You gotta love the diverse Scottish landscape- from incredible architectural buildings in the cities to luscious green countryside and a marvellous coastline. For those looking to explore more of the country’s scenery in a unique way that doesn’t find you with your hands behind the wheel, a new steam train tour is departing from Glasgow this summer.
The tour will see the ‘Clyde Aberdonian’ take travellers from Glasgow to call at Stirling, before picking up the northernly route heading east to Aberdeen. On board this rare steam train adventure, you can sit back and take in some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer in the process.
Once tripgoers arrive in Aberdeen, they’ll have a chance to explore what the city has to offer with the additional options of visiting Crathes Castle or Glen Garioch distillery for a wee dram. Passengers will then return back to Glasgow in the evening aboard the stunning locomotive Tornado, which happened to be featured in Paddington 2 and is the first steam engine to reach 100mph since the 1960s.
Other off-train excursions include a self-guided walking tour of Nuart Aberdeen, the only street art festival in Scotland. There are also whisky tastings, a visit to the Maritime Museum or you can even go dolphin watching.
The Clyde Aberdonian itinerary reads: “Let the ‘The Clyde Aberdonian’ whisk you away as we take in some of the best that Scotland has to offer, both on train and off. Heading out from Glasgow and Stirling, the train runs along the East coast for much of its route making it an unrivalled way to experience Scotland.”
The trip, which departs Glasgow at 9am and returns at 10pm, runs on both Saturday, August 13 and Thursday, September 15. Tickets to board this steam train tour start from £99, with the option of upgrading to premier dining which includes breakfast, a glass of fizz and a four-course dinner on the return journey. Book your trip on the Clyde Aberdonian Tornado locomotive here.