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Natural And Cultural Beauty Of Scotland

Natural And Cultural Beauty Of Scotland

9 days | 8 nights

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Natural And Cultural Beauty Of Scotland
  1. Day 1: Arrival in Edinburgh
  2. Day 2: Edinburgh
  3. Day 3: Glasgow - Crianlarich
  4. Day 4: Crianlarich - Mallaig 
  5. Day 5: Mallaig
  6. Day 6: Mallaig
  7. Day 7: The „wild wild West“
  8. Day 8: Central Highlands
  9. Day 9: Departure

Be enchanted by the slowly rising mist in the romantic Scottish valleys. Discover landscapes from the wild flowers of the island valleys to the fascinating mountains and waterfalls of the northern Scottish highlands. All this combined with romantic train rides lets you immerse yourself in another world.

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Day 1: Arrival in Edinburgh

Arrival in Edinburgh and transfer to the hotel of your chosen category. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 2: Edinburgh

Free time to explore the Scottish capital. Use the day for a city tour, sightseeing (the Castle, museums, galleries, Calton Hill) or a hike to the top of Edinburgh’s extinct Volcano, Arthur’s Seat. In the evening, round off your day with one of the city’s renowned ghost tours, visit the famous jazz club or enjoy a traditional Scottish evening’s entertainment. (Supplement applies). Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 3: Glasgow – Crianlarich

Take the train to Glasgow. You have the opportunity to stop here to discover Scotland’s largest city or to travel directly to Crianlarich. This region is renowned for its natural beauty and rich history. Nature lovers will be in their element: there are plenty of possibilities for hiking, canoeing or fishing.  Overnight in Crianlarich/Tyndrum.

Day 4: Crianlarich – Mallaig

This part of your journey has been voted as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. Enjoy the journey via romantic Rannoch Moore, straight to the coastline of the Atlantic, finishing in Mallaig. Opt for stop overs in Fort William and Glenfinnan with museums, boat trips, bike or smaller hiking tours and shopping. If desired, you can also climb the UK’s highest mountain,  Ben Nevis. 
Overnight in Mallaig/Morar/Fort William.

Day 5 and 6: Mallaig

Stroll around the pretty little coastal town of Mallaig. Let Armadale Castle, on the Isle of Skye, charm you with its glorious gardens or visit one of the small isles of Muck, Eigg and Rhum for a picnic. Discover one of the many idyllic hikes of the area, for example to Loch Morar, the UK’s deepest lake, or trek far into the wild Knoydart peninsula. The warm waters of the gulf stream invite you to bathe in the sea. 
During July and August the historic steam train to Fort William operates daily and crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter movies. Overnight in Mallaig/Morar/Fort William.

Day 7: The „wild wild West“

You have the choice between:

A romantic ferry trip to the Isle of Skye followed by a scenic bus tour across the island and return to the mainland via the famous Skye Bridge. Some free time in the picturesque village of Kyle of Lochalsh. Continue by train through the remote but beautiful Northwest of Scotland to Inverness.

Or: Take the train to Fort William, transfer to a bus and travel the length of the Great Glen to Inverness, taking in the sights of the Caledonian Canal, the ruins of Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness along the way- will you see Nessie?! You then have the opportunity to explore the idyllic little city of Inverness on foot. Overnight in Pitlochry.

Day 8: Central Highlands

Enjoy stunning scenery, impressive mountain views, waterfalls and lochs. The mountain hike to Ben Vrackie is an amazing experience. Equally breath-taking is the hike to the River Tummel with picturesque views from the Pass of Killiecrankie and Queen’s View. Visit the impressive Blair Castle and Gardens, seat of the Duke of Atholl, famed for its salmon run. Not to be missed is a visit to Edradour, Scotland’s smallest whisky distillery. Overnight in Pitlochry.

Day 9: Departure from Edinburgh

Return to Edinburgh by train. Airport transfer and flight home or connecting programme.

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01.01. - 31.12.2024 € 1.447,00 enquire >

How does it work?

The given itinerary is only a rough outline for your round trip through Scotland. More detailed information on programme options, exact descriptions for visits, hikes, train schedules or hotels will be given after booking in our extensive “Travel Manual”.

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Please note: Mentioned excursions might not always be feasible due to events beyond our control.

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