The Inner Hebridean Experience Tour - Small Group  

  • Tour ID: 1548
    Tour Theme: Small and Medium Group Sightseeing Tours (Multi-days/ 5 to 30 people)
    This tour starts from: Glasgow or Edinburgh
    Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

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    Tour Description:

    On this tour we travel West to Oban, then on to Mull. A day of exploring small island of Iona. Then onto Glen Coe and Eilean Donan Castle. Experience the Splendours of the Isle of Skye. Finally we reach Loch Ness to visit Urquhart Castle and the journey home.

    The Inner Hebridean Experience Tour

    Day 1. Departing from Scotland's capital city Edinburgh, we'll head west to Glasgow to meet the rest of our group. You'll then be able to experience the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond - Scotland's largest loch. Next, we'll be able to enjoy stunning views at the Rest and Be Thankful Pass, before we make a quick stop at Inveraray to see the impressive Clan Campbell castle. Enjoy the grand entrance to the Highlands and watch the landscape begin to change as we drive north to Oban. This is the place to enjoy some of the freshest seafood in Scotland. Oban Distillery* is perched right in the centre of town if you'd like to join a tour and tasting. Or, you can take a walk up to McCaig's Tower for views over the town and islands further afield. Following a few hours in Oban, we'll jump aboard our ferry and take the short journey to Craignure, Mull. Keep an eye out for whales, dolphins and even basking sharks. Once on Mull, we'll head north to the colourful fishing port of Tobermory. Overnight: Tobermory

    Day 2.Departing from Tobermory we'll take a stunning drive, covering the length of the island to Fionnphort, enjoying some beautiful viewpoints along the way. We'll catch the ferry from here as foot passengers to the tiny island of Iona. Just 3 miles from north to south, this sacred island is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon in peace and tranquillity. You can visit Iona Abbey and Nunnery*, founded by St Columba in 563, and its museum of Celtic heritage and history. Or take one of many excellent walks. We'll return to Mull on the ferry and make our way back to Tobermory for the evening. Overnight: Tobermory

    Day 3. On day three we'll take a ferry from Fishnish to Lochaline, it's a short crossing and the perfect opportunity to look out for sea eagles. We'll drive through the remote Glen Geal and make our way past the stunning lochs Sunart and Linhe on our way to Ardgour, from here we'll take another short ferry over to Corran. We'll pass Ballachulish which is surrounded by some of the most strikingly beautiful scenery in Scotland and have time in Glen Coe to take pictures and learn the brutal story of the Massacre of that took place here in 1692.
    Please note at this point you will join a new group of travelling companions and meet your new driver-guide. As our road nears the coast, it passes Eilean Donan Castle*. Here you have the chance to take photographs and explore the castle that featured in the film Highlander. Then it's time to cross the bridge to Skye. Overnight: Isle of Skye

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    Day 4. Enjoy a full day exploring the Isle of Skye. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will ensure you get the most out of your day and enjoy sights such as the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the outstanding beautiful Trotternish Peninsula, The Kilt Rock and Mealt Waterfall, The Old Man of Storr and the Iron Age Dun Beag Broch. Portree is your lunch time stop, where you can enjoy delicious fish and chips next to the harbour – just watch out for the seagulls! Before heading back to your accommodation for a second restful evening you will be able to try an array of different whiskies-yum!Overnight: Isle of Skye

    Day 5. You'll visit the most famous Loch in the entire world, Loch Ness. You can tour Urquhart Castle then hop on a Jacobite Cruise to Nessie spot on the loch itself. Our next stop is at Culloden Battlefield, site of the last stand of the Jacobites against the British government forces on 16 April 1746. You can experience everything about the events leading up to, during and after the battle in the impressive visitor centre and interactive exhibition. We'll then continue south to a pretty town perched next to the river Tummel before returning to your departure city.

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    ** Please note if you are continuing to Glasgow, your guide will take you to Edinburgh Waverley railway station for the 50-minute journey by ScotRail trains, courtesy of Highland Experience.

    Day by Day Itinerary:

    Tour Highlights

    -Mull & Iona
    Wildlife spot & Iona Abbey*
    -Glen Coe
    Dramatic & wild landscape with history to match
    -Eilean Donan Castle
    stunning 13th-century castle
    -Isle of Skye
    Kilt Rock, Mealt Falls, Old Man of Storr & Portree
    -Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle*
    Tour the ruin & monster spot from a Jacobite cruise

    The Inner Hebridean Experience Tour


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