Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Royal Scotsman

Photo: The Royal Scotsman

On the first day of its 7-day tour of the British Isles, the Royal Scotsman departs Waverley Station in Edinburgh bound for Perth.

The cost is a mere $14,230 USD per person for a twin cabin. This covers meals and alcoholic beverages, including whiskey, of course, along with all the associated sightseeing excursions that form part of the package tour.

The Scottish portion of the journey features afternoon tea on the Highland Line to Aviemore, a visit to the battlefield of Culloden, (Diana Gabaldon fans, anyone?) and a tour of a whisky distillery.

In England, the tours include Chester Cathedral, York Minster, the York Railway Museum, the Roman baths at Bath, and Alnwick Castle. A tour of Cambridge is also featured, as well as a luxurious manorial dinner in Oxford.

The Welsh leg of the journey features a visit to Gwydir Castle, the walled town of Caernarfon and a ride on a heritage railway.

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