Join us on this magical tour to the land of the faeries passing through some of the most majestic scenery in the whole of Scotland. This is a small group guaranteed tour (no larger than 16 persons).
Pick up from Chamber Street in Edinburgh at 9.30am. We can also organise a pick up in Glasgow enroute (contact us for more information). Places of interest on the journey include: Stirling Castle (from the outside), Glencoe and the famous Eilean Donan Castle where we will stay for a little while as it is the main attraction on this day.
After the visit, we will make our way to the accommodation. We prefer to stay in the Broadford area but Skye books up very quickly so an early booking is advisable.
Depart the accommodation at 8am and making our way to Portree to see the Old Man of Storr followed by Lealt Falls and Kilt Rock. We can then make our way to the west of the island in time for lunch near the Talisker Distillery.
Afterwards we will go back stopping at the Fairy Pools where we can spend another 1 hour - 2 hours depending on the weather. This will be a long day however, it will be broken up with walks and attractions. I have left this day open to what you would like to see on the day and as it’s private, we would be flexible according to weather and how the group feels on the day. The mentioned stops will allow you to see quite a lot of Skye in a short period of time. Duntelm Castle is a ruin as you carry on to the North of the island. If the timings and weather permits, we can also visit here.
Day 3 -
Depart Skye at 8am and make way for Edinburgh passing Loch Ness, Inverness and Aviemore in the Cairngorms. We can stop at Pitlochry in Perthshire for a visit to Eradour Distillery. We will drop you off at Fonab Castle. Places of interest include: Culloden Battlefield and the Clava Cairns outside Inverness, the Ruthven Barracks near Kingussie. (These stops are just photographic opportunities to break up the journey and we would not expect to spend a great deal of time at each) Depending again on the roads will indicate whether we will have enough time to visit Urquhart Castle. To fully experience the castle, you would need at least 1 hour. We can decide this on the day as we will need to be at Pitlochry at a reasonable hour to make the Eradour Distillery in enough time. * If there is time, we can also visit Urquhart Castle. We would have to stay here for 1 hour as it is a large site and if there looks to be any trouble on the roads, we will have to miss it out. Accommodation for the 1 night (3rd October): Fonab Castle - Pitlochry Day 4 - 4th October 2017 Depart from the hotel early in the morning to make your way back for the airport. End