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$662.11 Cultural & Theme Tours

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

ItineraryDay 1: Edinburgh - Dunkeld - UllapoolStop At: bus stationCheck-in 15 mins prior to departure and meet with your driver guide.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandGaze in awe at Scotland’s most beautifully rounded peaks.Stop At: Dunkeld Cathedral, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, ScotlandThis village is surrounded by luscious forest, and boasts an incredible ruined cathedral.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: UllapoolFrom here, you travel to Ullapool, situated at the mouth of Loch Broom, a beautiful whitewashed fishing village where you spend your first two nights' stay on tour.* Please note that the tours departing on 28th and 29th September 2019 stay two nights in Inverness instead of Ullapool.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Ullapool (tours departing on 28th & 29th September 2019 stay two nights in Inverness instead of Ullapool).Day 2: Ullapool - Ardveck Castle - Achmelvich Bay - LochinverStop At: Ardvreck Castle, Assynt, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandToday, you explore the far northwest Highlands and the mountains of Assynt. This area is famous as being the first crofting area to be bought by the local crofters, the Assynt Crofters’ Trust.You’re immersed in the history of the area and visit the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle, once the stronghold of the MacLeods of Assynt.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Achmelvich Bay, Lochinver, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThe day is full of amazing views of some of Europe’s oldest landscapes, the stunning white sand beach at Achmelvich Bay, and the traditional fishing village of Lochinver.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Ullapool (tours departing on 28th & 29th September 2019 stay two nights in Inverness instead of Ullapool).Day 3: Ullapool - Applecross - PortreeStop At: TorridonLooking for some serenity? This peaceful spot offers unblemished landscapes in their most natural state. After your lunch stop in Applecross, you take one of the highest and most exhilarating roads in Scotland, Bealach na Ba.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Portree.Day 4: Flexible day touring around the Isle of SkyeStop At: The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandGreat photo stop at this iconic rock formation. This sharp pinnacle of rock bursts out the land and can be seen for miles around.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandPicturesque observation point offering panoramic views of waterfalls, cliffs & sea.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Neist Point, Glendale, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland(optional) Neist Point - the most westerly headland on Skye - is an iconic destination, with stunning cliff scenery, a fine lighthouse, an outlook to the Outer Hebrides, and the chance to watch for minke whales in the summer months. Alternatively, you may like to visit Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod (admission fee not included)Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in PortreeDay 5: Portree - Eilean Donan Castle - EdinburghStop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAn iconic and gorgeous 13th century castle that once warded off Viking invasions.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Buachaille Etive Mor, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandIn the afternoon, you explore spectacular Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Be moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tales of one of Scotland’s most famous landscapes.You then start your journey towards Edinburgh.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$741.72 Cultural & Theme Tours

Orkney Islands 5-Day from Edinburgh with Scottish Highlands

ItineraryDay 1: Edinburgh - InvernessStop At: Buachaille Etive Mor, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandBe moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tales of one of Scotland’s most famous landscapes.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandSituated on the most southern tip of Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, this historic and scenic hamlet is a popular tourist destination.Duration: 20 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Inverness.Day 2: Inverness - John O' Groats - OrkneyStop At: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandShort photo stop - please note the path leading to the front of the castle is quite steep, not suitable for everyone.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: John O' Groats, Airor, Knoydart Peninsula, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThis Highland village combines dramatic, unspoilt scenery and fascinating wildlife.Just 11 miles from Dunnet Head, the mostly northerly point of mainland Britain, the small coastal village of John o’ Groats is the starting point for many embarking on the famous 'End to End' journey to Land's End in England, some 876 miles away.Duration: 20 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Kirkwall.Day 3: Full day touring around OrkneysStop At: Skara Brae, Stromness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, ScotlandLong before Stonehenge or even the Egyptian pyramids were built, Skara Brae was a thriving village. Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ring of Brodgar, Stromness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, ScotlandOne of the finest stone circles in the world.Dating back from 2,500 to 2,000 BC, the stone ring was built in a true circle, 104 metres wide and originally contained sixty megaliths; today only twenty-seven of these stones remain.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Kirkwall.Day 4: Kirkwall - St Margaret's Hope - UllapoolStop At: Standing Stones of Stenness, Stenness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, ScotlandStep back in time over 5000 years at what may be the earliest henge monument in the British Isles. The enormous Stones of Stenness are all that remains of a great stone circle on an ancient ceremonial site.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Maeshowe, Stenness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, ScotlandThe monumental chambered tomb of Maeshowe is simply the finest Neolithic building in NW Europe. Built around 5,000 years ago, it is a masterpiece of Neolithic design and stonework construction, not least for its use of massive individual stones.Viking crusaders broke into the cairn in the 12th century and carved graffiti runes on the walls of the main chamber. Maeshowe is part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, along with Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness.Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Italian Chapel, St. Mary's, Mainland, Orkney Islands, ScotlandVisit the Italian Chapel, a beautiful Roman Catholic chapel in Lamb Holm which was constructed by Italians during the Second World War.Duration: 40 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Ullapool.Day 5: Ullapool - EdinburghStop At: Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandVisit the powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite Rising – the last and most harrowing pitched battle to be fought on British soil.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Corrieshalloch Gorge, Ullapool, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThis plunging box canyon, through which the River Droma rushes, is one of the natural wonders of the Scottish Highlands. Follow the pleasant woodland trails, cross the Victorian suspension bridge over the tree-lined gorge, and look down on the torrent of water crashing 45m over the Falls of Measach.Duration: 40 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$484.31 Day Trips & Excursions

