Day 1  Arrive Edinburgh. Met by Driver/ courier.

Pass Linlithgow Palace (birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots)Linlithgowsmall to

Stirling Castle. on its rock commanding access to Highlands – Castle over which William Wallace and Robert the Bruce fought with English kings.PageLines- images.jpg

 

Through Pass of Leny  to  enter Highlands. Pass Strathyre and Perthshire lochs.

Arrive Tyndrum   Stop for coffee break.

Over Rannoch Moor with Buchaille Etive Mhor mountain on left at entrance to Glencoe.glencoemidThrough Glencoe to Ballachulish Bridge (great views of Paps of Glencoe over Loch Leven)

Fort William  – lunch

North to Invergarry and west passing Five Sisters of Kintail to Eilan Donan Castle. eildonansmall

Over Skye bridge, through Broadford to Sligachan Bridge (great views of Cuillin Mountains)

North to Portree.

Overnight

 

Day 2  Portree to Dunvegan Castle  – ancestral home of Macleods.

East  to Sligachan (option  – stop at Talisker Whisky Distillery)

At Broadford turn south to Elgol, Ferry over Loch Scavaig to Loch Coruisk  – gem of a loch in lap of Cuillin Mountains

Back by Skye Bridge through North west Highlands to Loch Ness.

Possible visit to Urquhart Castle perched on side of Loch Ness.

North to Inverness

Overnight Inverness

 

Day 3 Inverness to Cawdor Castle  – ancestral home of Thane of Cawdor.

(Alternative  – Fort George  – Napoleonic Fort still used by army)

East to Glenlivet  – visit one of the many Speyside whisky distilleries) Lunch

South over the rolling moorland of the Lecht to Royal Deeside.

Visit Balmoral Castle (Except August), holiday home of Queen.

South by Devil’s Elbow Road to Blairgowrie

Overnight  – Blairgowie or Perth

 

Day 4 Blairgowrie or Perth to Dundee  – Visit RRS Discovery  – Captain Scott’s research ship for Antarctice exploration.

Dundee to St. Andrews   – See ancient town, home of Golf, University and Castle

Dundee to Pittenweem   – old but busy fishing port, trading point for fishing trawlers.

Pittenweem to Edinburgh

Overnight Edinburgh

 

Day 5  Edinburgh   – Select from  Castle, Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, HMS Brittania, Botanic Gardens, Arthur’s Seat, Princes Street Gardens, George Street Shopping, Museums, Art Galleries, Dynamic Earth

 

 

Day 6 Fly out from Edinburgh or Glasgow.