3 Day Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness Minicoach Tour depart Edinburgh
From Edinburgh we head west to Glasgow and then make our first stop at the picturesque conservation village of Luss, on the "Bonny, Bonny Banks" of Loch Lomond. Travelling north via Tyndrum we pass over the desolate expanse of Rannoch Moor, before enjoying time to walk and admire the dramatic valley of Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. After lunch in the Fort William area we stop for photos at Scotland's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then pause to admire Glen Garry and the stunning 5 Sisters of Kintail mountain range. Our journey ends in the charming town of Portree, on the Island of Skye, where we check into our accommodation.
After breakfast, we depart Portree for a full day's touring-options include a visit to Talisker distillery* and Dunvegan Castle* or a trip to Uig and a stop to visit Flora MacDonald's grave and the unique Black Houses. We continue our journey where we can view Duntulum Castle, take photos of Kilt Rock and perhaps enjoy a walk at the Lealt Falls. Our tour ends with the opportunity to admire the Old Man of Storr, before we return to Portree.
We commence our descent via the much-admired Eilean Donan Castle*, backdrop for several movies including 'Highlander', then move on to the pretty loch-side village of Fort Augustus, with its spectacular views of Loch Ness, for lunch. Our journey south continues over Laggan and the Grampian Mountains with our last stop for refreshments in the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before our return to Edinburgh.
*Please note: all featured castles and distilleries open April - October. Alternatives offered during October - March which may alter the route. Talisker distillery is closed on Sundays.
If the tour has no pick-ups in Glasgow, it will travel from Edinburgh via Stirling and will not visit Loch Lomond but offer an alternative route.
Tour Highlights: Luss, Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Five Sisters of Kintail, Portree (Skye), Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr, Lealt Falls, Flora MacDonald's Grave, Black Houses, Eilean Donan Castle, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Pitlochry
Optional Extras: Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Eilean Donan CastlePlease note that for individual travellers, single ensuite accommodation on Skye is very limited, especially in high season - please check with us however we may have to offer you alternatives. Current typical costs of accommodation per person per night are approximately: £49+ for hotels, £28-£38 for B&B's and guest houses and £15-£17 for youth hostels. Timberbush Tours reserve your accommodation for you.
PLEASE NOTE: Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays throughout the year. Sunday departures from 1st April 2011.
- Departs: 09:00
- Returns: 19:30 (day 3)
Departure PointTimberbush's Edinburgh tours depart from the Timberbush shop at 555 Castlehill, at the top of the city's Royal Mile, alongside 'The Spirit of the Tattoo Exhibition'.
Please ensure you arrive approximately 15 minutes before departure as missed tours are not refunded.
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- PLEASE NOTE: Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.
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