The Royal Scotsman launches golf tour

Akshay Kumar Posted online: Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 0000 hrs
The Royal Scotsman, UKís only luxury sleeper train has launched The Golf Tour, an exclusive five-day journey exploring Scotlandís famed golf courses. Departing from Edinburgh just twice, on May 18, 2014 and September 22, 2014 this journey will be highly sort after.

The train will travel through the Scottish Highlands, transporting guests between three of the regionís most prestigious courses, namely The Royal Dornoch, the most northerly of the UKís championship courses; Castle Stuart Golf Links, the host venue of the Scottish Open for the past three years; and Cruden Bay Golf Club, designed by golfing legend Tom Morris.

Those wishing to follow in The Ryder Cupís footsteps can stay one nightís at The Gleneagles Hotel and Spa, home of this yearís competition, before the May departure.

The Royal Scotsman is often referred to as Ďa country house on wheelsí, and accommodates 36 guests in Edwardian style carriages. Those on board are appointed en-suite cabins and enjoy a personal steward service throughout their stay. The observation car, with its open veranda and seating, provides an ideal spot to take in the passing landmarks such as the Kyle of Lochalsh and Cairngorms National Park, while sampling Scottish whiskies from the bar.