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5-Day Scottish Highlands Tour: Isle of Skye, Oban, St Andrews and North West Highlands

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wednesday

  • Duration

    5 days

  • Start time

    8:15am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your own way to the Bus Stop located outside the Deacon’s House Cafe, 304 Lawn Market.

  • Ending Point

    Same as start point

Key Highlights

  • Skip the hassle of a rental car and see the best of Scottish Highlands
  • Drive through the finest scenery in Europe
  • See lochs, mountains, ridges, castles and bridges
  • Listen to local legends and tales of violent battles from your guide
  • Choose your own accommodation that suit your needs

Overview

Everything that you need to experience in Scotland is covered in 5 days. The breathtaking scenery, beautiful Highland Lochs, mountains and glens, ancient castles and historical sites, large vibrant cities and stunning film and TV locations – this comprehensive tour takes you everywhere.

Once you leave Edinburgh, the Scottish Highlands tour open up the door to the must-see highlights in the region – from the city of Glasgow, the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond and the ancient standing stones of Kilmartin, to Oban – the seafood capital of Scotland. You will travel to the brooding yet beautiful Glencoe, Glenfinnan and the Great Glen, tour a whisky distillery, explore ancient castles, try spotting a monster in Loch Ness and spend a night on the misty Isle of Skye.

A guide will accompany you at all times, narrating stories from Scotland’s past and share legends and folk tales.

During your tour, you will spend nights in Oban, Portree and Inverness and you have the freedom to choose your own accommodation as per your preference. Our local suppliers have teamed up with some of the best accommodation providers to suit all budgets. They will help you with the best deals.

About the Supplier: See the Scottish Highland through the eyes of a local as The Hairy Coo believes in ‘showcasing the real Scotland to the rest of the world.’ They keep their group sizes small to offer intimate and personalized experiences. As part of their tours, they bring to life the tales, myths and legends from Scotland’s fascinating past.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Edinburgh to Oban

The route that you will follow covers:

• Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

• Luss Pier, Luss, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

• Arrochar Village

• Dunadd Fort

• Kilmartin Museum

You will spend the night at Oban.

DAY 2: Oban to Portree
The places you will stop at are:
• Glencoe Visitor Centre
• Glenfinnan Viaduct
• Ben Nevis Distillery
• Commando Monument
• Loch Ness
• Eilean Donan Castle
You will spend the night at Portree.
DAY 3: Portree to Inverness
Your itinerary for the day will be:
• Quiraing Viewfield Road
• Skye Museum of Island Life
• Portree Harbour
• Sligachan Old Bridge
• Plockton Harbour
You will spend the night at Inverness.
DAY 4: Inverness to North West Highlands
The route that you will follow covers:
• Corrieshalloch Gorge
• Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
• Ullapool Market
• Rogie Falls
• Beauly Priory
You will spend the night at Inverness.
DAY 5: Inverness - St Andrews – Edinburgh
Before returning to England, you will cover:
• Clava Cairns
• Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
• Pitlochry VisitScotland iCentre
• St Andrews Cathedral
• Edinburgh Old Town

Inclusions

  • Knowledgeable and experienced driver-guide
  • Transportation in air-conditioned coaches

Exclusions

  • Accommodation (choose where you want to stay)
  • Entrances (we like to be outdoors)
  • Food and drinks (it will be a feast for your eyes)

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.

It is rare to find an ATM in the places we visit! So bring enough cash for the day for food, drinks and any optional extras you might want to participate in (£30 per day per person is recommended).

Remember to dress warmly and don’t forget to carry rainproof clothing and comfortable shoes.

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.

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