Belmond Royal Scotsman England / Scotland, Europe, Scotland
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For the Belmond Royal Scotsman, Members of the Club (free to join) benefit from:
Book by 15 Jaunary for either offer below:
- 1 or 2 complimentary nights at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh. One free night for two- or three- night journeys and two free nights for four, five and seven-night journeys. Travel in April and May 2017.
- 2 complimentary nights at the Balmoral hotel in Edinburgh valid on the following journeys:
- NOTE: Please request the promotion you require. Promotions often change; Members, please contact the Club for updates. Any valid promotion will be honoured, if the Member requests it at time of booking. Promotions cannot be combined (except for Club discount), are subject to availability and are only valid for new bookings.
Fay says, “The majesty of the Scottish Highlands is the appropriate backdrop to the journeys by the Royal Scotsman; its unique and gracious carriages would be the envy of any private train owner of 100 years ago, whether royal, aristocratic or industrialist."
About the Royal Scotsman
Experience the beautiful Scottish Highlands, with ever-changing landscapes of sweeping glens, towering peaks, rugged shores and mirror-calm lochs from aboard The Belmond Royal Scotsman. It is a truly exclusive experience, with just 36 guests, ensuring maximum comfort, personal attention and space to stretch out and relax in sumptuous luxury. The rich interiors reflect an Edwardian feel, with elegant lounges and wonderfully comfortable suites.
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These are beautifully decorated in rich marquetry and elegant fittings. There are dressing tables, full length wardrobes, private bathroom with shower, high quality toiletries and bath robes etc., along with individual heating controls and panoramic windows. Each of the comfortable cabin beds is furnished with one feather and one foam pillow and a feather duvet. There are fourteen twin*, two double and four single State Cabins, all of which provide a wonderful atmosphere in which to relax. With the train stabled at night in a quiet siding or station, you are assured a good night's sleep. *Twin beds - one is 1.85m / 6ft 1ins and the other, 1.91m / 6ft 3ins.
This carriage exudes elegance, with its fresh flowers, potted palms and panoramic windows. The Observation deck at the rear of the carriage allows one to sample the freshest of air and uninterrupted views. The Observation Car is always full of life as fellow travellers provide conviviality and conversation redolent of a country house weekend party..
Both Dining Cars are beautifully decorated with rich mahogany panelling and luxurious fabrics. Victory provides sixteen elegant settings grouped in twos and fours, while Raven has larger tables for six or eight. This offers you the chance to make new friends with your fellow guests or simply enjoy the company of the one you are with.
With game-rich glens, Aberdeen Angus beef, a wealth of seafood and rivers of wild salmon, dining on board is an experience to savour with meals prepared from local ingredients. All are served with regional specialties. Each day starts with a hearty Highland breakfast or a continental style breakfast. Lunch may be a bowl of steamed mussels overlooking a romantic harbour or seared salmon served on the train. As evening falls, take your seat in the Dining Car. Expect sensational dishes, like warm pigeon salad accompanied by blackcurrant dressing, spiced roast halibut, and sumptuous apple mousse. The extensive cellar provides a range of fine wines to accompany lunch and dinner, and a fine range of liqueurs and malt whiskies.
Also available are Heritage Homes and Gardens Journey; Grand West Highland Journey; The Grand North Western Journey. Please ask for details.
The Classic Journey (4 nights)
Glen Ord Distillery, Eilean Donan Castle, Ballindalloch Castle, Glamis Castle, Rothiemurchus Estate,
This 720-mile journey is the ultimate in a Scottish experience, taking in Dundee, Montrose, Aberdeen, Keith, Inverness, Plockton, Dalwhinnie and Perth.
Day one: As the train leaves Edinburgh in the early afternoon, it travels north, crossing the firth of Forth via the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge, affording one spectacular views. Whilst indulging in a leisurely afternoon tea, the train passes Arboath, Montrose and Aberdeen before arriving in Keith. In the evening enjoy an informal dinner and a drink in the Observation Car.
