The Most Luxurious Carriage in Europe – Offers Spa, Whiskey Tastings and Castle Tours

Have you ever imagined of a train ride with suite bathrooms, an onboard spa, and a bar full of whiskey that has an open-air veranda to breathe in some fresh air along the route. If yes, this is not only part of your imagination. The Belmond Royal Scotsman luxury train offers a magic experience through Scottish Highlands.

The Belmond operator service runs also six other high-end rail journeys around the globe, including the Belmond Royal Scotsman, which will return to tracks on April 12, 2021  until October.

The train winds through Scotland, with routes that include Glamis Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Alnwick Castle, and Glenfinnan Viaduct, as well as experiences like stopping at whisky distilleries or going clay pigeon shooting.

Due to pandemic, there’s a capacity of 40 passengers that can be on each trip, meaning there’s plenty of room for proper physical distancing, plus there are private bathrooms in each cabin for comfort and hygiene.  For those looking for even more seclusion, the train will be available for private charters for up to 24 guests in 2021. Those trips can be tailored to individual interests, from golf to whisky to stargazing. Two-night charters start at £35,000 (about $47,491).

The Royal Scotsman was launched in May 1985, and started in rented carriages when quickly won such acclaim that it was awarded the Queen’s Award for Export. It soon upgraded to bespoke Edwardian-style carriages, and over the years, the train went from steam heating to electricity, as well as upgraded from steel to wood. In 2007, the operation was absorbed into the Belmond (formerly the Orient-Express) family.

One of the most luxury additions it’s the Spa, which makes this vehicle the first spa carriage in Europe. The price tags starts at £3,195 (about $4,330) for a two-night journey and £12,500 (about $16,950) for seven-night trips.

30 Times People Took The Most Unfortunate Photos While On Vacation

With an abundance of travel photos on Instagram, we expect our pictures to turn out as good, if not better, if we go to the exact location. Yet, as the old Yiddish proverb says, “We plan, God laughs.” You can have all the steps meticulously thought out, all bases covered, but fortune will likely hold a different agenda for you. The attraction might be closed, tourists will likely photobomb your every pic, or it will start pouring out of the blue.

It’s even worse when you travel long distances to get to the site, and it looks nothing like the pictures. Then all your hopes to take an insta-worthy pic go out the window. Eh, maybe that’s the horoscope at fault? Nah, that’s just one of the few lemons that life occasionally throws at people. That’s a bummer, but what can we mortals do?

Don’t get upset if you didn’t luck out with your recent trip and had nothing to post on Instagram. You are far from being the only one who lucked out. Some hiked miles to get to the mountain’s highest point just to see the fog blocking all the beautiful landscape. Others had their phone die at a picturesque location. Enough babbling, scroll below to check out the most unfortunate photos taken on vacations!

#1 Trying To Explain To The 70-Year-Old Swiss Man Who Offered To Take Our Pic That His Finger Was Covering The Lens

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#2 Visited The Grand Canyon. Pictures Don’t Do It Justice

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#3 Expectation vs. Reality. London Edition

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#4 Go To The Taj Mahal At Sunrise, They Said. It’ll Be Beautiful, They Said

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#5 Waited Forever For The Crowd To Dissipate To Take A Picture, Then This Happened

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#6 Thanks Tour Guide For Taking Such A Great Photo Of Everyone

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#7 The “Waterfall” My Family Drove Two Hours To See

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#8 Told My Girlfriend To Use The Last Piece Of Film We Had With Us To Get A Picture Of Me In Front Of Some Mountains

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#9 Flew 13 Hours To Hawaii To See Volcanoes National Park

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#10 It Was Always A Personal Dream To Be Able To Go And Visit This Remarkable Oak Tree In The Shawshank Redemption

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Turns out that people after the film released took away all those stones from the little wall that led to the tree away to their homes and lately in 2016 the tree fell in a thunderstorm.

#11 This Guy Having A Selfie With Mona Lisa

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#12 Not Mount Rushmore, But I Woke Up At 3AM And Hiked Up Machu Picchu To Be There At Sunrise

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#13 I Traveled From UK All The Way To Germany To Take Photos Of The Devil’s Eye, But When I Got There

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#14 Expectation vs. Reality. At Least It Was Just A Four-Hour Hike

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#15 The Only Photo I Have Of Myself On My Camera From My Only Overseas Trip

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#16 It’s All About The Journey Though Right?

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#17 Me, Outside The Duomo In Milan, Getting Photobombed. By A Pigeon

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#18 Guy Took Week Off Of Work To Climb Mountain Kilimanjaro And Raise Money For Charity. This Is The Picture His Guide Took At The Summit Before The Phone Died

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#19 I’ve Noticed This Guy Just Now, A Few Days After I Took The Photo And This Photo Will Be In My Tourist Association Book

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#20 We Hiked 3 Hours To Get A Good Picture Of Our Hometown. Our City Is On The Left

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#21 Finally Able To Travel To Paris And The Arch De Triumph Looks Like This. It’s An “Art” Project

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#22 Climbed North Europa’s Tallest Mountain At 8100 Feet, And Got This Picture

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#23 Going To Cristo And Taking A 3D Photo Is Priceless

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#24 Smile

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#25 On Our Honeymoon In Hallstatt Austria

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#26 Missus Taking A Photo Of Me With A Llama vs. Me Taking A Photo Of Her. When The Llama’s Rear Becomes Your New Hairstyle

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#27 Travelled To London To Go On The London Eye

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#28 Tried To Grab A Quick Photo While Driving Past The Washington Monument

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#29 My Sister Rented A Flat Here In North Of Iceland For Christmas, This Is Her View

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#30 Travelled Nearly 300 Miles To The Northernmost Point Of Vietnam So I Could See China – This Was The View

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