Our 4 day Highlands and Isle of Skye tour is perfect for those wishing to escape city life and experience raw nature. We visit more remote parts of the country on this tour and the spectacular, Isle of Skye. The volcanic landscape which constantly changes as you travel around the island has drawn travellers from all around the World, as well as major movie productions.
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- Our first stop is the mighty Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument. This commanding position at the foot of the Highland boundary has been fought over for thousands of years as a strategic point to control the entire country.
- We continue north/west into the mountain wilderness to visit Etive Mor, an extinct super volcano known locally as “the Shepard of Glencoe”. Here we turn off the beaten path into Glen Etive for spectacular scenery and hopefully spot Red Deer in their native habitat.
- Next stop is Scotland’s most desired spot, Glencoe. Towering mountains on all sides and a bloody history make this an unforgettable experience to all who visit.
- Our final port of call is the town of Fort William at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. (Fort William will be our overnight stop)
- We start the day with a visit to Thomas Telford’s engineering masterpiece, Neptune’s staircase. Constructed 200 years ago it’s part of the Caledonian Canal system. This series of 8 locks lifts boats some 70ft from the sea level to Loch Lochy above.
- We then head west to Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel for one of Scotland’s finest views. Here we will see the Glenfinnan viaduct which featured in Harry Potter and the Jacobite memorial.
- We continue along the spectacular road to the Isles and catch a ferry for the short journey from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye.
- In Skye we visit Armadale castle. Dating from the 1650’s this became the seat of Clan Donald. The powerful MacDonald’s of Armadale were the Lords of the Isles.
- We continue north across the wild terrain of Skye to your hotel of choice. (The Isle of
Skye will be our overnight stop)
- May to October the Jacobite steam train (featured in Harry Potter) is running which gives you the option to travel to Mallaig by steam train then continue with us on the ferry. Pre-booking tickets is essential to take the train.
- We start with driving a loop round the geological wonder of the Trotternish peninsular. We visit The Old Man of Storr (featured in the movie Prometheus) then continue to the 200ft Kilt rock waterfall.
- We then visit the strange landscape of the Quiraing. This volcanic wonder is one
of the most beautiful sites on the island.
- Next we visit another bizarre feature known as the Fairy glen. It can only be described as a
miniature mountain landscape suitable for elves and goblins.
- We continue west across the island to the only remaining inhabited castle on Skye. Home to Clan Macleod for the last 800 years, Dunvegan Castle and gardens is a great place to immerse yourself in history with the longest continuous habitation of any castle in Scotland. (Overnight stay on the Isle of Skye)
- We make our way off the island via the Skye Bridge back to the mainland where we visit Scotland’s most photographed castle, Eilean Donan. It features in many movies including James Bond, Highlander and Maid of Honour.
- We continue east through the rugged mountain landscape to the mighty Loch Ness. Here we stop to give you the opportunity to take photos and hopefully catch a glimpse of the illusive Loch Ness monster “Nessie” before we stop at Fort Augustus for lunch.
- We finally make our way back south through the Cairngorm mountain range to Edinburgh where we sadly say farewell.