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Best of Scotland Tour - 7 Days
This week-long tour has all the essential ingredients of a magical tour of Scotland; from the fabulous scenery of Loch Lomond, echanting Glencoe and Loch Ness, to the rugged beauty of the Isle of Skye. Visit traditional communities such as Inveraray, Pitlochry and Fort Augustus, iconic Stirling Castle and Eilean Donan Castle as well as the important cities of Stirling, Inverness and Edinburgh.
Argyll Forest Park & Loch Lomond
With rugged mountains, glens, great forests, moorland, lochs and rivers, Argyll Forest Park, along with Loch Lomond, is on the very edge of the Highland Boundary Fault, the great geological barrier that marks the line between the landscape of Lowland and Highland Scotland. There is no better introduction to the breathtaking landscape of Highland Scotland.  
Inveraray, Oban & Kilmartin Glen
  Experience the historic communities of Argyll, from Neolithic times to the modern day.  Inveraray is the traditional county town of Argyll and ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, who founded the town, and Inveraray Castle, in 1745.  Oban is a bustling port producing one of Scotland's oldest malt whiskies and Kilmartin is an enthralling ancient settlement, known as the birthplace of Scotland.        
Glencoe & Loch Ness
Glencoe is a hauntingly beautiful place with its towering mountains and many waterfalls providing a dramatic backdrop.  It is best known for the dreadful massacre during a bloody period of Scotland's history but it also famous for climbing and geology.  Charming Fort Augustus and serene Loch Ness provide a contrasting atmosphere before reaching iconic Eilean Donan Castle
The Isle of Skye
The magical Isle of Skye has its own unique mystic atmosphere, defined by the jagged outline of the ridges of the Cuillin mountain ranges contrasting with the gentle curves of coastline.  The views to mountain, sea and coast are outstanding.  The main town of Portree is colourful and welcoming with visits to splendid Armadale and Dunvegan Castles en route.  
Central Highlands
The Cairngorm National Park is in the heart of Scotland.  The scenery is greener and more afforested but dominated by the stark, ancient mountain ranges of Monadhliath.  Heather moorland and the protected remnants of the original Caledonian pine forest cover much of the National Park, providing a valuable habitat for Scotland's native species.  Distillery stopovers are en route and perhaps a visit to Hamish the Coo.  
Stirling & the Wallace Monument
Stirling is very much associated with Scotland's battle for freedom and a tour of Stirling Castle, sitting majestically on top of volcanic rock will reveal close connections with the great figures from Scotland's past. The National Wallace Monument commemorates Scotland's greatest national hero, Sir William Wallace and the Bannockburn Heritage Centre tells the tale of Robert the Bruce
Edinburgh & Rosslyn Chapel
Amazing  Rosslyn Chapel is en route to Edinburgh therefore a great opportunity to pay a visit.  Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, is famed for its architecture and the mediaeval Old Town and Georgian New Town are listed as World Heritage Sites.  Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline, a castle fortress with a history as a royal castle since the 12th century.  During a tour of the Castle you can view the Scottish Crown jewels  
Best of Scotland Tour - 7 Days | Overview

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. We take in the fabulous scenery and seascapes and visit the Island capital; Portree, Talisker Distillery and Dunvegan Castle. Other options are a possibility making this a day to remember.
Day 4 takes us to iconic Loch Ness and the wonderful village of Fort Augustus on the southern shores. Then we head for the "Capital of the Highlands"; Inverness and on to Culloden Battlefield to learn about the last Jacobite rebels who fell here.
Day 5 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 6 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 are well worth the climb.  Stirling Castle is the next stop for a full tour to take in the castle's long and turbulent history.
Day 7 takes us to Edinburgh visiting Rosslyn Chapel made famous by Dan Brown's book The Da Vinci Code on the way. We visit Edinburgh Castle and then enjoy a walk down the Royal Mile, with its charming medieval architecture and the opportunity to do some last minute speciality shopping.

Best of Scotland Tour - 7 Days | Overview

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. We take in the fabulous scenery and seascapes and visit the Island capital; Portree, Talisker Distillery and Dunvegan Castle. Other options are a possibility making this a day to remember.
Day 4 takes us to iconic Loch Ness and the wonderful village of Fort Augustus on the southern shores. Then we head for the "Capital of the Highlands"; Inverness and on to Culloden Battlefield to learn about the last Jacobite rebels who fell here.
Day 5 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 6 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 are well worth the climb.  Stirling Castle is the next stop for a full tour to take in the castle's long and turbulent history.
Day 7 takes us to Edinburgh visiting Rosslyn Chapel made famous by Dan Brown's book The Da Vinci Code on the way. We visit Edinburgh Castle and then enjoy a walk down the Royal Mile, with its charming medieval architecture and the opportunity to do some last minute speciality shopping.

We have been talking to all who will listen about just how great our vacation was, thanks to 'Best Scottish Tours'. Our son, Jeff, wants us to do a return trip to visit St. Andrews to play some golf! It was a wonderful family trip, one we all will remember for a long time to come. Thank you for your patience and for being so polite in handling all the details of our trip. ”

The Adams, USA, Sept 2011