Dramatic Landscapes & Legends
Dramatic Landscapes & Legends dominate this 7 day tour of Scotland.
Tour Only from £420
Tour with accommodation from £570
12th, 26th May; 9th, 23rd Jun; 7th, 21st Jul; 4th, 18th Aug; 1st, 15th Sep
This seven-day tour of Skye, Lewis and Harris, lets you explore the true magic of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
An iconic 13th-century castle
Kilt Rock, Mealt Falls, Old Man of Storr & Portree
Cruise on Loch Ness & Visit Urquhart Castle before having an afternoon in Inverness
Callanish Standing Stones & Harris Tweed Weavers
The capital of the Highlands
Our route to Skye takes you through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. We'll stop in a picturesque village, where you can relax over a cup of coffee or explore at your leisure. You’ll get stunning views of the UK’s largest expanse of fresh water, Loch Lomond. Learn the brutal story of the MacDonald Clan massacre and take in the weeping waterfalls that inhabit the incredible Glen Coe. You can also take in views of Ben Nevis, the UK's tallest peak. As our road nears the coast, it passes Eilean Donan Castle*. Here you have the chance to take photographs and explore the castle that features in the film Highlander. Then it's time to cross the bridge to Skye.
Overnight: Isle of Skye
Enjoy a full day exploring the Isle of Skye. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will ensure you get the most out of your day and enjoy sights such as the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the outstanding beautiful Trotternish Peninsula, The Kilt Rock and Mealt Waterfall, The Old Man of Storr and the Iron Age Dun Beag Broch. Portree is your lunch time stop, where you can enjoy delicious fish and chips next to the harbour – just watch out for the seagulls! Before heading back to your accommodation for a second restful evening you will be able to try an array of different whiskies-yum!
Overnight: Isle of Skye
You'll visit the most famous Loch in the entire world… Loch Ness. ?You can tour Urquhart Castle* then hop on a Jacobite Cruise* to Nessie spot on the loch itself. You'll then say goodbye to your driver-guide and group and have an afternoon to explore Inverness, the capital of the Highlands!
Start your day by meeting your new driver-guide before today's journey takes you further north to Dunrobin Castle*, the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and home of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. Here you can also enjoy a falconry display and a walk in its beautiful gardens. Then you will discover Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve and learn about one of the oldest landscapes in Europe. Your journey through the Sutherland area will then take you to the beautiful seaside town of Ullapool, where you catch the ferry to the Isles of Lewis and Harris.
Stornoway is the largest settlement in the Western Isles and your base for exploring the Isles of Lewis and Harris. After you’ve explored the town, you’ll head to the far north of the island to visit the Butt of Lewis lighthouse (the windiest place in the UK). The day also features visits to the ancient Callanish Standing Stones and Carloway Broch, an exceptionally well-preserved Iron Age structure located above Loch an Duin. You’ll also have a chance to stroll some of the island’s stunning beaches and find out more about Harris Tweed cloth when you visit a traditional weaver*.
Day four gives you the chance to explore Harris, which is the southern part of the island. First you’ll visit the main port, Tarbert, then you’ll travel a little west to look across the beautiful Sound of Taransay to the island made famous by the BBC’s Castaway programme. Here you’ll have the chance to stroll along what is arguably Harris’ most beautiful beach, Luskentyre. The day ends as you wave goodbye to the island and take the ferry back to the mainland.