Embark on a 8-day journey through Scotland’s heartland where majestic castles stand guard over mystical lochs and Highland tales come alive. From Glasgow’s vibrant pulse to Loch Lomond’s tranquil waters and Fort William’s mountain shadows, this adventure weaves through Glenfinnan’s historic viaducts to Loch Ness’s legendary depths. Indulge in Speyside’s spirited tradition, amble through Cairngorms’ natural splendor, and let Edinburgh’s royal grandeur enchant you. Each step is a story, every landscape a legend waiting to embrace you.
Day 1 Arrival in Glasgow
Arrive in Glasgow, a vibrant city known for its rich industrial history and modern cultural scene. Check into your accommodation and depending on your time of arrival take a leisurely evening stroll around George Square or along the river Clyde.
Day 2 Loch Lomond – Glencoe Valley – Fort William
Head north towards Forth William and drive past the largest Scottish lake – Loch Lomond, a stunning freshwater lake surrounded by picturesque landscapes. Continue towards dramatic Glencoe Valley, known for its breathtaking scenery and historical significance. Consider stopping at the Glencoe Visitor Centre for more insights. Last stop of the day will be in Fort William, nestled at the foot of Ben Nevis. Explore the town, dine at a local restaurant, and perhaps enjoy views of the sunset over Loch Linnhe.
Day 3 Fort William – Glenfinnan
Experience outdoor adventures at Nevis Range or take the famous Jacobite Steam Train for a scenic journey.
Visit Glenfinnan, where the historic viaduct and monument create a captivating atmosphere. Capture the iconic views of the viaduct amidst stunning landscapes. After that return to Fort William for a relaxing evening and tasting of some local Highland cuisine.
Day 4 Fort Augustus – Loch Ness Cruise – Inverness
Today go to on a such for the mystical monster of Loch Ness – Nessie. On the way to Loch Ness you will pass the charming Fort Augustus, located at the southern tip of Loch Ness. Witness the operation of the Caledonian Canal’s locks. You will pass the quaint town of Fort Augustus and continue towards Inverness. Stop at the Clansman Hotel and enjoy a traditional Cream Tea with a unique view over Loch Ness. After embarking on a Loch Ness Cruise from Fort Augustus, unravelling the mysteries of the legendary Loch Ness. Head to Inverness or Aviemore for a cozy night, exploring the local atmosphere and hospitality.
Day 5 Speyside – Distillery – Cooperage
Immerse yourself in the world of Scotch whisky with a visit to a Speyside distillery. Learn about the production process and enjoy a tasting session. Discover the craftsmanship at the Speyside Cooperage, where traditional whisky casks are crafted.
Continue your journey, passing through picturesque landscapes on your way to Cairngorms National Park or Pitlochry for a delightful evening.
Day 6 Cairngorms National Park – Pitlochry – Edinburgh
Explore the diverse landscapes and outdoor activities offered by Cairngorms National Park, a haven for nature enthusiasts.
Visit the charming town of Pitlochry, known for its Victorian architecture and the famous Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder. Stop at the ‘House of Brurar’. A department store that focusses on Scottish products.
Continue to Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, and absorb the city’s enchanting atmosphere. Check into your accommodation and perhaps take a stroll along the historic Royal Mile.
Day 7 Edinburgh Castle – Royal Mile – Carlton Hill
Marvel at the grandeur of Edinburgh Castle, perched on Castle Rock. Explore the castle’s rich history and panoramic views of the city. Wander down the Royal Mile, a historic street lined with shops, cafes, and street performers. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. Climb Carlton Hill for a breathtaking sunset over Edinburgh. Enjoy the city lights as they come to life.
Day 8 Back Home