Special Interest Tours

Island Hopping on the West Coast of Scotland

British Manor House tour

Castle & Manor Houses

Royal Scotland

Scottish Heroes

Cliffs, Coasts & Castles

Scottish Mysteries & Legends

Irish Country Hotels & Castles

Train Tour of Scotland

West Highland Train & Ferry Explorer

 

 
 
 
 
ISLAND HOPPING ON THE WEST COAST OF SCOTLAND
7 Days/6 Nights

Accommodation in:
1 night Trossachs area
2 nights Isle of Arran
2 nights Portavadie
1 night Edinburgh

Includes:
• 6 nights accommodation in 3 star accommodation (hotel, country inn, guest house), based on sharing a twin or double room with en-suite facilities;
• Breakfast daily, English/ Scottish or Continental depending on hotel;
• Ferry crossings for passengers and car (2 pax to 1 car) as per program;
• Service charge and VAT at the current rate of 20%;

Not included: Entrances
Care Hire: A rental car can be arranged through us.

Day 1
Arrival Edinburgh Airport and collect your hire car. Travel north from here and into the beautiful Trossachs region. On route, if time allows, you can visit Stirling Castle which towers high above the Forth Valley.

Overnight in the Trossachs area.

Day 2
You will continue this morning on beautiful windy roads via Aberfoyle towards the West. You could include a visit to Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s largest Loch’s with islands large and small dotted within it. Or alternatively you can head into Glasgow for some city sightseeing.

In the afternoon continue on south west to Ardrossan where your ferry will leave at 18.00hr. You arrive on the Isle of Arran at 18.55hr and drive to your hotel.

Overnight on Arran.

Day 3
You have your entire day to spend on this unique island, which is like Scotland in miniature. Visit grand Brodick Castle and spend some time in the country park. You can take a walk on some of the Arran Coastal Path. Alternatively you can take a scenic drive around the island and dazzle your senses with a visit at Arran Aromatics, the famous manufacturer of nature based toiletries. Or immerse yourself in the taste of Arran with a visit to Arran Brewery and Arran Island Cheese (The Cheese Shop).

Overnight on Arran.

Day 4
Why not start the morning with a visit to Lochranza Distillery, Arran’s very own whisky distillery. Take the ferry from Lochranza-Claonaig to Kintyre early afternoon (at 13.15/14.30/15.45h), depending on time still spent on Arran. The ferry crossing only takes 30 minutes.

Explore the southern part of the Kintyre peninsula or stroll through Tarbert in the afternoon. Tarbert has a range of excellent pubs and seafood restaurants which are worth a visit. You will then hop onto the ferry from Tarbert to Portavadie (15 minutes past the hour every hour with the last sailing at 19.15hr). The crossing is only 25 minutes.

You arrive at Portavadie Marina for your next 2 overnights.

Day 5
There are many options for outdoor activities at Portavadie Marina, from Mountain Bike Hire, to hiking, kayaking and more. You can explore the Cowal Peninsula by car, visit Benmore Botanic Garden and the seaside town of Dunoon. Or you can take a day trip to the Island of Islay and visit some of their famous 8 whisky distilleries.
(Islay day tour timing schedule – we recommend to prebook if this trip is chosen -
CalMac: dep Portavadie 08.30h (arr Tarbert/Loch Fyne 08.55h)
CalMac: dep Kennacraig 09.45h (arr Port Ellen 12.05h – not Wednesdays!)
CalMac: dep Port Askaig 15.30h (arr Kennacraig 17.25h)
CalMac: dep Tarbert/Loch Fyne 18.15h (arr Portavadie 18.40h)

Overnight again at Portavadie Marina.

Day 6

It is time to leave Portavadie today but there is one more option to Island hop to the Isle of Bute.  Head from Portavadie to Colintraive, which is a 45 minute drive. Here you will take the ferry, which takes only 5 minutes to Rhubodache on the Isle of Bute (11.00 – 13.30hr every 30 minutes). Visit Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute, a beautiful mansion house in a stunning setting.

And finally it is time to head back to the mainland, leaving Bute early afternoon (14.00 or 15.00hr – 35 minute crossing) via Wemyss Bay and Glasgow, then on to Edinburgh. Your driving time to Edinburgh will be approximately 2 hours.

Overnight Edinburgh.

Day 7
Transfer to Edinburgh Airport and departure.

 

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BRITISH MANOR HOUSE TOUR
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Our first self drive tour starting from London has been completed and designed taking the experience of our London team into account. There is nothing quite like local knowledge...

Accommodation in:
1 night London  - Hendon Hall
1 night Warwickshire/ Stratford-upon-Avon area - Ettington Park Hotel
1 night Cheshire/ Nantwich area - Rookery Hotel & Spa at Nantwich
1 night West Yorkshire/Wetherby area - Wetherby at Wood Hall Hotel
2 nights North Yorkshire/ Yarm area - Crathorne Hall Hotel
1 night Edinburgh area - Norton House Hotel

Named accommodation is subject to availability.

Includes:
• 7 nights accommodation in 4 star country and manor houses, based on sharing a twin or double room with en-suite facilities;
• Breakfast daily, English/ Scottish or Continental depending on hotel;
• English Heritage Pass valid for 8 days with entry to over 100 attractions, reduced entry to hundreds of events and a souvenir book with maps.

Entrances include:
amongst others – Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Whitby Abbey, Chesters Roman Fort, Scarborough Castle;
• Service charge and VAT at the current rate of 20%;

Not included: Entrances
Care Hire: A rental car can be arranged through us.

Day 1
Arrival at the London Airport of your choice. Collect your hire car and make your way to Hendon where your first overnight will be at Hendon Hall Hotel in North London. If time allows make your way to Hampstead Heath in the afternoon, which is one of London’s most popular open spaces, situated just four miles (six kilometres) from Trafalgar Square. Overnight at Hendon Hall or similar.

Day 2

Your route today will take you via Oxford through the beautiful Cotswolds on to Stratford upon Avon. Enjoy some time sightseeing in the famous University town of Oxford before heading to Burford via the A40 – a good place for antique lovers. From here head to Bourton-on-the-Water, either via A40/A429 or via Rissingtons where you will find scenic country roads for more adventurous drivers – it is beautiful. On to Stow-on-the-Wold (A429) – or you can dip into the Slaughters for a less tourist-crowded experience and gorgeous photo opportunities by the river.
From here head to Chipping Camden or Broadway (via A424/A44) and take any route up to Stratford from there. Your number of stops today of course depend on time spent in Oxford and other towns.

