West Highlands & Islands – Loch Ness – Inverness – Royal Deeside – Perthshire –
Fife – Edinburgh

INCLUSIONS

  • 3 night accommodation in the chosen category with facilities inclusive of Scottish breakfast.
  • Freedom Cruise on Loch Ness – visit to Urquhart Castle included
  • Service & VAT
  • Car Hire, Toyota Aygo manual transmission or similar. See car rental condition at the end of this document.

Not included: Flights – lunches, dinners and beverages

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DAY 1 EDINBURGH – GLASGOW – OBAN AREA


On arrival in Edinburgh/Glasgow Airport, pick up your car rental and start your journey. You will drive through the area known as the Trossachs, in the heart of Scotland. Make a stop at Stirling Castle – Stirling has many reminders of the famous William Wallace, star of the film “Braveheart”. Continue around the scenic Loch Lomond and through the Argyll Forest one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. Make a stop at Inveraray on the banks of Loch Fyne where you can visit Inveraray Castle or Inveraray Jail, which tells the tale of prison life in the 18th & 19th centuries. Continue north to the Oban area for overnight.
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DAY 2 OBAN – FORT WILLIAM – LOCH NESS – INVERNESS


After breakfast explore Oban with a visit to McCaigs Tower from where you can see the island of Mull and beyond on a clear day. Departing Oban journey north to Fort William which nestles at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland. Take a ride on the Anoch Mor Gondola and enjoy some magnificent views across to the West and East coasts of Scotland. From Fort William travel northeast through the Great Glen towards Inverness. En-route you will travel along the Caledonian Canal which links Fort William and Inverness and of which Loch Ness forms a part. Travel along the banks of this famous loch keeping an open eye for the famous monster “Nessie”. Overnight in the Inverness area. (B)
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DAY 3 INVERNESS – ROYAL DEESIDE – PERTH


Start your day with a stop at Culloden Moor, site of the very last land battle on British soil when the Jacobites, led by Bonnie Prince Charlie, were finally defeated by the English army. Continue now into the heart
of Speyside and whisky country. There are a large number of whisky distilleries in the area and you can visit many of them. Glenfiddich, Glen Grant, Dallas Dhu and many others welcome visitors and are happy to
give you a “wee dram”. Continue following the River Spey also well known for its salmon fishing. Travel down to Braemar in the heart of Royal Deeside.
During May, June and July you can visit Balmoral Castle where the Royal Family spent their annual summer holiday.
Alternatively visit Braemar Castle. Travel south over the “Spittal of Glenshee”, a road affording dramatic views before continuing towards the Perth area for your overnight accommodation. (B)

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