There’s nothing more classic and traditional than a journey to the United Kingdom and Ireland. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the region while experiencing the ultimate in luxury Ireland travel–all the while knowing that your concierge at Lugos Travel is available at any time, day or night, should you have questions or changes to your itinerary.
Forget the tedious research and hours of googling. The experts at Lugos Travel have carefully curated the ultimate fifteen-day experience for you! Looking for a train ride that sets the standard for five-star service? The Belmond Royal Scotland will not disappoint even the most discerning traveler. Limited to only thirty-six passengers, the nine-coach train boasts a staff to passenger ratio of three to one. The train departs in Edinburgh and offers an unforgettable view of the Scottish Highlands.
You will board from the first class lounge at the station to the sound of an authentic bagpipe player, creating just the right ambiance. Choose a comfortable spot in an armchair or sofa to lounge in while enjoying a libation from the bar. One note of caution: It may be hard to choose from among the thirty types of Scottish whiskey served! Of course, champagne, coffee or tea are also available.
The observation platform is ideal for taking in the fresh air or photographing the breathtaking scenery. When you’re ready to retire to your private stateroom, you will be cocooned in wood-paneled luxury with your own shower and toilet. And don’t worry about being jostled during the night—it’s customary for the Royal Scotland to stop overnight for the comfort of its pampered guests.
As you can expect, the meals are of excellent quality and include special touches such as fresh Scottish kippers for breakfast and melt in your mouth venison for dinner. One of the two dining cars was built in 1945, leading many to wonder “if these walls could talk!”
A stop in Plockton, known as the “Jewel of the Highlands,” offers visitors a tough choice: either a boat ride to look for the abundant families of seals, or a historic castle. The Eilean Donan Castle, dating back to the thirteenth century and completely restored in the 1930s, is a magnificent piece of history with a fascinating past. And recently, it was chosen as the site for a James Bond film!
More adventures await. Golf lovers will enjoy a challenging round on the course at Ballindalloch Castle, surrounded by lush gardens and known far and wide as one of the best examples of a Scottish baronial castle.
You will also get to explore the geological marvel known as the “Giant’s Causeway,” a seemingly out-of-this-world formation of stone not seen anywhere else in the world.
It’s hard to even put into words what Lugos Travel has curated for its elite clients to discover in the United Kingdom. The trip of a lifetime awaits with one of our luxury choices. All without you doing the legwork and research yourself!