Overnight at the Ettington Park Hotel or similar.

Day 3
Why not spend some time this morning visiting Stratford as well as perhaps venture out to Anne Hathaway’s (Shakespeare’s wife) or Mary Arden’s (Shakespeare’s mother) farm, the latter being less crowded. From here the route takes you further north and there are some worthwhile visits along the way – visit the Town of Warwick and Castle, which gives you a perfect sense of history. Also Kenilworth Castle is of particular interest for fans of the Tudors, there are castle ruins and a recently restored Elizabethan garden.

On route Coventry Cathedral and Lichfield, a medieval cathedral and National Memorial Arboretum, should not be missed. After Coventry make sure to bypass Birmingham on the east side to avoid big city traffic. Last stop of the day can be Stoke on Trent famous for its potteries, which can be admired at the Wedgewood museum.

Overnight tonight at the Rookery Hotel & Spa at Nantwich or similar.

Day 4
Leaving the hotel this morning and heading further north, there are a couple of options. For the “city trippers” take the route via Chester (A51), there is a lot of Roman history to be enjoyed. Then head to Liverpool where you will find a very interesting slavery museum at the docks. And then there is of course the Beatles connection and the Cavern Club. If time allows swing by the historic markets in Harrogate and Knaresborough (A56/ A59)
before checking in at your hotel in Wetherby.

History fans might want to consider a different route via Chatsworth House, the home of the Dukes of Devonshire and the Mitford Sisters. Also Haddon Hall, an Elisabethan manor house which is often used for period film locations. You will come across Eyam, the little ‘plague town’ and you can take a boat trip at Standedge Tunnel.

Overnight near Wetherby at Wood Hall Hotel or similar.

Day 5
Today’s route will take you into Yorkshire, the largest of all English counties with a very diverse landscape. Travelling the route via York, Scarborough and Whitby to Yarm where your next over night stop is, is not a challenging drive but still offers some North Yorkshire Moors experience.

Ensure some time for sightseeing in York as well as visiting Castle Howard, a stunning stately home. Scarborough was the first British seaside resort, it also has a castle and a port with some old fishing industry history. At Whitby you find coastal views, cliff walks, an old abbey - Bram Stoker found his inspiration for the famous book of Dracula here. It is also famous for its seafood, which is a must try.

The more adventurous driver can get an adrenalin kick from taking route A170 instead, which starts outside Thirsk with a very steep climb up the moors. Overnight at Crathorne Hall Hotel at Yarm, where you will spend 2 nights.

Day 6
You have more time today to explore this beautiful area of northern England. Travel to Hexam, an historic, bustling town in the heart of the Tyne Valley. Here you can visit the Abbey, before taking a walk along the Hadrian’s Wall Path, the Trail is an adventurous walk through stunning landscapes. It is a walk inspired by Britain’s greatest Roman monument, Hadrian’s Wall. Later travel on to Alston, the highest town in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Back to the hotel in Yarm for some time to relax and overnight.

Day 7
The last leg of your Britain tour will take you over the border and into Scotland. Take the coastal route to Scotland. We recommend a visit at Alnwick Castle – you might know Alnwick Castle from its starring role as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the first two Harry Potter films. Bamburgh Castle is also nearby which invites a photo stop capturing the castle, shoreline and Farne Island. Then continue to Berwick-upon-Tweed before heading up to Edinburgh for some sightseeing in Scotland’s Capital City.

Overnight at Norton House Hotel near Edinburgh or similar.

Day 8
Today you make the short transfer from the hotel to Edinburgh Airport for departure.

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 CASTLE & MANOR HOUSES
8 DAYS/ 7 NIGHTS
Accommodation:
1 night Edinburgh Houstoun House or Royal Scots Club
1 night Grampians Norwood Hall or Raemoir House
2 nights Highlands Mansfield Castle or Knockomie House
2 nights Argyll Stonefield Castle or Knipoch Hotel
1 night Edinburgh Royal Scots Club or Houstoun House or similar

Includes:
o 7 nights accommodation in 4 & 3 star Manor/ Townhouse and Castle style accommodation;
o Based on sharing a double room with private facilities;
o Breakfast daily, Scottish or Continental depending on hotel;
o Scottish Heritage Pass, giving fee entrance to historic properties of Historic Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland such as Edinburgh Castle, Urquhart Castle and many more.
o Service charge and VAT at 20%;

Not included: Entrances not listed above, car hire. A rental car can be reserved through us.

Day 1
Arrive Edinburgh airport and pick up self driver car. Your visit starts in Edinburgh, see the elegant Charlotte Square and the tree lined crescents of the 18th century Georgian New Town - both fine architectural examples of the period. Leave the car at the hotel and visit Princes Street, the city's main thoroughfare with its many shops and the peaceful gardens. Travel through the Old Town, steeped in history with its cobbled streets. The High Street was the centre of all activity in centuries gone by. Pass St Giles Cathedral, the City Chambers and John Knox House as you wander along the Royal Mile which extends from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House. Overnight in Edinburgh area at Houstoun House Hotel, Royal Scots Club or similar.

Day 2
Leave Edinburgh and cross the Forth Estuary via the impressive suspension bridge on M90 to Perth. The City of Perth is the former capital of Scotland and is situated at the head of the River Tay - famous for its salmon. Near Perth is Scone Palace, the private home of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield. The Palace has been a private home for over 400 years. As the former crowning place of Scottish Kings, the Palace boasts a magnificent collection of antiques - in particular ivories, porcelain and tapestries. Continue on the A93 north via Blairgowrie, the Devil's Elbow and Spittal of Glenshee to Braemar. See Crathie Church where the Royal Family attend Sunday service when holidaying at nearby Balmoral Castle. Overnight in the Royal Deeside area at Norwood Hall or similar.

