ISLE OF SKYE

4-nts with 3-days of custom touring - includes 2 Nights in Edinburgh (pre/post) and 2 Nights in Portree on Isle of Skye


Highlights

Isle of Skye

Enjoy two (2) independent days in Edinburgh (pre/post) with three (3) days to explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Highlands and the romantic island of Skye. Highlights also include Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Staying two (2) nights (in B&B or local hotel, as selected) in the picturesque harbor town of Portree on the Isle of Skye.

Tour Highlights

  • Glencoe.
  • Eilean Donan Castle.
  • Quiraing mountain pass.
  • Isle of Skye.
  • Neist Point.
  • Five Sisters of Kintail.
  • Loch Ness.

Isle of Skye

  • Four (4) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in Edinburgh and two (2) nights in Portree.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Edinburgh.
  • Three (3) days of custom touring.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Additional Notes

Off season (Oct 31-March 31) - Land Start Day is on Sun, Tue, Thur or Friday (with actual touring beginning on Mon, Wed, Fri or Sat) Please make sure your land start date falls on Sun, Tue, Thur or Friday during this time.

Itinerary

Day 01, Edinburgh

Arrive Edinburgh and transfer (included) to your pre-booked accommodations (note: check-in time is generally from 2:00 pm). Spend your day independently exploring Edinburgh on your own. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 02, Edinburgh - Touring Begins - Isle of Skye

Departure point at 6 Waterloo Pl, guests are requested to check in at least 15 minutes before departure. Depart Edinburgh at 8:30 am, depart Edinburgh and travel west, passing Linlithgow Palace and Stirling with its imposing castle and views of the Wallace Monument. We pass Doune Castle, set of Monty Python’s “Holy Grail” before stopping in Callander for refreshments. Crossing into the Highlands we head north towards the glorious scenery surrounding Loch Lubnaig then through Breadalbane (meaning the ‘high country of Scotland’) and up to the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. We continue through the spectacular mountain pass of Glencoe, scene of the great massacre of the Clan MacDonald in 1692. Leaving Fort William after lunch you drive past Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and into the Great Glen. Traveling west on the “Road to the Isles” we head through the splendor of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. We stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most photographed castles, set at the junction of 3 lochs and completely surrounded by water. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, we follow the dramatic coastline north towards the island’s capital, Portree. We are dropped off at our accommodation in the early evening where we are free to go out and explore the town.

Day 03, A flexible day on Skye!

There are many possibilities depending on the weather and our driver/guide's knowledge will come to the fore in developing the best day out. North of Portree is the Trotternish ridge with its spectacular cliffs and rock formations, such as the famous landmark – the Old Man of Storr, the impressive sea cliff, Kilt Rock and the stunning mountain pass of the Quiraing. Amazing natural scenery, which is best enjoyed away from the bus by taking a walk through this unique landscape. Further west the scenery changes again with the emerald green valley of Glendale, the dramatic sea-cliffs of Neist Point (the most westerly point on the island, where we might get lucky and spot some whales or sharks!), and the 13th-century home of the Clan MacLeod, Dunvegan Castle. We return you to your accommodation in Portree in the early evening. Overnight Isle of Skye.

Day 04, Touring - End in Edinburgh

We are collected from our accommodation and travel south through the Cuillin Hillsand back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Onto Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting “Nessie”. Heading south now through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as “Monarch of the Glen Country” before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland’s highest whiskey distillery. We pass Blair Castle and continue through Highland Perthshire as we head back to Edinburgh and over the Forth Road Bridge. Arriving at approximately 7:00 pm in Edinburgh. Your tour ends at Rabbies Cafe at 6 Waterloo Place in Edinburgh, where you will make your own way back to your pre-booked hotel.

Day 05, Edinburgh - Home

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

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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2017Land Only
Sep 15; 19; 21  (Please call)   859
Sep 27 - Sep 28   859
Oct 3  (Please call)   809
Oct 5 - Oct 30   809
Nov 2; 5; 7; 9; 12   689
Nov 14 (Sold Out)   689
Nov 16; 19; 21; 23; 26; 28; 30; Dec 3; 5   689
2018Land Only
Jan 2   739
Jan 4; 7; 9; 11; 14; 16; 18; 21; 23; 25; 28; 30; Feb 1; 4; 6; 8; 11; 13; 15; 18; 20; 22; 25; 27; Mar 1; 4; 6; 8; 11; 13   689
Mar 15; 18; 20; 22; 25; 27   649

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.

This tour does not include:

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

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would start touring in the UK including any pre/post nights. Does not include air travel.

 
Hotels featured on this tour
Isle of Skye & Highlands 3-day tour - Based on B&B, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel - [details] 
Isle of Skye & Highlands 3-day tour - Based on Hotels, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel - [details] 

 

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