Day 17

small lochs in Scottish mountainsWe follow the west coast with surprising views around every corner. We include a side trip to one of the most beautiful lochs in the Highlands and see - maybe - MacLeod's lost daughter Eimhir, now a mermaid. We arrive at a lively fishing village where we stay for 2 nights. There's lot of local life to discover with pubs, live music and much more.

Day 18

seal in waterDiscover some of the Scottish wildlife during our boat cruise (incl.) through the archipelago of the Summer Isles. Seals, porpoise, dolphins, whales, eagles and sea birds may be seen. With clear skies we can also spot the Outer Hebrides.

 

Day 19

coast and mountainsAnother spectacular driving day along the west coast. And if you like we can stop at a little paradise, a botanical garden at the coast where palm trees grow. We stay for two nights at a small village, where our campsite provides you with views of the Isle of Skye and a hearty breakfast in a greenhouse.

Day 20

road through Scottish mountainsThis is a day for relaxing. The area offers several opportunities for hiking with a mix of forests, creeks and a rugged coast line. What about a dinner in the village's cosy pub? Our picture shows you the pass road we'll take on the next day. It's one of the highest roads in Scotland...just for your mental preparation.

Day 21

Eilean Donan CastleWe head for the Isle of Skye, often called Scotland in miniature. Along the road we stop - of course - at the famous Eilean Donan Castle. Our destination for today is Portree, a picturesque little village with colourful house facades and a very pretty harbour.

Day 22

mountains and river on SkyePortree serves as the base for our trip around Skye. Expect a breathtaking drive, with attractions like the Kilt Rock and and a visit to an open air museum which tells you the story of the hard life of crofters in former days (incl.). Do you want to know where MacLeod of MacLeod, chief of the Clan MacLeod lives? We'll show you.

Day 23

Glenfinnan viaduct and steam trainWe leave the Isle of Skye by ferry and follow the West Highland Railway with the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. Have you seen the Harry Potter movies? Glennfinnan is also the name of a hamlet along the road where Bonnie Prince Charlie came ashore. There is a monument with a visitor centre that offers the full story.

Day 24

After spending theDriving through Glencoe night at Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain, we cross the valley of Glencoe - a beautiful spot - but unfortunately best known for the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692, where 38 members of the Clan MacDonald were killed. Later on we arrive at Loch Lomond. To experience its beauty we have a cruise in the afternoon (incl.)