3 Day / 2 Night Scottish Highland Experience from Edinburgh – Spirit Journeys Worldwide

Description

Start and end in Edinburgh! With the discovery tour 3 Day / 2 Night Scottish Highland Experience from Edinburgh, you have a 3-day tour package through Edinburgh, Scotland, and two other destinations in Scotland.

This 3 Day / 2 Night Scottish Highland Experience from Edinburgh includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport, and more.

Itinerary

Today we leave the Capital City of Scotland and start our drive north to the Scottish Highlands. As you travel over the Forth Road Bridge, you enter the Kingdom of Fife, where our first stop will be at Aberdour Castle, which is probably one of Scotland’s oldest standing castles, built in the 11th Century.

Carry on to Perthshire, the heart of Scotland as its also known. With its many Glens and Forests, we will stop at some off-the-beaten-track for some of those “Kodak” picture moments.

Then we reach the Highlands of Scotland, the real Scotland that you dream about, and our homeland.

Overnight in a bed and breakfast in the Inverness area

Today we explore the Highlands of Scotland, starting with the Capital City “Inverness”. An ancient stronghold of the Picts and was once visited by St Columba. Hear the history of this city.

We will then visit Culloden, the last ever-pitched battle to be held on British Soil. The battle also changed the Highlands of Scotland forever. Hear all about this from our historian guide and the lasting effects it had on the Highland people.

Overnight Bed and Breakfast in the Inverness Area

Today we leave the Capital of the Highlands and travel down the shores of Loch Ness, stopping at Urquhart Castle, where you will hear all about over 1000 years of history and conflict it has seen.

Carry on down the Great Glen stopping at Fort Augustus to see the canal locks. Onto Fort William, where we will stop to explore for a short time before carrying onto the scenic Glencoe, one of the most scenic and famous Highland Glens. Leaving Glencoe behind we travel across the Trossachs also known as the “Highlands in miniature” and the stomping ground of “Rob Roy MacGregor” one of Scotland’s many famous heroes. Finally reaching back to Edinburgh, we hope we have given you a short taste of the highlands.

Be sure to return, as you will always be sure of a warm welcome

Turas math dhuidh! (Have a good journey)

 

Tour info

Duration
3 days
Group Size
At least 1
Price starts at
TBD
Languages
English
Meeting Point

Scottish Highlands

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Why take this tour?

Scotland, land of Celtic myth, history, and breathtaking beauty, has countless treasures crammed into its relatively compact territory – from big skies to ancient architecture, from spectacular wildlife to superb seafood and to top it all incredibly friendly, hospitable, and down-to-earth people.

Outside the ancient and beautiful UNESCO World Heritage capital city, Edinburgh, and other urban centres like Glasgow, once home to the largest shipping industry in the world but now a lively city of art, culture, great dining, and bars, the visitor is entranced by mountains glistening with the silver threads of icy rivers and waterfalls tumbling from highlands to lowlands. Here you’ll find villages with stations where you need to put your hand out to request a train stops and then suddenly, around the next mountain corner, a landscape peppered with gleaming lochs and expansive vistas.

Scotland has some of the last significant wilderness areas left in Western Europe. Here you can see golden eagles soar above the lochs and mountains of the northern Highlands, watch minke whales off the coast of Mull and spot otters tumbling in the kelp along the shores of the Outer Hebrides.

Scotland is also an adventure playground: you can tramp the sub-arctic tundra plateau of the Cairngorms, sea kayak among the seal-haunted mystic isles of the Outer Hebrides, mountain bike on world-class trails near Scotland’s highest mountain, trek along the valley or mountain trails and balance along tightrope narrow ridges between the peaks of the great Cuillins on Skye or take a speedboat ride into the legendary white water of the Corryvreckan whirlpool.

Scotland is a land with a rich and multilayered history. A place where every corner of the landscape is steeped in the past. A deserted croft on an island shore is a testament to generations past.

Included

  • 2 Nights Accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast Basis

  • Expert English Speaking guide

  • Transport

  • Entrances where mentioned

Excluded

  • Tips

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Things to know

Essential Info

Luggage space is limited on this tour. Please only take one small overnight bag with you. There is left luggage at Waverley train station Edinburgh where you can store excess luggage.

Luggage space is limited on this tour. Please only take one small overnight bag with you. There is left luggage at Waverley train station Edinburgh where you can store excess luggage.

Tour Suitability

Solo: Yes
Couples: Yes
Children: Yes
Groups: Yes
Wheelchairs: No

Solo: Yes
Couples: Yes
Children: Yes
Groups: Yes
Wheelchairs: No

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