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Isle of Skye and the Scottish Highlands

8 days - from only £599pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Isle of Skye and the Scottish Highlands

Join us on this fantastic Scottish adventure into the stunning landscapes of the Highlands. We'll venture to the magical Isle of Skye – an island that brims with mountain ranges, dramatic coastlines and captivating history. Admire the view of iconic Eilean Donan Castle, discover the vibrant city of Inverness, and visit charming Fort Augustus on the banks of mysterious Loch Ness – keep a lookout for the infamous Nessie!

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 5 nights hotel and Scottish breakfast and 5 evening meals
  • 2 overnight stays in northern England with breakfast and evening meal
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

8 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to a comfortable hotel in the north of England for an overnight stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2:

    We continue our journey north, crossing into Scotland and to Strathpeffer for a five-night stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3: Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Viewpoint

    After an early start, we travel from east to west today, journeying through the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands along part of the North Coast 500 route to reach the magical Isle of Skye. This is the second largest of Scotland's islands and undoubtedly the most beautiful, where the jagged mountain peaks, deep lochs and stunning coastline have been attracting visitors for centuries. We'll cross the magnificent Skye Bridge and take in the beautiful landscapes of this wonderful corner of Scotland.

    As we leave the island behind, we'll call in to admire the view of stunning Eilean Donan Castle before making our way back to Strathpeffer.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

    Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

    Included Highlights

    • Isle of Skye
    • Eilean Donan Castle Viewpoint
  • Day 4: Fort Augustus, Loch Ness and Inverness

    Enjoy a scenic trip along the banks of mysterious Loch Ness – be sure to have your camera ready in case you spot the infamous Nessie! We visit Fort Augustus, where a series of locks join the Caledonian Canal at the southern tip of the loch.

    We continue to visit the vibrant city of Inverness – the 'capital' of the Highlands – situated at the top of the Great Glen. There's plenty to do in Inverness, whether you want to simply enjoy a riverside walk, relax with Highlander hospitality in one of the cosy pubs, or stroll around the shops and Victorian Market.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Water Gateway in Fort Augustus and Loch Ness

    Water gateway in Fort Augustus and Loch Ness
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    Included Highlights

    • Inverness
    • Fort Augustus and Loch Ness
  • Day 5: Day at leisure

    Relax in Strathpeffer with a day at leisure and explore at your own pace. In the village's heyday, Strathpeffer was a renowned health resort, and the Pump Room where visitors drank water from the wells has recently been restored.

    There are many local walks in the area to be enjoyed, or perhaps take a visit to the Highland Museum of Childhood to learn more about growing up in the Highlands, and the local history and traditions of the beautiful region.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6: Ullapool

    Enjoy an excursion to Ullapool, a quaint port on the shores of Loch Broom with white-washed cottages and a pretty harbour. Remote and idyllic, this town is a popular stop on the famous NC500 route and is a main link to the Western Isles. You'll find fishing boats bobbing in the harbour, a warm welcome in the pubs and charming shops to browse.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Ullapool Harbour

    Ullapool Harbour

    Included Highlights

    • Ullapool
  • Day 7:

    We retrace our steps, crossing back into England and to a comfortable hotel for an overnight stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £149.00 (8 days).

Hotels

You will stay for five nights at the Highland Hotel in Strathpeffer, and will have comfortable overnight stays in northern England on the outbound and return journeys.

  • Highland Hotel

    Nestled in a beautiful green glen in the spa town of Strathpeffer, the Highland Hotel offers guests a very warm welcome and an authentic Scottish experience. Find stunning original features throughout the hotel, including beautiful ceilings, ancient beams and traditional wood panelling which add to the relaxed and cosy atmosphere, and outside, guests can enjoy the pretty gardens. The on-site restaurant has the feel of a traditional Scottish hunting lodge and it’s the perfect place to taste local cuisine, or simply unwind with a drink in the evening. There are a number of great walking trails starting in the area and the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer is right on the doorstep.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

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