03 Apr - 31 Oct :Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5 Days / 4 Nights
The tour ends at Waverley Bridge in Edinburgh
Visit some of the best of Scotland’s natural attractions and historic monuments such as Loch Lomond National Park, Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Ness on this tour.
You will be picked up at 09:00am and taken to the tour destinations in an air conditioned Mercedes minibus.
Proceed north past Stirling castle, and then west to Scotland's first National Park around Loch Lomond and the bonny banks. Travel through the impressive mountains of the West Highlands and the magnificent white-washed 18th century town of Inveraray.
Spend the afternoon in the heart of Argyll exploring the area close to the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada before arriving in the bustling town of Oban, the gateway to the islands.
Spend the night in bed and breakfast accommodation in Oban. You will stay in either a superior guest house with private facilities or a 3/4 star hotel.
Travel to Iona and soak in the peace and tranquillity of the region, which is the birthplace of Celtic Christianity and an ancient burial ground of Scottish Kings. Here, you can visit the historic abbey famous for its intricate carved crosses in the churchyard. You can also explore the rocky headlands and sandy coves of this island gem. You can also take a small boat out to the island of Staffa (except Saturdays in September) and view the dramatic basalt columns immortalised by Mendelssohn in his Hebridean Overture Fingal's Cave.
Return on a ferry to Oban. Spend the night in bed and breakfast accommodation in Oban. You will stay in a superior guest house with private facilities or 3/4 star hotel.
Next, proceed along the Road to the Isles through the spectacular Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. Stop to visit the famous stronghold, Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film Highlander, set at the junction of 3 lochs, it was built as protection against Viking raiders.
Cross over the sea to Skye and travel up to the picturesque harbour town of Portree. Spend the night in bed and breakfast accommodation in Portree. You will stay in a superior guest house with private facilities or a 3/4 star hotel.
After lunch, you can travel to Neist Point and take a walk to the lighthouse that is the furthest point west on Skye. Alternatively, visit the Dunvegan Castle, the ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod. You could also visit the Talisker Distillery, or the famousCuillin Hills. Spend the night in bed and breakfast accommodation in Portree. You will stay in a superior guest house with private facilities or a 3/4 star hotel.
Proceed to Loch Ness for lunch and if you are lucky enough, you might spot the Nessie. There is a boat trip (summer only) available here that will get you that bit closer.
Head south through the Grampian Mountains along Loch Laggan, made famous as the Monarch of the Glen Country before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky Distillery.
On reaching Perthshire, stop for refreshments and then head back to Edinburgh past Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge.
You will reach Edinburgh at around 7:00pm. The drop off point of the tour is Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
Discount rate applies to children aged 5-15yrs, based on 2 children sharing a room with parents in a twin room.
Rooms are available on Single or Twin Sharing basis for 1 or 2 people. Bookings for 2 people (or multiples of 2) will be allocated double/twin rooms. Should you have 1, 3 or 5 people in your party you will also be allocated a single room in addition to a Double/ Twin room. Should you wish for a different room combination please call us for help with the booking.
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.
Llved every minute of the tour. Let Rabbies do all the planning and driving. Our guide/driver, Peter, was the best. His knowledge of history, folklore, and geography was...
Great experience, even of the weather was so-so. Well balanced. Excellent driver/guide....
Our guide, Angela, was very knowledgeable and helpful. The tour was well organized, interesting, and lots of fun. The B&Bs were very comfortable....
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