2020 / 2020
Detailed day by day description
This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.
Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.
The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Sightseeing tour.
Welcome to Scotland. Welcome to EDINBURGH . 13.00 hrs.- (approximate time) Sightseeing tour with a local guide to the Scotland’s capital city and one of the most active cities in Northern Europe. Its monumental centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its castle overlooks the city, its steep streets and its parks. Free time after the tour. We will subsequently take our visitors to the hotel.
Free day. You can enjoy the charm of this city and explore and discover memorable places.
Total distance covered: 305 km
Countryside: Pretty scenery throughout the stage, especially in the afternoon when we go through the Cairngorms mountains.
08.00hrs - Edinburgh –Departure-. We travel to another historic city near Edinburgh.
09:15hrs- Stirling –Arrival-. Time for a stroll in its historic centre overlooked by its great castle. After this, in the bus, we will go to the Wallace Monument, erected in honour of William Wallace, a thirteenth century Scottish military hero. We get there along the path that climbs up to the base of the monument (tickets to the monument are not included, but you can walk up the path without having to pay).
11.00 hrs - Stirling/Wallace Monument –Departure-.
12:45 hrs - Pitlochry . - On our arrival, we include tickets to a traditional Whisky distillery : Blair Athol, where Bell´s is produced. After this, free time in this picturesque town for lunch.
15.00hrs - Pitlochry –Departure-.
15.15 hrs - Blair Castle. - Tickets are included to this beautiful palace with its impressive gardens. -
16.45 hrs - Blair –Departure-. We travel to the north of Scotland, pretty mountain scenery lining our way.
18.45hrs - INVERNESS , Arrival at the maritime city very near Loch Ness. Dinner included and accommodation.
NB: The hotel infrastructure in the north of Scotland is highly limited. In some departures (normally in the month of August) accommodation may be offered in a town near Inverness. -
Total distance covered: 250 km
Countryside: Magnificent scenery, lakes, high mountains sometimes with snowy peaks.
Notes: We recommend having some warm clothes to hand, you may need them to enjoy the boat trip more. The schedules of this stage may change depending on the time assigned for the Loch Ness crossing.
08.00 hrs - Inverness –Departure-. We have a stage loaded with thrills. Amidst very beautiful scenery, forests, lakes, empty lands and fields in the North of Scotland.
10:30 hrs - EILEAN CASTLE, a very picturesque castle in the waters of the fiord. We will remember the ghosts that fill the castles of Scotland. Tickets included.
11:30 hrs - Eilean Castle –Departure-. Mountings and lakes line our way.
12:45 hrs - FORT AUGUSTUS where we will see the lock system and have time to stroll and find a place for lunch.
14.00 hrs - Fort Augustus –Departure- . We go round LOCH NESS . We will see the mediaeval URQUHART Castle i n ruins by the lake ( tickets included) .
At around 15:30 hrs we include a boat trip from Urquhart Castle in the dark waters of the lake, for around 60 minutes to Dochgarroch.
17.00 hrs - Inverness. Arrival in the capital of the Highlands and the only city of the region on the mouth of the river Ness. Dinner included and accommodation in INVERNESS.
Total distance covered: 370 km
Countryside: Once more, beautiful lake and mountain scenery, huge open spaces, isolated areas and thick forests.
07:30hrs - Inverness –Departure-. We travel back to Aviemore through isolated regions, subarctic flora and mountains. On our way, we will make a brief stop at Spean Bridge, by the monument to the commandos who trained here for the Normandy invasion in the Second World War. We photograph Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the British Isles.
10.00 hrs - Fort William –Time for a coffee in this tourist city.
10:45 hrs - Fort William –Departure-. We follow some sections of coastline, fjords by the ocean. - On our way we will pass Kilchurn Castle. A castle in ruins that projects its image over a beautiful lake.
13:30 hrs - Inveraray –Arrival-. A historic, picturesque small town by a lake with a beautiful castle (tickets not included). Time to have a stroll and for lunch.
15:30 hrs - Inveraray –Departure-. Our road takes us round part of Loch Lomond with its beautiful scenery,
17:30 hrs - Glasgow –Arrival-, free time in which we suggest a stroll around the centre of this Victorian capital. -
After breakfast, end of our services.