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Picture yourself horseback riding legendary Loch ness, taking the world’s most epic road trip along the
NC500, experiencing rural farm life in the most northerly county on the Scottish mainland, singing and
dancing with locals, walking the world’s most beautiful white sand beach on the Hebrides Islands,
spiritually immersing yourself in the fairy pools of Skye, taking in epic scenery by Jacobite Steam Train,
waking up in the 19th century Glenn App Castle, basking in the mythical 5,000-year-old Callanish Standing
stones (as seen on Outlander) while imagining yourself transporting to the most magical place on earth,
and realizing. you’re already there!
Tá Albain ag fanacht leat, Scotland is waiting for you…
This is your chance.
The full itinerary is below
Day 1 31st May 2023 – Arrive Inverness (-/-/D)
Our representative will be at the airport to greet you as you arrive in Inverness, The Capital of the Scottish Highlands.
We will transfer you to your accommodation and you will have the rest of the day at leisure to explore this Highland Capital
In the evening we will all meet up for an evening of Scottish Music and Scottish Food.
Day 2 1st June 2023 – Loch Ness, Glen Affric and Horse Riding (B/-/-)
No visit to the highlands would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Loch Ness. We will travel down Loch ness and then continue onto Glen Affric.
Glen Affric is a magical mix of native woods, glistening lochs and haunting moorland. It features over 30 miles of ancient pinewoods and is one of the largest ancient Caledonian pine woods in Scotland.
In Glen Affric we can enjoy a horse riding experience in this beautiful Scottish Glen
Day 3 2nd June 2023 – Inverness to the Far North (B/-/-)
Today we will travel North on the NC500 to Caithness
On route, we will stop at
- Falls of Shin – if you are lucky you will see the Salmon jumping up the river
- Enjoy the beautiful and hidden scenery of Scotland far North
- Smoo Cave
- Beautiful west coast villages and beaches
- Time in the fishing village of Ullapool
- Ferry over the Minch to the Isle of Lewis
- Glencoe (photo stops)
- Loch Lomond
- Luss/Loch Lomond
Enjoy your final night in this wonderful castle
Day 10 9th June 2023 – Departure (B/-/-)
After enjoying your morning Breakfast in the Castle, we will transfer you back to Glasgow for onward flights home. Please make sure you have a late afternoon flight home or add on the option Glasgow airport hotel during check out.
Day 6 5th June 2023 – Explore the Isle of Lewis (B/-/-)
Spend today exploring the beautiful island of Lewis. Some of Scotland’s most beautiful beaches can be found on Harris whilst world-famous Neolithic sites, such as the Callanish Standing stones can be found in Lewis. The west coast of Lewis, the most northerly island in the Outer Hebrides, is rich in prehistoric remains, and no visitor to the island need ever lack for an interesting place to visit or something fascinating to see. The magnificent Standing Stones of Callanish (or Calanais, which is the Gaelic version) are famous worldwide. No matter what the weather is like and however many visitors are present, these ancient stones have an enigmatic, magical quality that never fails to move whatever inspired their construction, all agree that the experience of visiting the Standing Stones of Calanais is not one to be missed.
Day 7 6th June 2023 – Explore the Isle of Harris (B/-/-)
Today we travel head south through the Isle of Lewis to explore the wonderful Isle of Harris. The drive south along the western coastline of the Isle of Harris is truly stunning. Arriving at Rodel we visit the beautiful medieval St Clements church, home to one of Scotland’s most remarkable 16th-century tombs – that of Alexander Macleod, chief of the Clan Macleod. Heading back north towards Tarbert we visit and explore one of the most breathtaking beaches in the Hebrides – Luskentyre. If one single spot encompasses the beauty of the Outer Hebrides, then Luskentyre is that place! Later we will have time to explore the town of Tarbert
Day 8 7th June 2023 – Over the Sea to the Isle of Skye then onwards to Fort William on the Jacobite Steam Train (B/-/-)
This morning we leave early and catch the ferry onto Skye. We will spend the morning exploring the Isle of Skye before catching the afternoon Jacobite Steam train to Fort William.
Day 9 8th June 2023 – Fort William to Ayrshire (B/-D)
Today we leave Fort William and travel South to Glasgow travelling through Scotland’s most famous Glen “Glen Coe” to Fort William.
Glen Coe is a glen of volcanic origins, in the Highlands of Scotland. It lies in the north of Argyll, close to the border with Lochaber. It is often considered one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland and is a part of the designated National Scenic Area of Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. The narrow glen shows a grim grandeur. The glen, approaching from the east on the main A82 road, is surrounded by wild and precipitous mountains. Further west at Invercoe, the landscape has a softer beauty before the main entrance to the glen. The main settlement is the nearby village of Glencoe located at the foot of the glen. near the site of the 1692 Massacre of Glencoe.
Various photo stops along the route
Day 4 3rd June 2023 – Enjoy a day on a Highland Farm (B/-/D)
Today we will enjoy a day on a local family’s farm, Barrock Mains, in the most Northerly County on the Scottish mainland. With acres of lovely, south-facing farmland for you to explore. Barrock Mains is a working farm and there’s always plenty going on from shearing the sheep in June to ploughing the fields in the winter. Whichever season you choose to visit you will have the opportunity to enjoy a simpler way of life, which you can share with friends and family, and experience the farming lifestyle at the same time.
In the evening we will enjoy eating and singing, traditional music with the family
Day 5 4th June 2023 – Over to the Isle of Lewis (B/-/-)
Today we leave Caithness and carry along the NC500 to Ullapool where we will catch the ferry over to the Isle of Lewis.
- Smoo Cave
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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