1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Glasgow
  4. Isle of Skye

4 Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour

Product ID: 146766
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Join us on this magical tour to the land of the faeries, castles, lochs and whisky. Embark on a spectacular journey through some of the most majestic parts of Scotland and discover a place steeped in history.
About this activity
Duration 4 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the mystery of the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye
  • Gaze upon Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most iconic castles in Scotland
  • Step aboard a Loch Ness cruise to Urquhart Castle
  • Enjoy a true taste of Scotland at the Talisker Whisky Distillery
  • Explore significant Scottish Landmarks such as Glencoe, Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns Standing Stones
Full description
Day 1
Pick-up from outside the Parish Halls Building on 266 George Street in Glasgow at 7:00 AM. You will then make way to the Fort William Train Station for those taking the Jacobite Steam Train (only available on the summer timetable). On the journey to Fort William, you will pass some beautiful sites such as Loch Lomond, Loch Tulla and Glencoe.

On this journey, both the train guests and those who wish to stay with the guide will see the Glenfinnan Viaduct and Monument in the distance as well as the impressive Loch Nam Uamh. Once in Mallaig, you will meet up with the rest of the tour again and have some free time to enjoy a spot of lunch and have a stroll around this picturesque seaside town (lunch not included) before taking the ferry to Skye.

Once on the Skye ferry, you will make your way to your accommodation. For the tour it is easier if accommodation is in the Portree area but Skye books up very quickly, so early booking is advisable. (accommodation is not included but you can be aided if necessary by the guide, just inquire after booking the tour and remember provide your room requirements, i.e. twin room / double and ensuite preferences.) Once you have been dropped off at your accommodation, this day will end, and it is a perfect chance to relax and prepare yourself for the rest of the trip.

Day 2
Departing accommodation early, you will then travel to Dunvegan Castle (entrance fee not included and only available during the Summer timetable) and enjoy a visit to this impressive castle and gardens, the ancestral home to the Chiefs of the Clan MacLeod. Afterwards the tour will make way for the Talisker Whisky Distillery, where you will have time for a tasting and a walk around their exhibition centre and shop (not included in the tour).

Enjoy a lunch at the Oyster Shack nearby, or pick up a sandwich or something similar from a small selection of shops surrounding (lunch is not included). Then continue to Neist Point, one of the most scenic viewpoints on the island and where when weather permits, there are great views of the isles. On the return journey, we will stop at the Fairy Pools which does require an element of walking (around 20 minutes down and then again on the way back). If mobility is an issue, you are welcome to stay with the vehicle and have a walk to the first waterfall with beautiful views of Glenbrittle and the Black Cuillins.

Day 3
Check out of your accommodation at a time to be defined and enjoy a morning tour of Skye. On this trip, you will see delights such as the Old Man of Storr, Lealt Falls, Kilt Rock, and the Quiraing. If there is time, you will also make a trip to the Fairy Glen and Uig where you will have the opportunity to visit the brewery. You will then make way into Portree where you can have some free time to explore this harbor town and enjoy some lunch (not included).

After Portree, you will continue the journey towards Inverness going over the Skye Bridge. On this journey, you can take photos and rest stops at Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Shiel and Loch Ness at Fort Augustus. You will then check into your Inverness accommodation at which point this day of touring will end.

Day 4
Check out of accommodation, you will then make your way for the Clansman Pontoon where you will catch a Loch Ness Cruise to Urquhart Castle. The boat trip is a 30-minute loch cruise which includes full commentary on board. You will arrive at the pier at Urquhart Castle where you can enjoy an hour visit at this ruin of a once formidable fortress in the Highlands. (Loch cruise and entrance to castle not included however you purchase both together at the cruise ticket booth).

After this visit to the Loch, you will make the journey to the Culloden Battlefield, where you can enjoy a light lunch (not included) and a tour of the battlefield organised by your tour guide. Afterwards, you will visit the nearby Clava Cairns - a group of 3 – 4000 year-old burial cairns and standing stones.

You will then continue the journey back to Glasgow, making a stop at the Highland Perthshire town of Pitlochry for a comfort break and refreshments. Arriving back at 266 George Street in Glasgow at around 8:00 PM where the tour will end.
Includes
  • Daily guided transport
  • Ferry travel
  • Bottled water and snacks
What’s Not Included
  • Entry fees
  • Accommodation
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

266 George Street, Glasgow

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