8-Day Orkney Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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This tour takes you to the West coast, through the Highlands over to Skye and then up to the Orkney Isles with incredible driver-guides and comfortable panoramic windowed mini-buses and midi-coaches. Enjoy a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train, visit Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and The Cairngorms National Parks, Loch Ness, Culloden, Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle, Skara Brae, Maes Howe, the Ring of Brodgar and other landmarks of Scotland's rich history.
ItineraryDay 1: The start of a wonderful adventureStop At: Loch Lomond, Stirling, ScotlandTime to stroll along the bonnie, bonnie banksDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Kilmartin Glen, Kilmartin, Argyll and Bute, ScotlandStep back in time to the Bronze age and admire the ancient carvingsDuration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight ObanDay 2: Over the Sea to SkyeStop At: Glen Coe, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandHear the stories of the infamous massacreDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Fort William VisitScotland iCentre, Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThis little town will be our lunch stopDuration: 1 hourStop At: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandAll aboard teh Jacobite Steam Train ( certain dates only)Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight - SkyeDay 3: Exploring SkyeStop At: Black Cuillin, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandStunning SceneryDuration: 20 minutesStop At: The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandAmazing sceneryDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Portree Harbour, Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandThis will be our lunch stopDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight - SkyeDay 4: Back to the mainlandStop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThe most photographed castle in ScotlandDuration: 1 hourStop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandA chance to take a cruise on the loch for some monster huntingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandEnjoy exploring the ruined castle overlooking Loch NessDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight - Fort AugustusDay 5: Another island awaitsStop At: Pentland Ferries, Gills, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandJump aboard the ferry to OrkneyDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: The Italian Chapel, St. Mary's, Mainland, Orkney Islands, ScotlandAdmire this stunning creation of Italian prisoners or was in WWIIDuration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight - KirkwallDay 6: Exploring Orkney Stop At: Skara Brae, Stromness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, ScotlandThis neolithic village was uncovered in a storm dating back to 3180BCDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Maeshowe Visitor CentreThe best preserved example of a Neolithic chambered cairn in EuropeDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight - KirkwallDay 7: Retracing our stepsStop At: Pentland Ferries, Gills, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandBack on to the ferry to the mainlandDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: John O' Groats, Airor, Knoydart Peninsula, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandThe most northerly point on the UK mainlandDuration: 20 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight - InvernessDay 8: Back to the startStop At: Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandVisit the site of the last battle fought on British soilDuration: 1 hourStop At: Pitlochry VisitScotland iCentre, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, ScotlandTime to stroll around this charming little townDuration: 45 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 7 nights accommodation as per selected
  • Hotel accommodation will consist of 1 night Oban hotel. 2 nights Skye Superior Bed & Breakfast / 1 night Fort Augustus hotel / 2 night Kirkwall hotel / 1 night Inverness hotel
  • Driver/guide
  • Departures 13th May - Sep 12 will include the Jacobite Steam Train All other departure will include Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle instead.
  • Ferry to Skye
  • Ferry to Orkney
  • Entry/Admission - Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Entry/Admission - Pentland Ferries
  • Entry/Admission - Pentland Ferries

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Italian Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Skara Brae
  • Entry/Admission - Maeshowe Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip

Itinerary

Day 1: The start of a wonderful adventure Stop At: Loch Lomond, Stirling, Scotland Time to stroll along the bonnie, bonnie banks Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Kilmartin Glen, Kilmartin, Argyll and Bute, Scotland Step back in time to the Bronze age and admire the ancient carvings Duration: 30 minutes No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight Oban
Day 2: Over the Sea to Skye Stop At: Glen Coe, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Scotland Hear the stories of the infamous massacre Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Fort William VisitScotland iCentre, Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland This little town will be our lunch stop Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland All aboard teh Jacobite Steam Train ( certain dates only) Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight - Skye
Day 3: Exploring Skye Stop At: Black Cuillin, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland Stunning Scenery Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland Amazing scenery Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Portree Harbour, Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland This will be our lunch stop Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight - Skye
Day 4: Back to the mainland Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, Scotland The most photographed castle in Scotland Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland A chance to take a cruise on the loch for some monster hunting Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland Enjoy exploring the ruined castle overlooking Loch Ness Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight - Fort Augustus
Day 5: Another island awaits Stop At: Pentland Ferries, Gills, Scottish Highlands, Scotland Jump aboard the ferry to Orkney Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: The Italian Chapel, St. Mary's, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland Admire this stunning creation of Italian prisoners or was in WWII Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight - Kirkwall
Day 6: Exploring Orkney Stop At: Skara Brae, Stromness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland This neolithic village was uncovered in a storm dating back to 3180BC Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Maeshowe Visitor Centre The best preserved example of a Neolithic chambered cairn in Europe Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight - Kirkwall
Day 7: Retracing our steps Stop At: Pentland Ferries, Gills, Scottish Highlands, Scotland Back on to the ferry to the mainland Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: John O' Groats, Airor, Knoydart Peninsula, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland The most northerly point on the UK mainland Duration: 20 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight - Inverness
Day 8: Back to the start Stop At: Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands, Scotland Visit the site of the last battle fought on British soil Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Pitlochry VisitScotland iCentre, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland Time to stroll around this charming little town Duration: 45 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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