West Coast - Follow The Great Glen from Loch Ness to Eilean Donan

Starting by driving up the shore of Loch Ness, you can choose to either view or visit Urquhart Castle. From there we can follow the steps of the MacDonald Clan, who made great efforts to attack this castle on a yearly basis! We continue down the Great Glen, with a stop along the way for a short walk to a waterfall, before arriving at Eilean Donan Castle, a 13th century fortified castle which sits on an island where the three lochs meet. The castle has a visitor centre, gift shop and coffee shop, and is well worth a visit. Usually this is where we stop for lunch. From here we will travel to Plockton, which I think is one of the most stunning towns on the West Coast. Here you can take a wander round this beautiful village, and take in the beauty of the area. The return journey is through stunning empty countryside, some of the Highlands most spectacular scenery, with the possibility of stopping at the Ledgowan Lodge Hotel at Achnasheen for a drink. Achnasheen is an ideal place to stop for the night if you wanted to book more than one day touring the West Coast. On the road back we can visit Rogie Falls, an amazing waterfall where you may also have the chance to see salmon jumping, at the right time of year. If you want to be adventurous, it is possible to get right next to the waterfall. We finish our day via Inverness.

Tour Type: Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion

Transportation Method: 7 seater VW Caravelle T4 1997

Activity Level: Light

Disability Friendly: Yes. If we can make it possible, nothing can stop us (-:

Friendly: Yes. I have on Baby and 3 Child seats available

German (fluent), English (fluent)

Maximum travellers: 6

Duration: 8 hours, starting at 9 am

If you would like to extend the day to more than 8 hours there will be an extra charge of £30 per hour for the whole group.

Local Cash: £40 Prices:

Urquhart Castle £8.50

Eilean Donan Castle £7.50

We will travel along the shores of Loch Ness, following the Great Glen and visit Urquhart Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Plockton, Achnasheen and the Rogie Falls, the best water fall to see the Salmon in action. If you want to see more of the West Coast, you can combine more than one my day trips – please get in touch to find out more.

I can arrange to pick you up anywhere between Elgin and Inverness including Inverness airport. Local railway or bus stations are Elgin, Forres, Nairn and Inverness. If you are staying somewhere locally, I can collect you from your hotel or B&B. I will either come into reception or have a name board as appropriate. Please specify the exact location where you would like to be collected. My tours generally start at 9:00 am, please specify if you would like a different time.

End location: I will return you to your place of choice in the area as above. Location options: Address or location upon traveller's request, Airport, Invergordon Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Rail or Bus Station. I will be waiting for you with a sign saying TORSTEN

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