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Great Railway Journeys of Scotland

Destination: ScotlandOperator: Crusader Holidays Terms
Departs: 09/06/2024Type: Sight Seeing
Duration: 7 daysQuality: Good * * *
Departs Via: All AreasBoard: Half Board
Tour Code: J47496Transport: Coach Pickup
7 Day UK Holiday Insurance £35.00 per person
Per passenger supplement for pick up from Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury or Ashford £25.00 per person
Per passenger supplement for pick up from Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury or Ashford £25.00 per person
Single Room £130.00 per person
Adults £1029.00
Deposit Per Person £100.00
* Children: Not allowed
* Babies: Not allowed
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Described as one of the great railway journeys of the world, the wonderful 84 mile round trip aboard the Jacobite Steam Train (which featured as Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express) takes you past a list of impressive superlatives. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, depart Fort William passing close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and then the shortest river in Britain, River Morar. Then arrive at the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis at Mallaig. Also included is a trip on the scenic Kyle Line travelling across the Northern Highlands from the Kyle of Lochalsh to Dingwall. A trip on the Strathspey Steam Railway from Aviemore is also included. This extremely popular holiday is based in the highland resort of Fort William, which basks on the shores of Loch Linnhe.

Departure points to suit you...
Crusader Holidays uses an interchange system, taking place at either Beaconsfield Services (M40), South Mimms Services (M25/A1M) or Thurrock Services (M25).

Here you may have to change to your holiday coach and we are renowned for ensuring that this is smooth and efficient.

The holiday coaches typically depart from Beaconsfield Services at 11.15, Thurrock Services at around 09.30 and South Mimms Services at 10.30. Some customers find it more convenient to join direct at the interchange, please let is know when booking if this is the case.

*Due to increased operational costs, from Monday 16th October 2023 Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury & Ashford joining points will be subject to a £25.00 per person supplement on all 2024 UK Tours.

NOTE: Pick up points are a guide so please refer to your holiday confirmation for specific locations as details are subject to change.
- Hotel for 4 nights in Fort William with breakfast and dinner- Overnight hotels for 2 nights with breakfast and dinner- 3 included excursions as stated- Return journey on the Jacobite Steam train- Kyle of Lochalsh to Dingwall on the Kyle Line- Strathspey Steam Railway (Aviemore - Broomhill)

Your Itinerary
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, travel north with suitable stops for lunch and refreshments. Arrive at your overnight stop in Gretna Green in 3* Gretna Hall Hotel, ready for you your evening meal. DBBDay 2 - After breakfast, travel through the stunning scenery of the Scottish borders and onto the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Onwards through the Highland Glens passed tranquil lochs shadowed by rugged mountains to Fort William for your 4-night stay. DBBDay 3 - 5 - At leisure in Fort William with THREE included excursions. DBBINCLUDED EXCURSIONS
The Jacobite Steam Train
Travel on one of the greatest railway journeys in the world. Sit back and enjoy this magnificent journey towards the Isles passing the most spectacular scenery on the west coast of Scotland. Cross the world famous Glenfinnan Viaduct featured in the Harry Potter movies, and after a stop at Glenfinnan continue, with the backdrop of the Isles of Eigg, Rum and the Isle of Skye, to the fishing village of Mallaig with free time for lunch and sightseeing before the return journey back to Fort William. Return in time to stretch your legs in Fort William before dinner.Kyle of Lochalsh to Dingwall Train Journey
Set off through the Great Glen of Scotland before heading West through the remoteness of the Glens of Gary and Morrison; a landscape of dramatic scenery and once the site of battle and massacre. The Kyle Line is one of the world's most scenic rail journeys and was featured in Michael Palin's Great Railway Journeys. Travel from Kyle of Lochalsh on the West Coast to Dingwall. The views from the window are simply wonderful and no matter where you are along its 70 miles, historic Scotland is only a few yards away. The ride lasts two hours and your coach will be waiting to return you through the Highlands and along the shores of Loch Ness back to Fort William.

Strathspey Steam Railway and Aviemore
Sit back and enjoy a day out featuring a trip on the Strathspey Steam Railway, travelling through the stunning Cairngorms National Park. Departing from Aviemore Station, visitors can travel on to Boat of Garten, also known as the 'Osprey Village' before heading on to Broomhill Station, or 'Glenbogle' as fans of the popular BBC series Monarch of the Glen will know it! As you travel over moorland, forest and by great sweeps of the River Spey, the Cairngorm Mountains provide a backdrop to the scene which, together with the hot oil, smoke and steam form the ingredients of a grand day out.Day 6 - Following breakfast, your journey takes you south back through the Trossachs to Callander and extraordinary Kelpies sculpture of two gigantic horses heads. Continue to the overnight hotel in the Newcastle area at 3* Holiday Inn Gosforth Park. DBBDay 7 - After a leisurely breakfast, head back through Northern England, with ample stops for coffee and refreshments. Continue back to the local joining points via the fast motorway network arriving back mid/late evening.
Venue Information
Alexandra Hotel, Fort William
The 3* Alexandra Hotel is situated in a convenient central location in Fort William close to the town's facilities. A 5-minute drive from the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain and a ten minute walk from the shores of Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil.An open-fire features in the hotel's lounge where guests can relax with a drink. Local, Scottish produce is served in the Alexandra's traditionally decorated restaurant.There are 93 bedrooms within the hotel all benefitting from en-suite bathrooms, television, direct dial telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.

