Scotland: Searching for Nessie and the perfect haggis (3 Weeks)
Day 1-4 Edinburgh
Be captivated by Scotland’s capital, which boats cosmopolitan nightlife and a grand castle perched atop the plug of an extinct volcano. The Palace of Holyroodhouse is an essential stop, as are the gardens and shops that line Princes Street. Time your visit for summer to experience the Edinburgh Festival and the Fringe.
Transfers to St. Andrews 1h28m1h28m
Day 5-8 St. Andrews
Chosen by the Duke of Cambridge and the place where he met his wife Kate, St Andrews is well known for its university. The city’s other claim to fame is its golf courses; St Andrews Links has been hosting golfing tournaments since the 15th Century.
Transfers to Loch Ness 3h14m
Day 9-11 Loch Ness
Coast along the waters of Scotland’s infamous Loch Ness and join the hunt for Nessie. Many claim to have seen this mythical creature, said to make its home in the cold, deep waters of the loch, but few have even a hint of proof. Once you’re done looking for monsters, check out Urquhart Castle and the loch’s historic lighthouses.
Transfers to Isle of Skye 2h29m
Day 12-15 Isle of Skye
Travelling to medieval castles, traversing rugged landscapes and lingering in the quaint fishing villages are some of the essential experiences to be found on the Isle of Skye. However, no visit should be considered complete without enjoying the folk music typical of these parts, preferably in a local inn.
Transfers to Loch Lomond 4h04m
Day 16-18 Loch Lomond
Crossing the Highland Boundary Fault is this freshwater loch that contains several islands. It has become one of the most popular leisure destinations over the years because of its tranquil atmosphere and the relaxing vibe it gives off. Take tea in one of the lodges on its shores accompanied by the traditional sweet treat known as tablet.
Transfers to Glasgow 0h46m1h24m