The iconic Royal Scotsman train offers exploration with a healthy touch of tradition.
Scotland is one of those rare places where old traditions and history really feel alive, and the landscapes are quite something too: a mix of ancient castles, rolling hills, mysterious lochs, and dramatic mountain trails for hundreds of miles. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the wild rolling scenery, while romantics will fall for its dramatic history.
If you want to experience Scotland with a healthy dose of old-fashioned charm, nothing beats The Royal Scotsman. This luxury passenger train has been in service for over 30 years, while the decor is straight out of an Agatha Christie novel, with mahogany-clad cars, Edwardian elegance, and all the comforts of a sumptuous country house.
The train is arranged into ten luxurious carriages, so you can soak up the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands while sitting in a comfortable armchair while sipping a glass of champagne – or a rare old Scottish Single Malt.
From April to October, the Royal Scotsman sets off on journeys lasting between three and eight days, taking in the country's wild side and visiting iconic sites like Loch Lomond, Ben Nevis, the Isle of Bute, and Mount Stuart. Historical sites are also on the itinerary, like Ballindalloch Castle, Morar Sands, and Glaims Castle.
Checking into the Royal Scotsman means the service and amenities of a 5-Star luxury hotel on the move. You can enjoy a 24-hour steward service, and all meals are included – from the full Scottish breakfast to the four-course dinner. There's even a spa onboard, and there isn't another spa in the world that can offer you an atmosphere like this one. Just relax and marvel at the extraordinary Highland scenery passing by as you're pampered on the go.
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