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Guided Walking : Europe

Scotland: The Isle of Skye

Easy to Moderate Terrain: 3-6 Miles Daily

Isle of Skye walking tour map

Against the cobalt blue of the North Atlantic, the Isle of Skye beckons with rugged fishing villages painted in bright pastels, luminous gorse-covered highlands, thatched crofters’ cottages, and legendary whiskey distilleries. It’s a land of rocky shoreline, towering cliffs, and placid bays where you’ll encounter the crumbling castles of ancient clans, serene battlefields, and the lichen-clad ruins of long-abandoned towns. Beneath the ever-present profile of the Cuillin Mountains, you’ll stroll through meadows of sedge and tall grass past Loch an Fhir-Bhallaich on your way to Eas Mor Waterfall, a 200-foot sheet of water plummeting into a shady pool. You’ll walk a pleasant lane past the farms of Old Corry and the ruins of Coirechatachan. Venturing further afield to the Isle of Raasay, enjoy lunch in the island’s historic clan mansion house, once the seat of the powerful MacLeods. It truly is a feast of a region, an earthly paradise where, as Robert Burns wrote, “Nature hangs her mantle green on every blooming tree.”


Tour Highlights:
  • Sample the smooth and smoky Scotch whiskey of Talisker Distillery, a historic crafter on the banks of Loch Harport.
  • Explore the regal halls of Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. It’s been the stronghold of the chiefs of the Clan MacLeod for over 800 years.
  • Walk through history during a tour of Culloden Battlefields, scene of the last pitched conflict on British soil, where the English defeated Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1746.
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Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Tour of Culloden Battlefields

After meeting your group in Inverness, spend the morning touring the Culloden Battlefields and walking along the river Ness. Your afternoon drive follows the shores of legendary Loch Ness and passes through stunning scenery around Glen Shiel en route to the Isle of Skye.

Accommodation: Eilean Iarmain, Sleat

This charming hotel, with spectacular views overlooking the Sound of Sleat on the Isle of Skye, has comfortable rooms with traditional furnishings, and in its public spaces, traditional Highland décor featuring fireplaces and tartan fabrics. Fine cuisine is served by candlelight in the wood-paneled dining room and the on-site bar offers a wide selection of whiskies, local ales, and traditional Scottish music.

Day 2

The Cleared Coast: Boreraig and Suisnish

Today’s longer walk along the Cleared Coast offers dazzling perspectives on Skye’s rugged interior and shoreline. You’ll follow the Marble Line, a historic quarrying railway, then descend to the abandoned, lichen-covered coastal villages of Boreraig and Suisnish. An easier alternative route leads to the ruined 16th-century church of Cill Chriosd.

Accommodation: Eilean Iarmain, Sleat

This charming hotel, with spectacular views overlooking the Sound of Sleat on the Isle of Skye, has comfortable rooms with traditional furnishings, and in its public spaces, traditional Highland décor featuring fireplaces and tartan fabrics. Fine cuisine is served by candlelight in the wood-paneled dining room and the on-site bar offers a wide selection of whiskies, local ales, and traditional Scottish music.

Day 3

Ferry to Isle of Raasay

Ferry across to the scenic Isle of Raasay, where grassy paths between beach and forest lead to your lunch stop at a historic clan mansion. Upon returning to Skye, settle into the magnificently sited Sligachan Hotel.

Accommodation: Sligachan Hotel, Sligachan

Originally built as an inn in the 1830s, the Sligachan Hotel now has a great blend of modern comforts and friendly informality, a favorite among walkers and climbers. Please note that the rooms in this hotel are simpler than those of the other hotels on this tour; however, the location and local ownership enhance the authenticity of the tour and access to walking opportunities.

Day 4

Walk to Glen Brittle or Talisker Bay

This morning’s walk skirts several aquamarine pools linked by waterfalls and rapid to Glen Brittle beach, affording tremendous island vistas. Or a gentler route explores Talisker Bay and the Fiskavaig Peninsula. This afternoon, visit the venerable Talisker whiskey distillery.

