Day 1 The tour starts with a fabulous introduction to Edinburgh city, Scottish culture and history as we visit Rosslyn Chapel made famous by Dan Brown's book ‘The Da Vinci Code’, Edinburgh Castle and enjoy the Royal Mile with its charming medieval architecture. Overnight Edinburgh.
Day 2 we head to the Scottish borders to visit Scotland’s oldest inhabited house, Traquair, before enjoying a relaxing wander around Melrose Abbey. Later we take in the exquisite panorama at “Scott’s View” overlooking the valley of the River Tweed. Overnight Edinburgh.
Day 3 we head north to explore the Cairngorms National Park with towering mountain ranges and large tracts of Caledonian Pine Forest. On the way we visit beautiful Blair Castle and take in the popular Victorian tourist town of Pitlochry. Overnight Inverness.
Day 4 we are in the "Capital of the Highlands", Inverness, to learn about the last Jacobite rebels who fell at Culloden Battlefield. Iconic Loch Ness is next up for a relaxing cruise on the loch with fabulous scenery and picturesque villages along the way. Later we head towards Skye. Overnight nr Skye.
Day 5 is a tour of the Isle of Skye, passing through Broadford and the Cuillin Mountains to the main settlement on the Island, Portree. Heading north we take in Uig, the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock Falls with Dunvegan Castle and other options a possibility. Overnight nr Skye.
Day 6 begins with a ferry journey back to the mainland and then a spectacular drive on the “Road to the Isles” providing wonderful views across the Sound of Arisaig to the Small Isles of Eigg and Rhum. Our journey takes us past Neptune’s Staircase and our highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Overnight Glencoe.
Day 7 takes us through the stunning scenery of mountainous Glencoe and then on to the bustling seaside town of Oban, Scotland’s seafood capital. Later we enjoy the beautiful lochside village of Inveraray with its famous castle, home to the Duke and Duchess of Argyll. Overnight Colintraive.
Day 8 we head out of the city to explore the mountains, glens and lochs of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park before enjoying a visit to Stirling Castle with its colourful history. Later we enjoy Glasgow and its Cathedral - a shining example of Gothic architecture. The tour ends in Glasgow.
|Price:||£2120.00 per person|
|Start Date:||Tue 20th June 2017|
|End Date:||Tue 27th June 2017|