Royal Scotsman Grand Tour England, Scotland & Wales

8-day Escorted Tour
There's no finer way to see the splendid British countryside than by traveling aboard one of the world’s most luxurious trains. The Royal Scotsman, making a rare cross-border foray, will be your home for a 7-night exclusive, memorable journey around Scotland, Wales and England—exploring the very best of Great Britain. IRT Exclusvie: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman. This new tour has proven to be very popular, book early to avoid disappointment! Only one annual departure.

Belmond Royal Scotsman Classic Whisky Journey

5-day Escorted Tour
As the world’s foremost malt whisky club, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society — specialists in single cask, single malt whiskies — is the perfect partner for this special Classic Whisky Journey through Scotland. 
Guests will enjoy the company of a Society Whisky Ambassador on board throughout the journey, along with the Society’s exclusive and rare malts for sampling and discussion. IRT Exclusvie: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Belmond Royal Scotsman Classic Tour

5-day Escorted Tour

Belmond Royal Scotsman Classic Tour is one of the best in the world. From the bagpipes and intimate musical events, to the grand sweep of the moors and the gorges, the Belmond Royal Scotsman's Classic Tour is a journey straight to the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

Life on the train is relaxed and indulgent, with the freshest, finest local produce served in the dining cars. From Edinburgh, the train follows the east coast up to Keith, then journeys to the picturesque west coast village of Plockton, thence to Inverness and south to Perth.

Two highlights: a private tour and tasting at Glen Ord Distillery and a personal tour of Ballindalloch, with its magnificent castle and gardens. Other activities include clay pigeon shooting or guided walking along Caledonian pine forest trails.  Life on the train is relaxed and indulgent, with the freshest, finest local produce served in the dining cars and nights in the all en-suite sleeping cars spent at quiet sidings.  This is one of IRT's favorite train experiences -- and once aboard, you will see why.  Combine it with the Western Tour, and you have one of IRT President Eleanor Hardy's favorite journeys of all time.

IRT Exclusvie: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Belmond Royal Scotsman Grand North Western Tour

8-day Escorted Tour
With seven nights aboard, this is one of our favorite trips: Enjoy the Belmond Royal Scotsman and Scotland to the full. The Grand North Western tour combines the Classic and Western itineraries for a comprehensive exploration of Scotland. First, travel along the east coast to Keith, then west to the picturesque west coast village of Plockton, before returning to Inverness and then south to Perth. Enjoy the many highlights along the way, including a personal invitation to visit Ballindalloch, with its magnificent house and gardens. Relax and experience the magnificent West Highland scenery and a private view of Mount Stuart, one of Britain's most spectacular Victorian Gothic houses. This itinerary also allows plenty of time to relax on board enjoying the train's wonderful meals, service and other amenities. IRT Exclusvie: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Country Homes & Gardens by Luxury Train in Scotland

5-day Escorted Tour
Join respected British gardening writer Sue Chivers and photographer Patsy Floyd on a memorable rail journey around some of Scotland’s finest country homes and gardens. Enjoy personal tours given by members of the family, as well as welcome drinks in their homes and walks through their beautiful gardens. With the Belmond Royal Scotsman luxury train as your rolling, five-star hotel, visit Edzell Castle and Gardens, Foulis Castle of Clan Munro, Attadale, Logie House, Rothiemurchus Estate, Pitmuies Garden, among other stops. Journey length: 720 miles. IRT Exclusvie: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Belmond Royal Scotsman Western Tour

4-day Escorted Tour
Belmond Royal Scotsman Western Tour runs on Scotland’s West Highland Line, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. The deluxe, private train passes through gorgeous glens, lochs and mountains, steeped in the lore of Bonnie Prince Charlie. The all-inclusive fare features off-train visits to such treasures as Mount Stuart House, Britain's most spectacular Victorian Gothic house. Pair this itinerary with the Royal Scotsman’s Classic Tour for a full week of luxurious touring through Scotland.  This trip -- especially when paired with the Classic tour -- is a Society of IRT favorite. There is no doubt, once you board, why this train is one of our World'd Top 25 Trains: the decor, the ambience, the dining, the off-train excursions and the service are consistently high throughout. If you want a great way to see the best of Scotland, choose The Belmond Royal Scotsman. IRT Exclusvie: Click here to see our award-winning video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Belmond Royal Scotsman Grand West Highland Tour

6-day Escorted Tour
It's always hard to say farewell to the Scottish Highlands. That's why we've made it possible for you to join us for a much longer journey. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the West Highland Line and an exclusive view of Mount Stuart, a spectacular Victorian Gothic house. Then after some free time in Edinburgh experience the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands as you head north, enjoying a leisurely journey up the east coast through Aberdeen to Keith. Try your hand at some outdoor activities on the Rothiemurchus Highland estate and enjoy a visit to Strathisla Distillery. IRT Exclusvie: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Belmond Royal Scotsman Highland Tour

3-day Escorted Tour
There is simply no better way to experience the drama and wild beauty of the Scotland than aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman luxury train. This short introduction to the Scottish Highlands is ideal for those who like outdoor activity. At Rothiemurchus Estate, for example, there will be the opportunity to try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, venturing out with the Estate's rangers on a Highland safari or just enjoying a Highland walk. We love this train for all of its great dining, service, beauty within the train -- and without. The scenery is spectacular, of course. And one great thing about this train: there are 4 cabins for solo use and there is no single supplement. Great for a family of couple and solo travelers. IRT Exclusvie: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Belmond Royal Scotsman Scottish Golf Tour

5-Day Escorted Tour
Royal Scotsman Classic Scottish Golf Tour features among the very best of golf in the highlands. Golf was invented in Scotland in the 15th century, so where better to enjoy this delightful sport? And having the Belmond Royal Scotsman as your traveling five-star hotel and restaurant just adds to the pleasure. This new tour includes an alternative itinerary for the non-golfing companion. IRT Exclusive: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Belmond Royal Scotsman Edinburgh to London Majestic England Tour

4-Day Escorted Tour
Experience a journey of history, culture and heritage taking in some of England's finest sights. See Alnwick Castle (of Harry Potter fame) in Almouth, the cathedral and medieval city of York and the royal residence and gardens of Sandringham. Visit the world-famous University of Cambridge, with the opportunity to experience traditional 'punting' on the River Cam. Arrive into London's Victoria Station in the morning of day four. Note: Want more days on the Royal Scotsman? Book an overnight return trip to Edinburgh and you'll get the entire Majestic England/Edinburgh return package for 15% off the full price. Add a Classic tour from Edinburgh, and take 15% off that fare as well. Call us for details. IRT Exclusvie: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.