Scottish Highland Explorer
- 02nd to 09th September 2017
- 7 Nights / 8 Days
- Self drive or flying
- Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing a double room
- Day excursions included
The Highlands really are the Scotland of your imagination, a beautiful and inspiring region of ancient landscapes with a fascinating history. You’ll glimpse the wilderness of nature and taste true Highland hospitality.
Sit back and relax while you explore famous lochs, witness battlefields, marvel in the quaint highland villages and experience a day on rails on the Funicular railway and marvel in the views which will simply take your breath away.
Your Hotel: Lovat Lodge, Nairn
This special hotel has a well-earned reputation for offering comfortable accommodation with the highest levels of service. A variety of rooms are easily accessible for wheelchair users and upon arrival, a welcome complimentary cuppa will be placed in your hands, whilst your luggage is transferred to your room.
Rooms have adjustable beds, TV and tea & coffee making facilities, or if you prefer there is a complementary early morning tea service brought directly to your room. The bathrooms have level entry showers, with grab rails and shower-chairs and other equipment is also available.
Saturday 02nd September - Pick up point to Nairn
Join our accessible coach at your chosen collection point in the UK and travel North, enjoying the dramatic scenery on route to Nairn.
Sunday 03rd September - Nairn
Today is free thereby providing you with time to relax and discover your surroundings. Explore this attractive seaside town which offers a host of features for a unique holiday experience. You can enjoy sandy beaches, riverside walks, a promenade with fantastic views over the Moray Firth and Fishertown - which hosts a selection of restaurants, shops and a harbour. Also remember to look out to sea during your stay, as this spot is a prime dolphin watching area.
Monday 04th September - Caringorm National Park
Today we set off on a rail adventure as we head to the Caringorm Mountains, home to Scotland’s only funicular railway. This unique experience will take us to the Top Station where the Ptarmigan Restaurant is located, our lunch stop for today. From here you can sit back and enjoy panoramic views from over 3,500ft. Don’t forget your postcards, this is where the highest post box in the British Isles is located.
Tuesday 05th September - Loch Ness
After a relaxing breakfast, we make our way to the legendary Loch Ness. After our visit to the Loch Ness visitor center you will have free time for lunch, a spot of shopping, or just sit back and enjoy the magnificent scenery.
Wednesday 06th September – Culloden Battlefileld & Fort George
Today we take a short drive to two spectacular historical sites. Firstly, our journey takes us to the battlefield of Culloden, where the site has been restored as closely as possible, to that seen by the forces on that fateful day in April 1746. Culloden offers a memorable experience showcasing the last battle to be fought on British soil. We then make a stop at Fort George, the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain - if not Europe - at that time and provides a fascinating insight into 18th century military life.
Thursday 07th September – Glen Ord Distillery
A visit to the Glen Ord Distillery, on the edge of the Black Isle, is a delight to both the eye and the palate. Watch the distillers at work creating a magical malt whisky which is sweet, malty and dry on the palate. The Glen Ord distillery was founded in 1838, making it one of the oldest in Scotland. The whisky, The Singleton of Glen Ord, is a rich, smooth-tasting, well-balanced whisky and we will enjoy an insightful tour showing how it is made - which includes a tasting.
Friday 08th September - Brodies Countryfare or Brodies Castle
Today we take a short drive to Brodie’s Countryfare, a unique country store providing a wonderful morning of shopping and an opportunity to stop for a bite to eat. If shopping is not your thing, we will gladly drop you off at Brodies Castle, a 16th-century castle filled with the legacy of generations of Clan Brodie. Only a few room on the ground floor are accessible, but the 71-hectare estate welcomes you to explore the grounds and walled gardens at your leisure.
Saturday 09th September - Nairn to Drop off Point
Today we say goodbye to Nairn and our new friends as we travel back to London, via the various drop off points.
Self Drive or flying to meet the tour are alternative options. Please ask us for more details.
- Luxury return travel by accessible coach
- 7 nights’ accessible accommodation to suit individual requirements
- Welcome Drink
- Full breakfast
- Evening meals
- Day tours
- Full services of an Accessible Travel Tour Manager
- Manual/Electric wheelchairs and scooters welcome
- Optional Brodie Castle stop (admission to be paid locally)
- Lunchtime meals
- Regional UK transfers
- Flights and transfers as an alternative to coach travel to the hotel
- Travel insurance
- Equipment Hire