||7 day Grand tour of Scotland for only £129.
Tours depart Fridays & return Sundays
Day 1 Leaving Edinburgh and crossing the medieval battlefield of Bannockburn, through Stirling and into the Highlands. Through Rob Roy country, the Trossachs and up the 'bonnie banks' of Loch Lochmond. Over the Rest An' Be Thankful, into the Campbell stronghold of Inverary, past Kilchurn Castle and Loch Awe before arriving in the Victorian Harbour town of Oban .
Day 2 Ancient Scotland: Learn of Scotland's beginnings as a nation. South of Oban lies the remains of the dark ages hill fort - Dunadd - one of the many possible sites of Camelot. Down to Kilmartin Glen, packed with Neolithic standing stones, obelisks and tombs that are 2000 years older than the Egyptian Pyramids. Soak up the seriously ancient history and the roots of this Celtic nation
Day 3 The West Coast: We head north out of Oban up the west coast, passing castle Stalker and into the breathtaking Glen Coe, scene of the famous massacre of 1692. After Fort William we go into Glen Nevis - perhaps Scotlands prettiest glen and the setting for 'Braveheart'. Later we venture along the Dark Mile to Loch Arkaig, then up through Glen Shiel to Eilean Donan Castle (made famous by the movie 'Highlander'), before heading over the sea to Skye.
Day 4 Isle of Skye: As we explore the island, heading to its northern tip, we will pass through the mighty Cuillin mountains, stopping at amazing waterfalls and the seriously haunted ruined stronghold of the MacDonalds, perched atop a sea cliff. We scramble up to the spectacular rock formations of the Old Man of Storr and the Quarraing and visit the enchanted Fairy Glen
Day 5 The Northern Wilds: We leave the island and head north through the village of Plocton and up into the wilds of Gairloch and Wester Ross, this is scenery that will blow you away. We then head down through the Black Isle and into the 'Capital of the Highlands' - Inverness
Day 6 Nessie Hunting: Water beasts are all part of Highland folklore, but Loch Ness, a vast geological rift, contains more fresh water then all of the lakes in England and Wales combined, be prepared to reassess your beliefs because they know 'something' is in there. We visit Fort Augustus and then go waaayyy off the beaten track to Glen Affric, one of the most ancient forests in Europe. An optional extra on this day of the tour, is an afternoon spent at the Great Glen Water Park, giving you a chance to do a whole range of activities - anything from white water rafting to mountain biking.
|A tour group at Rogie falls
Day 7 The Southern Highlands: Our journey back to Edinburgh is filled with a wealth of sights and scenery as we wend our way homewards through the glens of the Grampians mountains. Visiting Culloden battlefield, scene of the Highlanders last stand, the Clava Cairns and the ruined fort of Ruthven. Down to the frontier village of Dunkeld, before taking you over the River Forth to Edinburgh.
* Our 7 day, 5 day and Jump-on Jump-off tours offer an optional adventure afternoon. Activity prices start at £5 and include abseiling, mountain biking, wind-surfing, white water rafting and kayaking
Tours may alter from this itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances such as road works, alternating weather conditions, etc.
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