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Isle of Skye and West Highlands

There are castles so impressive you'll rub your eyes in disbelief, mountains so magnificent you'll remember them forever, and villages so quaint you'll want to pack your bags and move in. Join us and experience those everlasting moments.

Isle of Skye and West Highlands

There are castles so impressive you'll rub your eyes in disbelief, mountains so magnificent you'll remember them forever, and villages so quaint you'll want to pack your bags and move in. Join us and experience those everlasting moments.

Tour Highlights

  • Travel toa world where mountains and myths merge on this tour of Skye and the West Highlands
  • Sightseeing including Glencoe, Glenfinnan and the "Harry Potter" viaduct, The White Sands of Morar, Isle of Skye, The Cuillin Hills, Highland Perthshire, and Five Sisters of Kintail, Dunkeld.
  • Small groups up to 16 passengers.

    (*maximum of 8 participants can be booked on any one departure with Celtic Tours. If more than 8, the tour must be private and the price will be affected).

Isle of Skye & West Highlands Tour Includes

  • Five (5) nights accommodations, two (2) nights in Edinburgh, one (1) night Fort William, and two (2) nights in Lochalsh and Skye area.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Edinburgh.
  • Four (4) days of custom touring.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.
     

Additional Notes

Please Note Baggage Restriction: Due to size of coach there is a luggage restriction of 14kg (31 Ibs) of luggage per person on this tour. This includes one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small personal bag.

A maximum of 8 passengers per departure date can be booked on this tour due to limitations of the coach size. If you have a larger party and/or wish to have a group booked on this tour, please contact us directly, as it will have to be quoted as a private group and rates here do not apply.


Itinerary

Day 01: Edinburgh

Arrive in Edinburgh. Transfer to your hotel is included. You are free to enjoy this beautiful city on your own. (Please note: hotel check-in is generally between 2 pm and 4 pm. If you are arriving into Edinburgh early - the hotel will be happy to hold your luggage until your room is ready)

Day 02: Fort William

You leave Edinburgh and travel north west. On this route, you see one of Scotland's most amazing modern marvels, The Kelpies. These massive steel horse heads are fantastic to photograph and intriguingly engineered. For lunch, you refuel at your driver-guide's favourite spot and continue with your journey through the Highland scenery. After ambling along and enjoying beautiful views of rivers, lochs, and forests, you cross the wild and remote Rannoch Moor. This is a favorite location for photographers and nature lovers, so make sure you've charged your camera. You then head to the majestic and historic Glencoe. Here, you can learn about one of the most tragic tales in Scottish history. We then drive along the shore of Loch Linnhe, before reaching our base for the night in Fort William.

Day 03: Isle of Skye

Today, you go on a breathtaking drive from Fort William and pass the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. This is one of the most beautiful railway bends in Britain and featured in the Harry Potter movies. There's also an iconic monument that commemorates the Jacobites, who died fighting for the Jacobite cause. After arriving in Mallaig, you take the ferry 'over the sea to Skye', to the southern area of the island.*  Your afternoon will be spent exploring the incredible landscapes of the Sleat Peninsula. Your guide may take you to the famed waterfalls of Glenbrittle or to the Cuillin Mountains in Elgol, where you can revel in the stunning views. After all these sublime sights, you head to your overnight base in the Lochalsh and Skye area**.

*During the winter months (October till the end of March) you take a scenic route through Kyle of Lochalsh and drive over the Skye Bridge.

**Tours departing from 1st November till the end of March stay in Portree for two nights.

Day 04: Isle of Skye

Today is your opportunity to see close hand some of the wonders of Skye. The Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr, Neist Point: the options are endless. Your guide will choose a unique itinerary to suit the weather and local conditions to give you a chance to get off the beaten track. Enjoy discovering the best spots for photo opportunities or where to spot some whales or basking sharks. In the late afternoon, you return to our overnight base for the evening.

Day 05: Back to Edinburgh

You start your day with a visit to the famous stronghold, Eilean Donan Castle. Then you travel south through Glen Shiel and past magnificent Loch Cluanie, as we head east for a view of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continuing south, your route passes through the Monadhliath Mountains and into the Central Highlands, where you stop in the historic village of Dunkeld. Here you have the chance to visit the ruins of the old cathedral. Travelling south, you head through the Lowlands, over the Firth of Forth, and into Edinburgh. Make your way independently to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 06: Edinburgh - Home

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your return flight to the US.

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Featured Hotels

Isle of Skye & West Highlands 4-day tour - Based on B&B, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel
Rabbie's Tour Operator
Celtic Tours - Pre and Post UK Hotel

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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    Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Accommodations booked by Rabbies UK

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Depending on package booked, accommodations can be BB/Guesthomes, 3* Hotels/Inns (and some packages may include 4* Hotels) [more]

UK Hotel

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Pre and post nights booked at a mid-level hotel [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

Discount rate applies to children aged 5-15 years. Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 5.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

Airfare can be booked in conjunction with this tour. Airfare is instant purchase and non-refundable

Tour Date & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in Edinburgh. Please book your air one day before to accommodate overnight flights.

Tour Guarantee

Although our UK tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers, it does not mean a date is guaranteed until we check with the Edinburgh office. Although we get regular updates, a tour can sell out and we may not yet have it noted above. We must first advise of a guarantee before airfare is booked and ticketed. Thank you.