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4 Day Isle of Skye and West Highlands

Travel to a world where mountains and myths merge on this four day tour of Skye and the West Highlands. No words can describe these places, and no photos can represent these sights.
When you’re there, all you can do is simply look, relax, and enjoy the moment and this tour is four days of that incredible feeling. There are castles so impressive you’ll rub your eyes in disbelief, mountains so magnificent you’ll remember them forever, and villages so quaint you’ll want to pack your bags and move in.




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Tour Highlights

  • Glenfinnan and the ‘Harry Potter’ viaduct - Admire the beautiful viaduct that the ‘Hogwarts Express’ runs along
  • The White Sands of Morar - The famous white sands on this beach may make you think of more tropical destinations
  • Five Sisters of Kintail - Gaze in awe at the powerful peaks and rising ridges of this impressive mountain chain
  • Isle of Skye - Traverse one of the world’s most stunning islands
  • The Cuillin Hills - Spectacular and invigorating to behold, this natural formation will take your breathe away
  • Highland Perthshire - Walter Scott once called this region “The fairest portion of the northern kingdom”
Isle of Skye
30°
partly cloudy
100% humidity
wind: 7mph SW
H 33 • L 22
39°
Sun
42°
Mon
43°
Tue
41°
Wed
39°
Thu
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Glencoe and Rannoch Moor

Day 2

Glenfinnan Viaduct and Isle of Skye

Day 3

Skye

Day 4

Ben Nevis and Dunkeld Cathedral

Day 1

Gaze in wonder at the ‘weeping glen’, Glencoe and take in the majestic views of barren Rannoch Moor.

You leave Edinburgh and travel northwest, passing both Stirling and Doune Castle. You may stop for lunch in either Killin or Callander.

After enjoying beautiful views of rivers, lochs and forests, you cross the wild and remote Rannoch Moor. You then head to the majestic and historic Glencoe. We then drive along the shore of Loch Linnhe before reaching our base for the night in Fort William.

Day 2

Adore the beautiful ‘Harry Potter’ rail bridge, the Glenfinnan Viaduct and arrive in the ‘Misty Isle’, Skye. You go on a breath-taking drive from Fort William, and pass the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct before arriving in Mallaig, a busy little harbour on Scotland’s west coast. From here you take the ferry to the southern area of the Isle of Skye.

You travel through the Sleat Peninsula before spending time in Glenbrittle, where you can admire its famed waterfalls. You may also enjoy the incredible seascapes and views of the Cuillin in Elgol, and visit the beautiful bay of Talisker. After all these sublime sights, you head back to your overnight base in the Lochalsh and Skye area.

Day 3

Travel through Skye’s most iconic scenery. Today is your opportunity to see some of the most famous wonders of Skye. Your guide will choose the best itinerary to suit the weather. They’ll ensure you get a chance to get off the beaten track and discover the best spots for photos.

One option for the day takes you north.  You travel through Portree to the famous Quiraing, before marvelling at the waterfall at Kilt Rock and stopping at a viewpoint to get a photo of the Old Man of Storr. Another option takes you west to learn about the history of Clan MacLeod at Dunvegan Castle. This route also lets you walk out to the remarkably placed Neist Point lighthouse.

After your day exploring the sights, you return to your overnight base.

Day 4

Try and catch a glimpse of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis and admire the oddly unique architecture of Dunkeld Cathedral.

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 Forth Road Bridge, and into Edinburgh.

Important Information

  • Discounts for students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don’t carry children under 5 years old).
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes.
  • You’re unable to enter Eilean Donan Castle on 24/12/17, 31/12/17, 10/2/18, 14/2/18, 18/2/18, and 24/2/18.
  • One 15 kilogram bag per person.

Tour Inclusions

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach.
  • Air conditioning as standard.
  • The stories and services of a driver-guide.

Departure Information

  • Departs 09.15 – Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.
  • Returns 18.30 approx.

Accommodation

  • We try to reserve accommodation that’s no more than a 20-minute walk from the town centre.
  • We regularly check our accommodation suppliers to ensure they reach a certain standard. The prices below are for guidance only.

B&B En/suite

  • The showering and toilet facilities are private, and breakfast is included in the price.
  • The expected cost for a room, based on two people sharing, will be between £50.00 – £65.00 per person per night.
  • The expected cost for a single room will be between *£65.00 – £80.00 per night.

Hostels

  • A hostel consists of dormitory rooms with 4 to 16 bunk beds.
  • The bathroom facilities are a short distance from the dorm room.
  • Kitchen facilities are equipped so you can make your own meals.
  • The cost is between £15.00- £25.00 per person per night.
  • Please note that SYHA hostels only offer same gender dorms.
  • Some independent hostels will offer mixed rooms (males and females together).


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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