Edinburgh: Isle of Skye and Highlands 3-Day Sightseeing Tour2 Reviews
Admire some of Scotland’s most spectacular Highland scenery and explore the romantic Isle of Skye on this three-day tour from Edinburgh.
- Marvel at the dramatic scenery of Glencoe
- Stay in a quaint village on the Isle of Skye
- Hike to the Fairy Pools and admire their beautiful waterfalls
- Explore the 'capital' of Skye, Portree
- Go monster spotting at Loch Ness
DescriptionDay 1 Departing from Edinburgh, you will travel west to Glasgow, and then into the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. On the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond sits your first stop, the charming village of Luss. Take in views of lochs, waterfalls, and Munros on your way to Rannoch Moor and Glencoe. There will be time for lunch there. Your Highland road trip then continues through Fort William and onward to the spectacular views of Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel. Departing Glenfinnan, your tour will travel north and over the bridge to Skye. You will stay overnight either in the village of Kyleakin or Broadford. Day 2 With a full day to explore the amazing Isle of Skye, your driver-guide will ensure you see the best of the island whatever the weather. You cannot miss Skye’s mountain range, the Black Cuillins. The clear, cool waters of the Fairy Pools lie near their foot in Glenbrittle. You will have time to hike to the pools and take photos of the scenery too. Your lunch stop will be in Skye’s main town of Portree, before travelling to the spectacular geological wonders of the Trotternish Peninsula. Visit the Quiraing, an iconic geological landslip. Then continue to a photo stop at the magnificent Mealt waterfall and Kilt Rock, a spectacular 90-meter-tall column of basalt that appears to resemble Scotland's national tartan dress. On your return, your tour will also stop for photos at the Old Man of Storr, a pinnacle of rock created by a massive ancient landslide. Day 3 Your final day will start with a photo stop at Eilean Donan, Scotland’s most iconic fortress. You will then go off the beaten track to visit Glenelg viewpoint for amazing views over towards Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail. Next, drive to Fort Augustus at the southern tip of Loch Ness, where there will be time for lunch and a stroll beside one of the world’s great waterways. Or you might like to hop on a one-hour ‘monster-spotting’ cruise. Then it’s back to dry land and a road trip through the Grampian Mountains. You will have the opportunity to visit a whisky distillery for a dram, if you have not already visited a distillery on Skye. Your final refreshment stop will be in the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry. Your tour will return to Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh via the Queensferry Crossing. As you cross, look left for a great view of Scotland’s most famous structure, the Forth Bridge. The Forth Bridge has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site, placing it on a par with the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal.
IncludesTransportation by air-conditioned mini-bus Services of a driver-guide Accommodation Lunch Refreshments Entry to attractions
- • The local operator can reserve B&B accommodation for you, which will need to be paid on arrival. Approx £90 - £125 per room per night for double/twin occupancy or £85 - £95 per room per night for single occupancy • Alternatively, you can reserve your own accommodation in Kyleakin or Broadford • Each passenger has a luggage allowance of 15kg per person, plus a small backpack/handbag to bring on board.
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