Scotland Walking Tour - West Highlands

Your guided Scotland walking tour of the West Highlands (all-inclusive, 7 nights) Guaranteed dates in a small group - max. 15 people.

From €1,399

per person in double room

●●● Green Hillside and massive mountain flanks, deep blue seawater and unfathomable bog lakes. Spectacular light conditions that change by the minute -. Mysticism and idyll Mysticism and idyll are rarely found anywhere else, not even the locals can get enough of it here. Nature lovers will get their money's worth on this hiking trip. Munros, that's what the Scots call their over 3.000 ft (914,4 m) high mountains, which all together form a spectacular natural ensemble natural ensemble. There are 282 of them, and they are not only fascinating to look at, but at least as exciting to hike. On this unforgettable Scotland walking tour, you'll walk with us through Scotland's West Highlands and experience this natural paradise up close.

If you Extend nights in Scotland would like, feel free to contact us and we will integrate your wishes into your package tour.

Small hiking group with max. 16 persons!

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Travel to Crianlarich via Glasgow

DAY 1: -/-/A; Overnight in Crianlarich/surroundings.

●●● Let's go to Scotland, the land of extremes awaits you! Sit back and enjoy your flight. Arriving in Glasgow, you will meet your fellow travelers and together we will drive to the region of Crianlarich. At the first dinner together we get to know each other and get in the mood for the upcoming hiking days.

Hike West Highland Way

DAY 2: F/M/A; Overnight in Crianlarich/surroundings

●●● To start our hiking week, we begin with a relaxed tour on the West Highland Way, where only short ascents and descents await us. The long-distance hiking trail, which is 154 km long in total, begins in the Lowlands and leads across the Highlands to the vicinity of Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain, which we will tackle on day five of our trip. The charming hiking trail captivates with a wide view of the overwhelming landscape. It's up to you to decide whether you want to end the first day's hike after about three hours (12 kilometers), or extend it to a total of six hours (21 kilometers).

Hike 17th century military road or climb Black Mount

DAY 3: F/M/A; Overnight in Crianlarich/surroundings

●●● Today you are again spoiled for choice: Either you hike four to five hours over a flat to slightly hilly Military road from the 17th century, or you accompany your mountain guide and climb the so called Black Mount. From the summit, a breathtaking panorama opens up, which is guaranteed to make up for the exhaustion of the approximately eight-hour hike (about 16 kilometers, 950 meters in altitude).

West Highland Railway Line and Rannoch Moor walk

DAY 4: F/M/A; overnight in Fort William/surroundings

●●● Today will be eventful! We start our hiking day with a wild romantic ride with the West Highland Railway Line From Bridge of Orchy into the wilderness to Rannoch Station. Through the Rannoch Moor we hike to the famous Pass of Glencoe and discover one of the last European areas of completely untouched nature. The diverse flora and fauna seem almost paradisiacal. Our further hike leads us along picturesque lochs with white sandy beaches - far and wide no road in sight. If there should still be mythical creatures or unicorns somewhere, then that is probably here! After the six to seven hour hike (22 kilometers, can also be done in the opposite direction) we can rest on the bus as we continue our journey towards Fort William. If you are not too tired after dinner, you should definitely visit one of the traditional pubs in the area visit!

Between Glen and Ben - Ascent Ben Nevis or Hike Glen Nevis Valley

DAY 5: F/M/A; Overnight in Fort William/surroundings

●●● Today we're going high! Together we climb the Ben Nevis, which at 1,343 m is not only the highest mountain Scotland, but in fact all of Great Britain is! Already during the ascent we have an impressive panoramic view. Once we reach the summit, however, it becomes really spectacular! If the weather cooperates, we can see from here over the entire Scottish Highlands to many of the Hebridean Islands. The hike takes about seven hours (17 kilometers). Would you prefer to take it a little easier today? In the Glen Nevis valley, which is formed by the Nevis River you can arrange the duration of your hike according to your wishes (between about two and four hours). A beautiful natural landscape and impressive waterfalls are waiting to be admired by you. By the way, the valley has been the scene of many movies. For example, scenes were shot here for the Harry Potter movies, the Highlander series and by Rob Roy filmed.

Final hike West Highland Way

DAY 6: F/M/A; overnight in Fort William/surroundings

●●● Are you ready for our last day of hiking? Our route today takes us about six hours through enchanting highland valleys along the last section of the West Highland Way. We hike about 22 kilometers - Start: Glen Nevis to Kinlochleven. If you want to take it a little easier, you can shorten it to about three hours (12 kilometers) and start from the Loch Lundavra to Kinlochleven. (Hike also possible in reverse direction).

Edinburgh discovery tour

DAY 7: F/-/A; Overnight in Edinburgh/surrounding area.

