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$55.06 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group West Highland Lochs and Castles from Edinburgh

Capture the spirit of the Western Highlands and explore Scotland’s most atmospheric lochs and castles. Departing from Edinburgh, you travel west past Stirling to your first stop of the day, the medieval stronghold of Doune Castle. This castle was built over 600 years ago and is still in great condition. And if you’re a fan of ‘Monty Python and The Holy Grail’ or the ‘Outlander’ series, you can learn more about how the castle was used as a filming set. You then continue across the Highland Boundary Fault Line into the wild mountains and forests of the Highlands. Travel along the banks of Loch Awe through Campbell country to the picturesque town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne. Here you can admire the 18th-century castle (open to visitors April until October), take time to explore the town, or head to the Old Jail. Leaving Inveraray, you take a drive up through the steep-sided mountains known as the Arrochar Alps to the great viewpoint at ‘Rest and Be Thankful’. You then skirt around Loch Long and down to the “Bonnie, Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond. You make a short stop at the conservation village of Luss, where you can wander around taking in its quaint houses and stunning views across the loch. From here, you make your way back to Edinburgh, with a short photo stop underneath Stirling Castle.

$55.06 Day Trips & Excursions

West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Trip from Edinburgh

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Doune Castle, Doune, Stirling, ScotlandWe stop for an hour at Doune CastleDuration: 1 hourStop At: Inveraray Castle, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, ScotlandWe stop at Inveraray for two hours, giving customers the option of visiting Inveraray Castle if they wishDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Luss Pier, Luss, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandWe stop at Luss for views across Loch LomondDuration: 15 minutes

$51.13 Day Trips & Excursions

Oban, Glencoe and West Highland Castles Day Trip from Glasgow

Departing from George Street, Glasgow, we journey north-west into the Highlands, passing through rugged highland scenery until we reach the town of Inveraray. This 18th Century Town is home to the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, and features a beautiful castle in surrounded by gardens. Spend time at Inveraray Castle (own expense) and learn the history of the west Highlands, or alternatively explore the shores of Loch Fyne in the town centre.Once we leave Inveraray, we head deeper into the Scottish Highlands, through beautiful scenery marked by dramatic lochs and castles. We pause for photos of Kilchurn Castle, nestled on the banks of Loch Awe and famously framed by mountains. We then travel on to Oban, the famous 'Gateway to the Western Isles'. Here we stop for lunch, with plenty of free time to explore the town and its horseshoe bay.We then travel onwards, past Castle Stalker, a 15th Century Castle set on a small island on Loch Laich, before reaching Glencoe. We pause here for photos of the famous Glen, which is featured in the James Bond film, Skyfall, and was site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan.We then begin our return journey, passing over Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount and making our way to Luss for Loch Lomond. Here you will have time to wander along the shoreline of this magnificent loch, before once again boarding your coach and returning to Glasgow.

$732.82 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Iona, Mull, Isle of Skye Small Group 5-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Day 1: Edinburgh - ObanVisit Scotland's first National Park around Loch Lomond, stopping at the charming conservation village of Luss set on the Loch's banks. Travel through the impressive mountains of the West Highlands through the white-washed 18th-century town of Inveraray, home to the Campbell Clan and the Duke of Argyll. Spend the afternoon in the heart of Argyll exploring the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada and the standing stones of Kilmartin before arriving in the beautiful fishing harbor town of Oban for the next two nights accommodation.Day 2: ObanTake the ferry to Mull to explore dramatic coastlines and wild beauty, before taking the small ferry to the peace and tranquility of Iona - birthplace of Celtic Christianity and ancient burial ground of Scottish Kings. Here you are at leisure to visit the historic Abbey with its intricate carved crosses in the churchyard or explore the rocky headlands. There is also an opportunity to take a small boat out to the island of Staffa and view the dramatic basalt columns immortalized by Mendelssohn in his Hebridean Overture 'Fingal's Cave'. Return on the ferry to Oban for your second night.Day 3: Oban - Plockton**Today takes you to Appin, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker and Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Pass through Fort William and travel to Mallaig to catch the ferry to Skye. Arrive in Portree. Spend the evening at leisure. Day 4: Isle of SkyeSpend the day at Skye at leisure, following recommendations from your guide. Day 5: Plockton**- EdinburghYou will be collected from your accommodation and travel south to visit the famous stronghold Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film Highlander, set at the junction of three lochs as protection against Viking raiders. From here, continue east through Glen Sheil and Glen Moriston to Loch Ness, where you will stop in the small Highland village of Fort Augustus at the south end for your chance to try and spot the monster. There is a boat trip (summer only) available here that will get you that little bit closer! Continuing south now through the Grampian Mountains along Loch Laggan, made famous now as 'Monarch of the Glen Country' before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky distillery, and onwards into Highland Perthshire for a final walk and coffee break in the fresh northern air. Continue south past Blair Castle, returning back to Edinburgh via Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge. Arrive into Edinburgh in the early evening where the tour will conclude.**Important Information: The tour spends 2 nights in Oban and 2 nights in Plockton. All Friday departures may spend the last 2 nights in Portree instead of Plockton.

