The Skye High is a wee gem, ideal 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.
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Departs 8.30am. We leave Scotland's capital crossing the Forth Road Bridge and make our way through Macbeth country to Dunkeld with its mighty Cathedral. Then onto a Highland whisky distillery to sample the ‘Water of Life’ and discover how Scotland’s favourite tipple is made. Journeying on through Inverness, capital of the Highlands, we follow the entire length of Loch Ness, searching for a glimpse of the legendary beast. Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness is home for the night.
Leaving the mainland past the beautiful Eilean Donan Castle, we explore the ‘winged isle’ or ‘Isle of Mist’ with its ruined castles, breath-taking scenery and home to the legendary MacLeod and MacDonald Clans. Immersed in Celtic myths and Viking legends, we explore the windswept landscape, stunning coastline and dramatic mountain ranges.
Back through the Great Glen we pass under the shadow of Ben Nevis and our route south takes us through the stunning Glencoe (used as a backdrop in Skyfall and the Harry Potter movies). We head past Stirling, scene of many of Scotland’s most famous and bloody battles in the Wars of Independence. We hear of local legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce before our return to Edinburgh approximately 5.00pm.
We know you’re travelling on a budget so you should spend your cash how you want to. Pay for your accommodation with our ‘Pay Now’ service or just ‘Pay As You Go’ directly to suppliers on arrival, subject to availability. The choice is yours.
Pre-Pay Bundle –Pay for your accommodation at the time of booking. Faster check in, easier to budget on tour and exclusive tour t-shirt.
Pay As You Go – Pay for your accommodation directly to the establishments on arrival each day. Dorm accommodation is guaranteed.
No stress, your accommodation is booked in the best hostels available!
Whether you chose to ‘Pre-Pay’ or ‘Pay As You Go’, we book hostel multi-share accommodation in small dorms (generally 4 to 6 bed dorms).
Private Room Upgrades can be selected under our ‘Pay Now’ service, and are subject to availability. The majority of private rooms are of the same standard as the hostel dorms. Some private rooms have en-suite facilities, whilst others have shared bathrooms.
Private rooms are generally accommodated within the same building as the rest of the group. Where this is not possible, you may be required to make your own way to your accommodation, which is normally located a short walk away from the main drop off point