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Fay says, “The majesty of the Scottish Highlands is the appropriate backdrop to the journeys by the Royal Scotsman; its unique and gracious carriages would be the envy of any private train owner of 100 years ago, whether royal, aristocratic or industrialist. Now with a fabulous Spa Car for those pampering needs."
About the Royal Scotsman
Experience the beautiful Scottish Highlands, with ever-changing landscapes of sweeping glens, towering peaks, rugged shores and mirror-calm lochs from aboard The Belmond Royal Scotsman. It is a truly exclusive experience, with just 36 guests, ensuring maximum comfort, personal attention and space to stretch out and relax in sumptuous luxury. The rich interiors reflect an Edwardian feel, with elegant lounges, wonderfully comfortable suites and embraces the essence of the Country House weekend.
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These are beautifully decorated in rich marquetry and elegant fittings. There are dressing tables, full length wardrobes, private bathroom with shower, high quality toiletries and bath robes, hairdryers etc., along with individual heating controls and panoramic windows.
Each of the comfortable cabin beds is furnished with one feather and one foam pillow and a feather duvet. There are fourteen twin*, two double and four single State Cabins, all of which provide a wonderful atmosphere in which to relax.
With the train stabled at night in a quiet siding or station, you are assured a good night's sleep. *Twin beds - one is 1.85m / 6ft 1ins and the other, 1.91m / 6ft 3ins.
See the configuration of a twin cabin here.
This carriage exudes elegance, with its fresh flowers, potted palms and panoramic windows. The Observation deck at the rear of the carriage allows one to sample the freshest of air and uninterrupted views. The Observation Car is always full of life as fellow travellers provide conviviality and conversation redolent of a country house weekend party..
Both Dining Cars are beautifully decorated with rich mahogany panelling and luxurious fabrics. Victory provides sixteen elegant settings grouped in twos and fours, while Raven has larger tables for six or eight. This offers you the chance to make new friends with your fellow guests or simply enjoy the company of the one you are with.
The Spa Car is operated by British wellness brand Bamford is inspired by nature, with botanical skincare collections and holistic treatments that are made using organic ingredients. The Haybarn Spa uses sustainable wood from Scotland and the Cotswolds. It has two single-treatment rooms with picture windows.
Treatments include: Bamford Bespoke Facial, Bamford De-Stress Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, manicures and pedicures using eco- natural Kure Bazaar nail polishes. Contact us to book your treatments.
With game-rich glens, Aberdeen Angus beef, a wealth of seafood and rivers of wild salmon, dining on board is an experience to savour with meals prepared from local ingredients. All are served with regional specialties. Each day starts with a hearty Highland breakfast or a continental style breakfast. Lunch may be a bowl of steamed mussels overlooking a romantic harbour or seared salmon served on the train. As evening falls, take your seat in the Dining Car. Expect sensational dishes, like warm pigeon salad accompanied by blackcurrant dressing, spiced roast halibut, and sumptuous apple mousse. The extensive cellar provides a range of fine wines to accompany lunch and dinner, and a fine range of liqueurs and malt whiskies.
Other Itineraries not shown below include:
Heritage Homes and Gardens Journey; Grand Taste of the Highlands (previously Grand West Highland Journey); Grand Western Scenic Wonders Northbound or Westbound (ex-Grand North Western); The Grampians And Beyond (ex-Grampian Discovery), Clans, Castles & Isles, Scotch Malt Whisky Trail.
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Scotland’s Classic Splendours (4 nights)
Glen Ord Distillery, Eilean Donan Castle, Ballindalloch Castle, Glamis Castle, Rothiemurchus Estate,
This 720-mile journey is the ultimate in a Scottish experience, taking in Dundee, Montrose, Aberdeen, Keith, Inverness, Plockton, Dalwhinnie and Perth. Previously known as Classic Journey.
Day one: As the train leaves Edinburgh in the early afternoon, it travels north, crossing the firth of Forth via the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge, affording one spectacular views. Whilst indulging in a leisurely afternoon tea, the train passes Arboath, Montrose and Aberdeen before arriving in Keith. In the evening enjoy an informal dinner and a drink in the Observation Car.
