Day 3: Oban - Appin - Skye - Great Glen - Plockton
You ramble north along the west coast around Appin, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker and the gorgeous Glencoe. You then venture through Fort William and under the shadow of Ben Nevis, which at 1,344 metres is the highest mountain in the British Isles. We continue through the Great Glen, a natural fault in the earth’s crust that runs through Scotland. From here, you travel north to the picturesque fishing village of Plockton. You’re dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening.
Day 4: Excursion through Skye
Today is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather; and your driver/guide will use their local knowledge to decide on the best day out for the group. You may go to the 13th century home of the Clan Macleod, Dunvegan Castle, travel through the emerald green valley of Glendale, or head to the dramatic sea-cliffs and lonely lighthouse at Neist Point. We return you to your accommodation in Plockton in the late afternoon for a free evening to explore the village.
Day 5 (Friday): Plockton - Five Sisters of Kintail - Lock Ness - Dalwhinnie - Perthshire - Edinburgh
You’re collected from your accommodation for the short drive to the famous stronghold of Eilean Donan Castle. Then, you travel east taking in the stunning views over Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail. You continue on to Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting "Nessie’. Your tour moves through the Grampian Mountains and along Loch Laggan, before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky distillery. In Perthshire, you stop for refreshments before heading back to Edinburgh past Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge.
* Please note this tour may stop in Portree for 2 nights instead of Plockton.
Small Group Package Includes:
- 4 nights accommodation
- Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour
- Services of a professional driver/guide
- All ferry fares except the optional trip to Staffa
- Lunch, Dinner and refreshments
- Entrances to all Visitor Attractions
- Loch Lomond National Park
- Iona and Staffa
- Eilean Donan Castle
- Fingal's Cave
- Isle of Skye
Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (ra)