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Skye & West Highlands 4 Day Adventure

4 Days spent in the western Highlands and on Skye that discovers landscapes, history and the  spirit of Scotland. We use small 16 seater minibuses and your accommodation is included in the price! Departs Edinburgh on Mondays (All Year), Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays & Sundays (Summer)


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This tour operates on: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Day 1 to Fort William

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We set off from Edinburgh to travel North West passing through the Lowlands of Scotland. You will catch a sight of both Doune (The Outlander Castle) and Stirling Castles. Beyond Callendar we start to climb into the Trossachs passing rivers, lochs and forests until we reach the Highland proper and the wilderness of Rannoch Moor  and then to the majestic and atmospheric Glencoe (of Campbell and MacDonald fame). We then drive along the shores of Loch Linnhe before reaching our base and accommodation for the night in Fort William.

Overnight in Fort William.

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Day 2 - The Road to Skye

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Today we set off from Fort William to Skye with a wonderful drive that passes the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct (of Harry Potter train fame)  as we head to Mallaig which is a busy little harbour on Scotland’s west coast and the traditional route to Skye before the bridge was built in the 2000s. From here we take the ferry onto the southern tip of the Isle of Skye. After arriving in Armadale, we will drive across the Sleat Peninsula before spending time in Glenbrittle with its famed waterfall or Elgol with its wonderful seascapes and dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills and Talisker with its beautiful Bay. From here we then drive to our overnight base in the Lochalsh and Skye area where will sleep for the next two nights of the tour.

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Day 3 - Exploring Skye

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Today is your opportunity to see some of the wonders of Skye. We cannot predict what we will see as your guide will choose the best itinerary to suit the weather and local conditions to give you a chance to get off the beaten track and slowly discover the best spots for photo opportunities. We might see whales and backing sharks or head for the tip of the Neist Peninsula, or head north to the Old Man of Storr. You can never predict the weather, but there is one thing that is sure which is we will pack it in! In the late afternoon we return to our overnight base for the evening and a good night's rest!

Day 4 - The High Road Home

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Today we travel south through Glen Shiel/Eilean Donan Castle and past magnificent Loch Cluanie as we head east for a view of Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis. Continuing south, the route passes through the Monadhliath Mountains and then into the Central Highlands where we make a stop in Highland Perthshire.

Travelling south again we return to the Lowlands and back into Edinburgh with views over the Forth estuary and the world famous Forth Rail Bridge.

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation in B&B accommodation in twin or double rooms. - Upgrades to Hotel accommodation is available. There cheaper child rates and also single supplements may apply!
  • Transport by super-duper Mercedes 16 seater coach
  • Driver/Guide

Exclusions

  • Entrances - although we negotiate discounts for our passengers
  • Meals except for breakfast

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 5+
  • Min Age: 5 years
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Mini Coach
  • Months of Operation: March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November
  • Duration of Tour: 4 days
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh Bus Station
  • Departure Time: 08:30 Please check in 15 minutes early.
  • Expected return Time: 18:30
  • Duration of Tour: 4 days

Rates & Dates

Ratess vary across seasons:

Bed & Breakfast Rates:

April, May, October - Adult rate is £389 and Child is £312

June - End of September - Adult rate is £409 / child £327 

Hotel Rates:

April, May, October - Adult rate is £449 and Child is £359

June - End of September - Adult rate is £459 and child rate is £368

Booking Notes

Departure Dates:

Monday All year
Wednesday 29/03/17 - 08/11/17
Friday 21/04/17 - 06/10/17
Sunday 30/04/17 - 24/09/17
Tuesday 02/05/17 - 10/10/17 (except 20/06/17 and 04/07/17)

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