3 Day Package Tour Across the Highlands and the Isle of Skye

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3 Days
Departing from Glasgow
Highlands & Isle of Skye
Min Age : 18
Max People : 7

DISCOVER YOUR CONNECTION WITH SCOTLAND ON A 3 DAY JOURNEY ACROSS THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLE OF SKYE

 

Join Hidden Scotland on a small group adventure and experience some of the most dramatic landscapes Scotland has to offer.

This 3-day tour guides you on an unforgettable journey from Glasgow, through magnificent glens and inspiring mountainscapes all the way to the Isle of Skye.

Explore a land of mystery, intrigue and natural beauty as we guide you across the island in search of adventure, solitude and indelible moments.

Scottish Sheep

YOUR ADVENTURE

DAY 1

Departing Glasgow your adventure takes you North. We quickly find ourselves driving alongside Loch Lomond, where the Highland landscape begins to take shape.

We make our way across the wild and rugged Rannoch Moor before approaching the awe-inspiring Glencoe. Here we will make a few pit-stops at some of our favourite locations including The Bauchaille Etive Mor and Loch Achtriochtan.

Fort William provides an ample resting point before continuing the journey North to the world famous Eilean Donan Castle.

The Isle of Skye is a welcoming sight over the water as we make our way across the bridge and continue the adventure through the heart of The Cuillin and onwards to the surreal splendour of The Fairy Pools.

Etive Mor
Buachaille Etive Mor
Eilean Donan Castle
Fairy Pools
Fairy Pools

DAY 2

Love an early rise? So do we. Your adventure now takes you on a short hike to visit one of Scotland’s most iconic locations – The Old Man of Storr. We won’t be hurrying you along though. Take your time to enjoy the magnificent array of rock features and feel what it’s like to truly stand amongst giants.

We visit the town of Portree before making our way out to the quaint village of Elgol. Here we are blessed with outstanding views of The Cuillin as we work our way along the shore of Loch Scavaig.

Your adventure returns to our accommodation for a short period before heading out to the dramatic sea cliffs at Neist Point.

Old man of Storr
Old Man of Storr
Neist Point
Elgol
Elgol

DAY 3

Another early rise? You bet. The Quiraing is calling and we must go. Your adventure enters another world as we hike along the small trail through this jurassic landscape which provides an abundance of opportunities for photographers and wanderers alike.

We don’t just want you to see this prehistoric scape, we want you to feel it. The journey continues as we stop off at Kilt Rock/Mealt Falls before winding our way back across the island and over the bridge to Scotland’s main land.

We Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Kintails five sisters from a perfect viewpoint before continuing the Highland journey South back to Glasgow.  

Quiraing
Trotternish Ridge
Cleat
Cleat

FULL ITINERARY

Depart Glasgow City Centre at 7.30AM

Buachaille Etive Mor

Lagangarbh Hut

Loch Achtriochtan

– Glencoe

Fort William

– Eilean Donan Castle

Sligachan

Fairy Pools

– Old Man of Storr

– Portree

– Elgol

– Neist Point

– Quiraing

– Kilt Rock / Mealt Falls

– Five sisters of Kintail

– Arrive back in Glasgow

ACCOMMODATION

We will be staying for two nights in the heart of The Isle of Skye. The accommodation caters to all of your needs and has a selection of different room types that are available to you. You will be able to choose from a mixture of cozy wigwams, a private four bed bothy or go for an authentic hosteling experience in the Bunkhouse.
 
There is also a spacious amenities area for cooking and eating, as well as a homely lounge area for relaxing and two communal wash areas. If you don’t feel like cooking there is a quaint pub / restaurant within walking distance which serves hearty homemade food to sit-in or takeaway.

We have outlined the variety of accommodations in the section below.

Simply tell us your preferred choice of in the checkout process and continue with your booking.

Payment for your accommodation is separate and can be paid on the day of your tour or via Paypal / bank transfer.

Once you have gone through the payment process we will contact you concerning your choice and will provide you with our adventure checklist – helping make sure you are well prepared.

Please feel free to speak with us using the live chat in the bottom right if you have any questions regarding the accommodation, availability and booking process.

OPTIONS

WIGWAM

The wigwams are perfect for two people and can fit up to three. They have electric heating and lighting, and are comfortably equipped with mattresses, seating, and a table.

Wigwams also include a microwave, kettle, fridge and socket outlets. You can bring your own sleeping bags or we can provide them for you.

Please book early to avoid missing out on a wigwam.

PRICING

1 PERSON

£70 for 2 nights

2 PEOPLE

£105 for 2 nights

3 PEOPLE

£125 for 2 nights

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS

The bothy can sleep up to four people in comfort on bunkbeds.  It is ideal for small groups  who require the convenience and flexibility of hostel accommodation, but who also desire a greater degree of privacy and independence.

PRICING

1-4 people £165 for 2 nights

The private twin room is located in the main bunkhouse and has two private single beds.  There are two communal wash areas, one with two toilets and a shower.

PRICING

1-2 people £85 for 2 nights

The Bunkhouse sleeps up to 14 in comfort on bunkbeds. 

The spacious amenity area, with views over crofts to the sea, has enough tables and chairs for everybody to sit and eat together if so desired, and there is also a comfortable lounge area.

PRICING

1 person £40 for 2 nights

WE ROAM RESPONSIBLY

Sustainability is at the very heart of the Hidden Scotland tour. We are all responsible for the way in which our world is looked after and we believe that by working together to protect and preserve, we can truly make a difference.

We have partnered up with Scottish social media campaign – @roamresponsibly to help raise awareness of our responsibility to look after our wild places and promote the Scottish outdoor access code. Nature belongs to us all and by working together we can preserve it not only for ourselves and future generations, but for the wildlife who also call it home.

