From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness

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Enjoy a 3-day tour experiencing the dramatic scenery the Scottish Highlands has to offer. Spend time in Glencoe, explore the Isle of Skye, the Eilean Donan Castle and mysterious Loch Ness.

Highlights

  • Stay overnight in the picturesque seaside village of Portree.
  • Pass through the haunting and dramatic Glencoe valley.
  • Enjoy lunch in the seaside town of Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis.
  • See Skye's highlights like Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr and Lealt Falls.
  • Visit the Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles.

Description

Embark on a 3-day guided trip to the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh. See the Glencoe Valley and the Eilean Donan Castle. Admire the rolling pastures of the Isle of Skye and visit lake Loch Ness. Day 1 From Edinburgh, you will head west where your first stop will be at the picturesque conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny, Bonny’ banks of Loch Lomond. Traveling north via Tyndrum you will pass over the atmospheric Rannoch Moor before enjoying time to walk and admire the dramatic Glencoe valley, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. After lunch in the Fort William area, your tour will pause for photos at Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then stop to admire Glen Garry and the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range. Your first day ends in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye. Day 2 After breakfast, your will depart Portree for a full day’s touring - options include Dunvegan Castle, a trip to Uig, and a visit to Flora MacDonald’s grave and the unique Black Houses, ancient dwellings of the Scottish Highlanders. Other options include viewing Duntulum Castle, enjoying breathtaking views of Kilt Rock, or perhaps a bracing walk at the Lealt Falls. The day will end with the opportunity to admire the Old Man of Storr, before returning to Portree. Day 3 You will commence your final day of the tour via the much-admired Eilean Donan Castle, the backdrop for the movie, ‘Highlander’; (interior closed in winter) then move on to the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness. The tour continues south over Laggan and the Grampian mountains with the last stop, for refreshments, in the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before returning to Edinburgh, where the tour will end.

Includes

Transportation by air-conditioned bus Driver-guide Digital translations Accommodation (if option selected)

Important Information

  • Bringing a packed lunch is recommended to make the most of your time at each stop. You can bring cold food and drinks, but not hot food. Alternatively, you will have the chance to buy food on the day. Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated provided the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembarking the coach. The tour involves cross-country driving and a large portion of the trip is spent on the coach, taking in the views of the Scottish Highlands with live commentary. It is recommended to use the restroom beforehand, as the first stop is approximately 2 hours away and there are no toilets on the coach. You can choose to book your own accommodation, or you can choose between a B&B (single room or double/twin/family room) accommodation price included in the tour price. Tours require a minimum of 6 passengers to run.

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