The Classic Journey

London, England
Edinburgh, Keith, Kyle of Lochalsh, & Boat of Garten, Scotland
Belfast, Ireland – 15 Days

The Classic Journey is rich in culture, honored by time. With ingenious planning, we guide travelers from the luxury of London to the heart of the highlands. The Belmond’s Royal Scotsman unifies the new world to the old with elegance and grace. Discover unprecedented Scotland, finished with charming stay in Edinburgh. Transition to Belfast and the Antrim Coast, as we ensure your enchantment.

Price per Person*
$18,820
Single Supplement starting at
$3,588


*Based on double occupancy.

Tour Description

London will steal your heart first with a refined tour of the city. Sleep in elegance and explore with knowledge – the city is yours. Travel by train to Edinburgh for the evening; the next morning you embark on Belmond Royal Scotsman in a private cabin for excursions through the highlands of Scotland. After an all inclusive train ride, disembark for a lovely exploration of Edinburgh. Then travel across the Irish Sea to Belfast, where an elegant Castle awaits your stay, and the Antrim Coast awaits your admiration.

Highlights

  • Private city tour in London
  • 3-Night All-Inclusive Journey on the Belmond Royal Scotsman
  • Scenic train rides through the heart of the Scottish highlands
  • Excursion options in the Village of Plockton and the Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens
  • A prestigious stay in a Rocco Forte Hotel
  • Edinburgh City Tour
  • A stay in enchanting 17th century castle overlooking Ballygally Bay
  • A day at Giants Causeway, One of the Seven Wonders of the World

Tour Package Includes

  • All Accommodations, minimum 4* level
  • Breakfast each morning, plus select meals where noted
  • All transportation, as described, inclusive of gratuity
  • All tours, as described
  • All entrance fees where noted (add’l fees may apply to options)
  • Registration with US State Department
  • 24 Hr. concierge service for the duration of the trip

NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Travel Insurance (Mandatory), Personal Expenditures, Optional Upgrades, Anything not mentioned

Detailed Itinerary

  • Private driver will pick you up from your home and take you to the airport
  • Flight to London (Not included, suggest morning arrival)

Includes: Private transfer to the airport

  • Upon arrival in London, your private driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Check-in at hotel
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Private transfer / Room & Taxes

  • This morning, your private guide will meet you for a classic 7-hour private tour of London
  • For first time visitors, visit all the major sights: Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Royal Parks, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the Horse Guards, the Changing of the Guard, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and the Crown of Jewels. Also visit the City, the original site of London, with the Bank of England and Guildhall
  • For regular visitors, explore the lesser-known sights in London: Shakespeare’s Globe, historic Hampstead village with 17th century Kenwood and Fenton House, Legal London including the Temples, Inns of Court & Criminal Courts, Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms, the Beatle’s Abbey Road, the Barbican, John Wesley’s House, Notting Hill, Portobello Market, Convent Garden, and much more
  • Evening at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Tour by car or coach (7 hr) / Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • Enjoy the day in London at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes:  Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • This morning, a driver will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to the train station
  • Catch your train from London to Edinburgh, and enjoy the scenic four-hour ride as you cross the border from England to Scotland
  • Upon arrival a driver will pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check-in
  • Overnight at Hotel

Includes: Private transportation / First class train tickets / Room, Breakfast, Dinner, & Taxes

  • Enjoy breakfast this morning, then check-in formalities will begin
  • Deposit your luggage with the concierge and make your way to The Balcony above the main lobby area where you will meet your onboard host
  • Afternoon Tea will be served aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman as you depart Edinburgh Waverley Station in the early afternoon
  • You are traveling north, across the Firth of Forth by means of the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge; one of the greatest achievements of the Victorian Age
  • Enjoy afternoon tea crossing the former Kingdom of Fife
  • Enjoy an informal dinner, while the train follows the east coast; you will pass through Arbroath, Montrose, and Aberdeen, before arriving in the market town of Keith
  • Overnight aboard the train, but no worries for restless sleepers: the Belmond Royal Scotsman halts at night for its sleeping passengers

Includes: All-Inclusive Classic Journey aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman / Taxes

