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The Isle of Skye - 3 Day Tour from Glasgow

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the untamed beauty of the Scottish Highlands with a 3-day Isle of Skye tour from Glasgow
  • Major highlights include Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Quiraing Mountain Pass and the Five Sisters of Kintail
  • The English speaking guide will accompany you at all times
  • Travel in a top of the range Mercedes minibus
  • This tour does not include accommodation leaving you free to make your own arrangements
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

    Duration

    2 Nights/ 3 Days

    Start time

    09:00am

    Meeting Point

    The tour departs outside Parish Hall, 266 George Street (next to the City Chambers, between North Frederick Street and John Street), Glasgow.

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands with this comprehensive 3-day tour of the Isle of Skye tour from Glasgow.

    Travel in a top of the range Mercedes mini-coach and drive through the picturesque highlands with lochs, mountains, ridges, castles and bridges. Some of the highlights include 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.

    Note: As there is no accommodation provided with this tour you must book your own accommodation. This should be within 1 mile from the town centre, Somerled Square Portree (Kyleakin from 01st April 2016) or you would need to arrange your own transport to and from a central pickup/dropoff point. Please mention your accommodation details in Portree (Kyleakin from 01st April 2016) at the time of booking.

    Itinerary

    Day 1:

    You will be picked up outside Parish Hall in Glasgow in a top of the range Mercedes mini- coach. You will cross the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland. As your coach reach the Highlands, you will see a dramatic change in landscape with several 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 alomost 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).

    Book you own accommodation to spend the night and for breakfast.

    Day 2:

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

    Then drive 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 (not included in the tour) in the evening.

    Day 3:

    You will be picked up from your accommodation and driven 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

    Inclusions

    • Services of a driver/guide
    • Transportation by top-of the range, 16-seater Mercedes mini-coach with air ventilation

    Exclusions

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments
    • Entrances to all visitor attractions
    • Boat Trip on Loch Ness (Easter to October only)
  • Please note & Additional info

    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.
    As there is no accommodation provided with this tour you must book your own accommodation. This should be within 1 mile from the town centre, Somerled Square Portree (Kyleakin from 01st April 2016) or you would need to arrange your own transport to and from a central pickup/dropoff point. Please mention your accommodation details in Portree (Kyleakin from 01st April 2016) at the time of booking
    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.

    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.
  • Reviews
    • Magical

      I really fell in love with Skye and the Highlands. My guides (Andrew and Heather) gave tons of info in a very entertaining way. Both of them were really enthusiastic and...

      Anita Toth