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Journey to the heart of the Highlands

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20212022
6 days From £599 per person

2022 Tour code: 22FWS

About the tour

Journey to the heart of the Scottish Highlands, taking in the marvellous lochs and glens this part of the world is famous for. Travel by vintage steam train on the superb West Highland Line and set sail on stunning Loch Lomond.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Glasgow

Your Tour Manager greets you in Glasgow, then the rest of the day is free for you to explore. Straddling the River Clyde, Glasgow is a vibrant Scottish city with a lot to offer, and its lively centre is complemented by the backdrop of its rich history and outstanding Victorian architecture. Perhaps get your first taste of Scotland with a visit to a traditional pub for a wee dram, or get a dose of culture with a visit to one of Glasgow's excellent museums or galleries.

Day 2 - West Highland Line

Enjoy a journey on the West Highland Line today, a line that covers some of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. As you leave Glasgow, you are quickly immersed in the wild and windswept panorama of the Scottish Highlands. You arrive in Crianlarich and transfer to your hotel where you enjoy dinner. Crianlarich is a village in Perthshire, whose name is derived from the Gaelic for 'low pass' because of its location in a glen surrounded by several mountains. The villagers call their village the 'gateway to the Highlands', as it boasts a beautiful walking and cycling trail, and stunning views of Ben More, one of the highest hills in the area.

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  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Loch Lomond

Travel to Tarbet for a cruise on majestic Loch Lomond. Surrounded by Trossachs National Park, Loch Lomond is Britain's largest inland body of water and is a stunning sight. This freshwater Scottish loch is located at the border of Central Scotland and the Highlands, and is home to a host of wildlife and fish. After soaking up the beauty of Loch Lomond from the waters, you head to Inveraray, a town on the western shore of Loch Fyne where you have free time. You could visit Inveraray Castle, a unique castle with architecture incorporating Baroque, Palladian and Gothic styles, surrounded by glorious gardens. Or, visit Inveraray Jail. This 19th-century prison and courthouse is now a 'living museum' recreating the history of the era.

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  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Oban, Duart Castle & Tobermory

Transfer to Oban where you have a little free time. The town boasts some beautiful beaches, as well as one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. Next, catch the ferry to Craignure, on the Isle of Mull just off Scotland's west coast. On arrival, visit Duart Castle, the ancient home and seat of Clan Maclean. The striking castle has watched over the Sound of Mull for hundreds of years, with a history dating back to the 13th century. Enjoy a guided tour of the imposing estate, built on the end of a peninsula jutting into the Sound of the Mull. Continue by coach to Tobermory, the capital of the Isle of Mull, a lovely little fishing port famous for its brightly coloured houses, where there's free time to explore.

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  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - The Jacobite

Join the iconic Jacobite today for a magnificent journey on the final leg of the West Highland Line, hailed as one of the great railway journeys of the world. The Jacobite travels from Fort William to Mallaig, passing lochs, rivers, mountains, silvery beaches, and beautiful villages along the way. One of the most iconic landmarks to look out for is the Glenfinnan Viaduct, an incredible feat of engineering that was opened in 1901. Famously featured in the 'Harry Potter' films, the viaduct stretches over some truly impressive landscapes. On arrival in Mallaig, a quintessential Highland port town, you could head out to a nearby restaurant to try the fresh catch of the day.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - Home

Head back along the West Highland Line to Glasgow, where your tour ends. You're free to depart or continue exploring.

Includes
  • Breakfast

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Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Best Western Crianlarich Hotel, Crianlarich

Best Western Crianlarich Hotel, Crianlarich

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Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside, Glasgow

Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside, Glasgow

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Julian

5 stars

Submitted 20/Oct

A very well organised holiday and a very good tour manager who made things go well so that we could enjoy a very nice holiday

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Sally Johnson

4 stars

Submitted 20/Oct

We took a coach to Loch Lomond from our hotel in Crianlarich. The boat trip on Loch Lomond was lovely, very informative and the captain was amusing. The sandwiches were very good and the weather was perfect. later we went to Inverary a stunning town and castle. The nest day we went to Oban and Mull. Again lovely weather and a good trip, including Duart Castle where we met the Chief of the McLean clan. The fourth day on the Jacobite Train was great even ion the rain.

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PHILIP HOLLIS

4 stars

Submitted 16/Oct

Excellent holiday, lovely tour manager, nice hotel, well organised travel showing off superb Scottish venues.

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M Whiteman

4 stars

Submitted 15/Oct

Yes excellent holiday for touring the west coast of Scotland.

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Jackie jull

4 stars

Submitted 15/Oct

The scenery was stunning. Great days out

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VALERIE

4 stars

Submitted 13/Oct

Fantastic holiday in beautiful scenery . Not just for rail enthusiasts the views on the West Highland Line are some of the best in the world . The Isle of Mull was my favourite part of the holiday

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