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The Isle of Skye - 3 Day Tour from Glasgow with Accommodation

  • When does it run?
    Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
  • Start time
    9:00am
  • Duration
    2 Nights/ 3 Days
Inclusions
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Transportation by top-of the range, 16-seater Mercedes mini-coach with air ventilation
  • 2 nights accommodation in Bed and Breakfast guest house or 3-star hotel, as per option chosen
Guests
  • Adult (16+)
  • Child (5-15)

Key Highlights

  • Explore the Isle of Skye and witness the best of Scotland’s natural attractions and monuments
  • Visit some of the most beautiful places in the highlands such as Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the Five Sisters of Kintail
  • Choose between B&B guest house or hotel accommodation
  • The English speaking guide will accompany you at all times
  • Travel in a top of the range Mercedes minibus
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!

Overview

See some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Scottish Highlands with this 3-day tour of the Isle of Skye from Glasgow. Travel to all the places in a luxurious, 16 seated Mercedes mini-coach and see the major highlights of Isle of Skye including Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Portree, Quiraing Mountain Pass and the Five Sisters of Kintail. An English speaking guide will accompany you at all times and show you around the Isle of Skye. This tour also includes accommodation on twin sharing basis in a bed and breakfast guest house or a 3- star hotel in Portree.(Kyleakin from 01st April 2016)

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

  • Duration

    2 Nights/ 3 Days

  • Start time

    9:00am

  • Meeting Point

    The tour departs from Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, G2 3NW (Tours will depart from a stance between Stances 23 to 32)

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point.

Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Depart from Glasgow in a top of the range Mercedes mini- coach and travel north till you cross the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland. See the shift in landscape from flat lowlands to the majestic highlands surrounded by shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens around you.

    Drive across to Rannoch Moor into Scotland’s famous valley Glencoe. Stunningly beautiful, with its dramatic cliff faces and steep slopes, Glencoe is infamous as the site of the Glencoe massacre in 1692. You will drive through Fort William before heading towards Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

    Travelling west on the Road to the Isles, head through the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye.

    Stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles, set at the junction of 3 lochs and almost completely surrounded by water.

    After crossing over the bridge to Skye, you will drive along the dramatic coastline towards the north to the final stop for the day, Portree (Kyleakin from 01st April 2016).

    You will be dropped to your accommodation in Portree (Kyleakin from 01st April 2016) where you spend the night in either a bed and breakfast accommodation or a 3-star hotel on twin sharing basis, as per option chosen.

    Day 2:

    You have the entire day to explore the Isle of Skye in your mini-coach. Drive to the Trotternish Ridge to see the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the stunning mountain pass of the Quiraing.

    Next, head westwards to the dramatic sea cliffs of Neist Point or visit Dunvegan Castle, the 13th century home of the Clan Macleod.

    You will return back to your accommodation in the evening. Day 3:

    You will make your return jouney to Glasgow as you drive south to the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for spectacular views over Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail.

    Moving forward you will head to Loch Ness, best known for the mythology surrounding the Loch Ness Monster (Nessie).

    After lunch at Loch Ness, head south through the Grampian Mountains along Loch Laggan to Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky distillery.

    You will stop for refreshments in one of the local villages before heading back to Glasgow.

    You will be dropped outside Parish Hall in Glasgow at around 7.30pm.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Transportation by top-of the range, 16-seater Mercedes mini-coach with air ventilation
  • 2 nights accommodation in Bed and Breakfast guest house or 3-star hotel, as per option chosen
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments
  • Entrances to all visitor attractions
  • Boat Trip on Loch Ness (Easter to October only)

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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. 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.

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. Please bring suitable footwear and clothing.Please provide a number where you can be contacted in Glasgow when booking.Passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.

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