There is a lift to all floors and free WiFi in public areas.
Hotel/Attraction Links
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Pick-Up Points
.Amersham Bus Stop, Railway Station End Map
.Ashford Bus Stop Opposite Catholic Church Map
.Aston Clinton Bus Stop,ADJ Layby Map
.Aylesbury Bus Shelters E2 & E3 Map
.Basildon Coach Stop Outside Trafford House Map
.Beaconsfield Beaconsfield Services, Coach Bays Map
.Beckenham Bus Stop R Near War Memorial Map
.Berkhamsted Bus Stop Outside WHSmith Map
.Bexleyheath Central Library Map
.Bicester Outside JB Barbers Map
.Billericay Bus Stop Map
.Birchanger M11 Services Coach Park Map
.Bletchley Bus Station Map
.Brentwood Bus Stop - Near Holiday Inn Map
.Brighton Bus Stop Opposite Joker PH Map
.Bromley Outside Bromley South Railway Station Map
.Buckhurst Hill Outside Premier Inn Map
.Bury St Edmunds Tesco St Saviours Interchange Map
.Canterbury Canterbury East Railway Station Map
.Chatham Go Outdoors Bus Stop, Adjacent To Gala Bingo Map
.Chatham Outside Holiday Inn Map
.Chelmsford Coach Bay Map
.Chesham Bus Stop Map
.Cheshunt Turners Hill (B176) Map
.Clacton-on-Sea Outside Railway Station Map
.Cobham Cobham Services Map
.Colchester Coach Stop Stand A Map
.Colchester United Way, Near Football Stadium Map
.Dartford Bus Stop Opposite Aldi Map
.Dover Bus Stop A Map
.Dover Dover Passenger Terminal Map
.Dunstable Bus Stop Outside Poundland Map
.Eltham Railway Station Bus Terminus Map
.Faversham Bus Stop Opp Makenade Ave Map
.Folkestone Bus Stop Outside BP Garage Map
.Gravesend Layby Outside Sainsburys Map
.Grays The Oak Public House Map
.Haddenham Bus Stop Map
.Harlow Bus Station, Near Taxi Rank Map
.Hatfield Galleria Centre Main Entrance Bus Stop Map
.Hazlemere A404 Opp, Hazelmere Court, Outside Shell Garage Map
.Hemel Hempstead Bus Stop M Map
.High Wycombe The Coachway, Bus Stop A Map
.Hornchurch North Street Queens Theatre Bus Stop Map
.Ipswich Railway Station Map
.Kelvedon Bus Stop Outside The Institute Map
.Kirby Cross Bus Stop Opposite Railway Station Map
.Leighton Buzzard Outside British Legion Map
.Luton Travel Lodge Map
.Maidenhead Outside Stafferton Lodge Map
.Maidstone Bus Stop Adj To Moncktons Lane Map
.Marks Tey Bus Stop Outside Fish & Chip Shop Map
.Milton Keynes Bus Shelter W3 O/s Weatherspoons Map
.Newmarket Outside Hughes Electrical Store Map
.Newport Pagnell Tickford End Bus Stop, Opposite Downs Field Map
.Northampton Bus Stop Opposite Europcar Rental Map
.Northampton The Coach Park, Northampton Services Map
.Northchurch Darrs Lane Bus Stop Map
.Olney Bus Stop Opposite The Bull Hotel Map
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.Rainham Outside Cricketers PH Map
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.Reading Gateway Layby Opposite Burger King Map
.Reading Bus Stop NC (outside Car Park), Reading Railway Station Map
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.Reigate Bus Stop R - Outside Buenos Aires Steakhouse Map
.Rochester Bus Lay By Near Dickens Centre Map
.Romford Bus Stop H Map
.Sevenoaks Bus Layby O/S Rail Station Map
.Sittingbourne Bus Stop 1, Bus Hub Map
.Slough Salt Hill Three Tuns, Opposite Metro Bank Map
.South Benfleet New Bus Stop Map
.South Mimms M25/A1M Services Coach Park Map
.St Albans Bus Stop Outside DM Jewellers Map
.Strood Bus Stop By Prince Of Wales Map
.Thame Bus Layby Outside Town Hall Map
.Thurrock Moto Services Coach Park Map
.Tring Bus Shelter Near Church Map
.Tunbridge Wells Bus Stop B Near Railway Station Map
.Upminster Bus Stop A Opp. Railway Station Map
.Waltham Cross Hertford Road Bus Stop Map
.Watford Bus Stand One, Watford Junction Station Map
.Wendover The George & Dragon PH Map
.Wheatley M40 Services - Coach Layby Map
.Wickford Halls Corner Map
.Witham Newland Street Map
.Wokingham Railway Interchange, Stop 1 Map
.Woodford Green Bus Stop Outside St Aubyns School Map
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