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Ultimate Skye Experience

From £195 per adult

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January — December

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Explore and travel like a local in one of Scotland’s most scenic locations: the Isle of Skye.

Day 1

A spectacular route north…

Our route to Skye takes you via Loch Lomond via the Trossachs National Park. We’ll stop in a picturesque village, where you can relax over a cup of coffee or explore at your leisure. You’ll get stunning views of the UK’s largest expanse of the Loch's fresh water. Our driver-guide will tell you the history and theories behind the ‘The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond’ song as you enjoy the stunning scenery of this area.


Cross the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor and journey through Glen Coe…

As we head through Glen Coe, your driver-guide will reveal the tragic history of Glen Coe while you take in the incredible views. You’ll learn the parts clans Campbell and MacDonald played in this brutal part of Scottish history within the massacre of Glen Coe. The other side of Glen Coe is Rannoch Moor, one of the last great wildernesses – 50 square miles of peat bog and marsh, and a site of special scientific interest. It is also where part of the James Bond film ‘Skyfall’ was filmed.


Fort William for lunch and Britain’s tallest mountain…

This highland town of Fort William marks the end of Scotland’s oldest and most popular long-distance walks, The West Highland Way. Here, you can also take in views of the UK's tallest peak, Ben Nevis.


Overnight: Inverness


Day 2

A full day on the incredible Isle of Skye…

Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will ensure you get the most out of your day based on a variety of things such as the weather, your group and local events. You will enjoy sights such as the craggy Cuillin Mountains. The sharp peaks which rise up from the flatness of the surrounding terrain are the dominating feature of the island and can be seen from every other peninsula on Skye.


Lunch in Portree, Skye’s capital…

We will also include a stop at Portree, the colourful capital of Skye. Overlooking a sheltered bay, this scenic fishing village has a variety of food options, making it a perfect lunch spot.


Experience Skye’s dramatic landscapes…

We will also explore the Trotternish Peninsula. It is the most northerly of Skye’s peninsulas and it contains some of the most striking landscapes in Scotland. Here we will stop for photographs at The KiltRockMealt Waterfall and The Old Man of Storr.


Overnight: Inverness


Day 3

Explore Urquhart Castle perched on the edge of Loch Ness…

We’ll say goodbye to Skye and begin our day by visiting the most famous loch in the entire world… Loch Ness. Maybe you'll be the next person to catch a glimpse of the infamous Nessie herself! You may also have the chance to explore the incredible Urquhart castle, full of rich history and amazing views before departing to continue your journey.


Cruise on Loch Ness and look out for the famous monster Nessie…

You can then hop on a Jacobite Cruise* to Nessie spot on the loch itself. As well as being very large and deep, Loch Ness has heavy deposits of peat, making it difficult for instruments to locate Nessie in the cloudy water — a perfect hiding location for a huge water-dwelling monster.


Explore the famous battlefield of Culloden…

Our next stop is at Culloden Battlefield*, the site of the last stand of the Jacobites against the British government forces on 16 April 1746. It was one of the most harrowing battles in British history. Jacobite supporters, seeking to re-establish the Stuart monarchy to the British thrones, joined together to fight the Duke of Cumberland’s government troops. It was the final pitched battle on British soil and, in less than an hour, around 1,600 men were slain – 1,500 of them Jacobites. You can experience everything about the events leading up to, during and after the battle in the impressive visitor centre and interactive exhibition, as well as having the chance to wander the land where the battle itself took place.


Departure days:

Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

Dependant on minimum passenger requirement


Departs/Returns:

Edinburgh: Check-in 8:15 am/ Departs 8:30am/ Returns 19:00pm
Glasgow: Check-in 9:30am/ Departs 9:45am/ Return via train

Meeting point:

1 Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
or
266 George Street, Glasgow

Contact details

Highland Experience Tours
1 Parliament Square
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1RE
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh - City Centre Glasgow
Length
3
Days
Transport
Minibus
Type
Medium Group (17-30) Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Adventure Castles Family Geology History Landscapes Photography Walking Whisky Wildlife

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Temperature checks for visitors

Tour prices

From

  • £195 Per Adult
  • £185 Per child
  • £185 Concession

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Tour company information

Highland Experience Tours

Your Scotland experience starts here. From monsters and mountains, chapels and chieftains to castles and whisky, we want to give you the most authentic Scottish experience possible. From the comfort of our luxury bespoke vehicles to our legendary, fully qualified guides, we can’t wait to show you our country. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have a job doing something we really enjoy; everyone at Highland Experience shares a passion for travel and helping other people discover Scotland’s Highlands. Our love for real, sustainable and unique tour experiences makes us who we are.

Opening times

Monday - 7am - 10pm
Tuesday - 7am - 10pm
Wednesday - 7am -10pm
Thursday - 7am - 10pm
Friday - 7am - 10pm
Saturday - 7am - 10pm
Sunday - 7am - 8pm

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