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 Isle of Skye to Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve, be mesmerized as you and your family 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 Isle of Skye 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 in to 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 | Walk under the 21-arched, 100-foot-high Glenfinnan Viaduct and climb to superb views of the curved structure and Loch Shiel | Board the train to Mallaig for one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world, passing rolling hills, sparkling lochs and the sandy shores of Morar | On the Isle of Skye, enjoy mountain views and hike to one of the island's most idyllic beaches, Camas Daraich.
Days 3-4 Admire the dramatic ridgelines of the Trotternish peninsula, marked by plunging cliffs, green plateaus and rocky pinnacles | Pass craggy peaks while exploring the Quiraing, with views of the sea and wild coastal landscape | Settle in for a fine meal and private whisky tasting | From the ancient ruins of the church of Kilchrist, hike past outcrops of weathered limestone and several waterfalls to find superb views over Loch Slapin | 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 | In the mood for fresh fish-and-chips? Tried haggis? Now's your chance while dining at an authentic Scottish pub!
Days 5-6 Hike amid Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve's ancient pinewoods, clusters of mountain peaks and open moorland | Look for golden eagles and red deer | Climb to impressive views of Loch Maree and wind through woodland, waterfalls and a plateau of lunar-like lochs | Explore the Gairloch and Conon Estate, including its Flowerdale Glen, cascades and botanical garden | Cool off with a swim at spectacular and secluded Gairloch Beach | Lovely mountain and coastline vistas unfold as we trek up to the Fairy Lochs—a series of small lochs in heather-covered moorland.
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