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Magical Skye and the Scottish Highlands

5 days - from only £329pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Magical Skye and the Scottish Highlands

Join us on our Scottish adventure into the stunning landscapes of the Highlands. 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 and visit Fort Augustus on the banks of mysterious Loch Ness.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to Strathpeffer for a four-night stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Viewpoint

    After an early start, we make our way from east to west today as we travel 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 have a photo stop to admire the view of stunning Eilean Donan Castle before making our way back across country to Strathpeffer.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

    Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
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    Included Highlights

    • Isle of Skye
    • Eilean Donan Castle Viewpoint
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Ullapool

    Relax in the leafy Victorian spa town Strathpeffer, where you can still drink water to treat all manner of ailments to this day. If you want to learn more about the growing up in the Highlands, head to The Highland Museum of Childhood and uncover local history and traditions.

    Alternatively why not join our optional excursion to Ullapool, a picturesque point on the North Coast 500 touring route. This quaint port village on the shores of Loch Broom has white-washed cottages and a pretty harbour. Many of the buildings here date back hundreds of years, and outside the village there are still remnants of iron age settlements. Today you can browse local crafts at the Harbour Gallery or Highland Stoneware, learn about fishing and crofting heritage at the museum, or simply enjoy watching boats come in and out of the harbour.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Ullapool Harbour

    Ullapool Harbour

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023
    • Ullapool
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • 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 reach Fort Augustus at the southern tip of the loch. Here you can sit and watch boats navigate the locks that connect it to the Caledonian Canal, or visit the Clansmen Centre where guides demonstrate traditional weaponry.

    We continue to visit Inverness, the 'capital' of the Highlands – a charming city situated at the top of the Great Glen. Why not stroll along the riverbanks, browse the Victorian Market, or soak up the Highlander hospitality in one of the cosy pubs.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Inverness

    Inverness
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    Included Highlights

    • Inverness
    • Fort Augustus
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £79.00 (5 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Highland Hotel in Strathpeffer.

  • 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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