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Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Glasgow

Tour ID: 1051
Tour Theme: Small and Medium Group Sightseeing Tours (Multi-days/ 5 to 30 people)
This tour starts from: Glasgow
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
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Tour Description:

Skye Tour from GlasgowDiscover the beautiful and romantic island of Skye on this 3 day tour from Glasgow. Highlights include the Five Sisters of Kintail, Quiraing mountain pass, Kilt Rock, Dunvegan castle, and Neist Point. Overnights will be in Portree the isle's capital. On the way back to Glasgow we will stop at Loch Ness for lunch.

DAY 1: GLASGOW - LOCH LOMOND - EILEAN DONAN - SKYE
Depart Glasgow at 09.00 travel north towards the Highlands along the "bonnie, bonnie" banks of Loch Lomond. This is Scotland's largest loch and it takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond on the eastern shore.
Eilean Donan - Skye TourCrossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland you travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically - the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. From Loch Lomond we travel north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a great massacre in 1692 where many of the Clan Macdonald were slaughtered. We stop in this imposing mountain pass so you can enjoy the spectacular views. Fro here we travel past Fort William and up to the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with great views over Ben Nevis.
Kintail Sisters - Skye TourOn the "Road to the Isles" now through the splendour of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. We stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle*, used in the film "Highlander", set at the junction of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, we head north to Portree. You are then dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening where you are free to go out and explore the town.
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DAY 2: DAY EXPLORING SKYE
Neist Point - Skye TourA very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather, and dynamics of the group. Your driver/ guide's knowledge will come to the fore in arranging the best day for everyone. For example: Travel north to explore the Trotternish peninsula with its stunning Quiraing mountain pass and some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery. Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below.

There will be a short break for lunch before continuing to enjoy this most dramatic of islands. Heading in a westerly direction there is Dunvegan castle, the ancestral home of Clan Macleod, and possibly the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views at Neist Point, the furthest most west point on Skye. We return you to your accommodation in the early evening for you to enjoy a free night in Portree.

DAY 3: SKYE - LOCH NESS - PERTH - GLASGOW
Loch Ness - Skye TourYou will be collected from your accommodation and travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of Kintail.

Onto Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting "Nessie". Heading south now through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as "Monarch of the Glen Country" before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky Distillery, and onwards past Blair Castle stopping for refreshments before heading back to Glasgow. Arriving at 1930 approx..

*Subject to seasonal availability.

For departure details refer to the "Prices, Dates, and What's Included" Section...

Isle of Skye 3 Day Tour (from Glasgow)


Prices, Dates & What's Included:

Departs: 09:00 | Returns: 19:30 approx

Departure Point: Outside Parish Hall, 266 George Street, G1 1QX (next to the City Chambers, between North Frederick Street and John Street).

Departs:
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday - April 2019- March 2020

Prices Per Person (including accommodation)

B&B Double/Twin Room Price From £279 to £319 (GBP)
B&B Single Room Price From £309 to £349 (GBP)

Hotel Double/Twin Room Price From £339 to £369 (GBP)
Hotel Single Room Price From £359 to £399 (GBP)

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*children under 5 years of age are not accepted. See below for more price notes

Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 14 kilos / 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and one carry-on bag per person.


**Eilean Donan Castle is closed between December 31st and February 1st, also February 2, 5, 16 and 23. During this time tours will stop for photos of the iconic exterior but the visitor centre and castle will be completely closed.


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The Tour Includes:
- Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience.
- Forced air ventilation as standard.
- accommodation in B&B or Hotels (options on booking form)
- Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide
- All ferry crossings 

Not Included:
- Lunch and refreshments.
- All Visitor Attractions

Important Information:
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!!

Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 14 kilos / 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and one carry-on bag per person.

**Eilean Donan Castle is closed between December 31st and February 1st, also February 2, 5, 16 and 23. During this time tours will stop for photos of the iconic exterior but the visitor centre and castle will be completely closed.

Cancellation conditions:
1 day tours: For cancellations less than 72 hours before departure - 100% charge
Extended tours: For cancellations less than 3 weeks before departure - 100% charge
No charges apply for cancellations received outwith these periods.

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