Spectacular journey through the Highlands, Glencoe & Glenfinnan via the ferry to the Isle of Skye, island round tour with many spectacular stops, return via the Skye bridge, Eilean Donan castle & Loch Ness, overnight at Fort William and in Portree
Stunning tour to the largest of the Inner Hebrides – the spectacular Isle of Skye
*The reason why we advertise “a later departure on Friday, 04th October and a 2.5 day tour is that some students might still have classes and lectures at Stirling University on that day.
At Unicorn Tours from our side we are happy to depart as early as 8am, but we would like to give everyone who books this trip a chance to come along without having to skip/miss/compromise with their studies and lectures – so we will be leaving as early as possible, but leave the timing open for now, if for example of the group of 8, there are 3 who have nothing on and can leave at 8am – 1 has a lecture which finishes at 11 am, 2 have a lecture, that finishes at 12 noon and 2 have a lecture that finishes at 1pm, then 1pm in this example would be the time everyone is free and we would be happy to leave as early as 1.15 pm. We would like to keep it flexible and allow you, who wish to join the tour to all come along and once the last in the group is ready to go, we start the tour, so it could be 3.15 pm or in the morning for example
***Der Mini-Bus Fahrer/Reiseleiter ist doppelter Staatsbuerger und die Reise kann in fliessendem Englisch, aber auch in fliessendem Deutsch durchgefuehrt werden, je nach Gruppenzusammensetzung und Bedarf. Jede Gruppe und die Gruppenzusammensetzung auf jeder Tour ist anders - viele unserer Touren haben Gaeste aus aller Welt mit Englisch als vorwiegende Umgangssprache, wir sind aber flexibel um jedem Gast in der Gruppe entgegenzukommen - vor allem bei unseren Privat-Touren haben wir auch einige auschliesslich Deutsch sprechende Gruppen***
£119 per person
⇔ Please note you can only chose to take advantage of either or of these two types of discounts and this discount can’t be combined with the usual discounts as the whole tour is already sold at a much lower rate for its travel season⇔
Extras to pay
more info below, but ferry is free/included in tour price, 1st night hostel = £24 pppn and 2nd night hostel = £21 per person per night
This tour is open to anyone, everyone welcome, but as on Friday, 4th October, as soon as the last person in the group finishes the last lecture/work/is ready to leave.
We are spending the first night at the Glen Nevis hotel near Fort William at the foot of Scotland’s higest mountain, Ben Nevis and close to some great walking tracks.
the second night we spend right in the heart of picturesque Portree at the SYHA hostel on the Isle of Skye.
Travel day to Fort William
On the first night we stay at the Glen Nevis hostel in Fort William.
Touring day 1
(the fact that we have travelled the day before to Fort William already, will give us a massive headstart on this 2nd day)
A full day on the Isle of Skye
Trotternish peninsula old man of Store, Leaky waterfalls and cliff walk, Kilt rock, Duntulum castle, museum of Highland life, Uig, fairy glen
Dunvegan and Dunvegan castle and the seal colony
Neist point lighthouse
Fairy pools in the Cuillins mountains
On the second night we stay in Portree/Isle of Skye
Touring day 2
On Sunday, 6th October depending on the group’s preferences, we can either spend more time on the Isle of Skye
or heading via Sligachan, Broadford and Kyleakin towards the Skye bridge and after leaving Skye on the Skye bridge spend a bit more time stopping at the many beautiful places along the way, for example Plockton, Eilean Donan castle, a photostop at Loch Ness and scenic Highland routes back to Stirling.
EXTRAS TO PAY:
however if you prefer, you are free to stay elsewhere for those 2 nights, incl. a B&B or hotel, it will make no difference to the tour, as we drop you off at night and pick you up again in the morning
Anyone who wishes to stay on for longer on the Skye and the Westcoast, please let us know and we would drop you off at the end of the tour, but you would have to make your own way back by Scotrail train or Scottish Citylink bus.
Pre-booked and guaranteed accommodation at the Glen Nevis (Fort William) hostel for £24 per person per night in an ensuite quad room
and for the 2nd night in the centre of Portree, the capital of the Isle of Skye , £21 per person per night in a dormitory room.
(Unicorn Tours has pre-booked and pre-paid 9 spaces at the hostel already, so as to be able to offer and guarantee the running of this tour – you don’t have to worry about arranging the accommodation yourself, you just pay us. However if you rather prefer some alternative accommodation, we offer you to opt out and you are then free to chose any other accommodation of your choice for those nights)
Accommodation on all of our special tours (2 days & longer):
We pre-book and guarantee accommodation for all 8 passengers on all our special tours.
The pre-booked and guaranteed accommodation is a general rule is budget dormitory youth hostel bunk-bed type accommodation in a central and convenient location and depending on where and when typically costs between £12 – £25 per person per night.
We always give you the option to opt-out and find your own private B&B or hotel accommodation nearby, in which case you should advise us early, so we can release those pre-booked bed-spaces.
The tour throughout the day will remain the same, no matter if we pick you up in the morning /drop you off at night at a 5* hotel or hostel, this allows you to pay as little or as much for your accommodation as you like.
Check for additional accommodation info.
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