This spectacular Scottish Highlands and Islands tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond to the Hebrides Islands. Explore Scotland's Largest Island - Lewis and Harris
Day 1 - Mountains, massacres and monsters...
This spectacular Highlands and Islands tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The route then takes you through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan) and on through Fort William and the great Glen to arrive at the fabled shores of Loch Ness, where you can do an evening boat cruise*.
Overnight stay at Loch Ness
Day 2 - North to Lewis and Harris...
This day takes you further north, first to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, then to Dunrobin Castle*, the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and home of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. Here you can also enjoy a falconry display and a walk in its beautiful gardens. Then you will discover Knockan Crag Nature National Reserve and learn about one of the oldest landscapes in Europe. Your journey through the Sutherland area will then take you on to the beautiful seaside town of Ullapool, where you catch the ferry to the Isle of Lewis and Harris
Overnight stay at Stornoway
Day 3 - Ancient history and traditional tweed...
Stornoway is the largest settlement in the Western Isles and your base for exploring the Isle of Lewis and Harris. After you've explored the town, you'll head to the far north of the island to visit the Butt of Lewis lighthouse (the windiest place in the UK). The day also features visits to the ancient Callanish Standing Stones and Carloway Broch, an exceptionally well-preserved Iron Age structure located above Loch an Duin. You'll also have a chance to stroll some of the island's stunning beaches and find out more about Harris Tweed cloth when you visit a traditional weaver*.
Overnight stay at Stornoway
Day 4 - Castaways and coastal splendour...
Today gives you the chance to explore Harris, which is the southern part of the island. First you'll visit the main port, Tarbert, then you'll travel a little west to look across the beautiful Sound of Taransay to the island made famous by the BBC's Castaway programme. Here you'll have the chance to stroll along what is arguably Harris' most beautiful beach, Lusekentyre. The day ends as you wave goodbye to the island and take the ferry back to mainland.
Overnight stay at Inverness
Day 5 - Historic battlefields and home...
As you head home from Inverness, you'll be able to visit the battlefield of Culloden*, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. Enjoy a wee dram at a local distillery*. You'll also pass the stunning Cairngorm mountains and explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.
*Optional extra subject to availability
5 DAY TOUR Beautiful Beaches, Ancient History and Traditional Tweed!!
Day by Day Itinerary:
Glen Coe & Loch Ness
Fascinating history and wonderful scenery
Callanish Standing Stones
Carloway Broch Pre-historic sites
Harris Tweed Weaver
Discover the story of weaving
Visit the historic battlefield
Taste a dram of single malt
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
Departs Edinburgh 08:30am
Returns Edinburgh 19.00pm
Edinburgh Departure Point: Caffe Nero, 1 Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
17th, 31st May; 14th, 28th Jun;
12th, 26th Jul; 9th, 23rd Aug; 6th, 20th Sep
Prices Per Person (including accommodation)
B&B Double/Twin Room Price £585 (GBP)
B&B Single Room Price £665 (GBP)
Superior B&B Double/Twin Room Price £675 (GBP)
Superior B&B Single Room Price £755 (GBP)
Hotel Double/Twin Room Price £705 (GBP)
Hotel Single Room Price £785 (GBP)
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**children under 3 years of age are not accepted. See below for more price notes
** note: ensuite rooms guaranteed with Hotel and Superior b&b option
Sorry this tour does not accept children age 3 and under
The tour price includes...
- the services of a highly qualified driver guide that are passionate about Scotland eager to show off this beautiful country
- 3 Star Accommodation based on the type that you select
- Breakfast is only included with B&B and Hotel (Hostel does not include breakfast)
- Lunch, Dinner, snacks, coffee or tea during duration of tour (there will be plenty of stops along the way, the guide will recommend restaurants, cafe, shops, etc...)
- Admission to the monuments
- Transfer to the departure point from place of accommodation or airport in Edinburgh
The type of vehicle employed on our tours varies depending on the number of passengers travelling on a particular departure. Generally tours are operated by 16 or 19 seat minibuses and 29 & 33 seat luxury mini-coaches. All vehicles are modern and specially built for comfortable touring. All vehicles have either forced-air ventilation or air-conditioning plus large panoramic windows to ensure the very best views. ABS, secondary breaking systems and a host of other safety features will ensure a safe trip.
Luggage Limit is Size: 55x40x20cm, Weight: 15kg
Whilst we are fully aware that guests may have larger items we will only be able to accept larger items subject to space available. Guests should check with their overnight accommodation provider who may be able to store luggage till their return. Alternatively there are left luggage facilities at Waverley Train Station and Edinburgh Bus Station. In Glasgow there are facilities at Queen Street Train Station and Buchanan Street Bus Station. In Inverness there are facilities at Inverness Train Station and also at Farraline Park Bus Station.
- there is not discount for child staying in room with adult
- it is advised to bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes, a jumper in case of chilly weather, and rain jacket/umbrella in case it rains. Weather in Scotland can be unpredictable, especially in the highlands, so it is wise to come prepared
- don't forget your camera and a smile!!
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS FOR SCHEDULED TOURS
When a passenger wishes to make a cancellation of a multi day tour the following charges apply:
- Within 7 days of the tour departure, no refund will be given.
- 7-14 days before the tour departure, a 50% refund of the tour price will be given.
- 14 days or more before the tour departure, a 90% refund of the tour price will be given.