A Guided Walking and Sightseeing Tour through the Western Highlands
Our walking tour explores the most scenic regions of the Scottish Highlands. You will discover, on foot, the wide-open spaces of the Highlands and relax in the evenings in small, quality hotels which pride themselves on their personal service and excellent food. The walking part of the trip is based on just two hotels. Our walks take us through the locations of famous films such as Braveheart, Rob Roy and Highlander. To finish off your tour you will be taken south through Scotland to Edinburgh.
An experienced walking and tour guide who has lived in Scotland for many years will accompany you.
The essence of the walking tour is the experience of the countryside rather than arduous physical exertion. It includes parts of the West Highland Way with optional ascents to the high tops, walks through some of the most beautiful of the Scottish glens, and across wild moorland; there is also a chance to climb the highest British mountain, Ben Nevis, and to explore some mountain ridges. An eventful day’s journey at the end of the walking tour takes you through Scotland, the length of the Great Glen, from Fort Augustus, alongside Loch Ness to the Highland capital, Inverness, south through the Grampian Mountains, and over the Forth Bridge to Edinburgh where we show you round the Scottish capital.
The sightseeing highlights of the trip include a city tour of Edinburgh; visits to a whisky distillery and to one of the best preserved prehistoric stone circles in Scotland; a journey on the West Highland Railway Line across wild, romantic Rannoch Moor and an excursion to Loch Ness, where there is the chance of a boat trip. If you wish, a Scottish evening can be arranged.
You do not have to be an experienced walker, but you should have the physical ability to walk for up to six hours. Strenuous or challenging elements of the walks can be avoided by easy alternative routes which your guide can arrange. On the other hand, you can take a day off from walking if you prefer to relax, or you might like to hire a mountain bike for a day, or visit an interesting museum.
Walking and touring groups are small so that we can give you personal attention. The smallest viable group is of six people, though usually a group consists of twelve to sixteen people. On the walks you need carry only a small daysack to hold your packed lunch and camera. In most instances the walk starts directly from the hotel you are staying in. Where transport is needed to the start of a walk we try to use the West Highland Railway wherever it is convenient. Thus the journey to the walk itself is an enjoyable experience, away from cars and roads.
Your friendly tour guide will be delighted to share his/her enthusiasm for the country, its land, culture and people with you.
If you would like a detailed description of the tour complete with daily itinerary, please click here .
5 DEPARTURE DATES 2020 (always Saturday to Saturday):
Spring walks: 23.05. – 30.05.*, 13.06. – 20.06.*
Summer walks: 29.06. – 06.07.*, 27.07. – 03.08.*,
Heather season: 10.08. – 17.08.*
All guaranteed departures!
Maximum group size 16!
Further departures by arrangement.
per person sharing a twin/double room (single room supplement €392):
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
The walking tour price includes all visits, guides, entry fees, railway journeys and transfers as detailed in the programme; experienced walking and tour guide; seven nights in very good small hotels with en-suite rooms and full Scottish breakfast, five three course dinners and five packed lunches; airport transfers, luggage transfer, maps as required and welcoming drink.
- Arrival may be by air, rail or private car: not included.
- Special rates for small groups.
- Discount for children up to 12 years sharing with parents: 50%.
HOW AND WHERE YOU CAN BOOK:
Please contact us for further information and to book:
Telephone: +44 131 287 0000. We will call back immediately!
Glasgow Airport: any time possible (preferably before 5.40PM). Group transfer included in the tour price.
Edinburgh Airport: by 3pm plus EUR 50.00/ USD 75 transfer charges on arrival.
Edinburgh Airport: anytime possible.
Glasgow Airport: after 11.30am or earlier upon arrangement plus EUR 50.00/ USD 75 transfer charges on day of departure.
This tour can ideally be booked in combination with our other walking and sightseeing tours. Please ask us for details.
DO YOU WANT TO EXTEND YOUR TOUR?
This holiday combines perfectly with the following tours:
– “In the Heart of Scotland” (walking, culture and sport based on one centre, great value)
– “Northern Highlights” (Orkney and Shetland Islands and Sutherland)
– “Islands and Highlands” (Mull, Iona, Skye, and Western Highlands)
– “Scotland in Style – Railway Adventure, 9 days” (guided or self-guided)
“We organise your own individual holiday extension –