Day two: Breakfast is served as the train leaves Keith and travels through Inverness, on its way to the Glen Ord Distillery for a tour of the distillery and a whisky tasting. Later enjoy a delicious lunch on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh. Here you can explore Plockton - perhaps take a boat trip to see wild seals or enjoy a dram in the Plockton Hotel. Or you can choose to visit Eilean Donan castle, one of the most iconic images of Scotland which is recognised around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, it was first inhabited around the 6th century. Night on board in Kyle of Lochalsh. Dinner is formal, followed by entertainment in the Observation Car, which offers mesmerising views over Loch Alsh to the Isle of Skye.
Day three: Today the train takes the picturesque route north to Inverness, then south to Carrbridge where guests disembark to visit the romantic and beautiful Ballindalloch Castle. Known as the Pearl of the North, it is located in the heart of Speyside, surrounded by majestic hills. It is one of the few privately owned castles to have been lived in continuously by its original family - the Macpherson-Grants have resided here since 1546. Here one can either have a private tour of the castle, or 9 holes of golf on the castle's own course, or an exclusive look at Scotland's only single estate distillery. The night is spent on board at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway and after an informal dinner, our Highlander regales guests with tales and weaponry displays.
Day four: The day begins with a visit to the stunning Rothiemurchus Estate, one of the glories of wild Scotland, where fishing, clay pigeon shooting or a tour of the estate can be enjoyed. Rejoining the train at Kingussie, lunch is served during the journey south to Dunkeld. Disembark for a visit to Glamis Castle. This beautiful castle has been the home of the Lyon family since the 14th century, though the present building dates largely from the 17th century. Glamis was the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who married King George VI, and was later known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. After rejoining the train in Perth, enjoy a formal dinner with entertainment. Overnight stay on board in Dundee.
Day five: After breakfast the train heads back to Edinburgh, arriving during the morning.
Dates and Prices 2018/2019
2018: October 8
Price per person: from £4,605 twin cabin. £4,605 double cabin
2019: April 11,15,22,29. May 6,24,28. June 14,28. July 15,24,28. August 5,9,19,26. September 2,16,23,30. October 7,13
Price per person: from £5,200 twin cabin. £5,200 double cabin
Scotch Malt Whisky Trail (4 nights)
Glen Ord Distillery, Glenlivet Distillery, Rothiemurchus Estate, Tullibardine Distillery
As the world’s foremost malt whisky club—specialists in single cask, single malt whiskies—The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is the perfect partner for this special Scotch Malt Whisky Trail through Scotland. Previously known as The Whisky Journey.
Day one: Meet your whisky ambassador in the Balmoral Hotel and enjoy a welcome dram before departure. Belmond Royal Scotsman departs Edinburgh Waverley Station and travels north across the Firth of Forth over the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge. Afternoon tea is served as you journey through the former Kingdom of Fife. Continue east along the coast, passing through Carnoustie, Arbroath and Aberdeen before arriving in the market town of Keith in the heart of the Speyside whisky region. After an informal dinner, enjoy traditional Scottish entertainment by local musicians.
Day two: Departing Keith this morning, the train travels west towards Inverness, capital of the Highlands. Following an early lunch, disembark in Muir of Ord to visit Glen Ord Distillery, one of the oldest in Scotland. Enjoy a private tour of the distillery as well as a tasting and nosing straight from the cask. Back on board, enjoy the spectacular views on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh, on one of the most scenic routes in Britain. Loch Luichart, the Torridon Mountains, the edge of Loch Carron through Attadale and Stromeferry before reaching the pretty fishing village of Plockton. This evening a formal dinner is served, followed by coffee and liqueurs in the Observation Car.
Day three: Rise early to go on a short, scenic trip to photograph the famous Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most iconic sights. Before lunch enjoy a specialist single cask tasting in the Observation Car. Lunch is served on the way south to Carrbridge before disembarking to visit Glenlivet Distillery, home of the iconic malt that inspired the Speyside region. Return to the train at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway for an informal dinner followed by some Scottish entertainment.
Day four: After breakfast, travel by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Choose from a number of country pursuits including fishing, clay pigeon-shooting and an estate tour. Back on the train, enjoy a leisurely lunch during the journey south through Blair Atholl and Pitlochry to Dunkeld. Disembark to visit Tullibardine Distillery in Blackford village. 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, where you can join in some lively Scottish country dancing on the station platform, a fitting finale to your Whisky Journey.
