Excursions in Glasgow
Let CitySightseeing show you all the things to do in Glasgow, from excellent museums, art galleries and beautiful parks, there is something for all ages in this exciting Scottish city. In addition, the friendly pubs, welcoming cafes and bars, and lively night clubs help to make Glasgow one of the new preferred destinations for short breaks for the younger and older generations. City Sightseeings hop on hop off bus tours are the ultimate way to visit this vibrant city, which is packed with breathtaking sights and attractions.
Day 1: The tour starts by heading north through the stunning lowland countryside of Fife and Perthshire. Take a woodland walk along the riverside at Dunkeld and visit its ancient cathedral, then travel into the heart of the Highlands and explore Loch Ness, where you can take a cruise (optional). Overnight: Drumnadrochit. Day 2: Day two takes you through the stunning scenery of Glen Affric. How about a stroll up to a stunning waterfall surrounded by ancient Caledonian forest? You then pass the Torridon Mountains, visit the stunningly beautiful Eilean Donan Castle (optional) and go on, over the sea, to the magical Isle of Skye. Day 3: You'll have the whole of the third day to explore Skye's mysteries and landscape. Here the mountains and beaches beckon, so lose your-self amongst the spectacular scenery of the Cuillin Mountains, the slanting hills of Quiraing and the incredible Trotternish Peninsula. Day 4: Day four sees you travelling south past Ben Nevis (Britain's tallest peak) and down the dramatic west coast and through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan). Overnight: Oban. Day 5: On day five explore Scotland's ancient past at Kilmartin Glen, where over 5000 years of history are laid out before you. Walk in the footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle.
It leave Edinburgh and head through Scotland's bustling central belt to show you Scotland's largest city, Glasgow. Then it's on to Loch Lomond the largest expanse of fresh water in the country. Then head deep into the Highlands, passing through breathtaking scenery including views along Loch Awe. By lunchtime, you'll have reached Oban and will have time to explore this Victorian seaside town and try some of the freshest seafood you'll ever have tasted. On the way back to Edinburgh, you'll visit the seat of the Campbell Clan at Inveraray.
Day1: The first highlight on this wonderful trip is Scotland's largest loch - Loch Lomond. You'll then drive to the beautiful seaside town of Oban, the Gateway to the Isles. Next stop is the historic village of Kilmartin and you'll then skirt the shores of Loch Fyne before you board the ferry to Islay. On the island you'll stay in Bowmore, where you'll get an introduction to the island and enjoy a dram or two. Overnight for 3 nights: Bowmore. Days 2 and 3: The exact itinerary on each day will be as flexible as possible, so that you can get the most from your Islay experience. To find out why Islay whiskies are so special, you'll take guided tours to a number of the island's distilleries. There will, of course, be ample opportunity to sample the island's delicious whiskies along the way. Along the way, you will discover why Islay is famous for so much more than whisky. Wildlife abounds on Islay so keep your eyes open for golden eagles, seals, otters, whales, dolphins, wild geese, red deer and much more. You'll also discover traditional coastal villages, ruined castles, golden beaches and a proud Gaelic culture. Day 4: You'll leave Islay on the morning ferry and head back home. The drive takes you towards the Trossachs, and there will be ample time for exploring as you head south. You will arrive back in Edinburgh feeling relaxed and refreshed after discovering one of Scotland's best kept secrets - the Isle of Islay.
The National Trust for Scotland Discovery Pass allowes client to visit 1 world heritage site, 16 islands, 76,000 hectares of countryside, 7 national nature reserves, 26 castles, palaces and country houses, 4 battle sites, 23 wedding venues, 35 gardens, 72 holiday properties, over 50,000 artefacts and 4 birthplaces of famous Scots, including Brodie Castle, Camera Obscura, Culloden, Culzean Castle and Country Park, Gladstone`s land plus many more throughout Scotland.
Day 1: Our route to Skye takes you past beautiful Stirling Castle, across the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe. As our road nears the coast, it passes Eilean Donan Castle (optional). Here you have the chance to take photographs and explore the castle that featured in the film Highlander. Then it's time to cross the bridge to Skye. Overnight in Kyleakin. Day 2: You've got a full day to explore the island. This means that you can take things nice and easy but still see all the sights, such as the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the dramatic hills of the Quiraing and outstanding beautiful Trotternish Peninsula. In the evening you'll say goodbye to the Isle and head south to Loch Ness. Overnight in Drumnadrochit. Day 3: After a good nights' sleep near the shores of Loch Ness you'll have loads of time to explore. You can take a boat tour over to Urquhart Castle (optional), visit the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition (optional), or just monster hunt from the shore. As we head home, you'll visit the battlefield of Culloden, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. You'll also pass the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.