Loch Ness Marathon - 5 Days
On arrival at the airport in Edinburgh or Inverness, you will be met by your tour guide. Together you will travel to Inverness.
Today everything is under the sign of Loch Ness. You have the opportunity to take a 1-hour boat trip and search for the monster Nessie, which has been sighted there again and again since 1880. Loch Ness is a freshwater lake located in northern Scotland. Afterwards, you will visit Urquhart Castle, which was built around 1230. The castle is one of the largest in Scotland.
Today the marathon takes place. The runners meet at 7:30 at Queens Park Stadium. The awards ceremony will then take place at 1:45 p.m.
After a hearty breakfast, you will drive to the Speyside region, home to some of the oldest and most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland. You will be given an insight into the production of this drink and in the small whisky tasting session that follows you will have the opportunity to taste this fine drop.
Afterwards, you will reach Elgin and can visit the ruins of Elgin Cathedral on site. This once important cathedral, known as the "Lamp of the North", was a victim of the notorious butcher Alexander Stuart, a bastard of King Robert II. In 1390 he reduced the Gothic cross basilica to rubble.
The last item on today's programme is Cawdor Castle, which was built around 1380. It is closely linked to the tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. The castle was the setting for the tragedy and death of Duncan. Legend has it that the builder William, Thane of Cawdor, was given the task of loading a mule with gold in his dreams. Where this animal now lies down to sleep, a castle is to be built. The animal rested at a hawthorn bush, where William had a tower built afterwards.
After the last breakfast, you will return to the airport and start your journey home.
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