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Isle of Skye Exclusive

(6 days / 5 nights)

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A little piece of Scotland to yourself

Travel though some of Scotland’s most photographed and filmed attractions with a private local guide at your side. Visit ancient castles used as movie backdrops, experience the myth-inspiring beauty of Loch Ness and enjoy iconic views, like the Old Man of Storr, on the Isle of Skye. Enjoy a private city walk in Edinburgh, a comfortable ride around the Highlands in a 4x4 SUV, high-quality accommodations in each location and private airport transfers.

6 days / 5 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 1695 GBP

The amount will be charged in GBP

Type

Privately Guided

Interest

Castles and Royalty, Classic, Culture and History

Season

All Year

Departure

Daily

Highlights A selection of the many incredible things you can see while in Scotland.

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Arrival to Edinburgh

    Welcome to Scotland! Relax knowing that a private driver is waiting in the arrivals hall at Edinburgh Airport to assist with your luggage and take you to your deluxe city accommodation.

    Of course, at some point we recommend leaving the comforts of your room to go out and explore the charms of Edinburgh. Whether it’s history, music, art, architecture or lush gardens you’re after, you’ll find it all within the compact city centre. To get a feel for your surroundings you might wish to take a walk down Princes Street with views towards the Old Town across the Princes Garden. For fine shopping and dining, check out the Multrees Walk by St Andrews Square or the George Street area of the New Town neighbourhood.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh.

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  • Day 2: A Walk through Edinburgh’s Past

    Enjoy a whole day of delving deeper into Edinburgh’s culture and history, starting with a private walking tour of the Old Town. Walking the narrow, cobbled streets with an expert local guide, you’ll hear the lesser known tales of Edinburgh’s ancient history, while exploring hidden closes, courtyards and secret gardens.

    After the tour we highly recommend walking up the Royal Mile to the towering Edinburgh Castle and for the whisky enthusiasts, a visit to the Whisky Experience for a wee dram. You may also wish to experience a Scottish “high tea” at one of the fine tea rooms in the city before enjoying a nice dinner at one of the many great restaurants in the city.

    Spend another night in Edinburgh.

  • Day 3: Famous Scenes of the Highlands

    Enjoy a full breakfast at your hotel before your private guide—a Scottish local in a traditional kilt— comes to pick you up for the start of your journey into the highlands. Riding in a comfortable 4x4 SUV, the first stop on our journey is a scenic viewpoint to admire the Forth Railway Bridge, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015. Next on the journey is Doune Castle, which you might recognize from films like Monty Python and the Holy Grail and TV series including Game of Thrones (“Winterfell Castle”) and Outlander (“Castle Leoch”).

    In the charming town of Callander we’ll take a break for coffee before heading to the Pass of Glencoe and enjoying a short walk in the wilderness. This should ensure that we’re hungry for lunch at the ClaigHaig Inn, which serves great local food with a stunning backdrop—it was a film location for the Harry Potter movie Prisoners of Azkeban! The last stop today before reaching our destination is the Spean Bridge Commando Memorial, a fabulous viewpoint.

    Spend the night on the Isle of Skye.

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  • Day 4: Island of Skye

    You’ve heard all about the magic of Skye, and now today you get to finally experience it. We’ll start with a scenic drive around the Trotternish Peninsula, where we’ll be able to take in such sights as the Falls of Lealt, Kilt Rock, The Old Man of Storr, the Quirang and the Fairy Glen. With the craggy landscapes, misty skies and dramatic coastline, it’s clear to see why this isle was used as a filming location in such movies as Prometheus (2012) and MacBeth (2015).

    For lunch we’ll head to the oldest inn on Skye, followed by a visit to the Skyeskyns traditional sheepskin tannery and a scenic afternoon walk on Neist Point, the most westerly point of the island with a beautiful cliff-top lighthouse. This is a day you’ll get plenty of use from your camera!

    Spend another night on the Isle of Skye.

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  • Day 5: Loch Ness & Eilean Donan Castle

    Heading back to the mainland today we’ll have some time to visit Eilean Donan, the most photographed castle in Scotland, and the mystical Loch Ness, where we can take an optional boat tour and go ‘monster hunting’ in search of the elusive Nessie. Continuing south we’ll stop at the Dalwhinnie Whisky Distillery for a wee dram (what the locals call a shot) and then head through the Cairngorms National Park through the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Back in Edinburgh, you’ll have the rest of the evening at your leisure to enjoy Scottish dining and nightlife at its best.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh.

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  • Day 6: Departure

    If your flight is in the afternoon, take this last opportunity for some souvenir shopping, a visit to one of Edinburgh’s museums or just relax at a café after your action-packed break. When it’s time to leave, a private driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Edinburgh Airport.

    If you wish to spend more time in Edinburgh or Glasgow before or after the tour, ask your travel consultant about adding extra nights or services. We can also customize the tour and arrange private meet & greet service from other airports in Scotland on request. We can also extend your trip with other destinations in the Nordic region such as Iceland or Norway. Contact us for details about customizing your itinerary.

Map

Here’s a map of Scotland, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel, B&B, well-appointed guesthouse or similar. All provide breakfast..

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Quality

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a boutique guesthouse, three- or four-star hotel or the best accommodation of that s..

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Price per person from

Approx 1695 GBP

The amount will be charged in GBP

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

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Tour Information

Travel seasons and price savings
July and August are Scotland’s busiest travel months, known as the high season. August is an especially busy month in the City of Edinburgh, due to a number of major festivals taking place throughout the month. The Isle of Skye can also be quite congested in July and August, with its status as one of Scotland’s ‘must see’ destinations. During this season, there is less availability at accommodations and attractions tend to be the most crowded.
 
Booking a tour in the shoulder season — May and June — offers a more peaceful travel experience, a better chance at reserving preferred accommodations and prices that are as much as 15% lower than high season. For even greater savings and fewer crowds, consider booking in the low season, April and October. 
 
Our travel consultants are happy to offer you more information about the differences in Scotland’s travel seasons and the best times to visit based on your needs and interests.
 
 
Notes:
  • We can arrange private airport transfers to/from Glasgow on request. Please contact us for details.
  • The maximum number of passengers in the SUV is 4. If your group size is larger, please contact us for details of alternative arrangements.
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in British Pounds (£, GBP). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from GBP to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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