Start Point
Edinburgh
End Point
Glasgow
Ages
10 - 75+
Transport
Train & more
Accommodation
2, 3 & 4* hotels

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Summary

Set off on one of Scotland’s great rail journeys! Visit the most beautiful regions of Scotland as you delve into the heritage and visit the historic cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. Explore Scotland’s landscapes, cruise across Loch Ness and travel over the engineering wonders of the Forth Bridge, Glenfinnan Viaduct and the Caledonian Canal. Enjoy city tours and whisky tastings. Our 8-day Scotland rail tours showcase the true beauty of Scotland and let you experience Scotland’s unique wildlife and history by train!  

Scotland Rail Express
Accommodation
  • 7 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
Transport
  • All rail travel throughout your tour with reserved seat selection 
  • Standard Class Rail
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
Rail transport
Extras
  • Services of your Expat Explore tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
  • All taxes and fees included
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Accommodation

We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list one week prior to your departure date.

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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre
Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre
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Fishers Hotel Fishers Hotel
Fishers Hotel Fishers Hotel
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Royal Highland Hotel Royal Highland Hotel
Royal Highland Hotel Royal Highland Hotel
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Premier Inn Fort William hotel Premier Inn Fort William hotel
Premier Inn Fort William hotel Premier Inn Fort William hotel
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Hotel ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square Hotel ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square
Hotel ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square Hotel ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square
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Start Point
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City CentrePicardy Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3JT | Tel: 0131 558 2300
15:00-17:00 hrs
End Point
Hotel in GlasgowPlease contact us to confirm
10:00 hrs
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Optionals

On Tour Excursions
All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Please note, certain optional excursions are subject to availability and could change as a result.
Transfers

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Accommodation

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Why this tour

Our 8-day Scotland Rail Express showcases the stunning natural beauty of Scotland as well as top attractions, cultural must-sees and historic sites. Train holidays to Scotland offer an unforgettable way to see the many highlights of this amazing region. 

Explore Scotland by train and visit vibrant Scottish cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as quaint, historic towns and the incomparable Scottish highlands! 

This Scotland rail tour features a number of highlights:

  • Enjoy orientation tours of Edinburgh, Pitlochry, Inverness, Fort Augustus, Fort William and Glasgow!
  • Sample Scottish dishes with a welcome dinner in Edinburgh and farewell dinner in Glasgow. Enjoy included lunches in Pitlochry, Inverness and Fort Augustus! Taste authentic Scottish whisky and take a tour of a local distillery.
  • Take in the spectacular scenery when you travel Scotland by train! Marvel at the scenic views as you take the train over the Firth of Forth to Pitlochry, through the Cairngorms en route to Inverness and from Fort William to Glasgow. 
  • Cruise along Loch Ness and try to spot Nessie!
  • Spend one night each in the charming Victorian town of Pitlochry and the growing city of Inverness, the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Spend two nights each in Edinburgh, Scotland’s magical capital and Fort William which is often referred to as the outdoor capital of the UK.  
  • Free days to spend as you wish in Edinburgh and Fort William.
  • Great optional activities such as an Edinburgh Castle tour and a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train as seen in Harry Potter.

Is this the right tour for me?

If you’re looking for Scotland train tours that combine exceptional nature and scenery with vibrant city life, culture and history, then this Scotland Rail Express is for you! Our Scotland train holidays offer plenty of exciting included activities as well as ample free time to explore at your own pace.

Can you travel around Scotland by train?

With rail connections in each of Scotland’s seven cities, travelling Scotland by train is one of the best ways to explore the country! Not only are Scotland railway trips convenient and affordable, they are also exceptionally scenic!

What is the most scenic train ride in Scotland?

There is incredible scenery all over Scotland, particularly when travelling through the highlands. However, the best Scotland rail journey is possibly the return journey from Fort William to Mallaig on the Jacobite Steam Train. This route is famously seen in the Harry Potter films. 

How fit do I need to be for this tour?

Our Scotland train holidays are made for all fitness levels! If you are fit enough to partake in leisurely city walking tours and to carry your luggage onto the trains, you are fit enough for this tour!

Experience Scotland by train to admire unmatched beauty, discover unique cultural customs and make memories of a lifetime!

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