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Highland Railways & Hills

Highland Railways & Hills - Walkabout Scotland
Highland Railways & Hills - Walkabout Scotland
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Starts
Edinburgh
Destinations
+11
Ends
Edinburgh
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Highlights

  • Walk through the Scottish Highlands
  • Transport by rail, ferries & feet
  • Evening meals in local inns
  • Enjoy the seafood on Isle of Skye
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
10
Start and end in Edinburgh! With the discovery tour Highland Railways & Hills, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 10 other destinations in Scotland. Highland Railways & Hills is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.

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  • GM
    Written on June 27, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour leaders were excellent in their knowledge and provided great support for alternative travel due to Scotrail strikes. Food and accommodation high standard. Walks were challenging for me but managed by guides. High standard.
    Walkabout Scotland commented on this review
    Thanks Glenda! It was great having you along. Cheers J
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  • A
    Written on September 7, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Thank you for your great oversight, planning, and leadership for our Walkabout week in July. It proved to be everything we had hoped for and much more. That week of hiking helped me be in better shape for the hikes we later took in Glacier, the longest being a 13-miler. The hardest thing about that one was a 0.6 mile ascent which came about 7 miles into the hike. It was by far the steepest incline I've ever done. We were going up to the Grinnell Glacier overlook which is a side trail off of the High Line Trail (which follows the Continental Divide). The view from the top extended for about 100 miles we were told, and the day that we made the climb was said to be "one in a million" for the clear, cloudless sky. The photos don't really do it justice, but they do help us recall all that we saw. Reminded us somewhat of the incredible view from atop Ben la Nap. All the best! --Jennie

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  • Day 5 Thursday 
  • Day 6 Friday 
  • Day 7 Saturday 

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • September 1, 2016

    How many miles will be covered for the hiking?

    Please note that the distances of the hikes on this trip are listed on each day of the itinerary and do vary.
    The hikes chosen will also depend on the group's ability and fitness levels.

    Below you will see the average distances for each day.

    Day 1- 5 or 6 mile trail.
    Day 2- 8 mile and 300 ft acsent
    Day 3- Coastal Walk (weather permitting)
    Day 4- 6 mile 300 ft acsent
    Day 5 - Activities
    Day 6- 6 mile 1500 ft acsent
    Day 7-End of the trip

    The trails will vary and some will be round trip will others will be one way.

  • May 1, 2016

    Do you offer a Spanish translation guide on this tour?

    Not really but someone in who can speak Spanish - either as guide or guide assistant can be hired.

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    Start and end in Edinburgh.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Walkabout Scotland booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 December 2017 the full payment of $1,351 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1351 for Highland Railways & Hills, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 726 km.
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • 143 km
    • Aviemore (Scotland)
    • 55 km
    • Pitlochry (Scotland)
    • 52 km
    • Cairngorm Mountains (Scotland)
    • 137 km
    • Kyle of Lochalsh (Scotland)
    • 13 km
    • Broadford (Scotland)
    • 38 km
    • Isle of Skye (Scotland)
    • 38 km
    • Broadford (Scotland)
    • 20 km
    • Armadale (Scotland)
    • 55 km
    • Fort William (Scotland)
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