Destination Ireland - vacations and travel

Scottish Highlands & Islands

Scotland

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Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Destination Ireland 24 people max
  • Edinburgh, scotland, united kingdom
  • Culture & Nature trips
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Enjoy an amazing tour that combines the best of the grandeur of the Highlands scenery with hops between the unspoilt islands of the Outer Hebrides! Explore the Isle of Skye, with its famous rugged Cuillins and Quiraing Mountains and experience the lonely beauty of Lewis and Harris, then take the ferry to the fascinating Isle of Mull and the Isle of Iona, to see the famous Abbey.

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Scotland

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3 testimonials about the provider, Destination Ireland:

  • Reviewer: located in CA
    "From our first phone call to Destinations Ireland & Beyond, our family knew we were in good hands. Their team custom designed what can only be described as our perfect dream tour of Ireland."
    5
  • Reviewer: located in AZ
    "Our Family had a wonderful time, you arranged the perfect itinerary for each member. Your knowledge of Ireland was excellent."
    5
  • Reviewer: located in FL
    "You arranged a perfect getaway for the members of our department. It turned out to be a great success as well as worry free and superbly organised. We look forward to our next get away in Scotland."
    5

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1: The Isle of Skye

Arrive at Inverness airport, pick up your rental or chauffeur driven car and head west to the Isle of Skye via Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit and Urqhart Castle. (Kinloch Lodge, 2- Nights)

Day 2: The Isle of Skye

Explore Skye, with its famous rugged Cuillins and Quiraing Mountains, visit the picture postcard village of Portree, the Talisker Whisky Distillery and Dunvegan Castle.

Day 3: Lewis and Harris

Take the car ferry from Tarbert on the Isle of Skye to Uig on the Isle of Lewis and Harris. Explore the lonely beauty of Lewis and Harris, visiting the capital Stornoway, St. Clements Church and some of the many prehistoric remains. (Scarista House, 2-Nights)

Experience the Scottish Islands at their best         Scottish Highlands vacation

Day 4: Lewis and Harris

Visit the Callanish Standing Stone, the Dun Carloway Broch and Steinacleit Cairn & Stone Circle. Or swim off one of the pristine white sand beaches in the mild waters of the Gulf Stream.

Day 5: North & South Uist

Today take the short car ferry trip to North and South Uist. Explore the island, with its bird sanctuaries and many lakes and small islets. A day for unwinding amongst tranquil beauty. (Langass Lodge, 1-Night)

Day 6: Mull & Iona

Your ferry today takes you to the fascinating Isle of Mull. Visit the delightful fishing port of Tobermory, Duart Castle, the Eas Fors waterfall and the Macquarie Mausoleum. Don't miss the short ferry ride to the Isle of Iona, to see the famous Abbey. (Highland Cottage, 1-Night)

Day 7: Oban

Today take the ferry from Craignure to Oban. Visit the Caithness Glass factory, McCaig's Tower and nearby Dunstaffnage Castle. Stay the night in Oban or drive on to the historic mediaeval Culcreuch Castle on the way to Glasgow.(Foxholes Hotel, 1-Night)

Day 8: Depart Scotland

Drive to Edinburgh or Glasgow airport, return your car and fly home.

Optional Add-on Tour

Arrive at Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports, where you can stay 2 nights in Edinburgh. Visit Edinburgh Castle and see the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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