From Edinburgh to Glasgow, explore the delights of Scotland's west.

A land of hauntingly beautiful landscapes, imposing cliff-top castles and weather as famously turbulent as its history, Scotland is nothing if not dramatic. Rolling green hills, mist-cloaked lochs and rugged windswept coastlines present superb hiking and photography opportunities in Scotland's Highlands, whales and dolphins can be seen in the waters of the Sound of Mull and while haggis may not appeal to everyone's palate, Glasgow boasts a food and live music scene the likes of which you wouldn't believe. Embark on one of the world's great rail journeys on the Jacobite steam train, venture into the eerily majestic Fingal's Cave and be immersed in the poetic richness and cultural fervour of Scotland on this 8-day western wanderer adventure.

Start
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Finish
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Countries
United Kingdom
Themes
Explorer
Code
BMKS
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Take a stroll around historic Edinburgh Castle
  • Enjoy the natural splendours of Trossachs National Park
  • Cruise around the Sound of Mull on a coastal boating expedition
  • Keep an eye out for Nessy in her atmospheric loch
  • Admire impressive architecture in Glasgow

Itinerary

Get lost in the tangled laneways of Scotland's capital. From dramatic castles to medieval streetscapes, Edinburgh is a city with a big history. Nicknamed the 'Athens of the North', explore the city's modern art galleries, ancient classical architecture and exciting nightlife.
Visit Stirling Castle, then pass through the highland village of Crianlarich en route to Oban. Feel the sea breeze on a ferry trip up the Sound of Mull and take a coastal tour around the islands of Iona and Staffa.
Bordered by the highest mountain range in the British Isles, journey north to Glen Nevis. Take in the stunning scenery of the region on a nature walk before travelling to Glencoe for the night.
Take one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world aboard the Jacobite steam train to Mallaig. Used in three Harry Potter films, this experience will delight film buffs while providing some incredibly scenic views for photographers and those who just want to relax. Later, take a ferry to Skye.
Visit the dramatic Dunvegan Castle, which has been home to the chiefs of Clan Macleod for the last 800 years. Take a tour of Glen Ord Whisky Distillery and sample one of their single malts.
Take a river boat cruise on Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle before taking in the dramatic highland scenery of Trossachs National Park. Arrive in Glasgow for the evening and perhaps dine on traditional haggis, neeps and tatties for a true Scottish dining experience.
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Ferry, Private vehicle, Train
Accommodation
Hotel (5 nights)
Included activities
  • Dunvegan Castle Entrance
  • Geln Ord Whisky Distillery tour
  • Loch Ness Cruise & Urquhart Castle Visit
  • Staffa & Iona tour
  • Stirling Castle

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Important notes

This trip is run by our experienced sister company Peregrine Adventures. Your group is therefore likely to be a mixture of Intrepid passengers and other like-minded international travellers.

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Scotland's Western Wanderer trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.

Scotland's Western Wanderer , May 2015

Scotland's Western Wanderer , May 2015