Roam Responsibly

 

NEED TO KNOW

July 11-13

July 25-27

Aug 6-8

Aug 20-22

Sep 10-13

Sep 24-26

Price: £299 (excluding accommodation) view accommodation here

There are 7 places available on each tour so be sure to book up your perfect date soon.

Your Highland adventure is led by full-time photographer, drone pilot and outdoor lover Andrew Alexander

Andrew has an in depth understanding of The Highlands and Skye which he has developed over the last 5 years and he is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and vision with you.

His natural approach to photography has seen him work and travel on commissions all across Scotland for international brands and independent businesses alike. If you’d like to get to know more about Andrew and his work, please follow the link below:

www.andrewalexander.scot/about

Andrew holds a full clean UK driving license which he has now held for 11 years, is accredited in emergency first aid procedures and is working towards a Hill and Moorland Leader Award. With Andrew leading the way, you can be assured of a safe and rewarding adventure.

At Hidden Scotland, we welcome Photographers with open arms. Hobbyists, professionals, phones, drones – whatever you’re capturing and however you’re capturing, our specially curated adventure is bursting with photographic opportunities.

Our guide Andrew Alexander will be on hand to show you how he looks at the landscape and discuss what drives him to capture certain scenes. There will also be an opportunity for those interested to sit in on a short photo editing session on the second evening to see how Andrew processes an image.

Please note; – No drones larger than a DJI Mavic Pro will be allowed on the tour without prior notice due to space restrictions within the mini-bus. All drone flights must be flown in accordance with CAA rules and regulations. Please follow the provided link to download the new drone code.

The three words that provide the backbone behind your adventure.

ROAM – “To move around or travel aimlessly or unsystematically, especially over a wide area”

We won’t be hurrying you along or confining you to a small area. You will have generous amounts of time and a great element of freedom whilst on location to simply enjoy the splendour or find the perfect shot.

EXPLORE – “To travel through an unfamiliar area to learn about it”

It doesn’t need to be unfamiliar to learn about it. There’s always something new to witness or a different way to look at things. You will have plenty of opportunities to soak up your surroundings – old and new.

DISCOVER – “To find information, a place or an object, especially for the first time”

If you haven’t ventured into The Highlands, there is no doubt you will be overwhelmed. From lochs to glens, mountains to forests there are beautiful views around every corner. It’s time to discover your connection with Scotland.

All of the main walks included in the tour are listed below. Each walk is one way in and one way out mainly on a single designated route. We do not advise embarking on our tour without bringing proper footwear.

Old man of Storr

Our hike up The Old man of Storr takes you up to the rocky pinnacles and you will then have an option of going further to search out a fresh perspective or simply enjoy standing amongst the giants.

Difficulty Level – 2.5 / 5

Average Time – 1.5 – 2 hours (Time may vary depending on fitness level and time spent enjoying the incredible views)

Distance 3.8KM (approx)

Fairy Pools

Our walk alongside the crystal clear Fairy Pools takes you to the largest waterfall which lies in the shadow of the dominant Black Cuillin.

Difficulty Level – 2 / 5

Average Time – 1.5 – 2 hours (Time may vary depending on fitness level and time spent enjoying the surreal splendour)

Distance – 2.4KM (ap



prox)

Quiraing

Our trek along to the Quiraing leads you into the heart of this jurassic landscape between the rocky formations known as “The Prison” and “The Needle”.

Difficulty Level – 2 / 5

Average Time – 1.5 – 2 hours (Time may vary depending on fitness level and time spent being blown away by the prehistoric landscape)

Distance – 2.5KM (approx)

We will make a number of food stops throughout the trip. Some of which will give you a chance to eat out or purchase necessities for meals and snacks whilst at the accommodation or on the go.

There will be many opportunities to eat and we are more than happy to discuss your needs.

Seeing as this is a real get up and go adventure, we advise good easy foods for on the go.

Please note; – We advise against purchasing any frozen goods

Insurance

We always recommend taking out travel and equipment insurance if you are worried about taking a tumble damaging your kit

Flexibility

It is important to note that our tour itinerary is flexible and not completely set in stone. If you have any queries prior to booking, please feel free to contact us.

Early Rise

Love it or hate it, it’s the best way to enjoy Skye. We will aim to leave our accomodation by 7AM at the latest on days 2 and 3

Cancellation policy

We have a 14 day cancellation period. If you cancel outside this period, we’ll give you a full refund minus a 10% administration charge. If you cancel within this period, refunds are at our discretion.

Departures

We depart from Waterloo Street (G2 7DA). Full departure details will be provided after booking. We recommend arriving at the departure point around 15-30 minutes before your departure time. We might struggle to wait for you if you are late due to waiting restrictions in Glasgow City Centre and we don’t recommend parking near the departure point unless it is a safe car park facility.

If you miss your departure

Our cancellation policy applies.

Travel

Throughout the tour you will travel in a comfortable 8 seater van with air conditioning.

Age restrictions

Due to the nature of our tour, the minimum age is 18 years old.

Other points to note

Each passenger is allowed a large rucksack up to 45L in size and a small camera carry bag or equivalent.

Please note; – The tour itinerary may be subject to change due to circumstances outwith our control such as adverse weather conditions and road closures etc. We will always endeavour to stick to the itinerary where possible.

Tour Guarantee

Due to running costs, our tour will only go ahead with a minimum of 3 bookings. We guarantee to issue a full refund if a tour doesn’t meet the minimum booking requirements.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Your flights to Scotland
  • Provision of photography equipment
  • Gear that you might need for the tour
  • Food
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entry Fee to Eilean Donan Castle

Please make sure you are well-equipped for the changeable Scottish weather and walking on uneven terrain. We highly recommend you bring suitable outdoor wear and walking boots.