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From our base in Fort William, we travel along the ‘Road to the Isles’, journey on the West Highland Line, admire Glencoe – join us and take in some of the most breath-taking scenery in Scotland.
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Day One - Home to Fort William
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Fort William, where we’ll check in to the Bay Caledonian Hotel and will enjoy an evening meal. (D)
Days Two to Seven - Fort William
We spend the next six days in Fort William enjoying both the town and the stunning scenery of this area of Scotland on three included excursions.
We have included an excursion to the town of Mallaig, travelling along the ‘Road to the Isles,’ a famous part of Scottish culture having been a route along the coast for centuries and due to the beautiful countryside it passes through. The town itself is a quaint fishing port that connects the mainland with the many islands by ferry; on our return to Fort William we will visit the Treasures of Earth Exhibition, one of Europe’s largest collections of crystals, gemstones and fossils.
We also visit Kyle of Lochalsh, a beautiful village on the Loch of the same name. Here you will enjoy sights of the Isle of Skye.
We also visit Glencoe, considered one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in all of Scotland. We also visit Kinlochleven, which sits on the eastern end of fjord-like Loch Leven, surrounded on three sides by colossal mountains.
Spend the rest of your time here enjoying Fort William at your leisure. There are a number of activities to enjoy in Fort William, most involve the stunning scenery in and around the town. Stay by the side of Loch Linnhe and soak in the views across the water or if you’re feeling active head up into the countryside around the village for spectacular hillside views. (B,D)
Day Eight - Fort William to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)
If you are looking to discover the magnificence of Scotland with scenic views from the hotel and within easy reach of the best the Highlands and Islands have to offer join us at the Caledonian Hotel.
The hotel is set in seclusion on the shores of Loch Linnhe, just a five minute walk from popular Fort William where you can discover Highland history at the West Highland Museum or hop on a loch cruise to take in the landscape from a different perspective. Of course, this area is renowned for the wide choice of fantastic outdoor activities available. If you are feeling particularly active try and tackle Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain which is just outside of town, or follow one of the many more leisurely trails in the area.
Venture out of town and the very best of the Highlands can be accessed on a day trip. A couple of hours drive from Fort William is the stunning Isle of Skye, an isolated island with stunning views from mountainous interiors, rolling green fields and dramatic seaside cliff faces. Or head just over an hour south to explore the bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond and the wider magnificence of the Trossachs National Park.
The scenery doesn’t stop at the hotel door, with tremendous views across Loch Linnhe from the hotel’s recently refurbished bar and lounge area. The views continue in the restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast and evening meals daily while enjoying one of Scotland’s greatest landscapes.
Full Day: Kyle of Lochalsh and Kyleakin
Excursion enjoying a beautiful journey through splendid Highland scenery, passing stunning lochs and glens to reach the Kyle of Lochalsh, gateway to the Isle of Skye. We then call at the pretty village of Kyleakin.
Full Day: Road to the Isles and West Highland Line
Excursion following the Road to the Isles, calling at Treasures of the earth along the way to visit the pretty fishing village of Mallaig. We then join the West Highland Line and return from Mallaig to Fort William through the most stunning Highland scenery.
Half Day: Kinlochleven and Glencoe (2018)
Scenic drive taking in the surroundings as we travel to the Highland village of Kinlochleven before a journey through stunning Glencoe.
Half Day: Oban (2019)
Today we’ll follow the shores of Loch Linnhe to Oban – the gateway to the Western Isles, and one of Scotland’s most popular resorts.