10 Nights, West to East Tour.
Arrive Glasgow Airport. Collect your hired car and travel via Loch Lomond,
Inverary and Loch Awe to the fishing & ferry port of Oban for two night
Suggested visits on route. Inverary Castle the family seat of
the Duke & Duchess of Argyll. Inverary Jail to get an idea what
it was like to be locked up by the Dukes family around the turn of the
century. Ben Cruachan Power Station built into the mountain.
Take the ferry from Oban to Craignure on the Isle of Mull and drive
down to Fionnphort and over on to the Holy Isle of Iona for a visit
to this world famous monestry founded in 563 by St Columba. If time
allows the town of Tobermory on Mull with it's large fleet of yachts
in the Bay is worth a visit. Return to Oban.
Depart Oban and travel along Loch Linnhe to Fort William nestling under
the UK highest mountain Ben Nevis. From There travel north to the port
of Mallaig and take the ferry over the sea to Skye for two night stop.
Discovering the Misty Isle with a suggested visit to Dunvegan Castle
& Gardens the historic stronghold of the MacLeod family who are
still there after 600 years.
Cross back to the mainland over the new bridge that links Skye and travel
south through Glen Sheil and past the mountain range known as the Five
Sisters of Kintail to Invermoriston and up Loch Ness to Inverness for
two night stay. Suggested visits on route. Urquhart Castle on
Loch Ness and where most of the sightings of the elusive monster are
supposed to have taken place. The Loch Ness Monster exhibition
in Drumnadrochit after which you can make up your own mind as to the
existence of our famous Nessie ?
In and around Inverness the Highland Capital with suggested visits to
Culloden Battlefield where the supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie
were finally defeated by the army of King George. Nearby Fort George
was built in 1748 to keep the Highlanders under control after Culloden
and is the finest example of a Military Fortification in Europe. Cawdor
Castle near Nairn dates back to 1372. Shakespears 'Macbeth' was
the Thane of Cawdor.
Another alternative is to travel north west to the fishing port of Ullapool
returning by Gairloch and Loch Maree to Inverness
Travel south to Grantown on Spey and follow the Whisky Trail up Glen
Spey to Dufftown visiting one of our famous Malt Whisky Distilleries
on route. Continue south to the Royal Deeside for a two night stay
You can follow the Castle Trail or the Queen Victoria Trail from which
the area gets it's name. Perhaps reflect a little while in the small
church at Crathie where the present Royal Family worship when staying
at their summer home Balmoral Castle.
Travel down Royal Deeside, over the Devils Elbow and down Glen Shee
to Blairgowrie, continuing to Perth and into Edinburgh for two night
stay. Suggested visits Glamis Castle where our present Queen
Mother was born, or Scone Palace the crowning place of the Kings
& Queens of Scotland
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Scotlands Capital City.
Return your car and depart from home.
Itineraries shown are suggestions
only, as we will be pleased to tailor make an itinerary to suit
your personal requirements since your input is important to us.
We also have a large selection
of hotels ranging from 2 to 4 star, Country Houses and Lodge's which
we can include for all the itinerary or part of it. And if you really
feel like living it up we can include one or two of our Castles.
For those really wanting
to spoil themselves, or for those who want a lazy holiday why not
sit back and let one of our experienced driver / guides show you
Scotland and for those in fear of driving on our side of the road
itineraries can also be prepared using public transport.
The geographical make up of Scotland makes it easy
to plan itineraries from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness.
Airports or Rail Stations.