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Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness Tour

Tour ID: 1004
Tour Theme: Luxury Coach Tours
This tour starts from: Edinburgh or Glasgow
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
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Tour Description:

Isle of Skye 3 day tourA 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
Isle of Skye 3 day Tour Scotland
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
Isle of Skye 3 day Tour ScotlandAfter 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 Duntulm 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
Isle of Skye 3 day Tour Scotland 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), 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: Dunvegan Castle, Eilean Donan Castle.


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

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Prices, Dates & What's Included:

Edinburgh Departure: 09:00 | Returns: 19:30 approx.
Glasgow Departure: 10:15 | Returns: 20:30 approx.

Edinburgh Departure Point: 521 Lawnmarket (outside Ensign Ewart), Edinburgh EH1 2PE
Glasgow Departure Point: 266 George Street, Glasgow City, G1 1QX

Departs: 

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday from December 2018- March 2019
Daily from April 2019 to March 2020

Prices Per Person December 2018- March 2019
Accommodation is not included in the tour price

Adult Price from £130 to £165  (GBP)
Senior (60+)/Student from £124 to £159  (GBP)
Child (5-16) from £124 to £159  (GBP)

Prices Per Person April 2019- March 2020
Accommodation is included in the tour price

B&B Price from £235 to £299  (GBP)


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


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Tour Inclusions from December 2018- March 2019
- Services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced driver-guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, Mercedes Benz coaches. note: these tours normally run at a medium group size, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles, ranging in size from 16 to 43 seats.
 
Not Included:
-Accommodation.
- All optional extras – attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drink etc – are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day. Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.
 
All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your driver-guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you’ll always get a great deal at Scotland’s top visitor attractions.
 
Accommodation:
- accommodation is not included in the tour price, you choose exactly what type of accommodation you want, depending on your budget.  All accommodation is payable to the accommodation provider directly on arrival. Please note that many Bed and Breakfasts do not have card machines and do require guests to pay in cash.
 
Accommodation rates do vary between providers and seasons. For this reason we are only able to give you an estimated rate until a booking has been made. Estimated rates are as follows:
Youth Hostel: £18.00 - £22.00 per person per night
B&B: £35.00 - £55.00 per person per night
Hotel: From £65.00+ per person per night
 
All hotels require credit card information to secure a booking. If you do wish us to reserve a hotel room on your behalf, we will contact you for your budget and credit card details. Single supplements may be charged, especially during high season. Please contact our Reservations Team for more information.


 
Tour Inclusions from April 2019- March 2020
- Services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced driver-guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, Mercedes Benz coaches. Note: these tours normally run at a medium group size, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles, ranging in size from 16 to 43 seats.
-B&B accommodation is included in the tour price. You can select either a Single or Double / Twin room, both will have an en suite bathroom.

Not Included:
- All optional extras – attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drink etc – are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day. Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.

Languages:
- Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking driver-guide.
If you require a written translation of the tour, just let us know at the time of booking and we’ll arrange one for you. Written translations are available for this tour in the following languages:
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Chinese (Mandarin)

What should I bring with me?

- As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible, and you have the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable shoes, and take a sun-block or a hat for sunny days.
And don’t forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you’ll encounter on your tour!

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