Royal Scotsman, A Belmond Train, Scotland
The Royal Scotsman is a luxury travel experience like no other, offering guests a journey through the very best of Scotland. Built to the highest standards in terms of comfort and amenities, the Royal Scotsman offers a unique holiday experience filled with delightful surprises. This Belmond train offers exquisite dining, plenty of activities and sightseeing, and a comfortable journey tailored to fit all budgets. From cultural cities to the spectacular countryside, it's the ideal way to explore this special region.
The Royal Scotsman is one of two luxury trains run by Belmond, which has operated top-class services in Europe for more than 40 years. The train features nine en suite cabins accommodating up to 36 passengers at any one time, allowing for an intimate setting throughout your trip. With highly experienced staff on hand during your travels, you can expect attentive service from start to finish.
On board, you'll find enlarged observation compartments from where you can watch the ever-changing scenery outside. Passengers have access to wireless internet throughout the journey, televisions with classic movie channels, and a private bar! You're sure never to be bored during your travels on the Royal Scotsman.
The history behind the Royal Scotsman dates back nearly 100 years, when Captain George Smith first proposed his vision for a sleeper car railway system between Edinburgh and London—and two Scottish companies were subsequently formed in 1923 to begin operation of these services on what was originally intended as a freight route running through both England and Scotland; one line was called The Caledonian Sleeper while another took on the name The Royal Scotsman.
Since then, this luxurious train has carried tens of thousands of passengers along hundreds of routes throughout Scotland – many of them still remain in operation today! In 1993, ownership passed over into private hands, with Belmond taking control shortly thereafter. Belmond then ordered new carriages, which were built on traditional lines but with an abundance of modern touches, such as flat-panel TVs and luxurious ensuite bathrooms. The train became so wrapped in opulence that one could argue that this is not just a simple 'train' but an entire rolling five star hotel!
On-board dining is among some of the best available anywhere in Britain–freshly prepared dishes made from locally sourced ingredients add something extra special to each mealtime on your journey. Breakfast starts off with classics, including Black Pudding or Kippers served alongside cereals or yogurts; lunch might be Poached Salmon Fillet or Lamb Navarin followed by delectable desserts such as Raspberry Trifle or Chocolate Gateaux; while dinner consists of lavish fare, including Venison loin or Roast Grouse–all washed down by either fine wines or single malts whisky if you fancy!
Amenities & Extras
For those who prefer more active holidays, plenty of activities are available too–from country walks accompanied by knowledgeable guides to late-night jazz sessions around crackling fireplaces, providing a sense of intimacy rarely! On certain tours, there may also be opportunities for fishing expeditions. One can also enjoy relaxing spa treatments (for real pampering) while looking out over stunningly beautiful lakeside views surrounded by picturesque mountainscapes!
Passengers aboard The Royal Scotsman have access to dozens of routes across Scotland: from journeys exploring natural highlights like Ben Nevis (the highest mountain peak in Britain) to trekking right through historical sites such as Eilean Donan Castle near Dornie – allowing travelers to make the most out their time inside this beautiful land. Some of the journey themes include:
Eilean Donan Castle
Jacobite Steam Train
Isle of Skye
Oban, Scotland's Seafood Capital
Speyside Whisky Distilleries
Cairngorms National Park
Gleneagles Golf Course
Ask your LuxRally Travel agent for help selecting the perfect route to satisfy your adventure craving.
The Luxury of LuxRally Travel, a Belmond Benefits Partner
Travel has never been more exciting than with LuxRally, an official travel partner of Belmond Hotels. With their exclusive partnership, you can enjoy a range of benefits and amenities that will make your experience even more luxurious. From free breakfast for two daily to complimentary Wi-Fi in-room and a $100 credit per stay for use at spas or restaurants, LuxRally has it all. The icing on the cake? Early check-in and late check-out when available, as well as a welcome amenity and VIP service. Book your next Belmond Hotel, Train, or cruise experience today with LuxRally - you won't regret it!