Avanti Destinations: Isle of SkyeDay 1 Isle of Skye
Departing Edinburgh or Glasgow, we head towards Stirling with its imposing castle and views to the Wallace Monument. We pass Doune Castle, set of Monty Python’s “Holy Grail” before stopping in Callander for refreshments. Into the Highlands now and north past Loch Luibnaig, Loch Earn, Crianlarich and Tyndrum, stopping for lunch on the way. Continue north through Glencoe, scene of the great massacre of the Clan Macdonald. We pass Fort William and up to the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with great views over Ben Nevis.
On the “Road to the Isles”, you will travel through the splendor of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. We stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film “Highlander”. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, we head up to Portree stopping for dinner on the way. You are then dropped off at your accommodations in the early evening where you are free to go out and explore the town.Centrally Located Hotel In Isle Of Skye, () Day 2 Isle of Skye There are many possibilities that will depend on the weather. You could travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye’s extraordinary geological scenery, including Kilt Rock. After lunch you can go over to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse that is the furthest point west on Skye. Or go over to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod. We return you to your accommodation in Portree in the early evening. Centrally Located Hotel In Isle Of Skye, (B) Day 3 Isle of Skye You will be collected from your accommodation and travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Onto Loch Ness for some lunch and the possibility of spotting “Nessie”! There is a boat trip (summer only) available here that will get you that bit closer! Heading south now through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as “Monarch of the Glen Country” before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland’s highest whisky Distillery, and onwards past Blair Castle stopping for refreshments before heading back to Edinburgh past Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge. Centrally Located Hotel In Isle Of Skye, (B)
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