Isle of Skye | Scotland | United Kingdom
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Scottish Highlands From Edinburgh - 5 days map

Discover the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this 5-day package trip from Edinburgh. Hunt for 'Nessie' at Loch Ness and stay in the pretty fishing village of Ullapool. Enjoy a trip into the northern Highlands, see the unusual palm trees in 'tropical' Plockton and spend a full day exploring the historic sites and hiking routes of Skye. Visit Fort William and learn about the tragic massacre at Glencoe before returning to Edinburgh.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Loch Ness - Hunt for 'Nessie', the mythical beast believed to dwell in the dark waters of Scotland's most famous loch
Plockton - Spend some free time exploring this 'tropical' village, famous for its loch-side palm trees
Eilean Donan Castle - Admire this historic 13th Century castle, located on an island where three lochs meet
Ullapool - Stay in this pretty whitewashed fishing village, on the shore of Loch Broom
Isle of Skye - Take in the highlights of this beautiful island, with plenty of hiking and sightseeing to enjoy
Glencoe - Soak up the stunning mountain views and learn about the tragic and famous massacre that took place here in 1692

Included

4 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide
All necessary ferry journeys between Scottish Islands and the mainland
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details
4 nights simple guesthouse
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Loch Ness, Cairngorms & Ullapool

Edinburgh - Dunkeld - Cairngorms National Park - Loch Ness - Ullapool. Setting off from Edinburgh this morning, our first stop is in the charming highland village of Dunkeld. We then pass through the ancient pine forests of the Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness. Scotland's most famous loch is allegedly home to a fearsome monster. Keep your eyes peeled as we have some free time to look for Nessie!

We then complete our drive to Ullapool, a pretty whitewashed fishing village on the edge of Loch Broom.

Please note: Check-in closes at 08:45 on day 1 (tour departs at 09:00) - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.

Accommodation: Foinaven, Ullaviews, The Sheiling Guest House or similar
Overnight: Ullapool

Day 2

Exploring the Northwest Highlands

On today's day trip from Ullapool, we take in some of the north-west Scottish Highlands. Admire views of the mountains of Assynt and visit the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle, which was once home to a powerful clan, the MacLeods of Assynt. We also see the picturesque white beach at Achmelvich Bay and the traditional fishing settlement of Lochinver, before returning to Ullapool for the evening.

Accommodation: Foinaven, Ullaviews, The Sheiling Guest House or similar
Overnight: Ullapool  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Plockton & Isle of Skye

Ullapool - Applecross - Plockton - Skye. Leaving Ullapool behind, our first stop today is the Corrieshalloch Gorge, where we can see the River Droma plunge 60 metres over a precipice. We then drive past the mountains of the Beinn Eighe nature reserve and skirt around Loch Torridon. We stop for lunch in Applecross before taking one of Scotland's most scenic drives, Bealach na B, a twisting single track road.

We also make a stop in 'tropical' Plockton, where the palm trees rising on the edge of Loch Carron look slightly out of place. After a short visit, we make our way to the coast and board the ferry to the Isle of Skye. We're staying in the harbour town of Portree.

Accommodation: Caledonian, Duirinish, Dunborrodale or similar
Overnight: Skye  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Exploring the Isle of Skye

Today we will be exploring the remote Isle of Skye, but there is no fixed itinerary for the day. The weather can be unpredictable, so your guide will choose the best highlights to show you in accordance with the conditions and any events that may be happening on the island during your visit. We are likely to be hiking, in order to enjoy the dramatic scenery of the island. Options include The Quiraing hill walk and the Old Man of Storr Walk, probably the most famous trail on the island. We can also see the Neist Point Lighthouse. Spend the day taking photos, sampling the view and enjoying everything this pristine environment has to offer. In the late afternoon, we return to our accommodation.

Accommodation: Caledonian, Duirinish, Dunborrodale or similar
Overnight: Skye  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Eilean Donan Castle & Glencoe

Skye - Eilean Donan Castle - Fort William - Glencoe - Edinburgh. Leaving Skye, we travel by land to Eilean Donan Castle, a 13th century fortress, located on an island. We then journey south through Glen Garry and past Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. There's a stop for lunch in Fort William and we visit Glencoe in the afternoon. This picturesque area hides a turbulent history, as it was the location of the 1692 Glencoe Massacre. Around 30 members of Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were slaughtered here for failing to pledge allegiance to King William III and Mary II. After our visit of Glencoe, we return to Edinburgh, where our tour ends.

Please note: This tour ends at 19:00 - Edinburgh Bus Station Drop Off, Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Bed & Breakfast, Skye

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Guesthouse

On this tour, you will stay in bed and breakfast properties (B&Bs). These are usually smaller residential properties, with just a handful of guest rooms. You’ll have a bedroom, bathroom and often, access to a communal dining room for breakfast. Rooms will always be clean and comfortable, with a private bathroom. Bathrooms are usually en-suite, but on rare occasions, access may be via a communal hallway. This means that the bathroom will still be private and only for your personal use, but it is not en-suite (located in the room). You will need to leave the room to use the bathroom.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Edinburgh
Ends
Edinburgh
Departs
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouses
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4
Countries
Minimum Age
5 years, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No

Keith was a wonderfull driver and a knowledgeable guide, especially regarding geology and history. He adapted our itinerary to fit time and weather. Would have liked to stay longer at Talisker distillery, but other tour members weren’t so keen on remaining. So it goes with any tour.

I would certainly recommend Rabbies and Keith and be tempted to take another tour should I return to Scotland.

Stuart Green
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