Treasures of Scotland
- Arrival Day
- Inveraray Castle & Loch Lomond (Castle ticket included)
- Fort William & Ben Nevis (Gondola ticket included)
- Glamis Castle (Castle ticket included)
- Departure Day
Inveraray Castle & Loch Lomond (Castle ticket included)
A drive down the length of Loch Lomond is a great way to experience the ever-changing views and wonderful setting of this world-famous place. At the southern end of the loch we spend some time at Lomond Shores, a visitor destination with shops, restaurants and a SEA LIFE Aquarium. After lunch we head towards Inveraray on Loch Fyne, and home to the Duke of Argyll who founded the town in 1745. We include a tour of Inveraray Castle, ancestral home of the Duke as Chief of the Clan Campbell, with its opulent rooms, historic artefacts and beautiful gardens.
Fort William & Ben Nevis (Gondola ticket included)
Today we head up onto the wilds of Rannoch Moor and down through the majestic scenery of Glen Coe. We take time to stop and take in the majesty of the glen and surrounding mountains. Then we head through Fort William to the foot of Aonach Mor – the mountain adjoining Ben Nevis. Here, at the Nevis Range we have included a ride on the Gondola that takes you 650m up onto the mountain side with stunning views of the Great Glen, Ben Nevis and even the Inner Hebrides on a clear day. We also spend some time in Fort William before heading back to the hotel.
Glamis Castle (Castle ticket included)
After breakfast we travel across the Perthshire countryside to Glamis Castle. Situated in the fertile valley of Strathmore and home to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Glamis Castle is also the setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth and the beloved childhood home of the Queen Mother. Your visit includes a tour of the Castle and there are facilities for refreshment and some wonderful gardens to explore.
With it’s busy harbour and esplanade, Oban is an ever-popular destination and departure point for ferries to the Western Isles. You will have time to explore and perhaps have lunch in one of the many cafes and restaurants around the harbour. The War & Peace Museum is well worth a visit and is run by volunteers and has been supported for many years by Highland Heritage. There is also Oban Distillery in the centre of town, or for the more energetic visit McCaig’s Tower, an imposing folly that looks down on the town and over the harbour to the islands beyond.
Your tour includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and excursions and entry fees, as stated.
Excursions may take place in a different order to those stated above.