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Tour code: BEHSJEE-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 8 Nights
  • 14 Meals 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Hotel
  • Driver
  • Tour Leader

A Scottish Journey

  • 9 days
  • Scotland
  • Max 18 Passengers

Overview

Towering mountains and enchanting lochs. Dramatic castles and quaint villages. Infamous battles and gripping legends. This Scottish Journey takes us from coastal cities to Hebridean islands, seeking out one-of-a-kind landscapes, mesmerising history and undeniable charm.

Map of A Scottish Journey | BRT
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Enjoy a piper welcome, meet the Highland cattle and tuck into a beef tasting lunch at the Aberdeenshire Highland Beef Farm
  • Discover Duart, Inverness and Crathes castles - and explore their beautiful gardens
  • Stay on the breathtaking Isle of Skye and Isle of Mull

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Edinburgh - St Andrews - Ballater

    After meeting in Edinburgh, we’ll board the mini-coach and take to the scenic route. Now, the journey begins! After travelling past towering mountains and tiny East Neuk fishing villages, we’ll reach St Andrews: a tiny town with a big reputation for world-class golf. Later today, we’ll check into our accommodation near the beautiful village of Ballater – where we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner together. Accommodation: The Loch Kinord Hotel (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Ballater - Crathes - Ballater

  • Day 3 - Ballater - Cairngorms N.P. - Culloden - Inverness

  • Day 4 - Inverness

  • Day 5 - Inverness - Plockton - Isle of Skye

  • Day 6 - Isle of Skye

  • Day 7 - Isle of Skye - Isle of Mull

  • Day 8 - Isle Of Mull - Isle of Iona - Ise of Mull

  • Day 9 - Isle of Mull - Stirling - Edinburgh

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

8 nights in boutique accommodation

The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver

Transport

Premium mini-coach transportation

Reviews

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  • 10th August 2019
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    We were part of a Scottish Journey tour group which departed Edinburgh on 9 June, 2019. Having been on Back Roads tours previously we were looking forward to this trip. Unfortunately, we were bitterly disappointed. The tour leader, was inexperienced with only a basic knowledge and understanding of Scotland and on a number of occasions, provided incorrect factual information. For many miles we travelled in silence as the tour leader failed to have information to share with the group. He was also unprofessional, sharing his life story and personal problems with the group. The hotels on this tour, particularly The Glenforsa Hotel, failed to live up to the Back-Roads guarantee of “charming boutique accommodation”. A number of rooms at The Glenforsa were smelly, some hairdryers appeared grubby, the inside of some jugs discoloured and the towels threadbare. However, the view was pleasant. It’s a shame Back Roads don't ensure all tour leaders meet the high standard for which they are famous.
  • 6th August 2019
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    Excellent experience with guide and driver who interacted with and were part of the group. Went out of their way to give meaningful commentary and superb photo opportunities.
  • 29th July 2019
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    Tour guide Michael was very knowledgeable and very concern about everyone. Driver Darren was great also they made a great team
  • 23rd July 2019
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    Excellent tour guide and manager only one hotel was off the standard we expected
  • 22nd July 2019
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    This was a very interesting tour, Scotland has such a wonderful diversity of scenery. If there were a fault, maybe more personalised one off tours could be organised like the private tour of Duart castle. It would have Been nice to have seen a piper, for instance after all its what you think of Scotland