Accommodation: Sligachan Hotel, Sligachan

Originally built as an inn in the 1830s, the Sligachan Hotel now has a great blend of modern comforts and friendly informality, a favorite among walkers and climbers. Please note that the rooms in this hotel are simpler than those of the other hotels on this tour; however, the location and local ownership enhance the authenticity of the tour and access to walking opportunities.

Day 5

Ramasaig, the Hoe and Waterstein Cliffs

Enjoy unsurpassed coastal views this morning from the imposing high cliffs of Waterstein Head, or choose an easier itinerary that combines the spectacular Coral Beaches coastal route with the “Two Churches” walk. After lunch, visit Dunvegan Castle, stronghold of the Clan MacLeod for 800 years.

Accommodation: Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree

A 19th-century hunting lodge once belonging to the MacDonald clan, this renovated, elegant hotel is in a stunning location overlooking Portree Bay and the majestic Cuillin Hills. Guest rooms blend classic décor with contemporary comfort. Inviting public spaces include a Victorian-style fireside drawing room. Both the fine dining room and more casual brasserie overlook the lovely gardens and harbor.

Day 6

Flora Macdonald’s Grave and Skye Museum of Island Life

Walk this morning to the plunging cliffs of Rubha Hunish, Skye’s northernmost point and a prime location for viewing marine mammals. A more challenging option, weather conditions permitting, is a walk over the Quirang, an elevated wilderness of fantastic rich formations, pinnacles, and buttresses.

Accommodation: Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree

A 19th-century hunting lodge once belonging to the MacDonald clan, this renovated, elegant hotel is in a stunning location overlooking Portree Bay and the majestic Cuillin Hills. Guest rooms blend classic décor with contemporary comfort. Inviting public spaces include a Victorian-style fireside drawing room. Both the fine dining room and more casual brasserie overlook the lovely gardens and harbor.

Day 7

Departure from Edinburgh

Transfer to Edinburgh, arriving mid- to late afternoon.

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Day 1

Tour of Culloden Battlefields & Inverness riverside walk

After meeting your group in Inverness, spend the morning touring the Culloden Battlefields and walking along the river Ness. Your afternoon drive follows the shores of legendary Loch Ness and passes through stunning scenery around Glen Shiel en route to the Isle of Skye.

Accommodation: Eilean Iarmain, Sleat

This charming hotel, with spectacular views overlooking the Sound of Sleat on the Isle of Skye, has comfortable rooms with traditional furnishings, and in its public spaces, traditional Highland décor featuring fireplaces and tartan fabrics. Fine cuisine is served by candlelight in the wood-paneled dining room and the on-site bar offers a wide selection of whiskies, local ales, and traditional Scottish music.

Day 2

The Cleared Coast

Today’s longer walk along the Cleared Coast offers dazzling perspectives on Skye’s rugged interior and shoreline. You’ll follow the Marble Line, a historic quarrying railway, then descend to the abandoned, lichen-covered coastal villages of Boreraig and Suisnish. An easier alternative route leads to the ruined 16th-century church of Cill Chriosd.

Accommodation: Eilean Iarmain, Sleat

This charming hotel, with spectacular views overlooking the Sound of Sleat on the Isle of Skye, has comfortable rooms with traditional furnishings, and in its public spaces, traditional Highland décor featuring fireplaces and tartan fabrics. Fine cuisine is served by candlelight in the wood-paneled dining room and the on-site bar offers a wide selection of whiskies, local ales, and traditional Scottish music.

Day 3

Loch Coruisk & Glen Sligachan

Ferry across to the scenic Isle of Raasay, where grassy paths between beach and forest lead to your lunch stop at a historic clan mansion. Upon returning to Skye, settle into the magnificently sited Sligachan Hotel.

