This spectacular holiday to the quintessential Isle of Skye is one for appreciating some of Scotland’s most iconic landscapes that are sure to leave a lasting impression on you. Skye is a truly magical place, with countless ways to enchant you. The island has a wealth of history, from prehistoric sites to brooding castles. Learn about long ago feuds of rivalling clans, Jacobite battles, and the devastation of crofting communities during the Highland Clearances. With its miles of dramatic coastline, magnificent mountain ranges and captivating history, it is time to go on an adventure.
- Luxury Coach Travel
- 5 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal
-Entry to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
-Entry to the Isle of Skye Museum of Island Life
-Entry to Eilean Donan Castle
|Overnight Hotel - Golden Jubilee Hotel, Glasgow
The Dunollie Hotel, Isle of Skye is a recently refurbished hotel by the serene waterside of Broadford Bay and overlooking the old harbour wall. With magnificent views across the sea to Loch Kishorn and the Applecross hills, this large hotel is the perfect base to explore an area rich in history.
Return Overnight - The King Robert Hotel, Stirling
Day One – This morning we leave and head north to our overnight hotel, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Glasgow. We will be welcomed with a tea/coffee before our three-course evening meal.
Day Two – After a leisurely Scottish breakfast at the hotel, we will continue for the last part of the journey to the idyllic Isle of Skye. On route, we will visit Fort William for a lunch stop. We will then drive through the majestic scenery this island is famous for, before arrival at the Dunollie Hotel on the Isle of Skye, where our evening meal awaits.
Day Three – This morning, we head north to start exploring the island. We start with a visit back in time as we head to the award-winning Isle of Skye Museum of Island Life. This museum offers visitors a unique experience and a true insight into island life in a Highland village a hundred years ago. We will then head for a quick stop at Kilt Rock waterfall for your viewpoint photograph of the Mealt waterfall and the cliff which looks strikingly like a pleated kilt. This afternoon, we head to the picturesque harbour town of Portree. This capital of the island and the cultural centre for Skye is the perfect location for us to explore. Surrounded by impressive hills of Ben Tianavaig, Suidh Fhinn and Ben Chrachaig, there is plenty to do, whether you want to stroll around the harbour and take in the awe-inspiring views, browse the various shops or grab a bite to eat at one of the traditional cafes or restaurants available. It is then time to head back to the hotel, in time for our evening meal.
Day Four – After breakfast at the hotel, we head to the striking Dunvegan castle and gardens. Opened to the public in 1933, the number of visitors has since risen from a few hundred to tens of thousands, and when we get there, you will understand why. Known as one of the greatest Hebridean castles, it has proudly been continuously occupied by the same family for 800 years. After some time here to enjoy the castles rich history, extensive formal gardens, and the MacLeod Tables Café, we will head to the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye; the Talisker Distillery. Set on the shores of Loch Harport, with dramatic views of the Cuillins, this whisky distillery produces an alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt is so easy to enjoy and is said to be like the island – hard to leave.
Day Five – It’s time to leave the beautiful island of Skye, but the breath-taking views haven’t finished yet. On route to our overnight hotel in Stirling, we will head to the magnificent Eilean Donan Castle. This 13th century castle, situated on an island where three great lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, is recognised as one of the most iconic images of Scotland all over the world.
Day Six - Sadly, it’s time to head home. After breakfast at the hotel, we drive south to Pembrokeshire, with comfort stops on route.