Day two: Breakfast is served as the train leaves Keith and travels through Inverness, on its way to the Glen Ord Distillery for a tour of the distillery and a whisky tasting. Later enjoy a delicious lunch on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh. Here you can explore Plockton - perhaps take a boat trip to see wild seals or enjoy a dram in the Plockton Hotel. Or you can choose to visit Eilean Donan castle, one of the most iconic images of Scotland which is recognised around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, it was first inhabited around the 6th century. Night on board in Kyle of Lochalsh. Dinner is formal, followed by entertainment in the Observation Car, which offers mesmerising views over Loch Alsh to the Isle of Skye.
Day three: Today the train takes the picturesque route north to Inverness, then south to Carrbridge where guests disembark to visit the romantic and beautiful Ballindalloch Castle. Known as the Pearl of the North, it is located in the heart of Speyside, surrounded by majestic hills. It is one of the few privately owned castles to have been lived in continuously by its original family - the Macpherson-Grants have resided here since 1546. Here one can either have a private tour of the castle, or 9 holes of golf on the castle's own course, or an exclusive look at Scotland's only single estate distillery. The night is spent on board at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway and after an informal dinner, our Highlander regales guests with tales and weaponry displays.
Day four: The day begins with a visit to the stunning Rothiemurchus Estate, one of the glories of wild Scotland, where fishing, clay pigeon shooting or a tour of the estate can be enjoyed. Rejoining the train at Kingussie, lunch is served during the journey south to Dunkeld. Disembark for a visit to Glamis Castle. This beautiful castle has been the home of the Lyon family since the 14th century, though the present building dates largely from the 17th century. Glamis was the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who married King George VI, and was later known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. After rejoining the train in Perth, enjoy a formal dinner with entertainment. Overnight stay on board in Dundee.
Day five: After breakfast the train heads back to Edinburgh, arriving during the morning.
Dates and Prices 2017
2017: April 17. May 1,8,15. June 12,30. July 17,26,30. August 21,28. September 8,18,25.
Price: from £4,920 per person (twin cabin).
The Whisky Journey (4 nights)
Glen Ord Distillery, Glenlivet Distillery, Rothiemurchus Estate, Tullibardine Distillery
As the world’s foremost malt whisky club—specialists in single cask, single malt whiskies—The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is the perfect partner for this special Classic Whisky Journey through Scotland.
Day one: Meet your whisky ambassador in the Balmoral Hotel and enjoy a welcome dram before departure. Belmond Royal Scotsman departs Edinburgh Waverley Station and travels north across the Firth of Forth over the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge. Afternoon tea is served as you journey through the former Kingdom of Fife. Continue east along the coast, passing through Carnoustie, Arbroath and Aberdeen before arriving in the market town of Keith in the heart of the Speyside whisky region. After an informal dinner, enjoy traditional Scottish entertainment by local musicians.
Day two: Departing Keith this morning, the train travels west towards Inverness, capital of the Highlands. Following an early lunch, disembark in Muir of Ord to visit Glen Ord Distillery, one of the oldest in Scotland. Enjoy a private tour of the distillery as well as a tasting and nosing straight from the cask. Back on board, enjoy the spectacular views on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh, on one of the most scenic routes in Britain. Loch Luichart, the Torridon Mountains, the edge of Loch Carron through Attadale and Stromeferry before reaching the pretty fishing village of Plockton. This evening a formal dinner is served, followed by coffee and liqueurs in the Observation Car.
Day three: Rise early to go on a short, scenic trip to photograph the famous Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most iconic sights. Before lunch enjoy a specialist single cask tasting in the Observation Car. Lunch is served on the way south to Carrbridge before disembarking to visit Glenlivet Distillery, home of the iconic malt that inspired the Speyside region. Return to the train at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway for an informal dinner followed by some Scottish entertainment.
