Luxury Trains


       is pleased to present:  The Royal Scotsman
 
Grand North Western
(combined Classic and Western Journeys)
7 nights $11,010 per person
Grand West Highland
(combined Western and Highland Journeys)
5 nights $8,030 per person
Classic Journey 4 nights $6,820 per person
Western Journey 3 nights $5,410 per person
Highland Journey 2 nights $3,720 per person
Country Homes & Gardens of Scotland 4 nights $6,880 per person
Grand Tour of Great Britain 7 nights $13,180 per person

The Royal Scotsman

A journey on The Royal Scotsman takes you straight to the heart of the Highlands, through landscapes of towering, pine-clad mountains reflected in mirror-still lochs.

Just 36 guests travel through Scotland’s finest countryside in private cabins, with an open-deck observation carriage behind. Life on board this luxury train is relaxed and indulgent, with gastronomic dining and the convivial atmosphere of celebrating with friends. After dinner, over a wee dram, a local clansman recounts tales that bring Scottish history alive.

Along the way, guests disembark to meet local personalities, talk to experts on subjects from salmon fishing to whisky and take part in fun activities—truly a Scottish rail vacation par excellence.
 

 

Observation Car
The Edwardian splendor of The Royal Scotsman's observation car provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy the delights of your journey.

The observation car offers an ever-changing panorama of virgin countryside and wild coastal scenery as the train moves past rugged castles, picturesque villages and heather-pink glens, home to magnificent creatures including eagles and stags. The views may be enjoyed from the comfort of the interior or from the exhilarating open verandah.

Comfortable sofas and armchairs provide seating for all thirty-six guests and conviviality and conversation are assured. After dinner the country house party ambience is enhanced by entertainment which creates a distinctly Scottish mood.

 

Cabins

The Sleeping Cars provide sixteen twin and four single State Cabins, beautifully fitted out in rich marquetry, each providing a comfortable and intimate area to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of Scotland.

Each cabin has its own private bathroom with shower, wash-basin and toilet, constant hot water, high quality toiletries and fresh fluffy white towels every day. Other facilities include:
• Lower beds
• Dressing table
• Full-length wardrobe
• Hairdryer
• Individually controlled heating
• Cooling ceiling fans
• Opening windows
• Cabin service call button

Each bed is furnished with one feather and one foam pillow, feather duvet and cotton quilted bed covers. Non-feather duvets are also available on request.

With the train stabled at night in a quiet siding or station, you are assured a good night's sleep.

 
Dining & Cuisine

Dining on The Royal Scotsman is an exquisite experience. Our fixed menus reflect the many seasonal changes and are consistently regarded as amongst the very finest in Britain.

The train's chefs create dishes to exacting standards despite the restricted space. Dining on board the beautifully decorated, mahogany-paneled dining room is an experience to savor with meals prepared with local ingredients, such as Scottish smoked salmon, and served with wine for all tastes.

Our extensive cellar provides a range of fine wines to accompany lunch and dinner, and we offer a fine range of liqueurs and malt whiskies. The choice of a full Scottish cooked breakfast or a continental breakfast is available every morning.

Both Dining Cars are beautifully decorated with rich mahogany paneling 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're with.

Formal and Informal Dinners
There are formal and informal dinners aboard The Royal Scotsman, usually on alternate nights. For the formal dinners we encourage a tuxedo or kilt for gentleman and a cocktail dress or similar evening wear for ladies. For the informal dinners a jacket and tie is the norm for gentlemen, except at times of unusually hot weather.

Many guests like to wear a kilt for the formal dinners and we would be pleased to recommend an Edinburgh based kilt hire company, who can make all the arrangements for you, including delivery to your hotel, or direct to the train (please note that an additional charge will apply.)
 
For information on itineraries, departure dates or pricing please email us or call 1-800-247-7268.
Images Used with permission - Copyright © Orient Express, Royal Scotsman 2010.  

 

 

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