A Scottish Journey

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10 Day A Scottish Journey Itinerary (Back-Roads)
Countries Explored: Scotland
Accommodation
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Trip Style
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Trip Code
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Overview

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Back-Roads 10 Day A Scottish Journey. Towering mountains and enchanting lochs. Dramatic castles and quaint villages. Infamous battles and gripping legends. This Scottish Journey takes us from coastal cities to Hebridean islands, seeking out one-of-a-kind landscapes, mesmerising history and undeniable charm.

Itinerary

Majestic landscapes, scenic roads and imagination-firing landscapes: Scotland delivers on every level. After meeting the group at our hotel, we'll get to know each other over a delicious welcome meal. Stay: Eden Locke (or similar) (D)

After breakfast, we'll board the mini-coach and take to the scenic route. Now, the journey begins! Travelling along the coast, we'll stop in at tiny East Neuk fishing villages before reaching St Andrews: a small town with a big reputation for world-class golf. Next, we'll visit the historic town of Dunkeld, enjoying a walk around to discover its medieval cathedral. Later today, we'll check into our accommodation in Aviemore. Stay: TBC (B)

Get ready to delve into a day of truly authentic Scottish experiences. First, we'll explore the stunning surrounds of Cairngorms National Park, heading to specially chosen viewpoints. Next, we'll stop at the open-air Highland Folk Museum, used as the filming location for the TV series Outlander. Then, a lesson in Scotch whisky awaits. We'll uncover the centuries-old legends and intricate processes behind turning malted barley into ‘liquid gold' – sampling a dram or two while we're at it. This evening, we'll have some free time to spend as we wish. Stay: TBC (B/L)

Our day will begin in dramatic fashion as we travel through the awe-inspiring scenery of Cairngorms National Park on the way to the atmospheric Culloden Battlefield. At the Visitor Centre, we'll immerse ourselves in the fascinating history of the Highlands and gain a unique insight into the battle that took place on this vast moorland. Next, a chance to spot the illusive Nessie in mythical Loch Ness. Our final stop of the day will be Inverness, the welcoming capital of the Highlands. Tonight, we'll come together to share stories of the day's adventures over an included meal. Stay: The Kingsmills Hotel (or similar) (B/D)

After this morning's orientation tour, the city is your oyster. Visit Inverness Castle and Cathedral, explore the charming Victorian Market or simply hunt down a good pub to relax in. What you do today is completely up to you! For dinner tonight, why not take advantage of the array of local eateries filled with character and delicious Scottish fare. Stay: The Kingsmills Hotel (or similar) (B)

This morning: a visit to the quaint village of Plockton, where painted cottages cluster around a picturesque bay. We'll have the opportunity to stroll the harbour and observe the passing yachts – before enjoying lunch at our leisure. The day's final destination will be the breathtaking region of Skye: our home for the next two nights. At our hotel, we'll share the excitement for tomorrow's adventures over an included dinner. Stay: Redwood House (or similar) (B/D)

Sensational landscapes, rare wildlife and imagination-firing history - the Isle of Skye delivers on every level. This is North Highland scenery on a grand scale! We'll spend the day taking in the island's unique geology and jaw-dropping scenery - including the extraordinary Quiraing, Kilt Rock and Old Man of Storr. After a full day of exploring, we'll have the evening free to dine at our leisure or relax in our idyllic surrounds. Stay: Redwood House (or similar) (B)

Today we'll continue our journey through soul-stirring Scottish scenery before taking a short ferry ride over to the breathtaking Isle of Mull. Here, the evening will be yours to spend as you please. Stay: The Western Isles Hotel (or similar) (B)

First today, we'll visit the grand staterooms and empty dungeons of the imposing Duart Castle – the oldest inhabited castle on the island. Then: the best way to see the Hebrides is by island hopping – and this afternoon, we'll do just that. From Mull's little village of Fionnphort, we'll set sail to Iona: where the Abbey and Nunnery await us. After a busy day, we'll return to our hotel on Mull to enjoy a final dinner together. Stay: The Western Isles Hotel (or similar) (B/D)

Back to the mainland we go. It's been a tour that's delved deep into Scotland's heritage, so it's only right that we finish with a stop in historic Stirling. A drive through the Old Town will bring us to the magnificent hilltop castle, one of Scotland's most impressive and significant monuments. Here, we'll spend some time exploring the castle's many rooms and soaking up the sweeping views from atop the castle walls. What better way to round off our tour before returning to Edinburgh. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Spend days touring the breathtaking Isle of Skye and Isle of Mull
  • Uncover the intricacies behind Scottish whisky culture with a tasting experience
  • Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Culloden Battlefield

  • 9 nights in hand-picked accommodation
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver

  • 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 4 Dinners

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Trip Reviews (4) Most Recent 'A Scottish Journey' Reviews

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Outstanding introduction to Scottish Highlands and Islands 2 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2019
We were looking for a tour that would give us as much exposure to Scotland as possible in a limited time and without having to drive ourselves. This tour gave us all of that and more. We covered considerable ground but at a pace that did not feel rushed and which gave us time to visit and explore the key places of interest. The accommodation was excellent ...read more - comfortable but also with plenty of charm and atmosphere. The tour guide was superb - very mindful of our comfort and sensitive to the varied interests of the group. He also had an extraordinary knowledge of Scottish history and the ability to present it in humorous, interesting and relevant ways (and, really, you can't understand Scotland without understanding the history). The fact that we also had a bus driver meant that our guide was freed up to talk without having to focus on driving. I thoroughly recommend this tour. This was our first experience with Back-Roads and Global Journeys, and I'll certainly look seriously at both organisations for future travel.
Stress Free Travel 3 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2018
Would definitely travel with Back-Roads again. Liked the number of passengers and the pace of the tour. Thank you for your help in organising our wonderful holiday.
A Scottish Holiday 6 , Australia, Jun 2016
Very enjoyable even though the weather wasn't always kind to us. Really enjoyed Isle of Skye as we had lovely weather; previous visit very wet. Free day in Inverness was good as we did a cruise from Drumnadrochit on the Loch Ness to Castle Urquhart.
Exceptional tour 6 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2015
Loved this tour. Accommodation perfect. Staying for 2 nights in one place at a time made it very manageable. The Isle of Sky and Mull blew me away. Loved the time spent in each place. The tour was exceptional. Preferred to have 1 spare seat in the coach, as the back seat can be a bit tight if 4 people in it. Recommend the trip.
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