Small Group Tour *16 Passengers Maximum*
Travel west to Loch Lomond, Glen Cole making our way to
Isle of Skye ...
Our route to Skye takes you through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. We'll stop in a picturesque village, where you can relax over a cup of coffee or explore at your leisure. You’ll get stunning views of the UK’s largest expanse of fresh water, Loch Lomond. Learn the brutal story of the MacDonald Clan massacre and take in the weeping waterfalls that inhabit the incredible Glen Coe. You can also take in views of Ben Nevis, the UK's tallest peak. As our road nears the coast, it passes Eilean Donan Castle*. Here you have the chance to take photographs and explore the castle that featured in the film Highlander. Then it's time to cross the bridge to Skye.
Discover the amazing landscape of the Isle of Skye ...
Enjoy a full day exploring the Isle of Skye. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will ensure you get the most out of your day and enjoy sights such as the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the outstanding beautiful Trotternish Peninsula, The Kilt
and Mealt Waterfall, The Old Man of Storr and the Iron Age Dun Beag Broch. Portree is your lunchtime stop, where you can enjoy delicious fish and chips
harbour – just watch out for the seagulls! Before heading back to your accommodation for a second restful evening you will be able to try an
A morning of Nessie spotting and arrival to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness...
You'll visit the most famous Loch in the entire world… Loch Ness. You can tour Urquhart Castle then hop on a Jacobite Cruise to Nessie spot on the Loch itself. You'll then say goodbye to your driver-guide and group and have an afternoon to explore Inverness, the capital of the Highlands!
*Please note on this day you will leave your Skye driver-guide and meet your new driver-guide on Day 4*
Over the sea to the Orkney Isles…
You’ll head north via the spectacular coastal scenery of the Moray and Cromarty Firths. Then you board the ferry for a memorable trip to the mysterious and magical Orkney Isles. Once you arrive you can take in the stunning scenery and start exploring. You’ll visit the beautiful Italian Chapel*, which was built by Italian prisoners of war. You’ll also see the famous Churchill Barriers – causeways that were constructed to protect the British naval fleet from submarines.
Exploring the ancient history of the Isles…
From your base in Kirkwall, which boasts many craft and gift shops to enjoy, you’ll spend the whole of day three exploring the islands. This is a land full of ancient history and you’ll be able to take in prehistoric marvels such as the Maeshowe* chambered cairn, the world-famous Neolithic village of Skara Brae* and the brooding stone circles of Stenness and the Ring O’Brodgar. The day will finish with a visit to beautiful St Magnus Cathedral.
A visit to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness...
You will have a leisurely morning in Kirkwall, which boasts many craft and gift shops to enjoy. In the late morning, we join the ferry ride back to the mainland. Your expert guide will ensure you get the best out of your journey to Inverness,
dramatic coastline. We will be able to visit Dunrobin Castle before reaching your overnight stop, the capital of the Highlands, Inverness.
Home via Culloden and the Cairngorms...
As you head home, you’ll be able to visit the battlefield of Culloden*, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. You’ll also pass the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.
Please note, optional extras*:
- Jacobite Loch Ness Cruise & Urquhart Castle: £20 per person
- Culloden Visitors Centre: £7.00 per person
- Eilean Donan Castle: £6.50 per person
- Dunrobin Castle: Adult:£11.50 / Concession:£9.50 / Child:£7.00
- Italian Chapel: £3.00 per person
- Skara Brae: Adult:£7.10 / Concession:£5.70 / Child:£4.30
- Maeshowe: Adult:£6.50 / Concession:£5.00
£ Exclusive discount with Highland Experience
* If you are continuing to Glasgow, your guide will take you to Edinburgh Waverley railway station for the 50-minute journey by ScotRail trains, courtesy of Highland Experience
** Please see our terms and conditions for details on the Tour Only option
*** Please note, optional extras are subject to seasonal availability