Applecross, Wester Ross and the Wild Highlands - 2 day tour
Applecross, Wester Ross and the Wild Highlands
2 day/1 night tour
Price range: £160 - £230
A wonderful journey of discovery awaits. See the gems of the Black Isle and stunning Wester Ross, marvel at towering mountain passes threading through brooding scenery and dine on the freshest seafood. Golden eagles soar above the craggy peaks of Torridon as fairy-tale Dunrobin Castle awaits to be explored. A wee dram at the Glenmorangie distillery makes the perfect finale.
Bealach nam Ba - Experience an alpine-style drive to the summit for breathtaking views of the Isle of Skye
Applecross - Enjoy time discovering the unique history of this beautiful village
Beinn Eighe - Discover the iconic mountains and ancient pinewoods of this national nature reserve
Dunrobin Castle - This enchanting castle boasts a fascinating history, 189 rooms and spectacular gardens
Glenmorangie Distillery - Learn the traditional methods used in the making of fine malt whisky and enjoy a wee taste too
Movie locations - Winter Solstice, The Eagle and A Lonely Place to Die
Guest house accommodation included - hotel upgrade option available
Full Tour Itinerary
Day 1 - Inverness - Applecross - Ullapool
Bidding farewell to the historic city of Inverness, we enjoy the stunning Black Isle scenery. Pausing at Rogie Falls, a short stroll is rewarded with a breathtaking view of the roaring waterfalls on the Black Water. Equally as breathtaking is Glen Carron and the pretty village of Lochcarron perched on the banks of the loch that shares its name – a beautiful spot for a coffee and a leisurely wander.
Nothing will prepare you for the sheer scale and drama of the Bealach na Ba, Gaelic for ‘Pass of the Cattle’. This incredible route zigzags 2,000ft up the mountains towards heavenly views. Remember your camera to snap the Isle of Skye and Raasay emerging on the horizon.
Impressive red deer, cheeky pine martens and frolicking otters can often be spotted on the descent into picturesque Applecross Village. Tastebuds will be tingling at the prospect of a lunch of locally-sourced produce and freshly-caught seafood at the Applecross Inn.
The banks of Loch Torridon accompany us as we journey to Shieldaig, stopping to soak up the majesty of the surroundings. More wildlife can be seen at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve before we round off an unforgettable day in Ullapool.
Day 2 - Ullapool - Dunrobin Castle - Inverness
A delicious breakfast and a stroll around Ullapool make the perfect start to Day Two. Prepared and ready to go, our first stop is the Falls of Shin. Perched on the viewing platform, lucky visitors will be able to spot and cheer on the determined Atlantic salmon as they leap inside the cascading falls below.
Standing proudly above the North Sea at Golspie is the fairytale Dunrobin Castle, our next stop. This grand 189-room stately home is the ancient seat of the Earl of Sutherland. Marvel at the exquisite dining room, be inspired by its dazzling artwork and library boasting 10,000 books and lose yourself in the serenity of the gardens and wonderful falconry display.
From here, it’s a hop, skip and a jump over the Dornoch Firth and refreshment at the Glenmorangie Distillery. Learn about its fascinating history and traditions on a tour before sampling a dram. Today’s journey complete, we return through Easter Ross and across the Cromarty Firth and the Black Isle before ending our enthralling tour back in Inverness.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Small Group Tour?
With an average of just 16 passengers (and never more than 20) a Small Group Tour will provide a more intimate and flexible travelling experience. These tours are carefully planned to travel off the highways so you’ll discover quaint villages and picturesque vistas that other tours just can’t access. All the small group tours that we feature are operated by purpose built luxury minicoaches that feature air-conditioning, panoramic windows, wifi, usb charging points and comfortable seating. Each group is led by an experienced driver/guide who will entertain and inform you with stories of our history, nature and folklore. Comfortable guest house accommodation with en-suite bathrooms, tv and other amenities is included in the price of all tours. You can choose to upgrade to hotel accommodation, at extra cost, if you wish. A delicious Scottish breakfast is included each morning of your stay. If you’ve got more time to spare a series of extraordinary itineraries has been created by combining one or more shorter tours. Seamless in operation these unique holidays allow you to discover even more of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. A feature of these tours is that you will travel with a different driver/guide and fellow travellers for each portion of the itinerary.
What are the optional extras on this tour and how much do they cost?
To give you maximum flexibility the cost of admission fees and other optional extras are not included in the tour price. This gives you complete freedom to choose as the mood takes you. On this tour the optional extras are: ( ) Please note these prices are given for guidance only and may be subject to change without notice. The age limit for child discounts can vary. Credit/debit cards are not always accepted so you should plan to have sufficient cash with you should you wish to purchase any of these optional extras.
Tell me about my accommodation and which type of room should I choose?
The cost of accommodation in a comfortable guest house/B&B is included in the cost of your tour. The guesthouses and B&Bs are family run and offer comfortable accommodation in bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms, tv, tea/coffee making facilities and other amenities. Bedding, towels and basic toiletries are provided. Some guesthouses and B&Bs offer enhanced facilities such as a resident’s lounge where you can relax with other guests. Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that we stay in and the guesthouses/B&Bs are seldom more than a 10/15 minute walk from the town or village centre. The coach will drop you off at or close to your accommodation each night and will pick you up in the morning, after breakfast.
What type of room should I choose?
There are different bedrooms types to choose from, here is what you can expect: Single room - one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - two people sleeping in two separate beds. Double room - two people sharing one large bed. Family room - three people sharing a room sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person). Please note that a family room can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed.
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seating on this tour is on a first come, first served basis and cannot be pre-booked. If you are travelling as part of a group please make sure that all members of the party arrive at the departure point together.
- 1 nights guest house or hotel accommodation
- Location: Ullapool (1)
- Scottish/Continental breakfast (1)
- Transportation by luxury air-conditioned mini/midi coach
- Live commentary in English
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
From Platform 7
Inverness Bus Station
Inverness IV1 1LT
Check-in: 07:45 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 18:15 hrs
Concession discount applies to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 3 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
The price of this tour includes guest house accommodation with en-suite bathroom. You can up-grade to hotel accommodation at extra cost during the booking process.
One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.