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From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness

From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness

Embark on a 3-day guided trip to the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh. See the Glencoe Valley and the Eilean Donan Castle. Admire the rolling pastures of the Isle of Skye and visit lake Loch Ness. Day 1 From Edinburgh, you will head west where your first stop will be at the picturesque conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny, Bonny’ banks of Loch Lomond. Traveling north via Tyndrum you will pass over the atmospheric Rannoch Moor before enjoying time to walk and admire the dramatic Glencoe valley, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. After lunch in the Fort William area, your tour will 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. Your first day ends in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye. Day 2 After breakfast, your will depart Portree for a full day’s touring - options include Dunvegan Castle, a trip to Uig, and a visit to Flora MacDonald’s grave and the unique Black Houses, ancient dwellings of the Scottish Highlanders. Other options include viewing Duntulum Castle, enjoying breathtaking views of Kilt Rock, or perhaps a bracing walk at the Lealt Falls. The day will end with the opportunity to admire the Old Man of Storr, before returning to Portree. Day 3 You will commence your final day of the tour via the much-admired Eilean Donan Castle, the backdrop for the movie, ‘Highlander’; (interior closed in winter) then move on to the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness. The tour continues south over Laggan and the Grampian mountains with the last stop, for refreshments, in the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before returning to Edinburgh, where the tour will end.

From Glasgow: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness Tour

From Glasgow: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness Tour

Day One: Visit the village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond, within a national park. Admire Rannoch Moor before walking through Glen Coe valley. Pause for photos after lunch by Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. End your first day by relaxing in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye.  Day Two: Enjoy breakfast in Portree, before deciding how you will spend your day. Choose between a tour of Dunvegan Castle, Duntulm Castle or a visit to Uig and the traditional blackhouses. End your day by viewing The Storr, before returning to Portree. Day Three: Experience a tour of Eilean Donan Castle. Visit the pretty loch-side village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness. Continue your journey to the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before driving back to Edinburgh where you will be dropped off outside Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. Passengers that began the tour in Glasgow will be provided with a free train ticket to return to Glasgow.

Lewis, Harris, and Outer Hebrides Tour from Inverness

Lewis, Harris, and Outer Hebrides Tour from Inverness

Day one: Depart early from Inverness and head north-west to Ullapool to catch the ferry. This stunning sea-trip takes you along Loch Broom, past the Summer Isles, and out to Stornoway, which is the capital of the Outer Hebrides. Once you have arrived on Lewis, your first stop is the ancient past. Travel to the North West of the island to visit the blackhouse at Arnol. Dive into this traditional abode and discover how the Highland crofting families lived their day-to-day lives. After this, go through more crofting communities and venture to the northernmost tip of the island, the Butt of Lewis. The lighthouse here boasts epic views of waves crashing against sea cliffs. Head back to Stornoway for your overnight stay.  Day two: Head south to Harris, where the first thing that you notice are the mountains. As you weave through the towering marvels, your guide will tell you about the traditions and tales from this part of Scotland. After you have had your fill of unspoilt beaches and landscapes, make stop in one of the very few towns, the small port of Leverburgh, for lunch. Now it is time for one of the great Hebridean highlights, Luskentyre beach. On a good day, the sea turns turquoise and the sands look pristine white. After enjoying all these natural wonders, it is time to head back to Stornoway and perhaps try the famous black pudding for dinner.  Day three: Today, you’re delving back to the ancient past and come face to face with the Callanish standing stones. These 5,000-year-old megaliths are said to be petrified giants who wouldn’t convert to Christianity. You may not believe this myth, but that doesn’t mean this site isn’t magnificent. You leave the echoes of the past and explore the far west of Lewis; this part boasts some areas of outstanding natural beauty. Your driver-guide ensures you take a unique route that suits the weather and your group's interests. After an eventful morning, you travel to Stornoway and get a ferry to the mainland. Cast your last glance at the island, and ponder over its rich Gaelic heritage as you make your way across the Minch. Once on the mainland, you continue to Inverness, where you arrive in the evening.

