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Isle of Skye Exclusive

(6 days / 5 nights)

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SEE THE GEMS OF THE ISLE OF SKYE WITH YOUR OWN GUIDE

Travel through some of Scotland’s most photographed and filmed attractions all in a comfortable vehicle with a private guide at the wheel. This private tour will take you from the historic capital of Edinburgh, where you’ll enjoy a private city walk, into the rugged Highlands to visit ancient castles and experience the myth-inspiring beauty of Loch Ness. You will spend two nights on the Isle of Skye to take in the breathtaking sights of this iconic island.

6 days / 5 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 2244 GBP

The amount will be charged in GBP

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Local travel experts and guides in Scotland
  • Customisable & personal tour options
  • Great customer reviews

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore some of Scotland’s top sights on the famous and breathtaking Isle of Skye
  • Walk along the mysterious Loch Ness and visit the castle on its shores
  • Immerse yourself in Scotland‘s historic capital Edinburgh
  • Enjoy the striking natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands
  • See the Old Man of Storr and other famous sights of the Trotternish Peninsula
  • Explore the ancient Edinburgh Castle and Doune Castle
  • Photograph the iconic Eilean Donan Castle
  • Take in the breathtaking beauty of Glen Coe
  • Take a tour of the Dalwhinnie Distillery and taste its whisky
  • Learn about the sights from a trusted, knowledgeable private guide

Travel style

Privately Guided i

Interest

Castles and Royalty i, Countryside and natural scenery i, Culture and History i, Heritage i, Highlands i, Hiking i

Season

Apr - Oct

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

940/585 km/mi

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Arrival to Edinburgh

    Upon your arrival in Edinburgh, you will be greeted by a private driver who will take you to your hotel in the city centre. For those arriving early in the day, we recommend spending the day walking through the city, exploring the Old Town and New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also plenty of museums and landmarks to visit within the city centre, including the beautiful St Giles Cathedral and the majestic Edinburgh Castle.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh. 

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  • Day 2: A Walk through Edinburgh’s Past

    You have the full day to delve deeper into Edinburgh’s culture and history. Start the day with a private walking tour of the Old Town. You’ll walk the narrow, cobbled streets and hear the lesser known tales of Edinburgh’s ancient history.

    Later, you could walk up the Royal Mile to the towering Edinburgh Castle. For whisky enthusiasts, we recommend a visit to the Whisky Experience, before enjoying a nice dinner at one of the many great restaurants in the city.

    Spend another night in Edinburgh. 

    Included: Entrance to Edinburgh Castle

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  • Day 3: Famous Scenes of the Highlands

    Today, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in a quality private vehicle. The first stop is at the Forth Rail Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before visiting Doune Castle, featured in Monty Python & the Holy Grail and Outlander.

    Later, you’ll pass through Scotland’s most iconic valley, Glen Coe before stopping for lunch at Clachaig Inn. Its stunning backdrop was used in films such as Harry Potter. The last stop before reaching the Isle of Skye is at the fabulous viewpoint of the Spean Bridge Commando Memorial.

    Spend the night on the Isle of Skye.

    Included: Entrance to Doune Castle

    Driving distance: 378 km / 235 miles
    Average travel & exploring duration: estimated 8 - 9 hours

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  • Day 4: Island of Skye

    Today you can take advantage of a full day on Skye, a haven for nature lovers. You’ll first travel along the northern part of the island, the breathtaking Trotternish Peninsula. Here you can take in the iconic sights such as The Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing, the Fairy Glen and Kilt Rock waterfall.

    For lunch, you’ll stop by 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.

    Spend another night on Skye.

    Driving distance: 170 km / 105 miles
    Average travel & exploring duration: estimated 8 hours

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  • Day 5: Loch Ness & Eilean Donan Castle

    Today, you head back to mainland Scotland and back to Edinburgh (you can choose to end your trip in Glasgow in the optional activities below). You’ll first stop for some photos at Eilean Donan, the most photographed castle in Scotland, before continuing on to the mystical Loch Ness, where you can look for the elusive monster. Continuing south you’ll stop at the Dalwhinnie Whisky Distillery for a tour and tasting and then head through the Cairngorms National Park through the Victorian town of Pitlochry.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh. 

    Included: Entrance to Dalwhinnie Distillery

    Driving distance: 395 km / 245 miles
    Average travel & exploring duration: estimated 8 - 9hours

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  • Day 6: Departure

    On your day of departure, a private driver will pick you up from your hotel to take you directly to the airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, you may take your last few hours to do some last-minute shopping, visit one of Edinburgh’s many museums, or take one last stroll through the charming city centre.

    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 your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

We couldn't have been more pleased!

We had a wonderful time on our private tour with Brian. He is an exceptional guide. He shared an extensive knowledge of Scotland, and made the country come alive. We saw more with him than we would have on our own, and we felt that he catered the tour to make sure that we saw what we wanted to see. We couldn't have been more pleased! The folks with Nordic were exceptional over all, and we look forward to booking another tour with your company in the future.

Pleasant, knowledgeable, creative and conscious he found ways to make the sights and their history come alive

Stephen was our guide for the tour and was a huge reason we give the tour high marks. Pleasant, knowledgeable, creative and conscious he found ways to make the sights and their history come alive. He is a great representative for you and for Scotland!

Excellent service

I am telling all my friends about the excellent service and value i got from my tour with Nordic Visitor! Kerr was my travel guide. I was very lucky to get such a knowledgeable guide. I am proud to say i can call him my friend, and when i return i will ask for him by name!

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 2244 GBP

The amount will be charged in GBP

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

2020

Tour Information

We recommend that all our travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, the itinerary, accommodation, and other useful information for your travel.

ABOUT OUR PRIVATE TOURS
This package is one of our private tours, which means you will have a dedicated and private local guide at your side throughout the trip. You will enjoy private transfers to and from the airport, and a private drive around the Highlands. Because it is just you and your guide, that means it will be easily tailored to your unique needs and interest. Get in touch to customise this package further, for any additional nights before and after the trip or other changes to the itinerary.

YOUR PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE
This tour package includes the professional service of an experienced Scottish tour guide, who will drive you around Scotland and share their local knowledge, including hidden gems and stories, with you along the way. Depending on availability and on the size of your travelling party, we can offer a range of vehicles from a 4x4 luxury car to a 16-passenger Mercedes-Benz mini-bus.

ACCOMMODATION
Our team of local travel experts carefully selects hotels and guesthouses around the country based on personal experience and comfort. Please note, that generally in Scotland, whilst room sizes may vary, our room types are based on European standard sizes. Please be aware that, due to the historic nature of the properties we often select, most of the rooms are only accessible by going up stairs, as there are, in some cases, no lifts available. Please contact us if you are not able to walk up stairs.

FOOD & DRINK
A daily breakfast is included at your booked hotels for the duration of your stay. Other meals and drinks are not included and will be at your own expense during the trip.

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 business days by one of our travel consultants who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all 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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