  • Depart Keith and travel west along the Moray Firth, towards Inverness, capital of the Highlands
  • Enjoy lunch on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh, arguably the most scenic route in Britain. Pass Luichart and the Torridon mountains, theorized ti be older than life itself
  • Travel through Achansheen, then commence the climb to Luib summit and Achnashellach Forest before descending to Strathcarron. Follow the edge of Loch Carron through Attadale, Stromeferry, and Duncraig
  • Take a boat trip in the village of Plockton or visit Eilean Donan Castle
  • Afterwards, enjoy a woodlands walk, and a dram or two in the seafront Plockton Hotel
  • Return to the train in Kyle of Lochalsh: Gateway to the mystical Isle of Skye
  • Enjoy a Formal Dinner tonight, followed by coffee and liquors in an Observation Car
  • Overnight aboard the train, but no worries for restless sleepers: the Belmond Royal Scotsman halts at night for its sleeping passengers

Includes: All-Inclusive Classic Journey aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman / Taxes

  • Depart Kyle as breakfast is served and retraced part of yesterday’s route as far as Dingwall
  • Enjoy the views of Plockton across the bay to the left, where you can see white washed cottages with fishing boats and yachts riding an anchor
  • Traveling round the edge of Beauty Firth, the route takes you across the northern end of the Caledonian Canal before reaching Iverness
  • Enjoy lunch on the way south to Carrbridge
  • Disembark to visit Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens, home to the Macpherson-Grant family since 1546
  • Play a round of golf on the castle’s challenging 9-hole golf course or discover family’s art of whiskey-making in Scotland’s first single estate distillery
  • Return to the train and enjoy an informal dinner
  • Overnight aboard the train, but no worries for restless sleepers: the Belmond Royal Scotsman halts at night for its sleeping passengers

Includes: All-Inclusive Classic Journey aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman / Taxes

  • Travel by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate, in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, and choose an activity: fishing, clay pigeon-shooting, or an estate tour
  • Return to the train in Kingussie and enjoy a leisurely lunch while traveling south through Blair Atholl and Pitlochry, to arrive in Dunkeld
  • Disembark for a private tour of Glamis Castle, the childhood home of late HM Queen Elizabeth
  • Re-join the train in Perth and prepare for a special Formal Dinner en route to Dundee
  • Let the after-dinner musicians inspire you to partake in lively Scottish country dancing, a finale for your last night on board
  • Overnight aboard the train, but no worries for restless sleepers: the Belmond Royal Scotsman halts at night for its sleeping passengers

Includes: All-Inclusive Classic Journey aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman / Taxes

  • The train will depart the Dundee station as you enjoy breakfast and tea
  • Upon arrival in the Edinburgh Waverley Station, find your way back to your previous elegant Edinburgh hotel, and check in
  • Settle in, then meet your guide in the lobby for a private city tour of Edinburgh: A Tale of Two Cities
  • On this walking tour, you will learn about Edinburgh’s history, and places of local and national interest. Your guide will familiarize you with the city center as well as inform you of various attractions along the way, which you can visit this evening or tomorrow
  • Enjoy the evening at leisure

Includes: A Tale of Two Towns Walking Tour with Private Guide / Room, Breakfast, & taxes

  • After breakfast this morning, enjoy your day at leisure

Includes: Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • Enjoy breakfast, then meet your private driver fully prepared for check-out
  • Depart Edinburgh for a circuitous backroad drive through the scenic countryside, traveling at your leisure through coastal towns such as Troon and Ayr, with time to explore the Culzean Castle
  • Arrive at the Port of Cairnryan to depart towards Belfast
  • Enjoy lounge and spa access on the ferry as you cross the Irish Sea
  • Upon arrival, a driver will pick you up from the port and escort you to Ballygally Bay where you will check into your castle hotel
  • Enjoy the evening at leisure

Includes: A Private Driver for 6 (hr) / Ferry tickets with VIP access / Private transportation / Hotel accommodations / Breakfast, & Taxes

  • Meet your private guide in the lobby for a 7-hour Giants Causeway Tour
  • Begin this 5-Star tour in Duneseverick Castle, then explore the beautiful Dark Hedges, Carrick-a-rede rope bride with its wonderful coast line, the breathtaking Glens of Antrim, and the world famous Giants Causeway, one of the seven wonders of the world
  • Finish with a Belfast sightseeing tour, and your guide will escort you back to the castle hotel
  • Enjoy your evening at leisure

Includes: Private tour (7 hr) / Breakfast, Room, & Taxes

  • The day is at leisure to enjoy Belfast and Ballygally Bay
  • Enjoy dinner this evening at the castle
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Room, Breakfast, Dinner, & Taxes

  • After breakfast this morning you will transfer to the airport for your departure
  • Upon arrival at home, a private driver will pick you up to escort you home

Includes: Private transfers

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