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Scotland's famous Glenfinnan Viaduct on the West Highland Railway, feature in the Harry Potter films

Fort William, Loch Ness & The West Highland Line

Take in one of the most scenic rail journeys in Scotland, the spectacular West Highland Line and let the beautiful scenery including lochs, mountains and glens of this idyllic part of Scotland roll past on this unforgettable railway adventure.

The beautiful Western Highlands of Scotland, an area of dramatic scenery with towering mountains, majestic lochs & glens, wonderful misty isles, plus highland culture and a fascinating clan history. To explore this beautiful region we stay in the popular resort of Fort William, set on the shores of Loch Linnhe with magnificent Ben Nevis as a spectacular backdrop. A highlight of this lovely scenic holiday will be a journey on the West Highland Line, regarded as one of the world’s greatest railway journeys. 




Ideally located in the centre of Fort William. Facilities include two restaurants and a bar, plus lounge areas with welcoming open fires. All bedrooms feature satellite television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors.


  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Single journey on the West Highland Line

  • Cruise on Loch Ness

  • Return journey on the Nevis Range Mountain Gondola

  • Services of a local tour guide

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

We travel north through the Border Region and on to the Scottish Highlands for check in to the Alexandra Hotel at Fort William where we stay for the next four nights.


Day Two

We take a short drive to the picturesque village of Banavie and see the impressive Neptunes Staircase, an incredible feat of engineering built by Thomas Telford between 1803 and 1822. This amazing flight of eight locks on the Caledonian Canal is the longest staircase lock in Scotland and raises the canal by 62ft. We then travel into the Nevis Range and experience stunning views from onboard the UK’s only Mountain Gondola. Originally built to transport skiers to the slopes, the Mountain Gondola has become a tourist attraction in its own right, allowing visitors an opportunity to absorb the stunning views and clear mountain air.

B, D

Day Three

Today we enjoy a spectacular train journey from Fort William to Mallaig - described as one of the greatest railway journeys in the world travelling through an awe-inspiring landscape of mountains, steep-sided lochs, and heather moors. Upon arrival at Mallaig you will have some free time to explore this bustling harbour town boasting impressive views across to The Isle of Skye. We will then travel back to Fort William along the scenic "Road to the Isles". A tour guide will also accompany us on this excursion who will share interesting insights and local knowledge of the landmarks and sublime landscapes.

B, D

Day Four

This morning we discover the mysterious waters of Loch Ness, one of the country’s most famous lochs thanks to its legendary monster, Nessie. We’ll travel to the scenic hamlet of Fort Augustus from where we board a boat for a relaxing cruise to absorb the breath-taking vista of the Loch in all its natural wonder. After our cruise we enjoy a scenic drive along the "Road to Skye" passing Loch Cluanie and Loch Duich, before we stop at the Eilean Donan visitor centre where you will have the opportunity to see one of the most famous castles in Scotland (please note that admission to Eilean Donan not included). From here we continue past Kyle of Lochalsh and cross over the Skye Bridge, admiring the stunning views as we cross over to the Isle of Skye.

B, D

Day Five

We check out this morning and commence our journey home to North Wales.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai Llandygai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham, Northbound Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street
(Taxi Feeder Service)
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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