Day five: Breakfast is served as the train leaves Dundee and crosses the Tay Bridge, arriving at Edinburgh. Disembark in Edinburgh Waverley Station where you are invited by your whisky ambassador to spend the morning at the Society's headquarters in Edinburgh's elegant New Town.
Dates and Prices 2018/2019
2018: October 8,14
Price per person: from £4,605 twin cabin. £5,410 double cabin.
2019: April 11. July 24. August 5. October 7,13
Price per person: from £5,200 twin cabin. £5,200 double cabin.
Western Scenic Wonders (3 nights)
Morar Sands, Glenfinnan Monument, Inverlochy Castle, Mount Stuart House.
This 660 mile route from Edinburgh takes you East, then North into the some of the most dramatic mountain and coastal scenery Scotland can offer, including Ben Nevis which is the highest peak in both Scotland and the United Kingdom. Previously know as Western Journey.
Day one: As the train departs Edinburgh in the early afternoon, heading west through Falkirk, reaching Craigendoran, guests enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea and soon catch a first glimpse of Loch Lomond. After climbing up the waterfall-rich Glen Falloch, the train continues north to the village of Spean Bridge for the night. Enjoy a delicious informal dinner and entertainment in the Observation Car.
Day two: Continuing west through Fort William, there are views of Ben Nevis. Disembark at Arisaig, for a stroll along the gleaming 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 history of the area before tea at Inverlochy Castle. Energetic guests can choose instead to walk 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, followed by entertainment in the Observation Car.
Day three: As the train arrives in the charming Isle of Bute, an island 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 Gourock for a formal dinner and overnight on board.
Day four: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the train makes its way back to Edinburgh.
Dates and Prices 2018/2019
2018: October 5
Price per person: from £3,660 twin cabin. £3,660 double cabin.
2019: April 19,26. May 3,10. June 7,21. July 19. August 16,23,30. September 20,17. October 4
Price per person: from £4,150 twin cabin. £4,150 double cabin.
Taste of the Highlands (2 nights)
Rothiemurchus Estate, Culloden Battlefield, Strathisla Distillery.
A 540 mile round trip taking in a broad swathe of the Highlands and Scottish cities and North east coast of Scotland, visiting Dundee, Montrose, Aberdeen, Keith, Inverness, Dalwhinnie and Perth. Previously known as Highland Journey.
Day one: 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.
Day two: After breakfast, you travel by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Rothiemurchus offers a magical setting in which to try a spot of clay-pigeon shooting or fishing or a tour of the estate. Rejoin the train for lunch and travel to Culloden Battlefield for a private tour of this atmospheric place (made more so if the mists are swirling around), complete with a fascinating visitor centre. It is rare to find a battle-field tour so interesting. Enjoy an evening visit to Strathisla Distillery, one of the oldest working distilleries and home to one of Scotland's most famous whiskies. Back on board, the spectacular panoramas unfold on the way south through Aberdeenshire and Angus. A formal dinner is served on the way to Dundee.
Day three: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast whilst leaving Stirling behind and returning to Edinburgh.
Dates and Prices 2018/2019
2018: October 12
Price per person: from £2,448 twin cabin. £2,990 double cabin.
2019: May 22. June 19. July 13,22. August 1. October 11
Price per person: from £2,850 twin cabin. £2,850 double cabin.
Clans, Castles and Isles (5 nights)
Morar, Glenfinnan, Steall Waterfall, Oban Distillery, Duart Castle, Isle of Bute (Mount Stuart House), Drumlanrig Castle
Embark on a five-night journey exploring the wild and rugged west coast of Scotland,
including Oban and the Isles of Mull and Bute. (This trip will also operate in reverse)
Day one: Edinburgh. Board Belmond Royal Scotsman at Edinburgh Waverley Station for an afternoon departure,
weaving past magnificent Loch Lomond and the great wilderness of Rannoch Moor. An informal dinner is served as the train continues to Spean
Bridge, known as the ‘crossroads of the Highlands’. Here you are treated to local
Day two: Spean Bridge – Fort William – Taynuilt.
