Strathspey Steam Railway and Cairngorm Funicular Railway


Travel by Coach
2 Included Excursions
  • Journey through the scenic Spey Valley aboard the Strathspey Steam Railway
  • Take in the views from the Cairngorm Funicular Railway
  • Jaunt to the mysterious Black Isle
  • Relax in Victorian Strathpeffer
  • Entertainment on some evenings

With two included railway journeys, admire the spectacular scenery of the Highlands from the tracks of the Strathspey Steam Railway and take in the views of the Cairngorms from the Cairngorm Funicular Railway. We will also visit the Black Isle, a rather special and mysterious corner of Scotland.

This Holiday is Great For

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Day One - Home to Strathpeffer
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Strathpeffer, where we’ll check in to the Bay Highland Hotel and will enjoy an evening meal. (D)

Days Two to Four – Strathpeffer
We’ll have a great time, with two included excursions to enjoy – venture into the Spey Valley and enjoy a journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway and a trip aboard the Cairngorm Funicular Railway. We also venture to the Black Isle. (B,D)

Day Five – Strathpeffer to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)

Highland Hotel


  • Received a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence in 2017
  • Stay in magnificent architecture nestled in a pretty Scottish Glen with a number of great walking trails starting in the area
  • Enjoy a drink in the traditional wood paneled bar and a drink in the oak-beamed restaurant
  • Easily reach Inverness and the remote areas of the highlands by both car and public transport

Stay with us in the magnificent Highlands of Scotland in our hotel nestled in a beautiful green glen in the spa town of Strathpeffer.

The town is a great base for exploring the Scottish Highlands, with distinctive architecture and a number of scenic walks in the area including to pretty Rogie Falls. Going a little way out of town, Inverness can be reached in about half an hour by bus or car, in the city there are a number of historical sights to see including the castle and the old high church.

Going further afield take a trip to Dingwall, from where you can hop on a train to the Kyle of Lochalsh or anywhere in between. The route takes in fantastic Highland scenery and has been called one of the most scenic train lines in the country. Loch Ness is also a nearby attraction with plenty of companies offering cruises on the loch for one of the best ways to take in this area of Scotland.

In the hotel there is a traditional feel of a Scottish hunting lodge with wood paneling in the bar and oak beams in the restaurant. So you can enjoy a relaxing drink and a tasty meal in cosy settings while enjoying fantastic Highland hospitality.

Rooms at this hotel

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Strathspey Steam And Cairngorm Funicular Railway

Excursion into the Spey Valley taking a trip back in time on the Strathspey Steam Railway and joining the Cairngorm Funicular Railway, where stunning views are guaranteed.


Half Day: Black Isle

The Black Isle is where we’re off to today, calling at Fortrose, which overlooks the Moray Firth and Cromarty, the Highlands’ best-preserved historic town. With endless beautiful landscapes, this is a really enjoyable excursion.