Multi Day Tours
Let us tailor the many options for tours throughout Scotland to meet your own interests. The following examples are only intended to give an idea of what can be done. Choose bits and we will stitch it together. We agree an itinerary with you and make all the arrangements
Into the Highlands. By Loch Lomond through Glencoe to Loch Leven, Loch Linnhe and Fort William to Loch Ness and Castle Urquhart
to Inverness. Stay overnight. Return the next day by the Whisky Country, rolling moorland to Royal Deeside and back by Perth.
Day 1 – By Perth over the Devil’s Elbow to Royal Deeside, see Balmoral Castle ( Queen’s Scottish Holiday residence) then pass Corgarff Castle and over the rolling moorland to the Whisky country of Strathspey. Maybe visit a distillery before going to the Moray Coast and Inverness.………….………………..………………..
Day 2 – See Loch Ness ( maybe not the monster and then head through the North West Highlands by the Five Sisters of Kintail to Eilean Donan Castle and over the bridge to Skye with its breathtaking scenery and a different atmosphere. See the Fairy Flag atDunvegan Castle, the Cuillin Mountains, the Talisker Distillery, maybe a Golden Eagle, or take the wee boat over to the beautiful Loch Coruisk. Stay overnight on Skye.
Day 3 – Ferry over to Mallaig and then pass Loch Morar ( the deepest in Scotland) to Glenfinnan where Bonny Prince Charlie landed in Scotland to Fort William and south to Oban Return by the Pass of Brander ( go into a mountain to see an electricity generating hall) and back by Loch Earn and Gleneagles.
Day 1 – East and North. A day in St. Andrews (ancient Castle, University, golf Museum, Cathedral ) taking in the fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife on the way. Visit Falkland Palace ( Hunting lodge of Stuart Monarchs) on way to Perth. Overnight in Perth
Day 2 – See lovely Branklyn Gardens and after that Scone Palace, the ancestral home of the Earl of Mansfield and crowing place of Scottish Monarchs. Then head north into the Grampian Mountains by the Devil’s Elbow road to Braemar on Royal Deeside. Possibly visit Balmoral, the Queen’s holiday home and or Crathes Castle and Gardens.
Day 3 – Over the rolling moorland of the Lecht to Speyside. Visit one of the many whisky distilleries in the Spey Valley – Macallan, Glenlivet, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Glen Grant. North west to Nairn – lovely golden beach. Visit Cawdor Castle, home of the Thane of Cawdor, facsinating furnished residential castle and gardens.
Visit Culloden Moor, site of last battle on British soil, between Bonnie Prince Charlie’s forces and the government (Not Scots v English). Possibly visit Fort George or Clava Cairns. Too much to do in one day? Stay overnight in Nairn or Inverness.
Day 4 – Nairn or Inverness to Loch Ness – see presentation on Loch Ness Monster. Head north by Beauly and then west to go through North West Highlands to Corrieshalloch Gorge, Loch Maree Gairloch and Inverewe. See palm trees growing at 58 degrees North. Back south through Torridon to Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye. Overnight Lochalsh area.
Day 5 – Isle of Skye – Elgol and boat over to Loch Coruisk Cuillin Mountains, Dunvegan Castle and Fairy Flag, Coral Beach, Bagpipe Heritage Centre, round coast to Uig, Idrigill, Duntulm Castle, The Quiraing Mountain, The Kilt Rocks and Meallt Falls and south to Portree the capital of Skye.
Day 6 – Head East – see Eilan Donan Castle and the Five Sisters of Kintail. Back through the mountains to the south end of Loch Ness. See Canal staircase at Fort Augustus. South by Fort William to Ballachulish and stop at National Trust presentation on this glen famous for its scenery and for the massacre of Macdonalds by Campbells. Then over Rannoch Moor to Crianlarich. Either south west by Loch Lomond to the Glasgow area or south east by the Perthshire hills and lochs to Stirling famous for the battles between the English and Scots in 1297 (William Wallace, (Braveheart)) and 1314 (Robert the Bruce). Pass Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots on way to Edinburgh.
The Orkney Islands
Minimum 4 days to take a step into the past and visit the fascinating Orkney Islands. 5000 year old houses, huge stone circles, and a bit of graffiti made by Vikings over 1000 years ago. A ferry crossing and at least one night on Orkney are required.
And for some special places to visit and things to do see our Special Ideas