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Isle of SKye, Loch Ness & Inverness

Take a spectacular journey through the Highlands and magical Isle of Skye. Venture through a range of classic Highland scenery; experience many local gems and be inspired by myths and legends. We've got mighty Glencoe, the option to ride the 'Hogwart Express' Jacobite Steam Train, whisky tasting and ruined castles galore. From start to finish, every part of this trip reveals a little more of Scotland's quintessential charm.


Duration: 5 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 199121
Starts: Oban, United Kingdom Finishes: Edinburgh,
You will Visit
  • Oban
  • Portree
  • Inverness
  • Edinburgh

Itinerary

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Day 1:

We head north to Stirling and the towering Wallace Monument with stunning views of the Castle. We enter the Highlands heading through wild Rannoch Moor and Glencoe and on to the fishing port of Oban.

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Day 2:

Take the steam train from Fort William crossing the Glenfinnan viaduct featured in the Harry Potter movies or travel the equally impressive 'Road to the Isles'. We take the ferry to Skye where we can explore Armadale Castle and Gardens, former home of the MacDonalds, before driving north to our overnight destination.

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Day 3:

We explore more of the mysterious Isle of Skye with its awe-inspiring mountains, stunning coastline, myths and legends before returning to the mainland. On the way to Loch Ness we stop at the incedibly photogenic Eilean Donan Castle and wind our way along the Great Glen to Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands.

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Day 4:

Hunt for the elusive monster with a cruise on Loch Ness before turning northward and the stunning beauty of the north west Highlands. We take in the beautiful town of Beauly with its Priory dating back to 1230, then it's into the rugged and isolated mountains that secure Scotland's place as one of the last great wilderness in Europe.

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Day 5:

We explore Culloden Battlefield, scene of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s defeat back in 1746 then the mysterious chamber cairns of Clava Cairns; which inspired the hit TV series Outlander.  We turn southward to try the 'water of life' at Tomatin Whisky Distillery then on to the Highland Folk Museum before visiting Dunkeld with its mighty cathedral, on our wat back to Edinburgh.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 3* Highland Hotel Accommodation
    • Local Scottish Guide
    • Ferry Crossing 'Over the Sea ' from the Isle of Skye
    • Whisky Distillery Visit
    • Culloden Battlefield
    • Clava Cairns
    • Souvenir Map
    • Audio Guides Available
    Accommodation
    • 3* Highland Hotel Accommodation
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Tour Highlights:
  • Isle of Skye
  • Armadale Castle & Gardens
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Whisky Distillery Visit
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Glencoe
  • Highland Capital Inverness
  • Fishing Port of Oban
  • Culloden Battlefield (as featured in Outlander)