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

Leaving Inverness behind we make our way to Garve then on through Strath Bran to the remote village of Achnasheen. From there we strike out through picturesque Glen Carron, stopping to enjoy the panoramic views over Loch Carron.

We cross "over the sea to Skye” and follow the picturesque coastal route, enjoying the wonderful vista over the sea lochs to the Isle of Scalpay. There are grand views of the mighty Cuillin Hills too as we make our way to Portree, the island’s main town. We’ll make a stop here so you can discover the town on your own and enjoy time for lunch. The colourful houses that surround the harbour make a wonderful backdrop for an "I was there” selfie!

Returning to the mainland we stop to visit fairytale Eilean Donan Castle set on its little island on Loch Duich. There is time to explore this iconic castle before our return journey continues through Glen Shiel, where the Five Sisters of Kintail will come into view. These soaring peaks are each over 3,000 feet (914 m) high!

The final part of our journey takes us through Glen Moriston to the timeless beauty of Loch Ness and onwards to Inverness.

 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 £ 430.00
Twin from £ 330.00

Single from £ 590.00
Twin from £ 415.00

Accommodation Details

Product Code: HEX00005

A child discount of £10 applies to children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive. We’re really sorry but children aged under 3 years cannot travel on this tour. Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement

Seasonal Price Range
£330 - £640

Product code: HEX 00005

Dates of Operation

Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
2 March to 6 April, 2020 and
15 October to 28 November 2020

8 April to 12 October, 2020

Departure Information

Check in: 07:45 hrs
Departure: 08:00 hrs
From 1 Parliament Square, High Street/Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Tour returns at: 20:00 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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