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Skye and the Scottish Highlands by Small Group
See, Visit & Explore: Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle, Skye, Cuillin Mountains, Trotternish Peninsula, Loch Ness, Culloden Moor and Pitlochry

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3 day tour from £240

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

Bed & Breakfast

Twin/Double/Family room - from 240 per person
Children - from 230 per child
Single Room - from 280 per person

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from 290 per person
Children from 280 per child
Single room from 330 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
230 - 440
Luggage Allowance: One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)

Product code: HEX 02865

Tour Summary

Exploring the magical Isle of Skye and the picturesque Scottish Highlands as part of a small group makes for a very special touring experience.

Enjoy island life with a two night stay on the enchanted Isle of Skye. A carefully crafted itinerary will show you many of Scotlands must-see attractions like Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle and, of course, the Isle of Skye. While enhanced amenities such as on-board wifi; USB charging points and free mineral water will really add to your enjoyment and makes this popular tour really stands out from the crowd. .

Day 1: Leave Edinburgh and travel into the Highlands. Spend time in the stunning scenery of Glen Coe before exploring fairy-tale Eilean Donan Castle. Later travel over the sea to Skye!

Day 2: Spend today touring the Isle of Skye including Portree, Kilt Rock, the Trotternish Peninsula and ancient Dun Beag Broch. End the day at Gaelic Whiskies for a wee dram or to experience the spectacular views.

Day 3: Bid farewell to Skye and visit Loch Ness (optional cruise available). Travel to Inverness and visit Culloden Moor. Later travel southwards to the Victorian town of Pitlochry then return to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

You can start your tour in Edinburgh and end it in Glasgow (or v.v.). Please see FAQs for details.

Tour features:

  • Visit Glen Coe, Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle* (*admission fees apply)
  • Overnight accommodation: Isle of Skye (2)
  • Depart from and return to Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Tour duration: 3 days/2 nights
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Small Group Tour

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Day One
Edinburgh/Glasgow - Eilean Donan Castle - Isle of Skye 
The time has come to join your fellow 15 passengers and set off on a journey of exploration. If there are passengers boarding in Glasgow head westwards to Scotlands largest city then onwards along the "bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.  If everyone is on-board in Edinburgh well route towards Stirling and Doune, where youll get a glimpse of its castle, star of the Outlander and Game of Thrones TV series.  
The barren and desolate landscape of the great Moor of Rannoch extends as far as the eye can see. It wont surprise you to learn that this is one of the remotest areas in Europe. We head onwards to Glen Coe where the grandeur of the mountain scenery belies the tragic events that took place here. In 1692 troops of the Campbell Clan murdered 40 MacDonalds in an infamous act. The sorry tale will be retold when we stop to savour this amazing landscape. 
Fort William hugs the banks of Loch Linnhe and sits in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britains tallest mountain. From here we enter The Great Glen which slices through Scotland and features a series of dark, narrow lochs. Well see Loch Lochy and Loch Oich before branching out through Glen Shiel which is dominated by the towering peaks of a mountain range known as The Five Sisters of Kintail
Charming Eilean Donan Castle sits on an islet at the point where three lochs merge. The scene is iconic and is sure to be familiar to you. In real-life the scene is even more stunning than you could ever imagine. Well make stop so you can visit the castle* and post images that are bound to impress your friends! 
The modern road bridge will take us seamlessly onto the magical Isle of Skye and onwards to our accommodation.
Overnight: Isle of Skye (2 nights) 
Day Two
Discovering Skye      
After a restful nights sleep and a hearty breakfast were off to explore the beautiful Isle of Skye. Included in the itinerary today are the impressive mountain ranges of the Black and Red Cuillin Hills which dominate the landscape and make the island such a draw with mountaineers.  
Spend free time in Portree, the islands main town where brightly coloured houses sit overlooking a picturesque natural harbour. It makes a great backdrop for a selfie! The shops that surround the towns main square are the ideal place to pick up a hand-crafted souvenir.     
The Trotternish Peninsula is famous for its unusual rock formations and spectacular seascapes. Amongst the breathtaking views are the impressive Trotternish Ridge and the Old Man of Storr, a black monolith that towers 50 metres high. Further on is Kilt Rock, where the formation is said to imitate the pleats in a kilt, and the Quiraing which resembles a mountain range in miniature. 
Later we head westwards across the island to visit Dun Beag Broch which means little fort. This amazingly well-preserved building is thought to have been the home of a local Chieftain and dates from the Iron Age. It has a commanding position overlooking Loch Bracadale and the surrounding countryside. 
Next well head to the green and lush Sleat peninsula, known as the garden of Skye. At little Eilean Iarmain well find Praban Na Linne - The Gaelic Whiskies, who produce their whiskies in the traditional way so beloved by the islanders. We can discover more and enjoy a wee dram before making the short drive back to our accommodation.
Day Three
Isle of Skye - Loch Ness - Edinburgh/Glasgow
Its farewell to island life so we head back to the mainland and make our way to the mysterious banks of Loch Ness. Will you see the elusive "Nessie? Have your camera ready and why not get closer to any action by taking a monster-spotting cruise on the loch*. Even if "Nessie doesnt make an appearance youll be rewarded with amazing views of Urquhart Castle, once one of Scotlands finest.

The bustling city of Inverness straddles the River Ness and is known affectionately as the Capital of the Highlands. On the outskirts liesCulloden Moor which was the site of the last battle fought on British Soil between the Jacobite forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the British Army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland. The brutal battle took a mere 40 minutes and brought a bloody end to the Jacobite uprising. The award winning Visitor Centre* will tell you more about the battle and its aftermath. 
We head southwards through the Spey Valley and the natural beauty of the Cairngorm National Park. Our descent of the Pass of Drumochter will bring us to the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry which sits amongst magnificent scenery in the valley of the River Tummel. There is time to relax here before we make the final part of our journey to Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you want you can commence your tour in one city and return to the other - please see the FAQ's below for details on how to arrange this.      

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 do I pay for the admission fees?
Your driver/guide will advise you of the arrangements for each attraction. Its not possible to pre-pay the admission fees and, generally, credit/debit cards are not accepted so its a good idea to have sufficient cash to cover these charges.
Can I join the tour in Edinburgh and leave in Glasgow (or v.v.)?
Yes you can, but you need to book your transfer in advance. You can do this by sending an email to enquiries@scottishtours.co.uk  no later than 24 hours after making your reservation. Please ensure you quote your booking reference in the email. Well be happy to make the arrangements for you and there is no extra charge for this service.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is a maximum of 16 passengers. 

What's Included

  • Small group of just 16 passengers
  • 2 nights accommodation in twin rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 & 3)
  • Excursions as detailed in itinerary
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned minicoach equipped with wifi and USB charging points
  • 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: 09:30hrs
    Departure 09:45hrs
    from Parish Hall Coach Tour Stop
    266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX
    Returns at 19:00 hrs (day 3)
    You can return to Edinburgh, if booked in advance. See FAQ's for details.


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