Despite its small size, Scotland is scattered with treasures, densely crammed into its compact territory – never-ending skies, lonely landscapes, spectacular wildlife, superb seafood and hospitable, down to earth people.
In expressing his love for Scotland, Neil Wilson, a Scottish travel writer, says: “It’s the weather. Yes, seriously. We get four proper seasons here (sometimes all of them in one day) and that means that you get to enjoy the same landscapes over and over again in a range of different garbs – August hills clad in purple heather, native woodlands gilded with autumn colours, snow-patched winter mountains, and Hebridean machair sprinkled with a confetti of spring wildflowers.” (Neil Wilson, 2017, Why I love Scotland, Scotland Lonely Planet).
And the unpredictability of the weather means that even the wettest day can suddenly be transformed by parting clouds and slanting shafts of golden light. Sheer magic.
Thursday: 22:00 meet at Hotel Novotel London West, Shortlands, W6 8DR (near Hammersmith Station); 22:30 sharp departure; 22:30 start of our journey to Scotland;
Friday: 07:00-08:00 stop for breakfast near Premier Inn Glasgow Airport & meet the group traveling from other parts of Britain; 08:00-12:00 picturesque route through Loch Lomond & Glen Coe Valley with coffee stop at Luss; 12:00-15:00 stop near Ben Nevis Mountain Range (Gondola Lift up from £11) for a lunch, lift up to the mountains & two easy walks on the top; 15:00-17:30 Glenfinnan Viaduct & Monument; 18:00-19:00 check in at the chosen accommodation for two nights; 19:00 free time at the Fort William near the Lake Loch Eil (recommended booking for Sunday: Crannog Seafood restaurant / Lochleven Seafood Café).
Saturday: 08:30-09:00 Scottish breakfast; 09:00 departure; 10:30-11:30 romantic Eilean Donan Castle; 12:00-14:00 one of the top Scottish Distilleries – Torabhaig, Isle of Skye; 15:00 – 17:00 magic Fairy Pools; 17:00 departure; 18:00 Kyle;
Sunday: 08:00-08:30 Scottish breakfast; 10:00-15:00 one hour stops at The Storr, Quiraing hills, Kilt Rock, Mealt & Lealt Falls; 15:00-17:00 Portree, time for lunch; 17:00-20:00 transfer; 20:00 hotel, free time at the Fort William near Loch Eil or dinner in Seafood restaurant;
Monday: 08:30-09:00 Scottish breakfast; 11:00-13:00 stop for a pint of Scottish fresh Ale at BrewDog & visit Glasgow museums: Kelvin Hall/Kelvingrove Art Gallery/Riverside/The Tall Ship or The Clydeside Distillery; 13:00 departure; 13:00-22:00 on route to England; 22:00 Hammersmith, London.
Options to join us:
A 18.04 (22:00) London-22.04 (22:00) London (four days/four nights)
B 19.04 (07:30) Glasgow-22.04 (13:00) Glasgow (four days/three nights)
Travel times may vary depending on traffic and weather conditions.
Shared hotel, shared twin room with breakfast in the hotel
Private hotel, private room with breakfast in the hotel
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What to bring:
That’s it, we’ll handle the rest. All you have to do is turn up and have a great weekend!
Accommodation: The Imperial Hotel, Alexandra Hotel, Clan Macduff Hotel, Kings Arms Hotel, Kyle Hotel, or similar of the same quality.
Tour Manager: Max
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Traveling in small groups creates a friendly atmosphere. We aim to have no more than 16 walkers per group leader.
This tour, as well as any other Evebus Tours, can be arranged for private groups. Please contact us on email@example.com with the email subject “Private tours”.