Belmond 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 Exclusive: 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: Scotch Malt Whisky Trail Tour

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 Scotch Malt Whisky Trail Tour on the Belmond Royal Scotsman. 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 Exclusive: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Belmond Royal Scotsman: Dales, Lakes & Gardens

5-day Escorted Tour

Belmond Royal Scotsman's Dales, Lakes & Gardens Tour is a discovery of outstanding autumnal gardens as you venture on a scenic rail journey into the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and Southwest Scotland. 

Life on the train is relaxed and indulgent, with the freshest, finest local produce served in the dining cars.

New to the Belmond Royal Scotsman in 2017: full-service spa car. Inquire when you book your journey!

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

Belmond Royal Scotsman: Scotland's Classic Splendors

5-day Escorted Tour

Belmond Royal Scotsman Scotland's Classic Splendours 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 Splendors 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 Scenic Wonders Tour, and you have one of IRT President Eleanor Hardy's favorite journeys of all time.

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

Belmond Royal Scotsman: Grand Western Scenic Wonders 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 Western Scenic Wonders tour combines the Classic Splendors and Western Scenic Wonders itineraries for a comprehensive exploration of Scotland. 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 Exclusive: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Belmond Royal Scotsman: Heritage Homes & Gardens

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

Belmond Royal Scotsman: Western Scenic Wonders

4-day Escorted Tour
Belmond Royal Scotsman's Western Scenic Wonders 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 Belmond Royal Scotsman’s Classic Splendours Tour for a full week of luxurious touring through Scotland.  This trip -- especially when paired with Scotland's Classic Splendours 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 ambiance, 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. New to the Belmond Royal Scotsman in 2017: full-service spa car. Inquire when you book your journey! IRT Exclusive: Click here to see our award-winning video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Belmond Royal Scotsman: Grand Taste of the Highlands

6-day Escorted Tour
Join the Grand Taste of the Highlands tour aboard Scotland's premiere luxury train: the Belmond Royal Scotsman. 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 Exclusive: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Belmond Royal Scotsman: Clans, Castles & Isles

6-day Escorted Tour
Belmond Royal Scotsman's Clans, Castles & Isles Tour is an exploration of the wild and rugged west coast of Scotland, including Oban and the Isles of Mull and Bute. New to the Belmond Royal Scotsman in 2017: full-service spa car. Inquire when you book your journey! IRT Exclusive: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Belmond Royal Scotsman: Taste of the Highlands Tour

3-day Escorted Tour
There is simply no better way to experience the drama and wild beauty of 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 with no single supplement. Great for a family of couple and solo travelers. Call early to book! New to the Belmond Royal Scotsman in 2017: full-service spa car. Inquire when you book your journey! 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
The Belmond Royal Scotsman 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: The Grampians & Beyond

5-Day Escorted Tour
Belmond Royal Scotsman Grampians & Beyond is five glorious days enjoying some of the most remarkable scenery of Scotland -- the Northeast's Grampian Mountains. Take the five-star Belmond Royal Scotsman. Add in the remarkable mountains, towns, gardens, and castles of the region, and you have a stunning tour. It includes a visit to Glenmorangie Distillery, the romantic Ballindalloch Castle, and the marvelous Pitmedden Garden -- not to mention traveling over the Firth of Forth Railway Bridge. If you have never heard of the Grampians, then it's time to get familiar!  Please call us to go over this trip - and find out why it might be perfect for you. Take this tour -- or any of the Belmond Royal Scotsman tours -- and you will discover without a doubt why this is one of our all-time favorite trains. The food, the service, the outings, the scenery: it all adds up to a spectacular journey. The train itself, with its intimate setting for only 40 people, is amazing enough.It long ago earned its place as one of our World's Top 25 Trains, and has held its place for decades. Well done!  But couple this train with this fabulous itinerary, and you have a winning combination. IRT Exclusive: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy's trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.