Highlands Tour

Duration  9 Days

Price  From £ 692,00

Include:

  • 8 nights in an authentic accommodation and hotel in a double/twin room with en-suite bathroom
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 9 day car rental
  • Sat Nav/GPS
  • Detailed itinerary for the whole trip in English
  • Telephone support in English for the duration of your journey in case of queries or problems

Duration
9 Days

Price
From £ 692,00

Summary

The Highlands Tour is the perfect itinerary to encounter the most charming corners of Scotland. Through this 9 day trip you will you will experience the natural and cultural aspects of dreamland Scotland. From the magic of the Old Town in Edinburgh, to the wild islands of Skye and Mull, to the infamous Loch Ness and the breathtaking scenery of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, our route will allow you to get an insight into the history and the traditions of these enigmatic lands. Our itinerary has been designed so you can savour Scotland's many faces, the rolling mountain ranges of the Highlands, the pristine beaches on the Isle of Skye or the vibrant cultural of the cities. The scenery and views in our Tour of the Highlands provides not just an experience in the here and now but one that remains in the memory for very long time. Scotland is simply a box of surprises!

Itinerary of the trip

For your first day in Edinburgh we cannot think of a better start to the trip than walking along the Royal Mile in the Old Town and the most exclusive neighbourhoods of the New Town, situated around the bustling Princes Street. This takes you on a journey from through medieval past to the more contemporary history of the city which combine as an impressive urban area that has now been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Scotland’s capital city really is the jewel in the crown and there are sights and activities to suit all tastes. To really discover all of Edinburgh’s secrets, we recommend booking the panoramic tour by bus or alternatively add an extra day in Edinburgh, the choice is yours!
Time to start the tour for proper, finally the day has come to pick up the rental car and hit the road. After crossing the Firth of Forth alongside the impressive Forth Rail Bridge steel bridge, you will head north and enter the infamous Scottish Highlands. Today you will discover not only the impressive locations surrounding the famous Loch Ness, and also the spectacular waterfalls of Bruar and the ruins of the castle of Urquhart too. Who will be the lucky one to spot Nessie then? The elusive and mysterious monster rests in the depths of Scotland's second deepest lake. Today you will spend the night in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.
Today you will get to know northwest corner of Scotland, popularly known as the Far North. Whisky lovers can discover some of the best kept secrets behind the ‘water of life’ at the Glenmorangie Distillery. You can then sample the fruity and smoky notes of 100% pure malt whiskey at the end of a visit. Back on the road you can admire the grandeur of the Assynt Mountain Range and visit the spectacular ruins of Ardvreck Castle. Before arriving at Ullapool, the little fishing village where you will spend the night, we recommend you to take a stroll along the breath-taking Achmelvich beach.
Ullapool is the most northern destination on your itinerary. During the course of today you will enter the wonderful region of Wester Ross. Don’t miss any of the fascinating coast that will accompany you to your right hand side as you travel south. The spectacular Corrieshalloch Gorge and the exotic Inverewe Gardens are a must see during the first part of your route today. It’s also well worth a stop on the way at the majestic Loch Maree and Torridon. Your final destination is Plockton, one of the most beautiful and remote corners of Scotland. In this quaint fishing village you can taste the freshness of the sea in it’s finest form of seafood, at the table!
The most anticipated day for the true adventurers has arrived. In less than 30 minutes from Plockton you will be plunged into the amazing and always magical island of Skye. It’s pure nature, mythology and the legendary hospitality of it’s inhabitants make this island one of the most charming destinations in the world. Must sees include the cliffs of Kilt Rock and the breathtaking scenery of the Quiraing Valley. Then we recommend that you head towards the spectacular Neist Point Lighthouse, the most westerly point of the island. The multi-coloured facades of Portree promenade will be the best ending to round off your day in Skye.
Located at the meeting point of three Lochs and famous for appearing in the movie The Immortals, the idyllic Eilean Donan Castle will be the first visit of your day. Then after leaving Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom, your next destination will delight fans of the little wizard apprentice. Glenfinnan awaits you at the Glenfinnan Monument, with the amazing Loch Shiel in the background and the viaduct where the Jacobite Steam train crosses. The train and viaduct are famous from the Harry Potter films. Then you travel through the Glencoe Valley, one Scotland’s most emblematic natural scenery location. Finally you will arrive at your destination in Oban, another fishing village known for the quality of its seafood.
The west of Scotland offers many surprising gems, some of which will be uncovered today. This morning a ferry will take you to the island of Mull, in the archipelago of the Inner Hebrides. Mull is almost half the size of Skye, so you will have more than enough time to explore all its corners. We advise you to visit one of its natural bird reserves or book a boat trip around the island. From Fionnphort you can also explore the small sanctuary island of Iona, where the remains of the first kings of Scotland rest.
In the morning you will return to Oban, and begin the journey back to Edinburgh. A visit to the ruins of Kilchurn Castle, on the shores of Lake Awe, is a must on the way before entering the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. At this point you can choose to travel north of the park, discovering the river Dochart rapids as it passes through Killin, or go south of the park and organise a picnic on the shores of Lake Katrine. In Edinburgh you can relax and savour your last night in Scotland’s capital.
Return flight.

Travel information

Duration: 9 Days

Price: From £ 692,00

Include:

  • 8 nights in an authentic accommodation and hotel in a double/twin room with en-suite bathroom
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 9 day car rental
  • Sat Nav/GPS
  • Detailed itinerary for the whole trip in English
  • Telephone support in English for the duration of your journey in case of queries or problems

Does not include:

  • Flights to and from the UK
  • Tickets for any suggested places in the itinerary such as castles, museums etc.
  • Lunch / Dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • Comprehensive car hire insurance cover

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