Edinburgh Airport: anytime , Group transfer included in the tour at 18.00pm.
Glasgow Airport: by 16.30am plus £31.00 transfer on arrival.
Edinburgh Airport: after 11.30am.
Glasgow Airport: after 12.30pm.
A very varied walking tour in the most beautiful Highland scenery with the chance of climbing five Munros• A very attractively situated good small hotel with excellent food in the picturesque little Highland town of Killin, in the midst of the fascinating Trossachs landscape of mountains, waterfalls and lochs• An interesting support programme and many encounters with the countryside and people as well as with natural and cultural attractions• One of Scotland’s most beautiful areas for you to discover: Rob Roy country – the land of the MacGregors.
The high mountains, deep blue lochs and rushing waterfalls of the Trossachs and Breadalbane country are valued by Scotland connoisseurs as a walkers’ paradise. The high summits of the Munros, lonely mountain passes, deserted meeting places of secret clan gatherings, as well as historic paths used by the Highlanders through idyllic fairy tale glens and over mountain ridges, bring the walker into intimate contact with the magical combination of enchanting landscape and turbulent clan history. Today one cannot disentangle the history of The Trossachs from Celtic myth, legend and song – together their distant music haunts the high mountains and echoes in the lonely glens.
For over two hundred years this has inspired romantic travellers and artists – finding no historic episode more fascinating than the wild, untamed life of the hero, Rob Roy MacGregor, who is so closely linked to the Trossachs. Rob Roy runs like a colourful thread throughout walking tour and pops up constantly in different places, on our walks and on our sightseeing visits too.
Your friendly guide will lead you through the heart of the unique world of bens, burns and loch that is Rob Roy Country. He knows the area like the back of his hand and will be delighted to introduce you to the land, its people and their culture.
Besides idyllic walks along wonderful paths among beautiful woods and lochs, you have the chance to climb five Munros over 3,000 feet high. We are not talking about mountain sport here. The summits will surely be reached, but speed is not important since, as with all Rob Roy Tours expeditions, what matters is enjoyment of the countryside. Days on the mountains will alternate with walks involving lesser ascents and an interesting support programme.
Your tour guide can suggest pleasant alternatives to the more strenuous sections of the walks. You can also take a day out to experience some of the many and various leisure and cultural opportunities in the neighbourhood. Guests really hungry for extra action can extend the walks.
You should have the ability, enthusiasm and fitness for walks of up to 8 hours including breaks. Ascents on two of the planned days’ outings exceed 1,000 metres. For this reason it helps if you are reasonably surefooted and have a head for heights so as to give the tour leader the best possible chance of completing the walks as planned – though he does also have the flexibility of a choice of alternative routes. These are, however, not preconditions for a making a booking, nor are technical mountaineering skills required.
You walk and travel in small groups. The minimum number is just 8 people. On the walks you need carry only a small day sack for your packed lunch, photo equipment and so on.
Our Hotel, Accommodation and Catering
Our hotel is attractively situated at the edge of the appealing little Highland resort of Killin. Beside the hotel runs the pretty River Lochay. From the hotel you have open views of the mountains of the Trossachs and the Ben Lawers massif>. The pleasant, comfortably furnished, double and single rooms come with shower and WC, TV, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. You enjoy a full breakfast and very good three course dinner. The chef is happy to cater for vegetarians, prepares good packed lunches and is attentive to your wishes.
The charming little Highland town of Killin lies in the middle of the beautiful Trossachs and Breadalbane countryside on the banks of scenic Loch Tay. Killin is well known as a favourite destination, especially for the idyllic Falls of Dochart which fall in a series of cascades crossed by a historic bridge in the middle of the town.
On a small island in the river lies the traditional burial ground of Clan MacNab. Fine views from Killin of the Breadalbane hills and high points of our mountain expeditions quicken the pulse of the keen hill walker. Killin has a post office, banks, and small shops as well as a tearoom and small galleries. In comfortable, traditional pubs you can discover much about the countryside and its people, to say nothing of whisky and proverbial Highland hospitality.
In Killin the rivers Dochart and Lochay empty into famous Loch Tay. One can enjoy strolling on the shores of this beautiful loch and along the rivers Dochart and Lochay. Of course, on can also swim in Loch Tay or hire a boat.
