Sparkling lochs, soaring eagles, mountains that disappear into the clouds - these are just some of the things that await you in Ross-shire & Sutherland on our brand new 5 day holiday to the Scottish Highlands.
Strathpeffer - will be your ideal base for this fantastic break, historically a spa town after the discovery of sulphurous springs in the 18th century, its charming architecture and relatively dry climate make it a perfect place to rest after your excursions to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, picturesque Plockton village, Gairloch, Ullapool & a tour the Isle of Skye. You will also have time to explore Strathpeffer and discover its treasures such as Loch Kinellan Crannog, The Pump Rooms, Childhood Museum and the mystical Eagle Stone.
- 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Luxury Coach Travel
- Excursions as Stated
- Evening Entertainment
- Drinks on Arrival
- No Single Room Supplements (subject to availability)
EILEAN DONAN CASTLE & PLOCKTON
After a hearty Scottish breakfast in the Ben Wyvis Hotel, depart Strathpeffer with the coach this morning for a breathtaking scenic journey through the unspoilt West Highland landscapes of Strath Bran and Glen Carron before we arrive in Dornie and visit the most photographed castle in Scotland - Eilean Donan. Explore the castle and soak up the scenery before we then travel to the nearby lochside village of Plockton where you can explore this picturesque location at your leisure. This beautiful setting on the shores of Loch Carron offers stunning scenery, quaint shops and art gallery with regular exhibitions. We return to Strathpeffer in the evening and enjoy a delicious dinner in the restaurant.
STRATHPEFFER & INVERNESS
After breakfast in the hotel this morning is yours to relax at your leisure and explore the lovely Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer. Explore the pretty Highland village and its beautiful architecture, maybe visit the pictish Eagle Stone or the Childhood Museum before the coach takes you to the nearby Highland Capital of Inverness where you can explore the city and all of its shops and attractions. Botanic Gardens, Victorian Market, Abertarff House and Ness Walk are just a few of the attractions here to be enjoyed during your visit.
ULLAPOOL & GAIRLOCH
After a hearty Scottish breakfast in the Ben Wyvis Hotel, we depart Strathpeffer this morning for our scenic excursion through Wester Ross visiting some of the most popular and picturesque points on the North Coast 500 Route - Ullapool & Gairloch. Travel through the stunning Highland glens, before being graced with the beautiful sight of Loch Broom and Ullapool. You will have time to explore this picturesque Highland town, enjoy the shops, cafes and restaurants before we travel south along the banks of Loch Ewe to Gairloch. Set on the shores of a sea loch, the village offers wonderful views to the Isle of Skye, amazing walks along the golden sandy beach and Gairloch Museum, set in a repurposed nuclear bunker. We travel back to the hotel along the banks of beautiful Loch Maree - a most stunning journey through our native and unspoilt Scottish Highlands.
THE BEN WYVIS HOTEL - STRATHPEFFER
Situated in idyllic woodland in the Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer in the shadow of its namesake mountain the Ben Wyvis Hotel is a great base for exploring the Scottish Highlands. The Ben Wyvis Hotel is a grand Victorian mansion full of character and charm and is complemented by the nature and adventure that sits on the doorstep. The hotel is surrounded by five acres of woodlands and landscaped mature gardens which are just as impressive as the building itself.