Upcoming dates: No date set for 2016, yet, but if you want to get in touch, I can look at it for you!
Tour Cost Figures below cover ground based costs only. Flight costs are not included, and I cannot book flights, unfortunately.
Pair - £1125pp* Single - £1265pp^ *two people sharing a double or twin room ^one person in a double room. If it is possible to obtain single rooms on any part of the trip, I will reduce the price accordingly.
Day 1 - Glasgow > Fort William Today I welcome you to Scotland and then we take a relatively leisurely drive to Fort William, via a couple of stops, and a whole lot of gorgeous scenery.Locations: Balquhidder, Tyndrum, Black Mount, Glencoe and Onich, Fort William
Day 2 - Fort William > Ardnamurchan West is today's direction - as far west as we can go on the UK mainland. Today is rugged, wilderness beauty, with some beaches and castles thrown in for good measure!Locations: Fort William, Corran Ferry, Ardgour, Ardnamurchan Point, Ardnamurchan and Moidart, Fort William
Day 3 - Fort William > Isle of Skye Today we are heading for the Isle of Skye, by way of some memorable spots and shooting opportunities. Locations: Lochaber: Fort William, Banavie, Commando Memorial, Loch Garry, Eilean Donan Castle. Isle of Skye: Fairy Pools, Portree,
Day 4 - Skye > Applecross and Torridon From Skye we head northwards towards Applecross and then into Torridon where there are some of Scotland's toughest and most spectactular mountains. Locations: Skye Bridge, Plockton, Applecross, Shieldaig, Torridon and Ailigin.
Day 5 - Torridon > Inverness Today is a fairly long drive across country to Inverness. There are only two scheduled stops, and the rest of it is up to you as the inspiration takes you. Locations: Loch Maree, Rogie Falls, Strathpeffer, Inverness via Dingwall and Cromarty Bridge,
Day 6 - Inverness Area The Inverness area is full of photographic opportunities, and it simply isn't possible to do them all in one day. So there are five optional itineraries which can be chosen amongst the group when we get to Inverness and see what the interest and weather is like! The timings are very much only for a guide, and we can speed through, or dawdle as suits the group. At times it may be preferable to wait until late in the day for better light conditions. We can play it by ... eye!
Option 1 - Inverness > Seaboard Villages Day 6 Option 1 is a much less usual trip from Inverness to Tain, and then around the Seaboard Villages on the outer Cromarty Firth. Locations: North Kessock,Cromarty Bridge, Invergordon, Tain, Tarbat Ness, Seaboard Villages and Balintore, Nigg,
Option 2 - Inverness > The Black Isle Day 6 Option 2 takes us from Inverness to a small settlement on the Beauly Firth, before heading over to the north of the Black Isle and down its length to the ancient fishing village of Cromarty - the Highlands' best preserved historic town. From there we head back on the south side of the peninsula, towards Inverness, by way of three large villages and a fantastic peninsular strand in the Moray Firth. Locations: North Kessock, Milton of Redcastle, Culbokie, Cromarty Bridge, Jemimaville and Balblair, Cromarty, the Soutars, Rosemarkie and Fortrose, Chanonry Point, Avoch, Kilmuir.
Option 3 - Inverness > Culloden Day 6 Option 3 follows one of the most notable episodes in Scotland's history - the path of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. as it came to its bloody climax on Culloden Moor, just south east of Inverness. After Culloden we move to the historic town of Nairn, as well as the massive Fort George.Locations: Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Nairn, Ardersier, Fort George.
Option 4 - Moray Firth > Dolphin watch Day 6 Option 4 is based primarily around a dolphin watching excursion on the Moray Firth. While this may leave from Ardersier, it may also leave from Kessock or another venue, dependent upon what is available at the time. Locations: Ardersier / Moray Firth, Inverness area
Option 5 - Inverness, Loch Ness, Beauly Day 6 Option 5 sees us set off for Loch Ness and Drumnadrochit, site of the iconic Urquhart Castle.Locations: Dochfour, Loch Ness-side, Drumnadrochit, Urquhart Castle, Cùl na Kirk, Beauly, Beauly Firth.
Day 7 - Inverness > Tay & Edinburgh Today we travel from Inverness to Edinburgh. Ordinarily this trip would take around hours by minibus, but we will take considerably longer. Over six main sections we will be leaving the beaten path and going into some of the most stunning wild places Scotland has to offer. Don't worry, there will be plenty stops! As flexibility is the core of my tours, there are a couple of places wheere we can break out and miss a section if guests wish to head on more quickly towards Edinburgh. Section 1 via Aviemore, Kingussie, Ruthven Barracks, Dalwhinnie Section 2 via Blair Atholl, Killiecrankie, Garry Bridge (Pitlochry) Section 3 via Loch Tummel Queens View, Tummel Bridge, Schiehallion, and lunch Section 4 via Glen Lyon, Fortingall, Ben Lawers Section 5 via Loch Tay, Killin, Glen Ogle, Lochearnhead Section 6 via Callander, Stirling, Edinburgh Edinburgh
Day 8 - Edinburgh Today we focus on Edinburgh. Your itinerary is entirely up to you, however, my suggestion is that you visit the castle as early as you can, if you want to do so. Thereafter, you have the remainder of the day open to you. Bear in mind, the castle is a busy place, and queuing is a time consuming element of the visit, so an earlier start is best. I will preorganise tickets to try to minimise the time spent hanging around.Locations: Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh
Day 9 - Homeward Bound Edinburgh and Homeward Bound