Our Scenic Day Tour is the most popular route into the Highlands but we can add in some detours depending on your interests. We can organise an itinerary that just suits you – maybe you want to go fishing, play golf or just gently drive around, stop for a nice lunch, relax, do a bit of afternoon browsing, shop a little and then have some afternoon tea. Please contact us and we’ll be happy to work something out.
Here are a few possible detours
For all you Beatles fans we can go to the Mull of Kintyre, made famous in the 70’s by a well-known resident Paul McCartney. It’s a long drive, so allow two days. The route passes through spectacular Argyll and takes in Inveraray Castle. John Lennon also had a connection to Scotland spending summer holidays in Durness on the far north coast. To get there would require an overnight stop. The scenery on route is remote and spectacular. Closer to Edinburgh is the Roman Camp Hotel in Callander where the Beatles holed up on their 60’s tour to Scotland.
We pass many interesting structures – Roman Roads, Bridges, Canals, Railways with the most iconic being the Forth Bridge. All have stories behind them.
For F1 fans we can go and see where Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart and a Scot called Ireland who was born in England but lived in Wales, all came from. It was Innes Ireland who was the first Scot to win a Grand Prix and led the way for Clark and Stewart to become world champions. Come and see the Border Country and visit the Jim Clark Museum. Follow this with a visit to Dumbarton Castle and Loch Lomond close to where Jackie Stewart grew up. Travel on North Coast 500 route and see Camas Mor and the memorial to Innes Ireland.
The two World Wars left their mark all over Scotland not least in Loch Ewe. See where the Atlantic Convoys left for Russia – it was said to be the most dangerous journey in the world. Visit the out of the way places near Fort William where Britain trained agents for dangerous missions behind enemy lines – the remote rail stations where they arrived and the secluded country houses where they trained.
Scotland’s stunning scenery has it all and it’s easy to see why it was voted the Best Cinematic Destination. Let me know your favourite film as it may have been shot here. You’ll be surprised how popular Glencoe is with film makers.
£425 per day
Transport -Mercedes Vito Tourer with driver/tour guide
Use of Binoculars
Pick up from hotel/accommodation or cruise ship. We aim to start at 8am and return to Edinburgh at 6pm.