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Balmoral & Highlands Steam Railway

5 Days/4 Nights

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Staying in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, home to sparkling lochs, soaring mountains and an abundance of Scottish wildlife, Nethy Bridge is a perfect base for our magnificent Royal Deeside and the Scottish Highlands. With highlights such as a tour through the spectacular scenery of Royal Deeside to Ballater & Braemar, a tour of Balmoral Estate & Castle, a tour through Speyside visiting Elgin and a steam train journey on the Strathspey railway, and time to visit Inverness & Loch Ness.



  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Luxury Coach Travel 
  • Excursions
  • Entertainment
  • Drinks on Arrival
  • No Single Room Supplements (Subject to Availability)




This morning we travel north to visit the Royal Burgh of Elgin. Explore the towns attractions such as the museum & ancient Cathedral or there’s plenty of shops too. We then take a tour through the stunning scenery of Speyside and board the steam train at Aviemore for a nostalgic railway journey in vintage carriages through the Scottish countryside and ancient woodlands of the Cairngorm Range. After this journey we travel to visit the newly re-opened Speyside Heather Centre which features garden centre, gift shop, antiques & collectibles, wildlife viewing area and food hall. Plenty to keep you busy for the rest of the day.



Today you will travel to Ballater, Crathie and Balmoral. This Royal tour will take you past panoramas so breath-taking you will never forget the beauty and remoteness of Scotland. You will have time to tour the magnificent Royal retreat of Balmoral Castle, Crathie Kirk and Ballater before the coach returns to Nethy Bridge.



After a hearty Scottish breakfast we travel to nearby Inverness where you can enjoy a rummage through the many high street shops, or why not visit the Botanic Gardens, Inverness Castle or Abertarff House - Inverness's oldest building dating back to 1563. After time here we travel to Loch Ness, brimming with Scottish history and home to the shyest monster in the world. Enjoy your journey around the loch and soak up the amazing scenery of the surrounding glens before we return to the hotel in Nethy Bridge in time for evening meal.




Set in a picturesque village in the thriving Cairngorm National Park, the Nethybridge Hotel has welcomed travellers for over 100 years. Surrounded by lushly wooded Strathspey, the hotel has a wealth of historical importance in the area; Hollywood stars Carry Grant and Lauren Bacall have spent time at the hotel. Open fires and a warm highland welcome awaits from the manager and her staff in this cosy Victorian hotel. 


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Departure Date Tour Reference Days Price (from) Available Seats Pickup Points Coach Seats Rooms  
Mon 1 May, 2023 NETHY44 0 5 £379.00 10 + Book Now
Sun 11 Jun, 2023 NETHY45 0 5 £399.00 10 + Book Now
Mon 19 Jun, 2023 NETHY226 0 5 £399.00 10 + Book Now
Mon 3 Jul, 2023 NETHY227 0 5 £399.00 10 + Book Now