5 days

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A journey to the far north of Scotland brings many rewards, not least the sense of freedom and open space to be found in the thrilling seascapes of the coasts or the vast, empty expanse of mountain and moorland that separates east from west. Rewards also come in the shape of some enchanting castles and gardens, which we have threaded together to bring out the best of this remote and unspoilt region.

Top of the bill is Inverewe, a truly wonderful garden, which involves a journey to the wild beauty of the west coast through some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in the world. The Castle of Mey sits high on a cliff, overlooking the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth, and it is here that Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother, had one of her favourite retreats, and where she created a homely garden which reflected her great love of flowers. We also visit the gardens of Cawdor Castle, immortalized by William Shakespeare in Macbeth, Dunrobin Castle, the château-style ancestral home of the Dukes of Sutherland, Dunbeath Castle, perched on a promontory, and the privately-owned garden of Langwell. Finally we visit the House of Aigas, where we also enjoy lunch using estate produce, and the nursery at Abriachan, an opportunity to purchase a potted souvenir of your holiday.

Our hotel: we are based at the Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel (or similar), centrally located on the banks of the River Ness. All rooms are en-suite with tv, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities. The hotel’s facilities include a gymnasium, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

Tour highlights:

  • The desolate beauty of the Highland landscape
  • Inverewe, widely regarded as one of Scotland’s greatest gardens
  • The holly maze, styled on the Minotaur’s labyrinth, at Cawdor Castle
  • The lovingly restored gardens of the Castle of Mey
  • Spectacular borders at Langwell

Today's Price

Deposit: $135 Single supplement: $340

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  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing


Dunbeath Castle

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Outside the Millennium Hotel
08.45 21.45
Outside Marriott Hotel Glasgow Road
10.00 20.30
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
10.30 20.00
Moto Services, M90
10.45 19.45
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
11.00 19.30

Please note all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
July 4 2021 BFNG210704 July 4 2021 (Sunday) July 8 2021 (Thursday) $1,345
(ex. flights)
$135 $380 Book Now
July 18 2021 BFNG210718 July 18 2021 (Sunday) July 22 2021 (Thursday) $1,345
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$135 $380 Call for availability
June 26 2022 BFNG220626 June 26 2022 (Sunday) June 30 2022 (Thursday) $1,345
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$135 $340 Book Now
July 10 2022 BFNG220710 July 10 2022 (Sunday) July 14 2022 (Thursday) $1,345
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$135 $340 Book Now
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