Discover the Highlands with Highland Spirit Tours
It was the arrival of the railways, built by the Victorians, which finally opened up the Highlands of Scotland to tourists. It became popular to tour and holiday around the Highlands. Some would still say that the train is one of the best ways to tour the Highlands letting you sit back and enjoy the ever changing scenery.
One company with more than 30 years experience providing train journeys and tours is Great Rail Journeys. A number of their breaks and tours focus on Inverness and the Highland and Islands. Each tour is accompanied by a knowledgeable tour manager, while local tour guides also provide specialist knowledge on most excursions.
The Scottish 2013 Rail Break joins the two cities of Edinburgh and Inverness and one of the most stunning train journeys through central Scotland and the Cairngorm mountain range. Christmas Eve is spent on the Kyle Line, which sweeps through Scottish lochs and mountains across to the West coast. There's time over the 5 days to visit Loch Ness and spend Christmas day in style with good food, Scottish dancing and music.
The Western Highlands & Hebrides 2013 Tour takes in the rugged, beautiful West Coast of Scotland combining rail, boat and bus tours to help you make the most of your visit. Highlights are many but include taking the ferry to Skye, a cruise around the Small Isles with the chance to see dolphins and minke whale. A visit to the beautiful fishing town of Plockton as well as a boat cruise down Loch Ness.