Scotland Family Walking & Hiking Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Scottish Highlands-Loch Ness & Isle of Skye
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The Scottish Highlands. A place where wild, raw and dramatic terrain gives way to quaint hamlets and cozy pubs. Where places delight with names like River Snizort and Fairy Lochs. From Loch Ness to the Isles of Skye and Raasay to Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve, be mesmerized as you trek along forested trails, near dramatic cliffs and past idyllic coves with dolphins in the distance. And when you're ready to put up your feet, an afternoon tea or a Scottish ale will be calling your name.
- Discover why Scotland is a hiker's paradise as you explore the wild Scottish Highlands including the Isles of Skye and Raasay and the region's famous lochs
- Wind through geologically tangled terrain and mossy forest trails, gazing up at massive coastal mountains and over open moorland
- Relax at a private Scottish whisky tasting, enjoy the area's best ales, taste delicious local seafood and dig into traditional pub fare
- Learn about the local culture and lore of colorful towns, historical landmarks and perhaps come face to face with Nessie of Loch Ness!
Days 1-2 Get your first glimpse of the Scottish Highlands in Inverfarigaig as you walk along a mossy trail to a viewpoint of Loch Ness | Pop into a cozy pub for a Scottish ale or whisky | Enjoy an afternoon cruise on Loch Ness | Explore one of Scotland's most picturesque castles, Eilean Donan | On the Isle of Skye, hike to forgotten beaches and ruins along the coast | Hop on a ferry to the magical Isle of Raasay where local musicians play for us | Explore the deserted and haunting villages of Suisnish and Boreraig, while a local expert regales us with highland tales | Walk along stunning coastline and up to a high point with soaring vistas of the Cuillin Hills and the Scottish mainland.
Days 3-4 Summit Raasay's largest peak, Dun Caan with its flat-topped ridge, and take in views of the Cuillin Hills of Skye to the south, the Trotternish peninsula with its craggy mountains to the northeast, the mainland town of Applecross to the east and the austere beauty of Raasay from its highest point | Enjoy a private tour and tasting at a whisky distillery | Joined by our local guide, explore the nooks and crannies of Raasay's main town, its secret beaches and gorgeous woodlands | At the pier, hop on a boat back to the mainland searching for whales and porpoises | Discover the Gairloch and Conon Estate, including its Flowerdale Glen, cascades and botanical garden | Cool off with a swim at spectacular and secluded Gairloch Beach.
Days 5-6 Keep an eye out for golden eagles and red deer | Coastline vistas unfold as we trek up to the Fairy Lochs—a series of small lochs in heather-covered moorland | Dig in to a real local pub experience with fish and chips, or perhaps you're ready to try haggis! | Taste the spirits at a local gin distillery | For a new perspective, head out in kayaks in search of seals, minke whales and sea otters | Cozy up by the fire with a whisky in hand before a seafood dinner | Stroll the beaches of Gairloch before we return to Inverness.
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