Nights, East to West Tour.
Arrive Edinburgh Airport or Station and transfer to your accommodation
for two night stay. There is no benefit in collecting your hired car
until you are ready to leave Edinburgh. Clients arriving Glasgow Airport
/ Station can collect their car on arrival and drive to Edinburgh.
Enjoy the sights, sounds and culture of Scotland's Capital City and
now the seat of it's first Parliament in 300 years.
Depart Edinburgh and travel north over the Firth of Forth and up towards
Perth and on through Blairgowrie, continuing up through the pass of
Glenshee, over the Devil's Elbow and into Royal Deeside for two night
Suggested visits Glamis Castle where our present Queen Mother
was born, or Scone Palace where the Kings & Queens of Scotland
You can follow either 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 worships when
staying at their summer home, Balmoral Castle
Leave Royal Deeside and travel north to Dufftown and down through the
Spey Valley to Grantown on Spey visiting one of the famous Malt Whisky
Distilleries on Route, continuing up to Inverness the Highland Capital
for two night stop.
In and around Inverness the Highland Capital with suggested visit to
Culloden Battlefield where the supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie
were finally defeated by the army of King George or to nearby Fort
George which was built in 1748 to keep the Highlanders under control
after Culloden. This is one of the finest examples of a Military Fortification
in Europe. Alternatively take a boat trip or simply drive up and down
Still travelling north we drive through the town of Tain Scotland's
oldest Royal Burgh up to John O' Groats the most northerly point on
the British Mainland for two night stop.
Suggested visits. Tain Through Time or Glenmorangie Distillery
A full day excursion to the Isle of Orkney visiting Skara Brae, Scapa
Flow, Kikwall, Ring of Brodgar and the Italian Chapel. This is an organised
excursion. Returning to John O Groats
Travel along the north coast of Scotland to Durness and down the rugged
north west coast to the small fishing port of Ullapool for overnight
Leave Ullapool and travel round Loch Broom and the Gairloch. Down Loch
Maree to Kinlochewe and through the rugged landscapes of Torridon and
Shieldaig to Kyle of Lochalsh and over on the Isle of Skye for two night
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.
Take the ferry from Armadale to Mallaig and down through Glenfinnan
to Fort William nestling under Ben Nevis the UK's highest mountain.
Continue down the shores of Loch Linnhe and the Firth of Lorne to Oban
for two night stop.
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.
Return to Edinburgh or Glasgow via Loch Awe, Rob Roy Country and the
Trossachs. Your departure flight time may make it necessary for up to
accommodate you in either Glasgow or Edinburgh the previous evening.
Shorted versions of this itinerary will work and have proved very popular
in the past.