Highland Explorer: Skye & el Extremo Norte
Tour de 5 días

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Cinco días visitando lo mejor de Escocia: explorando los Highlands, la isla de Skye y el extremo norte.

Itinerario

Highlights

Mountains
Lochs
Walks
Castles
Beaches
National Parks

Lugares que visitará


- El Parque Nacional de Cairngorm

- Loch Ness

- Ullapool y Assynt

- Applecross y Torridon

- El Castillo de Eilean Donan

- Isle of Skye

- Glencoe

- Five Sisters of Kintail


Su viaje


Visite el dramático paraje de montaña de Saint y experimente las playas remotas de los Highlands del norte, paséese por los bosques milenarios del Parque Nacional de Cairngorm y absorba la romántica belleza de la Isla de Skye. Otros lugares destacados incluyen el castillo de Eilean Donan, el lago Ness y la carretera más alta de Escocia que sale hacia la apartada villa de Applecross, ofreciéndole un tour sin parangón en cuanto a las mejores vistas de Escocia.


Detalles del Tour

Salida
Check-in closes at 08.45 (tour departs at 09:00) - Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
(before 1st April this tour departs from Waterloo Place)
Regreso
19:00
Equipaje
El peso del equipaje que puede llevar en nuestros toures está limitado a 14kg. Debe componerse de una maleta de mano, similar a las que se permiten en los aviones (55cm x 45cm x 25cm aproximadamente) y un bolso pequeño con objetos personales.
Discounts

Estudiantes, mayores de 60, y niños entre 5 y 15 (desafortunadamente, no podemos llevar a menores de 5 años en nuestros tours)

Important information
  • Lleve ropa apropiada para la lluvia y calzado cómodo
Tour inclusions
  • Transporte en microbuses Mercedes para un servicio más personal
  • Aire Acondicionado como equipo estándar
  • Servicio de conductor/guía profesional de Rabbie's
Tour exclusions
  • Entradas en atracciones para visitantes
  • Alojamiento

Itinerario

Día 1

Le llevará en dirección norte hacia Dunkeld a las orillas del río Tay, antes de explorar la grandiosidad del Parque Nacional de los Cairngormy sus ancestrales bosques de pinos. Después de pasar la tarde allí, la excusión le llevará hacia las carreteras secundarias que rodean Loch Ness antes de hacer escala en Ullapool* para dos noches (*es posible que en algunos tures se haga escala en Inverness en vez de Ullapool, especialmente en épocas del año concurridas en las que escasea el alojamiento).

Día 2

Le llevará hacia el norte indómito de Assynt donde se combinan acantilados, calas rocosas y playas vírgenes. Por la tarde, visitará las ruinas del castillo de Ardyreck, las impresionantes playas arenosas blancas de la bahía de Achmelvich y el tradicional pueblo pesquero de Lochinver.

Día 3

Le llevará hacia el sur a visitar la garganta de Corrieshalloch, después en dirección oeste, hacia la dramática reserva natural de Torridon y a lo largo de la costa, a la remota comunidad de Applecross, antes de viajar por la carretera más alta de Gran Bretaña al pueblo repleto de palmeras tropicales de Plockton. Después atravesará el mar hacia Skye, donde hará escala 2 noches en la pintoresca ciudad portuaria de Portree.

Día 4

Es un día flexible en el que podrá explorar Sky con opción de visitar el norte salvaje de la isla, el Old Man de Store, el paso de montaña de los Quiraig, Neist (el punto más occidental de Skye) o la destilería de Talisker.

Día 5

Volverá a la península a visitar el castillo de Eilean Donan (escenario de la película de “Highlander”), antes de viajar por el paisaje escabroso de las 5 Sisters of Kintail y Ben Nevis. Antes de volver a Edimburgo, el punto culminante de la tarde será el paisaje salvaje de Glencoe.

