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  • Culloden Battlefeild
  • Isle of Skye
  • Eilean Donan Castle
Skye and the Scottish Highlands
See, Visit & Explore: Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, The Great Glen, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Cullin Hills, Portree, Trotternish Peninsula, Loch Ness, Inverness, Culloden Moor and the Cairngorm National Park

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3 day tour from £225

Daily
except 24, 25, 26 & 31 December
and 1 January

Bed & Breakfast

Twin/Double/Family room - from 225 per person
Children - from 215 per child
Single Room - from 265 per person

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from 275 per person
Children from 265 per child
Single room from 315 per person

Accommodation information

Notes

Child reduction applies to children aged 3 to 15 inclusive. We regret that children under the age of 3 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal price range
225 - 425
Luggage Allowance: One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)

Product code: HEX 00173

Tour Summary

In three days we'll show you the highlights of Scotland - Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle, Skye, The Cuillin Hills, Loch Ness, Inverness, Culloden Moor and much, much more.

Day 1: Travel from Edinburgh to Loch Lomond. Tour through remote Rannoch Moor and visit Glen Coe. Visit iconic Eilean Donan Castle then travel over the sea to Skye, your home for 2 nights.

Day 2: Tour the magical Isle of Skye today including the Cuillin Hills, Kilt Rock, Portree and The Quiraing.

Day 3: Enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness then tour through Inverness to reach Culloden Moor. Travel through the Cairngorm National Park and visit delightful Pitlochry. Drive through Highland Perthshire to return to Edinburgh or, by booking in advance, Glasgow (see FAQ's for details).

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Tour features:

  • Visit The Isle of Skye, Glen Coe and Eilean Donan Castle* (*admission fees apply)
  • Overnight accommodation: Isle of Skye (2)
  • Depart from Edinburgh and return to Edinburgh (or Glasgow, if booked in advance)
  • Tour duration: 3 days/2 nights
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
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Day One
Edinburgh - Glen Coe  Isle of Skye
Our journey together starts as we make our way towards the "bonnie, bonnie banks" of Loch Lomond. Well make a stop in the picturesque village of Luss to explore this delightful village and enjoy the views of the loch.
As our coach ascends the "Black Mount" there are wonderful views of Loch Tulla below. Soon we are amidst the remote beauty of Rannoch Moor. This unspoilt landscape extends over 50 square miles and is one of the great wildernesses of Europe!
Spectacular and moody - Glen Coe is quite simply awesome! We will make a photo stop in Scotland's most famous glen. No matter the weather you are sure to be inspired by this very special place.
Fort William enjoys a scenic location overlooking the banks of Loch Linnhe. After a stop for lunch our next treat, hopefully, will be wonderful views of Ben Nevis, Britain's tallest mountain.
The Great Glen provides an impressive landscape of lochs and mountains that were formed many millions of years ago. Sit back and marvel at the impressive backdrop as we travel along the banks of Loch Lochy and Oich. In the village of Invergarry watch out for the "Well of the Seven Heads", a monument with a very bloody tale to tell!
Glen Shiel is home to the "Five Sisters", a range of five mountains whose impressive peaks are over 3,000 feet high. Soon picturesque Eilean Donan Castle* will come into view. This is, without doubt, one of Scotland's most iconic sights. The castle stands on a little island situated at the confluence of Loch's Alsh and Duich. We'll have time to discover the castle for ourselves during our stop here.
Soon we travel "over the sea to Skye" by the modern road bridge and head to our accommodation for the next two nights.
Overnight: Isle of Skye
Day Two
Touring the Isle of Skye
It's an exciting day ahead as we explore the Isle of Skye. The highlights of our day of exploration will include:
The towering Cuillin Hills give Skye its breathtaking beauty. Considered by many to be amongst the finest hills in Britain the Cuillins present a vista that is simply unforgettable.

