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Skye High
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The Skye High is a wee gem. An ideal Scotland tour for travellers short on time who want to get the most out of their trip to Scotland. All the best stuff is packed in: Nessie hunting, ruined castles, stunning lochs and dramatic mountains. All this as you listen to tales of Celtic myths and legends before a couple of great nights in a Highland pub. Then there's the star of the show, a whole day on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Active/Adrenaline, Local Culture & Cuisine, History
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: H69/159442
  • Starts: Fort Augustus,
  • Finishes: Edinburgh,
You will Visit
  • Fort Augustus
  • Portree
  • Edinburgh

Itinerary

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DAY 1: EDINBURGH TO LOCH NESS

We leave Scotland's capital behind at 8.30am and cross the Forth Road Bridge on our way through Macbeth country to Dunkeld with its mighty Cathedral. We stop at a Highland whisky distillery where you can discover how Scotland’s favourite tipple, the ‘Water of Life’ is made. For those brave enough, there’s even the opportunity to taste a wee dram.

Journeying on through Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, we follow the entire length of Loch Ness searching for a glimpse of the legendary beast.  Our home for the night is the fantastically homely Morag’s Lodge hostel, nestled on the shores of Loch Ness. In the summer months take a cruise on the loch and go monster hunting before partying the night away in a Highland pub.

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DAY 2: ISLE OF SKYE

Today we travel to the Isle of Skye, also known as the ‘Isle of Mist’ and at the top of the bucket list due to its heart-stopping scenery. This wee island is packed with ruined castles, breathtaking views and faerie stories.  Home to the legendary MacLeod and MacDonald Clans, your Guide will recount Celtic myths and Viking legends from the past millennia.

We explore the windswept landscape, stunning coastline and dramatic mountain ranges before returning back to the mainland past the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle.

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DAY 3: LOCH NESS TO EDINBURGH

Leaving the Great Glen, we pass under the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Our route south takes us through the stunning rugged landscape of Glencoe, once used as a backdrop in James Bond Skyfall and the Harry Potter movies and the scene of 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Journey through one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe when we cross the Rannoch Moor, a vast stretch of land that will show you yet again another side of Scotland.

We head past Stirling, the scene of some of Scotland’s most famous and bloody battles in the Wars of Independence. Hear of local legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce before the Highlands change back to the Lowlands. After epic three days, we return to Edinburgh, at approximately 5.00pm.

 

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Legendary local HAGGiS Guide
    • All transport
    Accommodation
    • 2 nights' hostel dorm multi-share ('Pre-Pay Bundle' or 'Pay as you go')
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Tour Highlights:
  • Fall for the dramatic scenery in Glencoe
  • Overnight on the banks of Loch Ness
  • Take in the majestic beauty of Eilean Donan Castle
  • Discover the myths, legends and stunning scenery of the Isle of Skye
  • Party the night away at Morags Lodge, Loch Ness