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Arrive Edinburgh

Arrive in Scotland!!! Make your way from Edinburgh Airport to the hotel as you arrive in the capital of Scotland. Check in at your hotel, after which the rest of the day is free for you to meander through the winding cobbled streets of this popular city, as you admire the breath-taking architecture, and soak in its sights and sounds. Embark on a walking tour of Edinburgh to unearth the Secrets of the Royal Mile, a treasure-chest of historic gems. The best way to explore Edinburgh is to follow your feet. Where the buses can't take you, and the guide books don't show you is where our real stories can be found, the closes, wynds, courtyards and homes of Old Edinburgh. We'll paint a vivid picture of our colourful past and people - see the secrets and tell the tales - the culture, crime and politics of Scotland's capital. An experience shared by local professional historians. Fascinating and Revealing.

Early evening a must do is UK's no.1 attraction - The Royal Yacht Britannia which was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. The Britannia experience begins in the Visitor Centre on the second floor of Ocean Terminal. Here you will discover Britannia's fascinating past through exhibits, displays and photographs, before you collect your complimentary audio handset and step on board Britannia, a privilege previously reserved for guests of Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. You will get to see all areas of the Britannia including The Royal Apartments, The Sun Lounge, The Royal bedrooms, The Drawing room, The State Dining Room, The Chief Petty Officers' Mess, The Sick Bay, The Engine Room, The Bridge, The Laundry and The Naafi. The Royal Yacht Britannia is a truly unique five-star visitor experience.

Overnight in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh

Wake up to breakfast this morning and it’s time for you to discover the city at your own pace by hopping aboard the Hop-on Hop-off bus. The 24 hour ticket allows you to see all top sights and attractions in a day. Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century, Edinburgh stands on seven hills creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. What better way to see this fantastic city than from the top of a City Sightseeing Tour Bus. Marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh Castle, see the Royal Mile which joins Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House and discover the fascinating history of this amazing city!

In the afternoon, embark on a unique Scotch Whisky Experience. This visitor attraction brings 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This unique interactive visitor attraction in Edinburgh, allows you to experience the sights, sounds and smells of whisky, and the opportunity to discover how scotch whisky is made. Scotch whisky dates back to the 15th century and probably long before. On the Whisky Heritage Tour you will learn the origins of malt whisky distilling in Scotland. To get you in the mood we offer a "wee dram" (taste) of Scotch for the over 18 years old or a soft drink for the children. Using a specially constructed model you can see how a distillery is laid out. We will show you how all the processes fit together to produce the unique product known as Scotch whisky. The tour is guided by audio visual presentations throughout each stage of the tour.

Overnight in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh – Skye

From Edinburgh we head west to Glasgow and then make our first stop at the picturesque conservation village of Luss, on the 'Bonny, Bonny' banks of Loch Lomond. Travelling north via Tyndrum we pass over the desolate Rannoch Moor before enjoying time to walk and admire the dramatic Glencoe valley, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. After lunch in the Fort William area, we stop for photos at Scotland's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then stop to admire Glen Garry and the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range. Our journey ends in the charming village of Portree, on the Island of Skye, where we check into our accommodation.

Overnight in Portree (Skye).

Skye

After breakfast we depart Portree for a full day's touring - options include a visit to Dunvegan Castle*, or a trip to Uig and a stop to visit Flora MacDonald's grave and the unique Black Houses. We continue our journey where we can view Duntulum Castle, take photos of Kilt Rock and perhaps enjoy a walk at the Lealt Falls. Our tour ends with the opportunity to admire the Old Man of Storr, before we return to Portree.

Overnight in Portree (Skye).

Skye – Edinburgh

We commence our descent via the much-admired Eilean Donan Castle*, backdrop for the movie, 'Highlander'; (interior closed in winter) then move on to the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness. Our journey south continues over Laggan and the Grampian mountains with our last stop in the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before returning to Edinburgh.

Overnight in Edinburgh.

Depart Edinburgh

Following breakfast this morning its time for you to make your way to the airport / train station for your onward journey.

  • 3 nights stay in Edinburgh
  • 2 nights stay in Highlands (Skye, the Highlands and Loch Ness Tour)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Secrets of the Royal Mile
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia entrance ticket - Edinburgh
  • Hop on Hop off Tour - 24 hours - Edinburgh
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