Start Date: 21st April 2018
Duration: 7 nights
This 8 day tour explores some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in Scotland; the fabulous scenery of Loch Lomond and the Isle of Skye, charming traditional communities such as Inveraray, Portree and Fort Augustus, a special trip over the “Bealach Na Ba” to the remote Applecross Peninsula, the iconic places of Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden and Stirling Castle, ending in Edinburgh.
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 the famous Cuillin Mountains to the Island capital, Portree. Heading north we take in the fabulous scenery and seascapes with Dunvegan Castle and other options a possibility.
Day 4 is a trip over the “Bealach Na Ba” to the remote Applecross Peninsula; a beautiful and tranquil place on the rugged coast of Wester Ross with stunning scenery. The area is well known for its spectacular mountain scenery, especially the Torridon Hills. Overnight nr Inverness
Day 5 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. Overnight nr Inverness
Day 6 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 Whisky Distillery. Overnight Pitlochry
Day 7 explores Highland Perthshire with a visit to the beautiful village of Dunkeld on the banks fo the river Tay. After lunch we head for Stirling Castle for a full tour to take in the castle's long and turbulent history. Overnight Stirling
Day 8 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.