Itinerary ideas: Highland Highlights Tour
Off the shelf, flexible tours of the UK and Ireland
Highland Highlights Tour
What's it all about?
This short 5 day tour of Scotland is ideal for individuals and incentive groups looking for something a little different. It includes a boat ride on Loch Ness, great views of Britain's tallest mountains, castle visits, a woollen mill tour and of course plenty of visits to Whisky Distilleries! There's chance to extend the tour slightly and spend a few extra days visiting Edinburgh or Glasgow and take in some golf at courses such as St Andrews world famous golf course.
Length: 5 days / 4 nights
Transport options: Rail, Vehicle hire
Start and End: Glasgow Airport
Inclusions: 5 nights B&B accommodation, 4 days car hire, Royal Edinburgh Pass, Historic Scotland Explorer Pass, Pitlochry Distillery Tour, Boat cruise on Loch Ness, Info Pack, and financial protection.
Exclusions: GPS system, meals other than breakfast, optional activities unless stated, Flights, Tips, Visa's
Highland Highlights Tour Itinerary
Day 1 -2 : Edinburgh
Arriving at Glasgow airport, you will spend the first two days of your tour in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Make sure you visit Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House with your included Royal Edinburgh Pass (which includes unlimited travel on City Sightseeing Edinburgh, Edinburgh Tour and Majestic Tour buses for 2 days and admissions to Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Yacht Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse)
Day 3: St Andrews, Dundee & Pitlochry Distillery
This morning you will leave Edinburgh and be taken across the famous Forth Road Bridge for St Andrews, home of the oldest University in Scotland where you will make a short visit followed by lunch in Dundee, Scotland's 4th largest city. They will then head to Pitlochry and visit its distillery, the smallest and most picturesque distillery in Scotland. (Tour includes Historic Scotland Explorer Pass which includes free entry to Historic Scotland's 78 historic properties over 3 days including St Andrews Cathedral and Castle, Urquhart Castle, Doune Castle, Stirling Castle).
Day 4: Loch Ness, Glencoe & Fort William
Today you travel to Fort Augustus where you will take a boat tour on Loch Ness for an hour. On your way, you will make a stop off at Urquhart Castle and on the bank of the Loch Ness.Later on, you will make a stop in Fort William, a small town lying in the shadow of Ben Nevis - the UK's highest mountain.
Day 5: Doune Castle, The Trossachs & Stirling Castle
This morning you visit Kilmahog a small and picturesque hamlet near Callander in The Trossachs. There you can visit the Woollenmill, a 250 year old mill from Scotland's industrial heritage which is complete with its original water wheel. You will have lunch in Aberfoyle lying inside the Lomond & Trossachs National Park. In the afternoon, you will visit the 14th Century Doune Castle and later on Stirling Castle.
Day 6: Edinburgh*
Today everyone will have some free time to spend in Edinburgh before being collected from the hotel to go to the airport or rail station for the next leg of the journey. <i>*This tour can be extended to allow for more time in Scotland or joined up with a tour to other parts of the UK. </i> ** This tour will be significantly more expensive if travelling in August.