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5 Day Highland Fling Tour- Departing from Edinburgh
Telephone Booking Reference BAC MAC 5DL

See the absolute best that Scotland has to offer with our 5 day Grand Tour. The tour takes in all of Scotland's greatest sights, from Glen Coe to Loch Ness, from whisky distilleries to the magical Isle of Skye. No-one can unlock Scotland's secrets better than we can with this tour. With comfortable transport, entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides, plus our great value price, this tour is second to none.

Day 1 - DEPARTING EDINBURGH:
Leaving Edinburgh we head north over the Forth Road bridge, across Fife towards the beautiful Highlands. Our first stop is at the tranquil waterfalls of the Hermitage for a very relaxing walk, and then what better than a heart warming dram (whisky) and tour at Scotland’s smallest whisky distillery. Next we journey to the lands of Atholl and the pass of Killicrankie where our tales of a rebellious Scotland begin, with our first bloody battle tale.

 

 

As the desolate Grampian Mountains take over the woodlands of Atholl, our next stop is at the commanding ruins of Ruthven, an 18thc government fortress built to control the lawless Highlanders. Before arriving in Inverness we take time to visit the emotional Drumossie Moore, scene of the Highlanders last stand, on the battlefields of Culloden. Its then in to Inverness the capital of the Highlands our base for the next 2 nights.

Day 2 - LOCH NESS DAY TOUR
It’s up early and down to the dark and mysterious shores of Loch Ness. We start with the north shores, taking in the small village of Drumdadrochit and the ruins of Urquart Castle. Taking a break from the Loch we then head up to Scotlands ancient forests of Glen Affric for a wee walk and a spot of energising tree hugging. We are now ready to head back to the loch shores. The loch is part of a mighty fault line, and at the village of Fort Augustus, we see some amazing engineering of the 19thc. An amazing chain of canal locks part of the amazing Caledonian Canal, lifting boats from the Ness to the next loch. It is now time for the untouched natural scenery of the south shores. Driving through the deer clad Monilith Mountains, and down to the Falls of Foyers a, we finish the day on the shores of this vast body of water for a quick dip, a great way to find out if the monster really does exist. Our day has now come to an end, and we head back in to town in time for a pint, and a bit of swinging that kilt at a local Ceildh, a chance for you to try your skills at Scottish dancing.

Day Three - NORTHERN WILDS:
It is now time to pack up and leave Inverness, and head to the west to the Island of Skye. Heading over the Kessock bridge and on to the Black Isle, we take in the luscious forests and falls of Rogie where hopefully if the season is right the salmon leap.

After our enchanting walk,it is back on the bus and time to explore one of Europes last unspoiled wilderness, We head up to the wilds of Wester Ross, where we head through the heart of the Torridon mountain range, the oldest exposed rock in world, and then down towards our final destination, the mystical magical Isle of Skye, where the village of Kyleakin, and our homeliest of all hostels will be our home for the next 2 nights.

Day Four - Monster Spotting
We take a whole day to explore and enjoy the dark and mysterious Loch Ness. Into Fort Augustus and then on to Glen Affric and the last remnants of the ancient, great Forest of Caledon. An optional extra on this day of the tour is an afternoon spent at the Great Glen Water Park, giving you the chance to do a whole range of activities - anything from white water rafting to mountain biking.

Day Five
We head southwards through the Grampian Mountains: Visiting Culloden Battlefield, the 5,000 year old Clava Cairns, over the Drumochter Pass, past the old ruined fort at Ruthven and to the ancient cathedral town of Dunkeld (Fort of the Celts), then arriving back in Edinburgh at the end of the day.

Tours may alter from this itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances such as road works, alternating weather conditions, etc.


Price includes 5 full days of touring on our comfortable mini buses, and our friendly fun guides
Accommodation is not included, but we do book it for you at our cosy wee hostels


Departure?
Departs on Tuesdays from March onwards.
Monthly during winter - please enquire for dates.

How much?

£125- BOOK NOW
Telephone Booking Reference BAC MAC 5DL

Please note that this tour does not include accommodation. Accommodation is reserved for you at Scotland's Top Hostels priced £10 - £12 per person per night.



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