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$639.44 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.

$716.33 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Orkney Islands 5-Day from Edinburgh with Scottish Highlands

Your 5-day tour follows a route from Edinburgh through the Highlands and John o’Groats to the Orkney Islands, a remote archipelago of 70 or so small islands adrift off Scotland’s northernmost tip. Just 16 of the Orkney Islands are inhabited, with most of its tiny population residing on Mainland island. As such, the windswept countryside is unspoiled, rugged and a haven for wildlife. Besides the incredible scenery and wildlife, the Orkney Islands are history rich, too, with a Viking past and several stone circles that hark back to prehistoric days. See scenery, historical sites and wildlife during your time in the Orkney Islands, as well as several exciting Scottish towns on your way to and from Edinburgh. Spend a night in Inverness — capital of the Highlands — followed by two nights in Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, and your final night in Ullapool, northwest Scotland. Nights are spent in centrally located 3-star guesthouse or hotel accommodation that’s well placed for you to explore the towns independently between excursions. Entrance fees, lunches and dinners are at your own expense throughout the tour.

$467.73 Multi-day & Extended Tours

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.

$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.

$306.27 Multi-day & Extended Tours

The North Coast 500 3-Day Tour from Inverness

Day 1Set off from Inverness at 08:00am and begin your journey on Scotland’s ‘Route 66’. It’s an epic drive with loads to squeeze in. Just make sure you have plenty of space on your camera.Heading for Ullapool, we spend the first day weaving through the North Coast 500’s winding roads. Your driver-guide will take you to towering mountains, banks of shimmering lochs, and the shores of beautiful beaches. We reach the scenic port town of Ullapool in the late afternoon. You will spend the night here at one of the local guesthouses or hotels, depending on your preference.Day 2Today, the scenery gets progressively more beautiful, rocky, and mountainous. As you travel north, your driver-guide will take you to some of the most beautiful sights in Scotland.Your itinerary depends on the weather and your guide’s expert tips, but you may have a chance to venture into the deep Smoo Cave, wander the ruins of Ardvreck Castle, and gaze at gorgeous white beaches. You stop for lunch in a Highland village and spend the evening in the beautiful town of Thurso**.** Departures up until 31st March 2019, will stay in Wick instead.Day 3Today you get plenty of opportunities to get off the coach and explore cosy fishing villages, epic cliffs, and ancient Neolithic sights. In the morning we have a chance to visit a fine Scottish Highland Whisky distillery. The road leads you further south, where you have a chance to stop for lunch.Then you continue the epic North Coast 500 route southwards where you can enjoy the green valleys and sea views as you travel to Dunrobin Castle. You have time to explore the stately home, learn about the Dukes of Sutherland, and find out how it has been used as both a school and a hospital. Finally, we arrive in Inverness in the early evening for approximately 7:00pm. 

$512.58 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Glory of Ross

Still very unspoiled and remote, Wester Ross is very often missed from the visitor’s itinerary, possibly through pressure of time.If there is one area of the Highlands that affords different and breathtaking views as another bend of the road unwinds, then it is this spectacular area. Mirrored, majestic mountains, heather hills, tree lined lochs and wildlife abound here.The songwriter, Dave Goulder, an Englishman who has made his home and living in the Highlands of Scotland, sums it up in his song,And, if I had a hundred homes,and could stay in each a while,I’d build them all along the coastfrom Sandwood down to Kyle.A day’s journey can encompass Achnasheen, Lochcarron and Applecross with its long association with Saint Maelrubha, who founded a monastery there. Maelrhuba later made his home on one of Loch Maree’s islands and gave the Loch its name. The mountain road, to Applecross, the Bealach Nam Bo, (Pass of the Cattle) rises a thousand feet in a mile and a half. Not for the faint hearted!On through the idyllic villages of Shieldaig and Torridon to Kinlochewe and spectacular views of Loch Maree. Ben Eighe and Torridon are a Nature Reserve. Through Gairloch and Aultbea we reach the world famous tropical gardens of Inverewe at Poolewe. The gardens are influenced by the warm current from the faraway Gulf Stream and were originally planted by Sir Osgood MacKenzie over 100 years ago. They are now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.Our homeward journey takes us past the Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach. A panoramic view from there is afforded of Loch Broom tempting the visitor to visit Ullapool, Achiltibuie and the Summer Isles.The beautiful county of Sutherland awaits for another day.