●●● After the sportive activities of the past days we let our trip end comfortably. You can rest on the way to Edinburgh and enjoy the picturesque landscape from the bus. We drive along the Great Glen and the Caledonian Canal and finally arrive at the Loch Ness. Afterwards we continue to the capital of the Highlands - to Inverness, where we will have a short sightseeing tour. If you like, you can also visit a traditional wool weaving mill. And when in Scotland, then of course a guided tour through a whisky distillery with a taste of the high-proof Scottish elixir of life, of course! On the onward journey we visit the Culloden battlefield and one of the best preserved prehistoric stone circles stone circles Scotland, before we finally reach the Scottish capital. In Edinburgh we will have a short sightseeing city tour by bus (we have already collected enough steps in the past days!). How about in the evening still with a traditional Scottish evening, a ghost tour or a pub tour?

Journey home from Edinburgh

DAY 8: F/-/-

●●● Today we already have to say goodbye to Scotland again. Depending on flight times, you still have time to wander around the city a bit before our transfer service takes you to the airport Edinburgh Be brought and start your journey home. Have a safe trip and tell your friends about this Scotland walking tour.

F = Breakfast included / M = Lunch included / A = Dinner included.
(on hiking days lunch is a snack pack for on the way)

At Explore with us already included

●●● All-inclusive Scotland walking tour by coach in tour group
●●● Luggage is transported in the bus
●●● 7 nights in middle class hotels
3x in the region of Crianlarich
3x in the region of Fort William
1x in the region of Edinburgh
Small City tours of Inverness and Edinburgh
Visit to the Glen Ord whisky distillery
Train ride from Bridge of Orchy to Rannoch Station.
5 guided walking tours
5x packed lunches for the hikes
7x dinner
7x Scottish breakfast
All transfers listed in the program Transfer services by air-conditioned coach
All taxes and duties
One welcome drink per person

If you bookthis trip with us with flight ✈️ the following is included:

●●● Flights in economy class incl. 20 kg checked baggage from your selected departure airport to Glasgow and back from Edinburgh
●●● Free check-in at the airport

Hotel examples*

🛎️ Crianlarich/Surroundings: Hotel Muthu Ben Doran or comparable
🛎️ Fort William/surroundings: Hotel Muthu Fort William or comparable
🛎️ Edinburgh/surroundings: Best Western South Braid Hills, The Murrayfield Hotel or comparable

Expected flight connections**

Frankfurt Airport

01.07.2023 LH960 FRA-GLA 11:00-12:00 Lufthansa (nonstop)
08.07.2023 LH965 EDI-FRA 18:00-20:55 Lufthansa (nonstop)

12.08.2023 LH960 FRA-GLA 11:10-12:10 Lufthansa (nonstop)
19.08.2023 LH965 EDI-FRA 18:05-20:55 Lufthansa (nonstop)

09.09.2023 LH960 FRA-GLA 11:10-12:10 Lufthansa (nonstop)
16.09.2023 LH965 EDI-FRA 18:05-20:55 Lufthansa (nonstop)

Zurich airport
01.07.2023 LH1183 ZRH-FRA 08:15-09:15 Lufthansa
01.07.2023 LH960 FRA-GLA 11:00-12:00 Lufthansa
08.07.2023 LX8311 EDI-ZRH 19:00-22:15 Swiss International Air (nonstop)

* The listed hotels are partner hotels with which our tour operator usually cooperates. Depending on the booking situation and availability, other mid-range hotels can also be selected.
** Attention, these are expected flight connections. In exceptional cases, other connections with different flight times or airlines can be booked. We will of course always try to choose a pleasant option for you. In case of very late arrival, unfortunately, dinner cannot be served on day 1 (is adjusted in the price, we ask for your understanding).
All pictures are symbol pictures/example pictures.

Our hotels

Our hotels are selected with the utmost care. Our partner tour operator Travel Europe brings not only 35 years of round trip experience with, but also many years of experience in its own hotel purchasing department as well as in its Branch office in Edinburghwho know each of the partner hotels inside out, and know what is important for each trip.

The hotels indicated are examples. Depending on the booking situation and availability, another hotel of the same category (3* according to Scottish classification) can be selected.
Please note that the triple rooms are mostly double rooms with extra bed or sofa bed. Standard double rooms in hotels are equipped with a large double bed. Not all hotels have twin rooms with separate beds. If you prefer separate beds, we will be happy to pass this request on to the hotels, but we cannot guarantee availability. However, we can of course order separate comforters or sheets. Please contact us simply by e-mail to ". We are always eager to respond to your wishes!

Our tour operator

Our partner company Travel Europe " is the organizer of this trip. This trip is an add-on tour.

Our tour guide

With our tour guides and hiking guides, we rely on long-standing and trusted relationships. All of our tour guides know the entire itinerary as well as the hiking routes very well and are available for any questions with advice and support. They are always ready to listen to your concerns and to find an immediate solution to any problems that may arise. All hikes and guided tours on our trip take place in German.

Our flights to Scotland and back

For your trip to Scotland, we strive to select the perfect flight option for you. There are non-stop flights from many departure airports, some require a stopover. We try to allow enough time for your changeover without unnecessarily increasing waiting times. Flights with more than one stopover are booked only in exceptional cases. The indicated flight times are estimated flight options. Depending on the booking situation and availability, other connections may also be booked. All departure and arrival times correspond to the respective local time. In all flight options we have included a checked baggage allowance of at least 20 kilograms. Please note the exact regulations of the respective airline before departure.

