Highlands and The Isle of Skye
This very special three-day tour combines a relaxing two night stay in Inverness and will show you some of Scotland’s finest scenery, including a wonderful full-day excursion to the fabled Isle of Skye!
Edinburgh to Inverness (2 nights)
Departing from Edinburgh we make our way to lonely Rannoch Moor and then into Glen Coe, Scotland’s most famous glen and the scene of the terrible massacre in 1692. We will make a stop in the midst of this awe-inspiring scenery so you can enjoy the magic of this special place.
From Fort William the striking scenery of the Great Glen unfolds ahead of us – first Loch Lochy, then Loch Oich and finally Loch Ness. We will travel to the attractive village of Fort Augustus then drive the entire length of Loch Ness. There is a stop at Urquhart Castle where you can visit the castle and enjoy a short cruise on the loch *. Shortly we will arrive in Inverness, our home for the next two nights.
The stay in Inverness is unescorted.
The Magical Isle
Today we enjoy a full day excursion to the beautiful island of Skye. From Inverness we travel through Glen Shiel where we will see the "Five Sisters" mountain range. A real highlight is our stop at Eilean Donan Castle *, perched on its island at the head of Loch Duich. Here you have the option of visiting this most picturesque of castles.
Next it's "over the sea to Skye” by way of the road bridge. After a stop for lunch we take the stunningly beautiful road through Glen Suardal which provides breathtaking views of the Red Cuillin Hills. We’ll have an extended stop in Elgol where there are superb views of the Black Cuillin Hills and, if the weather is kind to us, to Rum and the Small Isles.
We return to the mainland and the village of Kyle of Lochalsh the last part of our journey will take us through pretty Glen Carron to Achnasheen from where it is a short drive to Inverness.
Inverness to Edinburgh
We make the most of our last day in the Highlands by taking a scenic drive through the Black Isle to visit the attractive fishing village of Cromarty. Later we'll stop at Chanonry Point to (hopefully) view the dolphins who live in the Moray Firth before making a stop in the pleasant town of Beauly. Our drive through Glen Convinth will bring us to the little village of Drumnadrochit where there is a chance for shopping at the popular Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition *.
Later this afternoon we join our motorcoach for a spectacular drive south through the Highlands. From the Spey Valley and the Cairngorm Mountains we travel through Glen Garry to enjoy scenic views of picturesque Blair Castle. After a break we’ll make our way through the gentle rolling countryside towards Perth then onwards to Edinburgh.
* Admission fee extra