Day 3
Traveling through the Cairngorm Mountains you will leave the area on the A941 to Dufftown and the Spey Valley. Many of the famous Malt whiskies are produced in this region - Cardhu, Glenlivet, Glenfiddich and Tamdhu to name but a few. Later in the day you will reach Elgin, an elegant city with the ruins of a magnificent medieval cathedral. Elgin is also a well known for its cashmere with its visitor centre and restored old mills. Continuing along the Moray Firth you will arrive in Nairn, an attractive family resort, well known for its beautiful sandy beaches and golf courses. The A96 will take you to Inverness passing Cawdor Castle. A family home for over 600 years, Cawdor Castle is surrounded by beautiful gardens and worth a visit. Shakespeare's Macbeth was thane of Cawdor and the castle is one for the traditional settings for Duncan's murder however the castle itself was built many years after the events of the play. From here drive Nairn or further north past Inverness to the hotel. Overnight in the wider Inverness area at Mansfield Castle or Knockomie.
 
Day 4
Spend your day at leisure in the area. Do some sightseeing in the city of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, which combines some rich and romantic history with the present. Alternatively you can travel further into the highlands to Gairloch with its turquoise waters and sandy beaches along the west coast. Or along the east coast to the stunning Dunrobin Castle. Overnight again at Mansfield Castle or Knockomie. Rabbie’s Top Tip: Wherever you decide to do today, ensure to include at visit to the Black Isle Brewing at Muir of Ord. This is a small, independent organic brewery, brewing some extraordinary beer. There are tours daily over the summer.

Day 5

From Inverness, follow the A82, south along Loch Ness, the most famous of all Scottish Lochs. It is around 800 feet deep and is famous for its monster ‘Nessie’. Loch Ness forms part of the Caledonian Canal which runs through the Great Glen. Continue via Invermoriston and to the next lochs in the canal – Loch Oich and Loch Lochy. You will arrive in Fort William situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain at 1344 meters. Continue the route along the coastal road A 828 into Argyll. Overnight at Stonefield Castle or Knipoch Hotel or similar.
 
Day 6
Today is free to discover this beautiful area. We recommend visit to Campbeltown, set on a deep bay sheltered by Davaar Island and the surrounding hills. Enjoy a guided tour and find out the secrets of whisky making in Kintyre at the Springbank Distillery, founded in 1828 by the Mitchell family - and still in their hands today. It retains the old distilling methods to make Longrow whisky, and welcomes visitors, provided you phone beforehand. Close by, Glenbarr Abbey is an 18th century Gothic mansion and visitor centre, offering a fascinating glimpse of family life in years gone by. The Heritage Centre is a treasure-trove of interesting information, artifacts and exhibits, with a comfortable tea room too. At the mouth of Campbeltown Loch is Davaar Island, reached by foot at low tide, with its cave paintings depicting the crucifixion. Far from ancient, they were painted in 1887 by Archibald MacKinnon, inspired by a dream. Overnight again in the area.
 
Day 7
You have the choice this morning to take the A85 or A83 towards Crianlarich. From here you can take a small detour to Killin to see the Falls of Dochart, the dramatic waterfalls rushing through the centre of the picturesque village. Drive along Loch Lubnaig through the beautiful Strathyre Forest towards the charming market town of Callander where you may wish to stop Loch Lubnaig through the beautiful Strathyre Forest towards the charming market town of Callander where you may wish to stop. The city of Stirling is also worth a visit. The historic Royal Burgh stands on a bend on the River Forth and is known as the 'Gateway to the Highlands' due to its strategic position. The imposing castle towers above the town on a 250 foot rock overlooking the nearby battlefield of Bannockburn. Around the town are various monuments commemorating famous Scottish patriots such as Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Last overnight in Edinburgh area at Houstoun House Hotel, Royal Scots Club or similar.

Day 8
Breakfast at the hotel and return to Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport. Drop-off of car before departure flight.

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ROYAL SCOTLAND
8 DAYS/ 7 NIGHTS

Accommodation:
2 nights in Edinburgh
1 night in Perthshire
1 night Aberdeenshire
1 night Inverness
1 night in Oban area
1 night in Trossachs area

Includes:
o 7 nights accommodation in hotels as per category given, in rooms with private facilities;
o Breakfast daily, Scottish or Continental depending on hotel;
o Entrance voucher to Royal Yacht Britannia;
o Service charge and VAT at 20%;
Not Included: Entrances not listed above, car hire. A rental car can be reserved through us.

Day 1
Arrive Edinburgh Airport and pick up self-drive car. Your first night will be spent in Edinburgh where we would recommend some visits that have a very firm royal connection. Of course there is Holyrood Palace, the official residence of the Queen on her visits to Scotland. There is also the Royal Yacht Britannia which has provided a home on the sea to the Royal Family on their travels. The Yacht is berthed in Leith and gives a great insight into Royal life. Overnight Edinburgh.

Day 2
Leave Edinburgh this morning and head over the Forth Road Bridge which was opened in 1964 by the present Queen, into the ancient Kingdom of Fife. From the bridge you will enjoy views of the Forth Rail Bridge. We recommend that you travel the coastal route to St Andrews, this will take you through some of the beautiful fishing villages. St Andrews has an ancient history - named after the patron saint of Scotland and said to be the final resting place of his remains. It is also widely known as the birthplace of Golf and more recently the location where the young royal couple William and Kate met and fell in love while attending St Andrews University. Where ever your interest lies, there will be a lot to see and do in this charming place. Rabbie’s Top Tip: Look in at ‘Fisher & Donaldson’ for fudge donuts and strawberry tarts in St Andrews! Later in the day leave St Andrews head north west into Perthshire. Overnight tonight will be in Perthshire area.
 
Day 3
This morning we would recommend a visit to Glamis Castle. Glamis Castle was the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes - Lyon, best know as Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Her second daughter, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdown, was born in the Castle. Did you know that since 1987 an illustration of the castle has features on the reverse side of the Royal Bank of Scotland's ten pound notes. Later that day, follow the A93 to Blairgowrie through an area known as 'Royal Deeside'. The road now climbs steadily through the skiing reigns of Glenshee towards Braemar. You will pass Crathie where you can stop to see the church where the Royal Family attends Sunday service when on holiday at Balmoral Castle. You can also visit Balmoral Castle but check in advance regarding opening times as the Castle is closed to visitors if the Royal Family is in residence. Overnight in the Royal Deeside/ Aberdeenshire area. Rabbie’s Top Tip: Visit Royal Lochnagar Distillery, just a mile or so along the banks of the River Dee from Balmoral Castle. It earned its royal warrant in 1848, when Queen Victoria selected Balmoral Castle as her holiday residence. Only tee days after she had arrived, the distillery manager John Begg made an invitation to Prince Albert to visit his distillery, knowing he was interested in all things mechanical. To his surprise, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their tee eldest children visited the next day. The rest, as the saying goes, is history.

