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Two days of fun and adventure that will immerse you in the best that Scotland has to offer. You will see world-famous lochs and imposing mountains and, if you are like most of our guests, you will find yourself falling in love with the Highlands.
Wonderful scenery and fascinating history
Monster spotting on a boat cruise
Visit the historic battlefield
Taste a dram of single malt
A beautiful riverside stroll
Leaving Scotland's capital city Edinburgh behind us we first join with our fellow travellers from Glasgow, Scotland's largest city with a population of approximately 600,000 people. That's over 100,000 more than Edinburgh. The first leg of our journey north takes us in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to the quaint village of Luss on the western banks of Loch Lomond, best known as a haven for wildlife and stunning flowers, so keep your eyes peeled. You can wander the shore, walk past pretty cottages and do a bit of shopping here if you like.
As we travel further into the Highlands, we visit Glen Coe, one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. Feel the past come to life as your guide tells you about the terrible massacre of the MacDonald clan. We then depart Glen Coe via the Great Glen, another one of Scotland's majestic valleys which stretches 62 miles from Inverness all the way to Fort William.
Overnight: Near Loch Ness
After a delicious Scottish breakfast, you have time to explore the Loch Ness, Britain's largest body of water by volume. More impressive is the fact that all lakes and rivers of England and Wales could fit in with room to spare! The size and depth of the loch make it a perfect hiding place for Nessie, the famous monster. Why not take a boat tour* from Urquhart Castle*, a ruined castle perched on the edge of Loch Ness or monster hunt from the shore?
We then drive through Inverness, the capital of the Highlands to visit Culloden*, last stand of the Jacobites against the British government forces. With estimated casualties between 1,500 and 2,000 from a battle that lasted less than 1 hour, it was one of the quickest and bloodiest battles in Scottish history and it changed the Scottish Highlands forever. A visit to the battlefield is a poignant experience, you can walk the earth where the battle took place and see the headstones that mark the graves of hundreds of clansmen who gave their lives for the Jacobite cause.
Then we'll travel south and enjoy the stunning scenery as we pass through the unique wilderness of the Cairngorms, Scotland's largest National Park. Its mountain range has five of the UK's highest mountains within its limits. Venturing further south through the Highlands, we'll stop for a visit at one of Scotland's many distilleries. You'll discover how whisky is produced and try a dram of our national drink.
Before returning to Scotland's capital Edinburgh, we will make one last stop at a beautiful Highland town, chosen by your driver-guide.
The driver was great and told of loads of coffee shops and as we didn’t get off at Castle Urquhart due to the weather but he recommended somewhere inDrumnadrochit where we had coffee & and a bun and even Sunday Papers!! All in all it was a good experience and ty to the Mackenzie’s who gave it to us as a Christmas present.
John S was a great guide and driver and I learnt so much about Scotlands history and the destinations we visited. The accommodation was fantastic, comfortable and cosy after a day on the road. I would definitely recommend this tour for the number of beautiful places we saw, the service and efficiency and the fantastic lodging. Exceptional value for money and a wonderful way to spend the weekend.
Maybe have more time to spend on the stops (stores/cities) during the trip.
Stephen was a fantastic tour guide. He was very knowledgeable of the history of the areas we visited. He was very friendly and approachable and answered any questions. I would highly recommend this tour!
Gary was the best.
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