Day four: After breakfast, travel by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Choose from a number of country pursuits including fishing, clay pigeon-shooting and an estate tour. Back on the train, enjoy a leisurely lunch during the journey south through Blair Atholl and Pitlochry to Dunkeld. Disembark to visit Tullibardine Distillery in Blackford village. Your private VIP tour features nosing straight from the cask, a visit to the bonded warehouse and a tutored tasting of three Tullibardine Highland single malts. Re-join the train in Perth and prepare for a formal dinner en route to Dundee, where you can join in some lively Scottish country dancing on the station platform, a fitting finale to your Whisky Journey.
Day five: Breakfast is served as the train leaves Dundee and crosses the Tay Bridge, arriving at Edinburgh. Disembark in Edinburgh Waverley Station where you are invited by your whisky ambassador to spend the morning at the Society's headquarters in Edinburgh's elegant New Town.
Dates and Prices 2017
2017: April 24. October 16.
Price: from £4,920 per person (twin cabin).
The Western Journey (3 nights)
Morar Sands, Glenfinnan Monument, Inverlochy Castle, Mount Stuart.
This 660 mile route from Edinburgh takes you East, then North into the some of the most dramatic mountain and coastal scenery Scotland can offer, including Ben Nevis which is the highest peak in both Scotland and the United Kingdom.
Day one: As the train departs Edinburgh in the early afternoon, heading west through Falkirk, reaching Craigendoran, guests enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea and soon catch a first glimpse of Loch Lomond. After climbing up the waterfall-rich Glen Falloch, the train continues north to the village of Spean Bridge for the night. Enjoy a delicious informal dinner and entertainment in the Observation Car.
Day two: Continuing west through Fort William, there are views of Ben Nevis. Disembark at Arisaig, for a stroll along the gleaming Morar Sands marvelling at the views of the Isle of Skye's majestic Cuillin Mountains. Lunch is served as the train retraces its route back to Fort William, the largest town in the West Highlands. After lunch, our Highlander accompanies you to Glenfinnan Monument to explain the history of the area before tea at Inverlochy Castle. Energetic guests can choose instead to walk to beautiful Steall Waterfall. Return to the train in Fort William and relax on board before an informal dinner is served as you travel south towards the tiny Argyll village of Bridge of Orchy, followed by entertainment in the Observation Car.
Day three: As the train arrives in the charming Isle of Bute, an island rich in geology, history and wildlife, with a varied landscape, guests enjoy a fascinating visit to Mount Stuart, a Victorian Gothic house with arguably the finest privately held collection of family portraits in Scotland. Return to Gourock for a formal dinner and overnight on board.
Day four: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the train makes its way back to Edinburgh.
Dates and Prices 2017
2017: April 21,28. May 5,12,19. June 6,16,23. July 14,21. August 18,25. September 1,15,22,29. October 13.
Price: from £3,910 per person (twin cabin).
The Highland Journey (2 nights)
Rothiemurchus Estate, Culloden Battlefield, Strathisla Distillery.
A 540 mile round trip taking in a broad swathe of the Highlands and Scottish cities and North east coast of Scotland, visiting Dundee, Montrose, Aberdeen, Keith, Inverness, Dalwhinnie and Perth.
Day one: Departing Edinburgh in the early afternoon, journey north through the former Kingdom of Fife, then up into the dramatic scenery of the Highlands. In the evening a sumptuous dinner is served, followed by entertainment in the Observation Car.
Day two: After breakfast, you travel by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Rothiemurchus offers a magical setting in which to try a spot of clay-pigeon shooting or fishing or a tour of the estate. Rejoin the train for lunch and travel to Culloden Battlefield for a private tour of this atmospheric place (made more so if the mists are swirling around), complete with a fascinating visitor centre. It is rare to find a battle-field tour so interesting. Enjoy an evening visit to Strathisla Distillery, one of the oldest working distilleries and home to one of Scotland's most famous whiskies. Back on board, the spectacular panoramas unfold on the way south through Aberdeenshire and Angus. A formal dinner is served on the way to Dundee.
Day three: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast whilst leaving Stirling behind and returning to Edinburgh.
Dates and Prices 2017
2017: May 22,24. June 26,28. July 4,24. August 16. September 13. October 11.
