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  • Loch Carron
  • Cuillin hills
Highlands and The Isle of Skye
See, Visit & Explore: Callander, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, The Great Glen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Glen Shiel, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Cuillin Hills, Portree, Glen Carron, Achnasheen, Beauly, Cromarty, Dolphin spotting, Spey Valley and Scenic Perthshire

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3 day tour from £295

Friday
25 March 2016

Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
20 March to 07 May, 2016
01 to 15 October, 2016
Daily
08 May to 29 September, 2016

Bed & Breakfast

Twin/Double/Family room - from 295 per person
Children - from 220 per child
Single Room - from 330 per person

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from 335 per person
Children from 250 per child
Single room from 435 per person

Accommodation information

Notes

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
295 - 435

Product code: ST 00005

Tour Summary

This very special three-day tour combines a relaxing two night stay in Inverness and will show you some of Scotlands finest scenery, including a wonderful full-day excursion to the fabled Isle of Skye!

Day 1: Departing from Edinburgh travel through vast Rannoch Moor then stop in awesome Glen Coe. Tour through the Great Glen stopping at Loch Ness to visit Urquhart Castle and take a cruise on the loch. Drive to Inverness our home for tonight.

Day 2: From Inverness travel through Glen Shiel to visit Eilean Donan Castle. Cross to the Isle of Skye to see the amazing Cuillin Hills and visit the colourful town of Portree. On the mainland tour through Glen Carron and the Black Isle to reach Inverness.

Day 3: Start the day spotting dolphins by the Moray Firth. Spend time in the unspoilt fishing village of Cromarty before visiting Glen Ord Malt Whisky Distillery and later Beauly and its 13th Century Priory. Return to Edinburgh by travelling through the Cairngorm National Park and Highland Perthshire.

Tour features:

  • Visit Urquhart Castle*, Cruise on Loch Ness* and Eilean Donan Castle* (*admission fees apply)
  • Overnight accommodation: Inverness (2)
  • Depart from and return to Edinburgh
  • Tour duration: 3 days/2 night
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Freestyle Mini Tour

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Day One
Edinburgh to Inverness
Our journey starts with wonderful views of Stirling, with its Majestic Castle, then, after a short drive, we enter the Highlands. A climb up the "Black Mount will bring us to the remote beauty of Rannoch Moor. This unspoilt landscape extends over 50 square miles!
We will make a photo stop in haunting Glen Coebefore making our way through Fort William and into the Great Glen. The highlight of our day together is undoubtedly a drive along the entire length of Loch Ness. There is a stop at Urquhart Castlewere you can take a tour and then enjoy a short cruise on the loch *. Well soon arrive in Inverness, where we will spend the night.
Overnight: Inverness
Day Two
The Isle of Skye
After breakfast we travel a short distance along the banks of Loch Ness to Invermoriston where there is a short stop to view the romantic Telford bridge. Our journey westwards takes us 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! To Loch Duich and fairytale Eilean Donan Castle* set on its little island. There is time to explore this iconic castle before we travel "over the sea to Skye!
On our arrival on the Magical Isle well have a break for lunch. Later, as we follow the picturesque coastal route, there is a wonderful vista over to the Isle of Scalpay to enjoy. There are grand views of the mighty Cuillin Hills too as we make our way to Portree, the islands main town. Well make a stop here so you can discover the town on your own. The colourful houses that surround the harbour make a wonderful backdrop for an "I was there selfie!
The return journey to Inverness is by way of picturesque Glen Carron and Achnasheen from where it is a short drive to Inverness.
Overnight: Inverness
Day Three
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 visiting in the pleasant town of Beauly. On certain departures youll also have the opportunity of visiting the nearby Glen Ord Malt Whisky Distillery to see how Scotlands national drink is lovingly produced. Our drive through Glen Convinth will bring us to the little village of Drumnadrochit where there is a chance to relax in this small Highland town or visit 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 the Pass of Drumochter and Glen Garry to reach Highland Perthshire. Enjoy views of picturesque Blair Castle as we make our way through the gentle rolling countryside towards Perth then onwards to Edinburgh.
* Admission Fees
Urquhart Castle/Loch Ness Cruise ticket - £18.50 Adult £13.00 Child
Eilean Donan Castle - £7.00 Adult £3.50 Child
Glen Ord Malt whisky distillery - £6.00 Adult 
Loch Ness Exhibition Centre - £7.45 Adult £4.95 Child
This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Freestyle Mini Tour?
These tours are ideal if you are an independent spirit. Instead of spending your entire tour with the same group youll join a different party of fellow passengers each day to explore different aspects of the Highlands. The Freestyle touring concept is particularly popular in Canada, New Zealand and Australia as it offers the ideal blend of structured sightseeing and relaxing free time.
All Freestyle Mini Tours are based in Inverness, which is an excellent base offering good quality accommodation, great shopping plus a wide choice of dining opportunities and evening diversions.
On the journeys between Edinburgh and Inverness youll travel in a large motorcoach (seating around 50 passengers) allowing you to relax and enjoy the journey in comfort. Once you are based in Inverness you will travel on an excursion each day which will be led by a local driver/guide in an air-conditioned mini or midicoach (seating between 16 and 29 passengers). An entertaining and informative commentary will be provided throughout.
On your arrival in Inverness youll be taken directly to your accommodation. Each morning youll be picked up from your lodgings by the tour coach. After a day of discovery youll be dropped in Inverness City Centre where you can get something to eat before returning to your accommodation. If you are a free spirit that likes to get behind the tourist veneer then a Freestyle mini-tour is just for you.
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. Our guesthouses are a 10/15 minute walk from Inverness City Centre
Hotel. We select comfortable hotels that are city centre located. They are a minimum of 3 stars with bedrooms featuring en-suite bathrooms, television, tea and coffee making facilities and other amenities. All have restaurants offering a selection of Scottish and international dishes as well as comfortable bars where you can relax and un-wind.
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 bedsDouble 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 much luggage can I bring?
There are no restrictions on the amount of luggage that you can bring on this tour.  
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.  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.
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.
What features will the coach have?
All the coaches used on a Freestyle Mini Tour are equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.   

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 or midicoach
  • Services of an experienced guide and/or 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 tour host
    • 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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