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Highland Railways & Hills - Walkabout Scotland
7 days

Highland Railways & Hills

Start and end in Edinburgh
Tour Operator:
Walkabout Scotland
Max group size:
10
Age range:
12 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
33773
Private available:
From
US $1,545
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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

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Itinerary

Start and end in Edinburgh! With the Train & Rail tour Highland Railways & Hills, you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 10 other destinations in Scotland. Highland Railways & Hills includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Sunday
  2. Day 2 Monday
  3. Day 3 Tuesday
  4. Day 4 Wednesday
  5. Day 5 Thursday
  6. Day 6 Friday
  7. Day 7 Saturday
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  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.4
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  • JG
    · October 1st, 2019
    My husband and I cannot express how impressed we were with James Shelton and his commitment to ensuring our team had a great experience. No matter where we went, he always reviewed the agenda with all of us to ensure we knew the plan and made... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • IR
    · September 20th, 2019
    We thoroughly enjoyed the whole whole experience. Stuart and Rachel couldn’t do enough to make the hike an amazing experience
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    Trip date: September 2019
  • JB
    · September 13th, 2019
    Actual itinerary better than published, though surprised it did not include Jacobite steam train. Lunches were not provided as advertised. Plenty of notice given of my vegan diet, but NO provision made to feed me.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • Highland Railways & Hills reviewer 4
    · September 12th, 2019
    This was a fun and picturesque tour. The train rides were scenic; the countryside was beautiful, wild, green, and windswept; the pubs were the right kind of shabby chic, offering fabulous craft beers and good fish; the local guest houses were... Show more
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    Trip date: July 2019
  • MS
    · August 19th, 2019
    Die Tour hat uns grundsätzlich sehr gefallen. Jedoch sind wir sehr verärgert, dass wir das Ticket für die Rückfahrt nicht erhielten und auch die Kosten nicht refundiert bekamen - wir hatten bereits 1/2 Jahr vorher darum gebeten, die Rückfahrkarte auf... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • IY
    · August 16th, 2019
    Well planned routes, professional guides, accommodation and meals are as described.
    Walkabout Scotland commented on this review
    Hi Irene, Thanks for the great review! Cheers Jon
    Trip date: July 2019
  • LE
    · July 19th, 2019
    Stuart and Rachel were excellent guides, knowledgeable, energetic, fun and kind. They went above and beyond, shuttling everyone to and from our various accommodations, picking up forgotten luggage, attending to our individual needs. They chose great... Show more
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    Trip date: June 2019
  • Highland Railways & Hills reviewer 8
    · July 8th, 2019
    The tour was excellent. Stu was fun, and knowledgeable. We had a good group and I really enjoyed myself. I would do this again. What a great way to see Scotland!
    Walkabout Scotland commented on this review
    Thank you Laurie!
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    Trip date: June 2019
  • RR
    · June 23rd, 2019
    Stuart was an absolutely amazing guide. He is intelligent, funny and creative. He effortlessly assessed the needs of our group and made accommodations based on our make-up. We had some knitters in our group and he found a crafter who raised her own... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019
  • KM
    · September 9th, 2018
    I had a fabulous time. The guide was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. The hikes, scenery and even the weather were phenomenal. I would highly recommend the tour.
    Walkabout Scotland commented on this review
    Hi Karen - thanks for the great feedback so soon after the trip Cheers J
    Trip date: September 2018

Dates & Availability

7 days
Highland Railways & Hills
From Edinburgh to Edinburgh
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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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Good to Know

  • Currency
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    Scotland
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type G.

    Type G
    Scotland
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before April 7th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after April 7th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Walkabout Scotland. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 30 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Walkabout Scotland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    • The following cards are accepted for "Walkabout Scotland" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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