It’s an amazing concoction of culture, history, architecture and unparalleled scenery. Think big skies, mind blowing landscapes, superb food and hospitable locals– it really doesn’t get any better if you want to escape and unwind.
Let the dramatic Highlands weave their magic…
Lose yourself in the majestic mountains and mysterious lochs as you journey through this beautiful land. The views are simply jaw dropping. Pass through Britain’s largest National Park, witness dolphins frolicking off the Moray Coast, walk in the shadow of Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, or explore the stunning islands and stretches of coastline. And if you haven’t heard of Loch Ness, Scotland’s most famous loch…oh boy, you’re in for a treat…
Hold on tight and take a deep breath…
The natural playground of the Highlands begs to be explored and the region is a magnet for thrill seekers. It’s no wonder – Fort William has been dubbed the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’. Host of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, here you can enjoy world class mountain trails or pick from sports across the Highlands such as fishing, golf, sea kayaking, white-water rafting, gorge walking, Munro bagging, snow-sports and much more – the choice is yours.
Touching the past…
There’s a haunting air of mystery that cloaks the Highlands, and the region’s turbulent history has left behind some of the most beautiful and romantic castles in the world. From Dunvegan Castle on Skye and Brodie Castle in Moray to the Castle of Mey in the North Highlands – they really are as magnificent as people say. But it’s not only castles, although they are pretty amazing. Visit the Glencoe Visitor Centre to learn about the infamous massacre, see the Glenfinnan Monument, a tribute to the history of the Jacobite uprisings, or stop at the Highland Archive centre to research your roots.
Why not go further afield to some of our breathtaking islands…
The area has been popular with travellers since Queen Victoria’s Day, and the expansion of air routes, improved road and rail links have made access to the islands in the region easier than in her day. Today you can easily reach Stornoway, Kirkwall and Sumburgh from Inverness for a day trip. For more information visit www.hial.co.uk
VisitScotland provides a wealth of information on the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
Spend a week on the celebrated Neapolitan Riviera, one of the Mediterranean’s most alluring holiday destinations. Enjoy delightful Sorrento and discover a region rich in history and culture on four wonderful guided excursions. Take a tour around the lively streets and squares of Naples, sail across the bay to the “Island of Dreams”, follow the twists and turns of the dizzying Amalfi Drive and step into the past at Pompeii’s startling ruins.
Combine three nights in Rome with four nights in Sorrento. Explore Italy’s rich history as we visit the Vatican, the monastery at Monte Cassino and the ancient streets of Pompeii. Then relax into the gentle rhythms of everyday life alongside the Bay of Naples.
Take in the often overlooked delights of Italy’s sun-kissed southern “high heel” on this unique and delightful escorted tour. After a night in Caserta, head east to the blue Adriatic and discover the caves at Matera, stunning hill-town Ostuni, Alberobello and Lecce. Heading up the coast, via historic Bari, spend two nights on the very tip of the spectacular Gargano peninsula, in Vieste.
Join us for a wonderful week on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Stay in the pretty beachside resort of Maiori, wander the cobbled lanes of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello and follow the coast around the Bay of Naples to Sorrento and the ancient ruins of Pompeii.
Two mighty castles set the historical scene, the Jersey War Tunnels poignantly recall the Occupation years and the Durrell Wildlife Park is a must for all animal lovers. Musical and cultural events add even more colour to island life including the ever popular Battle of Flowers in August and the International Air Display in September.
Just think about not having to travel to Aberdeen, Glasgow or Edinburgh to catch a flight. No overnight stay required. Travel from Inverness Airport and be door to door and on the beach in a matter of hours. Bliss. Majorca is world renowned for its beautiful coastline offering travellers some of Europe’s most stunning coves and beaches.
Thomson are offering flights and holidays direct from Inverness to Majorca, for 6 weeks beginning on Friday 15 June 2018 until Friday 20 July 2018.
Flights depart from Inverness at 10:05 and arrive back at 09:25
There are a range of holiday options to suit all budgets, with self-catering for 7 nights starting from just £542 per person (based on 2 adults sharing). Resorts include Santa Ponsa, Alcudia and Cala d’Or.
Direct return flights to Palma start from just £299 per person.