined with rich marquetry. All have a private bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet, constant hot water, high-quality toiletries and fresh towels every day.

Rooms have been designed to offer the ultimate in luxury travel. Facilities include lower beds, a dressing table, a full-length wardrobe, individually controlled heating, ceiling fans, opening windows and a cabin service call button.

On each bed are a feather and a foam pillow, a hypoallergenic duvet and quilted cotton bed covers. With the train stabled at night in a quiet siding or station, a good night’s sleep is guaranteed.

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The Royal Scotsman – train carriages

Step aboard the luxury Royal Scotsman carriages styled to depict the ultimate luxury train travel from a bygone era. The Royal Scotsman has been in service since 1985 and now forms an integral part of the Belmond stable of luxury trains alongside the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the Northern Belle and the British Pullman.

Uniquely, the Royal Scotsman incorporates the “Observation Car”. This provides a wonderful vantage point from which to enjoy the spectacular Highlands scenery. Settle down in a comfortable sofa or armchair as you glide past castles, villages and glens. For open-air views, step out onto the veranda to appreciate the wild beauty of the countryside and coast.

The perfect setting to enjoy an aperitif or after-dinner drink, sit back and enjoy the conviviality, conversation and relaxed country-house atmosphere. Nightly entertainment creates a memorable Scottish ambiance.

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