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Highland Railways, Whisky & Castle Adventure

Highland Railways, Whisky & Castle Adventure

We have two spectacular railway journeys which let you explore some of the most beautiful countryside in the Scottish Highlands, visit the ‘The Pearl of the North’ and go back in time to the Culloden Battlefield, and enjoy whisky and chocolates at the Dalwhinnie Distillery.

Explore both the depths of Loch Ness and some of the most beautiful countryside in the Scottish Highlands. We visit the ‘The Pearl of the North’ and go back in time to the Culloden Battlefield, and enjoy whisky at the Glen Ord Distillery. So relax, sit back and soak up the Highland atmosphere.


Hotel: Nethybridge Hotel, Nethy Bridge (4 nights D, B&B).


The Nethybridge Hotel is a traditional hotel set amidst the scenic splendour of the Cairngorm Mountains and close to the Highland capital, Inverness, as well as Cairngorm. All 70

bedrooms, each individual in size and shape, have TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities. There is WiFi, a restaurant, bar and lift to all floors.



Day 1

Catch the early morning ferry to Cairnryan and travel on to our hotel in Nethy Bridge.


Day 2

After a relaxing breakfast we make the short journey to Aviemore in late morning. After some free time and following lunch, we board the wonderful Strathspey Steam Railway where we steam along on a round trip through Boat of Garten and Broomhill. This nostalgic 20- mile trip along part of the original Highland Railway travels through historic forestry, alongside the majestic River Spey, with the
Cairngorm Mountains in the background

B, D

Day 3

This morning we travel to Clansman Harbour where we board the Jacobite Warrior for a one hour cruise across the deep and mysterious waters of Loch Ness. From here, treat those peepers - and your camera - to the breathtaking sight of the historic Urquhart Castle.

On disembarkation we journey to Inverness, where you have time for lunch. Next it is to Glen Ord, the last remaining single malt scotch whisky distillery on the Black Isle, for a fully-guided tour and a taste of the 12 year old Singleton of Glen Ord.

B, D

Day 4

On today’s circular route we take in the Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens, known as ‘The Pearl of the North’ and one of the most romantic and renowned castles in Scotland. This is followed by a visit to the Culloden Visitor Centre, scene of the final Jacobite Rising and one of the most harrowing battles in British history

B, D

Day 5

Back to Belfast on the evening Stena Line ferry.


B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included

Tour Highlights

Aviemore • Strathspey Steam Railway • Cairngorm Funicular Railway • Dalwhinnie Distillery Whisky & Chocolate Sampling • Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens • Culloden Visitor Centre


Price Excludes

• Single Room Supplement £65

• Holiday Insurance


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

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

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Europa Buscentre Ulsterbus Tours, Europa Buscentre Stands 2-5
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Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday 09:00 - 12:30

Sunday Closed

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