Scotland has been voted one of the top countries in the world to visit in 2017! Rough Guide has said this is a wonderful place to explore and we agree. This is why Sublime Scotland has expanded this season and is now a husband and wife business. John joins us with his own new range of tours. He has spent 20 years hiking across Scotland and always loves to introduce people to new corners of the country. He also has had a lifetimes interest in Scottish history and especially the many battlefields which were important in shaping the country.
Explore some of our stunning Scottish scenery on foot. There are so many options and it is great to have help from John to choose a hike which suits your group. Even a one hour stroll around a beautiful loch shore results in memories to last a lifetime. More remote walks are also offered by John taking account of the experience of the guests.
July is peak season in Scotland for visitors so there are plenty of exciting events happening. We find the quiet corners where nobody goes and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Highlands or the coastal villages. In July guests from Denmark, Mexico and also the United States enjoyed fantastic tours with us. We visited The Scottish Highlands, hiked on the island of Kerrera, explored the quaint fishing and ferry port of Ullapool in the remote north west Highlands, and many more special places.
We also enjoyed the medieval Castles of Stirling, spectacular ruins of Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe, Urquhart castle on Loch Ness and the Aberdeenshire Crathes Castle. Our guests took a fun filled rib boat trip around famous Loch Ness. There are more than 730 castles in Scotland and our tours will take you to many of them across the country. The weather in July was kind to us and many days of warm sunshine kept everyone smiling!
This month we have welcomed our first cruise ship guests of 2017 and also our first guests from Panama. It was fun meeting them at two different ports of Newhaven, Edinburgh and then two days later at Greenock near Glasgow. This is a great way to see different parts of Scotland from your cruise ship without needing to book a different guide!