Day 5: Isle of Skye
Today is devoted to the Isle of Skye, renowned for its incredible scenery, wildlife, history, and some of Skye’s most startling geological features including the extraordinary Quiraing, the famous Kilt Rock and the spectacular Old Man of Storr. During the day we will explore Portree, the Island’s main town, and visit Talisker Malt Whisky Distillery, the only distillery on the Isle where you can still see single malt whisky being produced. (B, D) Overnight: Eilean Iarmain Hotel (or similar)
Day 6: Isle of Skye – Fort William – Oban
Travelling through glorious Scottish Highland scenery we pass Glen Garry, with fantastic views of its loch, and see Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, as we follow the Caledonian Canal. We visit historic Fort William and enjoy the splendid isolation of the pass of Glen Coe. We then travel the back roads through the wooded Glen Orchy before arriving in Oban, our base for the next two nights. (B, D) Overnight: The Queens Hotel (or similar)
Day 7: Isle of Mull & Isle of Iona
We take the morning ferry to the Isle of Mull, the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides, and travel to the charming village of Fionnphort, which is famed worldwide for its unique red granite. We take the ferry from here to Iona, a tiny island steeped in history and renowned for its natural beauty and serenity. After visiting Iona Abbey and Nunnery, one of Scotland’s most sacred and historical sites, we return to Mull to explore the 13th century Duart Castle, dramatically perched on a cliff overlooking the rugged coast. Later this evening we return to Oban. (B) Overnight: The Queens Hotel (or similar)
Day 8: Oban – Stirling – Edinburgh
Most of today is spent exploring Stirling, known as the heritage capital of Scotland, where the Wars of Independence were fought and won and three centuries of monarchs ruled. Here we wander through the old town and enter the spectacular cliff-top castle. We then travel back to Edinburgh where our tour ends. (B)
- 7 nights’ accommodation
- Driver/tour leader
- Mini-coach transportation
- Full Scottish breakfast daily
- 4 x evening meals
- 1 x seafood lunch experience
- Inverness walking tour
- Ferries to Mull and Iona
- Included Entrances: Cawdor Castle, Culloden Museum, Talisker Malt Whisky Distillery tour, Iona Abbey, Duart Castle & Stirling Castle
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
The tour commences from The Place, 34-38 York Place Edinburgh, EH1 3HU at 8:30am. Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure
Drop-off 5:30pm at The Place, 34-38 York Place Edinburgh, EH1 3HU. Please bear in mind that drop-off time is an estimate only – traffic can be unpredictable!
Additional Information We have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours, hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.
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