Day 4
Travel today through the Grampian Mountains, along the A939, passing Tomintoul, the highest village in Great Britain, and onto Grantown on Spey. Here you can visit one of the many whisky distilleries in the area. Continue onto Nairn, a popular seaside resort famous for its golf course and beautiful sandy beaches. Time permitting you may wish visit to Cawdor Castle. The Castle is best known for its literary connections to William Shakespear's Scottish Play - Macbeth - the title character of the play was made Thane if Cawdor. The castle itself was built many years after the events of the play. Overnight in the Inverness area.

Day 5
Leave Inverness and drive south. Follow the shores of Loch Ness - the most famous loch in Scotland. You may wish to stop at Urquhart Castle on the shores of the Loch. The castle is where most sightings of the famous Loch Ness Monster "Nessie" are reported. Continue along the A82 along the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus. Just before Fort William make a little detour to Glenfinnan along the A830. The Glenfinnan Monument is situated on the scenic "Road to the Isles". Set amid superb Highland scenery at the head of Loch Sheil, it was erected in 1815 in tribute to the clansmen who fought and died for the Jacobite cause. Despite its inspired beginnings, the 1745 campaign came to a grim conclusion on the Culloden Battlefield in 1746. You can find out more about Bonnie Prince Charlie's campaign at the Visitor Centre. Rabbie’s Top Tip: You will also see the 21 arch single track viaduct built between 1897 and 1901 made famous in the Harry Potter films. From here continue via Fort William, situated at the foot of Ben Nevis Britain's highest mountain and Loch Linnhe before stopping for overnight in the Oban area.
 
Day 6
Travel south day from Oban through Kilmartin Glen. Kilmartin Glen is located between Oban and Lochgilphead. The glen is home to more than 350 ancient monuments within a six mitre radius of the village, with 150 of them being prehistoric. Spend time at Lady Glassary Wood - site of standing stones and the Temple Wood stone circle. Find out more about the area in the Kilmartin House Museum of Ancient Culture, located within the town itself. In the south of the glen you will find the remains of the fortress of Dunadd, marking the royal centre of Dalriada where ancient kings were crowned. Later follow the shores of Loch Lomond, the largest and perhaps most beautiful of all Scottish Lochs through the Trossachs region, passing Drymen Aberfoyle. Overnight in the Trossachs area.
 
Day 7
Travel to Edinburgh via Stirling and return car at airport before checking-in for departure flight.

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SCOTTISH HEROES
8 DAYS/ 7 NIGHTS
Accommodation:
1 night in Trossachs area
1 night in Fort William area
2 night in Inverness area
2 nights in Royal Deeside
1 night in Perthshire

Included:
o 7 nights accommodation in hotels as per category given, in rooms with private facilities;
o Breakfast daily, Scottish or Continental depending on hotel;
o Ferry Mallaig to Armadale
o Service charge and VAT at 20%;
Not Included: Entrances & car hire. A rental car can be reserved through us.

Day 1
Arrive Edinburgh Airport. Head north from Edinburgh towards Stirling, where you may want to visit the Wallace Monument, a tower standing on the summit of Abbey Craig, a volcanic crag. It commemorates Sir William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish hero. Wallace was said to have watched the gathering of the army of English King Edward I, just before the battle of Stirling bridge. Visitors can climb the spiral staircase to the viewing gallery inside the monument’s crown, which provides expansive views of the Ochil Hills and the Forth Valley. Later head into the Trossachs area for overnight.

Day 2
If time allows this morning visit the Rob Roy Visitor Centre in Callander. At the centre you will learn more about this Robin Hood of Scotland and life in Scotland during his life time. Continue travelling through the Trossachs, also called the Highlands in Miniature, one of the most scenic areas in Scotland with its pine and heather covered hills, waterfalls and lochs.
 
On to Inverary, situated on Loch Fyne. Inverary Castle, the seat of Clan Campbell, the Dukes of Argyll, is worth a visit. Continue your trip from here to Fort William with overnight in the area.
 
Day 3
Leaving For William this morning, take the road to Skye (A830). Make a stop at Glenfinnan Monument which has been erected in tribute to the clansmen who fought and died in the Jacobite cause. Despite its inspired beginnings, Prince Charlie's 1745 campaign to claim the tone of Scotland, came to a grim conclusion on the Culloden battlefield in 1746. Continue from here to Mallaig and take the ferry over to the Isle of Skye. You can discover the south of the Island before heading back over the Skye Bridge back to the mainland and on to Inverness. Overnight in the Inverness area.

Rabbie’s Top Tip:
Inverness boasts a statue of the great Flora MacDonald, who aided Bonnie Prince Charlie during his period as a fugitive in the Highlands and Islands. She was brave enough to disguise the prince in female clothes allowing him to assume the identity of her personal maid servant Betty Burke as they crossed the stormy waters of the minch from the western Isles to Skye. Flora became a heroine outliving her prince by 2 years. Flora’s was the biggest funeral ever to be seen in the Highlands.

Day 4
Today you will have time to discover the area around Inverness and maybe even spend the day travelling further north. We recommend an excursion into remoter parts, heading along the east coast. Dunrobin Castle makes a great place for a visit. Closer to Inverness you might want to pay a visit to the organic Black Isle Brewery. Continue on to Inverness for overnight in the area.

Day 5
Leaving Inverness this morning, head fist to Culloden Moor, scene of the crushing defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army in 1746. Now continue via Nairn, a popular seaside resort famous for its gold courses and beautiful sandy beaches, on the A939 to Granton-on-Spey. Continue on this route to Ballater and Braemar. Overnight in the Royal Deeside area.

