Admire the Highlands during an irresistible Scottish Steam Break

Scottish Steam Trip

One of the most popular Scottish tours available, ‘A Classic Scottish Steam Break’, is a rather ‘bonnie’ Scottish tour celebrating the golden age of steam travel in the country.

A romantic trip including some of Scotland’s most essential experiences, this classic adventure is a fantastic introduction to the romance of Scottish steam.

Taking you to some of the most iconic locations in the country including the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct of Harry Potter fame, this carefully planned itinerary proves popular with both British holidaymakers and tourists hailing from across the world.

Travel in style along the Glenfinnan Viaduct powered by Jacobite Steam

Classic Scottish Steam Break - Glenfinnan Viaduct

In what is surely the jewel in this holiday’s crown, a grand Scottish steam trip along the West Highland Line, taking you past some lovely Scottish scenery, onboard the Jacobite Train is a fantastic experience and great way to spend an afternoon on Scottish soil if we don’t say so ourselves.

First reinvigorated and brought back into action in the early 1980s, the Jacobite Steam train has taken millions of tourists along the scenic West Highland Railway Line for over 30 years now.

Often regarded as one of the greatest railway journeys in the world, a seat on the Jacobite is often highly sought after.

Beginning at Scotland’s highest point, Ben Nevis, the journey takes you past a great variety of sights, including lochs, hills and of course along the Glenfinnan Viaduct, one of the most photographed landmarks in the UK.

On the journey, be sure to look out for memorable Loch Sheil of ‘Bonnie’ Prince Charlie fame.

There is even a statue of the famous Scot residing on the shores of the loch.

It was here that the ‘Young Pretender’ raised his standard in defiance of the English at the time all the way back in the year 1745.

This is a truly romantic journey through the Scottish Highlands.

Take a spin on the innovative Falkirk Wheel

Classic Scottish Steam Break - Falkirk Wheel

First opened in 2002, the Falkirk Wheel has grown in popularity to become one of the most visited attractions in the country.

Connecting the River Forth with the Clyde, the Falkirk Wheel is an innovative boat lift and a great feat of engineering.

The only lift of its kind in the world, The Falkirk Wheel’s technical brilliance lives up to the country’s long-held reputation for technical achievement that has seen Scots invent the television (John Logie Baird) and the telephone (Alexander Graham Bell).

Crucially, the Falkirk Wheel links both sides of Scotland, acting as a convenient gateway that the country had been missing for over 70 years.

Included in this holiday, we recommend taking a journey along the canal and experiencing the Falkirk Wheel for yourself.

Set sail on Loch Katrine

Classic Scottish Steam Break - Loch Katrine

Aboard SS Sir Walter Scott, named after the author of the famous novel ‘Ivanhoe’, a steam trip taking to the waters of beautiful Loch Katrine takes you deep into the Trossachs area in the Scottish Highlands.

The vessel has sailed these waters for 118 years and its crew know all of the best spots around the loch, ensuring that you won’t miss out any key Katrine views.

Somehow, Walter Scott is still powered by engines originally installed all those years ago. A feat of steam engineering like no other!

Stretching over 8 miles, Loch Katrine, close to Aberfoyle is surrounded by dense countryside and hills popular with walking enthusiasts.

The Holiday

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