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 Route 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 Edinburgh’s Enlightenment and medical history, 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 via one of the most spectacular rail journeys in the world, across the Glenfinnan Viaduct to Fort William. Visit Talisker Distillery and take some beautiful walks, including to the Fairy Glen. Return to Edinburgh via the breathtaking landscapes of Glencoe, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. There is an optional extension in Edinburgh to visit the castle and the National Museum and explore the old city.
Dr Anne MacAlister was a GP in Lanarkshire in Scotland for over 30 years. She has an interest in all alternative medicine with special interest and post graduate training in homoeopathy, acupuncture and hypnotherapy. Anne works as a doctor at a number of rock concerts and has traveled extensively to China, Tibet, India, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Australia, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Alaska, USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Syria, Jordan and throughout Europe. An experienced and popular tour leader, Anne has led many tours through South America and Asia and has now retired from her GP practice to focus more on travelling.
* Pending confirmation of ferry timetable
£2,180 per person sharing