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3-DAY TOUR ISLE OF SKYE & FAIRY POOLS

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    Day 1: Stirling, the Trossachs National Park, the Highlands with Glencoe, Fort William, the Highlands of Scotland

    Stop At: Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ Scotland
    The first stop on this journey is Stirling, once the Capital of Scotland. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the Castle or to enjoy a leisurely stroll in the Old Town at your own pace. Our expert tour guides will tell you all about the dramatic past of this city and enthral you with the tales of William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Mary Queen of Scots.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Trossachs Trail Loop, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Scotland
    The tour takes you to the Trossachs National Park. The first stop along the way is near Callander, where you come face to face with our national mascots: the Highland Cows, with their funny fringes and their kind nature.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Glencoe Lochan, Glencoe Village Scotland
    The landscape of the Highlands will be showing itself in all its glory from this moment onward: all around you’ll see dramatic valleys (that we call Glens and Straths), Lochs, mountains and what’s left of the Caledonian Forest. Next stop is beautiful Glencoe. This valley is as beautiful as it’s got the most tragic past you could ever imagine. No spoilers at this stage - just make sure to ask your tour guide on the day what happened there!
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Fort William VisitScotland iCentre, 15 High Street, Fort William PH33 6DH Scotland
    The tour then takes you to Fort William, where you’ll see the highest mountain of Britain and Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express Train at the Train Station.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Fairy Pools, Talisker, Neist Point/Dunvegan Castle, Fairy Glen, Quiraing, Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr, Portree

    Stop At: Fairy Pools, Road to Glenbrittle Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA Scotland
    We begin our journey with a drive to the Fairy Pools in the shadow of the Cuillin Mountains. The pools are located in one of the most dramatic landscapes on Skye. The fairies are reputed to bathe here, in the crystal clear green pools of the River Brittle. Weather permitting, you can swim in the pools of the river.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Talisker Distillery, Carbost IV47 8SR Scotland
    We move on to Talisker Distillery based in Carbost, producing a lovely Peated Single Malt Scotch. Here you can enjoy a nose around the Visitor Centre and a taste a dram or 2 if you fancy, (There is No time to do the full tour).
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Neist Point, Glendale Scotland
    At this point of the journey, you have a choice of either going to Neist Point or being dropped off at Dunvegan Castle and we will pick you up on the way back from Neist Point.

    Neist Point is the best place on the island to spot whales, dolphins and sharks. In Dunvegan you could instead enjoy the visit of the castle belonging to one of the two main clans of the Isle of Skye, the Clan MacLeod.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan IV55 8WF Scotland
    At this point of the journey, you have a choice of either going to Neist Point or being dropped off at Dunvegan Castle and we will pick you up on the way back from Neist Point.

    Neist Point is the best place on the island to spot whales, dolphins and sharks. In Dunvegan you could instead enjoy the visit of the castle belonging to one of the two main clans of the Isle of Skye, the Clan MacLeod.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Fairy Glen, Scotland
    After Neist Point we visit the charming Fairy Glen. Folklore goes that this is the most important meeting place of the fairies on Skye. Wander between countless conical mounds, known in the Highlands as fairy knowes; put your ears to the grass and listen for the fairies at work inside. Bend down to search for elves in the glen's miniature forests, take the twisted path to the top of the fairy castle, or walk the faun’s maze and have a wish granted!
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Quiraing Viewfield Road, Portree IV51 9ES Scotland
    We take the opportunity to drive right up to the Trotternish ridge at the Quiraing, lying in the far North of Skye. The Quiraing is a landscape used in many sci-fi films, known for its wonderful rock formations and stunning coastal views. This is a place like no other, part of the largest landslip in Europe.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Kilt Rock, Scotland
    From the Quiraing we move towards Kilt Rock, home to the dinosaurs of Skye’s ancient past.

