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Beach, Isle of Harris
Isle of Harris © Skye Class 2016

6 Day Isle of Skye & Outer Hebrides

From £799 per adult

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June — September

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Join us on an unforgettable journey across the Highlands and Islands, where we discover some of Scotland’s most iconic destinations, as well as the hidden gems; from the world-famous Loch Ness to the remote corners of the Hebrides.

DAY 1: Edinburgh to Inverness

Depart Edinburgh at 08.30am and go north towards Bannockburn; site of the famous battle won by ‘Outlaw King’ Robert the Bruce. Learn about William Wallace as we pass Stirling Castle, and catch a glimpse of Doune Castle, which appears in Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Outlander and Game of Thrones. Soak up the atmospheric scenery in Glencoe, and look out for Ben Nevis – the UK’s highest mountain. Learn about the legend of the ‘Nessie’ at Loch Ness. Free time in Inverness; enjoy a walk along the River Ness or to Inverness Castle for views of the city.

DAY 2: Inverness to Stornoway

Start the day with fresh air and stunning scenery at Black Water Falls. We continue north on a beautiful stretch of road and take to the water on the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis – keeping an eye out for dolphins along the way! Explore the remote and rugged Atlantic coastline of Lewis. Visit the Butt of Lewis – the most northerly point on the island – to see the isolated lighthouse and dramatic force of the sea against the cliffs. We return to the main town of Stornoway for the night.

DAY 3: Stornoway

Prepare for an exciting day touring the cultural attractions on the Isle of Lewis. Go back to the Neolithic period on our visit to the mysterious 5000-year old Callanish Standing Stones, and then fast-forward to the Iron Age at the broch of Dun Carloway. Experience 17th century island life at the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village and unwind with a wee dram of whisky at Abhainn Dearg; the most westerly distillery in Scotland. Free time back in Stornoway; wander around the pretty harbour and go in search of fresh seafood in the local restaurants.

DAY 4: Stornoway to Portree

Depart Stornoway and drive south towards the idyllic Isle of Harris. Marvel at the flawless white sand beaches with turquoise sea and a backdrop of mountains on West Harris. Take the ferry and go over the sea to Isle of Skye, where we spend the afternoon exploring the Trotternish peninsula. Soak up the enchanting scenery and learn about the island’s myths and legends. We arrive into our final stop at Portree in time to enjoy dinner in one of the town’s restaurants.

DAY 5: Portree

Enjoy a magical day of island exploration on the Isle of Skye. Hear about the island’s resident fairies on our stop at one of the famous Fairy Bridges. Visit the enchanted waters of the Sligachan River with views of the old bridge and the breathtaking Cuillin mountains. Drive over the Skye bridge to the iconic – and absolutely beautiful – Eilean Donan Castle; used in the filming of Highlander and James Bond, The World is Not Enough. Free time back in Portree; visit the shops, restaurants, and picturesque harbour with its colourful facades

DAY 6: Portree to Edinburgh

Wander round Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum; the spiritual home of Clan Donald and our final stop on the Isle of Skye. Hop-on the ferry back to the mainland, arriving at the fishing village of Mallaig on the west coast. Experience one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world and travel over the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the Jacobite Steam Train; made famous by Harry Potter. We take the scenic route back to city through the Cairngorms National Park and arrive into Edinburgh at around 8.30pm.


Contact details

Highland Explorer Tours
Highland Explorer Tours
60 High Street
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1TB

Key facilities

WiFi Wifi
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
6
Days
Transport
Driver guide Small coach
Type
Medium Group (17-30)
Languages
English
Themes
Ancestry Castles Food and drink History Island Hopping Landscapes Photography

Tour prices

From

  • £799 Per Adult
  • £779 Per child
  • £779 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Highland Explorer Tours

Scotland's landscape is stunningly beautiful with a magnificent history and culture that deserves to be told by the Scottish experts, our Guides. They will bring this heritage to life while ensuring you get to explore our nation's most breathtaking landscapes. Whether you are planning a day trip or a longer visit, our range of tours will give you an unforgettable insight into our country and its people, leaving memories that will last a lifetime.

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