Isle of Skye and Outer Hebrides 6-Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Thursday 20 June
Edinburgh
Isle of Skye and Outer Hebrides 6-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Highlights

  • Be amazed at the sheer beauty of the isolated Outer Hebrides
  • Discover the myths, legends, and stunning scenery of the Isle of Skye
  • Fall in love with the wild Atlantic coastline
  • Travel back in time at the Callanish Standing Stones
  • Enjoy a ride on the world famous Jacobite Steam Train

Description

Day 1: Edinburgh to Inverness Begin your journey north with a visit to the iconic Kelpies and explore the historic Stirling Castle. Admire the charming Doune Castle, known for its appearances in Monty Python, Outlander, and Game of Thrones. Experience the breathtaking landscapes of Glen Coe and catch a glimpse of the majestic Ben Nevis. Learn about Loch Ness and its legendary inhabitant, 'Nessie'. Arrive in Inverness and enjoy leisure time. Take a stroll along the picturesque River Ness or visit Inverness Castle for panoramic views. Later, unwind at local bars or savor a meal at charming restaurants. (Overnight: Inverness) Day 2: Inverness to Stornoway Explore the awe-inspiring Corrieshalloch Gorge and embark on a picturesque ferry ride from Ullapool to the Isle of Lewis. Keep an eye out for playful dolphins. Visit the renowned Harris Distillery and return to Stornoway, the main town on Lewis, for the night. (Overnight: Stornoway) Day 3: Stornoway Discover the Neolithic wonders of Callanish Standing Stones and the Iron Age marvel, Dun Carloway. Experience 17th-century island life at Gearrannan Blackhouse Village. Visit the Butt of Lewis, the island's northernmost point, with its solitary lighthouse. Enjoy free time in Stornoway to explore the harbor and indulge in local cuisine. (Overnight: Stornoway) Day 4: Stornoway to Portree Pay tribute to island history at a poignant memorial. Explore Harris' beautiful beaches and medieval church. Ferry 'over the sea to Skye' to Portree, the main town. Enjoy local seafood and whisky or embark on a scenic walk. (Overnight: Portree) Day 5: Portree Marvel at the enchanting Sligachan River and the majestic Cuillin mountains. Visit the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, featured in Highlander and James Bond films. Enjoy free time in Portree, exploring shops, savoring meals, and soaking in the picturesque harbor. Visit Skye's landmarks: Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr. (Overnight: Portree) Day 6: Portree to Edinburgh Explore the Isle of Skye and ferry to Mallaig. Experience the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct on the Jacobite Steam Train (if option selected). Journey through the Cairngorms National Park en route to Edinburgh, concluding an unforgettable adventure.

Includes

Local Scottish guide 5 nights accommodation in a B&B with breakfast Transportation in an air-conditioned coach Tickets for the ferry journeys Tickets for the Jacobite Steam train (if chosen option when booking) Downloadable audio guide

Important Information

  • This tour is not suitable for children under 5 years old and children under 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • From September 1st 2024, there will be no access to the Callanish Standing Stones due to conversation works.

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