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Scottish Highlands and Skye

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Embark on a week-long self-drive road trip through Scotland, beginning in Edinburgh and venturing into the Highlands, where you’ll marvel at stunning landscapes then spend two nights on the captivating Isle of Skye, and conclude your journey via the enchanting Glen Coe and Trossachs National Park, witnessing the charm that make Scotland truly special.

 

Arrive in Edinburgh where your accommodation awaits. Your self-drive or chauffeured car will be waiting for you at the airport. Spend the afternoon leisurely exploring the city. Walk along the historic Royal Mile, delve into the UNESCO-listed Old and New Towns, and discover Edinburgh Castle's grandeur. With numerous museums and landmarks nearby, your evening promises a delightful introduction to Edinburgh's charm.

 

Rest for the night in Edinburgh.

Embark on your Highland road trip adventure with picturesque stops like the charming village of Dunkeld and the historic Blair Castle, before immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Cairngorms National Park, where a visit to the Highland Folk Museum awaits. As you approach Inverness, delve into history at the Battlefield of Culloden Moor, a pivotal site marking the end of an era for the Highlands in 1746. Nearby, explore the ancient Clava Cairns, offering a glimpse into Scotland's rich archaeological heritage dating back thousands of years.

Rest for the night in Inverness area.

 

Today's adventure leads you from Inverness to the renowned Isle of Skye. Follow the picturesque shores of Loch Ness, where you can embark on a boat tour in search of the legendary Loch Ness monster or explore the atmospheric ruins of Urquhart Castle, steeped in history. Continuing your journey, make a stop at the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, a striking fortress surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

 

Upon reaching the Isle of Skye, begin your exploration in the scenic village of Portree. Wander through its colorful streets, marveling at the charming buildings, and savor the local cuisine at one of its inviting restaurants.

 

Rest for the night in Isle of Skye or nearby.

 

Make the most of your day on the captivating Isle of Skye by venturing to its northern reaches, where the awe-inspiring Trotternish Peninsula awaits. Take your time exploring the peninsula's myriad attractions, including a leisurely walk up to "The Old Man of Storr" rock pinnacle and a visit to the magnificent Kilt Rock Waterfall. Delight in the dramatic landscapes of the Quiraing rock face, and wander along the serene shores of An Corran Beach at Staffin, where ancient dinosaur footprints may be discovered. Conclude your day with a visit to the enchanting Fairy Glen, immersing yourself in the mystical ambiance of this captivating destination.

 

Rest for the night in Isle of Skye or nearby.

Embark on a journey southward to the picturesque Sleat Peninsula, where you'll be enchanted by the stunning beaches, tranquil lochs, and majestic glens of the region. Along the way, consider taking a delightful walk to the crystal-clear Fairy Pools nestled at the foot of the Black Cuillin Hills, or indulge in a tasting of Single Malt Whisky at the renowned Talisker Distillery.

In the afternoon, board a ferry from Armadale to Mallaig on the mainland, offering scenic views of the surrounding landscapes. During the journey, make a stop at the idyllic Camusdarach Beach to soak in its natural beauty.

Upon reaching the mainland, don't miss the opportunity to visit Glenfinnan, where you can admire the imposing Glenfinnan Monument and the iconic Viaduct, famously featured in the Harry Potter film series.

Rest for the night in Fort William or nearby.

Ferry (Armadale to Mallaig) 30 minutes

 

Today presents you with two enticing options to explore the wonders of Scotland. You can either immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of Inverness and its surroundings or embark on an unforgettable journey along the North Coast 500, one of Scotland's most scenic driving routes. If you choose to remain around Inverness, delve into history at the famous Battlefield of Culloden Moor and wander through the ancient Bronze Age cemetery of Clava Cairns.

 

Alternatively, you can visit the historic Cawdor Castle or unwind with a leisurely stroll along one of the region's golden sand beaches. On the other hand, venturing along the North Coast 500 offers unparalleled vistas and unforgettable experiences. Marvel at the breathtaking Corrieshalloch Gorge and the majestic Falls of Measach. Explore the enchanting Inverewe Garden, home to over 2500 exotic plants and flowers. Drive through the awe-inspiring landscape of the Torridon Hills before returning to Inverness.

 

Rest for the night in Inverness area.

 

As you journey back to Edinburgh, savor the scenic beauty of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Consider pausing for a nature walk, indulging in an optional steamship tour on Loch Katrine, or exploring a local whisky distillery along the way. For a memorable photo opportunity, make sure to visit Doune Castle, famously featured in Monty Python & the Holy Grail and Outlander.

 

If time permits, you might also choose to stop by Stirling Castle, one of Scotland's premier attractions, or marvel at the impressive horse-head sculptures known as the Kelpies.

 

Rest for the night in Edinburgh.

On your departure day, consider indulging in some last-minute shopping, exploring one of Edinburgh's renowned museums, or taking a leisurely stroll through the charming city center, soaking in the atmosphere before bidding farewell to this captivating destination. Your self-drive or chauffeured car will be returned at the airport.

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  • Discover Scotland's top attractions amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the renowned Isle of Skye.
  • Stroll beside the enigmatic waters of Loch Ness and explore the castle nestled along its shores.
  • Take a leisurely walk up the historic Royal Mile and uncover the treasures of Scotland's capital, Edinburgh.
  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring natural splendor of the Scottish Highlands.
  • Indulge in serene moments surrounded by nature's tranquility at Trossachs National Park.
  • Embark on an exploration of the Highland's hub, Inverness, and its surrounding landscapes.
  • Capture the iconic Eilean Donan Castle through your lens
  • Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Glen Coe
  • Edinburgh - 2 Nights
  • Inverness - 1 Night
  • Isle of Skye - 2 Nights
  • Fort William - 1 Night
  • Trossachs Natl Park - 1 Night

  • Accommodation (Comfort Plus/Deluxe) for 7 nights
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Rental car of your choice
  • All ferry crossings, as per itinerary
  • A detailed and well-organized travel itinerary with necessary documents
  • A convenient travel backpack
  • A universal travel adapter
  • A handy rain poncho
  • Luggage strap and tags for easy identification
  • A practical documents wallet to keep your essentials organized

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Andrew Baker

January 1, 2021

Our GoIrishTours experience on the Scottish Supreme Package was fantastic! The castles, especially St Andrews Castle & Cathedral and Stirling Castle, were awe-inspiring. The Loch Ness Cruise was a highlight. A must-do for anyone visiting Scotland!

Elizabeth Turner

July 15, 2019

A big shoutout to GoIrishTours for an amazing Scottish adventure! The Coach Tours- Scottish Supreme Package was a perfect choice. Glamis Castle and Edinburgh Castle were stunning, and the Traditional Afternoon Tea was a delightful treat.

Daniel Taylor

August 8, 2019

Absolutely loved every moment with GoIrishTours on the Scottish Supreme Package. The castles, especially Cawdor Castle and Stirling Castle, were breathtaking. The Loch Ness Cruise added a touch of adventure. A perfect trip!

Laura Smith

October 5, 2021

GoIrishTours made our Scotland trip truly special! The Coach Tours- Scottish Supreme Package was a perfect blend of history and beauty. St Andrews Castle & Cathedral and the Loch Ness Cruise were unforgettable. Can't recommend it enough!

Jonathan Harris

June 06, 2018

Our Scottish adventure with GoIrishTours was nothing short of amazing! The Scottish Supreme Package took us to incredible places like Stirling Castle and Loch Ness. The Traditional Afternoon Tea was a charming addition to the tour.