9 Day Highlands & Islands Tour | Detail
Day 1 is a fabulous introduction to the Scottish landscape; exploring the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, the fairy-tale castle of Inveraray and fabulous Glencoe, steeped in history with dramatic scenery.
Day 2 takes us west on the spectacular '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 on our way to take the ferry 'Over the Sea to Skye'.
Day 3 is a tour of the Island of Skye, passing through Broadford and on to the island's main town, Portree. Heading north we take in the fabulous scenery and seascapes with Dunvegan Castle and other options a possibility.
Day 4 we travel by ferry from Skye to the Outer Hebrides and we will spend the afternoon exploring the dramatic beauty of the Isle of Harris with highlights including the Golden Road and stunning Luskentyre beach.
Day 5 we explore the rich history of Lewis which has been inhabited by man for around 5000 years or more. Visiting the ancient Calanais Standing Stones, Dun Carloway Broch, and a traditional blackhouse village we will discover the ancient way of life.
Day 6 we head back to the mainland past the Summer Isles and explore Wester Ross. This is a very old landscape and the area is well known for its spectacular mountain scenery, especially the Torridon Hills.
Day 7 we head south into the Capital of the Highlands, Inverness, and on to Culloden Battlefield to learn about the last Jacobite rebels who fell here. Iconic Loch Ness is next up with fabulous scenery and picturesque villages along the way.
Day 8 explores the Cairngorms National Park with towering mountain ranges and large tracts of the original Caledonian Pine Forest. Heading south, we take in Carrbridge, Aviemore and Pitlochry with the opportunity to visit the Tomatin Distillery.
Day 9 takes us to Edinburgh via Culross and the Forth Rail Bridge. A leisurely visit to Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by Dan Brown's book The Da Vinci Code, will be enlightening before we enjoy a walk down the Royal Mile, with its charming medieval architecture and the opportunity to do some last minute speciality shopping.