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Highlights

  • 3 day private sight-seeing tour is lead by your very own guide
  • You will be chauffeured around in the comfort of your very own air-conditioned vehicle.
  • A memorable experience with local knowledge by local people.
  • Visit the Glencoe Mountains & Film Location
  • Visit Castle Plockton
  • See Skye Mountains with Boat Trip, Castle and Distillery Visit
  • See the infamous Loch Ness with a Optional Boat Trip
  • Visit Cairngorm National Park
  • Visit setting of the infamous massacre and film location for James Bond.
  • Visit the Doune Castle

What to Expect

This 3 day private sight-seeing tour is lead by your very own guide who will pick you up and drop you off each day from your hotel. You will be chauffeured around in the comfort of your very own air-conditioned vehicle. With the luxury of stoping for as long or as little as you like at your very own pace. A memorable experience with local knowledge by local people.
Please note this is a guided sight-seeing tour only.

Day One
Departing from your hotel in Edinburgh or other location at 8.30am, we proceed directly to Doune Castle and stop to take some photographs or to visit. An interesting 13thC castle used as a hunting lodge by the Stuart Kings and Queens, it rocketed to fame when featured in Monty Python’s Holy Grail and, more recently, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.

We continue our journey into the Highlands, passing impressive mountains and majestic glens, stopping briefly at Loch Lubnaig for some photos and coffee.

We then proceed to the Blackmount viewpoint and then into atmospheric Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre and film location for James Bond, the World is Never Enough.

We stop for lunch in Fort William, the largest town of the Highlands. You could choose to visit the West Highland museum which is free of charge.

After lunch, we stop at the Commando Memorial, a great sculpture with interesting military history, where on a clear day Ben Nevis, out highest mountain can be seen.

Next, we travel along the wonderful Glen Shiel, stopping to view Eilean Donan Castle. This is a brief glimpse of what is to come, as we return here first thing on day three to visit.

We then make the short drive to our destination, Plockton, our base for two nights. Plockton is one of Scotland’s prettiest villages, with its coastal views, lovely buildings, palm trees and seals.

Day Two
We depart Plockton at 9am and cross over the sea to Skye using the Skye Bridge, once with its controversial tolls, but now free.

A flexible day on Skye. We could drive to Elgol for a scenic boat trip to the base of the Cullin Mountains. Few things come close in terms of experience on a clear day.

If walking is your thing, we could walk to the Faery Pools, Neist Point Lighthouse or the Coral Beach, which are all great places to explore.

These walks could be combined with Talisker Whisky distillery or a visit to Dunvegan Castle, where you can discover the legend of the faery Flag. Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the seat of the Chiefs of the Clan Macleod for 800 years. Some of the group could walk while the others visit Talisker or Dunvegan.

There are many good places to stop for lunch on the Island. Portree, the capital, could be a good lunch stop with its colourful harbour and bustling island charm. There is a great selection of shops here too.

We could also spend some time in the far North of the Island, the Trotternish peninsula. There is so much to see here, including The Kilt Rock viewpoint, the mountain pass of the Quiraing, Flora Macdonald’s grave and the Museum of Island Life.

So, let us know what you enjoy most and we will tailor your day around Skye to your requirements.

Day Three
On the morning of day 3, we leave the beautiful village of Plockton at 9.00am and make for Eilean Donan Castle, often described as Scotland’s most photographed castle. It has featured in many films including Highlander and Maid of Honour. If we are lucky there will be a bagpiper.

We continue our journey to Fort Augustus, on the banks of the atmospheric and beautiful Loch Ness. A beautiful place to stop for lunch and explore the locks on the Caledonian Canal. It is possible to take a one hour long Loch Ness boat trip from here.

We then proceed into the Cairngorm National park, making our last stop of the tour in the Victorian town, Pitlochry, before returning to Edinburgh at around 7pm.


What is included

  • Private vehicle
  • Personal tour guide
  • 3 day guided tour
  • Price includes up to 4 people
  • Please note this is a guided sight-seeing tour only.

What to bring

  • A camera
  • Accommodation not included

Please note

Please note that accomodation is not included.
Book accommodation of your own choice in Plockton.


About your Localist

Richard

We offer tours and travel for individual small groups of guests. Encounter a more personal experience, more time on the backroads where larger vehicles cannot reach, greater flexibility, Increased levels of comfort and more stops.

All in all, a greatly enhanced and more memorable experience


Language

  • English


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