Isle of Skye & the Highlands

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Edinburgh
Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland's majestic Capital City. Edinburgh is a great place to wander - narrow alleys, flights of stairs and hidden courtyards tempt you off the main streets at every turn and for a spectacular view of the city take a walk up Arthur's Seat.
Overnight - Edinburgh

Day 2 - Edinburgh Sightseeing
Enjoy a City Sightseeing Bus Tour, a visit to Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House and explore the many attractions of this beautiful city.
Overnight - Edinburgh

Day 3 - Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye
Your tour begins by departing Edinburgh and travelling past Stirling with its imposing castle. Crossing into the Highlands you head north towards the glorious scenery and up to the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. Enjoy lunch in Fort William before crossing over the bridge to Skye and following the dramatic coastline north towards Portree, the Island’s capital.

Highlights of the tour include Glencoe, the Lochaber region around Fort William, Eilean Donan Castle (used in the movie ‘Highlander’) and over the sea to Skye, where you stay in the picturesque harbour town of Portree.
Overnight - Portree, Isle of Skye

Day 4 - Isle of Skye Sightseeing
Enjoy a flexible day exploring Skye and there are many possibilities depending on the weather. Your tour guide may travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery, or visit Kilt Rock, with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below.

After lunch you can go over to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse that is the furthest point west on Skye. Or go over to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod. Talisker Distillery is also here, as are the famous Cuillin Hills.
Overnight - Portree, Isle of Skye

Day 5 - Isle of Skye to Edinburgh
Leave the Isle of Skye behind and travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail. Then it’s onto Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting ‘Nessie’- there is a boat trip (Summer only) available here that will get you that bit closer.
 
Your tour continues south through the Grampian Mountains and along Loch Laggan, made famous as ‘Monarch of the Glen Country’. It passes Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest Whisky Distillery and continues onwards past Blair Castle into Perthshire where you stop for refreshments before returning to Edinburgh at approximately 19.00.
Overnight - Edinburgh

Day 6 - Depart Edinburgh