Day 6
You can enjoy the day in the area, visiting one of the many Castles of the Grampian Region or travel through the Cairngorm Mountains on the A941 to Dufftown, and the Spey Valley, centre of the whisky industry in Scotland. Many of the famous Malt whiskies are produced in this region - Cardhu, Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Tamdhu and Macallan, to name only a few. Return back to Royal Deeside area later that afternoon to relax.

Day 7
Time to leave beautiful Royal Deeside. Leave over the pass of Glenshee, which in the winter is a popular skiing area. From here the road descends steadily towards Blairgowrie. Once in Perth we recommend you visit Scone Palace, the ancient seat of Scottish Kings. Today it is the private home of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield. Alternatively you can spend some time sightseeing in the small market town of Perth. Overnight in the Perthshire area.
 
Day 8
Head back to Edinburgh this morning and on to the airport to drop off your car and check in for your departure flight.

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CLIFFS, COASTS & CASTLES
9 DAYS/ 8 NIGHTS

Accommodation:
1 night in Fife
2 nights in Grampian/ Royal Deeside area
2 night in Gairloch/ Wester Ross area
2 night in Fort William area
1 night in Stirling area
Tour includes 1 overnight in a castle style hotel!

Included:
o 7 nights accommodation in hotels as per category given, in rooms with private facilities;
o 1 night in a castle style hotel;
o Breakfast daily, Scottish or Continental depending on hotel;
o Service charge and VAT at 20%;

Not Included: Entrances, car hire, ferry booking to Skye. A rental car and the ferry crossing can be reserved through us.
 
Day 1
After arrival at Edinburgh airport, cross the impressive suspension bridge over the Forth Estuary and head into the ancient Kingdom of Fife. Following the East Coast and passing through the quaint small fishing villages of Largo, Pittenweem, Anstruther and Crail. Overnight in Fife.

Rabbie’s Top Tip: Anstruther is famous for Fish & Chips but the locals would choose Pittenweem Fish and Chip Shop instead!

Day 2
Take some time this morning to discover St Andrews, Scotland’s famous university town and centre of golfing history. Continue to travel north via Dundee on to Coupar Angus, where you may want to visit 17th century Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the Queen Mother. Later travel via Blairgowrie and the Pass of Glenshee to Braemar, where the Royal Highland Games take place each year, attended by the Royal Family. Overnight in the Royal Deeside area.

Day 3
For a day excursion in the area follow the A92 coastal road to Stonehaven. Take a walk and visit nearby Dunnotar Castle, a ruined fortress perched on a rocky cliff 160 feet above the sea. Return inland towards Banchory. Here you could visit Crathes Castles which is famous for its beautiful gardens, before you follow the A93 road, pass Aboyne and arrive in Ballater. If open, see nearby Balmoral Castle, the family holiday home of the Royal Family for over a century. Returning back to your hotel in the area later in the afternoon. Overnight as day 2.

Day 4
This morning it is time to leave the Royal Deeside and travel through the Spey Valley, with its many famous Malt whisky distilleries, such as Cardhu, Glenlivet, Glenfiddich and Tamdhu, to name only a few. Continue via Nairn, popular seaside resort famous for its golf course and beautiful sandy beaches, to Inverness. Heading further northwest from here and into Wester Ross. You will pass beautiful Loch Maree, if time allows stop for a short nature walk here. Later arrival at Gairloch for overnight.

Day 5
Today you have all day to spend in this beautiful part of the world. You can drive through Badaco on the B8056 to Red Point beach where you can go for a walk between the beautiful high sand dunes. On a clear day you will be able to look over to the Isle of Skye. Or visit Rua Reidh Lighthouse – leave the car behind at the signposted parking spot and walk the last 3 miles to the lighthouse. There is a small visitor centre and the option to look over the Atlantic from the viewing area. Overnight in the Gairloch area.

Day 6
Time to leave Wester Ross and travel through some spectacular scenery this morning. You head back to Loch Maree and turn onto the A896 to Torridon and Shieldaig. Travelling along the A896 there is a turnoff to Appelcross, a beautiful little highland village worth visiting. Be careful though, the single track road leading there is not for the faint hearted. Later continue to Loch Carron and to Dornie. Here you can visit Eilean Donan Castle which has been made famous by the film ‘the Highlander’. Continue on to Fort William, which lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis - Britain's highest mountain at 1344 meters. If you travel via Invermoriston and Fort Augustus you can also take a glance at the south end of famous Loch Ness! Overnight in Fort William area.

Day 7
After breakfast, take the A861 road towards the West Coast, passing Glenfinnan Monument. Onto Arisaig and Mallaig where you take the ferry to Armadale on the Isle of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides islands. Maybe there is time to visit the Clan Donald Centre near Armadale, before driving along the main road to Broadford and Portree. Later that day return back to Fort William via the Skye Bridge. Overnight again in Fort William.

Day 8
Leaving Fort William today, follow the A828 which takes a winding route through beautiful coastal scenery. At Connel turn off to travel over the Pass of Brander. At the north side of Loch Awe is Kilchurn Castle which is worth a visit! Continue past Tyndrum and later follow the banks of Loch Lomond on at he A82, Scotland’s largest and probably most beautiful loch. Make a stop at the conservation village of Luss. Overnight in the Stirling area.
 
Day 9
Depending on departure time there might be time to pay a visit to Stirling this morning and see the castle. Later transfer to Edinburgh airport for check in and departure.

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SCOTTISH MYSTERIES & LEGENDS
10 DAYS/ 9 NIGHTS
Accommodation:
1 night Edinburgh
2 nights Royal Deeside
2 nights Inverness area
2 nights Isle of Skye
2 nights Trossachs area

Included:
o 9 nights accommodation in hotels as per category given, in rooms with private facilities;
o Mercat’s Tours ‘Ghost & Ghouls’ Walking Tour in Edinburgh;
o Breakfast daily, Scottish or Continental depending on hotel;
o Service charge and VAT at 20%;
Not Included: Entrances not listed above, car hire, ferry booking to Skye is not included but can be booked in advance if required.

Day 1
Arrive at Edinburgh Airport, collect your hire car and make your way to the hotel to check-in. In the afternoon you may want to travel south of Edinburgh to explore the myths and legends of the ancient Rosslyn Chapel. Alternatively, discover the mysteries of Edinburgh, Scotland’s Capital City. The Old Town in particular, is host to many mysterious stories such as that of Major Weir, a wizard who lived near the Grassmarket and sent his walking stick out on errands!

