10 Day Grand Tour of Scotland | Detail
Day 1 begins with a leisurely visit to Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by Dan Brown's book The Da Vinci Code, before we head to the Scottish borders for a relaxing wander around the Abbey’s of Dryburgh and Jedburgh and take in the panorama at Scott’s View.
Day 2 is a fabulous introduction to the Scottish landscape, exploring the mountains, glens, lochs and rivers of the Trossachs National Park. Enjoy a relaxing walk around the village of Luss on the 'bonnie banks' of Loch Lomond.
Day 3 takes in the wonderful lochside village of Inveraray and its famous Castle, a visit to Oban, the 'Gateway to the Isles', and an incredible archaeological treat to walk amongst the standing stones of Kilmartin Glen, often referred to as the birthplace of Scotland.
Day 4 is a journey north to famous Loch Ness and the charming village of Fort Augustus on the Caledonian Canal. Later we travel through stunning Glenshiel and past the 'Five Sisters of Kintail' on our way to the Isle of Skye.
Day 5 is a tour of the Isle of Skye, passing through Broadford and on to the island's main town, Portree, with its colourful harbour front. Heading north we take in the fabulous scenery and seascapes with Dunvegan Castle and other options a possibility.
Day 6 is a trip over the highest road in Scotland, the Bealach Na Ba, to the remote Applecross Peninsula; a beautiful and tranquil place on the rugged coast of Wester Ross with stunning scenery. Later, we travel east to the 'Capital of the Highlands', Inverness.
Day 7 begins with a visit to Culloden Battlefield to learn about the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 before exploring the Cairngorm National Park, with towering mountain ranges and large tracts of the original Caledonian Pine Forest. Heading south, we take in the villages of Carrbridge and Pitlochry.
Day 8 allows time to enjoy highland Perthshire before we journey south via Dunkeld to explore Stirling Castle. An enjoyable visit to this royal court will reveal the castle's long and turbulent history with iconic figures such as Mary Queen of Scots, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.
Day 9 explores the East Nuek of Fife with visits to St Andrews; the home of golf and also the home of Prince William while he attended the University here - one of the oldest in the world, and the quaint East Neuk fishing villages of Crail and Anstruther.
Day 10 takes us over the Forth Bridge to Edinburgh where we visit Edinburgh Castle and then enjoy some time out in the Royal Mile, with its charming medieval architecture and the opportunity to do some last minute speciality shopping.