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9 Day Tour – 380020

DAY 1 Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Mary King’s Close
  • GreyfriarsKirkyard

This stunning medieval city is the jewel in Scotland’s crown, and ever popular with visitors. Edinburgh Castle sits right in the centre on top of a craggy hill overlooking everything below, with GreyfriarsKirkyard and Mary King’s Close providing plenty more insights into this city’s spooky, creepy history. The Edinburgh arts festival in August is one of the best in the world and not to be missed.

Stay at Haymarket Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/the-haymarket-hotel-edinburgh/

DAY 2 Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Mary King’s Close
  • GreyfriarsKirkyard

This stunning medieval city is the jewel in Scotland’s crown, and ever popular with visitors. Edinburgh Castle sits right in the centre on top of a craggy hill overlooking everything below, with GreyfriarsKirkyard and Mary King’s Close providing plenty more insights into this city’s spooky, creepy history. The Edinburgh arts festival in August is one of the best in the world and not to be missed.

Stay at Haymarket Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/the-haymarket-hotel-edinburgh/

DAY 3 Pitlochry

  • Falls of Bruar
  • Pitlochry Dam and Salmon Ladder
  • Edradour distillery

A small town a short distance from Perth, Pitlochry shouldn’t be overlooked. The charming Pitlochry church and quaint buildings of the town make for a pleasant afternoon stroll, or you can visit the spectacular Falls of Bruar or the Pitlochry Dam and Salmon Ladder. Top it off with a visit to Scotland’s smallest distillery and try some Edradour single malt whisky. Ben Vrackie, a mountain topping 840m, is also nearby for any hikers.

Stay at Atholl Palace Hotel or Similar :

http://www.exploringvacations.com/atholl-palace-hotel-pitlochary/

DAY 4 Inverness

  • Caledonian Canal
  • Loch Ness
  • Inverness Castle

Marketed as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’, Inverness is a picturesque town on the banks of the river Ness. There are many walks to take along the leafy river bank, leading up to the magnificent Inverness castle and beyond to the Ness islands or the Calendonian Canal towpath. Golfing, cycling, and watersports are popular activities, and this town is also home to the biggest myth of all; the Loch Ness Monster. Go searching if you dare!

Stay at Culloden House or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/culloden-house-inverness/

DAY 5 Isle of Skye

  • Neist Point Lighthouse
  • Old Man of Storr
  • The Quirang

The largest of the Hebrides, the Isle of Skye is awe-inspiring and enchanting. Spend lazy afternoons wandering through quaint seaside villages like Broadford,Kyleakin, or the island’s capital Portree. Get in touch with nature on some exhilarating hill walks –look out for the Old Man of Storr and the Quirang, rock formations straight from the pages of a fantasy novel. Neist Point lighthouse, the Fairy Glen, and MacLeod’s Maidens (the highest cliffs in the UK), are also well worth checking out.

Stay at Skeaboast Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/skeabost-country-house-hotel-isle-of-skye/

DAY 6 Fort William

  • Ben Nevis
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Loch Linnhe cruise

Sandwiched between the stunning Loch Linnhe and the foothills of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, Fort William is simply unforgettable. The town makes an excellent base for hiking either Ben Nevis or the surrounding Munroes, or for the less outdoorsy types, a cruise along Loch Linnhe is a great way to relax and spot some local wildlife (don’t worry, there’s no monster in this one). The Jacobite steam train to Mallaig is also a throwback to days gone by.

Stay at Alexander Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/alexandra-hotel-fort-william/

DAY 7 Fort William

  • Ben Nevis
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Loch Linnhe cruise

Sandwiched between the stunning Loch Linnhe and the foothills of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, Fort William is simply unforgettable. The town makes an excellent base for hiking either Ben Nevis or the surrounding Munroes, or for the less outdoorsy types, a cruise along Loch Linnhe is a great way to relax and spot some local wildlife (don’t worry, there’s no monster in this one). The Jacobite steam train to Mallaig is also a throwback to days gone by.

Stay at Alexander Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/alexandra-hotel-fort-william/

DAY 8 Stirling

  • Bannockburn
  • Stirling Old Bridge
  • Wallace Monument

One of Scotland’s most historic cities, Stirling was at one time the only link to the Highlands and was the battleground for many wars over independence. Its looming castle is one of the premier royal residences from centuries past and once of the best preserved in the country. The Old Bridge and Bannockburn are other highly significant battle sites, while the Old Town Jail and Wallace Monument are also worth checking out.

Stay at Stirling Highland Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/stirling-highland-hotel-trossachs/

DAY 9 Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Mary King’s Close
  • GreyfriarsKirkyard

This stunning medieval city is the jewel in Scotland’s crown, and ever popular with visitors. Edinburgh Castle sits right in the centre on top of a craggy hill overlooking everything below, with GreyfriarsKirkyard and Mary King’s Close providing plenty more insights into this city’s spooky, creepy history. The Edinburgh arts festival in August is one of the best in the world and not to be missed.

Stay at Haymarket Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/the-haymarket-hotel-edinburgh/

DAY 10 Departure



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