The Compass Buster Tour
6 Day Budget Tour of Scotland from £169 per person
Day One - Edinburgh to Oban
Tearing you away from Europe's most beautiful capital, we'll visit the Wallace Monument at Stirling before heading on through the enchanted Trossachs - home of Rob Roy MacGregor. We'll travel through the mystical mountains of Glencoe, maybe even go for a wee walk or two then drive along the banks of Loch Linnhe on our way to the cute wee fishing village of Oban.
Day Two - Oban to Isle of Skye
Leaving Oban we'll roam along wee country roads, as we head through to Glen Nevis, home of Ben Nevis - Britain's highest mountain - and the film location of 'Braveheart'. We continue up the Great Glen and go west along the famous 'Road to the Isles'. We'll also see Eilean Donan castle, possibly the sexiest castle on planet earth. Then it's over the sea to the wonderful Isle of Skye!
Day Three - Day trip to the Isle of Skye
Ruined castles, awesome scenery, Viking fortresses and home to the legendary clans of the MacLeods and the MacDonalds. Immersed in Celtic myths & legends, hear about the Selkies, the mischievous faeries and learn the secret of eternal youth!!! The island Skye is quite simply unmissable.
Day Four - Isle of Skye to Carbisdale Castle
Back onto the mainland, we'll travel into the lonely mountains of Torridon & Wester Ross, meandering through wee highland villages, taking in the odd walk or two. Around Inverness, we'll see Culloden Moor and the Clava Cairns standing stones. We may even find time to sample Scotland's national drink - uisge beathe - whisky, at a working distillery! Tonight you will sleep in an opulent haunted Scottish Castle!*
Day Five - Carbisdale Castle to Loch Ness
Heading north towards Ullapool, today’s highlights include long sandy beaches, waterfalls and picturesque fishing villages. Then it’s off to Loch Ness where we might catch a glimpse of the Beastie on the way - keep your camera ready!!!! Perhaps we will hug a tree in the Caledonian Pine Forest or go for a wee walk. Staying on the banks of Loch Ness we see how to wear a kilt and try to entice Nessie out for a wee whisky!
Day Six - Loch Ness to Edinburgh
The last day! Exploring the Scottish Highlands for the final time & hearing even more stories of Scotland's ancient & rich culture. This day is the perfect end to your tour as we wind our way southwards from Loch Ness and drive through the Cairngorm Mountains (highest mountain range in Britain) and lovely Perthshire before crossing over the spectacular Forth Bridge on our return to Edinburgh.
What's Included and what's extra -
This tour is all about CHOICE and using your hard earned cash the way YOU choose. It's your trip not ours, so if you want to spend your budget in a different way to the next guy then that's cool with us - is that not what traveling is all about? This way, if you don't want to visit an attraction, you haven't paid for it - great! Accommodation is GUARANTEED on all our tours in great backpacker hostels (budget £12 - 15 per night) - simply pay as you go! If you wish to treat yourself to a twin/double room let us know prior to the day of departure and we will do our best to assist you with your request. (Please be aware, not all stops have these options and we cannot always guarantee availability). All have self-catering kitchens, most have laundry facilities and will give you a real British welcome!
Mondays and Saturdays from central Edinburgh
from £169 (GBP) per person - BOOK NOW
Please note that this tour is only available to passengers aged between 18 - 35 years of age.