Isle of Skye (3 day)
Three days to explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Highlands and the romantic island of Skye.
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Eilean Donan Castle
Quiraing mountain pass
Isle of Skye
Five Sisters of Kintail
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!!
* Two nights accommodation in Portree, Isle of Skye
* Choose from 3* Guest House/B&B/Hotel Accommodation
* Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoach
* All ferry and bridge crossings
* Guaranteed Departure – no minimum numbers. You book, you go!
* Services of a professional Rabbies driver /guide
* Rabbies Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions
* Lunch, dinner and refreshments
* Entrances to all visitor attractions
* All items of a personal nature, telephone calls, etc
Depart Glasgow at 09.00 and travel north, crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland. We travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically - the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. We continue north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a great massacre in 1692 where many of the Clan Macdonald were slaughtered. We stop in this imposing mountain pass so you can enjoy the spectacular views. From here we travel past Fort William and up to the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with great views over Ben Nevis. On the "Road to the Isles" now through the splendour of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. We stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film "Highlander", set at the junction of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, we head north to Portree. You are then dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening where you are free to go out and explore the town.
This is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather, and dynamics of the group. Your driver/ guide's knowledge will come to the fore in arranging the best day for everyone. For example: Travel north to explore the Trotternish peninsula with its stunning Quiraing mountain pass and some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery. Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. There will be a short break for lunch before continuing to enjoy this most dramatic of islands. Heading in a westerly direction there is Dunvegan castle, the ancestral home of Clan Macleod, and possibly the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views at Neist Point, the furthest most west point on Skye. We return you to your accommodation in Portree in the early evening for you to enjoy a free night in Portree.
You will be collected from your accommodation and travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Onto Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting "Nessie". Heading south now through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as "Monarch of the Glen Country" before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky Distillery, and onwards past Blair Castle stopping for refreshments before heading back to Glasgow. Arriving at 1930 approx.
Additional Information :
Glasgow Departures – from 11 George Square, (next to Greggs) Glasgow, G2 1DY at 9.00am
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure time to check in for tour
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