What will I experience on this Freestyle
This carefully planned semi-independent tour will
stretch your holiday time to the max, without making you feeling rushed. A
unique combination of travel by train, comfortable accommodation and quality
sightseeing will give you extra time to explore Scotland in greater detail.
All the documentation you need, including your rail tickets, will be emailed to
you around 7 days prior to your trip. Just print these out and you are good to
go. Any questions or if you need your documents earlier - just email or call
us, we’re here to help.
On the tour you’ll travel independently
by train to and from London. We’ll make sure you have a reserved seat and we’ll
send you a comprehensive itinerary so you know what’s happening at any time
during your tour. This personalised document contains step-by-step directions
to your hotel in Edinburgh as well as the sightseeing tour departure points,
which are all close by.
On day two you’ll leave Edinburgh for the
Highlands on a fully escorted tour. When you arrive in Inverness you will be
transferred to your city centre hotel.
You will be picked up from your hotel
for your guided tours to Eilean Donan Castle & the Isle of Skye and John
O’Groats & The Far North. When it’s time to leave the Inverness it is a
short walk to Inverness Railway Station to board the Highland Chieftain service
to London. This scenic journey will take around 8 hours.
What are the train times?
Subject to availability we will make a
reservation for you on a train departing London (Kings Cross) Station between
07:00 hrs and 08:00 hrs (arrival time in Edinburgh between 11:22 hrs and 12:20
hrs). The return journey will depart Inverness at 07:55 hrs (arrival time in
London (Kings Cross): 15:54 hrs). If you leave Inverness on a Sunday the
departure will be at 09:40 hrs (arrival in London at 17:52 hrs)
Will someone meet me in Edinburgh?
This is a semi-independent tour so you will not be
met on arrival in Edinburgh. A comprehensive and customised itinerary is
included as part of your documentation together with Official Guides to Edinburgh
and Inverness. Assistance is also available by telephone 7-days a week.
How will I find my hotel?
This Freestyle Train Tour has been very carefully
planned. Your hotel has been selected not just for its comfort but also for its
location close to the railway station as well as your sightseeing requirements.
Concise directions on how to reach your hotel will be given in your customised
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping
arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you
can expect from your hotel accommodation:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - this is a room for two
people sleeping in two separate bedsDouble room - this is a room for two
people sharing one large bed Family room - this is a room for three
people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person).
Please note that a family room can be a
standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed.All our accommodation features en-suite facilities (the toilet and shower are
located in your bedroom for your exclusive use.
How and when will I get my train
All your documentation will be emailed
to you approximately 7 days prior to your tour commencing. It is important that
you print these documents and bring them with you on the tour as you will need
to exchange the vouchers to access the various services that make up this
Can I cancel or alter this tour?
We are sorry but once booked it is not
possible to cancel or change this tour without incurring 100% cancellation
charges. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance coverage in
What happens if I miss my train?
The tickets that are issued as part of
this package are only valid on the train service shown on the ticket and in
your itinerary. If you miss the train you will need to purchase new tickets at
your own expense. We recommend arriving at London and Inverness Stations at
least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of your train so that
you have time to locate the departure platform.