From Edinburgh: Outer Hebrides & Isle of Skye 6-Day Tour

From Edinburgh: Outer Hebrides & Isle of Skye 6-Day Tour

Day 1 Travel north into the Scottish highlands, stopping at the historic village of Dunkeld for a short walk through the forest to some waterfalls. Continue north through the Grampian Mountains to the Spey Valley, where you’ll have lunch. In the afternoon you’ll see world-famous Loch Ness and stop in Inverness. Visit the impressive waterfalls at Corrieshalloch Gorge before arriving in the fishing port of Ullapool for your overnight stay. Day 2 Catch the morning ferry for a 2-hour sail along Loch Broom, past the Summer Isles and then out across the Minch to Stornoway, the main town on Lewis and the capital of the Outer Hebrides. Keep an eye out for dolphins, whales, and seabirds during the crossing. Arriving on Lewis and Harris, you head to the North West coast, guided by your driver through traditional crofting towns and seaside ports. You spend the evening in Stornoway; a bustling port town and the home of Scotland’s most delicious black puddings. Day 3 Today, delve into the history and landscapes of this wild island. Begin at Arnol Blackhouse*, offering a glimpse into traditional farming life. Next, explore the ancient stone fort of Dun Carloway, steeped in history dating back to before 100 AD. Travel through crofting villages to the renowned Calanais Stone Circle*, a prehistoric mystery still puzzling archaeologists. Spend your afternoon exploring the beautiful beaches and mountains of western Lewis before returning to Stornoway in the late afternoon. Day 4 Harris boasts the highest mountains in the Outer Hebrides and one of the most beautiful white-sandy beaches in Britain, Luskentyre. The area is also famous for Harris Tweed and myths that are as strange as they are poignant. After a morning of exploring the dramatic landscapes, you stop for lunch. Depending on the weather, we may even go for a picnic on the beach – so don’t forget to pack your sunglasses. Next, embark on a ferry to Portree, the largest town in Skye, where you'll stay for the next two nights. Day 5 Every horizon in Skye conceals something astoundingly beautiful. So today, your driver-guide makes the most out of your time on this marvel-studded landscape. You may travel to the Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk, venture to Kilt Rock and see a gigantic waterfall, or take a boat trip to the lesser-known Loch Coruisk. After you’ve enjoyed the sights of Skye, you have your final evening in Portree. There are plenty of fabulous seafood restaurants to celebrate a fine day of exploring. Day 6 As your trip concludes today, there's still plenty to see on the way back to Edinburgh. Cross the Skye Bridge for a glimpse of Eilean Donan Castle, a quintessentially Scottish sight. Travel under Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain, often shrouded in clouds. Pass through the emotional valley of Glencoe, site of a tragic massacre in Scottish history. Finally, as the landscape flattens, enter the Lowlands en route to Edinburgh, arriving in the early evening.

App self-guided: Tour Skye Island in Scotland

App self-guided: Tour Skye Island in Scotland

The Isle of Skye, located off the west coast of Scotland, is one of the most impressive jewels of the British Isles. Known for its dramatic landscapes and rich cultural history, Skye offers visitors an unforgettable experience marked by majestic mountain peaks, rugged coastlines and hidden valleys. Main attractions: Old Man of Storr: This rocky pinnacle is one of the most recognizable images of Skye, an ideal location for walking enthusiasts seeking spectacular views over the island. Cuillin Hills: This mountain range is a climber's dream, with routes ranging from moderate hikes to technical ascents requiring rope. Fairy Pools: A set of crystalline waterfalls and vibrant blue natural pools, located in a magical environment that is perfect for swimming on hot days. Dunvegan Castle: Home to Clan MacLeod for over 800 years, this castle is one of the oldest continuously inhabited castles in Scotland. Talisker Distillery: Whiskey lovers can enjoy a visit to this distillery, famous for its single malt Scotch that captures the wild spirit of the island. Curiosities: Unique wildlife: Skye is a great place to spot wildlife, including golden eagles, red deer and, if you're lucky, whales and dolphins from the coast. Film landscapes: Skye has served as a location for numerous films and television series, including "Prometheus" and "Game of Thrones", thanks to its epic and atmospheric landscape. Did you know...? Geological erosion: Skye's distinctive landscape is the result of millions of years of volcanic activity and glacial erosion, which has created unique rock formations and dramatic topographic changes. Local legends: The island is full of myths and legends, many of which involve fairies. The "Fairy Glen" near Uig is a particularly haunted place according to local stories. A tour of the Isle of Skye is not only an exploration of stunning nature, but also a journey through the history and mythology of Scotland, where every corner tells a story and every view offers a postcard.

Isle of Skye: Private Day Trip with Transportation

Isle of Skye: Private Day Trip with Transportation

Our private tour allows you to customise your very own itinerary, to make the experience extra special and tailored to your needs. With extensive local knowledge of Skye, Lochalsh and the wider surrounding area, we can truly give you a tour to remember. The Isle of Skye is often spoken of as being a thin place, a place that the Celts’ describe as being a veil to this world and the world behind in the spiritual realm, a place where the distance between heaven and earth, shrinks It is our pleasure to accompany you to the many glorious locations situated around the Skye as you experience the oneness with creation and nature. We tailor these tours with you in order to meet your specific requirements. We love to enjoy and share the ‘Skye Spirit’ with you. Whether it be a hand fastening or a Celtic blessing, a place to pledge your vows of love for one another or to show your appreciation to your loved ones. From breath-taking scenery to fairy adventures, there is something for everyone.

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I absolutely loved the entire tour with Timberbush! It was my second trip with this company and I was blown away by the countless memories made during these 3 days, which I know will stay with me for weeks to come. Our tour guide Neil was fantastic, taking such great care of all of us and his knowledge of beautiful Scotland was truly impressive. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for exciting experiences and activities in small groups. I never thought it would be possible to see so much of Scotland in such a short time. Don't miss out on this adventure of a lifetime!

Our guide Paul Santa was the best!!! I am not a tour person generally, but I knew that I couldn’t make all theese things that the tour offers on my own in a short while. I cannot pour my feelings into words. The experience I got through is an utterly memory for me now. I was amazed by all the second. Paul narrated every story and took care of each of us. The place the tour organized for us to stay was amazing also. The landlord Rosie of “the croft House” was so kind to us and I had the best breakfast. Everything was fascinating. I’ll never forget this tour.

Euan was our tour guide and he made the trip! Super knowledgeable and informative, with fun stories the entire way. He was also flexible with accommodating the group while keeping us (mostly) on time. The itinerary is great and Skye is absolutely beautiful. Well worth the 1 day to get there and 1 day to get back. The stops along the way are also engaging and full of history. With a little luck you'll hopefully get at least a day of good weather!

All the trip was fantastic and the tour leader ( Mark ) was very active ,informative guide 😀 #drsohadhindi

Our driver Euan did a terrific job. He is friendly and knowledge and very helpful.