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A Scottish Adventure

ITINERARY

Visit: Edinburgh, Culloden, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Fort William, Isle of Mull, Edinburgh

Day 1: Edinburgh, St Andrews & Ballater

Our journey begins as we travel past monumental mountains and through the charming East Neuk fishing village as we make our way to St Andrews, a tiny town with a global reputation for world class golf. Well known for its university, not only is it the third oldest University in the world but also the place where Prince William and Kate Middleton met and fell in love. After leaving St Andrews, we end our first day in the Victorian village of Ballater where we will enjoy a delicious welcome dinner together. Overnight: Ballater.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Cairngorms National Park, Culloden & Inverness

The day gets off to a cracking start as we drive through the breathtakingly beautiful scenery of the Cairngorms National Park en route to the exceptionally well preserved prehistoric tombs of Clava Cairns. While wandering round the site, journey back 4,000 years and discover the stories at the heart of the bedrock. Next stop is the Visitor Centre at the Culloden Battlefield to uncover the dramatic chronicles of the 18th century Jacobite Rising. Stand on the moor where the battle took place, experience the battle in the surround sound cinema and handle replica weapons, it doesn’t get more immersive than this! After a busy day, take the opportunity to relax in Inverness in the centre of the Highlands. Overnight: Inverness.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Inverness

Starting with a walking tour this morning we explore the historic city of Inverness. Free time after lunch and a chance to venture around the city. Explore the eclectic mix of shops in the Victorian Market or perhaps discover the historic buildings in the Old Town. Take a stroll to Inverness Castle and marvel at St Andrews Cathedral on the lush green banks of the River Ness. Finish with a leisurely walk from the castle, alongside the River through to the Ness Islands to watch the fishermen casting their long lines to leaping Atlantic salmon. Overnight: Inverness.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Loch Ness, Plockton & Isle of Skye

Discover the world famous Loch Ness and try to spot the Loch Ness Monster on a morning visit, before moving swiftly on to the harbourside village of Plockton for our pre-lunch entertainment. Having enjoyed a delicious seafood lunch and a quick wander around the pretty painted cottages which frame the waterside, our final drive is to the Isle of Skye for a two night stay. Overnight: Isle of Skye.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye provides Highland scenery on an epic scale, from sensational seascapes to misty ancient lochs there are plenty of photographic opportunities. Visiting the extraordinary Quiraing with its dark velvety green slopes and craggy hilltops and on to the aptly named Kilt Rock we finally get the chance to marvel at the pinnacle of rock known as the Old Man of Storr. Overnight: Isle of Skye.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Isle of Skye, Fort William & Isle of Mull

Another day of discovery starts on the Isle of Skye and journeys through the soul-stirring Scottish scenery as we travel onwards to Fort William. Based on the eastern shore of Loch Linnhe and with its magnificent mountain backdrop this is a perfect opportunity to capture more holiday memories. Finally we embark the ferry for a short ride to the Isle of Mull. Overnight: Isle of Mull.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Isle of Iona & Isle of Mull

Island hopping is by far the best way to see the Hebrides and so off we go! Starting our adventures in the quaint little village of Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull we swiftly set sail on a voyage of discovery to Iona for a chance to explore the Iona Abbey and the Augustinian Nunnery. Returning to Mull we pay a visit to Duart Castle and the ancient home of the MacLean clan. Discover the grand stately interiors and the dark empty dungeons. Clinging to a cliff face this craggy fortress lays claim to being the oldest inhabited castle on the island. As the sun sets we return to the hotel to share a final dinner together. Overnight: Isle of Mull.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Stirling & Edinburgh

All aboard as we take to the sea armed with many memories from our stay and say a fond farewell to the Isle of Mull. Onwards to the medieval town of Stirling situated on the banks of the River Forth our journey takes us to the golden hilltop castle. Stirling Castle is steeped in royal history dating back to the early 1500’s and the reign of James IV. The lavishly decorated castle provides the perfect way to finish our tour before we journey back towards Edinburgh.

Meals: Breakfast

Escorted Tour Includes:

  • 7 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced driver and tour leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily full Scottish breakfast
  • 1 x seafood lunch
  • 4 x evening meals
  • All entrances included in the itinerary

 

Not Included:

  • Any private expenses
  • Any additional services
  • Any meals not listed under inclusions

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (h+m)

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: Coach Tour
  • Departures: March - October 2019
  • Cities Visited: Edinburgh, Culloden, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Fort William, Isle of Mull, Edinburgh