Tonight, you will join the ‘Ghost and Ghouls’ walking tour with Mercat Tours. Leaving the Mercat Cross on the Royal Mile, you will learn about the dark past of Edinburgh’s Old Town as you follow your guide (English Speaking) through the narrow closes and haunted underground vaults that witnessed centuries of murder, torture, hangings and plague.

Overnight Edinburgh.

Day 2
Leaving Edinburgh today, follow the signs to Perth and take the A94 to Glamis Castle. With over 600 years of history, the Castle is full of intrigue and has been described as the most haunted Castle in Scotland!

Head further North on the A90 towards Brechin and from here, take the minor road towards Bridgend. This road passes between the White and Brown Caterhuns – the remote remains of two Iron Age forts which sit on neighbouring hilltops. On the Northern banks of the White Caterhun you will find a magic stone which, according to folklore, will make you rich if touched in moonlight!

Continuing on this road you will reach Edzell Castle where a white lady roams the area. Follow the B974 over the Cairn-O-Mount and into Royal Deeside.

Overnight Royal Deeside area.
 
Day 3
Today you have some time to spend in the area of Royal Deeside, which has so much to offer! Keep an eye on the kirk yards of Royal Deeside, many of which date back over 1000 years. While in the area you might also want to include a visit to a whisky distillery and let the guide tell you about the ‘angel’s share’! Royal Lochnagar Distillery is close by and will lend itself for a visit. As a child, Lord Byron stayed at a farm just east of Ballater. He wrote the poem 'Dark Lochnagar' about the area, which was later arranged by Beethoven. Also nearby is Balmoral Castle, the holiday residence of the Queen. The Castle itself will offer some ghostly stories and there are some lovely nature trails around to be enjoyed. Please check Balmoral Castle opening times to avoid disappointment. Further shorter forest walks can be found around Dinnet and Glen Tanar.

Overnight again in Royal Deeside area.

Day 4
Follow the road through the Dee Valley. West of the Cairngorms you will find the second highest mountain in Britain - Ben Macdui. Many people speak of the Grey Man of Ban Macdui; a giant who is oft seen wandering the mountain tops in the fog and snow.

Now take the A939 via Tomintoul to Grantown-on-Spey. Head north over Dava Moor where the Scottish King Macbeth met with the three witches as described in Shakespere’s play. From here, follow the signs to Inverness until you reach Culloden. It is here that the English army defeated the Scottish Jacobite troops under Bonnie Prince Charlie in a gruesome battle which was to be the last ever fought on British Soil.

Overnight in the Inverness area.

Day 5
From Inverness, continue North over the Black Isle. The A832 takes you to Fortrose, where you will find a monument for the Brahan Seer. One of the most famous seers in Scotland in the 17th century, he predicted the arrival of the locomotive in the Scottish Highlands. Unfortunately he came to a terrible end – he was burnt alive in a barrel of tar after making an indiscreet prediction!

Rabbie’s Top Tip:
From Fortrose take a small detour to Chanonry Point – one of the best onshore sites in Scotland from which to view Dolphins!

Continue to Cromarty and discover the tale of Captain John Reid who caught a singing mermaid in the dropping cave along the shore. Return back to the Inverness area for overnight.

Day 6
Today head to Loch Ness, where we recommend a visit at Urquhart Castle. Did you know that from this place the monster had most frequently been spotted. At the Loch Ness 2000 exhibition you can get an interesting insight into the phenomenon of Loch Ness and its alleged monster.  Now follow the A87 further West and on to the Isle
of Skye over the Skye Bridge by Kyle of Lochalsh. On the main road by Sliachan a phantom car was sighted several times - an Austin from 1934! The car approaches from behind, overtakes and then disappears...

Overnight on the Isle of Skye.
 
Day 7
You may want to head to Dunvegan Castle today, the ancient seat of the Clan MacLeod. At the Castle, you will see the remains on an ancient silk flag which is said to date back to the 4th Century.

Legend has it that the banner was woven by fairies for the Clan to use just three times as protection. So far, it has been used only twice!

Rabbie’s Top Tip:
Staying with the theme of fairies today – at Uig you can visit Fairy Glen. Take the road to Sheader, which runs up behind the Uig Hotel. This leads to a glen which at the top end has a number of small lochs, and small conical shaped hills, which give the appearance of a miniature landscape. You can also get a good overall view of the Fairy Glen from the Glen Conon road. You will find the entrance to this road opposite the post office in Uig. While using these roads for sightseeing, remember that local people are also using these roads to go about their daily business so be careful not to block the road for others.

Overnight on the Isle of Skye.

Day 8

From the south of the Island, take the ferry from Armadale to Mallaig. Back on the mainland, the A830 takes you south to Loch Morar where there have been many unexplained sightings. The story is that Loch Morar is home to Morag – a monster similar to the infamous Nessie!

Rabbie’s Top Tip:
Turn off onto the old Coastal Road B8008 from Morar and enjoy the stunning views across to Rum, Eigg and Muck. Be sure to stop off at beautiful sands at Cambusdarach Beach, made famous by the film ‘Local Hero’.

Continue your journey to Fort William where you can discover more about the area’s history at the West Highland Museum in the centre of the town. The museum is also said to have a ghost – a former curator who can still be heard tapping away at the typewriter.

Head south through eerie Glencoe, Crianlarich and Loch Earnhead into the Trossachs.

Overnight in the Trossachs area.

Day 9
Take some time to explore the Trossachs. You can visit the Visitor Centre in Callander and learn about Rob Roy who lived in the area.

Travel via the A821 to Loch Katrine and Aberfoyle towards the west. Doon Hill and the Old Kirk in Aberfoyle are associates with the Reverend Robert Kirk, a priest who is notorious for his belief in fairies! As Robert was a seventh son, he was said to have been gifted with a second sight and he chatted to fairies frequently. One night in 1692, he was found dead on Doon Hill and has haunted the hill ever since.

It is said that by now the fairies have turned him into one of the high spruce trees which grow on the top of the hill. You will find a sign posted path leading you to the top.

