Enjoy a more personal multi-day experience with this small group 3 day tour. Admire the best the Highlands and the Isle of Skye has to offer as you visit Eilean Donan Castle, explore the Highlands and Culloden Battlefield, take a Loch Ness cruise, tour Urquhart Castle and enjoy a whisky tasting on the beautiful Isle of Skye. This tour offers breakfast on two of the travel days and a maximum of 16 passengers.
Depart from Edinburgh at 8:30am from Caffe Nero.Day one will take you through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to explore a picturesque villages perched on the banks of the loch. From here the tour will head further north to one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, Glen Coe. Once sight of the gruesome MacDonald Clan Massacre; this glen of dramatic mountains and waterfalls will be a highlight of your Scottish trip. Your lunchtime stop will be in Fort William, many films were shot in or near this bustling Highland town. You can also take in views of Ben Nevis, the UK's tallest peak. The day ends with a visit to one of Scotland’s most iconic castles, Eilean Donan (own expense). Perched on a small tidal island where Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh meet, the backdrop to the castle is as unforgettable as the castle itself. Overnight: Isle of SkyeAfter a hearty Scottish breakfast, the tour sets out to explore the Isle of Skye. With your experienced guide, get the most out of your day on the island based on weather and your group. You’ll be able to enjoy a leisurely lunch (own expense) in the colorful harbor town of Portree. The rest of the afternoon will be spent taking you to various beautiful spots such as Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr and the opportunity to taste a few drams of whisky.. (Additional cost of £3-£5pp) Overnight: Isle of Skye After another restful night of the Isle of Skye, enjoy another delicious breakfast before leaving the island and heading to Loch Ness, the deepest loch in the UK and home of the famous monster Nessie. There are many ways to experience the beauty and mystery, perhaps a Jacobite cruise (own expense) to see Urquhart Castle (own expense) or just monster spotting from the shore, the choice is yours! After free time, the tour will go to Culloden Battlefield, where you can stand upon the place of the famous 1745 battle, and learn about it in the interactive visitor center (own expense). Finally, journey south to the pretty town of Pitlochry perched on the River Tummel, before returning to the capital city of Edinburgh at approx. 7pm.