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Starting in Edinburgh, this tour takes you from the magical spires and cobblestone streets of the Royal Mile to the green pastures of the Highlands, right to the heart of Scotland. The age-old castles of Inverness, the epic promontories of the Isle of Skye, and the outdoor capital of Britain, Ben Nevis, are all on the agenda—not to mention a chance at spotting “Nessie” on the beautiful waters of Loch Ness.
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Start your tour in Edinburgh, the intoxicating capital of the land of the Scots. Stroll from New Town to Old Town, crossing the iconic department stores on Princes Street as you go up the Royal Mile. The Edinburgh Castle is unmissable here, beckoning you with gothic towers and fortified walls. Cap it off with a pint of local beer—or a dram of whiskey, if that’s more your speed—at one of the city’s many cozy pubs in the evening.
Your next stop has been voted one of the happiest cities in Scotland. Start your day by paying “Nessie” a visi: take a boat across Loch Ness and experience the beautiful sights of the Scottish highlands. Take a stroll along the River Ness in the afternoon and stumble across the Inverness castle, or walk down to the Botanic Gardens and see the purple Scottish thorns on display.
Next, you’ll venture to the Isle of Skye, one of the most epic landscapes in all of Scotland. Take a hike across the epic promontories and up the jagged mountain trails, then saunter across the verdant pastures. Nothing is better here than grabbing your hiking boots and hitting one of the many trails—and keep a lookout for the numerous castles as you walk. In the evening, enjoy some locally caught fish—as well as beautifully fried chips—and some great banter at a local pub. Skye is all about the intimate.
End your trip in Fort William, one of several secret gems in the Scottish Highlands. A hike to Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, is a must, but so too is a stroll through the verdurous plains of Glencoe, one of the most stunning landscapes in the region. In the evening, hit a town that revels in history, and intoxicates you with its cobblestone streets and century-old castles.
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