Rosenthal - A Highland Adventure V2

Eben Rosenthal & Co

Spring/Summer 2025

Number of Travellers: 4
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself amongst the true wilderness of the North West Highlands - a land of magnificent mountains, sweeping glens and silvery lochs.
  • Discover the Highland culture - warm hospitality, and living life close to the land.
  • Discover Skye's rugged, wild beauty on foot, immersing yourself in the island's history, heritage, and culture.
  • Witness stunning vistas of the Hebridean Islands with their unique mix of green hills, white sand beaches and blue waters

Day by Day

Day 1 - Arrive and over to Skye

Meet your Wilderness Scotland guide this morning and transfer to the iconic Isle of Skye. After arriving, make your way to the shores of Loch Greshornish to visit a local croft. You’ll get the chance to meet their animals, as well as gain insight into the daily routines of crofting and the life of their sheep and how they produce ethical wool. Following that, join the host in her workshop and listen to a brief history of fleece preparation, hand spinning, the reasons and history behind their uniquely hand knitted designs. This offers a unique opportunity to understand about Croft sustainability on the Isle of Skye. A short transfer will take you to Portree, your harbour side home for the next 2 nights.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Cuillin Hills Hotel
Room Type: Premier Sea View
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Clearance Villages

Lace-up your boots this morning and head out for a beautiful walk with your guide. Hike along the coast and past the ruins of two villages abandoned during the Highland Clearances. Learn more about this incredibly dark time in Scottish history as you explore the mossy walls of the old houses. As the soft breeze carries the smell of salt and sunshine across the heather, gradually ascend above the white-flecked waves, listening to the raucous call of seabirds and enjoying time spent in the fresh air.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Cuillin Hills Hotel
Room Type: Premier Sea View
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Isle of Harris

Depart Skye this morning and travel by ferry to the Isle of Harris. Taking around 1.5 hours, enjoy the opportunity to stand out on deck and feel the fresh, salt-thick air on your face as you look out for dolphins and seabirds. After arriving on Harris, join your guide for a lovely walk on the spectacular beaches of Luskentyre and Seileboist before heading to your accommodation in time to freshen up before dinner.

Overnight: Tarbert | Hotel Hebrides
Room Type: Superior
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Exploring North Harris

After a relaxed breakfast, enjoy an exciting day exploring the impressive, rugged beauty of North Harris. Ribbon your way through peaceful glens and stroll along swathes of powdery white sand that stretch out towards the horizon. Depending on the weather, we may head to the turquoise waters of Huisinis Beach or walk out to see the towering cliffs of Sron Uladal. Regardless of which route we choose, it’s bound to be a wonderful day. Later today, enjoy a Harris Tweed weaving demonstration and learn about the history and art of creating the iconic cloth.

Overnight: Tarbert | Hotel Hebrides
Room Type: Superior
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Callanish Stones and Return to the Mainland

Checking out of your Tarbert accommodation this morning, travel North to the Isle of Lewis and visit the historic Callanish Standing Stones. Dating back to 3000 BC and set high on a heathery moor with a backdrop of white-capped waves and shattered mountain peaks, this is a magical and captivating place. Enjoy exploring among the megaliths of one of Scotland’s most magnificent and best-preserved Neolithic monuments before leaving the stones behind and heading to Stornoway. From here, catch the ferry back to the mainland, arriving into the coastal town of Ullapool. As today is a slightly longer travel day, stop en route to Torridon for a walk with your guide to stretch your legs and take in the dramatic scenery. Check into your luxury hotel overlooking the shores of Loch Torridon.

Overnight: by Achnasheen | The Torridon
Room Type: Superior Loch View
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - A Wild Coastline

After a relaxed breakfast, we jump aboard a traditional working fishing boat to see langoustine creels and lobster pots hauled from the sea and hear about the area’s history from a locally born skipper. We’re back on shore for a picnic lunch, and then we follow up with an afternoon hike to the Fairy Lochs, which has excellent views of both the coastline and mountains. An option for this afternoon is to visit the award winning Inverewe Gardens, a botanical garden created from barren land in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie on the 850-hectare estate bought for him by his mother. Return to Torridon Hotel for another relaxing evening.

Overnight: by Achnasheen | The Torridon
Room Type: Superior Loch View
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Return to Inverness and onwards to Edinburgh

Make your way back to Inverness, arriving early in the afternoon, where your guide will drop you off at the train station, from which you can hop on the train and continue your journey to the capital city of Edinburgh.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral Hotel
Room Type: Executive View
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Exploring the Capital

Explore Edinburgh at your own pace today. You may wish to head out and explore the winding alleys and cobblestone streets. Full of history, the capital is very accessible by foot. Wander up the Royal Mile, visiting St Giles’ Cathedral (which has been a working church for over 900 years) and Edinburgh Castle, which offers sweeping views over the city. This evening enjoy dinner under the twinkling lights of the city.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral Hotel
Room Type: Executive View
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Depart

Check out of your city centre accommodation this morning and begin your homeward journey, waving farewell for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 9
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Ground transportation from Day 1 to Day 7 including ferries
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private boat trip with local fisherman
  • Private croft visit and tour
  • Private Harris Tweed weaving demonstration
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
  • Train tickets to Edinburgh from Inverness
Notes Read More

All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Pricing Read More

The price of this trip is £6,295 per person and is based on availability at the time of booking.

Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.

Get in Touch


Accommodation

Cuillin Hills Hotel

Portree | Isle of Skye |
IV51 9QU | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)147 861 2003
Web: cuillinhills-hotel-skye.co.uk

Hotel Hebrides

Pier Road | Tarbert | Isle of Harris |
HS3 3DG | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1859 502 364
Web: hotel-hebrides.com

The Torridon

by Achnasheen | Wester Ross |
IV22 2EY | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1445 791 242
Web: thetorridon.com

The Balmoral Hotel

1 Princes Street | Edinburgh |
EH2 2EQ | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)131 556 2414
Web: roccofortehotels.com/hotels-and-resorts/the-balmoral-hotel