Discover the highlights of the Highlands on this Scottish adventure
You only have to look around to see why Scotland is praised for its natural landscapes and historic buildings. Rolling hills, rocky cliffs and undulating valleys speckled in myriad colours, pristine lochs shimmering even on the coldest of days, and castles dotted throughout the countryside as if you’ve been transported back in time. With an 8-day exploration of Scotland’s Highlands, lochs and villages, you’ll experience the finest of nature with the warmest of hospitality. Discover the untouched Isle of Skye, the expansive landscapes of Cairngorms National Park, and hit both Scottish hubs of Glasgow and Edinburgh on your way through. With the right amount of small-group adventure, local knowledge and stunning scenery, let the Scottish Highlands enchant you.
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Take one of the world’s most scenic train journeys as you travel to the Highlands on the world-famous West Highland Railway, crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct of Harry Potter fame.
Nothing beats getting to know a place on your own two feet, so get your walking shoes on for explorations of Portree Bay, Creag Bheag, and Fort William with views of the UK’s highest peak – Ben Nevis – in all its glory.
Take a ferry over the sea to the Isle of Skye, soak up the fresh sea air and mountain views and taste your way to an understanding of the local whisky.
Learn the legends of Loch Ness firsthand, then hike through the purple heather in Cairngorms National Park – smack bang in the Scottish Highlands.
On a walking tour of Edinburgh, you’ll not only get the insider insight of a specialist local guide, you’ll also help support a social enterprise that helps locals who have experienced homelessness become guides.
As this trip doesn’t spend much time in Glasgow and Edinburgh at the start and end of the trip, we recommend you arrive a day early and stay an additional night in either city before and after the trip. We are happy to organise additional accommodation for you, subject to availability.
This trip includes moderate hikes on the Isle of Skye and in the Scottish Highlands. These activities can be opted out from should you wish not to partake. Your leader will be at hand to facilitate alternative arrangements for you.
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