"Merry of soul he sailed on a day, over the sea to Skye…" Today the Skye Bridge takes us across to the iconic Isle of Skye where we marvel at the legendary landscape of the Island. This multi-centre tour takes in some of west Scotland's most spectacular and iconic scenery, castles and gardens. Image Eilean Donan Castle - Laura Harrison
Detailed Overview

Hotel

3* Winnock Hotel, Drymen

A very warm welcome awaits you at The Winnock, an award winning hotel located on the village green in pretty Drymen. All 73 comfortable bedrooms are traditional in style, furnished in tartan fabrics. There is a large, bright restaurant and a relaxing, informal bar.

• Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Television • Telephone • Wi-Fi • Iron • Wake up Service/alarm clock • Hairdryer • There is no lift at this hotel but ground floor rooms are available •

3* Dunollie Hotel, Isle Of Skye

The Dunollie Hotel is set by the waterside of Broadford Bay with magnificent views across the sea to Loch Kishorn and the Applecross Hills.

• Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Lounge • Wi-Fi • Flat screen TV • Complimentary toiletries • Wake-up service/alarm clock • Hair dryer • There are steps throughout the hotel and no lift access, so the hotel is not ideally suited for wheelchairs or scooters •

3*  Salutation Hotel, Perth

The Salutation Hotel is situated in the heart of the historic City of Perth. Reported to be the oldest established hotel in Scotland, The Salutation has been welcoming guests through its doors since 1699. One of the most famous patrons was Bonnie Prince Charlie who stayed in 1745, at the height of his struggle to regain the throne for the Stuart Kings. Today, the welcome is as warm as it ever. 

• Restaurant • Bar • Free Wi-Fi • Television • Telephone • Tea/coffee in room • Complimentary toiletries • Hair dryer • Iron & ironing board (on request) • Ground floor rooms available • There is a lift at this hotel •

Price includes

Winnock Hotel

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome drinks reception

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Porterage

Dunollie Hotel

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3-course carvery menu 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Porterage



Salutation Hotel, Perth

  • 1 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course dinner menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

Holiday inn Preston, Preston

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast 

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

Attractions

  • 2-hour return cruise on the Steamship Sir Walter Scott

  • Entrance to Eilean Donan Castle

  • Entrance to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

  • Entrance to Loch Ness Cruise

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We make our way up the country and to our first hotel stop of the tour in Preston.

Day 2

This morning we carry on our journey, crossing over to Scotland and to the Winnock Hotel.

Day 3

Loch Katrine Cruise
We spend today taking in the spectacular scenery en route to our first destination, Loch Katrine. Departing from the Trossochs Pier, we enjoy an awe-inspiring cruise on the world-famous Steamship Sir Walter Scott. Gliding past stunning Trossachs landmarks, the friendly crew will regale us with tales and legends of the Loch while we sit back and relax in comfort. Next, we head for the pretty bustling tourist town of Callander, the location for the original Doctor Findlay's Casebook TV series. We have free time to enjoy lunch and explore before heading back to our hotel the Winnock.

Day 4

Eilean Donan Castle & Journey to Skye
We leave Loch Lomond behind today and make our way to Skye journeying through spectacular countryside. Travelling via Fort William, we stop at the famous Eilean Donan Castle, situated on an island and surrounded by majestic scenery. We explore the inside of the castle before making our way back to the hotel. We continue to the famous Skye Bridge for our crossing to the mystical island of Skye, our home for the next two nights.

Day 5

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens , Trotternish & Portree
Today we make our way to the north west corner of Skye to visit famous Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Built on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Dunvegan (once entirely encircled by the sea) Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. After our visit here, we enjoy a scenic drive up the Trotternish Peninsula, home to the Old Man of Storr, before returning to our hotel via the picturesque harbour town of Portree. Set around a natural harbour and fringed by high ground and cliffs, the town is a popular tourist destination.

Day 6

Cruise Loch Ness & Perth
This morning we cross to the mainland and embark upon a scenic journey to Loch Ness. We attempt to track down the world's shyest monster on a 50 minute cruise of legendary Loch Ness, departing from Fort Augustus on the southern shores. Brimming with history and monster tales, the real stars of the Loch are its castles, monuments and scenery.
From here we follow the coastal road north to our next hotel in Perth where we have some time to ecplore the he 'Fair City' of Perth, with its tall spires and River Tay flowing through it. It inspired Sir Walter Scott to pen 'The Fair Maid of Perth' which in turn inspired Bizet's opera.
Perth boasts an array of monuments, art galleries and museums you can explore, as well as being able to take in the historic atmosphere by wandering the cobbled streets of Georgian town houses.

Day 7

We head south to our overnight hotel in the Preston area.

Day 8

We head further south to meet our feeder drivers for the journeys back to our house.

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