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Serenity Scotland - Private Guide in Edinburgh

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Classic tour of the highlands

Excursion in Edinburgh

Tour Price : Price tour negotiable Duration : 1 day Languages: English

Day One: Leave Edinburgh at 8.30am for Stirling and the West Highlands; plenty of opportunities for sightseeing on this private tour and first off - visit Stirling with its castle and view the Wallace Monument. We recount the big Scottish stories from Braveheart to Bannockburn, from Rob Roy to the Glen Coe Massacre and have a closer look at how these have had an impact on the Scots and on people outside Scotland (as well as some of the lesser well known tales such as the Appin Murders). Take lunch at The Real Food Cafe or the Clachaig Inn we travel up the Great Glen (Albyn) fault line, visit Eilean Donan Castle; stay at the renowned Plockton Hotel, or the Plockton Inn, with superb seafood and with traditional live music sessions (Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Day Two: Journey to the magical Isle of Skye over the Mam Ratagan Pass and then by ferry using the old cattle crossing point at Glenelg, experience the 'Lord of the Rings' landscapes of the Red and Black Cuillin Mountains, walk to an Iron Age Broch (fort), tread lightly at the wonderful and enigmatic Fairy Glen (option of walk up into Castle Ewen), take in the Quirang (part of the Trotternish landslip), Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr; this is a day of breathtaking scenery, reading the land, and hearing a local story or two; second night in Plockton (or Portree).

Day Three: In the land of Nessie, option of going out onto Loch Ness with Augusta Tours for the folklore, history, geology and the special tranquility at the centre of this loch, lunch stop at the fine Pottery Bunkhouse - a chance for you to embrace their legendary baking, views of Blair Castle (a great fund of family lore and treasure in an ancient family home), visit the tiny 'city' of Dunkeld with its ancient cathedral, a place of spiritual significance and a centre of Christianity for over a thousand years, its' carefully restored early 18th century village centre with water wynds, fountain and Ell measure, across Thomas Telford's Bridge over the River Tay to Birnam (of Shakespeare's Macbeth) and Beatrix Potter Garden, back to Edinburgh for early evening.

For a Four Day Classic Tour, the third night's lodging can be Pitlochry, for example: Craigatin House, at Wellwood Houseor Poplars with superb opportunities for eating and drinking, walks and gardens. Day Four can include visits to Dunkeld and Birnam as above, to St. Andrews, home of golf, Scotland's oldest university and fine old town and beaches. See the map below with the additional day marked by the blue line.

This tour can also be built around a traditional music session depending on the night. The tour can be taken with accommodation and stops serving vegetarian food. 

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: Price tour negotiable
Duration: 1 day
Languages: English
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:NO
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :NO
Attractions:Scotland, Glenelg