Scottish Highland Explorer


  • 6 days

  • UK

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Rolling hills and rugged coastlines, mythical creatures and elusive monsters – this Highland holiday is a study of wild beauty in the most beautiful of classrooms. Travel to the dramatic Isle of Skye, ferry back to the mainland and stand before the famous Glenfinnan viaduct featured in the Harry Potter films. More lush landscapes await as you travel over wild moorland and through lush glens. Search for the mysterious Nessie along the banks of Loch Ness. Visit Highland towns and discover the secret of how whisky is made. All while based in your city-centre hotel in Inverness, the Highland capital.

Please note: Itineraries are subject to change as a result of covid 19 protocols;

Small Group Discovery

Select Cosmos 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Stay & Explore

Designed for you to make the most of the destination, all whilst staying at one centrally located hotel, perfect if you don’t want to move locations!

We have included just the right balance of excursions and free time,  with the advantage of no packing and unpacking.

Let us take care of everything so there's no planning, hassles or queues, with an average of only 24 guests per departure. For more details on inclusions please visit here.

Stay & Explore

2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners

ARRIVE IN INVERNESS

Day
1

Check into your hotel with the rest of the day free to relax in the Highland capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

INVERNESS. CULLODEN AND BRODIE CASTLE

Day
2

Fascinating visits on today’s excursion. Stop first at Clava Cairns, featured in the Outlander series and one of Scotland’s most sacred prehistoric sites. See its three exceptionally well-preserved burial cairns, each enclosed by stone circles. At CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE, the story unfolds of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Then, visit BRODIE CASTLE, the ancestral home of Clan Brodie, with an outstanding art collection and magnificent library. Back in Inverness, the rest of the day is at leisure. Our recommendation for this afternoon would be to join the Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle optional excursion, which includes a cruise on the loch.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

INVERNESS

Day
3

A full day to relax and explore the capital of the Highlands today. Crowned by a pink crenellated castle and lavishly decorated with flowers, this cathedral city on the banks of the River Ness has a rich variety of places to visit including the historic Victorian Market, an excellent museum and art gallery, and some attractive riverside walks. Why not join an optional excursion offered by your Tour Director?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

INVERNESS. ISLE OF SKYE AND GLENFINNAN

Day
4

See heather-clad moors as you drive through the western Highlands to Lochalsh and the Inner Hebridean Isle of Skye . The route back to the mainland is by FERRY across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig. Pause at Glenfinnan to see the monument to fallen Jacobite clansmen and the famous viaduct well known to Harry Potter fans before reaching Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. On return to Inverness through the Great Glen, look out for signs of the mysterious Loch Ness Monster.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

INVERNESS. WEST COAST EXCURSION

Day
5

More spectacular Scottish scenery: Dornoch Firth, the Kyle of Sutherland, the Falls of Shin, the Mountains of Assynt, and Knockan Crag. Then, follow Strath Oykel for a visit to Ullapool, a remote fishing harbour on Loch Broom, before returning along Loch Glascarnoch. For your final treat, discover the secrets behind Scotland’s national drink during a guided tour of a WHISKY DISTILLERY. Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INVERNESS.

Day
6

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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