Rabbie’s Top Tip:
You can take the ferry to Inchmahome Priory which sits on an idyllic island in the middle of the Lake of Mentieth.

Overnight in the Trossach area.

Day 10
Time to head toward the airport. If time allows we recommend at visit to the Royal Burgh of Stirling, maybe even visit Stirling Castle with its newly refurbished Royal Apartments. Find out all about the famous Stirling Heads!!

From here Edinburgh and Glasgow are easily reached. Drop off hire car and departure.
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IRISH COUNTRY HOTELS & CASTLES
10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

Accommodation in:
1 night Dublin - Buswells Hotel or similar
2 nights Cork area - Castle Hotel or Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel
2 nights Killarney area - Arbutus Hotel or similar
1 night Adare, County Limerick - Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel or similar
2 nights County Clare - Armada Hotel or similar
1 night County Cavan - Cabra Castle Hotel or similar

Named accommodation is subject to availability.

Explore the highlights of Ireland and stay in style in some of the most beautiful manor  houses the country has to offer. This tour includes 1 Free Night and a night in a castle!

Includes:
• 9 nights for the price of 8 in 4 star country and manor house s, also 1 castle style hotel;
• Based on sharing a twin or double room with private facilities;
• Breakfast daily, Irish or Continental depending on hotel;
• Service charge and VAT at the current rate;

Not included: Entrances, car hire. A rental car can be arranged through us.

Day 1
Arrive Dublin Airport and pick up self drive car. Your holiday starts in Dublin with the opportunity to explore the capital at your leisure. Why not visit Trinity College, home of the Book of Kells or the famous Guinness Storehouse for a pint of the black stuff!

Day 2
Leave Dublin for County Cork. You will travel south through the Wicklow Mountains and on to Waterford, the home of ‘Waterford Crystal’, where you can take a tour at the factory. From Waterford you continue along the south coast through seaside resorts and fishing villages such as Tramore and Dungarvan before reaching your base at Garryvoe (or similar) where you will stay for 2 nights.

Day 3
Today is a flexible day to do as you please. Visit the village of Cobh where the Titanic left land for the final time on its fateful maiden voyage to America. There is a dedicated Titanic Experience Museum in the old offices of the White Star Line. Located nearby in the town of Midelton, take a tour of the Old Midelton Distillery, home to Jameson’s one of Ireland’s premier whiskeys.

Day 4
Spend the morning (or perhaps the whole day!) visiting Blarney Castle and Gardens. Climb all the steps in the castle for your chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone! A lovely little village for a bite of lunch and a bit of shopping before travelling to Killarney for your 2 nights stay. Enjoy the afternoon/early evening taking a horse drawn carriage ride through Killarney National Park or visiting Ross Castle.

Day 5
Today you have the opportunity to drive one of the world’s classic routes, the Ring of Kerry. Discover the history and scenery of the area from ancient ring forts and historic houses to small fishing villages and beautiful beaches. This is a day packed full of interest and photo opportunities.

Day 6
Start the day by driving the Dingle Peninsula for stunning views and some shopping in the quirky Dingle village before taking the short journey to Adare, described as ‘Ireland’s prettiest village’. Spend the afternoon exploring the historic and beautiful village with its thatched roofs and local heritage centre.

Day 7
Have a relaxing start to the day with a visit to Limerick City, Ireland’s City of Culture 2014. Sitting on the banks of the River Shannon Limerick is a bustling modern city with a rich medieval past. Spend time exploring the ancient street packed with shops and restaurants. Time permitting drive the coastline of Shannon estuary to Miltown Malbay, your base for 2 nights.

Day 8
Today’s highlight is a visit to the Cliffs of Moher, which drop almost 700 feet straight into the crashing Atlantic waves. Here you can walk the cliff top trails, watch the numerous seabirds or visit the award winning environmental exhibition. Time permitting you may also wish to visit Ailwee Caves or The Burren.

Day 9
Stay tonight in a traditional Irish Castle! In the morning you have a choice of routes through County Clare to the lively city of Galway. Here you could visit the cathedral and have lunch in a traditional pub by the harbour. In the afternoon options include visiting the ancient monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise, the historic lakeside town of Athlone or Ireland’s oldest distillery at Kilbeggan before arriving at Cabra Castle.

Day 10
Have breakfast in the hotel before taking the 1 hour drive back to Dublin airport and returning your car before check in at the airport for your departure flight.

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TRAIN TOUR OF SCOTLAND
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Accommodation in:
1 night Edinburgh
1 night Pitlochry
1 night Inverness
2 nights Isle of Skye
1 night Fort William
1 night Glasgow

Recommended arrival days:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (due to limited bus services on Skye, Sunday stays on the island should be avoided).
Note : Clients might find that not all hotel accommodation booked is
within walking distance, comfortable to them. We recommend that all accommodation location is checked by the client in advance of their travel. Clients are responsible for their own transport to the hotel, where required.

Includes:
• 7 nights accommodation in a mixture of 3 and 4 star  accommodation (hotel, inn, guest house);
• Breakfast daily
, Scottish or Continental depending on hotel;
• 8 Day Freedom of Scotland Travel Pass including handling fee and postage within the UK. Tickets are based on standard class (valid on all trains except for travel before 0915 Mondays to Fridays, (with exception of trains between Glasgow-Oban/Fort William/Mallaig and Inverness- Kyle/Wick/Thurso.). NOT valid on the Jacobite Steam Train service between Mallaig- Fort William. Timetable and inclusions can be downloaded from Scotland Travelpass or in advance of travel. For bus timetables on Skye please visit: Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach Bus.
Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Armadale to Mallaig.

• Service charge and VAT at 20%;

Not included: Entrances

Day 1
Arrival in Edinburgh or indeed Glasgow (Glasgow to Edinburgh trains run every 15 minutes and take 50 minutes). Spend the rest of the day to visit some of the capitals tourist attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia, and the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre.

Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 2
Today, you will catch the train to Perth. This service leaves Edinburgh across the Forth Estuary, travelling on the famous Forth Rail Bridge. During your journey you will see beautiful coastal and inland scenery. On arrival in Perth, free time for sightseeing of this small market city which was once the capital city of Scotland. With accommodation in Pitlochry, jump back on the train and make the short journey to this charming highland town, the gateway to the highlands.
 
