An active family escape through the lush highlands
Gather the troops and embark on a trip through northern Scotland from Inverness. Through verdant countryside and past deep lochs, see the best of Scottish Highlands in six wonderful days. Stroll the grounds of Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness, paddle part of the Caledonian Canal from Fort William, and head on a number of short walks and hikes to spectacular viewpoints across the region. With plenty of active inclusions to tire the teens out, plus several dedicated periods of leisure time so you can explore all the things you want to see, this Scottish escape is the perfect mix for your tribe.
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Learn the legends of Loch Ness and the fortress ruins on its banks with an included visit to Urquhart Castle for your small family group. It will be a history lesson like no other!
There’s nothing like a short walk to get a true feel of a place when travelling. From Fort William, climb Cow Hill to see some stunning panoramas, plus view UK’s highest peak – Ben Nevis – in all its glory.
See the countryside from another angle when you all embark on a canoeing adventure along the Caledonian Canal. Stretching right through the highlands, you’ll paddle a small section to the tiny town of Gairlochy.
Experience centuries of Scottish history on display in the open-air Highland Folk Museum, and perhaps take the family to one of the local galleries in Kingussie on a free afternoon.
With all the details covered, you’re free to keep your mind on exploring the highlands. Browse the craft shops? Discover the community of Aviemore? Fancy a spot of horse riding? It’s all your choice.
Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.
There are a number of planned hikes on this trip, up to 4 hours in length. Be sure to pack adequate footwear and clothing to suit short hikes.
This trip is new to our range this year. Despite rigorous planning and research, new itineraries can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a welcome surprise, but every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that is what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Scotland Family Holiday with Teenagers trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1.This trip starts in Inverness Train station on Day 1 at 1pm. This allows time after the welcome meeting to explore Inverness. This trip finishes in Cairngorms on Day 6. On the last day you can depart at any time. Check out from the hotel will be at 10am. Please do not book any flights until after 8pm this evening.
2.Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
3. Minimum age for children on this trip is 10 years old.
4. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children under 17 years of age at time of travel.
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