Product Code: EDI1-F
Head into the Highlands…
As you head towards the Highlands, you’ll see the amazing Forth Railway Bridge, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s bright red, so you can’t miss it, and it’s a stunning example of Victorian engineering. With its triple cantilever design, it is the biggest one of its kind in Britain and the second-biggest in the world. Our journey continues past Perth, the old capital of Scotland. With a rich and influential history that stretches back over 800 years, it has always been one of the most important political, judicial and commercial centres in Scotland.
We will travel along the side of the Tay River, Scotland’s longest river, passing Dunkeld – ‘fort of the Celts’ – the ancient religious centre of Kenneth MacAlpin. Our first stop will be at about 9.30 am in the beautiful, small Highland town of Pitlochry, one of the gateways to the Highlands which lies on the River Tummel. Here you can buy some delicious home baking and get ready to continue deeper into the Highlands.
Through the spectacular Cairngorms…
Then enjoy the stunning scenery as you travel through the spectacular and unique wilderness of the Cairngorms National Park, the largest national park in Scotland. This large mountain range has five of the highest mountains in the UK within its limits. We pass Aviemore, the main town in this area, that is now a centre for outdoor and holiday activities, and then continue north and drive through Inverness – the capital of the Highlands. Perched picturesquely above the river, Inverness Castle dominates the horizon of this thriving city. Then it is on to the famous Loch Ness.
Lunch in Drumnadrochit, or take a cruise and visit Urquhart Castle…
Loch Ness is the largest body of water in Britain by volume; incredibly, all lakes and rivers of England and Wales would fit in it. With these dimensions, it’s not surprising that a monster is believed to live in the depth of the Loch. The famous “Nessie” was first seen by St. Columba in the mid-6th century. But it wasn’t until the 1930s that the mysterious creature came to widespread notice when it was seen again by an American couple. Since then, there have been thousands of sightings, and who knows? Maybe you will be the next to spot it.
On 26th December there will be no cruise or castle visit available.
- Drive through this dramatic glen
- Drive through the capital of the Highlands
- Visit the The Cairngorm Mountains
- Visit the Urquhart Castle
- See the UK’s highest mountain
- Full Day tour of Scotland
- Services of Driver Guide
- Entry to Cairngorms National Park
- Transportation on a mini-coach with air-conditioning
- Hotel Transfers
- Food and beverages
Know Before You Book
- This tour is not Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
Know Before You Go
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior at your departure point
- Please exchange your voucher (printed/digital) at the meeting point
Location & Meeting Points