Support and Evening Programme
The sightseeing programme presents a good choice of interesting attractions which are closely linked to the life and activities of Rob Roy: the clan seat of Clan MacNab, Castle Menzies; a trip on a historic steamer on delightful Loch Katrine, celebrated by Sir Walter Scott, as well as a literary walk on its banks. You also encounter possibly the oldest tree in the world, prehistoric and Celtic sites such as standing stones, and romantic ruins like Finlarig Castle, interesting museums and historic churches and pretty Highland villages with the possibility of meeting the locals. In the evenings you can experience the hospitality of rural pubs or learn more about Highland culture through a slide show or light-hearted ceilidh dancing led by your guide (optional).
Take advantage of the opportunities in the area which are included in the walking days, or branch out on your own for a day. The various sporting and creative activities on offer, as well as cultural attractions, make it hard to choose.
Sporting Activities (usually at additional cost) range from lengthy bike or mountain-bike expeditions, to swimming, sailing, rowing, canoeing or kayaking, organised boat trips on Loch Tay, golf, tennis, riding, fishing, climbing and much more.
Cultural Attractions include museums of the culture, history and traditions of the Trossachs and Breadalbane, interesting churches and prehistoric sites, as well as Scottish fortresses and country houses. The weekly market, the famous Killin folk festival, Killin Highland Games and other events at which you can engage the locals in conversation are rewarding experiences which bring you into closer contact with the land and people.
In the Breadalbane Folklore Centre you discover the lives and activities of Highland clans. Or you can relax over tea and scones in cosy tearooms or old fashioned hotels. Attractive small galleries and craft shops sell interesting and tasteful souvenirs, jewellery and works by local artists.
The Trossachs, an artist’s paradise, offer ideal subjects for the landscape painter or for photographic expeditions. Queen Victoria herself recognised the area’s beauty. Interesting little shops in the area lend themselves to enjoyable browsing for shoppers.
Most tours are led by Richard. He is a former English teacher and recently retired vice principal of a Scottish comprehensive school. Richard speaks a number of foreign languages , leads demanding walking and study tours and specialises in natural history tours.
Sometimes Klaus or another of our team of tour guides will lead the tour. Klaus has lived many years in his adopted country, Great Britain. He is self-employed as a language and economics lecturer, leads upmarket study tours, is a qualified mountain leader and Scotland specialist. Both guides will be delighted to introduce you to the culture, land and people.
If you would like a detailed description of the tour complete with daily itinerary, please click here.
4 DEPARTURES 2017: (Saturday to Saturday)
03.06. – 10.06.
15.07. – 22.07.
05.08. – 12.08.
09.09. – 16.09.
Further departures by arrangement.
All departures, minimum of just 8 people. Maximum group size 16 people!!!
You can travel with an English and German speaking international group. Please ask for details.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY?
You can combine this tour perfectly with the:
– Walking tours:
• “Western Highlands” – in the footsteps of Rob Roy – our classic!
• “Northern Highlights” (Orkney and Shetland Islands and Sutherland)
• “In the Heart of Scotland” – walking and culture based on a single location
• “Western Isles” (Islands of Lewis, Harris, Uists, Barra, and north-west Scotland)
• “Lake District” (English Lake District and Yorkshire Dales)
• Self-guided railway and walking tour, 9 days
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Guided walks, sightseeing visits, entry fees, bus journeys, transfers as described in the programme. Tour and walking guide, 7 nights in rooms with shower or bath and WC, hairdryer and TV, 7 full breakfasts, 7 good dinners, evening/support programme as described,airport transfers, welcome drink.
WHERE AND HOW YOU CAN BOOK:
You can book through a travel agent or, of course, directly with Rob Roy Tours Ltd. Arrival by plane, train or private car.
per person sharing a twin/double room (single room supplement £277.00):
– Reduction for children sharing with parents
– Flight not included)
Booking DIRECT WITH ROB ROY TOURS LTD:
PRICE ON ENQUIRY especially for small groups.
If you have any questions, simply call us on 0044-(0)1620-890 908.
We will call you back right away!
Or send us an email at Urlaub@RobRoyTours.com or a fax to 0044-(0)1620-892 442.
PLANNED departures 2018 (always Saturday to Saturday):
2.6., 14.7., 4.8., 8.9.
Further departures on request.