Full Steam Ahead in Fort William

The highlight of our fabulous Scottish west coast tour is a magnificent journey on the famous Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig, considered to be one of the greatest railway journeys in the world. We also include an exhilarating ride on Britain’s only mountain gondola - sit back, relax and enjoy the views!
Day 1 Arrival in Fort William
We arrive with time to settle in before dinner.

Day 2 Oban
This morning we take a scenic drive along Loch Linnhe to Oban, the unofficial capital of the West Highlands, acclaimed as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’. We spend the day at leisure exploring the town’s attractions, including McCaig’s Tower, Oban Distillery and the Caithness Glass Visitor Centre. (Please contact the Sales Team if you prefer to explore the Isle of Mull on this day).

Day 3 Nevis Range & Fort William
Today, we take a ride on a gondola at Nevis Range. Britain’s only mountain gondola will transport us from 300ft up to 2150ft on the north face of Aonach Mor, the eighth highest mountain in Britain. During the short journey (12-15 minutes each way) marvel at the stunning views of the Scottish Highlands, including the Great Glen and Ben Nevis. We enjoy free time to visit the restaurant, take in the panoramic views and wander around the Mountain Discovery Centre before we return to ground level and back to our hotel where we spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4 Jacobite Steam Train Fort William - Mallaig Drivers Day Off
Today, we embark on a journey described as the greatest railway journey in the world, on the famous Jacobite Steam Train, which will take us on an 84 mile return journey from Fort William to Mallaig. Along the way, we encounter spectacular scenery and travel across the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct’s magnificent 21 arches, featured in the Harry Potter movies. Arriving in the fishing village of Mallaig, we have over an hour and a half to enjoy lunch and a walk around the village before we board our train again for a second viewing of the stunning scenery. Note: Special booking terms required for this attraction.

Day 5 Departure
We must make our way home today.

Alexandra Hotel

Fort William, Inverness-shire
AAA Central Location Traditional Hotel
The Alexandra hotel provides traditional Scottish hospitality and is located in the heart of the popular tourist destination of Fort William. All 93 bedrooms are comfortable and offer a homely feel. All meals are served in the spacious restaurant and guests can relax with a drink by the open fire in the traditional bar. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is off-site & chargeable

Alexandra Hotel

Fort William, Inverness-shire
4 Nights Half Board
Early May & Oct 2019 Twin from £276pp
Late May 2019 Twin from £329pp
Jun 2019 Twin from £350pp
Single Supplement from £75
Selected Dates Only

• Porterage
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live musical entertainment on at least 1 night
• Return ride on Nevis Range Gondola
• Return journey Jacobite Steam Railway Fort William - Mallaig
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£276 for 5 days

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