Isle of Skye Tour (5 day)
Five 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
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!!
* Total of four nights accommodation
* Choose from 3* Guest House/B&B/Hotel Accommodation
* Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoach
* Guaranteed Departure – no minimum numbers. You book, you go!
* All ferry and bridge crossings
* Services of a professional Rabbies driver/guide
* Rabbies Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions
* Lunch, dinner & refreshments
* Entrances to all visitor attractions
* All items of a personal nature, telephone calls, etc
Takes you north over the Forth Road Bridge to the charming highland village of Dunkeld on the banks of the river Tay. From here we head into the Cairngorm national park and the ancient pine forests of the Rothiemurchus estate. After lunch you will spend time on the beautiful shores of Loch Insh before a short forest walk takes us to the ruins of Loch an Eilean castle. Panoramic views of Loch Ness follow as we travel down to the banks of the famous loch and the village of Dores where you can do some "Nessie" spotting! Then it's on to the shores of Loch Broom where you spend two nights at Ullapool. (On some tours it may be necessary to stay in Inverness in which case the itinerary will be subject to slight changes)
Today you visit the far northwest highlands and the grandeur, expanse and wildness of the mountains of Assyntn with irs abundance of wildlife. This area is historically famous as being the first crofting area to be bought by the local crofters, the Assynt Crofters’ Trust. You will be immersed in the history of the area and visit the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle, once the stronghold of the MacLeods of Assynt.
The day is full of amazing views of some of Europe's oldest landscapes from the stunning white sand beach at Achmelvich Bay to the traditional fishing village of Lochinver. With the chance of seeing wildlife such as whales and red deer as well, this is sure to be a memorable day. Overnight in Ullapool.
You leave Ullapool heading south to take in the drama of the River Droma as it plunges 60m down into the Corrieshalloch Gorge. From here you travel past the mountains of the Beinn Eighe national nature reserve and along the picturesque coastline of Loch Torridon. The tranquil setting of Applecross is our destination for lunch before taking one of the highest roads in Scotland, Bealach nam Bo (meaning the Pass of the Cattle), with its jaw-dropping views, hairpin bends and precipitous cliffs.
In the afternoon we stop in "tropical" Plockton where you can see palm trees growing alongside Loch Carron and take time to enjoy its sheltered serenity. Then it's over the sea to Skye and the delightful harbour town of Portree with its friendly welcome.
Is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and your driver/guide will use his/her knowledge to decide on the best day out for the group. For example: travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery or visit 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.
After lunch you may travel to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse that is the most westerly point on Skye. Alternatively a visit to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod, may be possible. We return you to your accommodation in Portree in the early evening for you to enjoy a free evening in the village.
You travel south from Skye stopping first at the famous stronghold Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film "Highlander", set at the head of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Continuing east through the rugged mountains of Kintail including the splendour of the Five Sisters, we drive down through Glen Garry past Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then onto Fort William for lunch. In the afternoon we will explore spectacular Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692, before stopping in Killin for refreshments beside the Falls of Dochart, arriving into Edinburgh at approx 19.00.
Additional Information :
Edinburgh Departure: 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG - 09.00am
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure time to check in for tour
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