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Highland Experience's Scottish Choice

5 DAY TOUR

Loch Lomond Loch Lomond
Eilean Donan Castle Eilean Donan Castle
Kilt Rock - Isle of Skye Kilt Rock - Isle of Skye
Seals in Elgol - Isle of Skye Seals in Elgol - Isle of Skye
Oban, the gateway to the Islands Oban, the gateway to the Islands
Boat cruise at Loch Ness Boat cruise at Loch Ness
Taste a dram in a whisky distillery Taste a dram in a whisky distillery
Culloden Moor and Visitor Centre Culloden Moor and Visitor Centre
Meet the Highland cows Meet the Highland cows

North West Highlands, Skye, Eilean Donan Castle & Jacobite Steam Train

Tour Only Price from £275

Tour with Accomodation Price from £375

Tour Description

Day 1 Through the Trossachs to Oban…

Our wide-ranging tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to Kilmartin Glen. Here you’ll explore Scotland’s ancient past. With over 5,000 years of history laid out before you, you’ll be able to walk in the footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Then it’s on the picturesque seaside town of Oban, home to Scotland’s best seafood!

Overnight: Oban

Day 2 Gruesome Glens and the Hogwarts Express…

Day two takes you over the Connel Bridge through Appin to the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan). We’ll stop in Fort William; a town dominated by Ben Nevis—the UK’s tallest peak, then jump aboard the Jacobite Steam Train. It’s one of the world’s greatest train journeys and will take you over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films. We’ll continue to the end of the line, Mallaig, a pretty fishing port, bustling but remote. You will have the opportunity to have an early dinner and enjoy some excellent seafood before taking a short ferry ride over the sea to Skye, where you’ll spend your second night.

Overnight: Skye

Day 3 A whole day to explore Skye…

You’ll have the whole of the third day to explore Skye’s mysteries and landscape. Here the mountains and beaches beckon, so lose yourself amongst the Cuillin Mountains, visit the black houses, take in the spectacular scenery of the Kilt rock waterfall, The Old Man of Storr and the Trotternish Peninsula, including a visit to the capital of the island, Portree.

Overnight: Skye

Day 4 Castles, lochs and beautiful beaches…

We’ll leave Skye and head straight to Scotland’s most photographed castle, Eilean Donan* which you’ll have ample time to explore. We’ll continue further north through Glen Carron and past Loch Carron towards Achnasheen. You’ll also experience the dramatic Glen Docherty which looks down towards Loch Maree, once visited by Queen Victoria and home to its very own "Nessie”: Muc- sheilche. Our lunch stop will be at Inverewe Garden*, well-known for its sub-tropical plants. You’ll also get to take in the incredible Gruinard Bay and the breath-taking Corrieshalloch Gorge and Rogie Falls, then on to your overnight stop by Loch Ness.

Overnight: Fort Augustus

Day 5 Monster hunting, historic battlefields and home…

Today you’ll have plenty of time to explore Loch Ness. Why not take a boat tour* over to Urquhart Castle or just monster hunt from the shore? You’ll then head to visit the battlefield of Culloden* the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. On your way south enjoy a wee dram at a local distillery*. Then you’ll pass the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and be able to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry before arriving back in Edinburgh and Glasgow.


 

There are certain optional Extras, these are noted above by a *

Please see the costs listed below:

Jacobite Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle

Adult: £13.50 Concession: £12.50 Children (5-15): £10.50 Adult: £20.00

Culloden Visitors Centre

£7 per person

Eilean Donan Castle

£6.50 per person

Inverewe Castle and Gardens

£5 per person

Ben Nevis Distillery(dependent upon availability)

£5 per person

Tomatin Distillery(dependent upon availability)

£3 per person



Departures 15th May - 28th August include the Jacobite Steam Train

Departures 10th April - 8th May & 4th September – 9th October include Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle instead.

 

Please see our terms and conditions for details on the Tour Only option.


Luggage limit 15KGMAX 15kg 55 x 40 x 20cm

Highland Experience's Scottish Choice Route Map

Tour Highlights

Scotland Highlight 1Loch Lomond, Kilmartin Glen & Oban

The Trossachs & Western Highlands - A walk through history

Scotland Highlight 2Glen Coe & Loch Ness*

Fascinating history & wonderful scenery

Scotland Highlight 3Eilean Donan*

Scotland’s most beautiful castle

Scotland Highlight 4Skye*

Two days to explore the whole island

Scotland Highlight 5Culloden and whisky distillery*

Historic battlefield and a dram of single malt


Tour Details

Availability:
Summer
Departure Days:
Mondays
10th April to 9th October

Departs/Returns:
Edinburgh: 0830 / 1830  Glasgow: 0945 / 1730
Reference: Tour No 13

   Check-in Closes 15 mins prior to departure at pick-up point



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Tour Reviews

 

This was the first group bus tour my wife and I have ever taken... we were a bit apprehensive but decided with the limited time we had in Scotland this was our best option - and I'm so glad we decided to do it. We did the 5-day Highlands tour with Fergus as our driver, and we had a wonderful trip. Fergus was an amazing driver & guide and provided a wealth of knowledge about Scotland. The weather was great during our trip and the Highlands were beautiful, but Fergus made the trip memorable.

(Ben B – October 2016)

 

The 5-day Highland Experience was a brilliant experience. In 5 days we got the chance to see some of the most beautiful places in the Highlands, as well as take a train ride, a ferry ride and a visit to the Isle of Skye. This tour was one of the best one I have taken and our guide Andrew told stories from Scottish history, geography, geology, politics, agriculture, etc. It was a well rounded and well done tour.

(Sabrina H - August 2016)

 

The tour was excellently organized and each day was full of stops at many different sights. In sum, it was one of the best weeks of my life and I cannot wait to return! 
(Emily D. - May 2016)


 



 

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