The Highlands, Isle of Skye & Edinburgh

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The Highlands, Isle of Skye & Edinburgh

  • A relaxed drive and hike tour exploring Skye, the Highlands, Perthshire and Edinburgh
  • Walk the Storr and Quiraing on Skye's Trotternish Ridge
  • Visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle on the west coast - a must-see!
  • Stop en route for a distillery tour or try Perthshire's charming bakeries
  • Overnight in Scotland's beautiful capital city, complete with castle of course!
Discover the best of the romantic Highlands, the mystical Isle of Skye and majesty of Edinburgh on this walking and discovery self-drive tour of Scotland. Deep brooding lochs, jagged peaks, imposing castles and freshly-caught seafood are just a few of the delights you can look forward to. Arriving in Glasgow, then head north through Glencoe and on to photogenic Eilean Donan Castle. Stay in delightful loch-side locations; Dornie and Portree. Cross to the Isle of Skye; a walker’s paradise with colourful harbour-side villages. Catch the ferry back to the mainland and follow the iconic Road to the Isles to Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis. You have a wonderful choice of walks to enjoy on this comprehensive drive-hike adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Glasgow Day 2 Drive to Dornie and short optional walk 2.5 miles / 4 km Day 3 Falls of Glomach Walk 11 miles / 17.5 km Day 4 Optional Walks in the Heart of Skye 10 miles / 16.5 km Day 5 Optional walks at Trotternish or the Quiraing 8 miles / 13 km Day 6 Drive the "Road to the Isles" 7 miles / 11 km Day 7 Walk Steall Falls (Glen Nevis) or Ben Nevis 8 miles / 13 km Day 8 Drive south to Edinburgh through Perthshire Day 9 Onward travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 10kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 10kg is equivalent to 18 lattes.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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