Take in the sweeping history and breathtaking landscapes of Scotland's north and west, from Edinburgh to Inverness and down along the spectacular North Coast 500 road to Gairloch and Skye. This short tour encompasses Scotland at its most dramatic and historic. You will also stay in some distinctive hotels, including some magnificent settings.
Sample local whisky, learn about the Enlightenment and medical history of Edinburgh, visit the mighty Forth Railway Bridge - a marvel of Victorian engineering - and travel via the spectacular Cairngorms, Loch Ness and the haunting battleground at Culloden. Visit Loch Ewe and learn about its naval history and the Arctic convoys and see the magnificent gardens at Inverewe. Meet the Lady Laird and tour the beautiful gardens at Attadale House. Visit Eilean Donan Castle before crossing to Skye, with a visit to Talisker Distillery, and take some beautiful walks, including to the Fairy Glen at Uig. Return to Edinburgh via one of the most spectacular rail journeys in the world, across the Glenfinnan Viaduct to Fort William, before travelling back to Edinburgh via the breathtakingly beautiful landscapes of Glencoe, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
This compilation shows Scotland's top 100 breathtaking highlights, several of which we visit on this tour (you can watch with with the somewhat frenetic music off, if you prefer a more tranquil viewing experience).
Jon Baines Tours have been issued the Visit Britain "Good to Go" Industry standard, demonstrating that we have shown compliance with government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and ensure social distancing on tour, including using a phone app when providing tour commentaries.
We will continue to adapt our itineraries and travel protocols to comply with all current health advice relating to COVID-19.
Until recently Janice Liverseidge was a Director at The Royal Society of Medicine and is now a full time guide and in her spare time a trustee of both the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the London Handel Festival. Earlier in her career she worked for the British Medical Association. She is also a registered Blue Badge tourist guide and regularly leads groups in London on medical history walks, tours of the Wellcome Collection and other healthcare locations plus provides music and art tours for the Foundling Museum and the London Handel Festival. Janice has travelled extensively, including an eight month journey around India, South East Asia and Australia, and has led highly successful RSM tours to Vietnam and Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Cuba, South Africa and China.
Janice has the Visit Britain "Good to Go" Industry standard demonstrating that she has shown her compliance with government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and ensures social distancing including using a phone app when providing tour commentaries.
* Pending confirmation of ferry timetable
£1,980 per person sharing