Accommodation: Sligachan Hotel, Sligachan

Originally built as an inn in the 1830s, the Sligachan Hotel now has a great blend of modern comforts and friendly informality, a favorite among walkers and climbers. Please note that the rooms in this hotel are simpler than those of the other hotels on this tour; however, the location and local ownership enhance the authenticity of the tour and access to walking opportunities.

Day 4

Sligachan Hotel to Glen Brittle

This morning’s walk skirts several aquamarine pools linked by waterfalls and rapids. A more challenging loop climbs from Glen Brittle beach, affording tremendous island vistas before descending to the 200-foot Eas Mor waterfall. A third, gentler route explores Talisker Bay and the Fiskavaig Peninsula. This afternoon, visit the venerable Talisker whiskey distillery.

Accommodation: Sligachan Hotel, Sligachan

Originally built as an inn in the 1830s, the Sligachan Hotel now has a great blend of modern comforts and friendly informality, a favorite among walkers and climbers. Please note that the rooms in this hotel are simpler than those of the other hotels on this tour; however, the location and local ownership enhance the authenticity of the tour and access to walking opportunities.

Day 5

Hoe and Waterstein Cliffs & Dunvegan Castle

Enjoy unsurpassed coastal views this morning from the imposing high cliffs of Waterstein Head, or choose an easier itinerary that combines the spectacular Coral Beaches coastal route with the “Two Churches” walk. After lunch, visit Dunvegan Castle, stronghold of the Clan MacLeod for 800 years.

Accommodation: Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree

A 19th-century hunting lodge once belonging to the MacDonald clan, this renovated, elegant hotel is in a stunning location overlooking Portree Bay and the majestic Cuillin Hills. Guest rooms blend classic décor with contemporary comfort. Inviting public spaces include a Victorian-style fireside drawing room. Both the fine dining room and more casual brasserie overlook the lovely gardens and harbor.

Day 6

Flora Macdonald’s Grave & Skye Museum of Island Life

Walk this morning to the plunging cliffs of Rubha Hunish, Skye’s northernmost point and a prime location for viewing marine mammals. Later, explore the legendary Quiraing, an elevated wilderness of fantastic rock formations, pinnacles, and buttresses, or choose a gentler coastal walk to 17th-century Caisteal Uisdean.

Accommodation: Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree

A 19th-century hunting lodge once belonging to the MacDonald clan, this renovated, elegant hotel is in a stunning location overlooking Portree Bay and the majestic Cuillin Hills. Guest rooms blend classic décor with contemporary comfort. Inviting public spaces include a Victorian-style fireside drawing room. Both the fine dining room and more casual brasserie overlook the lovely gardens and harbor.

Day 7

Departure from Portree

Transfer to Glasgow, arriving mid- to late afternoon.

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Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Edinburgh, Scotland

Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.

Arrival

Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland

Upon arrival at Edinburgh Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign will meet you as you exit the baggageclaim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer will be provided to the Glen Mhor Hotel and Apartments in Inverness, approximately three hours away. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

Accommodation: Glen Mohr Hotel and Apartments, Inverness

A collection of stylish Victorian houses along the tree-lined River Ness Bank offers comfortable riverside rooms with contemporary furnishings in muted colors, along with deep bathtubs and in-room tea- and coffee-making facilities. An onsite bistro serves a contemporary French-inspired menu and the cozy fireside bar is a local favorite

Day 1

Join Your Country Walkers Scotland: The Isle of Skye tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel. Your guides and host will meet you at the Glen Mohr Hotel and Apartments at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. Your guides will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Please refer to the Scotland: The Isle of Skye (7-day/6-night) itinerary for full tour details.

After meeting your group in Inverness, spend the morning touring the Culloden Battlefields and walking along the river Ness. Your afternoon drive follows the shores of legendary Loch Ness and passes through stunning scenery around Glen Shiel en route to the Isle of Skye.

Accommodation: Eilean Iarmain, Sleat

This charming hotel, with spectacular views overlooking the Sound of Sleat on the Isle of Skye, has comfortable rooms with traditional furnishings, and in its public spaces, traditional Highland décor featuring fireplaces and tartan fabrics. Fine cuisine is served by candlelight in the wood-paneled dining room and the on-site bar offers a wide selection of whiskies, local ales, and traditional Scottish music.