As the train makes its way to the pretty village of Arisaig, the mighty Ben
Nevis comes into view and is the highest mountain in the British Isles. Alight to stroll along the famous Silver Sands
of Morar, soft white beaches with breathtaking views. After lunch on the train there are two
options: either join our Highlander to explore Glenfinnan, where Bonnie Prince Charlie
rallied his clansmen, or savour the beauty of Glen Nevis on a hike to the Steall Waterfall in
the company of our mountain guides.
An informal dinner on board is followed by spirited Scottish music in the Observation Car.
The train stables overnight at Taynuilt.
Day three: Taynuilt – Kilmarnock.
Today you visit Oban, gateway to the Hebridean islands, to enjoy an exclusive visit to
historic Oban Distillery, producer of a fine 14-year-old single malt. Afterwards, cross to the
Isle of Mull to visit spectacular Duart Castle, strategically located on a high crag at the end of
a peninsula jutting into the Sound of Mull. Dating from the 13th century, the castle was
modified over time by the Macleans of Duart and completely restored to its original glory in
the early 20th century.
Return to the train in Oban and dress for a sumptuous formal dinner on
board as the train travels to Kilmarnock for overnight stabling.
Day four: Kilmarnock – Wemyss – Girvan. After a leisurely breakfast, journey from Wemyss Bay to the Isle of Bute to visit Mount
Stuart House, one of Britain's most astonishing Victorian Gothic houses. The architectural
fantasy of the 3rd Marquess of Bute and his architect, Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, the
extravagant mansion boasts stunning and mysterious interiors that reflect the Marquess's
passion for art, heraldry, astrology, mythology and religion. Surrounding it are expansive
landscaped gardens and wild woodlands.
Back on board, enjoy an informal dinner followed by entertainment.
Day five: Girvan.
This morning you are escorted to Drumlanrig Castle, the Dumfriesshire home of the Duke
and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. A turreted sandstone mansion with sweeping
views over the Nith Valley, it is home to important collections of silver, porcelain, French
furniture and art, while its surrounding 90,000-acre estate embraces lavish formal gardens,
rambling woodlands and miles of footpaths. Choose between a Victorian gardens tour, an
architectural tour or a history/fine art tour.
Rejoin the train after lunch and enjoy a relaxing afternoon onboard. Your final dinner on board is a formal affair, after which you are invited to the Observation Car to tap
your toes to live Scottish music.
Day six: Edinburgh.
Breakfast is served as the train wends its way back to Edinburgh, where your journey ends.
Dates and Prices 2019
2019: May 17. September 11.
Price per person: from £7,000 twin and double cabin
Scottish Golf Tour (4 nights)
Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Castle Stuart Golf Links, Kingsbarns Golf Links.
Non-golfers: Dunrobin Castle, Glenmorangie, Johnston’s Cashmere Centre, Ballindalloch Castle, and St Andrews
Day one: Edinburgh - Tain. Departing Edinburgh in the early afternoon, journey west past Stirling and Gleneagles, whilst enjoying afternoon tea as the train continues on the Highland line through the pretty Perthshire towns of Dunkeld, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl. Dinner is served the as you journey north, passing Kingussie and Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park and Inverness, before arriving in Tain for the night.
Day two: Tain - Kyle of Lochalsh. Today to the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the most northerly of the UK’s championship courses for a day on the green. Most will make the pilgrimage to this spellbinding natural links at some point in their lives. Many of the greens are naturally raised, making approach play challenging. The course is par 70 and 6,722 yards long.
Non-golfers can enjoy a day at Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park.
After an enjoyable and instructive day, return to the Belmond Royal Scotsman at Tain. Relax over an informal dinner as the train travels towards Kyle of Lochalsh on a spectacular route regarded as one of the most scenic in the world. Retire to the Observation Car for an after-dinner drink.
Day three: Kyle of Lochalsh – Keith. Depart early from Kyle as the train retraces its route to Inverness. Golfers disembark to play the new Castle Stuart Golf Links. This was the celebrated host venue for the Scottish Open 2011-2013, boasting panoramic views across the Moray Firth.
Non-golfers alight in Elgin for a visit to Johnston’s Cashmere Centre, followed by a scenic drive to Ballindalloch Castle.
In the afternoon, rejoin the train as it continue on to Keith. Enjoy dinner on board followed by entertainment in the Observation Car.
