Timberbush Tours - Skye, the Highlands & Loch Ness (3 days)

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Castlehill, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2ND

    Skye, the Highlands & Loch Ness (3 days) Three days to enjoy stunning natural beauty, unforgettable sunsets, rich history, the majestic Cuillin mountains and the dramatic Trotternish peninsula.


    To book call 0131 226 6066 or email tours@timberbushtours.com


    Highlights:

    Stirling Castle Rannoch Moor
    Glencoe Ben Nevis
    Fort William Five Sisters of Kintail
    Old Man of Storr Talisker Distillery
    Eilean Donan Castle Loch Ness
    Loch Laggan Pitlochry


     Tour includes:

    *  Two nights accommodation (B&B or hostel, depending on which package you choose - see below)

    *  Transportation in contemporary, air-conditioned Mercedes coach

    *  Services of an experienced, professional driver-guide

    *  Three full days touring

    *  Free miniature of Famous Grouse whisky per adult booking

    *  Free online access to discounts and offers on other tours and visitor attractions with our Pocket Pass


    Tour Excludes:

     *  All meals & drinks

    *  Admissions to visitor attractions and/or cruises


    Itinerary:

    Day 1

    If departing from Edinburgh, we’ll head north-west, via Stirling, where we’ll stop for photos of its magnificent Castle then after a stop at Kilmahog we'll travel past Doune, Callander and through the Trossachs climbing up via Crianlarich, into the Highlands. If departing from Glasgow, first we head west, making a stop at the 'Bonny, Bonny Banks' of Loch Lomond and the pretty conservation village of Luss before moving up via Tyndrum.

    We'll move through Clan Campbell and MacGregor territory, into Rannoch Moor, to the spectacular valley of Glencoe, passing beneath Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and into the Great Glen, a glacial valley.  After lunch in the Fort William area we’ll see the magnificent "Five Sisters of Kintail" mountains before crossing over the Skye Bridge, on to the island of Skye. We’ll arrive in the fishing town of Portree early evening.


    Day 2

    After breakfast, explore the island with your guide. Choose from the Trotternish peninsula, the bizarre rock formations of the Old Man of Storr, the famous Cuillins mountains, or the bizarre rock formations of the Quiraing and Kilt Rock. Try out some whisky at Talisker Distillery or further west, visit Dunvegan Castle, home to the Clan MacLeod and the oldest inhabited castle in Britain, before returning to Portree for a free evening to explore.


    Day 3

    Heading homewards, enjoy a visit to the stunning Eilean Donan Castle, featured in the movie Highlander, then we’ll stop for lunch in Fort Augustus, with its spectacular views of Loch Ness. Continuing south, we pass through the Grampian Mountains, Loch Laggan, and Dalwhinnie - Scotland’s highest whisky distillery - then on past Blair Castle. We'll stop for refreshments in the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry before our return to Edinburgh.


    Optional Extras: Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Eilean Donan Castle


    Additional Information:

    Edinburgh Departure: Temporary Departure Point is outside the green Ensign Ewart pub at 521 - 523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE - 9.00am

    Thereafter Edinburgh Departure Point reverts to 555 Castlehill, the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2ND - 9.00am

    Glasgow Departure: 11 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DY - 10.15am

    Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled departure time to check in for tour

    The exact itinerary of this tour will vary slightly depending on whether the coach is departing directly from Edinburgh or is travelling via Glasgow to collect passengers.

    In order to limit the environmental impact from our extended tours, our  tours pick up passengers in Edinburgh first and then pick up in Glasgow. On the return journey the coach returns to Edinburgh only. Our passengers returning to Glasgow are provided with a free Edinburgh - Glasgow rail ticket for this part of the return journey by train. Passengers are dropped at Waverley Rail Station for the return journey to Glasgow. Please bear this in mind when making any onward travel connections you may have after your tour with us.


    Timberbush Tours Booking Terms & Conditions

    Please refer to Timberbush Tours booking Terms & Conditions

     

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Departs from Edinburgh 9am Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
    1 Nov 2014 - 26 Mar 2015
    Departs from Glasgow 10.15am Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
    1 Nov 2014 - 26 Mar 2015
    Departs from Edinburgh 9am Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
    1 Apr 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
    Departs from Glasgow 10.15am Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
    1 Apr 2014 - 31 Oct 2014

    Edinburgh Departures: Temporary departure point of 521-523 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PE. Thereafter it will revert to Timberbush shop at 555 Castlehill, at the entrance to Edinburgh Castle, at the top of the Royal Mile
    Glasgow Departures: at 11 George Square

    Ticket Information
    Ticket Type
    Ticket Tariff
    High Season Adult Edinburgh / Glasgow Departure £133.00 per ticket
    High Season Concession Edinburgh / Glasgow Departure £123.00 per ticket
    Low Season Adult Edinburgh / Glasgow Departure £113.00 per ticket
    Low Season Concession Edinburgh / Glasgow Departure £113.00 per ticket

    *Children must be over five years old
    Low season commences 1st November 2014 - 26th March 2015, excluding 21st December 2014 - 4th January 2015.
    Accommodation is not included in the price of the tour.
    Ensuite B&B accommodation in a single, twin, double or family room in a three to four-star bed & breakfast.
    Hostel Accommodation in shared single-sex (on request) or mixed dormitory of varying room-sizes from 4 beds upwards.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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