Day 2

The Cleared Coast: Boreraig and Suisnish

Today’s longer walk along the Cleared Coast offers dazzling perspectives on Skye’s rugged interior and shoreline. You’ll follow the Marble Line, a historic quarrying railway, then descend to the abandoned, lichen-covered coastal villages of Boreraig and Suisnish. An easier alternative route leads to the ruined 16th-century church of Cill Chriosd.

Accommodation: Eilean Iarmain, Sleat

This charming hotel, with spectacular views overlooking the Sound of Sleat on the Isle of Skye, has comfortable rooms with traditional furnishings, and in its public spaces, traditional Highland décor featuring fireplaces and tartan fabrics. Fine cuisine is served by candlelight in the wood-paneled dining room and the on-site bar offers a wide selection of whiskies, local ales, and traditional Scottish music.

Day 3

Ferry to Isle of Raasay

Ferry across to the scenic Isle of Raasay, where grassy paths between beach and forest lead to your lunch stop at a historic clan mansion. Upon returning to Skye, settle into the magnificently sited Sligachan Hotel.

Accommodation: Sligachan Hotel, Sligachan

Originally built as an inn in the 1830s, the Sligachan Hotel now has a great blend of modern comforts and friendly informality, a favorite among walkers and climbers. Please note that the rooms in this hotel are simpler than those of the other hotels on this tour; however, the location and local ownership enhance the authenticity of the tour and access to walking opportunities.

Day 4

Walk to Glen Brittle or Talisker Bay

This morning’s walk skirts several aquamarine pools linked by waterfalls and rapid to Glen Brittle beach, affording tremendous island vistas. Or a gentler route explores Talisker Bay and the Fiskavaig Peninsula. This afternoon, visit the venerable Talisker whiskey distillery.

Accommodation: Sligachan Hotel, Sligachan

Originally built as an inn in the 1830s, the Sligachan Hotel now has a great blend of modern comforts and friendly informality, a favorite among walkers and climbers. Please note that the rooms in this hotel are simpler than those of the other hotels on this tour; however, the location and local ownership enhance the authenticity of the tour and access to walking opportunities.

Day 5

Ramasaig, the Hoe and Waterstein Cliffs

Enjoy unsurpassed coastal views this morning from the imposing high cliffs of Waterstein Head, or choose an easier itinerary that combines the spectacular Coral Beaches coastal route with the “Two Churches” walk. After lunch, visit Dunvegan Castle, stronghold of the Clan MacLeod for 800 years.

Accommodation: Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree

A 19th-century hunting lodge once belonging to the MacDonald clan, this renovated, elegant hotel is in a stunning location overlooking Portree Bay and the majestic Cuillin Hills. Guest rooms blend classic décor with contemporary comfort. Inviting public spaces include a Victorian-style fireside drawing room. Both the fine dining room and more casual brasserie overlook the lovely gardens and harbor.

Day 6

Flora Macdonald’s Grave and Skye Museum of Island Life

Walk this morning to the plunging cliffs of Rubha Hunish, Skye’s northernmost point and a prime location for viewing marine mammals. A more challenging option, weather conditions permitting, is a walk over the Quirang, an elevated wilderness of fantastic rich formations, pinnacles, and buttresses.

Accommodation: Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree

A 19th-century hunting lodge once belonging to the MacDonald clan, this renovated, elegant hotel is in a stunning location overlooking Portree Bay and the majestic Cuillin Hills. Guest rooms blend classic décor with contemporary comfort. Inviting public spaces include a Victorian-style fireside drawing room. Both the fine dining room and more casual brasserie overlook the lovely gardens and harbor.

Day 7

Departure from Edinburgh

Transfer to Edinburgh, arriving mid- to late afternoon.

