The Scottish Highlands and Edinburgh

This journey features the famous Scottish Highlands with their spectacular mountain and lake scenery and long, sometimes savage and tragic, history. It ends in the spectacular capital, Edinburgh where the great castle dominates the skyline.

Day one

Arrive at Glasgow Airport.
Meet & greet. Drive to visit Stirling Castle, a huge castle set on a rock overlooking miles of surrounding countryside. Then on to check-in to your hotel.

Dinner and over-night,
Cromlix House

Day two

Drive west right across Scotland and its magnificent scenery to your hotel. Stop for lunch en route and later visit a famous smokery which produces the best of Scottish smoked salmon.
Check-in to your hotel as early as possible to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Dinner and over-night,
Isle of Eriska

Day three

Drive to Oban and take a ferry boat to the beautiful Isle of Mull. Drive across the island to take another small ferry and visit Iona, one of Scotland’s most historic and venerated sites or, in the other direction enjoy the scenery and visit the pretty town of Tobermory and later Duart Castle, home of the MacLean Clan before catching the ferry back to the mainland and returning to your hotel.

Dinner and over-night,
Isle of Eriska

Day four

Drive along the coast and then the shores of beautiful Loch Linnhe to Fort William. Here you can visit the little Museum which has relics of one of Scotland’s most romantic historic figures, Bonnie Prince Charlie, shop and take a chair lift up Britain’s highest mountain, Glen Coe. On a clear day you can see the mountains of Ireland.
Later drive to your private home accommodation.

Lochside Cottage,

Day five

Through Glen Coe, the most famous valley in Scottish history with spectacular mountain scenery then on to enjoy the lovely countryside surrounding Loch Lomond a beautiful 24 mile long freshwater lake. Finally across country to Scotland’s Capital, Edinburgh.

The Howard Hotel,

Day six

A full day sightseeing tour will include visits to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace which is used by the Queen when she visits Edinburgh and the Royal Yacht Britannia which is now berthed in Edinburgh. The Royal Yacht was used by the Queen and members of the Royal family for official visits and entertaining until it was ‘retired’ about 5 years ago. Visitors can see the private apartments and rooms used for state entertaining. There will be time too, for shopping in Edinburgh’s famous Princes Street.

The Howard Hotel,

Day seven

Transfer to Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport.