Well Chuffed 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 and go in search of the world’s shyest monster on a cruise of Loch Ness…sit back, relax and enjoy the monster views!

Rob says…
”Fort William is the gateway to the Highlands and famous worldwide. Nestled on the shores of Loch Linnhe the touring possibilities from this area are as vast as the mountains surrounding it.”

Click here to check out some of the views from the Nevis Range Gondola

Click here to watch a video on the Jacobite Steam Train
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for 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 & Loch Ness
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 8th 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. In the afternoon we attempt to track down the world’s shyest monster on a 50 minute cruise of legendary Loch Ness. Brimming with history and monster tales, the real stars of the Loch are its castles, monuments and scenery.

Day 4 Jacobite Steam Train Fort William - Mallaig Driver’s 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 films. 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. Please note, special booking terms are required for this attraction.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

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
2020 Twin from £354pp
Single Supplement from £76
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
• 50 minute Loch Ness Cruise from Fort Augustus
• Return journey Jacobite Steam Railway Fort William - Mallaig