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4 Day Highlands and Isle of Skye Tour from Glasgow

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    Day 1: Discover the haunting beauty of Highland Perthshire and the history of the Jacobites and Highland Culture.

    Stop At: The Hermitage Woodland Walk, Just off A9 at Dunkeld, Dunkeld Scotland
    Our first stop allows us a chance to stretch our legs in one of the best spots in Highland Perthshire. We will enjoy a walk through a woodland which features a diverse collection of mixed conifer and deciduous trees, including one of Britain’s tallest Douglas fir trees. As we continue along the trail, we will arrive at the beautiful Black Linn Falls.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pitlochry VisitScotland iCentre, 22 Atholl Road Perthshire, Pitlochry PH16 5BX Scotland
    Pitlochry is a pretty Victorian town where we will have the chance to have some free time for lunch. There will also be time for a little shopping at the many Scottish shops including the Heather Gems factory and Exhibition.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Queen's View, Pitlochry Scotland
    We will make a short stop at Queen's View which has spectacular views over Loch Tummel and the Schiehallion.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Culloden Moor IV2 5EU Scotland
    We will spend some time discovering the Jacobites and the last pitched battle on Brittish soil.
    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Stop At: Clava Cairns, National Grid Reference: NH 757 444 off the B9006, 6 km from Inverness Scotland
    We will enjoy a short stop at this 4000-year-old burial site. Here you will have the chance to walk around the burial cairns and standing stones.

    We will then make our way to Inverness where you will spend one night. You will be dropped off at your accommodation for around 6pm. Inverness accommodation not included.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Explore 3 castles - ruined, rebuilt and lived as well as hunting for a monster in Loch Ness.

    Stop At: Urquhart Castle, A82 Road, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ Scotland
    You will check out of your Inverness accommodation for 9 am (exact time will be defined by where you are staying in Inverness). We will then visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle where you will learn about its vast history while having the chance to dip a hand into Loch Ness and try some Nessie spotting from some of the best vantage points on the Loch.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ratagan to Glenelg, Old Military Road, Ratagan Scotland
    We will make a short photographic stop to see the beautiful views of Glen Shiel, Glenelg and of course the 5 Sisters of Kintail.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX Scotland
    We will stop by the rebuilt Eilean Donan Castle on Lochalsh. It has been used in Hollywood for Highlander and more recently, the new Robert the Bruce film. Eilean Donan also holds the accolade for one of Scotland's most photographed castles.

    You will have the opportunity to grab a quick lunch in the castle's cafe.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Neist Point, Glendale Scotland
    We will visit the most Westerly point on Skye where on a clear day you can view the Uists.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan IV55 8WF Scotland
    The ancestral seat of the Clan MacLeod for over 800 years, you will have the opportunity to explore the Clan Cheif's family home and gardens. If only the walls could talk!

    We will then make our way Portree where the day will end around 6pm. Accommodation in Portree is not included. You will be staying in Portree for 2 nights.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Walk in the steps of dinosaurs, Gaels and the wee folk.

    Stop At: The Old Man of Storr, Scotland
    We make our way down towards the Old Man of Storr view. If the weather is favourable, we will take the opportunity to hike to the top.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lealt Falls, Portree Scotland
    We will make a stop at the new Lealt Falls Viewing Platform. For those a little more adventurous, there will be time to go down to the Mine Viewing Platform but the path is uneven and there are some steep inclines to navigate.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Kilt Rock, Scotland
    We will make a photo stop at Kilt Rock. This is a fantastic view of this iconic rock formation with information on the nearby Dinosaur discoveries on the island.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Flora MacDonald's Grave, Kilmuir Cemetery Kilmuir Church, Kilmuir IV51 9YX Scotland
    Situated in the Island's Gaelic speaking heartland, you will find the Kilmui Cemetry where the Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald is buried.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Fairy Glen, Scotland
    We will then make a stop at the Fairy Glen by Uig where you can explore the Glen. The trails are very steep and uneven at this point but the views are worth it.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Portree VisitScotland iCentre, Bayfield House Bayfield Road, Portree IV51 9EL Scotland
    We aim to be back in Portree for between 3 and 4 pm to allow you free some time to explore the island's capital. The tour on this day will end on arrival into Portree.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Delve into the history of the Jacobites and Highland Culture.