Day four: Keith – Dundee. Breakfast as the train travels to Dundee. Disembark here for Kingsbarns Golf Links, perched on the dramatic east coast just beyond St Andrews. Host to the annual Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and the 2017 Women’s British Ladies Open, Kingsbarns’ layout appears so natural that you would think it had been there for years – an outstanding achievement. The terrain is perfect for golf with its rippling fairways, humps and hollows and the Cambo Burn that snakes its way through the course.
Non-golfers disembark in Dundee for a tour of St Andrews.
All guests rejoin the train in Dundee before travelling south, through Montrose and Arbroath and on to Dundee. Savour a final dinner on board and then head to the Observation Car for this evening’s entertainment.
Day five: Breakfast on board as the train leaves Dundee, travelling south through the Kingdom of Fife, crossing the Forth Railway Bridge, heralded as one of the greatest achievements of the Victorian Age. Arrive in Edinburgh mid-morning, where your journey ends.
Includes for the golfers: Lunch with house wine at the golf clubs, additional beverages are at guests own expense. Green fees and electric cart hire.
Dates and Prices 2019
2019: June 24
Price per person: from £6,430 twin cabin. £6,430 double cabin.
Grand Western Scenic Wonders
Glen Ord Distillery, Eilean Donan Castle, Ballindalloch Castle, Glamis Castle, Rothiemurchus Estate, Morar Sands, Glenfinnan Monument, Inverlochy Castle, Mount Stuart House.
A combined tour of these journeys, Scotland's Classic Splendours + Western Scenic Wonders. The itineraries are as in the separate journeys listed above.
Dates and Prices: 2019
2019: June 15, 21. August 16,19,23,26,30. September 16,20,23,27,30. October 4
Price - upon request
Grand Taste of the Highlands
Rothiemurchus Estate, Culloden Battlefield, Strathisla Distillery, Morar Sands, Glenfinnan Monument, Inverlochy Castle, Mount Stuart House.
A combined tour of these journeys, Taste of the Highlands + Western Scenic Wonders. The itineraries as in the separate journeys listed above.
Dates and Prices: 2019
2019: June 19. August 14
Price - upon request
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Included: State cabin accommodation, daily meals, all alcoholic and other beverages, entertainment, sightseeing excursions as shown in the itineraries, all applicable taxes. Not included: insurance, gratuities, souvenirs.
Dynamic Pricing: Belmond operate a dynamic pricing system, with FROM prices. Prices given on this site are generally the lowest, but can change upon booking depending on what is available. Prices are subject to confirmation on booking and are per person based on two people sharing a compartment.
Dress Code: For daytime excursions and relaxing on board the train, casual, comfortable clothing is recommended. In the evening, smart casual for informal dinners and jacket or kilt for formal dinners. In association with Kinloch Anderson, Kiltmakers to HM The Queen, guests have the opportunity to hire a kilt for their journey on board or to purchase their very own tailor-made Highland Dress.
Beds: There are Extra Long bed lengths in cabins, O, P and Q: 6ft 8 nch or 20.0. Availability checked at time of booking.
Luggage: Cabins have limited space. One suitcase and one carry-on bag/suit carrier are recommended. Twin State Cabins have luggage storage space under each bed which is 28" wide x 9" high (71cm x 23 cm). If necessary, facilities are available at The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh for storage of extra luggage during your Royal Scotsman journey. However should you be staying at an alternative hotel, please ask the Hotel Manager.
Timings: Belmond Royal Scotsman operates within the constraints of the railway network. As such timings, routes and associated itineraries are therefore subject to change.
Catering: Special diets can be accommodated with our Chef. Please be sure to tell us in advance of any allergies, food related or not.
Edinburgh Station & Balmoral Hotel: The Balmoral is very close to the station. Here is the plan of the station. Take the exit for Princes Street – there are escalators all the way to the top and the hotel is on the right. Check in for the train is in the hotel. Train staff will take your luggage to the train.
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Other Itineraries not shown above include: Heritage Homes and Gardens Journey; Grand Taste of the Highlands (previously Grand West Highland Journey); Grand Western Scenic Wonders Northbound or Westbound (ex-Grand North Western); The Grampians And Beyond (ex-Grampian Discovery), Clans, Castles & Isles, Scotch Malt Whisky Trail.
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