TOURS – suspended until 28 March
Enjoy a Highland mountain safari, gentle woodland walks, waterfalls, Queen’s View and a red deer encounter. With plenty of time off the bus this tour is perfect for those who want to experience Highland scenery and nature at a relaxing pace.
- Woodland and riverside walks
- Queen's View
- Red deer feeding
- Highlalnd mountain safari
Our route north to the Highlands takes us over the Forth Road Bridge, past Loch Leven and the Fair City of Perth, arriving at the Hermitage approximately 90 minutes after leaving Edinburgh.
This lovely woodland ‘walk and talk’ takes us past one of the tallest trees in Britain to a spectacular waterfall and viewpoint where salmon can often be seen leaping the falls.
The centrepiece of the walk is a wild garden planted around Ossian’s Hall in the 18th century. A lovely way to start the day all seasons of the year!
A scenic drive takes us to Queen’s View for the much-admired Highland view and photo opportunity of Loch Tummel, Schiehallion mountain and the distant peaks of Glen Coe.
We travel along Loch Tummel and over the mountain pass to Highland Safaris (safari and deer feeding not included in basic tour price). Here you’ll come face-to-face with red deer, Scotland’s most iconic animal. You’ll have the opportunity to feed and stroke these magnificent animals as your ranger tells you about their fascinating life cycle, habits and personalities.
After lunch we undertake a mountain safari accompanied by your kilted ranger. Enjoy nature, culture, history and inspiring Highland scenery at an altitude of nearly 900 metres. Armed with binoculars, we travel in a 4×4 Land Rover to the high tops with incredible views and no shortage of photo opportunities.
We may be lucky enough to see wild red deer, the famous red grouse, the elusive mountain hare or even a soaring golden eagle as we travel through forests, mountains and moors on private hill tracks.
The safari will provide you with an insight into this magnificent natural wilderness and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
Included in the mountain safari are tea/coffee, shortbread and a dram of the local Dewars whisky. These will be enjoyed in a mountain-top ‘bothy’, surrounded on all sides by inspiring Highland vistas.
After a short trip, our final stop will be in Aberfeldy for a beautiful gorge walk through birch woods (the ‘Birks’ of Aberfeldy).
Popularised in song by Robert Burns, this nature trail alongside the Moness burn reveals several lovely waterfalls and there are numerous photo opportunities as we go. The gorge is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and it is likely there has been continual native woodland cover here for 8000 years.
With traditional Scottish music to accompany the journey back to Edinburgh, sit back and reflect on a wonderful day in the famous Scottish Highlands.