    Stop At: Taigh Cill Chriosd B8083, IV49 9AS Scotland
    You will check out of your accommodation at around 9.30 am and we will make our way for the absolutely breathtaking Cill Chriosd (ruined church) which sits on the picturesque road to Elgol.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: CalMac Ferries Mallaig, Ferry Terminal,, Mallaig PH41 4QD, UK
    We will then make our way Mallaig on the mainland by catching the ferry from Armadale. If there is time, you may have the opportunity to make a quick stop at the Torabhaig Whisky Distillery.

    Ferry ticket included
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mallaig Heritage Centre, Station Road, Mallaig PH41 4PY Scotland
    Once in Mallaig, you will enjoy some free time to enjoy some lunch before joining the Jacobite Steam Train (14.10 service)

    Jacobite Steam Train tickets not included and early booking is essential to avoid disappointment. (Summer schedule only)
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Glenfinnan Monument, Glenfinnan PH37 4LT Scotland
    For those not taking the Steam Train and for everyone during the Winter Schedule, we will enjoy a stop at the Glenfinnan Monument and views of its famous Viaduct used in filming Harry Potter.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Fort William VisitScotland iCentre, 15 High Street, Fort William PH33 6DH Scotland
    We will then meet back up with those taking the steam train at the station.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Three Sisters, Scotland
    We will then continue towards Glencoe where we will have a short photographic stop at the Three Sisters.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: An Ceann Mor, Near the National Park Visitor Centre, Inveruglas, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G837OW Scotland
    Our last stop on the tour will be at Inveruglas on the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. This will be a short comfort stop.

    We will arrive back in Glasgow for 7 pm and Edinburgh for 8pm where the tour will end.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Chambers Street, Chambers St, Edinburgh, UK
    2: 266 George St, Glasgow G1 1QX, UK
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    4 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Light refreshments
    • Snacks
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Entry/Admission - CalMac Ferries Mallaig
    • Accommodation (we can assist in this, please let us know if you need help)
    • Loch Ness Cruise
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Admission Fees
    • Jacobite Steam Train
    • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
    • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Mallaig Heritage Centre
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • Bring rain proof clothing and closed comfortable footwear.
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Out of my trip to Scotland, this was the tour I most looking forward too, but the most anxiety it caused. Everything was fine until a few weeks before I was due to go the tour, the itinerary had changed around on the website (after...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank WildFlowerWalker
    Reviewed July 29, 2019

    We met early on Monday to travel to Fort William. We rode the Jacobite Train to Mallaig. This is one of the great train rides of the world. Very fun and beautiful to travel over the Glenfinnan viaduct (Harry Potter fame). After lunch in Mallaig...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank slcgal
    Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

    HIGLY RECOMMENDED! We had an incredible experience on our trip with Helmut, our guide. First of all, the tour was meant to be for 8/10 people but even if it was just the two of us because the others cancelled, they were so kind not...More

    Thank eleonoraz555
    Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

    We completed a 4 day tour of the Highlands and Skye with our guide Barry. Absolute, hands down, one the best times I have had in a long long time. My wife and I are in our late 30s / early 40s and found this...More

    1  Thank mdrubin
    Reviewed March 3, 2019

    I went on a trip with some friends and we had a BLAST!! Our guide, Barry, was a ton of fun and very knowledgeable. This company was easy to work with and willing to customize our trip to what we wanted to do and how...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    June 19, 2019|
    Response from Catriona S | Property representative |
    Hi, we do not take any more than 8 persons on this tour. Kind Regards Catriona
    Emma D
    May 21, 2019|
    Response from Catriona S | Property representative |
    We usually arrive back in Glasgow for 7 - 8pm. Kind Regards Catriona x
    March 30, 2019|
    Response from Catriona S | Property representative |
    Hello, I would suggest either the Millenium Hotel (Glasgow) or the Ibis Styles Hotel George Square. They are nearby the meeting point of 266 George Street. If you have any questions, please let me know and I would be... More
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