Our fantastic new multi-centre tour takes in some of west Scotland's most spectacular and iconic scenery, castles and gardens. We take a cruise along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, marvel at the legendary landscape of the Island of Skye and journey along the rugged coast to Ullapool in the northern Highlands. Image Eilean Donan Castle - Laura Harrison
Detailed Overview

Hotel

3* Winnock Hotel, Drymen

A very warm welcome awaits you at The Winnock, an award winning hotel located on the village green in pretty Drymen. All 73 comfortable bedrooms are traditional in style, furnished in tartan fabrics. There is a large, bright restaurant and a relaxing, informal bar.

• Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Television • Telephone • Wi-Fi • Iron • Wake up Service/alarm clock • Hairdryer • There is no lift at this hotel but ground floor rooms are available •

3* Dunollie Hotel, Isle Of Skye

The Dunollie Hotel is set by the waterside of Broadford Bay with magnificent views across the sea to Loch Kishorn and the Applecross Hills.

• Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Lounge • Wi-Fi • Flat screen TV • Complimentary toiletries • Wake-up service/alarm clock • Hair dryer • There are steps throughout the hotel and no lift access, so the hotel is not ideally suited for wheelchairs or scooters •

3* Royal Hotel, Ullapool

The Royal Hotel is located at the entrance to the fishing village of Ullapool with breath taking views across Loch Broom and the surrounding Highlands. Believed to be the oldest hotel in Ullapool in continuous use. The Royal Hotel is thought to have originally been a coaching inn, in a more basic form than that of today, now it is one of the most luxurious hotels in the Scottish Highlands.

• Bar • Lounge • Restaurant • Tea/Coffee in the room • Wi-Fi • Flat screen TV • Telephone • Complimentary toiletries • Hair Dryer • There is no lift at this hotel but all rooms are either ground or first floor •

4* Doubletree by Hilton, Dundee

The historical and traditional Scottish mansion house, built in 1870, is set in the heart of this tastefully extended hotel, with six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens including the listed Maze and walled garden.

• Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Tea/coffee in room • Work desk and chair • Television • Telephone • Wi-Fi • Iron • Hairdryer • Sauna • Fitness Centre • Swimming pool • There is no lift at the hotel •

Price includes

Winnock Hotel

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome drinks reception

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Porterage

Dunollie Hotel

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3-course carvery menu 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Porterage

Royal Hotel, Ullapool

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • All rooms have walk in showers at this hotel

  • Porterage

Doubletree by Hilton Dundee

  • 1-night dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3-course buffet menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Free use of leisure facilities (indoor pool, steam room and sauna)

  • Porterage

Attractions

  • 2-hour return cruise on the Steamship Sir Walter Scott

  • Entrance to Eilean Donan Castle

  • Entrance to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

  • Entrance to Armadale Castle

  • Entrance to Inverewe House & Gardens

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We make our way up the country and to our first hotel stop of the tour.

Day 2

Loch Katrine Cruise
We spend today taking in the spectacular scenery en route to our first destination, Loch Katrine. Departing from the Trossochs Pier, we enjoy an awe-inspiring cruise on the world-famous Steamship Sir Walter Scott. Gliding past stunning Trossachs landmarks, the friendly crew will regale us with tales and legends of the Loch while we sit back and relax in comfort. Next, we head for the pretty bustling tourist town of Callander, the location for the original Doctor Findlay's Casebook TV series. We have free time to enjoy lunch and explore before heading back to our hotel.

Day 3

Eilean Donan Castle & Journey to Skye
We leave Loch Lomond behind today and make our way to Skye journeying through spectacular countryside. Travelling via Fort William, we stop at the famous Eilean Donan Castle, situated on an island and surrounded by majestic scenery. We explore the inside of the castle before we continue to the famous Skye Bridge for our crossing to the mystical island of Skye, our home for the next two nights.

Day 4

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens , Trotternish & Portree
Today we make our way to the north west corner of Skye to visit famous Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Built on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Dunvegan (once entirely encircled by the sea) Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. After our visit here, we enjoy a scenic drive up the Trotternish Peninsula, home to the Old Man of Storr, before returning to our hotel via the picturesque harbour town of Portree. Set around a natural harbour and fringed by high ground and cliffs, the town is a popular tourist destination.

Day 5

Armadale Castle & Inverewe Gardens
This morning, we visit Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles where we discover the history of the Highlands and Islands through the story of Clan Donald, its most powerful clan, before enjoying the 46 acres of beautiful woodland gardens surrounding the castle, which offer stunning views from the front of the lawn across the Sound of Sleat to the Knoydart Mountains. In the afternoon, we head to the mainland and the fishing village of Gairloch where we visit the award-winning botanical Inverewe Gardens which are full of amazing flora not normally seen in the UK. From here we follow the coastal road north to our next hotel in Ullapool.

Day 6

Ullapool
We enjoy a day at leisure in the picturesque fishing town of Ullapool, nestled on the shores of Loch Broom. The natural beauty of this area has to be seen to be believed.

Day 7

We head south to our overnight hotel in the Dundee area.

Day 8

We head further south to meet our feeder drivers for the journeys back to our house.

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