7 independent reviews for West Highland Line railway vacation in Scotland

Reviews for West Highland Line railway vacation in Scotland

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review 15 Jun 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Skye

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Hire car or book tour on Skye. Insist on dinner confirmation from hotel on skye and not just from travel company

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


review 2 Aug 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The trip around Skye.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for all weathers.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, I would imagine our vacation benefited local people. I don't know how it would reduce environmental impacts or support conservation, but I don't think it did any damage.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent. The operator organised everything superbly and gave us very instructive paperwork and maps.

review 26 Jun 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The Jacobite Steam Train was the highlight!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Our tour operator made everything so easy. Also be prepared for unpredictable Scottish weather!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes I feel it benefitted local people as we stayed at family run accommodation with local staff and local suppliers.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent. We went for my Dads 70th and we both loved it, it was the ideal trip. Perfectly organised by the team and must mention Ken & family at our accommodation. So helpful & friendly, a relaxing lodge rather than hotel with superb food and drinks.

review 18 Aug 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The train journey from Glasgow to Spean Bridge, then the Jacobite steam train from Fort Wiliam to Mallaig. Then the trip round Skye. The views were so beautiful.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

If possible allow enough days to see everything at a gentle pace.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Very much so. The population of the Highlands depends on tourism for a lot of their income.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good.

review 15 May 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Being able to walk in the inspiring scenery.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

May was a good time to be in Scotland. If taking the steam train, be sure to book first class. The first class carriages were beautifully renovated, but the other carriages were not very good and I would have been very disappointed had I been booked in them.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Since tourism seems to be the main activity I suppose we contributed but using the hotels and visiting attractions.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good.

review 14 Jun 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The trip round the island

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

No

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Read the operator's response here:

Many thanks indeed Cheryl. We are continually increasing our range of public transport vacations for those who actively choose low-carbon transport. We take the utmost care to choose local business partners who share our values and commitment to sustainable travel, preferring to work with locally-owned and managed businesses wherever possible. Thanks, ZoŽ

review 18 Aug 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The scenery is stunning. A pity about the weather, but can't be helped!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Do prepare for the weather. Wind factor can make it feel even colder. And, as you want to be outside as much as possible, take proper walking type waterproofs, whether you are a serious walker or not, and whatever the forecast!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The vacation benefits local economies, of course. But to think it can actually reduce 'environmental impacts' is preposterous. It also did nothing to support conservation - it was a vacation, for goodness sake!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I really enjoyed it. The weather tried to spoil it, but failed!

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