Luxury trips to Scotland Traveling on luxury trips to Scotland is all about discovering the elegance and the beauty of the country, castles, whisky distilleries, and golf courses. On board the splendid Royal Scotsman train you can explore the country on different tours and cover all these attractions and more.

The appeal of traveling on the Royal Scotsman through Scotland

Princes Street in Edinburgh

As soon as you step on board the Royal Scotsman you will get a taste of the luxury for which the train is famous.  Luxury trips to Scotland on this train include excellent meals featuring the best local ingredients, a pick of the best wines, and even tasting sessions if you are on a whiskey tour. Cabins on the train are outfitted with splendid décor inspired by Scotland, and have all the amenities that you require including en-suite bathrooms, toiletries, and staff on call to attend to your needs.

Luxury trips to Scotland on the Royal Scotsman have a special appeal as they give you the ability to see a lot within a few days. The train is a five star hotel on wheels, and it allows you to rest and relax in your cabin or common areas as you are ferried from one location to the next in luxury. Then as each day comes to end, the Royal Scotsman train is stabled in a station and you can sleep without any interruptions or background noise.

Tour world famous whisky distilleries on luxury trips to Scotland

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Glenlivet Distillery

Going on luxury trips to Scotland is all about discovering the country’s unique offerings from up close, including its Scotch Whisky. This means that if you want to concentrate on tasting original scotch whisky straight from the barrel and see some of the distilleries that are famous throughout the world, you are in luck. In fact on the Royal Scotsman train you can head out on a journey that is organized in association with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society which is the foremost club of its kind in the world.

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Ballindalloch Castle

As you start on this delectable journey, a whisky ambassador will be at hand to guide you from the moment you arrive in the Balmoral Hotel. Then on your five day tour you will understand why this is one of the best luxury trips in Scotland as you head to iconic areas around Eilean Donan Castle,  picturesque fishing villages like Plockton, and the historic Glen Ord Distillery.  This combination of history, stately castles, and tasting sessions will leave you enthralled and soaked in the malt whisky history of the region.

Classic luxury trips to Scotland are the ultimate experience

Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle

Starting from the Edinburgh the Classic trip on the Royal Scotsman train is the best way to experience the most that the highlands have to offer. On this lovely route filled with beautiful scenery you get to pass thee iconic Forth Railway Bridge as you travel towards Inverness and the village of Plockton to see the seals living nearby. Scotland is linked to its malt whiskys and you will get an insight into this on this tour as you visit the single estate distillery which is located near Ballindalloch Castle.  Additionally on this journey you will get a unique opportunity to see the life in the countryside as you visit Rothiemurchus Estate and indulge in clay pigeon shooting.

Famous golf courses lie along the route of the Royal Scotsman train

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Gleneagles resort

Golf is synonymous with Scotland, where it was first developed, and avid golfers can go on a special journey to the region’s iconic courses. The golf tour on the Royal Scotsman gives you the chance to play at a different course every day and is a reason why many golfing enthusiasts prefer it. Also you never have to worry about transportation to the course, Green fees, or stopping for lunch or dinner as all this and more is included in the cost of the journey. You just have to relax onboard the train as it leaves Edinburgh and you reach the first course at Tain Golf Club. Dotted along the route of this tour is the iconic Castle Stuart Golf Links, which for several years played host to the Scottish Open. Also included is the Trump International Golf Club near Aberdeen which consists of a championship course.

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Even though this tour focuses on golf, there are a lot of other attractions included for non-golfers. As the golfers head out to play golf, others can visit places like Dunrobin Castle, Fyvie Castle and even Glenmorangie Distillery.  Other important sites included in this tour is Ballindalloch Castle and it is a must see for those who want a dash of Scottish history.

While bridging the past and present in Scotland the Royal Scotsman train gives you several opportunities experience the country from a unique perspective. Call us at Palace Tours or visit our website unique luxury trips to Scotland.