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Eilean Donan Castle

Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness 3 Day Tour tour Map
Waterfall at Kilt Rock, Isle of SkyeBoat Trip Elgol to Loch Coruisk, Isle of SkyeOld Man of Storr, Isle of SkyeFishing Village Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness
3 Day Tour

A stunning 3 day tour to the the Isle of Skye. Recently voted 4th best island in the world by National Geographic Magazine.

Enjoy the natural beauty of this island which is rich in history with a vast array of wildlife and spectacular scenery, it is little wonder the Isle of Skye is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland.

Day 1
Departing Glasgow we make our way to the picturesque highland village of Luss which sits on the shores of Loch Lomond.

Our next stop will be at spectacular Glencoe, setting to one of the most shameful episodes in Scottish history, the "Glencoe Massacre”. We will make a stop here to admire the stunning but haunting beauty of the Glen.

Aonach Mor is a mountain in the Highlands about 2 miles north east of Ben Nevis where you have the option to take a gondola ride to the Snowgoose Restaurant at the top of the mountain which is situated amongst the worlds most beautiful landscapes.

Our route takes us through Glens Garry, Clunie and Shiel where we get off the beaten track to enjoy stunning views of the Five Sisters of Kintail before our arrival at Eilean Donan Castle. This Castle was used as a backdrop in the movie Highlander and sits on an island at a point where three great sea lochs meet and is surrounded by some majestic scenery.

From here it is a short journey to Kyleakin where we will drop you off early evening at your accommodation, leaving you free to explore this little coastal village on the Isle of Skye.

Day 2
After breakfast we embark on full day tour of this wonderful island. There is the option of a 1.5 hour boat trip from Elgol to Loch Coruisk. Set in the heart of the heart of the Cuillin Mountains, Coruisk has fascinated visitors for generations and deservedly enjoys a magical and mysterious reputation. During the journey we will visit a large seal colony. You will see a rich variety of sea birds, possibly golden eagles or sea eagles. Sighting's of dolphins, porpoises, whales and basking sharks are also possible, sometimes in great numbers.

We head north towards the Trotternish peninsula, famous for its spectacular geological scenery. On route we will visit the Faerie Glen, a delightful miniature landscape of grassy cone shaped hills. It is said if you count these cone shaped hills you will find there are 365 but if you count them on a leap year it is said there are 366 to be found. Continuing on we will stop off at the Skye Museum of Highland life where we will see old thatched cottages that were very much part of the highland scene around 100 years ago.

We make our way to the Quiraing with its fascinating rock formations, stopping at the viewpoint for Kilt Rock before turning south, taking in the Old Man of Storr on route to Portree the largest town on the Isle of Skye. We will have a break here so you can wander around this lovely little town before we return to Kyleakin where you can enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 3
Departing the Isle of Skye we cross back on to the mainland where we will make a short stop at Beauly Priory (founded 1230) before we reach Loch Ness. Here you have the option of a one hour monster spotting cruise on Loch Ness to see if we can find the elusive Loch Ness monster.

From Loch Ness we travel through the Highland capital of Inverness to Culloden Moor scene of the final battle between the Jacobites and Government forces in 1746. Although a very short battle it was an exceptionally bloody one.

About a mile from Culloden lies the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Balnuaran of Clava, site of a well preserved group of prehistoric burial cairns that were built about 4,000 years ago, we will make a stop here at this wonderful setting.

Our route takes us down through the Cairngorm's National Park and Grampian mountains, passing Blair Castle the ancient seat of the Dukes of Atholl and home to Europe's last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders.

After a stop for refreshments in the Victorian town of Pitlochry we will make our way to Edinburgh via the iconic Forth Rail Bridge (opened in 1890) before our return to Glasgow, where our tour ends.

(Please note if there are no passengers being dropped off in Edinburgh we will travel directly from Pitlochry to Glasgow omitting the Forth Rail Bridge and Edinburgh)

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