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Discover Edinburgh and the Isle of Skye

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 657

Explore Scotland’s capital and its most famous island on this short United Kingdom vacation. Start in Edinburgh, where you’ll have two days to explore the Old Town and head on a bus tour to famous monuments. Then connect to the Isle of Skye to explore the ancient landscape and stunning history of this legendary island.


This 5-day Scottish vacation takes you from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye. It features moderate accommodations, small group tours, and is a great introduction to Scotland.

Your journey begins in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Upon arrival, you’ll have a day to settle in and explore Edinburgh on your own based out of your charming hotel in the Old Town. On your first full day in the city, you’ll head on a small group bus tour to several of the city’s most popular sites, including Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, and Calton Hill, including Holyrood Park and Holyrood Palace. After getting a taste for Edinburgh, head north on route to the Isle of Skye. You’ll pass Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, skirt Loch Luibnaig, stop off at Eilean Donan Castle, and cross the bridge to Skye and the capital, Portree.

On the Isle of Skye, you’ll spend a day exploring in the company of a professional driver/guide. You can follow your interests and dictate the itinerary. Head north to the rock formations of Trotternish Ridge, see the Old Man of Storr, head west into the green valley of Glendale, gaze out over the ocean at Neist Point, or visit Dunvegan Castle, 13th-century home to Clan Macleod. You’ll then return to the mainland, stopping off at Loch Ness to try to spot Nessie before heading through the Perthshire Villages before reaching Edinburgh.

In Edinburgh, you’ll head to the airport or train station to connect to your onward destination.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 657

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Day 1

Jurys Inn Edinburgh

Jurys Inn is one of the most centrally positioned hotels in Edinburgh, located just off the famous Royal Mile on Jeffrey Street in the Old Town and surrounded by beautiful architecture. Our hotel in Edinburgh is less than a two-minute walk from Waverly Train Station and a 5-minute walk to Edinburgh Bus Station. Our prime city centre location also means that Jurys Inn guests are a short 15 minute walk from Holyrood Park, which is one of many Edinburgh gems that offers a "unique historic landscape" bursting with heritage and plenty of hills and 'crags' to explore.

Whether you're looking for hotels in Edinburgh for business at the International Conference Centre, or touring Edinburgh Castle and the sights of historic Scotland's capital, our Edinburgh hotel ensures all your destinations are within easy - and always interesting - walking distance.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Jurys Inn Edinburgh

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    Jurys Inn Edinburgh



    Jurys Inn is one of the most centrally positioned hotels in Edinburgh, located just off the famous Royal Mile on Jeffrey Street in the Old Town and surrounded by beautiful architecture. Our hotel in Edinburgh is less than a two-minute walk from Waverly Train Station …

    Jurys Inn is one of the most centrally positioned hotels in Edinburgh, located just off the famous Royal Mile on Jeffrey Street in the Old Town and surrounded by beautiful architecture. Our hotel in Edinburgh is less than a two-minute walk from Waverly Train Station and a 5-minute walk to Edinburgh Bus Station. Our prime city centre location also means that Jurys Inn guests are a short 15 minute walk from Holyrood Park, which is one of many Edinburgh gems that offers a "unique historic landscape" bursting with heritage and plenty of hills and 'crags' to explore.

    Whether you're looking for hotels in Edinburgh for business at the International Conference Centre, or touring Edinburgh Castle and the sights of historic Scotland's capital, our Edinburgh hotel ensures all your destinations are within easy - and always interesting - walking distance.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Coffee Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Hairdryers
    • Handicap accessible rooms
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lift/elevator
    • Meeting Facilities and Planners
    • Public Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service Limited Hours

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Day 2

Edinburgh Hop On and Off Bus Tour

Join us on an hour long 7-language tour introducing the best sights in Edinburgh. Edinburgh is a wonderful city - from sights to shopping and culture to City Sightseeing! Buy your 24 hour ticket and then you can enjoy the freedom to "hop on and hop off" until the same time the following day. The Edinburgh Tour will operate the following route: Waverley Bridge, Princes Street, Lothian Road, Bread Street, West Port, Grassmarket, Victoria Street, George IV Bridge, Chambers Street, South Bridge, High Street, Canongate, Horse Wynd, Queens Drive, Holyrood Gait, Our Dynamic Earth turning circle, Holyrood Gait, Queens Drive, Horse Wynd, Abbeyhill, Abbeymount, Regent Road, Waterloo Place, Princes Street, South St David Street, George Street, Hanover Street, Queen Street Gardens East, Heriot Row, Queen Street Gardens West, Frederick Street, George Street, Hanover Street, The Mound, Market Street, Waverley Bridge. Join the tour at Waverley Bridge, Lothian Road, Grassmarket, Royal Mile, Princes Street, or Princes Mall.

Duration1 Hour
Day 3

Depart Edinburgh for the Isle of Skye

You depart Edinburgh and travel west. This part of your journey is a history lover's dream. You pass Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument, and Doune Castle, before stopping in Callander for refreshments.

Next, we venture north through the splendid scenery surrounding Loch Luibnaig and up to the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor.

You continue through the spectacular mountain pass of Glencoe, scene of the great massacre of the Clan MacDonald in 1692. And after lunch, we pass Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and head into the Great Glen. Travelling west on the "Road to the Isles" you head past the Five Sisters of Kintail.

You then stop at the famous Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, you follow the dramatic coastline, towards the island's capital, Portree. And after all this breath-taking beauty, you're dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening with enough time to go out and explore the town.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Moderate Hotel

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    We try to reserve accommodation that's no more than a 20-minute walk from the town centre. We regularly check our accommodation partners to ensure they reach a certain standard.

    We try to reserve accommodation that's no more than a 20-minute walk from the town centre. We regularly check our accommodation partners to ensure they reach a certain standard.

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Day 4

Exploring the Isle of Skye

Today is a flexible day on Skye. Your driver-guide will ensure you have the best day out no matter what the weather.North of Portree is the Trotternish ridge with spectacular cliffs and rock formations, such as the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the stunning mountain pass of the Quiraing. Further west, the scenery changes again with the emerald green valley of Glendale, the dramatic sea-cliffs of Neist Point (the most westerly point on the island, where you might get lucky and spot some whales or sharks!), and the 13th-century home of the Clan Macleod, Dunvegan Castle.

You return to Portree in the evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Isle of Skye to Edinburgh

You travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail.

You visit Loch Ness for lunch and the chance to spot "Nessie"! Heading south through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as "Monarch of the Glen Country" before passing Dalwhinnie and onwards past Blair Castle.

We stop for refreshments in one of the Perthshire villages before heading past Perth, over the Queensferry Crossing, and back to Edinburgh.

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Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights' accommodation in Edinburgh*
  • Full breakfast daily i Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Hop On and Off Bus Tour
  • 3 day small group tour of the Isle of Sky including;
    • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
    • 2 nights' accommodation
    • The stories and services of an experienced driver-guide

* Jurys Inn Edinburgh is conveniently located a two minute walk from the railway station. Airport or station transfer can be included at an additional charge.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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