Rail itineraries – Scottish East Highlands Adventure
Perth - Inverness & Loch Ness
An unspoiled wilderness of mountains, glens, lochs and rivers, the Scottish East Highlands have to be seen to be believed. This 5 day Scottish East Highlands Adventure gives visitors a true taste of the rugged Scottish wilds.
For shorter trips, individual rail tickets can be booked in advance through the Trainline. For longer journeys, one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to explore Britain is with a BritRail Pass, which allows unlimited journeys and the freedom to explore. With so many things to see and do, 5 days is the ideal amount of time to experience the area’s unique attractions, while using a BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass.
Start your journey
The best Highland holidays begin in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh – a city bound to leave a lasting impression with its fairy-tale architecture and vibrant cultural life. From Edinburgh it’s a quick 1 hour 15 minute train journey to Perth but, if starting out from London, it is possible to use a BritRail pass to take the overnight Caledonian Sleeper train to Perth or Inverness.
Inverness & Loch Ness
An early start is essential on the 2 hour 5 minute journey to Inverness. Some of Scotland’s most iconic attractions are to be found here, from the pretty pink Inverness Castle to the legendary waters of Loch Ness.
The small city is also a great base for adventure lovers, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, climbing and water sports in the mountains and lochs around. A three-night stay will give any visitor plenty of time to fully immerse themselves in all the activities on offer.
For those exploring Britain by train, a BritRail Pass is the easiest and most cost-effective way to travel. For a single fixed price, pass holders can make unlimited train journeys around the whole country or a region of their choice. BritRail tickets are exclusive to overseas visitors so they will need to buy their ticket before they arrive in the UK.