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Day 1 Arrive Inverness (-/-/D)
Arrive Inverness, capital of the Highlands. You will be transferred to your accommodation to check-in and relax and enjoy this highland Capital. In the evening we will all meet up for an evening of Scottish Music and Scottish Food.
Day 2 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 Glenaffric. 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 pinewoods in Scotland. In Glen Affric we can enjoy a horse riding experience in this beautiful Scottish Glen
Day 3 Inverness to the Far North (B/-/-)
Today we depart the Highland Capital and start our journey north on the famous 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
Day 4 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 and traditional music with the family
Day 5 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.
Beautiful west coast villages and beaches
Time in the fishing village of Ullapool
Ferry over the Minch to the Isle of Lewis
Day 6 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 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 breath-taking 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 Over the Sea to 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 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 route
Glencoe (photo stops)
Enjoy your final night in this wonderful castle
Day 10 Departure (B/-/-)
After enjoying your morning Breakfast in the Castle, we will transfer you back to Glasgow for onward flights home
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