Romantic Journeys of Scotland

Romantic Journeys of Scotland

In the heart of the Highlands, and situated within Scotland’s largest National Park, Newtonmore is a picturesque village and an ideal base for this delightful tour.

We feature two scenically superb Scotrail lines, a trip on a preserves line, a cruise on Loch Ness and a ride on the fastest mountain railway in the country.


Tour highlights:

  • One night evening entertainment

  • West Highland Line train ride

  • Strathspey Railway

  • 2 x Scotrail rides

  • Loch Ness cruise


This holiday includes Sapphire Star Travel our door-to-door collection service.

Day 1:

Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive north arriving at our overnight hotel in time for evening meal.


Day 2:

We continue north through the Lowland Hills past Glasgow, Stirling, Perth and Pitlochry for a late afternoon arrival at the Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore, our base for the next five nights.

B, D

Day 3-6:

Whist in Scotland, the following excursions are included:
- We travel north into the Highland capital, Inverness. Here we join the Scotrail train for one of the ‘Great Railway Journeys of the World’ the line to Kyle of Lochalsh. The route takes us through some of the best scenery in the country, skirting lochs and passing remote villages. After a break in Kyle of Lochalsh we enjoy the return ride, this time by coach to our hotel.

- We travel to Aviemore where we take a break before heading into the beautiful Glenmore Forest Park on our way to Cairngorm. Here we have the opportunity, weather permitting, to take a ride on the funicular Cairngorm Mountain Railway, taking us to the top in just 8 minutes. We return to Aviemore where you may purchase lunch. This afternoon we ride on the Strathspey Railway from Aviemore to Boat of Garten and Broomhill before returning to our hotel.

- An excursion south west along the shore of Loch Laggan and through Glen Spean to Fort William. Here we enjoy an included ride on the celebrated West Highland Line to Mallaig. This spectacular line passes hidden lochs and inlets, silver sands, and crosses the magnificent Glenfinnan viaduct on its way west. Mallaig is a major fishing port and we have time to wander around the harbour before we catch the return train to Fort William. Here we rejoin our coach for the journey back to our hotel.

- We travel through unspoilt scenery past Loch Mhor and along Stratherrick to Fort Augustus. Here we have time to obtain lunch before we enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness with commentary on board ‘The Royal Scott’. Later we leave Fort Augustus and head north overlooking the loch towards Inverness before heading back to Newtonmore.

B, D

Day 7:

We depart after breakfast and retrace our steps south towards Perth, before heading across the Forth Bridge and skirting Edinburgh on our way to our overnight hotel in Northern England for dinner, bed and breakfast.

B, D

Day 8:

Departing our hotel after breakfast we continue our homeward journey to East Anglia by mid evening, where our door to door service will be waiting to return you to your home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore (5 nights)


This welcoming 2 star standard hotel has recently been refurbished and is situated in the village of Newtonmore. All bedrooms have en suite facilities, hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. No lift, but ground floor rooms available on request. Please note some rooms are located in an annex across a courtyard. Amenities include a restaurant, bar and lounge.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, Junction Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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