Discover your very own Highland life in this unique tour. Delve into the key moments of Scotland’s history in castles and palaces, cross the country’s only “lake” to a fascinating ancient Abbey, then hike to some of our most beautiful viewpoints in our first National Park. Finally, spend a memorable night in a unique “homestay” experience on a working hill farm high up in the stunning Perthshire Highlands, learning what it is really like to live in our beautiful country from a wonderful family who call this place their home.
With options to extend your tour with whisky, woodland or water-based excursions, this is truly one of our favourite trips!
Your own experienced driver-guide with vehicle for the duration of your trip
Walking tours where listed (including historical, cultural, town & hill walks)
Accommodation homestay experience on day 2 in a unique, small but comfortable “Shepherd’s Hut” on a working hill farm. A simple dinner and breakfast will also be included on the hill farm (options will be discussed with you in advance and priced accordingly within your package)
All accommodations, apart from day 2 (hill farm homestay “Shepherd’s Hut”). We will discuss other accommodation options with you and provide recommendations, but it is your responsibility to book all accommodation yourselves before the tour can be confirmed.
All food & drink, apart from the stay on the hill farm (see “Inclusions”)
Admission fees to suggested attractions (these can be included within pricing on request, but we usually keep them out in case you change your mind and just want to put your feet up)
Optional adventure activities where arranged through our trusted, brilliant and fun local suppliers. Again, we can include these within pricing on request, but we usually keep them out unless we specifically have to confirm your participation with the adventure providers a certain number of days, weeks or months in advance (they are so brilliant that they can often get booked up early!)
Starting in our iconic capital city, Edinburgh, we travel west to Stirling, where so many key moments in Scotland’s turbulent history were played out, especially during the Wars of Independence over 700 years ago. After walking in the footsteps of the ghosts of Robert the Bruce and William “Braveheart” Wallace, we end the day in the peace of the Trossachs in Scotland’s first National Park.
Starting the day with a trip to Scotland’s only “lake” and a boat trip to a fascinating but rarely visited Abbey, we travel north through Rob Roy country. A short hike to a stunning viewpoint, a delicious lunch in a renowned local restaurant, and a loch-side drive lead us to our extraordinary Highland home.
High up in the rugged Perthshire Highlands, our hosts welcome us to their remote hill farm for a unique homestay. Meet the farming family who have called this place home for decades, learn about the delights and challenges of sheep farming in such a remote part of the world. This evening take a stroll in the peaceful landscape, or simply relax far away from the streetlights, traffic, hustle and bustle of your normal daily life.
OvernightHill farm – “Shepherd’s Hut” glamping experience
Leaving a little part of ourselves in our new Highland home, we head north along one of the most extraordinary though unexplored roads in Scotland with scenery that will take your breath away. We have options to hike up to special viewpoints, along glorious riverside woodland paths, or through a traditional highland town steeped in local history.
There will also be time to visit the local whisky distillery – or even an internationally renowned chocolatier! – before ending the day in a comfortable Highland hotel or bed & breakfast.
On our final day we take the opportunity to wander through the streets of beautiful Dunkeld with its ancient riverside cathedral, part-ruined, but so central to Scotland’s religious past. The village was destroyed during the turbulence of the Jacobite Risings, but rose from the ashes to become one of the jewels in the crown of today’s grand tour of Scotland. As we head south, we visit Scone Palace, original home of the Stone of Destiny upon which all Scottish (and British) monarchs have been crowned for over 700 years. With Edinburgh in our sights again, what a way to end an extraordinary few days delving into the heart of Scotland!
We know you will fall in love with your Highland Life. Why don’t you extend this tour with options of Private canoeing, woodland adventures, and foraging in Highland Perthshire?