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The Great Glen Way

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  • No booking fees
5.0 Based on 5 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Walking tour
  • Hiking
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Fort William, Scotland
  • Ends Inverness, Scotland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Walking in the Heart of Scotland
  • Hiking Through the Scottish Highlands
  • Canal and LochSide Footpaths
  • Views of Ben Nevis
Start in Fort William and end in Inverness, the "The Great Glen Way" trip is a self-guided walking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Fort William, Drumnadrochit, Gairlochy and 4 other destinations in Scotland. "The Great Glen Way" is a private trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Walk through the heart of the Scottish Highlands at your own pace. Opened in April 2002, this long distance walking trail travels right through the very heart of Scotland. From Fort William to Inverness you'll discover the highlights that make this area such a magnet for walkers. Pass by the foot of Ben Nevis (1344m), the highest mountain in the UK. Follow undulating forest tracks along the shores of Loch Ness and walk through a mixture of farmland, exposed high moorlands and woodland as you make your way to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. Along the route you will also encounter the forts and castles scattered along the way that lay witness to Scotland's turbulent past, from the Iron Age to the Jacobite Rebellion led by Bonnie Prince Charlie who was finally defeated at the Battle of Culloden.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 09 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
We had a great time walking The Great Glen Way. Food was great, people were friendly and beautiful views. We would highly recommend this walk.
  • Anonymous
  • On May 30 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
First walking holiday and already thinking about our next adventure with Sherpa. Excellent B&B's. All accommodations were fantastic. Staff at every location was friendly and helpful. Great service across the board.
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 22 2018
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Enjoyed seeing the locks in action in Fort Augustus; the High Route from Fort Augustus was beautiful; meeting people along the way, no midgies!, and sampling whiskies at the end of the day.
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 24 2017
5 - Excellent
Excellent
This was our first multi-day walk so we were a little apprehensive but we had a fantastic time and will definitely be doing more in the future.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Fort William
  • Day 2 : Fort William to Gairlochy 17 km/10.5 miles
  • Day 3 : Gairlochy to South Laggan 17.5 km/11 miles or 21km /13 miles
  • Day 4 : South Laggan to Fort Augustus 20 km/12.5 miles
  • Day 5 : Fort Augustus to Invermoriston 13 km/8 miles
  • Day 6 : Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit 22 km/14 miles
  • Day 7 : Drumnadrochit to Inverness 21 km/14 miles
  • Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights accommodation in small guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts
Transport
  • Taxi transfer on Day 7 to Loch Laide
Others
  • One piece of luggage per person transferred from Inn to Inn, not to exceed 20kg
  • Information pack including route notes & maps
  • Emergency hotline
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunch, Dinner and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Great Glen Way tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 27 July 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 July 2022, a deposit of 185 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Great Glen Way 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.

Visa

For this The Great Glen Way 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

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    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

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