This tour takes in several significant regions of Scotlland, both the Highlands and the Lowlands over a 10 night duration. We've highlighted some of the attractions you will see but this is just a teaser of the full itinerary.
The main touring season begins in April and ends in October, with the months of May through to September being High Season. Scotland is more seasonal than England and Ireland and weather in the Winter can be harsh with many hotels not operating and roads closing.
Welcome to Scotland. On arrival, you will be greeted by one of our guides and travel to a delighteful village called Braemer. Braemar is situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and close to Balmoral castle in Royal Deeside. Along with stunning mountain scenery, Braemer boasts a thriving arts and music scene with concerts, ceilidhs and other events regularly performed in multiple venues. The perfect way to adjust to the new timezone.
Today, you will wake up early and experience one of the fastest-growing field sports. Deer Stalking is part of careful deer management in the UK and you will be given an introduction to the world of stalking by a local guide in the Highlands. Then, in the afternoon, experience a sense of community, heritage and celebration as you take part in Scotland's Highland games. The Highland games have been a part of Scotland's culture for hundreds of years and are just as popular today as they've ever been.
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Travelling to Inverness this morning. On route enjoying a 2/5/3hour guided hike in Aviemore south of Inverness. Enjoying the working sheepdogs in the afternoon before continuing to the Capital of Highlands.
Enjoy some cycling on Loch Ness. With many options on the length of cycle ride you can do perhaps seeing the Loch Ness Monster up close! If taking a shorter morning bike ride explore the Culloden Battlefields and Clava Cairns with your guide.
Travel west to the Isle of Skye with your guide via Eilean Donan Castle on the Kyle of Lochalsh driving through meandering Munros. With options of Sea kayaking off the coast of Skye of Lake Kayaking of Loch Ness for the adventurous.
Skye is the adventurers mecca in particular for many climbers who embark on Everest training here. Of course the island caters for more amateur walkers and climbers or those perhaps wanting to try Coasteering. The Trotternish Peninsula offers an incredible cycle route for the fitter road cyclists or perhaps give a try to some off road mountain biking.
Leaving the island via ferry and Jacobite Express. Relax in the afternoon near Fort William.
Climb Ben Nevis or embark on the 3 Isles boat tour to Iona Mull and Staffa (look online there is a specific boat trip).
Travel south to Edinburgh enjoying a Falconry session on route.
Edinburgh at your leisure and savour memories from the last week.
Depart from Edinburgh Airport. Thank you for using Emerald Custom Tours and we look forward to assisting you with future travels.