6 Nights - Highlands & Islands
6 Nights - Highlands & Islands
Starting from Inverness, this tour can be included as a bolt-on to your Scotland trip. We can organise internal flights from Glasgow/Edinburgh to Inverness.
The Outer Hebrides are a chain of islands, with the main islands being Lewis and Harris. The Callanish Stones on the Isle of Lewis predate the Egyptian Pyramids. Lews Castle was built in the 19th century and used for accommodation to air crew during WWII.
Isle of Mull is known for its untouched wildlife, whilst Isle of Skye has everything you need wrapped up into one day’s touring.
This tour is available April to September. Restricted ferry times may mean the itinerary changes slightly at the time of booking.
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Day 1. Corrieshalloch Gorge and Ullapool Fishing Port.
Depart Inverness and head to the west coast, passing Corrieshalloch Gorge along the way. See the River Dorma which flows through the tree-shrouded chasm. Many locals refer to the gorge as one of the natural wonders of the Highlands.
Arrive fishing port of Ullapool and gateway to the Northern Highlands. Stop for a stroll around before boarding the ferry to Lewis.
Please note, this day depends on the restricted ferry times. It may mean an early start.
Day 2. Explore the Isle of Lewis and Harris. Prehistoric Structures, Quiet Beaches and Rugged Horizons.
See the Callanish Standing Stones, a complete stone circle, unlike anything else in the whole of Europe. You may want to see the Carloway Broch, an Iron Age defence structure built for a tribal leader. The Steinacleit Stone Circle is another popular location for prehistoric enthusiasts; the site dates back to the Neolithic age.
Overlooking Stornoway Harbour is Lews Castle. Built in the 19th century, it has since been used as WWII accommodation for air crew.
Make your way down Lewis to North Harris, seeing the hundreds of lochs which make up the island.
Day 3. Transfer to Isle of Skye and spend an afternoon in the main fishing town of Portree.
Part of the Scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye has it all – ancient structures, natural miracles, unspoiled countryside and magnificent coastlines broken by lochs. Portree is the main town on Skye and a working harbour, with unique shops to walk around and charming places to eat. Skye locations appear in films such as Stardust, Highlander and Made of Honour. Within fiction, the ‘Pride of Portree’ Quidditch team in Harry Potter come from the Isle of Skye.
Overnight: Isle of Skye.
Day 4. Discover Skye, including Dunvegan Castle, The Old Man of Storr and Fairy Rockpools.
Isle of Skye has it all - ancient structures, natural miracles, unspoiled countryside and magnificent coastlines, broken by lochs. Portree is the main town and a working harbour.
Tour Dunvegan Castle; owned by the MacLeod clan since the 13th century. A wall surrounds the property, except for the sea gate entrance which was used in times of siege. The Fairy Flag is one of the castle’s most notable relics, legend states it has magical properties.
Explore the spectacular rock formations of the Old Man of Storr and the Quaraing and visit the enchanted Fairy Glen.
Overnight: Isle of Skye.
Day 5. Transfer to Mallaig for the Jacobite Steam Train.
Transfer to Mallaig to board the Jacobite Steam Train. Described as one of the greatest railway journeys in the world. See the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis. Cross the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct (a location made famous by the Hogwarts’ train in Harry Potter). Your driver-guide will meet you at Fort William after your train journey.
Day 6. Discover Isle of Mull (Extended Day).
Take the ferry from Oban over to Craignure on Isle of Mull – full of wildlife, stunning scenery and true Scottish heritage. Visit Duart Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan Maclean for over 400 years. Standing on a clifftop, enjoy some of the spectacular views of the West Coast of Scotland.
There are a couple of options: Take a short ferry over to Lona, and visit Lona Abbey – one of Scotland’s most sacred sites. Or take a wildlife trip and see puffins and seals.
Day 7. Glen Coe, Urquhart Castle Loch Ness.
Standing on an island in Loch Laich surrounded by water, this charming castle is only accessible by boat. Built in the 14th century, Castle Stalker is a rectangular tower with walls up to 9 foot thick.
The waterfalls of Glen Nevis and the rugged views of Glen Coe are a must-see when visiting the Highlands. Glen Coe featured in James Bond’s Skyfall. From the road you can see the legendary rocky ridge of the Devil’s Staircase.
On the famous shores of Loch Ness stands Urquhart Castle. It would appear like a picturesque scene if it wasn’t for the bloody historic accounts; the castle received attacks from both the Scottish and the English.
Loch Ness is a freshwater loch, 23 miles long and up to 700 feet deep. Loch Ness became famous when the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ was photographed.
Your driver-guide will return you to Inverness.
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