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Isle of Skye 3-Day Small Group Tour from Glasgow

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Take 3 days in a small group to explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Highlands and the romantic island of Skye. Highlights also include Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the 5 Sisters of Kintail.
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Duration: 3 days
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Isle of Skye
  • Admire the dramatic mountains of Glencoe
  • See Eilean Donan Castle
  • Enjoy cliff top views from the Kilt Rock and Neist Point
  • Travel through Quiraing mountain pass
  • Explore The pretty harbor town of Portree
  • Discover The Five Sisters of Kintail
  • Stop at Loch Ness and Fort Augustus
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Spend 3 days exploring some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Highlands and the romantic island of Skye. Highlights also include Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the 5 Sisters of Kintail.

Itinerary

Day 1:
Depart Glasgow at 9.00 AM and travel north towards the Highlands along the “bonnie, bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. This is Scotland's largest loch and it takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond on the eastern shore.

Crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland, you travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically - the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. From Loch Lomond the tour travels north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a great massacre in 1692 that left many of the Clan Macdonald slaughtered. The tour stops at this imposing mountain pass so you can enjoy the spectacular views. From here you travel past Fort William and up to the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with great views over Ben Nevis.

On the "Road to the Isles" you will pass through the splendor of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. Stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle. Featured in the film "Highlander," the castle is set at the junction of 3 lochs and once provided protection against Viking raiders. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, the tour heads north to Portree. You are dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening where you are free to go out and explore the town.

Day 2:
This is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and the wants of the group. Your driver/ guide's knowledge will come to the fore in arranging the best day for everyone. For example: Travel north to explore the Trotternish peninsula with its stunning Quiraing mountain pass and some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery. See Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below.

Take a short break for lunch before continuing to enjoy this most dramatic of islands. Heading in a westerly direction you will find Dunvegan castle, the ancestral home of Clan Macleod. You could also enjoy spectacular views at Neist Point, the westernmost point on Skye. You return you to your accommodation in Portree in the early evening and enjoy a free night in Portree.

Day 3:
You will be collected from your accommodation and will travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Head to Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting "Nessie." Continue south through the Grampian Mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as "Monarch of the Glen Country" before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky Distillery. The tour then proceeds past Blair Castle stopping for refreshments before heading back to Glasgow.

Arrive back in Glascow at approximately 7:30 PM.
Includes
  • Tour transport in a 16-seat minibus
  • 2-night accommodation in a bed and breakfast
  • Driver/guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Attraction entrance fees

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW (between 23 to 32).

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Important information
Know before you go
• Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience. Maximum number of participants is 16
• It is recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour
• Accommodation: a selection of small, locally owned, guesthouses and B&Bs in the village of Portree. All rooms are en-suite. The guesthouses may be up to 20 minutes walk from the village center - some are located up a fairly steep hill. For individual travelers please select the single accommodation option. For 2 or more people travelling together please choose the twin room shared option
• Minimum age to participate is 5 years
• You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items

From US$ 358.22 per person

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Product ID: 12626