After a hearty breakfast, we will start our journey through Scotland by traveling north past the banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest lake. We’ll stop for photos along the lake shore before embarking on a cruise on Loch Lomond that will offer some of our first glimpses of the majestic beauty of the Highlands of Scotland. Following our cruise, we will continue on with the drive through the breathtaking valley of Glencoe to Fort William. This afternoon, we’ll follow the Caledonian Canal to Urquhart Castle – an impressive ruin overlooking Loch Ness. Urquhart played a role in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century and was partially destroyed in 1692 to prevent its use by the Jacobites. Though it’s now in ruins, Urquhart Castle is one of the most-visited castles in Scotland. Our day comes to an end in Inverness, where we will check in to the 4-star Kingmills Hotel for the next three nights and enjoy dinner with one another.
(Breakfast & dinner included)