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Skye & The Outer Hebrides - Small Group

7 DAY TOUR

Discover Remote Beauty

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Tour with Accomodation Price from £870

Tour Description

Small Group Tour *16 Passengers Maximum*
Day 1

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 featured in the film Highlander. Then it's time to cross the bridge to Skye.

Day 2

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!

Day 3

You’ll say goodbye to your group and visit the most famous Loch in the entire world, Loch Ness. You’ll have a full day to explore the pretty hamlet of Fort Augustus. You’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing cruise with Cruise Loch Ness and have a light lunch at the Loch Ness Guest House. Please note on this day you will leave your Skye driver-guide and meet your new driver-guide on Day 4.

Day 4

Day four takes you further north, first to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, then 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 it ''s 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 on to the beautiful seaside town of Ullapool, where you catch the ferry to the Isles of Lewis and Harris.

Day 5

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 6

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.

Day 7

As you head home from Inverness, you’ll be able to visit the battlefield of Culloden*, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. Enjoy a wee dram at a local distillery*. You’ll also pass the stunning Cairngorm mountains and explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.

Luggage limit 15KGMAX 15kg 55 x 40 x 20cm

Skye & The Outer Hebrides - Small Group Route Map

Tour Highlights

Eilean Donan Castle – an iconic 13th century castle
Isle of Skye - Kilt Rock, Mealt Falls, Old Man of Storr & Portree
Loch Ness – A full day in the village of Fort Augustus including lunch & a cruise
Lewis & Harris - Callanish Standing Stones & Harris Tweed Weaver
Inverness – Capital of the Highlands

Tour Details

Availability:
Summer
Departure Days:
Tue 15th, 29th May; 12th 26th Jun; 10th, 24th Jul; 7th, 21st Aug; 4th, 18th Sep
Departs/Returns:
8.30am / 7.00pm(approx)
Reference: Tour No 1056

   Check-in Closes 15 mins prior to departure at pick-up point



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