Isle of Skye & The Highlands Tour (double) Guided Tour

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Description

Discover the history of Vikings and their ancient myths and legends with this all Scotland tour packed full of our most iconic sights and scenery. Discover the Highlands and the magical Isle of Skye.

What´s Included

  • Local Scottish Guide
  •  3* B&B Accommodation in a twin room 
  •  Ferry crossing 'over the sea' from the Isle of Skye
  •  Dunkeld Cathedral  
  • ·Audio Guides available  

What to bring

  • Travel insurance
  • Passport / Photo ID
  •  Comfortable walking shoes, a raincoat in case there is a light rain and clothing that can be layered.   

Additional information

  • Adults / Students must be over 18 at the time of travel.
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card.
  • The minimum age for a Highland Explorer Tour passenger is 5 years old.
  • Those who are 17 year old pay the adult price, but need to be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over.
  • Please arrive to check-in 15 minutes before departure
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark.
  • Highland hotels and guesthouses do not have lifts/elevators. Guests should be able to walk up steps in order to access rooms.
  • The summer and winter itineraries vary slightly.
  • If the product is cancelled 21 days or less prior to the departure the cancellation fee will be 100%

Itinerary

DAY 1
Edinburgh to Portree
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Edinburgh to Portree

Leaving Edinburgh at 8.00am, we travel past the stunning views of the Forth Bridge and enter the Highlands through Perthshire, a land of forests, rivers and mountains. We visit the quaint village of Dunkeld with its historic cathedral sitting on the banks of the River Tay. It’s then further north into the Highlands before we enter the Great Glen. At Fort Augustus, there is time to explore the shores of Loch Ness and a chance to spot Nessie. The journey continues to the famous Isle of Skye but first, we take in spectacular Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most famous icons. Our home for the night is the Isle of Skye, the ‘winged isle’. (Overnight: Portree) 

DAY 2
Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye

We spend the day exploring the dramatic Isle of Skye with its amazing scenery, myths and legends. Hear tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape from the mainland against the backdrop of the jagged Cuillin Mountains. Highlights include the mysterious rock formation of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock with its cascading waterfall and Dunvegan's impressive castle*. (Overnight: Portree) 

DAY 3
Portree to Edinburgh
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Portree to Edinburgh

(Summer*)

*Summer itinerary, mid-April to mid-October

We have the chance to explore the castle and gardens of Clan Donald Skye before taking the ferry to the west coast fishing village of Mallaig. We will be able to take in some incredible views from the coach such as the Glenfinnan Viaduct where a monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign now stands. We head south through the dramatic scenery of Glencoe, wild Rannoch Moor then the heart of Rob Roy country before arriving back in Edinburgh at approximately 8.30pm

(Winter*)

*Winter itinerary mid-October to mid-April

We head south via the Skye Bridge and through the stunning glens, we pass the Commando Memorial with views to Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Eerie Glencoe and the wilds of Rannoch Moor await before arriving in Rob Roy country to hear about the rogue who turned to a hero. Crossing back into the lowlands we arrive in Edinburgh in the early evening at approximately 5.30pm.