Day 1 is a fabulous introduction to the Scottish landscape, exploring the mountains, glens lochs and rivers of the rugged Argyll Forest Park & beautiful Loch Lomond within Scotland’s first National Park. Enjoy some free-time walking the shores at the quaint village of Luss. Overnight Colintraive.
Day 2 takes us to the harbour town of Oban, ‘Gateway to the isles’, via the wonderful loch-side village of Inveraray and its famous Castle, before moving on for an incredible archaeological treat to see Kilmartin Glen, often referred to as the birthplace of Scotland. Overnight Oban.
Day 3 we travel by ferry to the rugged yet beautiful Isle of Mull which has a fascinating clan history. Touring the island, we visit Duart Castle and Tobermory with its wonderful frontage of painted houses and take some time out to walk the white sands of Calgary Bay. Overnight Mull.
Day 4 we travel south to take the ferry to enchanting Staffa (landing if weather allows), where the motion of the waves crash into Fingal's Cave formed from giant basalt columns. Later, we visit Iona and the Abbey -one of the oldest and important religious centres in Western Europe. Overnight Mull.
Day 5 we take the morning ferry back to the mainland where we view fabulous Glencoe, steeped in history with dramatic scenery. Later, we visit the charming village of Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness and then admire one of Scotland’s most iconic locations - Eilean Donan. Overnight nr Skye.
Day 6 is a full tour of the Isle of Skye, passing through Broadford and on to the Island capital, Portree, taking time to view the famous Cuillin mountain range. Heading north we take in Dunvegan Castle with other options a possibility to make this a day to remember. Overnight nr Skye.
Day 7 we head south via Invergarry, visiting the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, nestled in the dramatic landscape of Highland Perthshire. Blair Castle enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings and is home to Europe's last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Overnight Pitlochry.
Day 8 explores Stirling with a visit to the National Wallace Monument commemorating Scotland's great hero William Wallace; the views from the top are stunning and worth the climb. Stirling Castle is the next stop for a full tour to take in the castle's long and turbulent history. Overnight Stirling
Day 9 takes us to Edinburgh to visit Rosslyn Chapel made famous by Dan Brown's book The Da Vinci Code. We visit Edinburgh Castle and then enjoy a walk down the Royal Mile, with its charming mediaeval architecture and the opportunity to do some last-minute whisky shopping. Overnight Edinburgh.
Day 10 on our final day we explore the City of Glasgow with the option of a city tour with the highlight of a visit to Glasgow Cathedral, a superb example of Scottish Gothic architecture. From here we must say our goodbyes.
|Price:||£2650.00 per person|
|Start Date:||Thu 25th May 2017|
|End Date:||Sat 3rd June 2017|