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The Royal Scotsman
Edinburgh and The Lothians

One of the world's most luxurious trains, the Royal Scotsman allows you to travel the length and breadth of Scotland from the comfort of your own private en-suite cabin. In addition to an open-deck observation car, 2 dining cars and just 20 luxury cabins, The Royal Scotsman has a crew of dedicated staff to ensure that your stay in nothing less than perfect. Taking you to some of Scotland's best loved sites from the elegant Glamis Castle and Torridor Mountains to Loch Lomond, Ben Nevis, the Cairngorms National Park, the Isle of Bute and Klye of Lochalsh to mention but a few. Nearly all journeys include a visit to a whisky distillery and all journeys feature a mix of formal and informal evening meals with optional evening entertainment from clansmen story tellers to local musicians. Kilts are welcomed on board and you can even rent one from Kinloch Anderson, the Queen's kilt maker, before your trip begins. Journeys range from between 2 and 7 nights and cover different parts of the country, but all start and finish in Edinburgh. For those who love castles and country homes, the 4 night 'County Home and Garden' itinerary is fantastic.

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The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
G. K. Chesterton

Client Testimonials

I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had. Everything – from the individual care and attention in planning the trip, through to the efficiency of the agents on the ground in India – was handled brilliantly. An absolutely first-class service all round!
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Ampersand provided a bespoke and flexible holiday, tailored to my every whim. Their highly professional staff had only one goal which was to arrange an exceptional holiday and some unforgettable experiences in India. I have no hesitation in fully recommending them and they will be the first company I approach in the future - 10/10
- Anonymous, India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India

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