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Best of Scotland with Fort William

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4 cities
8 days, 7 nights
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Day 1 Edinburgh

Arrival
Welcome to the gorgeous ancient city - Edinburgh! 

Upon arrival, you are met by your driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

Breakfast included
Market Street Hotel
Market Street Hotel
6 Market Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, GB, EH1 1DE
Cozy Double
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 double / twin beds
19 m²
Breakfast included
Arrival: Private Transfer Sedan
Day 2 Edinburgh

Edinburgh Royal Mile
Following breakfast you get to explore the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh! 

Together with the guide you start a 4-hour tour of the Old Town and explore this culturally and historically important part of the city. Today you walk along the famous Royal Mile which connects two royal residences - the Castle and the palace of Holyrood House.

Before you visit the Edinburgh Castle  you hear a comprehensive history insight from your guide and visit the castle independently*. Here you may see the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun inside the castle.

Your guided walking tour ends before you visit the castle and after exploring the castle you may spend time in the city on your own or return to the hotel.

*Note: entrance tickets to the castle are included.

4h
Edinburgh City Tour
Edinburgh City Tour
Day 3 Edinburgh

Departure to Inverness
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Edinburgh.

Market Street Hotel
Address
6 Market Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, GB, EH1 1DE
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Departure
Edinburgh, United KingdomEdinburgh Central Station...
4 h
Arrival
Inverness, United KingdomInverness Central Station...
Day 3 Inverness

Arrival
Upon arrival, you  meet the driver for a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Breakfast included
Kingsmills Hotel
Kingsmills Hotel
Culcabock Road, Inverness, Scotland, GB, IV2 3LP
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
1 room
Up to 3 guests
1 King Bed
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private City Transfer Sedan
Day 4 Inverness

Exploration of the Isle of Skye
After breakfast at your hotel, you get to enjoy the beauty of the untouched nature in its glory, embarking on a full day small group tour to the famous Isle of Skye.

Early in the morning, you join a small group tour and leave the city of Inverness with the guide-driver, passing the legendary Loch Ness, observing the dramatic Highland scenery and paying a visit to witness the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle.

The next destination on your agenda is the picturesque Kyle of Lochalsh, a village on the mainland which serves as the gateway to the scenic Isle of Skye, a place of inspiration for many movie makers, poets, and travelers. Upon arrival on the Isle, you travel around the island’s east coast through the gorgeous Cuillin Mountains, experiencing truly breathtaking panoramas.

Then, you arrive at the lovely town of Portree, overlooking a sheltered bay and serving as the capital city of the island. While in Portree, you have some free time to explore the town and grab a snack.

Afterwards, you proceed to the northernmost peninsula of the Isle of Skye, Trotternish, to observe some unusual natural formations like the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and the Quiraing, and take some memorable photos of this extraterrestrial place.

Following the tour, you are transferred back to Inverness. The route you take back differs from the one in the morning so you have even more opportunities to admire the Highland scenery.  

*Note: the duration of the trip is up to 12 hours. Entrance tickets are not included. 

12h
Isle of Skye Tour
Isle of Skye Tour
Day 5 Inverness

Departure to Fort William and Loch Ness Cruise
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Inverness together with the driver-guide.

On the way, you have a stop for a 1-hour cruise on Loch Ness to explore the landscape from another perspective.

Kingsmills Hotel
Address
Culcabock Road, Inverness, Scotland, GB, IV2 3LP
Car from Inverness to Fort William
Departure
Inverness, United KingdomInverness hotel...
4 h
Arrival
Fort William, United KingdomFort Willam hotel...

Description for connection

Together with your guide-driver you have a half day tour on way to Fort William. In about 30 minutes after your departure from Inverness, you have a 1-hour cruise on the lake and continue to its southern part to Fort Augustus. Drive along Caledonian Canal and finally arrive at the hotel of Fort Willam. *Note: a cruise on the lake is available from April 16 till October 15.

Day 5 Fort William

Arrival
Upon arrival, you have a check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Day 6 Fort William

Trip to Mallaig in Jacobite Steam Train
Following breakfast in your hotel, walk to the train station and set off on the memorable trip along the scenic West Highland Line on the Jacobite steam train.

This 84-mile round trip covers the most impressive must-sees, starting near the iconic mount Ben Nevis, passing Loch Morar, and River Morar, arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis. Enjoy the dramatic views and see the most famous bridge in Scotland, Glenfinnan Viaduct, featured in the Harry Potter movies as well as beautiful villages of Lochailort, Arisaig, Morar, and Mallaig along the route. 

During a short stay in Mallaig, you have a 1-hour wildlife cruise safari. Travel out to Green Island on the Knoydart Peninsular and take a chance to witness wild seals relaxing on the rocks as well as a variety of birds, porpoises, dolphins, whales, and basking sharks frequently visiting the coastal waters. 

Upon return, you take a train back to Fort William.

*Note: a round trip on Jacobite Steam Train is subject of availability. An alternative 1-way transfer by car is offered when the round trip is not available.

1h
Wildlife Cruise Safari from Mallaig
Wildlife Cruise Safari from Mallaig
Full day
Round Trip Regular Seat on Jacobite Steam Train
Round Trip Regular Seat on Jacobite Steam Train
Day 7 Fort William

Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet the driver for the transfer to the train station.

Departure: Private Transfer Sedan
Train from Fort William to Edinburgh
Departure
Fort William, United KingdomFort William rail station...
5 h
Arrival
Edinburgh, United KingdomEdinburgh (Waverley) rail station...

Description for connection

Train with 1 layover in Glasgow.
Day 7 Edinburgh

Arrival
Upon arrival, you walk to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Breakfast included
Market Street Hotel
Market Street Hotel
6 Market Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, GB, EH1 1DE
Cozy Double
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 double / twin beds
19 m²
Breakfast included
Day 8 Edinburgh

Departure
This is the last day of your adventure! In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the hotel and driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

We hope you had a journey of a lifetime and we will be looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Market Street Hotel
Address
6 Market Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, GB, EH1 1DE
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan

What's included

Exceptional downtown hotel accommodations
Guided sightseeing tours with expert English-speaking guides
Delicious breakfasts at your hotels
Entrances to Scott Monument, Edinburgh Castle and more
Tickets and intercity transportation as per itinerary
Professional meeting services at the airport
Dedicated support team before and during your trip

Reviews

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I was extremely pleased with the personalized service.
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