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;
Friday: 07:00-08:00 stop for breakfast near Premier Inn Glasgow Airport; 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 £17) for a lunch, lift up to the mountains & two easy walks on the top; 17:00-18:00 romantic Eilean Donan Castle; 18:30 Kyle;
Saturday: 08:00-08:30 Scottish breakfast; 08:30 departure; 10:00-14:30 stops at The Storr, Quiraing hills, Kilt Rock, Mealt & Lealt Falls; 14:30-15:30 Portree, time for lunch; 16:00-17:00 Fairy Pools; 17:00-20:00 transfer; 20:00 hotel, free time at the Fort William near Loch Eil or dinner in Seafood restaurant (Crannog Seafood restaurant / Lochleven Seafood Café);
Sunday: 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.
Travel times may vary depending on traffic and weather conditions.
Shared hotel, shared twin room with breakfast
Private hotel, room for a private single use with breakfast
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That’s it, we’ll handle the rest. All you have to do is turn up and have a great weekend!
Get the best price in advance to the tour with 15% off when booked by 1st of April.
Traveling in small groups creates a friendly atmosphere. We aim to have no more than 16 tourists per tour manager.
Please note: by default, most of our group tours are designed for the Russian speaking community, therefore, the audio cd record is played in the Russian language. We can always organize a private tour in your preferred language. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org