Arrival at Edinburgh or Glasgow airport and transfer into Edinburgh
for check in at the hotel. Take a city tour to get your bearings in Scotland's
capital. Make your way to the mysterious closes of Edinburgh's medieval Old
Town, a real inspiration for the world of Harry Potter.
In the evening
join a walking tour which takes you under the City Chambers to visit the Real
Mary Kings Close. Beneath the City Chambers on the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh's
deepest secret, a warren of hidden streets where people lived, worked and died
through the centuries. Re-capture 17th century life inEdinburgh and discover
some of the dramatic episodes of this fascinating site. Step into the home of a
plague-ridden grave digger's family or a grand 16th century townhouse. Then
return to your hotel for a peaceful night's sleep in Edinburgh!
After your full Scottish breakfast leave
Edinburgh heading over the Firth of Forth - enjoy the views over to the stunning
Forth Rail Bridge. A convenient stop on your journey is the small Highland town
of Pitlochry where you can tour one of its 2 distilleries (entrance at Edradour
Distillery is free of charge!) and visit the Salmon Ladder and possibly witness
the monumental struggle of the fish as they journey up stream. From Pitlochry
travel further north and head towards Kinlochlaggan, taking your journey west.
The A86 will take you to Spean Bridge and from here on to Fort William, set on
the foot of the highest Mountain in the UK - Ben Nevis. Overnight in the Fort
Board the Jacobite Steam Train in Fort
William this morning and commence the memorable journey to Mallaig. This is a
beautiful and isolated region of Scotland, and gateway to the Western Isles.
Imagine yourself aboard the Hogwarts Express with the Weasleys' flying car in
hot pursuit as you thunder over the Glenfinnan Viaduct and the famous West
Highland Railway Line. The West Coast Railway Company, supplied the engine and
all carriages for the film and No.5972 is now set to find new fame as the
"Hogwarts Express" locomotive. The train schedule allows 1 hour 45 minutes in
the harbour town of Mallaig where you can enjoy amazing views across to the
bewitching Isle of Skye which has legends of fairies and giants of its own.
Return journey from Mallaig is at 14.20hr. Overnight again in the Fort William
For today we recommend an excursion to
Loch Ness, a magical place, and legendary home of Scotland's own monster
‘Nessie'. Keep your eyes peeled for any mysterious ripplings on the loch! Who
knows what you might see there. At Drumnadrochit, take a tour of the state of
the art Loch Ness 2000 museum and learn everything you need to know about
Scotland's most infamous monster. We recommend a visit at Urquhart Castle,
magnificently situated on an a promontory on the banks of Loch Ness. The visitor
centre of this romantic ruin offers guests a great insight into what life was
like when the castle was one of Scotland's most important medieval strongholds.
There is also the option to do a boat trip on Loch Ness or alternatively you
might want to travel further to Inverness from here for some sightseeing and
shopping in the Capital city of the Highlands. Return south from here to Fort
Today start your day by exploring
Glencoe, a magnificent yet eerie location etched into Scottish history following
the massacre of the Macdonald Clan in 1692. It's more recently known for its use
in Hollywood blockbusters such as Highlander, Braveheart and Harry Potter.
Filmed in 2003, The Prisoner of Azkaban featured Hagrid's House which was filmed
around Rannoch Moor, Glencoe and Glenfinnan. In Glen Nevis, outdoor minded
guests can do a delightful walk (low-level hike, minimum time requirement 2
hours). The glen will lead you to the Steall Falls, which have featured in the
most recent Harry Potter film. Later that day continue south through Rannoch
Moor and into the Trossachs, walking in the footsteps of legendary Scottish
heroes William Wallace (Braveheart) and Rob Roy MacGregor.Finish this leg of
your journey by making your way back to Edinburgh.
Today take a stroll down picturesque and vibrant Victoria Street
with lace, cheese, clothes and antique shops to choose from. Or take a leisurely
lunch in the historic Grassmarket, site of the hangings in the 18th century and
learn of the story of ‘Half hangit Maggie'. In the afternoon you have the option
to continue exploring Edinburgh and do some shopping. In the evening you might
want to join a Ghost & Ghouls walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town, which
will start from the Mercat Cross on the Royal Mile. The Wynds surrounding the
Royal Mile abound in tales of dastardly deeds from Edinburgh's past - and there
are still many ghosts waiting to take their revenge on unsuspecting visitors.
Last overnight in Edinburgh.
transfer to the airport and departure.
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