Post-Night

Tour Departure in Edinburgh

After enjoying breakfast in Portree and traveling with your group to Edinburgh, a private coach brings you to the George Hotel for your post-tour night. (Dinner is on your own.)

Accommodation: George Hotel, Edinburgh

A collection of stylish Victorian houses along the tree-lined River Ness Bank offers comfortable riverside rooms with contemporary furnishings in muted colors, along with deep bathtubs and in-room tea- and coffee-making facilities. An onsite bistro serves a contemporary French-inspired menu and the cozy fireside bar is a local favThis four-star boutique hotel located in the heart of Edinburgh on famous George Street is within walking distance of some of the city’s most well-known historic landmarks and shopping areas. Composed of a series of structures dating from the late 18th century, a complete renovation assures plush guestrooms as well as the rooftop Panorama indoor/outdoor bar with stunning views over Edinburgh.orite

Departure

This morning a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to Edinburgh Airport based on your departure time.

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Glasgow

2 nights from only $548*

  • Two nights at the Grand Central Hotel†
  • Small-group airport transfer
  • Two Breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Scotland with an additional two nights in Glasgow. Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe, a vibrant city of style and culture. Glasgow is also home to world famous art collections and museums and is a must-see for the splendor of Scotland’s best known architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whose style adorns many unique attractions throughout the city. A visit to the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens set in historic Glasgow Green or to Glasgow Cathedral, standing proudly in the heart of the city won’t disappoint. Or, take a train from the adjoining station for a day in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Here, for a taste of British high-drama, visit the legendary Edinburgh Castle, high atop the volcanic Castle Rock and flanked by the city’s Old Town of Reformation-era buildings and quaint pub-lined alleys. Browse the shops of the Royal Mile or climb the peak of Arthur’s Seat.

Whatever you pick, you can feel comfortable returning to a four-star hotel—a luxurious, historic retreat in the heart of the city.

Single Supplement: $148

*2016 Edinburgh Pre-Tour price is $748 / Single +$648.
†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • One night at the Glen Mohr Hotel and Apartments in Inverness and one night at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow*
  • Two breakfasts
  • 7-day/6-night Scotland: The Isle of Skye guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Glasgow
2 nights from only $548*

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Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Glasgow, Scotland

Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.

Arrival

Arrive in Glasgow, Scotland; transfer to Inverness, Scotland

Upon arrival at Glasgow Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign will meet you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer will be provided to the Glen Mhor Hotel and Apartments in Inverness, approximately three hours away. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

Accommodation: Glen Mohr Hotel and Apartments, Inverness

A collection of stylish Victorian houses along the tree-lined River Ness Bank offers comfortable riverside rooms with contemporary furnishings in muted colors, along with deep bathtubs and in-room tea- and coffee-making facilities. An onsite bistro serves a contemporary French-inspired menu and the cozy fireside bar is a local favorite

Day 1

Join Your Country Walkers Scotland: The Isle of Skye tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel. Your guides and host will meet you at the Glen Mohr Hotel and Apartments at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. Your guides will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.
Please refer to the Scotland: The Isle of Skye (7-day/6-night) itinerary for full tour details.

After meeting your group in Inverness, spend the morning touring the Culloden Battlefields and walking along the river Ness. Your afternoon drive follows the shores of legendary Loch Ness and passes through stunning scenery around Glen Shiel en route to the Isle of Skye.

Accommodation: Eilean Iarmain, Sleat

This charming hotel, with spectacular views overlooking the Sound of Sleat on the Isle of Skye, has comfortable rooms with traditional furnishings, and in its public spaces, traditional Highland décor featuring fireplaces and tartan fabrics. Fine cuisine is served by candlelight in the wood-paneled dining room and the on-site bar offers a wide selection of whiskies, local ales, and traditional Scottish music.

Day 2

The Cleared Coast

Today’s longer walk along the Cleared Coast offers dazzling perspectives on Skye’s rugged interior and shoreline. You’ll follow the Marble Line, a historic quarrying railway, then descend to the abandoned, lichen-covered coastal villages of Boreraig and Suisnish. An easier alternative route leads to the ruined 16th-century church of Cill Chriosd.

