Train Itineraries

NORTH EAST SCOTLAND - 6 DAY TOUR

This itinerary based on two people sharing, is perfect for those who enjoy traveling by train and who are perhaps not so keen on hiring a car or just looking for a more eco-friendly mode of travel. The itinerary includes some of Scotland most diverse landscapes and presents a great opportuniuty to enjoy some of Scotlands finest Whiskys along the way. For further information or to book this holiday, please contact us.

Guide price: £885 per person

Price includes:

  • 5 nights in our carefully selected accommodation
  • Breakfast everyday
  • Flexible train tickets
  • Personalised information package for your tour, including your detailed itinerary and what there is to see and do in each area, depending on your specific interests
  • A detailed map, with your route marked and places of interest highlighted, and directions to each accommodation with their contact details

 

Highlights:

  • Forth Bridges
  • Angus and North Sea Coast
  • Stonehaven
  • Dunottar Castle
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Strathisla Distillery
  • Elgin Cathedral
  • Johnsons of Elgin
  • Benromach Distillery
  • Nairn
  • Inverness
  • Cairngorm National Park
  • Edradour Distillery
  • Blair Atholl Distillery
  • Dunkeld
  • Perthshire

 

NB Visitor attractions are not included in the price but can be added on request

 

Day 1

Edinburgh/ Glasgow – Stonehaven

Distance:  96 miles     Travel time: 2hrs 5 mins

You will take the East coast mainline across the spectacular Forth Bridge before traversing across Fife and over the Tay Bridge into Angus and Aberdeenshire.

Accommodation

Bed & Breakfast x 1 night

Situated in picturesque harbour front of Stonehaven the location is fantastic situated at the opening of the coastal path to Dunnottar Castle which is just over a one mile walk and you can also enjoy all the delights of Stonehaven Harbour.

There are pubs and restaurants nearby and it is only a short drive or train journey to the centre of Aberdeen.

Day 2

Stonehaven - Elgin via Aberdeen

Distance: 80 miles      Travel time: 2hrs 15mins

A short journey north along the rugged North Sea cliffs with quick change in Aberdeen, also known as the Granite City. This is where the famous Highland rivers of the Dee and the Don meet the North Sea. From Aberdeen you will travel inland and across the rich and rolling agricultural landscape of Aberdeenshire and Moray. If whisky is your thing you can stop at Scotland’s oldest Whisky distillery, Strathisla for a wee dram.

Accommodation

Small luxury hotel x 2 night

This 4-star Mansion House Hotel & Country Club is nestled on the banks of the River Lossie within beautiful grounds, yet only a few minutes’ walk to the historical centre of Elgin. The train station is nearby about 1 km away.

Day 3

You will have the day to explore the historic City of Elgin and surrounding area including attractions such as the magnificent 13th Century Elgin Cathedral, Johnston’s of Elgin Tweed mill or venture into Speyside to visit Dufftown known as the “Malt whisky capital of the world”. The Moray coast also boasts many fantastic long sandy beaches and secluded forests, the perfect escape for nature lovers.

Day 4

Elgin – Inverness

Distance: 43 miles      Travel time: 50 mins

A short hop towards Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands takes you through Forres and the opportunity to stop off at Benromach, Scotland smallest working distillery for an intimate tour and tasting. If you like long walks on then you can stop at the beautiful seaside town of Nairn and enjoy its many miles of unspoilt and secluded sandy beaches.

Accommodation

Bed and Breakfast x 2 nights

You will be well looked after at this homely 4-star family run B&B, perfectly located right in the heart of the city next to the river Ness.

Day 5

Inverness to Pitlochry

Distance: 85 miles      Travel time: 1hr 40 mins

You will catch the train to the bustling town of Pitlochry which will take you through part of the Cairngorm National Park and over the Drummochter Summit, one of the highest mountain passes in the UK.

Accommodation

Bed & Breakfast x 1 night

This 4-star luxury B&B was built in the early 20th Century and sits on a quiet elevated corner with its own woodland garden containing some ‘big’ trees for which Perthshire is famous. You are well located only a short distance from the town centre.

Day 6

Pitlochry – Glasgow/ Edinburgh

Distance: 70 miles      Travel time: 1hr 50 mins

Your final leg of the train itinerary will take you out of the Highlands past the ancient town of Dunkeld and on through the rolling farmland of Perthshire before crossing Perth and Kinross into Stirling towards Glasgow.

 

Please note that we would be happy to assist you with hotel reservations in both Glasgow and Edinburgh if you wish to extend your stay in Scotland to allow you to explore these great cities. We use a selection of centrally located luxury hotels and bed and breakfast depending on your interests and requirements.

For further information or to book a holiday with Uniquely Scotland, please contact us.

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