To experience the Isle of Skye, a minimum of 3 days is required however I would recommend up to 6 days. Skye is one of the most wonderful places on Earth.
Magical Island of Skye
To truly experience the Isle of Skye (one of the most beautiful places on earth), a minimum of 3 days is strongly suggested, however up to 6 days is recommended. (If time is truly of the essence, then a modified two-day tour from either Glasgow or Edinburgh may be arranged.)
Stirling and the Trossachs, Glencoe
Day One: Our first destination is a spectacular of the Firth of Forth, viewing the Forth Bridges and stopping at the Kelpies, two 100ft high steel water horses symbolising Scotland’s industrial heritage. From here we head into the ancient city of Stirling where we will view Stirling Bridge, Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. We travel through the Trossachs, the first national park established in Scotland, taking a break at Loch Lubnaig before heading on to the picturesque Glencoe. We will have a photo stop at Castle Stalker before heading on to the seaside town of Oban where we will spend the evening.
Overnight in Oban
Day Two: From Oban, we head along Loch Linnhe to Fort William. From here you can either take the Jacobite Express steam train (you’ve seen it as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films) or we can drive past the amazing Glenfinnan Viaduct. We will take the ferry from here across the Sound of Sleat and arrive of the Isle of Skye, heading to our accommodation for the evening.
Overnight on Skye
Day Three: We wander the colorful streets of Portree with its busy harbour, before heading to the north of the island to see Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing. We can also experience the spectacular Trotternish Peninsula, and possibly visit the Talisker Distillery for a wee dram!
Overnight on Skye
Day Four: We will visit the Fairy Glen with its secret fairy pools, one of the most beautiful sights in the world. You may also wish to take a boat trip visiting Loch Courisk in the heart of Skye’s spectacular Cullin Mountains. We head off the Isle of Skye via the Skye Road Bridge and travel to the quaint seaside village of Plockton where we will spend the evening.
Overnight in Plockton
Day Five: From Plockton, we head towards Fort Augustus and Loch Ness, with an optional boat trip to search for the famous Loch Ness monster. From here we traverse some of the most rugged terrain in the Scottish Highlands at Spean Bridge, before traveling onwards to Newtonmore Folk Museum. Here we see how people used to live in Scotland in an open-air setting living history site. We will travel on to the Hermitage, with its series of beautiful waterfalls outside of the town of Dunkeld. We will pass Loch Earn before arriving in picturesque Callander, where we will spend the evening.
Overnight in Callander
Day Six: We start our day’s adventure on the Trossachs Trail, passing through the picturesque village of Brig o’ Turk. We visit Loch Katrine for an (optional) journey on the Sir Walter Scott steamship. We then towards the village of Aberfoyle, the Gateway to the Trossachs, passing over the Dukes Pass, with lunch at the Lodge Visitor Centre and explore the forests and waterfalls. We may also visit Doune Castle and Deanston Distillery (optional).