$79.97 Day Trips & Excursions

Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban, and Inveraray Tour from Glasgow

We depart Scotland's largest city Glasgow, traveling to the largest expanse of fresh water in Scotland Loch Lomond. Here we can visit the conservation Luss village for coffee and sightseeing. Luss is known for the T.V programme "Take the Highroad".Traveling deep into the Highlands, we pass by some amazing views (including Loch Awe, the longest in Scotland). Every moment you spend here you feel is rich with history. The Kilchurn Castle (historically a stronghold of the Campbell Clan) is known for being haunted it is a ruined 15th and 17th century structure on a rocky peninsula. On this part of the tour you will understand the Battle of the Pass of Brander, known as the Wars of Scottish Independence.It's lunchtime and we arrive at Oban here you can explore Scotland's Victorian seaside town, climb up to McCaig's Tower, enjoy the stunning views to the isles of Mull and Kerrera. On offer here is some of the freshest seafood you'll ever have tasted (own expense). Heading home, you'll visit the seat of the Campbell Clan at Inveraray, where we'll stop so that you can indulge in ice-cream, homemade cakes,sweets and a drink in the elegance of Loch Fyne (own expense).

$365.76 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Isle of Arran 3-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Day 1: Edinburgh – Burns Country – Brodick, Isle of Arran Leave Edinburgh in the morning and travel west to Glasgow. Passing the impressive Whitelee Wind Farm, venture into the county of Ayrshire to visit Culzean Castle, one of Scotland’s 18th-century showpieces. Head inside at your own expense and explore, admiring the architecture of its interiors and the cliff-top views over Culzean County Park. If time permits, wander through the parkland to explore its woodlands and secluded ponds, and maybe visit the cafe for a bite to eat (own expense).In the afternoon, continue to Burns Country where Robert Burns was born. Enjoy a stop in the coastal town of Alloway to see places mentioned in his poems and songs, and then visit Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (own expense), to find out more about the man who penned the world-famous Auld Lang Syne song. After browsing its exhibits independently, travel to Ardrossan to hop aboard your ferry to the Isle of Arran, and then travel by minibus to the large village of Brodick where your accommodation awaits. Check in and spend your evening doing whatever you please; ask your guide for tips for good restaurants in town.Overnight: 3-star hotel or guesthouse in BrodickDay 2: Isle of Arran (B)Meet your guide after breakfast and discuss the options for your day’s activities. Depending on the weather and your group’s interests, your guide will arrange the best day out for you. Perhaps spend your day in the island’s mountainous north and enjoy views from the 2,867-foot (874-meter) peak of Goat Fell, the villages of Corrie and Sannox, the ruins of Lochranza Castle and Arran Distillery. Alternatively, step back in time on a tour of Arran’s beguiling stone circles and standing stones that date back to the Neolithic period and the early Bronze Age. Other sites of interest that may be worked into your day’s itinerary include the harbor village of Blackwaterfoot, Sliddery, Arran Cheese Shop, Brodick Castle and Arran Brewery – a microbrewery that uses ingredients from the island. Lunch, dinner and entrance fees on this day are at your own expense.Overnight: 3-star hotel or guesthouse in BrodickDay 3: Brodick – Kintyre Peninsula – Inveraray – Edinburgh (B)Return to mainland Scotland after breakfast, taking the ferry from Lochranza to Claonaig, a small town on the wild and windswept Kintyre Peninsula. Swap your mode of transport to a minibus, and then travel along the coast to the fishing village of Tarbert on the peninsula’s narrowest strip. Enjoy some free time to stretch your legs, and then continue along the banks of Loch Fyne to the little whitewashed village of Inveraray. Stop for lunch (own expense), and then travel past the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond on your way back to Edinburgh. Your 3-day tour finishes in the early evening at the start point.

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