3 Day / 2 Night Scottish Highland Experience from Edinburgh
- Essential Information
- 2 Nights Accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast Basis
- Expert English Speaking guide
- Entrances where mentioned
- Items of a personal nature
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
Start and end in Edinburgh! With the discovery tour 3 Day / 2 Night Scottish Highland Experience from Edinburgh, you have a 3-day tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and two other destinations in Scotland.
This 3 Day / 2 Night Scottish Highland Experience from Edinburgh includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Today we leave the Capital City of Scotland and start our drive north to the Scottish Highlands. As you travel over the Forth Road Bridge, you enter the Kingdom of Fife, where our first stop will be at Aberdour Castle, which is probably one of Scotland’s oldest standing castles, built in the 11th Century.
Carry on to Perthshire, the heart of Scotland as its also known. With its many Glens and Forests, we will stop at some off the beaten track for some of those “Kodak” picture moments.
Then we reach the Highlands of Scotland, the real Scotland that you dream about, and our homeland.
Overnight in bed and breakfast in the Inverness area
Today we explore the Highlands of Scotland, starting with the Capital City “Inverness”. An ancient stronghold of the Picts and once visited by St Columba. Hear the history of this city.
We will then visit Culloden, the last ever pitched battle to be held on British Soil. The battle that also changed the Highlands of Scotland forever. Hear all about this from our historian guide and the lasting effects it had on the Highland people.
Overnight Bed and Breakfast in the Inverness Area
Today we leave the Capital of the Highlands and travel down the shores of Loch Ness, stopping at Urquhart Castle, where you will hear all about over 1000 years of history and conflict it has seen.
Carry on down the Great Glen stopping at Fort Augustus to see the canal locks. Onto Fort William, where we will stop to explore for a short time before carrying onto the scenic Glencoe, one of the most scenic and famous Highland Glens. Leaving Glencoe behind we travel across the Trossachs also known as the “Highlands in miniature” and the stomping ground of “Rob Roy MacGregor” one of Scotland’s many famous hero’s. Finally reaching back to Edinburgh, we hope we having given you a short taste of the highlands.
Be sure to return, as you will always be sure of a warm welcome
Turas math dhuidh! (Have a good journey)
More about Scotland
Outside the ancient and beautiful UNESCO World heritage capital city, Edinburgh, and other urban centres like Glasgow, once home to the largest shipping industry in the world but now a lively city of art, culture, great dining and bars, the visitor is entranced by mountains glistening with the silver threads of icy rivers and waterfalls tumbling from highlands to lowlands. Here you’ll find villages with stations where you need to put your hand out to request that a train stops and then suddenly, around the next mountain corner, a landscape peppered with gleaming lochs and expansive vistas.
Scotland has some of the last significant wilderness areas left in Western Europe. Here you can see golden eagles soar above the lochs and mountains of the northern Highlands, watch minke whales off the coast of Mull and spot otters tumbling in the kelp along the shores of the Outer Hebrides.
Scotland is also an adventure playground: you can tramp the sub-arctic tundra plateau of the Cairngorms, sea kayak among the seal-haunted mystic isles of the Outer Hebrides, mountain bike on world-class trails near Scotland’s highest mountain, trek along the valley or mountain trails and balance along tightrope narrow ridges between the peaks of the great Cuillins on Skye or take a speedboat ride into the legendary white water of the Corryvreckan whirlpool.
Scotland is a land with a rich and multilayered history. A place where every corner of the landscape is steeped in the past. A deserted croft on an island shore is a testament to generations past.
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Luggage space is limited on this tour. Please only take one small overnight bag with you. There is left luggage at Waverley train station Edinburgh where you can store excess luggage.