Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness (3 Day Tour)

Event location: Timberbush Tours. Ongoing event.

Our three day Skye tour from Glasgow enjoys the natural beauty and delights of one of Scotland's favourite islands: The Isle of Skye.

Day 1

Departing Glasgow, our first stop on this Skye tour is at the picturesque conservation village of Luss, on the 'Bonny, Bonny' banks of Loch Lomond.

Travelling north via Tyndrum we pass over the atmospheric Rannoch Moor before enjoying time to walk and admire the dramatic Glencoe, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan.

After lunch in the Fort William area, we pause for photos at Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then stop to admire Glen Garry and the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range.

Our journey ends in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye, where we check into our accommodation.

Day 2

After breakfast we depart Portree for a full day's touring Skye - options include a visit to Talisker distillery* and Dunvegan Castle*, or a trip to Uig and a stop to visit Flora MacDonald's grave and the unique Black Houses, historic dwellings of the Scottish Highlanders.

We continue our journey where we can view Duntulum Castle, take photos of Kilt Rock and perhaps enjoy a walk at the Lealt Falls.

Our 3 day Skye tour from Glasgow ends with the opportunity to admire the Old Man of Storr, before we return to Portree.

Day 3

We commence our descent via the much-admired Eilean Donan Castle*, backdrop for the movie 'Highlander' and 'Made of Honour (interior closed in winter), then move on to the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness.

Our journey south continues over Laggan and the Grampian mountains with our last stop for refreshments, in the pretty Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before returning to Edinburgh, where the Skye tour terminates.

If continuing to Glasgow, your guide will take you to Edinburgh Waverley railway station for the 50 minute journey by train, courtesy of Timberbush.

Two night stay in Portree:

The price of our 3 day Skye tour from Glasgow does not include accommodation but we reserve it for you. Approximate costs are per person per night: Youth Hostel: 17-19, Bed& Breakfast: 32-48,Hotel: 60+. Single supplement may apply. Please be advised, most accommodation providers only accept cash payments, and will not accept debit/credit cards as methods of payment.

PLEASE NOTE: Luggage is restricted to one piece per person. *All featured castles & distilleries open April-October - alternatives offered during October-March which may alter the route. Talisker Distillery closed on Sundays except during June, July and August.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Luss, Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Five Sisters of Kintail, Portree (Skye), Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr, Lealt Falls, Flora McDonald's Grave, Black Houses, Eilean Donan Castle, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Pitlochry.

Duration

3 days.

When Can I Go?

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Excluding dates between 21.12.15 and 04.01.16

Departure time: 10:15

Return Time: 20:30

How Does It Work?

You will receive a confirmation voucher. Please print this voucher and bring it with you to the meeting point. Please arrive at meeting point 15 minutes early.

Where Do I Go?

Please meet at:

266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX

What's Included?

Tour and Transport.

Good To Know

Tour prices are for driver-guide,transport and travel by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow only.

Suitable For Children

Yes. Child rates (5-16) years old. Not suitable for children under 5.