The following provisions must be observed if you have selected OWN TRAVEL in the booking form:

If you have booked a trip with the option "OWN ARRIVAL", no flights are included.
If you are traveling on your own, you must arrive at the airport no later than 17:00 local time (United Kingdom). GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL.
On the last day the transfer to the airport is included. EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL is included.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email at ".

Our transport on site

On site, we are chauffeured by drivers who know the country, all buses are equipped with air conditioning and, depending on the size, also with a toilet.

Our catering

Our trip includes half board with breakfast and dinner. Drinks are not included. In addition, a packed lunch is included for all hikes. The exact details for each day can be found in the tab Program.

Our program

Our program including all hiking routes has been put together by experienced and local travel experts with attention to detail. We would like to share our fascination for the mystical Highlands with you and show you the diverse lush vegetation of the picture book landscape from its most beautiful side. Due to the individual adaptation possibilities, the tours are basically suitable for all hiking enthusiasts. For technical reasons, there may be changes in the order of the individual hikes or program points. In exceptional cases, due to local conditions or other events beyond our control (e.g. weather conditions), there may also be changes or substitutions of individual services or hiking routes. Of course, in such cases we will try to find an equivalent alternative.

Safe is safe

The anticipation is rising, the long-awaited trip is approaching and suddenly something unexpected happens and you can not start the journey. Of course, we don't want to assume that this will happen, but it's still a good feeling not to have to waste any more thoughts on it and to be covered against all eventualities. We will be happy to make you a non-binding offer for the appropriate travel and cancellation insurance (with reimbursement or cost absorption in case of quarantine). Just tick the respective box in the booking process or send us an e-mail to

General information for your trip to Scotland/UK

As an EU citizen, you do not need a visa to enter the UK. Your passport, which is valid for the duration of your stay, is sufficient for entry (note - identity cards are no longer accepted since October 2021). Visa information for travelers from third countries can be found on the official site of the british government ", detailed information about current entry requirements in Scotland can be found on the official site of the Scottish Government ". Furthermore we refer to the travel information of the Foreign Office " for German citizens and the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs ". for Austrian citizens. We would like to point out that due to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, roaming charges may apply for telephone calls and data consumption. In addition, there may be changes in the rates for telecommunications between the UK and Germany or Austria. We recommend that you check with your mobile provider before you travel to avoid being surprised by higher costs.

Provisions related to Covid-19 (as of 07.03.2023)

In the United Kingdom there are since 18.03.2022 no pandemic-related entry restrictions since 18.03.2022.

The preparation of the entry requirements in connection with Covid19 has been made to the best of our knowledge and belief. All information in connection with Covid19 is without guarantee and no liability is assumed.

For detailed and daily updated regulations for Scotland, please refer to the Scottish Government website ".

For information on returning to Germany , please refer to the websites of the Robert Koch Institute " and the German Foreign Office " or, for Austria , the websites of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection " and the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs ".

Please also observe the regulations of the respective airline before starting your journey. At present, masks are mandatory at some airports and on board (simple mouth-nose protection or FFP2 mask).

If you have any questions about this, we are of course always happy to help. You can reach us by phone free of charge from Germany & Austria at 00800 606060 or at ".


This trip is an adventure and hiking tour. Large parts of the program are carried out on foot. A continuous accessibility can therefore not be guaranteed, making this trip unfortunately not suitable for people with limited mobility or other handicaps in general. 

Number of participants

This product is a group tour. This trip is guaranteed without minimum number of participants.
Maximum number of participants: 15 people

Payment modalities

20 percent of the travel price is payable immediately after conclusion of the contract, the remaining 80 percent is payable no earlier than 20 days before the start of the trip and must be paid no later than two weeks before the start of the trip. According to the Package Travel Regulation, we are not allowed to accept the remaining amount earlier than 20 days before the trip.* Your complete travel budget is secured in full even after your payment.

According to the Package Travel Ordinance, all traveler monies may be received no earlier than eleven months before the end of the trip. 


You can withdraw from the trip at any time before the start of the trip. The cancellation fee varies depending on the cancellation date.

The following compensation flat rates apply per person for package tours including flight:

  • up to 30. day before departure 35 % of the travel price
  • from 29th to 20th day before departure 60 % of the travel price
  • from 19th to 10th day before departure 85 % of the tour price
  • from 09. to 04. day before departure 95 % of the travel price
  • from the 03rd day (72 hours) until the day of travel and in case of no-show (non-appearance without
    cancellation) before departure 100 % of the tour price

In the case of package tours without a flight (with own travel), the following results per person.
compensation lump sums:

  • up to 30. day before departure 20 % of the travel price
  • from 29th to 20th day before departure 45 % of the travel price
  • from 19th to 10th day before departure 70 % of the tour price
  • from 09. to 04. day before departure 95 % of the travel price
  • from the 03rd day (72 hours) until the day of travel and in case of no-show (non-appearance without
    cancellation) before departure 100 % of the tour price