Small luxury cruise line, Hebridean Island Cruises (www.hebridean.co.uk/ 01756704704), has teamed up with the iconic Royal Scotsman Train for the first time to offer guests the ultimate tour of Scotland.
New for 2013, the choice of three or four night pre-cruise packages on board The Royal Scotsman takes guests deep into the heart of the Highlands and offers the chance to discover famous sights and landscapes. The pre-cruise rail journeys all end with a chauffeur service to Oban for a one night dinner, bed and breakfast at the five star Isle of Eriska Hotel before guests board the Hebridean Princess at the start of their cruise.
Highlights of the 2013 packages include:
• The five night A Taste of the Outer Isles cruise costs from £8,465 per person (based on two people sharing a cabin), including The Classic Journey – an additional a four-night on board The Royal Scotsman. Guests will visit the romantic Ballindalloch Castle, stroll at the stunning Rothiemurchus Estate, enjoy a whisky tasting at Glen Ord Distillery and discover Glamis Castle.
• The seven night Hebridean Autumn cruise costs from £8,025 per person (based on two people sharing a cabin), including The Western Journey – an additional three night on board The Royal Scotsman. Highlights of the package include a visit to the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, breatht-taking views from the majestic West Highland Line, strolling on the Morar Sands and Mount Stuart House,
Prices for all cruises include transport to and from the ship, meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, shore excursions and gratuities and all relevant cruise taxes/fees. All 2013 Hebridean Island Cruises bookings also come with the added benefit of free single trip travel insurance. Terms and conditions apply – see website or brochure for details.
The pre-cruise package, Western Journey, is also available for guests booking on The Outer Islands and St. Kilda and West to Lewis and Harris itineraries.
For more information and to book visit www.hebridean.co.uk or call 01756 704 704. Guests who have already reserved cabins on the above cruises may also add the pre-cruise extension package by contacting Hebridean Island Cruises.
More information about the Royal Scotsman train can be found at www.royalscotsman.com.