Highlands and The Isle of Skye

from Edinburgh

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Join us for a special three-day tour through some of Scotland’s finest scenery. Relax for two nights in the ‘Capital of the Highlands’ and enjoy a full-day excursion to the magical Isle of Skye.

Day One: Edinburgh to Inverness (two nights)

As we leave Edinburgh we make our way to Rannoch Moor and then into Scotland's famous Glen Coe, witness to the MacDonald massacre of 1692. You'll have time to appreciate the magic and scenery of this special place.

From Fort William we travel through the striking scenery of the Great Glen and its three lochs; Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness. We continue to the charming village of Fort Augustus then follow the entire length of Loch Ness. There is a stop at Urquhart Castle, where you can visit the castle and enjoy an optional short cruise on Loch Ness *.

It's then just a short drive to Inverness, our home for the next two nights. Your stay in Inverness is unescorted, so you can enjoy your free time here as you please.

Day Two: The Magical Isle

From Inverness we make our way to the banks of mysterious Loch Ness. There is a stop at iconic Eilean Donan Castle *, which has featured in several movies and sits on an islet in Loch Duich. We travel 'over the sea to Skye' by way of the road bridge, rather than the ‘bonnie boat' of the song. 

After lunch, our route takes us along the beautiful coastline towards the moody peaks of the soaring Cuillin mountains. Our main stop of the day will be in Portree, the largest town on the island. After exploring bustling Sumerled Square why not take time out to explore the peaceful and picturesque natural harbour which is home to a fleet of fishing boats. 

We return to the mainland and the village of Kyle of Lochalsh. Our day excursion comes to a scenic close through Glen Carron to Achnasheen, from where it's just a short drive to Inverness and your accommodation.

 Day Three: Inverness to Edinburgh

 It's our last day in the Highlands so we make the most of it with a scenic drive through the Black Isle to visit the quaint fishing village of Cromarty. We later stop at Chanonry Point to try to catch a glimpse of the dolphins in the Moray Firth before another break in the lovely town of  Beauly.

Our drive through Glen Convinth brings us to the village of Drumnadrochit and for shopping opportunities at the popular Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition *.

We rejoin our motor coach a little later in the afternoon for a spectacular drive south through the Highlands. From the Spey Valley and the Cairngorm Mountains we travel through Glen Garry for scenic views of the Duke of Atholl's family seat at Blair Castle. After a brief stopover, we continue through gentle rolling countryside towards Perth then on to Edinburgh.

* Admission fees extra
Tour Highlights: Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe,  Fort  William, The Great Glen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Glen Carron, Isle of Skye, Cuillin Hills, Portree, The Five Sisters, Beauly, Cromarty, Dolphin-spotting, Cairngorm National Park and Perthshire.



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Prices (Per Person)

Guest House
Single from £ 370.00
Twin from £ 295.00

Hotel
Single from £ 560.00
Twin from £ 370.00

Accommodation Details

Product Code: ST00005

Child reduction applies to children aged 3 to 15 inclusive on the basis that they stay in a room with 2 adults.

We regret that children under the age of 3 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
£300 - £560

Product code: ST 00005

Dates of Operation

Tuesdays
17 October to 28 November, 2017 and
6 March to 27 November, 2018

Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
8 April to 11 October, 2018

Daily
5 May to 30 September, 2018

Departure Information

Check in: 07:45 hrs
Departure: 08:00 hrs
From 87 High Street/Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH1 1SG
Tour returns at: 20:30 hrs

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What's included

• 2 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
• Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 & 3)
• Excursions as detailed in itinerary
• Live commentary in English
• Transportation to/from Inverness by luxury touring coach
• Services of a tour host
• Service charges and taxes

What's NOT included

· Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
· Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
· Gratuity to your tour host


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