The Highlands are one of the most fascinating landscapes in Europe. Legends and heroes live on here. We organise round trips or location stays in wild nature with wonderful walking routes.
Highlights include Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Glen Coe, Gretna Green and Fort William.
8 days / 5 nights, 2 night cruises, extension day possible
- Day 1 - Arrival The journey begins early in the morning. Check in at Amsterdam Ijmuiden in the afternoon. Enjoy yourself on the luxury DFDS-Seaways nightliner as you cross to Newcastle. Enjoy the mini-cruise with live entertainment, pubs, restaurants and fantastic food on board.
- Day 2 - From Newcastle to Edinburgh After a hearty breakfast, you start rested in Newcastle. Along the Scottish coast you will head towards Edinburgh, where you will have time to indulge in the flair of the "Athens of the North". Stroll along the Royal Mile, enjoy the view from Edinburgh Castle, visit Mary Kings Close or Dynamic Earth. Overnight in the Edinburgh area, DB+B
- Day 3 - Scone Palace and onward journey to the town of Pitlochry Through the impressive mountain world of the Grampian Mountains you reach Scone Palace. The Scottish kings were crowned on Moot Hill in front of the palace. Afterwards you have time to stroll around picturesque Pitlochry. In the late afternoon, continue to your hotel in the Aviemore area (the coach is not available after dinner). Overnight in the Aviemore area, DB+B
- Day 4 - Whisky distillery and search for Nessie Start the day with a drive to Muir of Ord where you will visit the Glen Ord Distillery. Then continue to Drumnadrochit where you will visit the Loch Ness Centre. After a photo stop at Urquhart Castle, continue to Fort Augustus. There you can watch a presentation about life in the Highlands at the Clansman Centre (well worth seeing). From there, continue to the friendly seaside town of Fort William for your evening (the coach is not available after dinner) Overnight in Fort William, DB+B
- Day 5 - Trip to the Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle In the morning you will first drive to Eilean Donan Castle. After a photo stop, you will reach the Isle of Skye at around 11.30 am. There, a guide will join you and introduce you to the mysterious island. In the early evening you will take the boat from Armadale to Mallaig. Stop at the "Silver Sands of Mohar" possible. Overnight in Fort William, DB+B
- Day 6 - Day trip to Glasgow (Glen Coe) Today you start your journey towards Glasgow. But on the way, you will experience a spectacular mountain panorama! In the Valley of Tears (Glen Coe), the resident MacDonald clan was attacked by the Campbells loyal to the king in 1692 and almost the entire MacDonald clan was wiped out. As tragic as the story is, the mountains of Glen Coe are spectacular. Arrive at your hotel in the Glasgow area in the afternoon (coach is not available after dinner). Overnight stay in the Glasgow area, B+B
- Day 7 - Gretna Green and to the Nightliner On this last day in the British Isles, you will view Gretna Green, one of the most popular wedding venues in the world. Visit the famous forge where 5000 couples say 'I do' every year. Then head straight to Newcastle.
- Day 8 - Journey home After arriving in Amsterdam in the morning, you will reach your home town in the evening after a day trip. You can take the opportunity to plan a day in Amsterdam and leave for your home town in the evening.
- Edinburgh Scotland's Hilly Capital and Edinburgh Castle
- Loch Ness The fabled freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands
- Isle of Skye A bridge leads over rugged landscape to the island
- Glen Coe The Vale is one of Scotland's most beautiful and tragic places
- Gretna Green A well-known place to get married with a historical-political background
- Fort William Between Britain's highest mountain (Ben Nevis) and a deep valley