Isle of Skye and West Highlands: 4-Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Friday 7 June
Edinburgh

Highlights

  • Spend time exploring the unruly beauty of the Isle of Skye
  • Stroll along the picturesque white sand beaches of Morar
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Grampian Mountains and the Cuillin Hills
  • See the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the 'Harry Potter' films

Description

Day 1: You leave Edinburgh and travel north west. On this route, you see one of Scotland’s most amazing modern marvels, The Kelpies. These massive steel horse heads are fantastic to photograph and intriguingly engineered. For lunch, you refuel at your driver-guide's favourite spot and continue with your journey through the Highland scenery. After ambling along and enjoying beautiful views of rivers, lochs, and forests, you cross the wild and remote Rannoch Moor. This is a favourite location for photographers and nature lovers, so make sure you’ve charged your camera. You then head to the majestic and historic Glencoe. Here, you can learn about one of the most tragic tales in Scottish history. We then drive along the shore of Loch Linnhe before reaching our base for the night in Fort William. Day 2: You go on a breath-taking drive from Fort William and pass the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. This is one of the most beautiful railway bends in Britain and featured in the Harry Potter movies. There’s also an iconic monument that commemorates the Jacobites who died fighting for the Jacobite cause. After arriving in Mallaig, you take the ferry 'over the sea to Skye' to the southern area of the island.* Your afternoon will be spent exploring the incredible landscapes of the Sleat Peninsula. Your guide may take you to the famed waterfalls of Glenbrittle or to the Cuillin Mountains in Elgol, where you can revel in the stunning views. After all these sublime sights, you head to your overnight base in the Lochalsh and Skye area.** Day 3: Today is your opportunity to see some of the most famous wonders of Skye. The Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr, Neist Point: the options are endless. Your guide will choose a unique itinerary to suit the weather and what’s happening on the island. And they’ll always ensure you get a chance to get off the beaten track and discover the best spots for photos. In the late afternoon, you return to your overnight base*. Day 4: You start your day from a visit to the famous stronghold, Eilean Donan Castle*. Then you travel south through Glen Shiel and past magnificent Loch Cluanie, as we head east for a view of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continuing south, your route passes through the Monadhliath Mountains and into the Central Highlands, where you stop in the historic village of Dunkeld. Here you have the chance to visit the ruins of the old cathedral. Travelling south, you head through the Lowlands, over the Firth of Forth, and into Edinburgh.

Includes

Tour transport in a luxury 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach Driver/guide Bed and breakfast accommodation (3 nights)

Important Information

  • Accommodation will be in a selection of small, locally owned, guesthouses and B&B's. All rooms are en-suite. The guesthouses may be a short walk from the city center. For individual travelers please select the single accommodation option. For 2 or more people traveling together please choose the twin room shared option
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years * During the winter months (October till the end of March) you take a scenic route through Kyle of Lochalsh and drive over the Skye Bridge. *If your tour departs after 1st April 2024, you will spend two nights in Kyleakin, Kyle of Lochalsh or Balmacara. **Tours departing from 1st November till the end of March stay in Portree for two nights.

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