Scotland Rail Tours

There has never been a better time to look at rail tours. Trains are comfortable, fast, efficient and one of the greenest ways to travel. With that in mind we have set up Waverley Station Globetrotters to run fully guided rail based holidays. To ensure you get the most from your trip our green rail tours are led throughout by an experienced Scottish Tour Guide, who will help to give depth and colour to the countryside you pass through as well as orientation and information at each stop. 

Most featured destinations and attractions are less than 15 mins walk from the station: the furthest is about 25 minutes, but visitors can choose to do more or less walking according to preference. 

We are conscious that everybody has a different idea of their ideal accommodation, so you are free to book whichever type of accommodation suits you best. 

The tour is designed to fit with a Scotrail pass which allows four days rail travel. However, for many visitors the tour will be only part of a longer trip from further afield so you are free to select the rail pass which best suits your needs. This also allows any discount cardholders to benefit from any discounts on the pass. 

Some visitors will be seasoned rail travellers, but just in case this is your first green rail tour by train, it is worth considering carrying as little as possible with you, as a few destinations have no left luggage facility. If this is part of a longer holiday, consider leaving heavy cases at left luggage before joining the tour. 

The trains we use have onboard toilet facilities and generally feature a snacks trolley, on board wifi and phone charger point (USB port or 13a UK plug). Mobile phone coverage is generally good, but there are still some areas lacking 3G service. Some offer first class sections, but as we use radio receivers for guide communication and need to be in the same carriage it may not be practicable to use first class without losing reception. Most trains are now wheelchair accessible, as are most stations, but it is absolutely essential to book in advance to ensure ramps are in place. If you need wheelchair access you must contact us before booking your tour to allow us to make the necessary arrangements. 

We would be happy to chat to you or answer any queries on 07717718498 or email

Rural Train Station at Glenfinnan, Scotland.  Mountain in the background.
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