Our rail tours of Scotland

As Britain rail travel specialists, we have put together a select number of Scotland-only rail tours to complement our selection Britain-wide rail trips; choose from our suggested Scotland rail itineraries as featured below or work with your adeo Travel vacation expert to develop your Scotland by train programme. Scotland has a simple but far-reaching rail network and is home to some of the world’s most scenic rail journeys making it a superb destination for independent travellers to explore by train.

The Heart of Scotland line, the Western Highland Line and the Northern Highland Line are just some of Scotland’s famous rail routes which regularly feature amongst the world’s greatest railway journeys in travel guide polls, surveys and articles. Experience them all yourself, on an adeo Travel Scotland rail tour when you can take in views such as the remote Northern Highlands, the desolate Rannoch Moor and cross the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter movies. The Scottish rail network reaches far in to the Northern Highlands and Scotrail trains generally run promptly and efficiently with comfortable carriages and consistent on-board services; all this, combined with a selection of dedicated Scotland-only rail passes, makes a rail tour of Scotland an exciting, comfortable and cost-effective way to explore this nation.

Our independent Scotland rail tours come with a host of inclusions as standard; we’ll always provide your flexible Scotland Britrail passes for your daily rail travel, all overnight accommodation and our comprehensive travel documents pack – not to mention ferry crossings and small-group day excursions on selected tours. Your hotels will be conveniently located for the railway station in each destination, we’ll always select the rail pass which best suits your travel needs and your adeo Travel documents contain plenty of practical information such as rail schedules dedicated to your specific itinerary, not to mention our additional hints and tips.

The rugged terrain of the north of Scotland means that the rail network in the Highlands is limited, but your rail tour itinerary itself remains completely flexible within the confines of this network. Your adeo Travel vacation expert will be happy to offer their advice to help you tailor your trip to suit you by extending your stays or adding destinations as preferred. The remote regions in the Highlands are best explored by locally operated day-tours, so be sure to ask us about integrating these in to your itinerary in certain destinations!

An adeo Travel rail tour of Scotland offers the independent traveller an ideal alternative to driving through Scotland; a flexible itinerary, carefully planned travel plan and a relaxing, stress-free means of transport await, not to mention some of the most breath-taking rail journeys found anywhere in the world.

  Key features
  • Customizable itineraries
  • Fully flexible rail travel throughout Scotland via the official Britrail system
  • All overnight accommodation to suit your preferences and budget
  • Full cooked Scottish breakfast each morning
  • Easy-to-understand rail schedules specific to your itinerary
  • Expert advice from your adeo Travel Britain Expert during the planning of your trip
  • A dedicated out-of-hours contact number for use during travel
  • Full travel documents pack including suggested sightseeing outline Britain map travel vouchers and our local rail hints and tips.
      Tour benefits
    • Excellent value rail travel with rates exclusively available to overseas visitors to Britain
    • Britrail rail Scotland-only and regional passes selected to suit your specific tour itinerary
    • Relaxing travel – sit back and enjoy the views
    • Travel independently but with the support of adeo Travel’s local expertise
    • Travel at your own pace and choose how long you spend in each destination
    • Travel when you want
    • you’re not tied to set departure dates
    • Decide on your level of accommodation and we’ll propose the specifics
    • Hassle-free planning with your own dedicated expert.

      Scotland Rail Tours

      Our rail tours of Scotland
      Tours of Scotland Inverness

      A Scottish Rail Tour – Traverse the rails of central Scotland and the Eastern Highlands on this train trip to experience the heart of Scotland.  This rail journey takes you from the bright lights of Edinburgh through the historic highland towns of Stirling, Inverness, Aberdeen and the lesser-known gem of Pitlochry. You’ll enjoy Scenic rail journeys through the Cairngorm Mountains and over the Grampian Highlands whilst selected day-tours from Inverness and Aberdeen will enable you to experience the mysteries of Loch Ness and Royal Deeside.

      Glenfinnan Viaduct cover, Highlands, Scotland

      Scottish Highlands Rail Tour – Enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful rail journeys as you tour the scenic Western Highlands and the West Coast of Scotland by train. Experience the famous West Highland Line, cross the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct and travel over the sea to the tranquil Isle of Skye. You’ll experience the best of both worlds with overnight stays in the cultural cities of Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh and day trips to the remote landscapes of Glencoe, Skye’s northern peninsula and the shores of Loch Ness.

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      Scotland Rail Tours Glenfinnan

      Scotland Rail Tour – Experience some of Britain’s most spectacular and scenic rail journeys as you explore Scotland and the Scottish Highlands by train.  Your epic Scottish rail trip will take you from the vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to Scotland’s scenic West Coast, through the dramatic Scottish Highlands and over the sea to the remote Isle of Skye. A hand-picked selection of small-group day tours will allow you to discover the remote landscapes and sites of the Highlands and Skye which cannot be reached by rail alone.

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