Start Date: 7th October 2020
Duration: 2 nights
Get out there and experience the true Scottish Highlands; its magical landscape, spectacular scenery, ancient heritage and iconic attractions. Begin your 3 day exploration in Scotland's first National Park with ample time to visit locations such as Loch Lomond, Inveraray and the amazing Glencoe. Visit iconic Loch Ness and explore the charming and picturesque towns of Pitlochry and Dunkeld in the heart of bonnie Scotland. This tour includes carefully selected, quality accommodation.
Day 1 is a fabulous introduction to the Scottish landscape. Starting in Edinburgh we head west, spending time exploring the mountains, glens, lochs and rivers of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Continuing west over the Rest and Be Thankful we will stop at the viewpoint to admire the view before reaching Inveraray where we will have lunch. Heading north we travel over desolate Rannoch Moor and take time to stop in Glencoe to learn about the grim massacre of 1692.
Day 2 takes in the wonderful Highland town of Fort William to view Britain’s highest mountain, then through the Great Glen to the charming village of Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness. After a relaxing lunch stop and a chance to enjoy the atmosphere we now head further north to Inverness. Now keep your eyes peeled for the legend of Nessie as we travel the 23 miles along Loch Ness eventually arriving at the ‘Capital of the Highlands’.
Day 3 boasts a morning visit to Culloden Battlefield where the last battle to be fought on British soil was held in 1746. From here we travel into the Cairngorms National Park where we will take in the atmosphere and hopefully view some Scottish wildlife before heading for the Victorian tourist town of Pitlochry. Heading further south we pass through the historic village of Dunkeld with its ancient cathedral and beautiful riverside walks before finishing back in Edinburgh.