After a tour to boast to your friends about? Where better to go then than Loch Ness and The Highlands?
Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, you are about to travel through some of Scotland’s most sensational and alluring scenery while you visit some of our most famous landmarks and attractions. You’ll be spoilt for choice as you choose from The bewitching Dunkeld Cathedral, where you can discover more about it’s dramatic religious, tragic and bloody history. Perhaps The Hermitage is more your thing? This National Trust For Scotland protected site is tucked away amongst the Perthshire forests and is home to Ossian’s Hall of mirrors, Ossian’s Cave and The spectacular Black Linn Falls.
Experiencing a Stravaigin tour is certainly thirsty work, so you Whisky lovers might fancy a wee dram? If you do, we can pop into Edradour Distillery in picturesque Pitlochry and savour a wee dram! This world renowned distillery, until recently the smallest in Scotland, has the most amazing Whiskies to try.
And what will you make of Loch Ness itself? Cameras at the ready as you can choose a cruise on the Loch for a spot of Nessie hunting. Loch Ness at It’s deepest point is a staggering 755 ft and it contains more fresh water than all the lakes in Wales and England combined, so please don’t fall in! Geology and Science more your thing? Then why not visit the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition? (No real monsters we promise.) For those of you who feel safer on dry land, you can wander freely around the resplendent and historic ruins of Urquhart Castle.
Fort Augustus at the end of the Loch is perfect for a relaxing stroll around the Locks of the Caledonian Canal, a cruise or a spot of lunch.
This evening will be spent in a charming B&B in Inverness,
After a restful night in the capital of the Highlands, we venture on to The Great Glen. A bewitching, meandering drive along an ancient fault line created many millions of years ago that has left Scotland with a unique collection of Lochs and Mountains to top the bill in any photo gallery.
We respectfully stop for a short time at The Commando Memorial, erected to commemorate our brave soldiers that fought in the second world war and which has now been extended to include a garden of remembrance for those lost in more recent conflicts. The site is an amazing view point for the Nevis range of mountains. This beauteous backdrop includes Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain.
No Highland tour is complete without Glencoe. For sheer drama, Glencoe simply cannot be beaten. Both stunning and haunting, The Glen Of Weeping as it’s also known, has a bloody and tragic air of history coursing through it’s unique atmosphere. The Glencoe massacre of 1692, where the government sponsored Campbell Clan attacked and murdered many of the MacDonald Clan of the Glen, is a brutal chapter in Scotland’s history. The word memorable doesn’t do a Glencoe visit justice.
Winding our way back home, we wander back through the sublime Loch Lomond and The radiant Trossachs. Described by many as “The Highlands In Miniature”, this area is awash with mountains, Lochs and breathtaking waterfalls with plenty to see and do for all ages.
This tour is truly one for the bucket list. Book quickly due to high demand!
PLEASE NOTE: This tours covers a large area so there may be periods where we are travelling long distances between stops. Stravaigin do our utmost to break the journey up as much as possible but Loch Ness is a long way away, so please factor this in when choosing this tour.