Torridon

Torridon

Highlights:

  • Cairngorm National Park
  • Loch Ness
  • Ullapool and Assynt
  • Applecross & Torridon
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Isle of Skye
  • Glencoe
  • Five Sisters of Kintail

Day 1

Takes you north to Dunkeld, on the banks of the River Tay, before exploring the grandeur of Cairngorm National Park and its ancient pine forests. Following the afternoon here your tour will take you onto the back-roads overlooking mysterious Loch Ness before staying in Ullapool*, your base for 2 nights. (* some tours may stay in Inverness instead of Ullapool during particularly busy times of the year when Ullapool’s accommodation is scarce)

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Day 2

Takes you into the far northern wilderness of Assynt with its mixture of cliffs, rocky inlets and unspoilt beaches. In the afternoon you will visit the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle, the stunning white sand beach at Achmelvich Bay, and the traditional fishing village of Lochinver.

Day 3

Takes you south to Corrieshalloch Gorge and west to the dramatic nature reserve of Torridon, and along the wild coastline to the remote community of Applecross, before travelling along Britain’s highest road to the “tropical” palm tree lined village of Plockton. Then it’s over the sea to Skye, where your base is the picturesque harbour town of Portee for 2 nights.

Day 4

Is a flexible day exploring Skye with options to visit the wild north of the island, the Old Man of Storr, the mountain pass of the Quiraing, Skye’s most westerly point at Neist or the Talisker Distillery.

MAP EH Highland Explorer - Skye and the North West 5 Day TourDay 5

Returns you to the mainland to visit Eilean Donan Castle (set of “Highlander”), before travelling through the rugged scenery of the 5 Sisters of Kintail and Ben Nevis. Your afternoon highlight will be the wilderness of Glencoe before returning to Edinburgh.

Accommodation

Package prices include accommodation in 3* B&B / Guest House or 3* Hotel, with private facilities and breakfast. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term.

*NB On occasions, when villages we stay in have events on, accommodation can be scarce and expensive so we may use other locations for your accommodation on the tour. We will always inform you of this when this is necessary.

Important Information

Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!! Accommodation on this tour is dispersed around Inverness and Portree which are small but hilly! If you have mobility problems or special requirements please let us know when booking. Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.

Departing: Wednesday (Apr – Oct) & Saturday (Mar – Nov, also 14/11/15, 28/11/15, 5/12/15, 19/12/15, 6/2/16, 20/2/16)

Departs: 09.00
Returns: 19.00 approx

Prices per person from:

Adult Child
B&B / Guest House – Twin / Double £499 £399
B&B / Guest House – Single £559 N/A
Hotel – Twin / Double £599 £479
Hotel – Single £669 N/A

Inclusions:

  • Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour, air conditioning as standard
  • Services of a professional driver / guide
  • All ferry and bridge crossings.

Exclusions:

  • Meals and refreshments
  • Entrance fees to all Visitor Attractions.