Experience Two of Scotland's Most Wonderful Islands, Skye & Lewis and Harris
* Eight full days touring & accommodation
* Transportation by top of the range minicoach
* Services of a professional Highland Experience Driver/Guide
* The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry
* Lunches and evening meals
* Admission to any visitor attractions*
Through the Trossachs to Oban...
This wonderful, wide-ranging tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to Kilmartin Glen. Here you'll explore Scotland's ancient past. With over 5,000 years of history laid out before you, you'll be able to walk in the footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Then it's on to the picturesque seaside town of Oban.
Overnight stay at Oban.
A day of high hills and history...
Day two takes you through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan), past Ben Nevis (Britain's tallest peak) and on, over the sea, to the magical Isle of Skye.
Two-night stay at Kyleakin.
A whole day to explore Skye...
You'll have the whole of the third day to explore Skye's beautiful landscape. Here the mountains and beaches beckon, so lose yourself amongst the spectacular scenery of the Cuillin mountains, the slanting hills of Quaraung and the incredible Trotternish peninsula.
Castles, mountains and on to Loch Ness...
Once you leave Skye the first stop is a visit to idyllic Eilean Donan Castle*. You then drive past the spectacular Torridon mountains and through the stunning scenery of Glen Affric. Here you can stroll up to a beautiful waterfall, surrounded by ancient Caledonian forest. Then it's on to your bed, near the fabled shores of Loch Ness.
Overnight stay at Drumnadrochit.
North to Lewis and Harris...
Day five takes you first to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, and then on to the beautiful seaside town of Ullapool, where you catch the ferry to the Isle of Lewis and Harris. Along the way you'll stop off for two excursions. The first involves a short woodland walk to the impressive Rogie Falls, the second a visit to the breathtaking Corrieshalloch Gorge. Standing on the footbridge above this deep chasm is a truly breathtaking experience.
Overnight stay at Stornoway.
Ancient history and traditional tweed...
Picturesque 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 islands stunning beaches and find out more about Harris Tweed cloth when you visit a traditional weaver.
Overnight stay at Stornoway.
Castaways and coastal splendour...
Day four 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.
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. You'll also pass the stunning Cairngorm mountains and explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry before arriving back in Edinburgh at approximately 19.00
Edinburgh departure: 8:30am at 1 Parliament Square, Caffé Nero, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RF
Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled departure time to check in for tour
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