Experience the wilderness of the Highlands of Scotland and Isle of Skye on a 3-day tour of the nation’s most beautiful landscape. Look for Nessie at Loch Ness, see sites made famous by Holywood movies, learn about the battles of the Clans and more.
What to Expect
Escape the bustle of daily life and get back to nature on a 3-day tour of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye, with bed and breakfast accommodations on Skye and the banks of Loch Ness, where you can look for the legendary monster.
Hear of clan massacres, visit monuments associated with Scotland’s struggle against the English, and see location sites of the blockbuster movie “Highlander.”
Departing Glasgow take a spectacular route north towards Stirling Castle, crossing the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor, and on through Glen Coe. Stop at Eilean Donan Castle, where “Highlander” was filmed.
Then, cross the bridge to the mystical Isle of Skye, where Vikings, Macdonalds, and MacLeods battled for centuries. Overnight in the village of Kyleakin, with lovely views of the Inner Hebrides.
Enjoy a full-day on Skye, taking things nice and easy. Explore the craggy Cuillin Mountains, dramatic hills of Quiraing, and beautiful Trotternish Peninsula. Look for seals, peeking out of the waves as you walk along the coast, or spot stags silhouetted on hillsides. In the evening, say goodbye to the Isle and head south to Loch Ness, overnighting in the loch-side village of Drumnadrochit.
After a delicious Scottish breakfast, explore Loch Ness, keeping your eyes open for the legendary Nessie. You can take a boat tour over to Urquhart Castle, or visit the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition if you prefer an alternative to a monster hunt.
The route back to Glasgow takes you past the battlefield of Culloden, site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. You will also drive through the Cairngorm Mountains, home of Britain’s highest mountain, and see the picturesque Victorian town of Pitlochry.
- English-speaking guide
- 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation