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.   
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID and/or negative COVID test result

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.
  • Multi-Day Travel Declaration: Passengers travelling on one of our multi-day tours are required to fill in a Travel Declaration form that states that proof of double vaccination or proof of negative lateral flow antigen test is required before embarking on our tour. If a passenger does not wish to take a test and cannot produce a vaccine passport/certificate or negative test result, the OPerator reseerves the right to refuse to allow 'the passenger ' to take part in the tour. In such case the Operator will not be liable for any refund, compensation or any additional cost incurred by the passenger.
  • 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%
  • In this new, fast-changing Covid-19 era, we are doing all we can to adapt to new requirements and expectations, given the disruption caused. Read more about the important new steps and procedures that we have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you peace of mind when you are travelling during these new times
    Your Responsibility
    All our guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organization and local Government guidelines.
    • Regular washing of hands and sanitising when required
    • Please bring your own:
    o Hand sanitiser
    o Face mask. These are to be worn at all times on the coach and in public areas.
    • Temperature checks will be taken at the start of each day on tour. If your temperature is above 37.5 degrees, you may not be able to travel.
    • Maintain social distancing. o You need to make the Guide aware if you develop any COVID like symptoms.
    • You need to make the Guide aware if you develop any Covid like symptoms.

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.