The Royal Scotsman is the luxury cruise train operating throughout the Highlands of Scotland. Passengers can choose from tours lasting from two nights to seven nights. The same company that runs the Venice Simplon Orient Express service operates the Royal Scotsman. This should signal to customers the standard of food, service and accommodation that they should expect to receive on board. Only 36 passengers can experience the wonder of the Royal Scotsman at any time making the experience feel all the more exclusive. The train has nine coaches and a 3:1 staff ratio so you are sure to feel pampered throughout your stay.
Whilst being looked after to the highest standard, passengers can sit back and enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery the country has to offer. Of course, an experience like this does not come cheap but it is certainly worthwhile as a once in a lifetime treat. A two night trip on the Royal Scotsman starts at around £1,840 per person.
All Royal Scotsman tours commence at Edinburgh Waverley station. The first class experience starts there with tea or coffee in the first class lounge before a piper leads the way to your carriage.
From May to October, you can choose from the two night Highland tour, the three night Western tour, which costs around £2,680 per person, or the four night Highland Classic tour, which is priced at £3,300 per person. These prices are inclusive of all drinks, meals, accommodation and any off-train tours or excursions and can include clay pigeon shooting or a whisky distillery tour.