21 May 2012
The Royal Scotsman: Just for You
For the ultimate celebration why not charter your own private train or boat, or take over an entire hotel for your guests. With luxury cabins for just 36 travellers, The Royal Scotsman is perfect for an intimate event.
When you charter The Royal Scotsman train to head off into the Highlands, you can choose the route and even plan it around a specific theme.
If you and your friends are food fanatics you might focus on Scotland's rich produce, and feast on Arbroath smokies, haggis and neeps and tatties as you roll past the places from where they hail. Or if you favour history, fishing or golf, an itinerary can be planned around world-famous heritage sites, salmon streams or fairways. The train might take you right up to the edge of a laird's estate, where you can disembark for a custom-made excursion, or close to a river where you step out into waders and straight into the river to snare your fish.
Other special touches can be added according to the occasion. If it's a wedding party, for instance, an impressive cake can be piped on board. A botanist's birthday could be marked with visits to some of Scotland's finest gardens, with a special event staged among the flowers.
Whatever is chosen, certain elements are a feature of every Royal Scotsman journey: fabulous mountain scenery, mirror-smooth lochs, and a range of whiskies in the Bar Car. Add in great company and Scotland is yours for the taking. So raise a glass to the occasion - and enjoy!
Exclusive use with Orient-Express...Many of our hotels, trains and river cruisers can be taken over for the ultimate celebration.
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To discuss your event please contact our travel team.