Western Highlands and Jacobite Steam Railway

One of the greatest railway journeys in the world, travel in style aboard the famous Jacobite Steam Railway from Fort William to the fishing port of Mallaig. Admire the spectacular mountains, lochs and coastline from this iconic railway which crosses the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct along the way.

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel and Scottish breakfast and 4 evening meals (5-day breaks from North)
  • 5 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast and 5 evening meals and 2 overnights stays in northern England with breakfast and evening meal (8-day break from South)
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 5 or 8 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to the Onich Hotel, Loch Linnhe for four nights.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Admire the spectacular scenery of mountains, lochs and coastline on our nostalgic steam train journey along the world-famous West Highland Line. The scenery along this route is second to none, and we'll also cross the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct which provides magnificent views of Glenfinnan Monument and Loch Sheil.

There will be some free time in pretty Mallaig before we board the train once more for our return journey aboard the Jacobite Steam Railway to Fort William.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Jacobite Steam Railway
  • Mallaig

Our included excursion today takes us firstly to Commando Memorial, a poignant monument that commands spectacular views of the surrounding scenery, dedicated to the men of the original British Commando Forces.

We continue to Fort Augustus, at the southern-most tip of mighty Loch Ness. Here we take to the waters for a relaxing and informative cruise.

Later in the day we travel along part of the 'Road to the Isles', following the route of the West Highland Line to make a stop at the Glenfinnan Visitor Centre. Here you can enjoy the stunning views of the viaduct from below, or perhaps stroll to the magnificent monument on the shores of the loch for some superb photo opportunities.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Glenfinnan Visitor Centre
  • Commando Memorial
  • Loch Ness
  • Fort Augustus

Today we travel along the beautiful Argyll Coastal Route to reach Oban. Here we will have free time to explore this bustling harbour town which is affectionately known as the 'Gateway to the Isles'.

Enjoy a stroll around the harbour, perhaps visit the Oban Distillery or the Oban Chocolate Shop, or why not take the steep walk up to McCaig's Folly and be rewarded with spendid views of the coast and the outlying islands.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Oban

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then our comfortable hotel in the north of England for a one night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

We continue our journey north, crossing into Scotland and to our Scottish base hotel for a 5night stay

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today we travel along the beautiful Argyll Coastal Route to reach Oban. Here we will have free time to explore this bustling harbour town which is affectionately known as the 'Gateway to the Isles'.

Enjoy a stroll around the harbour, perhaps visit the Oban Distillery or the Oban Chocolate Shop or why not take the steep walk up to McCaig's Folly and be rewarded with splendid views of the coast and the outlying islands.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Oban

Admire the spectacular scenery of mountains, lochs and coastline on our nostalgic steam train journey along the world-famous West Highland Line. The scenery along this route is second to none, and we'll also cross the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct which provides magnificent views of Glenfinnan Monument and Loch Sheil.

There will be some free time in pretty Mallaig before we board the train once more for our return journey aboard the Jacobite Steam Railway to Fort William.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Jacobite Steam Railway Railway Viaduct
  • Mallaig

Enjoy a day to relax today with a free day to do as you please - admire the views of Loch Linnhe from one of the hotel's lounges or gardens, take a walk to nearby Inchree Falls, or perhaps catch the local bus service to Fort William - the 'outdoor capital' of the UK.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Our included excursion today takes us firstly to Commando Memorial, a poignant monument that commands spectacular views of the surrounding scenery, dedicated to the men of the original British Commando Forces.

We continue to Fort Augustus, at the southern-most tip of mighty Loch Ness. Here we take to the waters for a relaxing and informative cruise.

Later in the day we travel along part of the 'Road to the Isles', following the route of the West Highland Line to make a stop at the Glenfinnan Visitor Centre. Here you can enjoy the stunning views of the viaduct from below, or perhaps stroll to the magnificent monument on the shores of the loch for some superb photo opportunities.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Glenfinnan Visitor Centre
  • Commando Memorial
  • Loch Ness
  • Fort Augustus

We leave Scotland behind and cross back into England for an overnight stay.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

If travelling from the North of England, you will stay for four nights at either the 3-star Onich Hotel on the shores of Loch Linnhe or the Caledonian Hotel, Fort William.

