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Tour code: BEHSJEE-9

Tour Inclusions

  • 7 Nights
  • 12 Meals 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Hotel

A Scottish Journey

  • 8 days
  • Scotland
  • Max 18 Passengers

Overview

Towering mountains and enchanting lochs. Dramatic cliff-top 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 2019 | BRT
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Enjoy private tours of some of Scotland’s most enigmatic castles
  • Indulge in a whisky tasting
  • Stay on the stunning Isle of Skye and the striking Isle of Mull

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Edinburgh - St Andrews - Ballater

    Old seafaring villages, mysterious ruins and a royal love story will welcome us to Scotland. We’ll begin by travelling past towering mountains and East Neuk fishing villages before arriving in St Andrews, a tiny town with a big reputation for world-class golf. Our day will end with a delicious welcome dinner.

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Ballater - Cairngorms National Park - Culloden - Inverness

  • Day 3 - Inverness

  • Day 4 - Inverness - Loch Ness - Plockton - Isle of Skye

  • Day 5 - Isle of Skye

  • Day 6 - Isle of Skye - Fort William - Isle of Mull

  • Day 7 - Isle Of Mull - Isle of Iona - Ise of Mull

  • Day 8 - Isle of Mull - Stirling - Edinburgh

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

7 nights in boutique accommodation

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