Our 3 day Highlands tour is designed to capture the very essence of Highland life. We visit castles, wild mountain landscapes, Lochs and Glens, where the turbulent history comes alive. You will hear the story of these tough, fearless warriors who lived in this part of the country for thousands of years, who called this rugged landscape, home.
Find the full tour itinerary below or download the itinerary (slight changes are necessary during the winter period).
- Our first stop is the mighty Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument. This commanding position at the foot of the Highland boundary has been fought over for thousands of years as a strategic point to control the entire country.
- We continue north/west into the mountain wilderness to visit Etive Mor, an extinct super volcano known locally as “the Shepard of Glencoe”. Here we turn off the beaten path into Glen Etive for spectacular scenery and hopefully spot Red Deer in their native habitat.
- Next stop is Scotland’s most desired spot, Glencoe. Towering mountains on all sides and a
bloody history make this an unforgettable experience to all who visit.
- Our final port of call is the town of Fort William at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. (Fort William will be our overnight stop).
- We start the day with a visit to Thomas Telford’s engineering masterpiece; Neptune’s staircase. Constructed 200 years ago it’s part of the Caledonian Canal System. This series of 8 locks lifts boats some 70 ft from the sea level to Loch Lochy above.
- We then head west to Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel for one of Scotland’s finest views. Here we will see the Glenfinnan Viaduct which features in Harry Potter movies and the Jacobite memorial.
- Next we turn back to Fort William for a tour of Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery. You will learn about Scotland’s famous “water of life” and sample a dram or two.
- We continue north to the Commando Memorial, one of Scotland’s most iconic war memorials, dedicated to the British Commandos who trained in the region. With magnificent views over the Nevis range which includes Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.
- Our final stop will be the mighty Loch Ness. Here we visit the historic remains of Urquhart Castle and you have the option to take a cruise on the Loch and hopefully
catch a glimpse of the illusive Nessie herself. (Inverness will be our overnight stop).
- We start the day with a visit to Culloden battle field where the British government troops fought the Jacobite army in 1746. The Scots suffered a heavy defeat and this was to
be the last ever battle on UK soil.
- The visitor centre has a state of the art 360 degree theatre which allows you to immerse yourself in the battle and hear real accounts from those who fought.
- From Culloden we move a few miles along the road to the see the 4,000 year old Clava Cairn Burial Chambers. This exceptionally well preserved Bronze Age cemetery is one of Scotland’s most sacred prehistoric sites.
- Our final stop is the beautiful Blair Castle. Home to the Duke of Atholl for more than 700 years, this pristine white castle has a large armoury which includes weapons used during the battle of Culloden.
- We continue south returning to Edinburgh where we sadly say farewell.