Price: from £2,720 per person (twin cabin).
London to Edinburgh (1 night)
Hark back to a bygone era as this special journey allows one to have some time in London before boarding the train to travel through beautiful countryside before arriving in Edinburgh. What a wonderful way to journey between these two historic cities.
Day one: Depart from London late afternoon, travelling north up the east coast, as you enjoy a champagne afternoon tea. Enjoy cocktails and canapés before settling down to a formal Gala Dinner. A jazz duo sets the scene in the Observation Car before stabling at Newcastle for the night.
Day two: Depart from Newcastle in the morning whilst enjoying a leisurely breakfast. Admire the stunning views over some of the most breath-taking parts of the British coastline that can be seen by train, as the train travels past Alnmouth and Berwick and enters Scotland. The journey comes to a close as you arrive at Edinburgh Waverley mid-morning.
Dates and Prices 2017
2017: August 10. September 7.
Price: from £1,080 per person (twin and single cabin).
Majestic England (3 nights)
Alnwick Castle, Castle Howard, York, Sandringham House, King's College Cambridge.
Train travel will always be a wonderful way to see the countryside. Journey from Edinburgh to London and discover the rich culture, history and heritage en-route.
Day one: Depart from Edinburgh Waverley (13:40hrs) early afternoon and arrive in Alnwick for a tour of Alnwick Castle, a beautiful medieval castle that is home to the 12th Duke of Northumberland and his family. Back on the train one changes for cocktails and an informal dinner
Day two: After breakfast one disembarks for a private tour of Castle Howard, a fine Yorkshire stately home that has been in the Howard family for centuries. Rejoin the train for lunch as the train travels to York. Leisure time allows one to relax in this ancient walled city, either visiting York Minster or wandering the Shambles or the National Railway Museum. back on the train for dinner.
Day three: After breakfast there is a private tour of Sandringham House, the country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen. Rejoin the train for lunch as one travels to delightful Cambridge, home to one of the world's oldest universities. Here there is a tour of King’s College and the ancient tomes at the Parker Library before enjoying a traditional punt along the River Cam. Close the day with a dazzling formal dinner and onboard entertainment.
Day four: Travelling through Hertfordshire and North London during breakfast, one arrives at London Victoria station at 10:00hrs.
Dates and Prices 2017
2017: August 7. September 4.
Price: from £3,910 per person (twin and single cabin).
The Grand Tour of Great Britain (7 nights)
Experience a tour to remember: Great Britain in a style of by-gone elegance. This tour will take you through the delights of Scotland, enabling you to experience fly-fishing, walking, whisky tasting to name but a few, before travelling through England and Wales, visiting magical country houses, cathedrals and captivating cities. There is a full programme of excursions and activities at every stop along the way.
Day one: Edinburgh to Perth, one enjoys afternoon tea on the Highland Line to Aviemore. An early evening arrival in the peaceful Highland village of Boat of Garten allows one time to enjoy some fresh air before cocktails, followed by an informal dinner.
Day two: A visit to the estate of Rothiemurchus for clay pigeon shooting and wildlife walks before returning to the train for lunch prior to visiting the atmospheric Culloden battle field, scene of the final confrontation of the 1745 Jacobite rising. Here one can go around the fascinating visitors' centre before walking around the site of the battle. Continuing east to Keith, one has the opportunity to visit the Strathisla Distillery, which dates from 1786, and many of the buildings have changed little, from the old cobbled courtyard to the distinctive double pagodas, making it one of the most picturesque distilleries in Scotland. Rejoin the train in Keith and continue through Speyside towards Dundee on the banks of the Firth of Tay.
Day three: Heading south into England, one passes the Lake District National Park. On arrival in Chester there is a walking tour of this beautiful city, founded by the Romans and one of the best preserved in England, with many medieval buildings. A tour of the Cathedral includes a drinks reception. An informal dinner is served back on the train as it crosses into Wales through fabulous scenery. After dinner disembark for a visit to the historically fascinating Gwydir Castle, a beautiful building dating back to the 14th century and reputedly one of the most haunted houses in Wales.
