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DAY 1: Departing Edinburgh (8.30am), heading north, you'll see Stirling Castle. Be inspired by tales from your guide of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. We stop a few miles further north for a tour at DOUNE CASTLE. This 14th Century castle is a filming location for Outlander (Castle Leoch), Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Game of Thrones, amongst others. Admire the scenery as you travel through GLENCOE and the 'LOCH LOMOND AND THE TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK', as your tour guide explains the remarkable tribal Clan history of the Highlands. We follow the beautiful 'Road to the Isles' to the GLENFINNAN VIADUCT to experience the Jacobite Steam Train/Hogwarts Express cross the bridge in front of you! This is the real highlight for all HARRY POTTER fans on-board! Heading North, we arrive on the Southern banks of LOCH NESS, in the charming village of Fort Augustus, to get photos of the infamous monster, 'Nessie'!. We stop for photos of URQUHART CASTLE, before arriving in INVERNESS, the Capital of the Highlands, where you'll stay for 2 nights, choosing from a local guesthouse, hostel, or hotel. Overnight: INVERNESS DAY 2: After breakfast, we depart Inverness and drive across the Kessock Bridge to the BLACK ISLE, and you'll will marvel at the spectacular scenery of Achnasheen and Loch Carron. Arriving on the ISLE OF SKYE, we venture north to explore the highlights of the island, including; the CUILLIN MOUNTAINS, TROTTERNISH PENINSULA, PORTREE, the OLD MAN OF STORR, KILT ROCK and the famous QUIRAING. In the afternoon, you will make a photograph stop at the most beautiful castle in Scotland, 'EILEAN DONAN CASTLE'. Back-drop to many famous films, such as 'Highlander' and 'Made of Honor', this castle is another must-see attraction! A scenic drive through stunning GLEN SHIEL follows, returning to INVERNESS. Visit a local Highland Pub to drink some Scottish beer or whisky, eat some traditional food, whilst listening to some local musicians perform. Overnight: INVERNESS DAY 3: After breakfast, you'll visit CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD, site of the last Jacobite Rising, then 'CLAVA CAIRNS', 4,000 year-old, Bronze-Age Standing Stones. Travelling South, we stop at the HIGHLAND FOLK MUSEUM to experience Highland life in the 17th Century. (Summer only.) See the houses, clothes and weapons from 300 years ago. You'll then experience the DALWHINNIE SCOTCH WHISKY-DISTILLERY for an optional tasting tour, then DUNKELD CATHEDRAL, before arriving back in Edinburgh for around 6.30pm.
2 nights accommodation (on selected pricing options only)
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Live commentary on board
Food and drinks, unless specified
Accommodation is not included if you select 'Tour Only' option
Backpackers/Youth Hostel Dorm Bed (£25 per person per night)
Bed & Breakfast/Guesthouse Double/Twin Room (£90 to £100 per person per night)
Bed & Breakfast/Guesthouse Single Room (£55 to £80 per person per night)
Hotel Double/Twin-Room (£150 to £300 per person per night)
If you wish, you may BOOK YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION in Inverness for 2 nights. Please advise the operator if you wish to do this and inform them of the name/address.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for B&B/Guesthouse and/or Hotel bookings
Minimum age to travel is 7 years old (Under NO circumstances will children under 7 years old be permitted to travel on our tours/vehicles)
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