As your tour leaves Edinburgh admire magnificent views across the Firth of Forth as you drive north to Fife. Keep a look out for the UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge as you cross the Forth Road Bridge, then soak up the scenery as you wind through the countryside.
Your tour continues North passing through Kinross and to the west of Perth, you will cruise past the Tay Forest Park before stopping in Pitlochry.
Nestled amongst the stunning scenery of the Highland Perthshire, breathe in fresh air and stand back to admire the view. A traditional resort town you can take a stroll looking on local stores for gifts and crafts enjoy a drink in one of many Cafes or bistros. A favourite of Queen Victoria this stop is about soaking up the best of the Scottish Highlands.
Enroute to Loch Ness you will pass through the stunning Cairngorms National Park, with the best of what the Scottish Highlands have to offer the journey will fly by.
On arrival at Loch Ness you have two options to enjoy;
Option 1: Cruise Loch Ness, view the castle on this one-hour voyage across the deepest, mysterious waters of Loch Ness. From here, treat those peepers – and your camera – to the breathtaking sight of the historic Urquhart Castle. Taking either a 1 or 2 hrs Cruise using Jacobite Cruises.
Option 2: Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, Explore the mysteries and discover the history of the world famous Loch at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition Experience. Discover the history of Loch Ness from the ice age to the third millennium in a seven room, themed, automated walk through. Explore the history of the loch and the many mysteries and explorations that have surrounded its past. Learn about the rumours, the hoaxes and the truths and discover what may really live in Loch Ness.
Inverness the capital of the Scottish Highlands is one of Scotland’s seven cities and sits in the south of the Highlands, on the banks of the River Ness. Crowned by a pink crenellated castle and lavishly decorated with flowers, Inverness is a thriving city with a rich variety of places to visit and things to do both in the city and around. The city boasts a number of historic buildings in the Old Town that can be appreciated while browsing city shops. There is a great selection of places to eat and drink too with peaceful areas close to the city centre for relaxing meal. The city itself is small, compact and easy to get around.
The lovely village of Dunkeld sits on the banks of the River Tay. The majestic Dunkeld Cathedral dominates this picturesque Perthshire village. Today, part ruin and part parish church, the cathedral features the tomb of the notorious ‘Wolf of Badenoch’! Nearby, walk along Atholl Street’s variety of specialist shops or take a walk down by the river, which provides excellent views of Thomas Telford’s Dunkeld Bridge.
The itinerary above is only a guide as other historical sites can be incorporated into a tailored sightseeing tour of your own making. The tour price does not include your entrance fees, lunches, dinners or the chauffeurs gratuity.