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Eilean Donan Castle, Skye and Loch Ness - 3 Day Tour from Glasgow

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Key facts

Where: Glasgow , United Kingdom Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

Highlights

  • Spend a night and a day on the enchanting Isle of Skye
  • Drive past towering mountains, rushing rivers and shining lochs
  • Launch your own hunt for the Loch Ness monster!
  • Photograph world-famous Eilean Donan Castle and much more
  • Enthralling stories and commentary from your professional driver/guide

Overview

Be bewitched by the beauty of the West Highlands on this three-day excursion from Glasgow.

Follow a spectacular route north to Skye by way of Stirling Castle and Rannoch Moor. Stay a night on the island and spend next day enjoying views of the dramatic Cuillins and the jagged landscape of the Quirang.

What Skye memories will you bring back? Maybe you'll spy an inquisitive seal peaking out of the waves as you walk the coast, or a stag silhouetted on a hillside.

Leaving Skye on the evening of the second day, travel south and spend the night at a hotel on the shores of Loch Ness. Probe the mysteries of the loch and enjoy the scenery before you head back to Glasgow past Culloden Moor, site of the last battle on British soil.

Itinerary

Experience the singular beauty of the Highlands and Islands on the Eilean Donan Castle, Skye and Loch Ness 3-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.

Leaving Glasgow, your route takes you past beautiful Stirling Castle, across the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe, site of a horrific 17th century massacre.

As the 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.

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).

After a delicious Scottish breakfast (included in your tour price) you will have the whole day to explore the Isle of Skye by mini-bus. The tour will be relaxed and easy but your guide will make sure you see all the sights, such as the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the dramatic hills of the Quiraing and outstandingly beautiful Trotternish Peninsula.

In the evening you will bid farewell to the island and head back south to Loch Ness. Your day ends at Drumnadrochit, a beautiful welcoming village on the lochside. Here you will spend the night at the 3-star Drumnadrochit Hotel.

This comfortable hotel has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café, and is located close to the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition Centre and Original Loch Ness Monster Visitor Centre. Additional amenities include gift shops/newsstands and shopping on site.

The hotel's 28 guestrooms have satellite TV, direct-dial phones, and coffee/tea makers. The bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and hair dryers. Dinner can be obtained in the hotel restaurant (payable direct).

After a good night’s sleep and breakfast (included in your tour price) you will have time to explore Loch Ness. You could train binoculars on the water surface to see if any monsters are about, or take a boat trip over to Urquhart Castle (payable direct) or visit the excellent Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition (also payable direct).

On the way back to Glasgow you will visit the historic battlefield of Culloden, where the Jacobites supporting Bonnie Prince Charlie made a last stand against the forces of the House of Hanover. (Admission to the battlefield site is not included in your tour price.) The Jacobite army was overwhelmingly defeated and Prince Charlie’s hopes of restoring the Stuart monarchy were dealt a fatal blow.

You will also pass the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at the starting point.

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Reviews

very good!... CHENAN ZHOU

This is a great 3 day tour to take in Scotland. I would not hesitate to recommend it to my friends. Our tour driver, Steve, had a wealth of information and interesting titbits to... JH Figliomeni

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

06 Jun 14 - 26 Sep 14: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
28 Sep 14 - 06 Jun 15: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Duration

3 days, 2 nights

Start time

Start time: 0945h (09:45am)
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

Meeting point

Till 31st October 2014: Please make your way to 11 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DY
From 01st November 2014: Please make your way to 266 George Street, Glasgow ( between North Frederick Street and John Street).
Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes earlier for pre departure briefing.

Ending point

11 George Square, Glasgow

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Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Loch Ness cruise (approx £11.00)
  • Entrance to Culloden (approx £10)
  • Entry to Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition (approx £6.50)

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable shoes and bring an overnight bag and changes of clothing. Don’t forget to bring the camera/video-cam to record your Highland journey. If you have binoculars you might like to bring them along as well

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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

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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
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Cancellation policy

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