'Door to door'
Staying in Fort William and surrounded by spectacular Scottish scenery, this tour shows off some of the best parts of Scotland. We enjoy a 3 hour round trip on the Caledonian Canal as we sail through the Great Glen and discover unforgettable vistas of mountains, lochs and glens. We also include a visit to Eilean Donan Castle Visitor Centre. Eilean Donan is probably the most photographed castle in the world.
Tuesday: We enjoy a scenic journey as we make our way to Glenfinnan where we make a stop at the Visitor Centre. Set amid superb Highland scenery, the monument is a tribute to the Jacobite clansmen. Following a short time here we continue to the bustling & thriving port of Mallaig. Here we have chance to explore before returning to the hotel.
Wednesday: A full day today as we head towards Dornie, making a short comfort stop en-route. We continue to Dornie and on to Eilean Donan Castle Visitor Centre. Eilean Donan is recognised as one of the most iconic images of Scotland and situated on an island where three great lochs meet. There are great views of the castle from the Visitor Centre (admission to the castle is not included as there are approx. 100 steps inside – for those wishing to visit the castle the cost is approx. £7.50 per person). Following this visit we make our way back to Fort Augustus, where we spend some free time before returning to the hotel.
Thursday: We enjoy a free morning in Fort William. This afternoon our coach takes us to Banavie in time to meet our boat for our 3 hour round-trip on the Caledonian Canal. Soak up the unique canal atmosphere, keep your eyes peeled for deer, otters & eagles as we navigate our way through working locks & gates. Marvel at the fascinating historical landmarks, pretty lochs & inlets and spectacular mountains. While on-board there will be an interesting commentary of foregone tales and pointing out castles & monuments. During our cruise we enjoy an included afternoon tea.
· Cruise on the Caledonian Canal including an afternoon tea
· Visit to Eilean Donan Castle
· Free Time in Fort Augustus
· Free Time in Mallaig
Part of the very fabric of Fort William, since 1876 The Alexandra Hotel provides traditional Scottish Hospitality at its best and located in the centre of Fort William is an ideal base from which to explore the Highlands and Islands.Relax by the warmth of the open fire in the lounge before enjoying your meal within our traditionally styled restaurant. All tastes are catered for by our excellent team of chefs with new choices on the table d’hote menu every night. This of course includes fresh seafood from local sources!Our bars are well stocked with fine Scottish malts whiskies and wines from around the world to compliment your meal. All bedrooms are warm and cosy - with en-suite facilities, colour television, tea/coffee facilities, radio and direct dial telephones, some with a view of the surrounding lochside and Ben Nevis. For your convenience there is a lift and ample free car parking on site.
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