Accommodation: Eilean Iarmain, Sleat

This charming hotel, with spectacular views overlooking the Sound of Sleat on the Isle of Skye, has comfortable rooms with traditional furnishings, and in its public spaces, traditional Highland décor featuring fireplaces and tartan fabrics. Fine cuisine is served by candlelight in the wood-paneled dining room and the on-site bar offers a wide selection of whiskies, local ales, and traditional Scottish music.

Day 3

Loch Coruisk & Glen Sligachan

Ferry across to the scenic Isle of Raasay, where grassy paths between beach and forest lead to your lunch stop at a historic clan mansion. Upon returning to Skye, settle into the magnificently sited Sligachan Hotel.

Accommodation: Sligachan Hotel, Sligachan

Originally built as an inn in the 1830s, the Sligachan Hotel now has a great blend of modern comforts and friendly informality, a favorite among walkers and climbers. Please note that the rooms in this hotel are simpler than those of the other hotels on this tour; however, the location and local ownership enhance the authenticity of the tour and access to walking opportunities.

Day 4

Sligachan Hotel to Glen Brittle

This morning’s walk skirts several aquamarine pools linked by waterfalls and rapids. A more challenging loop climbs from Glen Brittle beach, affording tremendous island vistas before descending to the 200-foot Eas Mor waterfall. A third, gentler route explores Talisker Bay and the Fiskavaig Peninsula. This afternoon, visit the venerable Talisker whiskey distillery.

Accommodation: Sligachan Hotel, Sligachan

Originally built as an inn in the 1830s, the Sligachan Hotel now has a great blend of modern comforts and friendly informality, a favorite among walkers and climbers. Please note that the rooms in this hotel are simpler than those of the other hotels on this tour; however, the location and local ownership enhance the authenticity of the tour and access to walking opportunities.

Day 5

Hoe and Waterstein Cliffs & Dunvegan Castle

Enjoy unsurpassed coastal views this morning from the imposing high cliffs of Waterstein Head, or choose an easier itinerary that combines the spectacular Coral Beaches coastal route with the “Two Churches” walk. After lunch, visit Dunvegan Castle, stronghold of the Clan MacLeod for 800 years.

Accommodation: Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree

A 19th-century hunting lodge once belonging to the MacDonald clan, this renovated, elegant hotel is in a stunning location overlooking Portree Bay and the majestic Cuillin Hills. Guest rooms blend classic décor with contemporary comfort. Inviting public spaces include a Victorian-style fireside drawing room. Both the fine dining room and more casual brasserie overlook the lovely gardens and harbor.

Day 6

Flora Macdonald’s Grave & Skye Museum of Island Life

Walk this morning to the plunging cliffs of Rubha Hunish, Skye’s northernmost point and a prime location for viewing marine mammals. Later, explore the legendary Quiraing, an elevated wilderness of fantastic rock formations, pinnacles, and buttresses, or choose a gentler coastal walk to 17th-century Caisteal Uisdean.

Accommodation: Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree

A 19th-century hunting lodge once belonging to the MacDonald clan, this renovated, elegant hotel is in a stunning location overlooking Portree Bay and the majestic Cuillin Hills. Guest rooms blend classic décor with contemporary comfort. Inviting public spaces include a Victorian-style fireside drawing room. Both the fine dining room and more casual brasserie overlook the lovely gardens and harbor.

Day 7

Departure from Portree

Transfer to Glasgow, arriving mid- to late afternoon.

Post-Night

Tour Departure in Glasgow

After enjoying breakfast in Portree and traveling with your group to Glasgow, a private coach brings you to the Grand Central Hotel for your post-tour night. (Dinner is on your own.)

Accommodation: Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

This four-star historic hotel located in the heart of Glasgow stands proud on Central Station in the hub of the Style Mile. It is within walking distance of some of the city’s most well-known historic landmarks and shopping areas. Its stunning Victorian architecture sympathetically restored original features and modern touches combine to create a timeless elegance and glamour.

