Isle of Skye & Highlands

As every Monday and Thursday we go north to discover the culture, history and nature of this country. After a long history in Scotland and years of experience, we want to give you an unforgettable memory.

 Travel comfortably in small groups, stay in incredible hotels and enjoy the beauty of the Highlands in what is undoubtedly an unforgettable trip.

per adult from

$756

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Duration

3 days

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Breakfast
    What's excluded :
    • Meals
    • Tickets
    • Entry/Admission - Blair Athol Distillery
    • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
    • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle

  • Day 1: Edinburgh - Pitlochry - Inverness - Loch Ness - Plockton

    Stop At: South Queensferry, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Our first stop will take place only 5kms from the city of Edinburgh where three engineering masterpieces await us. The bridges of the Forth are a place worth visiting. We can see an icon of Scotland and World Heritage by UNESCO - the Forth Bridge.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Dunkeld, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
    Just an hour's journey we stop at the Hermit Forest to have the first contact with the nature of the Highlands. This beautiful forest will allow us to walk and breathe fresh air on a path that runs along the Braan River and that will lead us to discover a beautiful waterfall. Attentive, the salmon jump!
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Blair Athol Distillery, Perth Road, Pitlochry PH16 5LY Scotland
    This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful distilleries in Scotland. Since 1798, the Blair Athol Distillery has distilled a Single Malt with an unparalleled wealth and character.

    We will take the opportunity to begin to know the culture that surrounds the Highlands, and what better way to do it than knowing the elaboration of the famous Scotch whiskey.

    During the visit we will enter the distillery where the guide will explain in Spanish the meaning that Whiskey has in the culture of this country, we will know the origins of the distilleries, we will learn about its preparation. Of course, they will have the opportunity to taste a variety of exquisite whiskeys if they wish.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pitlochry, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
    In a few minutes, we reach the charming little town of Pitlochry. A perfect example of Victorian architecture. In Pitlochry we will have time to regain strength, make a technical stop and walk through its streets if you prefer.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Inverness, Inverness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
    After another hour and 30 minutes of traveling north, we reach the capital of the Highlands - the most renowned Inverness. Game of Thrones was inspired by this city to locate Winterfell on the map of Westeros, and Outlander traverses in its first scenes in Scotland the Inverness of 300 years ago.

    In Inverness we have free time to explore the city and find a place to eat. Visit the hill of the old castle and see the panoramic view from there offered by the city lying along the Ness River. The center of Inverness offers various establishments that serve food for all tastes and budgets.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Loch Ness, Scotland
    Who has never heard of Loch Ness and his monster? Let us give you the opportunity to find it. Just 25 minutes from the center of Inverness, we made the first afternoon visit in what is probably one of the most emblematic places of the tour - Loch Ness.

    Along its 37km, we will make three stops on its banks and stop to visit one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland and the most beautiful point of this lake - Urquhart Castle. We review certain anecdotes of the lake and talk about Nessie, the pet that inhabits these waters. Don't miss out!
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Plockton, Plockton, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
    Plockton is known for its beauty and charm during the high season. It is a small fishing town of only 350 inhabitants that sits on the shores of the Carron marine lake. Already in the direction of the west coast and approaching the Isle of Skye, we make a couple of secret stops to enjoy the magical places that the route offers.

    The arrival in Plockton is scheduled in the middle of the afternoon around 7:00, where we will stay in a hotel both nights of the trip. Breakfast and other amenities such as WiFi, television and private ensuite bathroom are fully included.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: The Haven Hotel, Plockton

    Day 2: Isle of Skye

    Pass By: Portree, Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
    After a restful night and an energetic breakfast, we make our first stop in Portree. Here we have free time to walk and get to know its picturesque bay. Just from above and in front of the supermarket, you get some beautiful photos of that bay. Take a walk and photograph your own postcard.

    Portree is a town where its population is multiplied by 30 during the summer months due to the presence of tourism. Take the opportunity to make a purchase if you need it, go to the supermarket, visit the tourist office or eat a snack for lunch.

    Stop At: The Old Man of Storr, Scotland
    Without a doubt, together with Quiraing, this is the most famous and visited path within the Isle of Skye and the reason for our first stop, a two-hour trekking in which we can enjoy incredible panoramic views and dreamlike photographs. This is an experience of those who remain in our retinas forever.

    Although the degree of difficulty of trekking is classified as average, it is advisable to wear suitable footwear for walking. It is also advisable to wear a raincoat or waterproof clothing. Although in English, in this link you can find the technical characteristics of this trekking.

    * The main objective of the tour is always trekking as the first option. However, on several occasions we vary the planning of the day due to climatic issues that may jeopardize the physical integrity or safety of our customers.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kilt Rock, Scotland
    Another almost obligatory stop on this route that reveals the most beautiful places on the Isle of Skye is Kilt Rock. A few meters from the parking lot, we can see how the water jumps from more than 30 meters high directly over the sea through its basaltic rock cliffs in the shape of pillars.

