The stunning beauty of Applecross, Torridon, a malt whisky distillery and a visit to the magical Isle of Skye make this one of our most popular sightseeing tours. Departs Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer months.
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, Lochcarron, Bealach nam Bo Pass, Applecross, Loch Torridon, Beauly, Cromarty, Dolphin spotting, Spey Valley and Scenic Perthshire!
Day One - Edinburgh/Glasgow to Inverness (3 nights)
From Edinburgh and Glasgow we will make our way via lonely Rannoch Moor to the beauty of Glen Coe. There is a stop in the heart of the Glen so you can enjoy the spectacular surroundings. Next we head for Fort William before driving through the Great Glen to Loch Ness where you can visit Urquhart Castle and take a monster spotting cruise (optional). Our tour is based in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, for the next three nights.
The stay in Inverness is unescorted.
Day Two - The Magical Isle
Today we enjoy a full day excursion to the beautiful island of Skye. From Inverness we travel through Glen Shiel where we will see the "Five Sisters" mountain range. A real highlight is our stop at Eilean Donan Castle, (optional) perched on its island at the head of Loch Duich. Here you have the option of visiting this most picturesque of castles.
Next it's "over the sea to Skye” by way of the road bridge. After a stop for lunch we take the stunningly beautiful road through Glen Suardal which provides breathtaking views of the Red Cuillin Hills. We’ll have an extended stop in Elgol where there are superb views of the Black Cuillin Hills and, if the weather is kind to us, to Rum and the Small Isles.
We return to the mainland and the village of Kyle of Lochalsh the last part of our journey will take us through pretty Glen Carron to Achnasheen from where it is a short drive to Inverness.
Day Three - Scenic Applecross and Loch Carron
A day of scenic beauty as we travel to one of the remotest areas of Scotland—the Applecross Peninsula. Our journey commences with a drive across the Black Isle to the village of Achnasheen. Then the dramatic climb over the Bealach nam Ba, which means the Pass of the Cattle, in Gaelic. The Pass is the third highest road in the United Kingdom and climbs to over 2,000 feet! On our arrival in Applecross we can spend some quality time enjoying the spectacular seascapes or discovering the sad tale of the highland clearances at the local heritage centre. In this area wildlife abounds—nature lovers look out for red deer, pine marten (one of the rarest of British mammals) and otters.
Day Four - Inverness to Edinburgh/Glasgow
Our Highland adventure continues today as we travel across the Black Isle to the sleepy fishing village of Cromarty. It was from here that many Highlanders emigrated to the New World. The Moray Firth is home to a colony of dolphins and we'll make a stop at Chanonry Point, a popular vantage spot with enthusiasts of these loveable mammals. There is a stop in the pleasant town of Beauly before we travel through Glen Convinth to reach Drumnadrochit and the award winning Loch Ness Exhibition and Centre (optional).
Our route south will take us to the gentle Spey Valley, with views of the Cairngorm Mountains, then through the dramatic scenery of the Drumochter Pass and onwards to Glen Garry - watch out for imposing Blair Castle.
We’ll make a stop for afternoon tea before continuing through the rolling Perthshire countryside. From Perth its homeward bound to journey’s end in Edinburgh or Glasgow.
The order in which excursions are operated may vary.
• Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
• Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
• Gratuity to your driver/guide
• 3 nights accommodation in twin rooms with private bath/shower
• Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 to 4)
• Excursions as detailed in itinerary
• Live commentary in English
• Transportation to/from Inverness by luxury touring coach
• Services of a tour host
• Service charges and taxes
Min Age3 years
Tour Vehicle TypeCoach
Departure PointHoliday Inn Theatreland 161 West Nile Street Glasgow, G1 2RL
Departure TimeCheck in 07:50 hrs Departs 08.00 hrs
Expected return Time20:30 hrs (day 4)
Duration of Tour4 days
Months of OperationMay, June, July, August, September
Rates & Dates
Single Room: £435.00
Sharing a Twin/Double Room: £390.00
Single Room: £545.00
Sharing a Twin/Double Room: £470.00
Prices are per person.
Departs Saturdays & Sundays 10th May to 27th September, 2014
- Prices are quoted per person per tour based on two sharing
- Customers must provide a valid credit card number.
- Limited availability : advanced booking required.
- This tour only operates on certain days of the week
- Single Supplements apply
- Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.
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