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Lowlands, Highlands, West Coast and Skye - 5 Day Tour from Glasgow

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Key Highlights

  • Spend a full-day and two nights on glorious Skye
  • Seals, otters, stags and magnificent mountains waiting for you in the West Highlands
  • History, romance, mountains, rivers, castles and lochs – this tour has everything
  • Launch your own hunt for the monster ′Nessie′
  • Enthralling stories and commentary from your professional driver/guide
  • Enjoy superb Scottish hospitality
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    30 Mar 15 - 26 Oct 15: Monday
    21 Mar 16 - 16 Oct 16: Monday

    Duration

    5 days, 4 nights

    Start time

    09:45am

    Meeting Point

    266 George Street - Parish Halls Building, (Between North Frederick St and John St), G1 1QX, Glasgow.
    Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes earlier for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    266 George Street, Glasgow

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Enjoy the ultimate Scottish experience on this marvelous five-day tour.

    Travel through magnificent mountain scenery to stay the night on the shores of Loch Ness. Then leave the loch and its mysterious monster behind and head for the beautiful Isle of Skye, passing the chocolate-box castle of Eilean Donan on the way.

    Spend two nights and a glorious day on Skye enjoying its magic and mystery before heading south through brooding Glen Coe to the pretty seaside town of Oban.

    Stay a night in Oban, enjoying glorious views of the Isle of Mull, before setting off to explore Scotland's ancient past at Kilmartin Glen. Walk in the footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd hill-fort and visit the Temple Wood Stone Circle before returning to Glasgow.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Trossachs to Oban

    Immerse yourself in the glory and grandeur of Scotland on the Lowlands, Highlands, West Coast and Skye (5-day Tour). To join the tour you should arrive at the designated meeting point, where you will meet your driver/guide and board your mini-bus.

    You will set off to explore Scotland's ancient past at Kilmartin Glen, which is in some ways Scotland’s equivalent of Stonehenge. It’s certainly one of the largest collections of prehistoric monuments in Scotland, including standing stones, burial cairns, stone circles and more. You’ll also see the remains of the fortress of the Scots at Dunadd, believed to be the capital of the ancient kingdom of Dal Riata. Overnight at Oban.

    Day 2: Loch Ness to Skye

    After a delicious Scottish breakfast (included in your tour price) say goodbye to the island and travel south past Ben Nevis (Britain's tallest peak) and down the dramatic west coast and through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan).

    You will spend the night on the Isle of Skye at Kyleakin Hotel, which has glorious gardens. All the rooms benefit from central heating, en-suite bathroom, direct dial telephone, colour television, hair drier and tea and coffee making facilities. Dinner can be obtained in the hotel restaurant (payable direct).

    Day 3: A Day on Skye

    After a restful night and breakfast (included) you'll have the whole of the third day to explore Skye's mysteries and landscape. Your driver/guide will take you around by mini-bus to see the sights. Lose yourself amongst the spectacular scenery of the Cuillin Mountains, the slanting hills of Quiraing and the incredible Trotternish Peninsula. And keep a look-out for Hebridean wildlife such as red deer, otters and seals.

    You will spend the night on the Isle of Skye at Kyleakin Hotel, which has glorious gardens. All the rooms benefit from central heating, en-suite bathroom, direct dial telephone, colour television, hair drier and tea and coffee making facilities. Dinner can be obtained in the hotel restaurant (payable direct).

    Day 4: Skye to Oban

    after breakfast your first visit would be the stunningly beautiful Eilean Donan Castle (in season)(payable direct). You then drive past the spectacular Torridon Mountains and through the stunning scenery of Glen Affric. Here you can stroll up to a beautiful waterfall, surrounded by ancient Caledonian forest. Then it’s on to your bed, near the fabled shores of Loch Ness.

    Day 5

    Today you’ll have plenty of time to explore Loch Ness. Why not take a boat tour over to Urquhart Castle(payable direct), visit the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition (payable direct), or just monster hunt from the shore? You’ll then head south and have the chance to visit the battlefield of Culloden*, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. Then you’ll pass the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and be able to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry before arriving back in Glasgow.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 4 nights’ accommodation
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus
    • English-speaking driver/guide
    • Breakfast on the second, third and fourth days

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Lunches and dinners
    • Loch Ness cruise (approx £11.00)
    • Entry to Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition (approx £6.50)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
    In some seasons and weather conditions it may not be possible to enjoy a photo-stop at Eilean Donan Castle. The boat cruise on Loch Ness and the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition may also be subject to seasonal availability
    Luggage with a size of 55x40x20 centimeters is permitted for the overnight tour. Larger items will be accept subject to space available. (Applicable from 1st of November 2014)
    Children Below 3 years of age are not allowed on this tour
    Please bring the age proof of child

    Additional info

    There are left luggage facilities at Waverley Train Station and Edinburgh Bus Station. In Glasgow there are facilities at Queen Street.Train Station and Buchanan Street Bus Station. In Inverness there are facilities at Inverness Train Station and also at Farraline Park Bus Station.The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Fabulous tour of Scotland - only 5 days

      Guide was very knowledgeable. He told stories and explained everything you could ever want to know about the areas we were going into. Clear itineraries for the day with...

      Tammy E Schleifer
    • Wonderful tour..even when the weather didn't cooperate.

      We were 2 couples (family) and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The accommodations were above average, the driver Steve was passionate, well informed and FUN. Coming from Canada,...

      John Banks
    • Lowlands, Highlands, West Coast and Skye - 5 day tour from Glasgow

      Steve was our tour guide and I cannot say enough good things about him. Was amazed at his knowledge of history, and he was extremely helpful all throughout the trip....

      Anna M Maloney
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