The picturesque town of Portree, the island's largest community. The name of the town means the "King's Port" following a visit by King James V in 1540. Today the pretty painted houses which surround the harbour give Portree an old fashioned appeal as we shall discover.
The famed Trotternish Peninsula. We will travel northwards to the little port of Uig from where ferries sail to the Outer Herbrides. At little Kilmuir there is a monument to Flora MacDonald who, famously, assisted Bonnie Prince Charlie escape from the troops that were hunting him by sailing him "over the sea to Skye" disguised as her maid.
We'll stop to explore The Quiraing, a dramatic terrain formed by a massive landslide. Here you can walk through a landscape that dates from Jurassic times and as you do see if you can identify the rock formations whose descriptions are the "Needle", "Table" and "Prison".
A short drive brings us to Kilt Rock, so named because the basalt columns of this rock fall to resemble the pleats of a kilt - it's well worth the effort to snap an "I was there" photograph!
The Gaelic Whiskies was established to provide an authentic whisky for the Gaelic speaking islands of Scotland. The whisky distilled here is produced using the traditional method that was employed by the Gaels when they first invented Uisge Beatha. Well make a stop so you can enjoy a wee taste of this authentic whisky!
Dun Beag is an excellent example of a broch: a kind of Iron Age round stone tower only found in Scotland. It stands at the top of a rocky knoll commanding excellent views overlooking Loch Bracadale and the Cuillin Hills. It would have been built around 2,0002,500 years ago and today it is ours to discover!
Overnight: Isle of Skye
Day Three
Isle of Skye - Loch Ness Edinburgh/Glasgow
We bid farewell to Skye as we return to the mainland and make our way to moody Loch Ness where youll have the chance to visit Urquhart Castle and enjoy a monster-spotting cruise*.
Bustling Inverness, is known as the Capital of the Highlands. On the outskirts of this fast growing city lies notorious Culloden Moor*. It was here in 1746 that Bonnie Prince Charlie's dreams of capturing the Crown for the Stuart dynasty came to a bloody end. His Jacobite army was routed by the Government troops under the command of the Duke of Cumberland. The aftermath was particularly brutal such that it changed life in the Highlands forever.
The next part of our journey takes us through the Cairngorm National Park. We'll pass the remote village of Dalwhinnie then descend through the Drumochter Pass, which has linked the Highlands to the Lowlands since the earliest of times.
Nestling amongst spectacular scenery, and overlooked by Ben-y-Vrackie mountain, the pretty Highland Perthshire town of Pitlochry has attracted visitors since the days of Queen Victoria. You're sure to be enthralled by it's charm.
From Perth well make our way through the ancient Kingdom of Fife. Look out for Loch Leven and the ruined castle that once imprisoned Mary, Queen of Scots. There are amazing views of the new Queensferry Crossing and the red-painted Forth Rail Bridge as we make our way across the Firth of Forth to journeys end in Edinburgh. If you book in advance you can return to Glasgow instead - please see the FAQ's below for details on how to arrange this.  
* Admission Fees
Culloden Moor Visitor Centre - £11.00 Adult £8.50 Child
Loch Ness Cruise - £13.50 Adult £10.50 Child
Eilean Donan Castle - £7.00 Adult £3.50 Child
Fort William Whisky Distillery - £5.00 Adult 

This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much luggage can I bring?
Luggage space on the tour is restricted so the amount of luggage that you can bring is limited to 1 bag per person that weights no more than 15kg and has maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm. Luggage larger than this will only be carried if space is available.
What meals are included?
A full Scottish breakfast is included from day 2 onwards. This hearty meal consists of fruit juice; a choice of cereal; bakery basket; cooked items such as eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato and, maybe, a taste of haggis! plus tea or coffee. Vegetarian and lighter Continental options are always available. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price. During the touring day there will be a stop where you can enjoy lunch in a local pub or restaurant. Your driver/guide will be happy to suggest a conveniently located restaurant where you can enjoy good food for dinner.
What kind of accommodation do you use?
We offer lodgings that have been specially selected to enhance your touring experience. You can choose between Guesthouse/B&B or Hotel accommodation:
Guesthouse and B&B
The guesthouses and B&Bs are family run and offer comfortable accommodation in bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms, tv, tea/coffee making facilities and other facilities. Bedding, towels and basic toiletries are provided. Some guesthouses and B&Bs offer enhanced facilities such as a residents lounge where you can relax with other guests.
Hotel
We select comfortable and characterful inns and hotels. Generally they are a minimum of 3 stars with bedrooms featuring en-suite bathrooms, television, tea and coffee making facilities and other amenities. All our hotels have comfortable lounges where you can enjoy morning coffee. Most have restaurants offering a selection of Scottish and international dishes. Many have lively bars where you can relax and re-live the days experiences with your fellow passengers.  Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that we stay in. Hotels are normally centrally located and the guesthouses/B&Bs seldom more than a 10/15 minute walk from the town or village centre. The coach will drop you off at or close to your accommodation each night and will pick you up in the morning, after breakfast.
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect whether you choose guesthouse/B&B or hotel accommodation:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed.
Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate beds
Double room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed
Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person).You should note that a family room (particularly when using hotel accommodation) can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed.
All our accommodation, whether you choose Guest House/B&B or Hotel, features en-suite facilities (the toilet and shower are located in your bedroom for your exclusive use.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 29 passengers.
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seating on this tour is on a first come, first served basis and cannot be pre-booked. If you are travelling as part of a group please make sure that all members of the party arrive at the departure point together.
Can I join the tour in Edinburgh and leave in Glasgow?
Yes, you can and there is no extra charge to do this. It makes a great way of travelling between our two great cities. The tour is scheduled to return to Glasgow at 19:00 hrs. If you wish to arrange this just email us at enquiries@scottishtours.co.uk  no later than 24 hours after making your reservation. Please quote your booking reference number and request a Glasgow drop-off. Well be happy to make the arrangements for you.
What features will the coach have?

You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.   

What's Included

  • 2 nights accommodation in twin rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 & 3)
  • Excursions as detailed in itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minicoach
  • Live commentary in English
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes

  • Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide
  • Departure information

    Check-in: 08:15 hrs
    Departure: 08:30 hrs
    from Highland Experience Tours
    1 Parliament Square, Royal Mile/High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF
    Returns at 19:00 hrs (day 3)


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