    Kilt Rock will take your breath away with its distinctive pillars and beautiful waterfall with views across to the Torridon Hills on the mainland.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Old Man of Storr, Scotland
    We drive South and reach the Old Man of Storr, probably the most iconic natural feature of the Isle of Skye. The ridge is a mighty inland cliff, the longest in the UK, rising to a height of 720m. The Old Man is a 200ft stone pillar, which has detached itself from the highest point of the ridge, creating a fantastical landscape of twisted rocks, looming shadows and swirling mists, film location for, among others, Ridley Scott’s 2012 “Prometheus”.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness & cruise, Pitlochry, Firth of Forth Bridges

    Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX Scotland
    The first visit of the day is the mighty Eilean Donan Castle, without any doubt, the most photographed castle of Scotland. Here you’ll learn all about the conflicts between the mainland Clans and the Lords of the Isles, as well as the adventures of Saint Donan.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Loch Ness, Scotland
    From here we move to Loch Ness. Its reputation is such that we don’t feel like adding anything else as of yet. At Loch Ness you’ll have the opportunity to get your binoculars out of your rucksack and try to spot Nessie from the Loch’s banks, or hop on a boat for a scenic wee cruise.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pitlochry Dam Power Station And Fish Ladder, Pitlochry Power Station Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5BF Scotland
    Journey continues to Pitlochry, in the heart of the Perthshire. Pitlochry is a quaint Victorian town where you can find plenty of shops and diner places, as well as a huge dam with Salmon ladder. Yes, you read it right, in the right season of the year, you can actually get to see salmon jumping up the ladder to go back where they were born to lay their eggs. No, don’t pack your fishing rod, please, lol.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: View Point, Forth Bridges, A904, Newton EH52 6QF Scotland
    We drive South and before getting back to Edinburgh, you will be met with views of the three bridges that cross the Firth of Forth.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    17 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DJ, UK
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    3 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transportation
    • Driver/guide
    • We can advise on accommodation on the Isle of Skye and Lochalsh
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Landing and facility fees
    Exclusions
    • Meals and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance to visitor attractions
    • Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. When you book, you are more than welcome to ask us to reserve local accommodation for you. If you book your own accommodation, please let us know your accommodation provider details. Please only reserve accommodation within the overnight towns that your tour stops in: Kyle of Lochalsh, Kyleakin, Broadford and anything in between these towns and not off the A87. Your driver will drop you off at your chosen accommodation as long as it’s relatively central
    • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Talisker Distillery
    • Entry/Admission - Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 6 years. Children over 6 years must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions
    • Please bring waterproof clothes (jacket and trousers) and comfortable waterproof walking boots. If you'd like to dive in the Fairy Pools we advise to pack your swimming suit and a towel
    • This tour involves moderate walking (Fairy Pools, etc.)
    • Please carry your ID card and/or passport as you will be asked to show it at Talisker Distillery and at the accommodation provider
    • Luggage size restricted to a carry on per person and personal handbag
    • Tour Skye reserves the right to charge the route in case of road closures, road disruptions, force majeur
    • Accommodation provider of your choice on the Isle of Skye (only between Kyle of Lochalsh and Broadford and not off the A87)
    • Not recommended for people with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This 3 day tour of Skye was absolutely everything that we could have asked for and more! The company was extremely responsive in the planning phases and even helped up finding a BnB to stay in on Skye. The tour guide (Jim) was great. He...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Such a great way to cover a lot of ground at the same time as receiving history lessons! Our driver Jim was fun and a fountain of all knowledge! The weather on the 2nd day was very wet so we were offered lots of different...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Maps551211
    GwendoleneTourSkye, Public Relations Manager at Tour Skye, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi traveller, many thanks for taking some time to leave this awesome review. We are very happy you enjoyed our 3-day tour of the Isle of Skye and Highlands with Jim : ) Cheers!

    Reviewed 11 July 2019

    I would like to start off this review by expressing my heartfelt thanks to Tour Skye for a brilliant and unforgettable 3 days in the Scottish Highlands. When we started planning the trip back in Singapore, we Googled for all operators that provide a 3...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank DeepaBikash
    GwendoleneTourSkye, Public Relations Manager at Tour Skye, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2019

    Hi Deepa, many thanks for such a lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your 3-day tour with us and James' company. Do not hesitate to get in touchin the future, for we would be delighted to show you the rest...More

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