Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and Royal Deeside Tour  

  • Tour ID: 1386
    Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours
    This tour starts from: Edinburgh
    Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
    This is a Private Tour

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    Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and Royal Deeside
    This is the ultimate tour taking in the very best that Scotland has to offer. Highlights include dramatic Glencoe, mysterious Loch Ness and the incredible Isle of Skye. We also include the chance to experience Speyside, famous for producing the finest single malt whiskies, and an unforgettable trip on the Jacobite Steam Train.

    DAY ONE: We head north to Stirling and the towering Wallace Monument. We enter the Highlands heading through wild Rannoch Moor and Glencoe and on to the fishing port of Oban. (Overnight: Oban)

    DAY TWO: Take the steam train from Fort William crossing the viaduct featured in the Harry Potter movies, and where a monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign now stands. We take the ferry to Skye and explore the Clan Donald Skye before driving north to our overnight destination. (Overnight: The Isle of Skye)

    Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and Royal DeesideDAY THREE: We explore more of the mysterious island full of awe-inspiring mountains, myths and legends before returning to the mainland to view Eilean Donan Castle and wind our way along the Great Glen to infamous Loch Ness. (Overnight: Inverness)

    DAY FOUR: Take the chance to hop on board a Loch Ness boat cruise and sail to the ruins of Urquhart Castle. This afternoon we head into the north-west Highlands and enjoy stunning views of Loch Broom from the coastal village of Ullapool. (Overnight: Inverness)

    DAY FIVE: We explore Culloden Battlefield, scene of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s defeat back in 1746. Onward, we enter the Cairngorms National Park for the afternoon with time to enjoy the bustling town of Aviemore. We overnight in the heart of the National Park at Grantown-on-Spey. (Overnight: Grantown-on-Spey)

    DAY SIX: We head to Spey Bay and the Scottish Dolphin Centre. The Moray Firth is world renowned for bottlenose dolphinsIsle of Skye, Loch Ness and Royal Deeside and is the best place in the UK to see these amazing creatures. The afternoon is spent exploring Speyside with the chance to visit one of the world famous single malt whisky distilleries. (Overnight: Grantown-on-Spey)

    DAY SEVEN: This morning we take in Crathie Kirk near Balmoral Castle in Royal Deeside, the holiday residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Then we head east to view the impressive Dunnottar Castle perched on a cliff top. Finally we visit St Andrews, home of golf, before passing the Forth Bridge and arriving back in Edinburgh

     
    7 Day - Royal Deeside, Whisky & St Andrews

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