I am planning a trip to Scottland, my troupe consists of 2 senior family members (above 65 years of age), a young toddler (1.5 years) and 3 middle aged adults. We are not hiring a car.
The itinerary is as follows
Day 1: Arrive at Edinburgh airport in the morning. Enjoy Edinburgh tour by bus and foot at comfortable pace.
Day 2: Travel by train to Glasgow in the morning. Meeting up with some friends who live in Hamilton near Glasgow. Take the afternoon train to Fort William. I am told this is a scenic train journey. Stay at The Highlands Hotel ( tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g186545-d2779… )
Day 3: Take the train from Fort Williams to Mallaig. Get down at one of the stations on the way and do a 2 hour walk, maybe at Glenfinnan. Then continue with the train journey, see the sunset at Arisaig, and travel back to Fort Williams by train
Day 4: Take the personal tour from ( www.1daytours.co.uk/loch-ness-tours.html ) and go to Glencoe. Have lunch at The Kings House Hotel. Return back to Fort Williams.
Day 5: ?????? In the night take the train back to Glasgow airport
Our main objective is to see the best possible scenary of the highlands on day 3, 4 and 5 through manageable normal gradient 2-3 hour strolls particularly because of the age of the people in the party. We don't want to rush things. PLEASE SUGGEST SUCH BREATHTAKING WALKS IN THIS AREA.
We also prefer lunches at spectacular locations something like having food in the middle of paradise kind of scenary. CAN YOU ALSO SUGGEST SUCH RESTUARANTS PLEASE.
My only other concern is that with the 1daytours on day 4 if we get enough time to spend in the Glencoe region ourselves or not, because we have to be at the driver's timetable. I was wondering if there is another way of experiencing the region?