Hi there fellow travelers!
Husband & I in our mid 60's and fairly agile travelers, are working on our itinerary for our September/October 2015 trip to England and Scotland. This will be our 2nd trip to England but first time to Scotland. I'm primarily looking for itinerary suggestions for the Scotland portion. We're planning a week in London, then train to Durham for 2 or 3 days (to include a day trip to York by train); then train from Durham to Edinburgh for 3 days to see those sites. We also would love to see more of Scotland (Isle of Skye, perhaps a few castles, Loch Ness, the Highlands etc.) and we do NOT want to rent a car as we prefer public transport. Based on comments on this forum I'm looking at doing a Rabbies coach tour but can't decide which one. We are NOT hikers or nature lovers, per se, but would love to see more of this beautiful country.
Trying to decide on Rabbies:
(1) The Highland Explorer - Skye & Far North 5 Day Tour; or
(2) The Isle of Skye 3 Day Tour.
Both of these tours spend 2 nights on Skye in Portree which is what we'd like.
Does anyone know if there is a lot of 'hiking' involved? We're mobile and wear good, comfortable shoes but we are not into schlepping through forests and/or mountains!
After the tour we'd end up back in Edinbugh for another night, then we're thinking of taking a train to Glasgow for a couple days, then fly home from there, changing planes in London.
Any recommendations or suggestions?
Thanks so much!