Fort William – Cruises of the Highlands

No trip to the Scottish Highlands is complete without a visit to legendary Loch Ness, and on this holiday, we will cruise along this mysterious stretch of water. We’ll also explore Fort Augustus before journeying along the ‘Road to the Isles’ to reach Mallaig. Here, we set sail along the shimmering waters, soaking up the breathtaking scenery that surrounds us. With fantastic experiences guaranteed, this tour is a must!

5 days from £499pp

Single Room Supplement from £149pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 5 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast and 5 evening meals, and 2 overnight stays in Northern England with breakfast and evening meal (South Departures: 8-Day Itinerary)
  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast and 4 evening meals (North Departures: 5-Day Itinerary)
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 5 or 8 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to your hotel for a four night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery at Commando Memorial on our trip across the Highlands to reach Fort Augustus. Fort Augustus sits at the southern end of mighty Loch Ness, and you can take in the panoramic views from our cruise on the loch. With informative commentary and top-of-the-range sonar equipment, there’s no better way to experience the views, sights, wildlife, history, and legend of Loch Ness.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Fort Augustus
  • Loch Ness Cruise

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax and admire the stunning views from the hotel, or why not make your own way into the heart of Fort William? This is the largest town in the Highlands, and with surroundings of beautiful scenery and idyllic walks, it’s no surprise the town is known as the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK'.

Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Oban. Following the Argyll Coastal Route, we reach the seafaring town and enjoy some free time in the 'Gateway to the Isles'. There are plenty of small galleries, independent shops, cosy cafés and inviting pubs to discover. Be sure to sample the catch of the day – Oban is renowned for its fresh seafood, after all!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Oban

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

The ‘Road to the Isles’ is considered one of the best drives in Scotland. Travelling from Fort William to Mallaig, this route passes forests, historic sights, shimmering lochs, beaches, and moors topped with purple heather. We take to the waters in Mallaig, with the Isles of Skye, Rhum and Eigg in the distance. These waters are frequently visited by a variety of birds, seals, porpoises, dolphins, whales and basking sharks.

We return to Fort William, making a stop at the Glenfinnan Visitor Centre. Take a stroll to the Glenfinnan Monument on the shores of the loch, or admire the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct – an iconic structure famous for its appearance in the Harry Potter films!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Road to the Isles and Mallaig Cruise
  • Glenfinnan Visitor Centre

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to our comfortable overnight hotel in the North of England area. This break in the journey gives you time to socialise with your fellow travellers and relax, ready for your holiday to begin.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

After breakfast, we continue our journey northwards to Scotland and on to the Caledonian Hotel near Fort William for a five-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travelling via the poignant Commando Memorial, we make our way to Fort Augustus, located at the southern tip of Loch Ness, where we enjoy an included cruise. With informative commentary and top-of-the-range sonar equipment, there’s no better way to experience the views, sights, wildlife, history, and legend of Loch Ness.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Fort Augustus
  • Loch Ness Cruise

We take the Argyll Coastal Route to reach Oban – a bustling harbour town situated on a sheltered horseshoe bay, protected by the Inner Hebridean island of Kerrea. This busy port town is the gateway to the isles, with regular ferries departing to the Inner Hebrides. There are plenty of shops to discover, including a popular chocolate shop and whisky distillery.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Oban

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax and admire the spectacular scenery from the hotel, which overlooks Loch Linnhe, or perhaps make your own way into nearby Fort William – a bustling town with shops and cafés. Fort William is known as the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK' and it is the start and end of the famous West Highland Way walking route.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The ‘Road to the Isles’ is considered one of the best drives in Scotland. Travelling from Fort William to Mallaig, this route passes forests, historic sights, shimmering lochs, beaches, and moors topped with purple heather. We take to the waters in Mallaig, with the Isles of Skye, Rhum and Eigg in the distance. These waters are frequently visited by a variety of birds, seals, porpoises, dolphins, whales and basking sharks.

We return to Fort William, making a stop at the Glenfinnan Visitor Centre. Take a stroll to the Glenfinnan Monument on the shores of the loch, or admire the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct – an iconic structure famous for its appearance in the Harry Potter films!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Road to the Isles and Mallaig Cruise

After breakfast, we leave Fort William behind and make our way to a comfortable hotel in Northern England for an overnight stay.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

If travelling from the North of England, you will stay for four nights at the 3-star Caledonian Hotel or Onich Hotel near Fort William.

If travelling from the South of England, you will stay for five nights at the Caledonian Hotel and have comfortable overnight stays on the outbound and return journeys.

Caledonian Hotel, Fort William

Caledonian Hotel, Fort William

The Caledonian Hotel is located just two miles from the centre of Fort William, between Loch Linnhe and Ben Nevis, and is ideally placed for a relaxing stay amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of the western Scottish Highlands. The scenery doesn’t stop at the hotel door; you’ll find tremendous views from the recently refurbished bar and lounge area, as well as the restaurant where you can enjoy delicious breakfast and evening meals. The hotel also has a relaxing bar to enjoy a refreshing drink after a days sightseeing

Location: Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RW

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Shower or Bath
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
Hotel
  • Bar
  • WiFi Available

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £149.00

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Annette Ashurst, 1 year ago

We were very pleasantly surprised by our first coach holiday. It was good value for money, the hotels and staff were great and our driver Kane was so helpful, friendly and knowledgeable even though it was his first time to the area. He also made sure the trips out were arranged to best fit round the weather which we really appreciated. We will definitely be booking another coach holiday after this lovely experience.

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Victor Ansell, 1 year ago

The holiday was great, we had fun. Cain our driver was really lovely and kept us informed of our daily itinerary.

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