    The Vikings gave the name of Staffin to this land inspired by the great pillars that were imposed on them as they approached the coast.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Quiraing Viewfield Road, Portree IV51 9ES Scotland
    Without a doubt, along with Old Man of Storr, this is the other most famous and visited trail on the Isle of Skye. Here we can enjoy spectacular landscapes and photographs worthy of the best travel magazines.

    Although the degree of difficulty of trekking is classified as easy, it is advisable to wear suitable footwear for walking. It is also advisable to wear a raincoat or waterproof clothing. Although in English, in this link you can find the technical characteristics of this trekking.

    * The main objective of the tour is to always do the Old Man of Storr trekking as the first option; However, on several occasions we vary the planning of the day due to climatic issues that may jeopardize the physical integrity or safety of our customers. Our second attempt and always depending on the weather conditions is to perform the Quiraing trek.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Uig, Uig, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
    Uig Hotel Restaurant: in the middle of the day, we make a technical stop to regain strength. But we don't do it anywhere. Take a seat, relax and enjoy this great place with amazing views while enjoying the local cuisine of the island.

    There are several options on the menu for all types of palates and budgets.

    Stop At: Neist Point, Glendale Scotland
    With our desire to show the best and most beautiful places of Skye to our clients, we move to the westernmost point of the island to know a magical place - The Neist Point Lighthouse. Enjoy the road until we reach the beginning of the road. As we move forward, enjoy how new landscapes are discovered on both sides of the route, how the vegetation changes in its path and how well decorated the valleys are with the island's architectural style of their own Skye houses.

    Once we arrive at our destination, an easy 20-minute path awaits us that leads us along the cliffs to the Neist lighthouse, active since 1909. But the most sought-after photos and cover of numerous magazines and postcards are only five parking minutes Let us show you the best of the place. Walk with our guides and don't miss any detail. We are certain that this day is unforgettable for our customers.

    Find out the detail of the Neist Point Lighthouse trekking
    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: The Haven Hotel, Plockton

    Day 3: Eilean Donan Castle - Glen Coe - Killin - Stirling - Los Kelpies

    Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX Scotland
    Surely someone has seen this castle before, perhaps in a postcard, in the travel guide, an advertisement or in numerous films such as The Immortals, The Trap and James Bond. Just 15 minutes from Plockton we stop to visit the most photographed castle in Scotland. We look for different perspectives to get the best photo, we talk a little about its history and take time to visit it.
    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Stop At: Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness Region, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
    After crossing one of Scotland's prettiest valleys and returning to the shores of Loch Ness, we make a southbound turn and stop at Fort Augustus, just on the southern edge of the lake. There we make a stop to visit one of the most amazing Scottish engineering works, carried out by Scottish engineer Thomas Telford in 1822 - the Caledonian Canal sluice system, a fundamental part of the Great Glen.

    On a large number of occasions, our clients have the luck and the opportunity to see it work live and live, and we love to see them speechless when contemplating such an attraction. If there is no activity at the time of the stop, the guide explains in detail the operation of this work 200 years ago.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Glen Coe, Scotland
    The history that surrounds this place makes the Glen Coe Valley a mandatory stop. Its majestic and deep valley whispers in the wind a gray and mysterious past with stories worth telling.

    Enjoy your story with the explanation of our guide. Meet the McDonalds rebel clan, immortalize the moment with your camera and be part of this unique scenario. Do not separate much from the parking lot, watch your back and be careful with who you ally! You are in Glen Coe!
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Killin, Killin, Loch Tay, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
    Almost halfway between Skye and Edinburgh, we stopped to eat in. But we don't settle for stopping at any restaurant. We want you to enjoy your meal to the fullest, and that is why we have chosen this site. This is the place of a beautiful setting where the Dochart River makes a jump in the form of rapids to slide under a very narrow stone bridge built in 1760. We eat by the waterfall in the Falls of Dochart restaurant.

    Falls of Dochart Restaurant: as always, we consider finding quality restaurants that offer local food and budgets for all budgets. Take a seat, relax and enjoy this great place.
    Check out the restaurant in this link.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Stirling, Stirling, Scotland
    If there is a place in the world where the story about the battles for independence between English and Scots is best told, that is undoubtedly Stirling.

    We take you to the hill where the impressive monument to the national hero William Wallace stands. From there, we can see the imposing Stirling Castle with the city lying at its feet. We also tell you how the battle won by Wallace was carried out in 1297, known as The Battle of the Stirling Bridge.

    We tell you the strategy of war and the Scottish picaresque, we talk about the current city and especially we enjoy this stop uninterruptedly since we are in a historical place full of meaning and also known as the Gate to the Highlands. Ask our guide and don't miss any detail!
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Kelpies & The Helix, 4 Stadium Way The Helix, Falkirk FK2 9EE Scotland
    Built just four years ago, this is our last stop before concluding this wonderful journey through the Highlands. These colossal monuments shaped like metal horses have quickly become one of the most visited tourist attractions in Scotland in recent years. Of course, we weren't going to leave you without knowing her and explaining her meaning.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    2 Regent Rd, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, UK
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children under 5 years old can't travel.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Tierras Altas Escocia

Activity ID: V-159586P4

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