If travelling from the South of England, you will stay for five nights at either the 3-star Onich Hotel or Caledonian Hotel, Fort William and will have comfortable overnight stays in Northern England on the outbound and return journeys. 

Onich Hotel & Lochside Gardens

Onich Hotel & Lochside Gardens

Located on the shores of Loch Linnhe, between Glencoe and Fort William. This hotel boasts stunning loch and mountain views and is the ideal base for exploring the Highlands. Ben Nevis, Loch Ness, Oban, Mull, Iona and Skye are all within easy reach. This family-run hotel offers attractive, individually decorated rooms and beautiful gardens. Bedrooms are comfortable and offer TV, telephones, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryers. Some rooms have stunning panoramic views of the Loch. Guests can also enjoy a drink at the Lochside Bar & Restaurant while taking in the breathtaking scenery.

Location: Onich Nr Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 6RY

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Shower and Bath
  • Iron or Trouser Press
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
Service
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available
Caledonian Hotel, Fort William

Caledonian Hotel, Fort William

The Caledonian Hotel is located just two miles from the centre of Fort William, between Loch Linnhe and Ben Nevis, and is ideally placed for a relaxing stay amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of the western Scottish Highlands. The scenery doesn’t stop at the hotel door; you’ll find tremendous views from the recently refurbished bar and lounge area, as well as the restaurant where you can enjoy delicious breakfast and evening meals. The hotel also has a relaxing bar to enjoy a refreshing drink after a days sightseeing

Location: Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RW

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Shower or Bath
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
Hotel
  • Bar
  • WiFi Available

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Reviews

4.4 Out of 5 ( 5 Reviews )

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Quality

3.8 / 5

Value for Money

4 / 5

Paul Hara, 0 years ago

Overall the holiday was good except for arriving at hotel to be told there was no porterage. Then the first meal after being on the road from 8:30 was atrocious, no choice at all just some kind of pasta dish that wasn’t even on the hotels menu. After joining the queue to complain at reception we were told that is what shearings had chosen, then sat down in the restaurant to see some people being served fish and chips including the coach driver. Still Waiting for feedback from shearings. This was the only downside of the trip, but it being the first day it made us wonder what we had let ourselves in for.

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Olive Brentnall, 0 years ago

We really enjoyed it. It's the first time we had been to Scotland. Loved the steam train and the boat trip on Loch Ness. Brilliant. Would highly recommend

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Mark Siswick, 0 years ago

The holiday was fine. However, the hotel room was tardy, unkempt and the lack of a daily housekeeping service was below the standard we should and could reasonably accept. The one item that really was unacceptable was the forced and single choice of evening meal on the first night. This wasn’t the doing of the Hotel, but Shearing’s failure to assure a satisfactory n meal was suitable and available for all guests. The assumption that pasta was suitable for everyone, just isn’t good enough. Saying that the food that was served the remainder of our stay was plentiful and of a high standard. The daily trips were well worth the costs. The coach driver was pleasant, polite and charming. Will we go with Shearings again? In all probability, yes.

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Jones, 0 years ago

Onich Hotel was not equiped to accommodate coach parties. Managers were helpful and obliging but short of staff, no porterage and no entertainment. Limited menu choice and Shearings had the audacity to instruct hotel to serve us pasta for evening meal on first night. Outrageous! light not working over mirror, loose skirting boards and insufficient storage space in bathroom with £100 supplement. Overpriced for what we had. Thanks to innovative coach driver we had a trip to Caledonian Hotel for some entertainment due to our isolated location. Jacobite train journey excellent but overall expensive for facilities available and standards did not match the price of coach tour.

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Mr Thompson, 0 years ago

Very well organised driver Phil was brilliant,hotel was very good even though they are still refurbishing the staff and management were excellent couldn't do enough for you.

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