Welcome to Plockton

With all this picture-postcard perfection, it's hardly surprising that Plockton is a tourist hot spot, crammed with day trippers and holidaymakers in summer. But there's no denying its appeal, with 'palm trees' (actually hardy New Zealand cabbage palms) lining the waterfront, a thriving small-boat sailing scene and several good places to stay, eat and drink. The big event of the year is the Plockton Regatta.

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$639.43 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye 5-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Day 1 Head north over the Forth Road Bridge to the charming highland village of Dunkeld on the banks of the river Tay, and then into the Cairngorm National Park and to the ancient pine forests of the Rothiemurchus Estate. After lunch you’ll spend time on the shores of Loch Insh and then take a short forest walk to the ruins of Loch an Eilean castle. Panoramic views of Loch Ness follow as you travel down to the banks of the famous loch to village of Dores where you can do some Nessie spotting! Overnight in Ullapool. Day 2After breakfast, you'll travel into Assynt. Visit the 15th-century ruins of Ardvreck Castle, which boasts incredible views of the Highlands and rural Scotland, and the beach at Achmelvich Bay. Then, stop in the village of Lochinver for free time. Later, return to your hotel. Day 3Following breakfast, you'll travel west, past the misty peaks of the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and along the coast of Loch Torridon. Stop in Applecross to eat lunch (own expense) before continuing along Bealach nam Bo (Cattle Pass), Britain’s highest road. Drink in the views, and then arrive in the Plockton. Stretch your legs and snap photos of Loch Carron. Continue over the sea to the Isle of Skye. Arrive in the harbor town of Portree, your base for the next two nights, and check in to your accommodation. The rest of the evening is yours to spend at your leisure. Day 4: Enjoy a flexible day on Skye. Depending on the prevailing conditions you might travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye’s extraordinary geological scenery. You might visit the Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns, with water cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. After lunch you might travel to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse at the most westerly point on Skye. Alternatively your driver/guide might choose a visit to Dunvegan Castle, the ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod. Return to Portree for a free evening and to your overnight accommodation. Day 5: After breakfast, you'll travel south from Skye to the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle, situated at the head of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. The stronghold was used in the filming of the movie Highlander. Continue eastward through the rugged mountains of Kintail, past Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. You’ll stop in Fort William for lunch. In the afternoon you’ll explore spectacular Glencoe, scene of the massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692, before stopping in Killin for refreshments beside the Falls of Dochart.

$831.66 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye 6-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Your 6-day tour follows a route from Edinburgh through the Highlands and northwest Scotland to the Outer Hebrides, a far-flung archipelago off Scotland’s western coast. Unlike the northern Scottish islands, the climate is relatively mild, making it a lovely destination for lovers of the great outdoors and Scottish countryside alike.See incredible scenery as well as historical sites and wildlife during your time in the Hebrides, as well as the nearby Isle of Skye and several exciting Scottish towns on your way to and from Edinburgh. Spend your first night in the fishing village of Ullapool on Scotland’s northwest coast, followed by three nights in Stornaway on the Outer Hebridean Isle of Lewis, and your two final nights in Plockton on the Isle of Skye. Nights are spent in centrally located 3-star guesthouses or hotels, and you’ll have ample free time to explore the towns independently in between excursions. All entrance fees, lunches and dinners are at your own expense throughout the tour.

$448.51 Private & Custom Tours

Applecross from Kyle of Lochalsh

The Applecross tour will not be one you will forget. The Bealach na Bà offers spectacular views of the mainland and the Isle of Skye.  On a clear day you can see the Outer Hebrides. The road is not for the faint hearted and is an experience in it's own right. The village of Applecross itself is very picturesque. We can stop here for lunch in the Applecross Inn, where Judith Fish, the proprietor, serves local seafood and fresh local produce in the friendly welcoming atmosphere. After lunch, we head North on the coast road which provides the visitors with spectacular scenery of the Ross-shire countryside. We come back on to the ‘Main Road’ just South of the village of Shieldaig, where we turn left and continue up Glen Torridon towards Kinlochewe. This area will take your breath away with The Torridon Hills towering above the valley floor and the road. In Kinlochewe we turn right towards Achnasheen where the road climes up Glen Docharty where we will stop at the viewpoint to see the Famous Loch Marie. (Location of numerous Hollywood Blockbuster movies). We then continue to Achnasheen where we start to run alongside the Kyle Railway Line. We follow the general direction of the line all the way back to Stromeferry and then again when we turn towards Plockton. We can spend some time in Plockton where you can wander along the narrow streets and visit the local shops and bars made famous by the 1990s TV Serious ‘Hamish MacBeth'. We then return to your accommodation where the tour concludes.This tour can be customized to your requirements and pickup or drop-off can be made to suit your needs.