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Isle of Skye and West Highlands – 4 Day From Edinburgh with Accommodation

  • When does it run?
    01 Nov - 31 Mar : Monday
    02 May - 31 Oct: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
    01 Apr - 1 May: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Start time
    9:15am
  • Duration
    4 Days
Inclusions
  • Transport in an air-conditioned Mercedes mini coach
  • Driver-guide
  • Tour accommodation

Key Highlights

  • Discover the best of Scotland on this 4-day guided tour of Isle of Skye and the West Highland Way
  • Drive past the famous ‘Harry Potter’ bridge, the Glenfinnan Viaduct on a comfortable Mercedes mini coach
  • Take in the majestic views of the ‘weeping glen’ Glencoe
  • Gaze in wonder at the beautifully barren Rannoch Moor
  • Travel by ferry to best admire the incomparable scenic beauty of Isle of Skye
  • Visit Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis in all its glory!
  • Admire the peculiar and distinctive architecture of Dunkeld Cathedral

Overview

Travel to the lands where highlands and history fuse together on this 4-day guided tour of Skye and the West Highlands. Scotland has always served as a feast for the eyes with stunning shades of green, crystalline waterfalls and gorgeous skies.

Experience the best of the country with a tour of the most renowned sights along the Isle of Skye including the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct known as the Hogwarts bridge of Harry Potter fame. Travel from the barren lands of Rannoch Moor to the bountiful Glencoe. Visit the highest peak in all of Britain – Ben Nevis. All this and much more over the course of 4 fun-filled days of adventure wrapped in serenity. Drive from point to point in a comfortable and air conditioned 16-seater Mercedes mini coach with an expert, knowledgeable guide who is sure to make this trip to Skye and the Highlands an unforgettable one.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Nov - 31 Mar : Monday

    02 May - 31 Oct: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
    01 Apr - 1 May: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Start time

    9:15am

  • Meeting Point

    Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ

  • Ending Point

    Same as starting point

Itinerary

  • Meet your tour guide at Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square at the scheduled time and board the comfortable air conditioned 16-seater Mercedes mini-coach. Begin the 4-day adventure from Edinburgh to all the way to Ben Nevis Day 1 As the coach travels northwest from Edinburgh, you drive past Stirling Castle and Doune Castle. Indulge in your expert guide’s fun commentary and factual snippets of Scottish history along the way. You may stop for lunch in either Killin or Callander and enjoy the scenic views of sparkling rivers, lochs and lush forests. After crossing the barren but beautifully remote Rannoch Moor, make way to the magnificent and impressive Glencoe, arguably the most famous and historic glen of Scotland. The coach drives you along the shores of Loch Linnhe before reaching your base in Fort William for the night. Day 2 Day 2 of the tour has a lot in store as you begin the day with a breathtaking drive from Fort William and pass the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. This viaduct was made popular in the Harry Potter films as the Hogwarts Train passes over the rail bridge of Glenfinnan. Relive this iconic moment before arriving in Mallaig, a little harbour on Scotland's west coast that is always bustling with activity. From here, you take the ferry to the spectacular Isle of Skye. Traverse one of the world’s most stunning islands. Travel through the Sleat Peninsula which opens up into the famed waterfalls of Glenbrittle. Spend some time in this misty haven. You may also relish the unbelievable panoramas and sights of the Cuillin in Elgol, and visit the beautiful bay of Talisker. Once you’ve absorbed the day filled with such sublime sights, head back to your overnight base in the Lochalsh and Skye area. Day 3 Take the day to see some of the most renowned wonders of Skye, and treat your eyes to stunning views at every turn. Your expert guide will put together the best itinerary for Day 3 according to the weather and will ensure you experience those everlasting moments, capture the best photos of this unforgettable scenery and bask in the beauty of Skye and the West Highlands. You will also get a chance to discover the off beaten track should you choose to take a relaxing stroll. Keep your eyes peeled for a chance to spot whales and basking sharks. In the late afternoon, return to your overnight base. Day 4 As you take to the road and travel south past the stellar Loch Cluaine and past Glen Shiel, over the horizon you will see a view of Britain’s highest mountain – Ben Nevis. A never ending array of impressive mountains from the Monadhliath to the Central Highlands pave the way as you drive south. Take a rest stop in the historic village of Dunkeld and admire the architectural marvel that is embedded in ruins of this old Scottish cathedral. Keeping south, you reach the lowlands and into Edinburgh where the trip comes to a close at the starting point.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Transport in an air-conditioned Mercedes mini coach
  • Driver-guide
  • Tour accommodation

Exclusions

  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Meals

Please note

Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes. One 15 kilogram bag per person.

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). AT this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Travel light: You are only allowed to carry 14 kgs of luggage on this tour. A carry-on bag plus a small bag is preferable as advised by the local authorities.

Additional info

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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