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  • Pitlochry
  • Killiecrankie
  • Clava cairns
  • Culloden
The tour 7 Day Best Of The West starts from and ends in Edinburgh. It is a natural landmarks sightseeing tour that takes 7 days taking you through Edinburgh in Scotland. 7 Day Best Of The West is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport and others.

Unlike some other companies who break up their longer tours with different guides and groups half way through your tour - We don't. One guide, one group gives you the best experience possible. Make friends. Make memories.

Our biggest, baddest and best tour, spending a whole week exploring the depths of the Highlands and the West Coast. It’s a week that’ll involve hiking, beaches, castles, heroes, battles, old stuff, new stuff, islands, more islands, ferries, sunsets, boots, bikinis, jackets and the traditional sunblock!
Passing the iconic Forth Bridge, our first day takes us up the spine of Scotland, taking in forests, tales of clan rebellions, visiting sites of ancient battles an amazing introduction to the majesty of the Highlands. We then go in search of Nessie, the legendary monster that lurks beneath the deep waters of Loch Ness. Our hostel for the night is situated right on the shores of the loch with stunning views across the water.

This the only hostel in the world that can offer this unrivaled setting!
Included activities
  • Pitlochry
  • Killiecrankie
  • Clava cairns
  • Culloden
  • Sleep on the shores of Loch Ness
To Ullapool & the ferry to Stornoway; the delights of Lewis & Harris will materialise into view and where we’ll be staying for the next 2 nights in a traditional Black House Village. This should give us ample time to explore beaches & brochs, mountains & machair, hear of MacLeods & Morrisons, and best of all, to visit the Calanais Standing Stones
Included activities
  • Ullapool
  • Stornoway
  • Butt of Lewis
  • Calanais Standing Stones
  • Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
Starting from where we left off from the day before we spend the day exploring the incredible sights and vistas of these magical islands - taking our time and making sure we are not rushed.
Included activities
  • Dun Carloway Broch
  • Great Berneray
  • Golden White Sandy Beaches
  • Plenty of time to enjoy the sights
Leaving the Outer Hebrides by ferry, it’s time to join in on the chorus of ‘Over the Sea to Skye’, where we’ll hike on one of the majestic hills of the Trotternish Ridge; visit the colourful harbour of the Capital Portree; hear tales of Warrior Queens & search for the secret of eternal youth & bask in the beauty of the Misty Isle.
Included activities
  • Tarbert
  • Uig
  • Quiraing
  • Kilt Rock
  • Portree
  • Cuillin Ridge
  • Kyleakin
It may be farewell to Skye but not the West, as we float back to the mainland; passing more blazing white sandy beaches to Glenfinnan with its viaduct & Jacobites; taking in more awe inspiring mountains (including Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest) and hike in hauntingly beautiful Glencoe; before cruising along the spectacular coast line of Loch Linnhe to take shelter in Oban & it’s picturesque bay.
Included activities
  • Mallaig
  • Morar Sands
  • Glenfinnan Monument & Viaduct
  • Glen Nevis
  • Fort William
  • Glencoe
  • Oban
A free day to explore Oban, the Gateway to the Isles

Options galore: Pop over to Mull & Iona, explore Kerrera with its Castle & seafood, stroll along to Ganavan Sands, walk up to McCaig’s Tower, hit up the MacDougal strongholds of Dunstaffnage or Dunollie, take in the views from Pulpit Hill, head South to Kilmartin in search of more Standing Stones, chill out at the harbour & enjoy the bustle of this idyllic wee bay or just relax in the comfort & warmth of your charming hostel.
We’ll start the day with a quest for ‘bovinicus caledonicus’ – a hairy coo safari like no other; continuing to Loch Awe with its Campbell castles & hollow mountain, Cruachan; on towards Rob Roy MacGregor’s last home, with a jaw dropping view at the end of an easy, if steep walk and for our final flourish we’ll visit Doune Castle on the way back to Edinburgh.
Included activities
  • Glen Lonan: Hairy Coo Safari
  • St.Conan’s Kirk
  • Kilchurn Castle
  • Balquidder & Rob Roy Territory
  • Doune Castle
what’s included
Transport
  • You will be transported in one of our busses. We do aim to spend as much time off the bus as possible.
Guide
  • This tour includes guides that are passionate about opening up our amazing country to you, weaving together the rich fabric of Scottish history and culture
what’s excluded
  • Accommodation is not included in the price of the tour, but is guaranteed for you whilst on tour. You will therefore be asked to pay on arrival at the hostels and the cost is between £18.00 and £24.00 per person per night.
  • The price of the tour doesn’t include food. However we make supermarket stops every day and each of the hostels has a well equipped kitchen for our guests to use. There will also be pubs and restaurants near each hostel if you feel like eating out in the evening.
  • Personal travel insurance is not included in the price of the tour. The company strongly recommends you take out comprehensive travel insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage/belongings, money and public liability before you travel.
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A deposit of 105 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 29 days before departure. For any departures within 23 September 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The 7 Day Best of the West tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this 7 Day Best of the West tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this 7 Day Best of the West tour. You can cancel the tour up to 30 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 29 days of departure.
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