Departure

This morning a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to Glasgow Airport based on your departure time. Your guides will confirm the transfer time while on tour.

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Glasgow

2 nights from only $548*

  • Two nights at the Grand Central Hotel†
  • Small-group airport transfer
  • Two Breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Scotland with an additional two nights in Glasgow. Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe, a vibrant city of style and culture. Glasgow is also home to world famous art collections and museums and is a must-see for the splendor of Scotland’s best known architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whose style adorns many unique attractions throughout the city. A visit to the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens set in historic Glasgow Green or to Glasgow Cathedral, standing proudly in the heart of the city won’t disappoint. Or, take a train from the adjoining station for a day in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Here, for a taste of British high-drama, visit the legendary Edinburgh Castle, high atop the volcanic Castle Rock and flanked by the city’s Old Town of Reformation-era buildings and quaint pub-lined alleys. Browse the shops of the Royal Mile or climb the peak of Arthur’s Seat.

Whatever you pick, you can feel comfortable returning to a four-star hotel—a luxurious, historic retreat in the heart of the city.

Single Supplement: $148

*2016 Edinburgh Pre-Tour price is $748 / Single +$648.
†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • One night at the Glen Mohr Hotel and Apartments in Inverness and one night at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow*
  • Two breakfasts
  • 7-day/6-night Scotland: The Isle of Skye guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Glasgow
2 nights from only $548*

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Dates & Prices

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Jun 4 - Jun 10 $4,548 $798
Jul 9 - Jul 15 $4,548 $798
Jul 16 - Jul 22 $4,548 $798
Aug 11 - Aug 17 $4,548 $798
Aug 20 - Aug 26 $4,548 $798

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Jun 2 - Jun 11 $5,798
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Jul 7 - Jul 16 $5,898 $1,048
Jul 14 - Jul 23 $5,898 $1,048
Aug 9 - Aug 18 $5,898 $1,048
Aug 18 - Aug 27 $5,898 $1,048

Private Adventure

Make this Tour a Private Adventure

You can transform this itinerary into an exclusive experience for you and your fellow guests. Enjoy all the same walks and inclusions as on our traditional tours, in the company of the same expert guides. Simply gather your friends, choose your preferred departure date, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Stuart Hall
Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall was born in Dundee, Scotland, and has traveled widely throughout Southeast Asia, Australia, and Europe. Stuart has lived in Aberfoyle, in the heart of the Trossachs, for sixteen years and enjoys a variety of outdoor sports, including climbing and hiking in the Scottish hills. He frequently spends time on the Isle of Skye both as a guide and as a traveler.

Ruth Hackney
Ruth Hackney

Raised near Manchester in northern England, Ruth Hackney has always been a passionate hiker and a history enthusiast. She majored in Oriental Studies at King’s College, Cambridge, then taught in India for 2 years, followed by a year studying in Australia on a Rotary Foundation Scholarship. Since 1987 she has lived in Southern Greece but returns to her native Scotland to share with our guests her deep affection for the history, landscapes, and culture of this unique country.

Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson is a Scottish Highlands-based kayaker, writer and environmentalist, best known for his adventure travel writing. Educated in Aberdeenshire and Edinburgh University, he graduated with an honors degree in Philosophy. Having worked with many of the major Scottish conservation and environmental organizations, he is now a freelance environmental contractor and trainer specializing in traditional stonework and thatching. Among his greatest pleasures are unspoiled coastlines and good books.

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Austria:

Austria & Germany: Bavaria & the Tyrol

Flight + Tour Combo

From $5,848 USD

11 days, 10 nights

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Croatia:

Croatia: The Dalmatian Coast

Flight + Tour Combo

From $5,798 USD

11 days, 10 nights

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Czech Republic:

Czech Republic: Vienna to Prague

Flight + Tour Combo

From $5,348 USD

10 days, 9 nights

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