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SKYE AND THE HIGHLANDS

A chance to explore Scotland's glorious and remote countryside including the west coast, the stunning Isle of Skye, the Great Glen and the Capital of the Highlands in Inverness.  On route you'll discover some of the country's finest distilleries and most iconic castles.

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KEY FEATURES

Duration:
7 days / 6 nights

Regions visited:
All of Scotland

Start point:
Edinburgh or Glasgow

End point:
Edinburgh to Glasgow

Customizable:
Yes

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UK international:
+44 (0)2921 660 747

US toll-free:
1-866-209-4554

Email:
[email protected]

 

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ITINERARY

selfdrivetourSelf drive tour: Skye and the Highlands

DAY ONE

Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Oban Distillery

Skye and the Highland Tour - Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond, Scotland

From Glasgow or Edinburgh head north in to Scotland's raw natural landscapes along the banks of Loch Lomond through theTrossachs National Park. Possibly stop at Inveraray and Inveraray Castle on route to Oban to visit this charming port home of Mccaigs tower overlooking the docks and the famous Oban Whiskey Distillery.

accommodationOvernight: Oban.

distanceJourney details: 115 miles / 185 km, 2 hours 35 minutes (approx.), if starting at Edinburgh Airport*.

attractionsHighlights: Iverary Castle and Oban Distillery.

DAY TWO

Glencoe, the road to the Isles and Clan Donald Centre

Continue north along Scotland's glorious west coast passing through port of Fort William and in the shadow of Scotland's tallest mountain Ben Nevis, before taking the road to the islands. Stop to see the Glenfinnan viaduct as featured in the Harry Potter movies and the Glenfinnan Monument before taking a ferry to the stunning Isle of Skye where you can visit the Clan Donald centre seat of an ancient clan.

accommodationOvernight: Isle of Skye.

distanceJourney details: 150 miles / 245 km, 3 hours 35 minutes (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Glenfinnan Viaduct and the Isle of Skye.

DAY THREE

The Isle of Skye

Skye and the Highland Tour - Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye

Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Spend today exploring the breathtaking natural beauty of this peaceful island; from the quaint port town of Portree, to the Cuillin Hills, to the Trotternish Peninsula with its natural features such as "Kilt Rock" and "the Old Man of Storr". make a possible visit to Dunvegan Castle, home of the Macleod Clan, or the distillery of famed malt whisky Talisker.

accommodationOvernight: Isle of Skye.

attractionsHighlights: Dunvegan Castle and Talisker Distillery.

DAY FOUR

Eilean Donan Castle, Urquhart Castle, and Loch Ness

Cross back to the mainland via Skye Bridge and visit one of Scotland's icons at Eilean Donan Castle reaching out in to the Loch. Continue in to the Great Glen and along the banks of the eerie Loch Ness before making a visit to the stunning Urquhart Castle on the weather beaten shores. Time permitting you may choose to stop at the Loch Ness visitor centre to unravel the mysteries of Nessie before arriving in Inverness.

accommodationOvernight: Inverness.

distanceJourney details: 115 miles / 185 km, 2 hours 35 minutes (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Cuillin Hills, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle.

DAY FIVE

Inverness, Culloden Moor and Fort George

Skye and the Highland Tour - Inverness

Inverness, Scottish Highlands

Today explore Inverness, capital of the Highlands, and its castle and museum before heading off in to the surrounding countryside to uncover a wealth of cultural sites. Nearby you will find Culloden Moor and visitor centre site of the ancient battlefield and the fairytale castle of Cawdor Castle, romantically connected to Macbeth by Shakespeare. Another potential visit is the magnificent example of 18th century military engineering at Fort George.

accommodationOvernight: Inverness.

attractionsHighlights: Inverness, Culloden Moor and Cawdor Castle.

DAY SIX

Pitlochry, the Wallace Monument and Historic Stirling

From Inverness, travel south through the stunning Highland scenery of the Cairngorm National Park and in to the heart of Scotland. You may choose to stop at Blair castle or in quaint Victorian market town of Pitlochry on route to Edinburgh.

distanceJourney details: 155 miles / 240 km, 3 hours 15 minutes (approx.), based on a route to Edinburgh.

attractionsHighlights: Pitlochry, Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle.

Return your vehicle.

MAP

Skye and the Highlands Tour Map - self drive tour of Scotland

INCLUSIONS

selfdriveSelf drive tour: Skye and the Highlands

arrowWHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked regional breakfast each morning.
  • 6 days car rental inclusive of all mandatory taxes, insurances and charges.
  • Ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye.
  • adeo Travel suggested driving itinerary and travel documents pack.
  • Toll-free calls to your Britain vacation specialist whilst planning your trip .
  • Expert assistance during the planning of your trip and local number for advice during travel.

arrowSUGGESTED ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Falls of Lora Hotel, near Oban x 1 night
  • Viewmount Guest House Hotel, Portree, Isle of Skye x 2 nights
  • Priory Hotel, near Inverness x 2 nights
  • Murrayfield Hotel, Edinburgh x 2 nights

As our self-drive tours are fully customizable we can tailor the suggested accommodations for your particular quotation based on your preferences, budget etc. Read more about the accommodation we offer by clicking here.

arrowOPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Purchase the Scottish Heritage overseas visitor pass for entry to a number of sites and historic attractions on route.
  • Add pre/post tour accommodation in Glasgow or Edinburgh before or after your trip.
  • Add rail travel to/from Scotland before or after your tour.

arrowCUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR!

  • Add a night on the Isle of Mull to explore another of the Inner Hebrides.
  • Have your very own private driver-guide chauffeur your tour.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other Britain self-drive tours.
  • Stay in quaint family run B&Bs throughout your tour or on selected nights.
  • Enjoy an upgrade to a luxury castle or manor hotel on one or more nights of your stay.

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PRICING

selfdriveSelf drive tour: Skye and the Highlands

arrowDEPARTURE DATES 2017/18

This self-guided tour is customizable and can be taken at any time throughout the year and starting and ending on any day of the week - simply let us know your preferred dates of travel!

arrowPRICING 2017/18

From GBP £595 per person (based on two people travelling).

Representative pricing above based on travel in shoulder season (May/September) with two people sharing a twin/double room, staying in sample accommodations as listed and sharing a compact automatic vehicle. For a direct quote for your preferred dates of travel please contact us.

arrowPRICING NOTES

  • As this tour can be taken at any time pricing will vary dependent on departure day, date of travel, selected accommodations etc.
  • Your quotation will be based on the suggested accommodations listed however please note that we may tailor your specific quote to accommodate your budget and preferences. Please indicate these when you contact us.
  • Prices are calculated as per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room and one vehicle.
  • Prices are for land only travel and do not include flights.
  • Prices are in GBP£ currency, for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.

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