Start Date: 21st October 2019
Duration: 4 nights
This sensational 5 day tour takes you on a colourful journey through Scotland at a time when the golden hues of autumn are at their best. Explore the natural Scottish landscape decorated in stunning shades of gold, bronze and russet red and at the end of each magical day, indulge in some of the most amazing local produce from the autumn harvest. Highlights include exploring both of our National Parks, Glencoe, Loch Lomond and Loch Ness, Inveraray village, highland Perthshire, Eilean Donan Castle and the important historic centres of Stirling and Edinburgh.
Day 1 is a fabulous introduction to the Scottish landscape, exploring the mountains, glens and lochs of Scotland’s first National Park and the beautiful lochside village of Inveraray with its famous castle. The journey north takes us through the stunning scenery of Glencoe. Overnight Glencoe
Day 2 is an exploration of the heritage and historic monuments of Scotland, travelling to the Isle of Skye via Loch Ness. On the way, we stop at the charming highland village of Fort Augustus before heading for a visit to iconic 13th century Eilean Donan Castle and onwards to Skye. Overnight nr Skye
Day 3 is a tour of the Isle of Skye, passing through Broadford and on to the main settlement on the Island; Portree. Heading north we take in changing landscape of the Trotternish peninsula with the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock Falls and the spectacularly bizarre scenery of the Quiraing. Overnight nr Skye
Day 4 we set off through Glen Shiel to Glengarry and Loch Laggan. If time permits we can enjoy a leisurely walk at the Nature Reserve. Later we travel east to the highest distillery and sample the `Gentle Spirit` before moving on to enjoy the afternoon in colourful Highland Perthshire. Overnight Pitlochry.
Day 5 we tour south via Dunkeld with its ancient riverside Cathedral to Stirling Castle; the favoured residence of Scotland’s Kings and Queens, and take in the castles' long and turbulent history. After lunch, we head for Edinburgh and the charming medieval architecture of the Royal Mile. End in Edinburgh.