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Scottish Highlands and Skye - best value 7 Day Tour

This 7 day journey is an incredible introduction to Scotland. Visit iconic sites, experience the fabulous scenery of our National Parks, Glencoe Mountain Range, Culloden Battlefied, Loch Ness and awe inspiring Skye. A lifetime of memories awaits.

Travel Itinerary- PRIVATE GROUPS MAX 7 PERSONS

Highland and Skye 7 day Tour 2024

7 days/6 nights Travel Itinerary

DAY 1: DOUNE CASTLE, BLAIR ATHOL DISTILLERY & PITLOCHRY

Your adventure begins with a tour of Doune Castle. Few castles can boast thecelebrity status of Doune, near Stirling - built in the late 14th century, it achievedfame having been featured in the famous Monty Python film, ‘The Holy Grail’. Morerecently, it has also featured in T.V.s ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Outlander’. We thentravel to the quaint Victorian village of Pitlochry in ancient Perthshire for your first Malt Whisky experience as you enjoy a tour and tasting session at the famous Blair Athol Distillery. Finally, enjoy a stroll around Pitlochry’s traditional shops and craft stores before arriving at your hotel.

DAY 2: CAIRNGORM NATIONAL PARKS & CULLODEN

Enjoy the scenic journey through Cairngorms National Park, with its stunning mountains and ancient Caledonian Pine Forests. You’ll visit Culloden Battlefield & visitor centre and learn about Bonnie PrinceCharlie who, with his Jacobite Army, fought the last civil war on British soil in 1746. Culloden is also now another “Outlander” location with scenes being filmed at the real battlefield. Our next stop, Clava Cairns and Standing Stones, is a well-preserved Bronze-Age cairn and an incredible example of the historic architecture of the Highlands, dating back about 4,000 years. There will be free time to explore Inverness before heading to your hotel

DAY 3: EILEAN DONAN & LOCH NESS

Today we head for Skye - “The Misty Isle”, travelling through the village of Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness then beautiful Glenshiel . We’ll visit one of Scotland’s most picturesque castles, Eilean Donan, which sits on its own small island at the head of Loch Duich. With a fascinating history, from raids and sieges to its destruction during the Jacobite rising in 1719, there will be plenty of opportunity for photographs of this breathtaking castle. After lunch, we go over the bridge to Skye and head straight for the Talisker Distillery where you’ll learn how this world class Malt is created and enjoy a dram or two before checking in to your hotel.

DAY 4: ISLE OF SKYE

Wake to the excitement of a day exploring the splendid scenery of the Isle of Skye. Touring the island, we pass through Broadford and the Cuillin Mountains to explore the capital of Portree which has an old-fashioned appeal with colourful houses and a traditional harbour. We’ll then explore the north of the island and the Trotternish Peninsula with it’s fabulous scenery and seascapes including The Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock Falls and the spectacularly bizarre scenery of the Quiraing. We’ll finish a memorable day at the famous Fairy Pools (weather permitting).

DAY 5: Skye Ferry, Glenfinnan Viaduct and Monument, Fort William

We’ll take the famous Skye boat to the harbour town of Mallaig then head along side Loch Morar, with wonderful views across the Sound of Arisaig to the Small Isles. After lunch, we reach the Glenfinnan monument on the shores of Loch Shiel which marks the spot where the 1745 Jacobite Rising began. This is also a great viewpoint for the Glenfinnan Viaduct, a renowned feat of Victorian engineering and known more recently for being featured as the famous bridge crossed by the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. The day ends with a visit to Ben Nevis Distillery, situated at the foot of the largest mountain in Scotland

DAY 6: Fort William, Loch Linnhe & Glencoe

Experience the Glencoe Mountain Range - we’ll stop for pictures of the famous ‘Three Sisters’ and hear stories of the historical significance and violent past of this famous Glen culminating in the massacre of Glencoe in 1692. Returning to Fort William, you’ll enjoy lunch and then visit the local museum with its fascinating artefacts. In the afternoon, get close to Lochaber’s wild heart on an enthralling boat tour. You’ll cruise down Loch Linnhe to see the local seal colony and take in the magnificent views on every side. Heading back, you’ll hopefully catch sight of the local dolphin pod. Look out for eagles as we head to the narrows of Loch Eil, and then on to the mouth of the world famous Caledonian Canal

DAY 7: Inverary Castle and Loch Lomond

This morning we make for Clan Campbell country to visit one of Scotland’s finest stately homes,Inveraray Castle & Gardens, a stunning building still owned by the Duke of Argyll and in recent times featured in the TV series Downton Abbey. We then head over the ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ mountain pass stopping for some photographs at this beautiful and atmospheric landmark before continuing into Scotland’s first National Park. We’ll stop on the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond and walk the shores at the conservation village of Luss., We may even spot the odd Highland Cow !! It’s then time to head to your Glasgow or Edinburgh City Centre hotel, and the conclusion of your Top Scottish Tour.

Included in your Top Scottish Tour:

Your personal tour coordinator

3 star minimum, handpicked accommodation

All rooms en-suite

Full Scottish Breakfast each morning

Reservation service for all other meals as required

Entry into all named attractions

Exclusive use of a luxury touring vehicle for your party

Your personal driver/tour guide

TEL 07543105520

EMAIL: Info@topscottishtours.com

Website topscottishtours.com




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Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

TOP SCOTTISH TOURS

102 Shore Road
Innellan
Argyll
Scotland
PA23 7SR

Tour information

Starting

  • Edinburgh
  • Fort William
  • Glasgow
  • Inverness
  • Skye

Length

7 Days

Transport

  • Driver guide
  • Minibus

Type

  • Bespoke
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)

Languages

  • English

Themes

  • Adventure
  • Ancestry
  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Beer
  • Castles
  • Family
  • Film and TV
  • Food and drink
  • History
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Whisky
  • Wildlife

New tour introductory discount


From 01 Feb 2024 03 Jun 2024

25 PERCENT DISCOUNT OF WHOLE PACKAGE PRICE FOR BOOKINGS MADE BEFORE 3 JUNE 2024

CALL OR EMAIL FOR PRICES.THIS IS A VIP STANDARD TOUR AT ECONOMY PRICES.

Kids go free


From 21 Feb 2024 21 Sep 2024

Kids go free for bookings made prior to 31 March 2024

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Tour company information

TOP SCOTTISH TOURS

We specialise in small private group and family tours (max 7 guests) across Scotland and the Isles. Our focus is on our guests and their needs whilst they focus on having unforgettable experiences whilst exploring our beautiful country. Stunning scenery, wildlife, historical sites, clans and castles, hiking, golf, whisky distilleries....whatever your interests or passions, Top Scottish Tours gaurantees you a truly personal tailor made itinery that will provide lifelong special memories. First class tours delivered by us, adventures driven by you!

Opening times

1/1/2024 - 31/12/2024

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