Join us on this magical tour to the land of the faeries passing through some of the most majestic scenery in the whole of Scotland. This is a small group guaranteed tour (no larger than 16 persons). This is the tour to escape the hustle and bustle of city life as we embark on a spectacular journey through the Scottish wilderness learning about the area's unique culture and history along the way.
This is also a fantastic tour for those interested in the Outlander series and the Jacobite era of Scottish history as we visit very important landmarks associated with this time such as Culloden Battlefield and Glenfinnan. You can add on a 1 day Outlander Filming locations tour with us if you are fans of the show.
- Loch Ness
- Eilean Donan Castle
- the beautiful Isle of Skye
- Culloden Battlefield
- And more....
Pick up from outside the Parish Halls Building on 266 George Street in Glasgow at 7am. We will then make our way for the Fort William Train Station for those taking the Jacobite Steam Train (only available on the summer timetable). On the journey to Fort William we will pass some beautiful sites such as Loch Lomond, Loch Tulla and Glencoe. There will be rest stop opportunities on the journey and great chances to get some fantastic photographs too.
Once at Fort William, we will drop our guests taking the train ride off at the station and depart with our guests who are not taking the train ride along the same journey to Mallaig. This is what will happen during the winter months with all of our guests too unless the Jacobite is operating on the date of travel in the winter (they have some festive dates). On this journey both the train guests and those who wish to stay with us will see the Glenfinnan Viaduct and Monument in the distance as well as the impressive Loch Nam Uamh. Once in Mallaig, we will meet up with everyone once again and have some free time to enjoy a spot of lunch and have a stroll around this picturesque seaside town (lunch not included) before taking the ferry to Skye.
Once on Skye, we will make our way to your accommodation. We prefer to stay in the Broadford area but Skye books up very quickly so an early booking is advisable. (accommodation not included but we can assist in booking this for you, please inquire and remember to give us your room requirements ie twin room / double and ensuite preferences.) Once we have dropped you off at your accommodation, this day will end and it is a perfect chance to relax and prepare yourself for the next couple of days touring.
Depart accommodation early (pick up times will be announced the day before as we may have to do several pick ups due to the group being scattered at various establishments) and make our way to Dunvegan Castle (entrance fee not included and only available during the Summer timetable) and enjoy a visit to this impressive castle and gardens, the ancestral home to the Chiefs of the Clan MacLeod.
We will then make our way for the Talisker Whisky Distillery where you will have time for a tasting and a walk around their exhibition centre and shop. (The price of the tasting is not included in the tour). We will then have some lunch at the famous Oyster Shack nearby or you are free to pick up a sandwich or similar if seafood does not appeal to you (lunch not included). After lunch, we will continue onto Neist Point, one of the most scenic viewpoints on the island and on a clear day you can enjoy views over to the isles. On the return, we will stop at the Fairy Pools which does require an element of walking (around 20 minutes down and then again on the way back). If mobility is an issue, you are welcome to stay with the vehicle and have a wee walk to the first waterfall with beautiful views of Glenbrittle and the Black Cuillins.
We will then return back to your accommodation where the day will end.
Check out of your accommodation at a time to be defined and enjoy a morning tour of Skye. On this trip you will see delights such as the Old Man of Storr, Lealt Falls, Kilt Rock, and the Quiraing. If there is time, we will also make a trip to the Fairy Glen and Uig where you will have the opportunity to visit the brewery.
We will then make our way into Portree where you can have some free time to explore this harbour town and enjoy some lunch (not included).
After Portree, we will continue our journey towards Inverness going over the Skye Bridge. On this journey, we will make photo and rest stops at Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Shiel and Loch Ness at Fort Augustus.
You will then check into your Inverness accommodation at which point this day of touring will end.
Check out of accommodation and pick up at a time to be defined prior to the day. We will then make our way for the Clansman Pontoon where you will catch a Loch Ness Cruise to Urquhart Castle. This is a 30 minute Loch Cruise which includes full commentary on board. You will arrive at the pontoon at Urquhart Castle where you can enjoy an hour visit at this ruin of a once formidable fortress in the Highlands. (Loch cruise and entrance to castle not included however you purchase both together at the cruise ticket booth).
After our visit to the Loch, we will make the journey to the Culloden Battlefield, where you can enjoy a light lunch (not included) and a tour of the battlefield provided by ourselves. Afterwards, we will visit the nearby Clava Cairns - a group of 3 - 4000 year old burial cairns and standing stones.
We will then continue our journey back to Glasgow, making a stop at the Highland Perthshire town of Pitlochry for a comfort break and refreshments.
We will arrive back at 266 George Street in Glasgow for around 8pm where the tour will end.
We will say our goodbyes, toast your honour and haste ye back again!