3-Day Hebrides Tour from Inverness: Isles of Lewis and Harris

Day 1: Inverness –Isle of LewisLeave Inverness behind and head northwest by luxury minibus to the seaside town of Ullapool. Stop to stretch your legs on the way with a short woodland walk to the impressive Rogie Falls, and then enjoy a visit to the breathtaking Corrieshalloch Gorge. Test your head for heights as you stand on the gorge’s spectacular viewing platform, enjoying views of the crashing waterfalls and countryside towards Loch Broom. On reaching Ullapool, stop for lunch (own expense), then hop on the ferry for a 3-hour ride across the seas to Stornaway -- the capital of the Isle of Lewis. After being dropped off at your hotel, the evening is yours to spend at leisure.Overnight: 3-star bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel in central StornawayDay 2: Isle of Lewis (B)Enjoy breakfast and then meet your guide to explore the pretty Stornaway by day. While easily the largest settlement in the Western Hebrides, the town is tiny by mainland standards. Learn about its ancient history and traditional tweed-making shops while exploring its quaint streets.Next, continue your tour to the island’s most northern point by minibus, to visit the windiest place in the British Isles (as recorded by the Guinness Book of Records) – the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse. After exploring the windswept plains around the lighthouse at leisure, head on to see other fascinating sites like the ancient Callanish Standing Stones and Carloway Broch – a meticulously well-preserved Iron Age structure. Spend the rest of your day sightseeing independently around the island, perhaps strolling along its stunning beaches. Overnight: 3-star bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel in central StornawayDay 3: Isle of Harris – Inverness (B)Rise early for breakfast on your final day and then head out with your guide to explore the beautiful Isle of Harris. Confusingly, Harris isn’t an island in its own right; it’s a stretch of land at the south of the Isle of Lewis, with its own distinct character. Visit the main port, Tarbert, and then travel west by minibus to see the Sound of Taransay – a remote and windswept island that was made famous for hosting the British TV programme, Castaway. Stroll along beautiful Lusekentyre Beach before saying your goodbyes to the Hebrides and returning to Inverness.

$861.14 Cultural & Theme 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.

$370.20 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Ultimate seafood safari

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ullapool Hill, Ullapool, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThe ultimate Scottish food experience and our most popular food safari! We begin our day with a trip to an oyster farm before immersing ourselves in a taste of a fisherman's life at Ullapool harbour where we will take a boat ride. After lunch at the award winning seafood shack we will have a tour of Ullapool's smokehouses before ending our day with dinner at the Salt Kitchen; a sweet seafood chalet offering views to the Summer-Isles where you can indulge in hand-dived scallops, langoustine, crab or mussels. At £249 per head for all food, experiences and transport we think this little luxury is well worth the indulgence!Duration: 10 hours

$343.66 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Day North Coast 500 Small Group Tour from Inverness

ItineraryDay 1: Inverness - UllapoolStop At: Corrieshalloch Gorge, Ullapool, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandTake a walk through a beautiful forest and discover a gushing waterfall.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Ullapool.Day 2: Ullapool - ThursoStop At: John O' Groats, Airor, Knoydart Peninsula, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandLook out to the North Sea at the island of Britain's most northerly point.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Thurso.Day 3: Thurso - InvernessStop At: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThis beautiful castle of 189 rooms flaunts 'Scottish Gothic' style architecture.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.