Overnight in Pitlochry.

Day 3
Today take a morning train to Inverness and spend the afternoon exploring the city they call the capital of the Highlands. Take a stroll to Inverness Castle, currently used as a courthouse. Enjoy the fine circular walk from the castle along the river and through the Ness Islands. Time permitting take the free shuttle bus from the Tourist Information centre at Bridge Street, which takes you to Loch Ness pier. From here you can take a boat trip on this famous loch, best known for its fabled Loch Ness Monster.

Overnight in the Inverness area.

Day 4
Today take the train for the 2 hours 40 minutes journey to Kyle of Lochalsh on the West coast of Scotland along this most scenic railway! Arrive at Kyle of Lochalsh and board the local bus service, which will take you across Skye Bridge and onto the Isle of Skye or the misty isle as it is called.

Overnight on Isle of Skye.

Day 5
Free day for exploring the Isle of Skye. Visit can include the Clan Donald centre near Armadale, or if you’d like to venture further why not hire bicycles to explore the rest of the island?

Overnight on Isle of Skye.

Day 6
Today you will catch the ferry from Armadale to Mallaig, back on the
mainland. This beautiful little town is the gateway to the Western Isles.
In the afternoon board the train to Fort William, on the route described as one of the great
railway journeys.
Overnight
Fort William/ Corpach
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Day 7
Depart in the morning by train to Glasgow. In the afternoon spend some time discovering this vibrant and stylish city, with its various galleries and shops. The open top bus tour is highly recommended as it will take you
round the main sights.

Overnight in Glasgow.

Day 8
Today you will leave Glasgow by train and return to Edinburgh for departure home.

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WEST HIGHLAND TRAIN AND FERRY EXPLORER
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Accommodation in:
1 night Edinburgh
1 night Glasgow
2 nights Oban
2 nights Mallaig
1 night Edinburgh

Clients are able to add nights in any of the locations on request basis. An additional 3 nights – making it a 10 day tour – will allow guests to experience all the excursions mentioned in the program. All excursions mentioned below have to be pre-booked by the clients prior to travel. This can be any time after the tour has been booked to allow the guests to consider their options. The excursions are not accompanied but are self guided by guests.

Includes:
• 7 nights accommodation in 3 star accommodation (hotel, country inn, guest house), based on sharing a twin or double room with en-suite facilities;
• Breakfast daily, English/ Scottish or Continental depending on hotel;
• 3 ferry day tours as per program including entrance to attraction where applicable – some of the tours require a supplement. Excursions are self guided;
• Service charge and VAT at the current rate of 20%;

Not included: Entrances

Day 1
Arrive in Edinburgh and check in at the hotel. Free time to explore the city.

Overnight Edinburgh.

Day 2
Leave Edinburgh early and head to Glasgow Queen Street Station, where luggage can be stored. There are various options for you to choose from today. Of course you are able to spend the day in Glasgow sightseeing and shopping. Alternatively there are a couple of excursions to the nearby Kintyre islands for your choice:

- Day trip to Bute/ Mount Stuart from Wemyss Bay (Option A)
Discover award winning Mount Stuart, one of Britain’s most spectacular Victorian Gothic mansions and one of the world’s great houses.
- or
Day trip to Arran/ Brodick from Ardrossan (Option B)
Sail to Arran, for a great day of history and heritage on a visit to beautiful Brodick Caslte, garden & Country Park. This grand red sandstone baronial-style castle becames Scotland’s first island Country Park in 1980.

Transport to the properties on the islands is included in the package. Connection time with the bus service may vary.
Return back to Glasgow after your excursion for overnight.

Day 3
Depart from Glasgow after some more time for sightseeing or shopping. Depart from Glasgow Queen Street Station today and head by West Highland Line to Oban. Trains depart Glasgow at 10.37hr or 12.21hr and arrive in Oban at 13.42hr or 15.27hr.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon and evening in the seafood capital of Scotland. You may also want to pay a visit to Oban Distillery which is set right in the centre of Oban. Take a stroll along the pier and visit Dunollie Castle.

Overnight Oban.

Day 4

Your options for a day out today are
– Day out on Mull & Iona  (option C)
This tour takes you on a morning sailing to Craignure where you’ll continue your scenic journey through the Isle of Mull to Fionnphort. From here you’ll travel on to Iona, one of Scotland’s most sacred and historic site.
- or
Day out on Staffa & Treshnish Isles (option D)
* supplement applies, ask your travel representative about this
Visit unique Staffa, best known for its fascinating caves and magnificent basalt columns and walk into Fingal’s Cave. Get up close and personal to nature’s wonders at harp rock, one of the most accessible seabird colonies off our coast.

Return back to Oban in the afternoon for overnight.

Day 5

The West Highland Line will take you away from Oban today and you will travell on one of the world’s most scenic train routes, including the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, to the little harbour village of Mallaig.
Depart Oban at 12.56hr (Sun 12.11hr), to arrive in Mallaig at 17.43hr.

Overnight in the beautiful small fishing port of Mallaig, overlooking the south side of the Isle of Skye.

Day 6

You have 2 options for excursions today from Mallaig – Day out on Skye & Clan Donald (utilise your freedom of Scotland Rail Pass for this tour) Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebridean Islands, recently voted the 4th best island in the world by National Geographic magazine. Taking the ferry over to the island visit the magnificent Clan Donald Skye estate at Armadale with its 40 acre woodland garden and the imposing ruin of Armadale Castle and museum.
- or
Day out with Small Isles Cruise (non-landing – option F)
Enjoy this great non-landing day tour to the sublime beautiful Small Isles. Each day offers different island options, all with magnificent scenery and the chance to see some of the region’s wonderfully rich and varied wildlife from the ferry, including porpoises, dolphins, seals and basking sharks. Relax and enjoy the views on this beautiful cruise.

Overnight again in Mallaig.

Day 7
It is time to leave the Highland and head back south. Depart Mallaig at 10.10h and after a wonderfully relaxing and scenic journey you will arrive in Edinburgh at 16.36h. Enjoy your late afternoon and evening in Edinburgh, take a stroll through the streets and closes in the Old Town and reminisce over the experiences you have made over the past few days on the west coast of Scotland.

Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 8

Transfer to Edinburgh Airport and departure.

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