This very special three-day coach tour combines a relaxing two night stay in Inverness and will show you some of Scotland's finest scenery, including a wonderful full-day excursion to the fabled Isle of Skye! This tour departs Edinburgh every day in the summer months, and includes your accommodation in the tour price.
Tour Highlights: Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, The Great Glen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Glen Carron, Isle of Skye, Beach combing, Cuillin Hills, Eilean Donan Castle, The Five Sisters, Beauly, Cromarty, Dolphin spotting, Spey Valley and Scenic Perthshire!
Day One - Edinburgh to Inverness (2 nights)
Departing from Edinburgh we make our way to lonely Rannoch Moor and then into Glen Coe, Scotland’s most famous glen and the scene of the terrible massacre in 1692. We will make a stop in the midst of this awe-inspiring scenery so you can enjoy the magic of this special place.
From Fort William the striking scenery of the Great Glen unfolds ahead of us – first Loch Lochy, then Loch Oich and finally Loch Ness. We will travel to the attractive village of Fort Augustus then drive the entire length of Loch Ness. We will stop at Urquhart Castle where you can visit the castle and enjoy a short cruise on the loch *. Shortly we will arrive in Inverness, our home for the next two nights.
The stay in Inverness is unescorted.
Day Two - The Magical Isle of Skye
Today we enjoy a full day excursion to the beautiful island of Skye. From Inverness we travel to Achnasheen then on through pretty Glen Carron to Kyle of Lochalsh. Soon we cross “over the sea to Skye” and make our way to Sleat, the Garden of Skye. The gentle scenery that we see in this part of the island contrasts with the rugged beauty of the Cuillin Hills that we will discover later on our tour. The Clan Donald Centre celebrates the history of the Gaels. We will make a stop here so you can discover more about this powerful clan that once boasted the title “Lord of the Isles”. The grounds contain the ruins of Armadale Castle as well as a delightful garden.
Later there will be scenic drive where the views of the Cullin Hills are simply breathtaking. If the weather is kind to us we will be able to see Rum, Canna and Eigg in the Small Isles. There will be time for some beach-combing before we return to the mainland.
A real highlight is our stop at Eilean Donan Castle *, perched on its island at the head of Loch Duich. Here you have the option of visiting this most picturesque of castles. Our return to Inverness will take us through Glen Shiel where we will see the "Five Sisters" mountain range.
Day Three - Inverness to Edinburgh
We make the most of our last day in the Highlands by taking a scenic drive through the Black Isle to visit the attractive fishing village of Cromarty. Later we'll stop at Chanonry Point to (hopefully) view the dolphins who live in the Moray Firth before making a stop in the pleasant town of Beauly. Our drive through Glen Convinth will bring us to the little village of Drumnadrochit where there is a chance for shopping at the popular Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition *.
Later this afternoon we join our motorcoach for a spectacular drive south through the Highlands. From the Spey Valley and the Cairngorm Mountains we travel through Glen Garry to enjoy scenic views of picturesque Blair Castle. After a break we’ll make our way through the gentle rolling countryside towards Perth then onwards to Edinburgh.
* Admission fee extra
· Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
· Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
· Gratuity to your driver/guide
· 2 nights accommodation in twin rooms with private bath/shower
· Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 & 3)
· Excursions as detailed in itinerary
· Transportation to/from Inverness by luxury touring coach
· Service charges and taxes
Min Age3 years
Tour Vehicle TypeCoach
Departure Point87 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SG
Departure TimeCheck in: 07:45 hrs Departure: 08:00 hrs
Expected return Time20:30 hours day 3
Duration of Tour3 Days
Months of OperationApril, May, June, July, August, September, October
Rates & Dates
|Tour (Per Person in GB Sterling )|
|Package per person (Hotels)||Package per person (Guesthouses)|
Friday 03 April 2015
Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 29 March to 10 October, 2015
Daily from 10 May to 27 September, 2015
Sharing a Twin room: £335.00
Single Room: £385.00
Sharing a Twin Room: £280.00
Single Room: £310.00
- Prices are quoted per person per tour based on two sharing
- Customers must provide a valid credit card number.
- Limited availability : advanced booking required.
- Single Supplements apply
- Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.
Full tour operator information including local contact telephone numbers and departure details will appear on your tour voucher/confirmation.
Cancellation Policy: For cancellations more than 30 days prior to departure date - 90% refund. 30 to 15 days - 50% of tour cost will be refunded. 14 days or less - no refund. Full payment is required at the time of booking. We strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance to cover any need to cancel.