Fort William, Loch Ness, Oban & Skye 8 Days-Croit
Fort William, the “Outdoor Capital of the UK”, is not only an important tourist centre but also a splendid location from which to explore the magnificent Western Highlands. It is situated at the southern end of the Great Glen, on the shores of Loch Linnhe, beneath towering Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. For those who do not feel quite up to the ascent of Ben Nevis, nearby Aonach Mor offers Britain's only alpine cable car, rising over 2000 feet to the Snowgoose restaurant, from where there are spectacular views of the Great Glen. The surrounding countryside has some of Britain’s most spectacular and romantic scenery and its torrid history has produced over 30 battlefields in the Lochaber area alone. As a touring centre, Fort William is unrivalled and our splendid excursion programme makes the best of this with coverage of many of the area's most interesting places.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Continue To Resort
Day 3 - Loch Ness & Inverness
Loch Ness is the second largest loch (by surface area) in the Scottish Highlands, at 23 miles long./nIt is best known for alleged sightings of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as 'Nessie'. /nThe only island on Loch Ness is Cherry Island, visible at its southwestern end, near Fort Augustus./nInverness, translating as 'Mouth of the River Ness', is the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. /nInverness Castle dominates the horizon. ‘Macbeth’ was supposedly based in an older castle, since destroyed by the Jacobites./nThe Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (entry fees apply) give a good general overview of the development of the Highlands. /n
Day 4 - Oban
The principal town on the west coast is the gateway to the isles has an array of interesting shops. /nOban War & Peace Museum (free entry, donations welcome) explores the town's history and its strategic role in times of war./nOban Distillery runs daily tours (entry fees apply) with expert guides explaining the different stages of whisky production./n
Day 5 - Day at Leisure
Day 6 - Isle of Skye
Our journey passes Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most recognised castles in Scotland./nBroadford is a crofting village dominated by red granite houses where Bonnie Prince Charlie reputedly invented Drambuie. /nPortree, the capital of the island, is where Bonnie Prince Charlie bade farewell to Flora MacDonald before his exile to France./n
Day 7 - Return Travel
Day 8 - Return Travel
Situated on the shores of Loche Linnhe, just three miles from the centre of Fort William, with spectacular views across the loch from all of the public rooms and most of the bedrooms, the Croit Anna hotel offers a comfortable and friendly base in which to relax during a coach holiday to Fort William. The Croit Anna Hotel has 91 bedrooms with central heating and/or individual electric heating, bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, internal telephone, TV with radio channels and free WiFi. There is a panoramic lounge, spacious bars, terrace and entertainment most evenings. No lift but some ground floor rooms. All single rooms situated on 1st & 2nd floors. Extensive car parking.