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Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness Tour
Tour Theme: Luxury Coach Tours
This tour starts from: Edinburgh or Glasgow
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
A three day tour of Scotland to enjoy stunning natural beauty, unforgettable sunsets, rich history, the majestic Cuillin mountains, Scotland's largest and best known islands - the land of the Viking, the McLeod and the MacDonald, and the dramatic Trotternish peninsula. Stay two nights in the picturesque town of Portree with its pastel-coloured houses.
Day 1: EDINBURGH/GLASGOW - GLENCOE - FORT WILLIAM - POTREE
From Edinburgh we head west to Glasgow and then make our first stop at the picturesque conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny, Bonny’ banks of Loch Lomond. If no Glasgow pick-ups it will travel from Edinburgh via Stirling and will not visit Loch Lomond
Travelling north via Tyndrum we pass over the desolate 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, we stop for photos at Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then stop to admire Glen Garry and the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range.
Our journey ends in the charming village of Portree, on the Island of Skye, where we check into our accommodation.
Day 2: FULL DAY EXPLORING THE ISLAND OF SKYE
After breakfast we depart Portree for a full day’s touring - options include a visit Dunvegan Castle*, or a trip to Uig and a stop to visit Flora MacDonald’s grave and the unique Black Houses.
We continue our journey where we can view Duntulum Castle, take photos of Kilt Rock and perhaps enjoy a walk at the Lealt Falls.
Our tour ends with the opportunity to admire the Old Man of Storr, before we return to Portree.
Day 3: POTREE - LOCH NESS - PITLOCHRY - EDINBURGH
We commence our descent via the much-admired Eilean Donan Castle, 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.
Our journey south continues over Laggan and the Grampian mountains with our last stop in the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before returning to Edinburgh. If continuing to Glasgow, your guide will take you to Waverley Station for the 50-minute journey by train, courtesy of Timberbush.
*Subject to seasonal opening times.
On tours where the coach picks up customers departing from Glasgow, the route on Day 1 will be subject to change. If continuing to Glasgow, your guide will take you to Waverley Station for the 50-minute journey by train, courtesy of Timberbush.
Luggage is restricted to one piece per person. *If no Glasgow pick-ups then Day 1 will travel from Edinburgh via Stirling and will not visit Loch Lomond but offer an alternative route.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Luss, Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Five Sisters of Kintail, Portree (Skye), Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr, Lealt Falls, Flora McDonald’s Grave, Black Houses, Eilean Donan Castle, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Pitlochry.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Eilean Donan Castle.
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