Start Date: 28th September 2020
Duration: 3 nights
The Highlands and the west of Scotland have it all: historic castles, spectacular islands, abundant wildlife, towering mountains and mystical lochs. Take a relaxing 4 day trip to experience the icons of Bonnie Scotland; Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, mystical Glencoe, the Road to the Isles, the enchanting Isle of Skye, the Cairngorms National Park, and explore the charming and picturesque settlements of Luss, Mallaig, Portree, Fort Augustus, Pitlochry and Dunkeld.
Day 1 is a fabulous introduction to the Scottish landscape, exploring the mountains, glens and lochs of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and the beautiful lochside village of Luss. The journey north takes us through the stunning scenery of Glencoe and on to the west coast. Overnight nr Glenfinnan
Day 2 we travel the short distance to the seaside village of Mallaig to board the ferry to take us “Over the Sea to Skye”. We enjoy a tour of the Isle of Skye, passing the famous Cuillin Mountains and through Broadford to the main settlement on the Island; Portree. Heading north we take in Uig, the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock Falls in the rugged north of the island. Overnight nr Skye
Day 3 begins with a visit to Eilean Donan Castle before travelling through beautiful Glenshiel to the village of Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness. If desired, a short walk can be taken at the Nature Reserve and the afternoon is spent exploring the Cairngorms National Park with towering mountain ranges and large tracts of Caledonian Pine Forest. Overnight Pitlochry
Day 4 explores highland Perthshire before we travel to Deanston Distillery for some much-needed whisky tasting. Stirling is our next stop with a tour of Stirling Castle to take in the castle's long and turbulent history. We now head for the famous Forth Rail Bridge and into Edinburgh.