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The Royal Scotsman

Edinburgh 3 nights Price from £3,248 per person

There are few better ways to enjoy the highlights of the Scottish Highlands than by rail, and the Royal Scotsman is the perfect way to explore the great lochs, glens and castles in style and comfort.

Just 36 guests travel through breath-taking landscapes and along unspoilt coastlines, in a relaxed but stylish atmosphere which is reminiscent of a grand country house party. You will take in the views from an open-deck observation carriage, enjoy superb cuisine and fine wines from the two dining cars and retire to the bar for a wide-array of single malts in the evening. Along the way, guests disembark to visit grand country estates, ancient castles and historic distilleries, take part in activities including fly fishing and clay pigeon shooting, or simply take a stroll to enjoy fresh mountain air. Whilst most cabins have twin beds, there are also double and single cabins and each has a private bathroom with shower.

There are several different itineraries to choose from, each of which departs from Edinburgh and includes all excursions, meals and drinks on board. We recommend the Taste of the Highlands Itinerary (see example itinerary below).

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • One night’s accommodation in Edinburgh including breakfast
  • A two night journey on the Royal Scotsman staying in a two-berth cabin
  • All meals and drinks on board
  • A full programme of excursions


  • Day 1 - One night in Edinburgh

    Arriving in Edinburgh you will stay of your first night at the Hotel Scotsman, located in the former newspaper offices in the centre of the city.
  • Day 2 - Depart Edinburgh for the Highlands

    Belmond Royal Scotsman departs Edinburgh Waverley Station and heads north through Dunkeld, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl as passengers enjoy afternoon tea. A whisky tasting on board marks your passage into the Highlands where the scenery becomes more dramatic, before dinner is served in one of the two dining cars as you arrive in Boat of Garten.
  • Day 3 - Rothiemurchus Estate, Culloden Battlefield & Strathisla Distillery

    Start the day with a hearty Scottish breakfast, perhaps including traditional porridge with a wee dram, or a plate of Arbroath Smokies. After breakfast there will be a visit to Rothiemurchus Estate where you can lend your hand to clay pigeon shooting or fishing, or enjoy a guided tour of the estate followed by refreshments in the hunting lodge. In the afternoon you will continue to the Culloden Battlefield, and then arrive at a traditional Highland distillery for an evening tasting. A formal dinner is served as you head south to Dundee this evening.
  • Day 4 - Dundee to Edinburgh

    After breakfast on board you will return to Edinburgh across the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge.


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3 nights from £3,248 per person.

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The Scotsman
Edinburgh, Scotland, Europe

Located on Edinburgh’s historic North Bridge, just a short walk from both Princes Street and The Royal Mile, this is one of the most stylish boutique hotels in the city.

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