Scottish Highlands & The Isle of Skye

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  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 1 night accommodation onboard Caledonian Sleeper
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in Inverness
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Inverness (Apr-Sept only)
  • City tour of Edinburgh

Day 1: London – Onboard the Caledonian Sleeper

Depart London on the Caledonian Sleeper for your overnight journey to Inverness, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. Overnight onboard the Caledonian Sleeper (Meals: No Meals)

Day 2: Inverness

Boasting an abundance of culture, history, a beautiful Old Town, and the 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, this city and the surrounding region was made for exploring. Overnight in Inverness (Meals: No Meals)

Day 3: Inverness – Isle of Skey & Eilean Donan Castle Tour

Today’s included tour features many memorable moments. You’ll travel through dramatic Highland landscapes before visiting Eilean Donan Castle, known as the most photographed castle in Scotland. Then, you’ll cross over into Isle of Skye, where you’ll stop for a photo of the Red Cuillin Mountains. In the coastal town of Portree, you have free time to enjoy lunch and stroll the Trotternish Peninsula. Kilt Rock and the Quiraing will certainly be highlights. From there, you’ll visit Kyleakin for refreshments and the chance to see Castle Moil or the Skye Bridge. Overnight in Inverness (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 04: Inverness

Spend this free day seeing any sights and points of interest you didn’t get a chance to experience, yet, using your hop on hop off pass allowing you to tour at your pace. Check out the Victorian Market, Botanic Gardens, Greig Street Bridge, or the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 05: Inverness – Edinburgh

Travel by direct train to Edinburgh. Settle in before setting out to explore the capital of Scotland! From the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town to the sweeping views from the top of the many hills, there is so much beauty to explore here. Overnight in Edinburgh (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 06: Edinburgh

During your included city tour, you’ll get to see the best attractions and learn all about local traditions and stories. Visit Princes Street, Grassmarket, Dean Village, and Holyrood Palace. Overnight in Edinburgh (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 07: Edingburgh – London

Catch your train back to the English capital today, where your holiday ends. (Meals: Breakfast)

Inverness, Mercure Inverness • 4 StarSituated in the heart of Inverness’ vibrant City Centre, Mercure Inverness Hotel boasts a dramatic Highlands backdrop overlooking the peaceful River Ness. This modern 4-star hotel is just six miles from Loch Ness and 200 metres from Inverness railway station, making it the perfect base-camp for guests looking to immerse themselves in Scottish culture. The newly refurbished rooms, restaurant and public areas have transformed the hotel into one of the most desirable stays in the city.

Inverness, Kingsmill • 4 StarThis hotel is beautifully set amidst 4 acres of beautifully-kept gardens and lawns in Inverness. The hotel is located just a 10 minutes’ walking distance from the city centre, where guests can explore the wealth of restaurants, shopping opportunities and entertainment venues that it has to offer. Links to the public transport network are available nearby.

Edinburgh, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton • 4 StarOverlooking The Royal Mile, the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton enjoys a city centre location, close to main shopping streets and attractions. Rooms are spacious, well-appointed, all with complimentary WiFi access. Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Restaurant offers a traditional British menu and some of Marco’s classic dishes. Nineteen Hundred Bar features a lounge, and offers a range of cocktails, a selection of whisky and light snacks and meals.

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    At a Glance

    Scottish Highlands & The Isle of Sky

    7 Days  from £799 pp

    • Starts: London       Ends: London         
    • Departs: Any day
    • Tour Type: Independent
    • Hotel Rating:  4 star  hotels
    • Meals: Breakfast: 6
    • Visiting: Inverness, Isle of Skey & Edinburgh 
    • Countries: Scotland

    Highlights

    Spend a night in Geneva and then travel through the incredible scenery of the Swiss Alps to Venice. Explore the iconic attractions of Venice including the winding canals and St. Mark’s Square. Discover the plethora of exquisite museums and art galleries on offer in Florence, throw a coin in the famous Trevi Fountain and climb the historic Spanish Steps in Rome.

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    Contact us

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