A great cruise train for those looking for a detailed tour of the Scottish countryside in luxury settings.
The Royal Scotsman offers one of the best travel experiences. Believed to among the most luxurious trains in the world, the train has a maximum seating capacity for 36 guests and offers private cabins and also large observation decks for guests to see the untouched countryside.
Itineraries: The Royal Scotsman offers seven types of itineraries varying from two to seven nights.The Highland Journey lasts for 2 nights and traverses 540 miles starting from the Edinburgh Waverley Stationmoving towards Perth and then back to Edinburgh on Day 3. On Day 2 the train reached Rothiemurchus Estate where you can enjoy a variety of activities.
Another trip is the Western Journey which lasts for 3 nights and travels 660 miles. The Royal Scotsman leaves Edinburgh in the afternoon and touches Glasgow, Wemyss Bay, Loch Lomond and Fort William and reaches back to Edinburgh on Day 4.
The Classic Journey takes you 720 miles across some of the finest sceneries and travels for 4 nights. This journey starts from Edinburgh traveling through Dundee, Montrose, Aberdeen, Keith, Inverness, Plockton, Dalwhinnie and Perth and finally terminates at Edinburgh on Day 5.
Get an insight into the finest properties of Scotland by taking the 4 Nights Country Homes & Gardens Journey. The entire journey covers 720 miles and starts from Edinburgh taking you through Edzell Castle, Keith, Plockton, Kyle of Lochalsh, Logie House, Rothiemurchus Estate and Pitmuies Garden and finally terminates at Edinburgh on Day 5.
Combine the traditional Highland and scenic Western journeys in the Grand West Highland Journey that lasts for 5 nights.
A perfect combination of the Classic and Western journeys is the Grand North Western Journey, which lasts for 7 nights.If you are looking for something special then take the Grand Tour of Great Britain, which is a 7 nights itinerary that travels through Scotland, England and Wales. The journey starts from Edinburgh and terminates in Edinburgh on Day 8.
Cabins: The coaches in Royal Scotsman offer four single, two double and fourteen twin State Cabins. Each of these cabins has been luxuriously designed with individual temperature control, ceiling fans, dressing tables, hairdryer and cabin service call buttons. The beds have comfortable mattresses and feather and foam pillows.
Dining: The food on the Royal Scotsman is not halal.
The dining cars have been pleasantly designed in mahogany paneling and lavish fabrics. Alternatively, there are formals and informal dinners hosted for guests on board.
The best part of being on board the Royal Scotsman is the observation deck, which is perfect to enjoy the journey and the amazing views of the countryside. The observation deck has convenient sofas and armchairs for guests to sit back and enjoy the views.
The charges of the Royal Scotsman differ according to the type of journey that you opt for.