Discover Scotland – 6 Day Tour

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  • 6 daysDuration
  • ScotlandDestination
  • DSTTour Code
  • Mar-OctDates
  • 2/5Physicality
  • 14Group size

Explore the Real Scotland

If you want to experience and explore the real Scotland then look no further as we have the perfect mix on our 6 Day Tour of the best of Scotland. 

Discover the sheer beauty of Scotland as we take you on a journey through picturesque villages, towns and dramatic wild landscapes of colourful valleys, rugged coastlines and pristine lochs with rolling hills set in the background. Experience the most thrilling activities from Stirling Castle, walking and hiking in the scottish highlands, watersports on the Isle of Skye, explore the battlefield of Culloden and the magical landscapes of Cairngorms National Park. 

You can experience all this and more, as we take you off the beaten track to unearth the real Scotland that will forever capture your heart.

Highlights

  • Unearth Scotland’s wild and rugged landscapes
  • Discover Castles and National Parks
  • Learn about Scottish history and traditions
  • Experience the spectacular setting of the Isle of Skye
  • Visit Loch Ness and the battlefield of Culloden
  • Enjoy great food and wonderful culture

Start Location

Edinburgh iCentre – 249 High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Finish Location

Edinburgh iCentre – 249 High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Departure Day(s)

Monday

Departure Time(s)

09:30 AM – Please arrive by 9:00 AM for a prompt departure.

Included

  • Professional and experienced guide
  • Private bus chauffeur
  • All listed activities
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 5 nights accommodation

Not Included

  • Any activities/services not listed on itinerary
Itinerary

Day 1:Stirling Castle and Fort William

Your adventure starts off in Edinburgh, Scotland’s hilly capital. Our direction is north west to Stirling where we will take our first stop on our amazing adventure at Stirling Castle.  

The castle is one of Scotland’s most historically important sites and. Its origins are ancient and over the centuries it grew into a great royal residence and a powerful stronghold for the Stewart kings and queens.

It dominating setting upon a vast volcanic rock above the river Forth at the meeting point between Lowlands and Highlands offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes.

Afterwards, we continue our journey north to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. A perfect destination for the outdoor enthusiast and where we will our first night beneath the foothills of Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain. 

Day 2:Steall Falls and Isle of Skye

Today’s adventure takes us first to Steall Falls, a dramatic and beautiful route through Nevis Gorge, one of the best short walks in Scotland. 

From here, we take the road north-west towards the Isle of Skye, famous for its wild picturesque scenery that will take your breath away. The Island is 50 miles (80km) long, the largest of the Inner Hebrides and its capital is Portree where we will perch our feet up for two nights. The following day we will discover this magical island as we will explore its unique landscapes, wildlife, rich history and geological wonders.

Day 3:Isle of Skye

Today’s adventure takes you off the beaten track to explore the real beauty of the Isle of Skye. Our first stop is at the Old Man of Storr, one of Scotland’s most iconic places. The Old Man is a unique rock feature and offers stunning views out over the Sound of Raasay. 

From there, we make our around the top of Skye to Duntulm Castle where you can have a picnic lunch and explore this magnificent setting. Afterwards, we will make our way to Neist Point Lighthouse, one of the most famous in Scotland and can be found on the most westerly tip of Skye and offers stunning views of the high cliffs and the lighthouse itself. It is a landscape photographers dream.

That afternoon, we make our way back to Portree where experience its vibrant streets, fantastic culinary delights, meet the locals or simply relax.

Day 4:Fort Augustus and Loch Ness

We depart the beautiful setting of the Isle of Skye, making our way east through undulating valleys and along picturesque lakes to Fort Augustus which sits on the edge of Loch Ness. Here we will stop for a nice bite to eat before making our way north for a quick visit of Boleskine Burial Ground (the final resting place of all the Frasers of the region) and for fans of Outlander, this is a place you really must visit, however, there is no guarantee you will meet Jamie Fraser!! 

Onward we go and in search of the Loch Ness monster we take a stop at Dores. The village of Dores and its beach by the Loch is probably the most spectacular viewing point for you to get that memorable and lucky photo of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. The Loch itself is over 37 miles long and has more freshwater than all the lakes of England and Wales combined. 

Afterwards, we make the short drive to Inverness where you can explore this colourful ancient cathedral city in the Scottish Highlands and sample its lively atmosphere.

Day 5:Discover Inverness and Culloden

This morning we take a short drive to Culloden which is a powerful moving site of the final Jacobite Rising – the last and most harrowing pitched battle to be fought on British soil. 

You have the opportunity to explore the interactive visitor centre, view fascinating artefacts from both sides of the confrontation, experience the battle in the immersive surround cinema and interactive displays that reveal the background to the conflict. There is no escaping the emotions Culloden stirs up inside you as you discover how a bloody fight that lasted only an hour changed life in the Highlands forever.

That afternoon, you have free time to explore the beautiful highland city of Inverness, sample its wide variety of food offerings or take a tour exploring its unique historical places of interest.

Day 6:The Cairngorms National Park and Edinburgh

Our adventure today brings us to the Cairngorms National Park, the largest national park on the British Isles which was established in 2003.   

Five of the UK’s six highest mountains lie inside the park, alongside 55 Munros – mountains over 3,000 ft – which can be found here too. There are huge forests of ancient native trees, cascading waterfalls, more wildlife than you can imagine and where we you can take a variety of walking routes or take a watersports adventure on Loch Morlich.

Later that afternoon, we make our way south towards the hilly capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, where we will say our goodbyes as our spectacular tour comes to an end. We really hope you have had an amazing time exploring some of Scotland’s most unique destinations and in your wee heart you will have memories that will last forever. 

p.s. If you have the time, take the opportunity to soak in Edinburgh’s vibrant colourful streets, sample its wide variety of food offerings or take a tour exploring its unique historical places of interest.