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4 Day Western Highlands and the Isle of Skye Tour

Explore a world where myths and mountains combine on this four day tour of the West Highlands and the Isle of Skye.

There is plenty to make you stand in awe and be mesmerised on this fantastic tour, and luckily, you’ll have four days to soak it all up!

It’ll be packed with charming, picturesque villages, beautiful coastline, impressive mountains and magnificent scenery.

So, join us on this tour and experience all the joy and wonder for yourselves.




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Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Five Sisters of Kintail and admire the stunning peaks of these breath-taking mountains.
  • See Glenfinnan and the ‘Harry Potter’ viaduct, an impressive 21 arch viaduct seen in the Harry Potter films.
  • The Cuillin Hills are a spectacular range of rocky mountains that are sure to delight.
  • Take in the mesmeric views on the amazing Isle of Skye.
  • View the Highland Perthshire, an area of dramatic landscapes, historic buildings, glens and lochs.
  • Visit the fabulous White Sands of Morar.
  • See Glencoe, a Glen of organic origins, this unforgettable place is known for its sorrowful past as much as its impressive scenery.
Isle of Skye
34°
mostly cloudy
94% humidity
wind: 4mph SSW
H 41 • L 33
42°
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41°
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42°
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44°
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Glencoe and Rannoch Moor

Day 2

Glenfinnan Viaduct and Isle of Skye

Day 3

Skye

Day 4

Dunkeld and Ben Nevis

Day 1

Setting off from Edinburgh, you’ll travel northwest, passing both Stirling and the 14th Century Doune Castle before stopping for lunch at either Callander or Killin.

Following on from your refreshments, you’ll continue your tour past beautiful landscapes of rivers, forests, lochs and across the remote Rannoch Moor, before eventually reaching the captivating Glencoe.

You’ll next journey via the shoreline of Loch Linnhe before arriving at your destination for the night in Fort William.

Day 2

After a restful time, your coach takes you on a wonderful journey from Fort William, past the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct before arriving in the busy little harbour of Mallaig, nestled on Scotland’s west coast. It’s from Mallaig that you board the ferry to the Isle of Skye.

Disembarking you drive through the Sleat Peninsula before spending a while in Glenbrittle, Here, you may admire its famous waterfalls. You may also savour the stunning seascapes and landscapes of the Cuillin in Elgol, and visit the pretty bay of Talisker.

Following on from a wonderful day sightseeing, you’ll take a trip to Lochalsh where you’ll spend a night in pleasant accommodation and enjoy a relaxing nights’ sleep.

Day 3

On day three of your tour, you’ll get to experience some of Skye’s most famous wonders.

Dependent upon the weather and what best suits the touring party will decide your destinations for the day. There’ll be plenty of photo opportunities and a chance to get off the beaten track.

You may which to head north to the famous Quiraing, before admiring the waterfall at Kilt Rock and stopping for a photo or two at the Old Man of Storr.

Alternatively, you can travel west and discover the history of Clan MacLeod at Dunvegan Castle. Taking this option lets you walk out to Neist Point lighthouse on the westerly tip of Skye.

Day 4

Setting off after breakfast, you’ll board the coach and journey south through Glen Shiel and past the stunning Loch Cluanie, as we head east for an opportunity to enjoy the sights of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

Continuing through the Monadhliath Mountains and into the Central Highlands to the picturesque village of Dunkeld, where you’ll stop for lunch and visit the ruins of its ancient cathedral.

Journeying south through the Lowlands, you’ll cross the Forth Road Bridge, and continue until reaching the city of Edinburgh and the end of a wonderful tour.

Important Information

Departs 09.15am – Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Returns 18.30pm approx.

  • Discounts for Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don’t carry children under 5 years old)
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • One 15 kilogram bag per person

Tour inclusions

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an experienced driver-guide


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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