Day four: History abounds within the walled town of Caernarfon with its picturesque castle, built in the 13th century. Following the visit one can enjoy a ride on a narrow-gauge railway. Then we travel back to England.
Day five: Breakfasting whilst travelling south through the beautiful scenery to Bath is a wonderful memory. Bath, a city of impressive Georgian buildings, had many famous visitors in its hey-day coming to take the waters and socialise in this fashionable city. It was central to many writers' novels, such as those by Jane Austen. It is full of eclectic shops and interesting buildings, around which one can wander after the guided tour of the historic Roman Baths and Pump Rooms. The train journey from Bath to Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, passes through a pretty part of the world, before reaching Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons where one has dinner in this idyllic setting. Rejoin the train and travel to the Nene Valley Railway.
Day six: The journey continues to another beautiful destination, Cambridge, with visits to the historic Corpus Christi college, including the Parker library with its medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. Guests can enjoy a leisurely punt on the River Cam, admiring Cambridge from this famous viewpoint. Overnight stabling in Scarborough.
Day seven: On arrival in the pretty historic city of York, there is the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour that includes York Minster. Rejoining the train, you travel up through scenic Northumberland arriving into Alnmouth by early evening, where you disembark for a celebratory private viewing of Alnwick Castle, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. This is followed by an exclusive farewell dinner, prior to returning to the train.
Day eight: Departing from Alnmouth early in the morning, the train continues up one of the most scenic rail routes in England, following the coastline through Berwick and crossing the border back into Scotland where our final destination is Edinburgh after breakfast.
Dates and Prices 2017
2017: July 7.
Price: from £9,990 per person (twin cabin)
Ticket To Ride Luxury Train Voucher
The Ticket to Ride luxury train gift voucher is valid for full or part payment on any of the Club's trains, in Scotland or anywhere in the world, for one or more people; an unusual and welcome present.
Buy now, personalize and print or email. The luxury train gift voucher is valid for one year and can be for any value from USD $250 or GBP £150 or EUR €185. Travel must be booked through the Club.
A Ticket To Ride is great for saying 'thank you', anniversaries or birthdays, towards honeymoons or family travel, wedding lists or for a joint gift.
Included: State cabin accommodation, daily meals, all alcoholic and other beverages, entertainment, sightseeing excursions as shown in the itineraries, all applicable taxes.
Not included: insurance, gratuities, souvenirs.
Dress Code: For daytime excursions and relaxing on board the train, casual, comfortable clothing is recommended. In the evening a jacket and tie for informal dinners and black tie/tuxedo or kilt for formal dinners. In association with Kinloch Anderson, Kiltmakers to HM The Queen, guests have the opportunity to hire a kilt for their journey on board or to purchase their very own tailor-made Highland Dress.
Beds: There are Extra Long bed lengths in cabins, O, P and Q: 6ft 8 nch or 20.0. Availability checked at time of booking.
Luggage: Cabins have limited space. One suitcase and one carry-on bag/suit carrier are recommended. Twin State Cabins have luggage storage space under each bed which is 28" wide x 9" high (71cm x 23 cm). If necessary, facilities are available at The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh for storage of extra luggage during your Royal Scotsman journey. However should you be staying at an alternative hotel, please ask the Hotel Manager.
Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin compartment.
Timings: Belmond Royal Scotsman operates within the constraints of the railway network. As such timings, routes and associated itineraries are therefore subject to change.
Catering: Special diets can be accommodated with our Chef. Please be sure to tell us in advance of any allergies, food related or not.
Passport and Visas: If you are not a UK citizen, you must have a valid passport that will remain valid beyond the duration of your journey. Depending on which country issues your passport, you may need a visa for entry into the UK. Please check with your travel agent or government agency before travelling to the UK.
Offer: Belmond Offers may be removed at any time without notice; subject to availability; offers cannot be combined and are only valid for new bookings; complimentary hotel accommodation offer is based on double occupancy. Single travellers please contact our reservations offices for availability.
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