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4 Day Skye and Highlands Tour - From Edinburgh
Telephone Booking Reference BAC WS 4DS

Highlights include Glencoe, Skye, Loch Ness, Braveheart Country, a seafood and seal cruise and a visit to a whisky distillery!
Accommodation includes a night staying on the Isle of Skye in a pub with local musicians, and a night by the infamous Loch Ness - be careful though, you never know where Nessie may be lurking!

Day 1
Leaving Edinburgh at 8.30 a.m. we meander our way into the Highlands. First stop is Stirling and Braveheart Country (William Wallace, King Robert the Bruce and Rob Roy MacGregor) – you’ll hear all the history and legends, with plenty of walks and time off the bus. Then we wind our way up to breathtaking Glencoe (hear about the massacre of Clan MacDonald) to do a fantastic walk. Tonight is spent just west of Fort William in the shaddow of Ben Nevis (our highest mountain) at Farr Cottage in Corpach.

Day 2
This morning we make our way down the Road to the Isles with stops at Glenfinnan (where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the Royal Standard) and the beaches at Morar. We then take the traditional ferry journey over to the Isle of Skye for a full and active afternoon with lots of walks and time to take in the magic. You’ll discover the Cuillin Mountains and the West Coast of Skye which is perfect preparation for a few wee drams in the Edinbane Hotel where we'll be dumping our backpacks to enjoy local live music.

Day 3
Today will be a day of tales and legends as we visit the Old Man of Storr (an incredible Jurassic pillar), take in Kilt Rock, be amazed at absolutely awe-inspiring panoramas in the Quirang and see if we can find any faeries hiding at the Faerie Glen. In the afternoon we make our way onto the mainland and (weather permitting) we'll find Neil, a local fisherman, who will take us out on an amazing boat trip to spot some seals and try some local seafood. Then it's onto the romantic Eilean Donan Castle (where Highlander was filmed) before reaching Loch Ness for some monster hunting – we stay in a cosy hostel tonight, right near the banks of Loch Ness at Lewiston - close enough for a night time wander to the Loch and the ruins of Urqhart Castle, if you are up for it.

Day 4
We begin today with an emotional visit to tragic Culloden battlefield (Bonnie Prince Charlie’s last stand), next on to the mysterious Clava Cairns before heading southwards through the Cairngorm Mountains. We’ll stop for a gentle forest walk to stretch the legs and a visit to a whisky distillery. Then it is a short drive home to Edinburgh, tired and happy honorary Scots!!

We're certain that this will be a really special trip, and one you'll remember for a long time to come. We look forward to seeing you.

Whats Included

Hostel accommodation * Evening meals * Breakfasts * Boat Trip or Alternative

Departures?

April: 17th, 24th
May: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
June: 5th, 19th, 26th
July: 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th
August: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th
September: 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th

Check in 8:15am
Return around 6:30pm

Prices?
£100 GBP per person + £60 Kitty
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Telephone Booking Reference BAC WS 5DS

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