See the central Highlands away from the usual tourist route

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Tour Number

Activity Level

286029


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The routes we walk are fine for children, parent supervision near waterfalls etc is a must.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Japanese (conversational)

Lochs, glens, castles, whisky and walking in the footsteps of the clans.


On this day trip we can take you away from the hustle and bustle of every day life, see some amazing sights and get you out into the fresh air so you can refresh and reset take you to places people can't go on the usual tourist bus trails.

I will pick you up in Edinburgh at your hotel and then take you to Stirling where we can see the castle (from a distance or enter) and then head for some walks through the forests and up hills to get spectacular views from an old clan gathering point and even see the spot where Rob Roy was laid to rest. We can visit quaint villages, eat local food, take in a whisky distillery and hopefully see some Highland cows on this personalized tour to suit your style.

Itinerary

This tour is aimed to give you lots of time out of the car enjoying the fresh Highland air and some amazing views whilst learning about Scotland's history and culture.

I will pick you up from where you are staying in Edinburgh and then we will drive to the Central Highlands which is approx 90 minutes away. This tour is personalized to suit your needs, we go do any of the following; visit Stirling castle (enter or see from a distance), go to a whisky distillery, stop at a beautiful village for refreshments, stop by a loch, go to the grave of Rob Roy and then walk through a forest to an old clan gathering point (highly recommended, the views are stunning). Hopefully we can get to see some Highland cattle up close in their natural setting as well. We can stop at some great local spots for food as well.

When out of the car you will need outdoor clothes and good sturdy walking boots.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

When driving to the central Highlands the roads are narrow, roadworks etc can slow traffic down so if you have something you must get back at a certain time for we will make sure we return in plenty of time.

Transportation

You will be transported in a Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Black panoramic sunroof or the larger Mercedes Vito Tourer. Both vehicles are fully air conditioned, the Land Rover sits 3-4 tall adults comfortably and has 2 smaller seats at the back and the Mercedes comfortably sits 7 tall adult and has a smaller 8th seat.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation and guiding is included in the price.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 GBP - Local payments will be required for lunch, any drinks and entry to castles/whisky distilleries etc.

What’s Extra

Other: Any food and drinks purchases, entry to any castles or distilleries.

A Recent Review of this tour

In a 3 week period, touring across England and Scotland, we hired several tour companies to augment our experience. Our 2 trips with Will were the highlights of the entire vacation. He made sure the needs of everyone in our 5 person party was attended to, added unique excursions to our routes, took us "the road less traveled" so we could have a very local experience. We are so grateful! I would highly, highly recommend Will.
Roxann Balmer

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    743 USD(for up to 7 people) (duration: 8 hours 30 min.) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    286029


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. The routes we walk are fine for children, parent supervision near waterfalls etc is a must.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 7

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Japanese (conversational)

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