Itinerario (English)

Day 1

You travel north over the Forth Road Bridge to the charming highland village of Dunkeld on the banks of the river Tay. From here you head into the Cairngorm national park and the ancient pine forests of the Rothiemurchus estate. Lunchtime will be spent on the beautiful shores of Loch Insh before a short forest walk takes you to the ruins of Loch an Eilein castle. Panoramic views of Loch Ness follow as you travel down to the banks of the famous loch and the village of Dores where you can do some “Nessie” spotting! Then it’s on to the shores of Loch Broom where you spend two nights at Ullapool. (*on some tours it may be necessary to stay in Inverness in which case the itinerary will be subject to slight changes)

Day 2

you visit the far northwest highlands and the expanse and wildness of the mountains of Assynt with its abundance of wildlife. This area is historically famous as being the first crofting area to be bought by the local crofters, the Assynt Crofters’ Trust. You will be immersed in the history of the area and visit the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle, once the stronghold of the MacLeods of Assynt. The day is full of amazing views of some of Europe’s oldest landscapes from the stunning white sand beach at Achmelvich Bay to the traditional fishing village of Lochinver. With the chance of seeing wildlife such as whales and red deer as well, this is sure to be a memorable day.

Day 3

You leave Ullapool and head south to take in the drama of the River Droma as it plunges 60m down into the Corrieshalloch Gorge. From here you travel past the mountains of the Beinn Eighe national nature reserve and along the picturesque coastline of Loch Torridon. The tranquil setting of Applecross is your destination for lunch before taking one of the highest roads in Scotland, Bealach na B (meaning the Cattle Pass), with its jaw-dropping views, hairpin bends and precipitous cliffs. In the afternoon you stop in “tropical” Plockton where you can see palm trees growing alongside Loch Carron and take time to enjoy its sheltered serenity. Then it’s over the sea to Skye and the delightful harbour town of Portree with its friendly welcome.

Day 4

Today is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and your driver-guide's knowledge will come to the fore in developing the best day out for you. For example you might travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery or visit the Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. After lunch you can travel to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse at the most westerly point on Skye. Alternatively a visit to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod, may be possible. Talisker Distillery is also on Skye, as are the famous Cuillin Hills. We return you to your accommodation in Portree in the late afternoon for you to enjoy a free evening in the village.

Day 5

You travel south from Skye stopping first at the famous stronghold Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film “Highlander”, set at the head of three lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Continuing east through the rugged mountains of Kintail including the splendour of the Five Sisters, you drive down through Glen Garry past Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then onto Fort William for lunch. In the afternoon you will explore spectacular Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692, before stopping in Killin for refreshments beside the Falls of Dochart, and arriving into Edinburgh.

Opiniones

Fabulous Tour, Amazing Guide!

Laura Jim Posted on 09/09/2019

We loved everything about this tour but must give special kudos to Murray. Not only that he is an amazing font of knowledge about every aspect of every single location with a very entertaining way of sharing that knowledge not only that he has astonishing driving skills he took extraordinary steps to help resolve my husbands illness during our trip. He called on personal contacts to assist us in getting him seen by the doctor in the small clinic in Ullapool the next morning and getting the required medication from the local chemist. I cannot praise him highly enough and would plan a future tour around his schedule!

Five Great Days

Sue Laabs Posted on 11/06/2019

Enjoyed cramming a lot in to these five full days of traveling through the northwest part of Scotland. Unfortunately the weather wasnt the best on this trip, we got rain every day, but it did not stop us from enjoying the adventure and seeing some amazing scenery. On this tour, you get a taste of the highlands, the lochs, the fishing villages, some castles, and the lovely Isle of Skye followed by the very interesting Eilean Donan castle tour. Wish we could have seen more on the Isle of Skye, it has so much to offer, but can only squeeze in so much in one day. May have to return for more some day! Edinburgh is a beautiful city to start and end from too, just amazing medieval history!

AMAZING TOUR

Pru greenwood Posted on 28/04/2019

Thank you to our amazing tour guide and driver Donald who showed our group all around the Highlands. Being in the small van meant we could access narrow roads and get off the beaten track. We saw so many incredible sights and always have enough time to explore and take photos. Donald always shared interesting and funny stories, accompanied by Scottish music. I would definitely recommend the Highland Explorer, we saw places we would have never been able to find ourselves. Thank you Rabbies and Donald!

Fabulous Experience

Charmaine Benfield Posted on 22/04/2019

We want to Thank Donald for a fantastic tour. It was a wonderful trip and he is a great travel director ! His love for his country and passion for people made our travel fun and absolutely fabulous. Donald is a Great Asset to Rabbies and we will recommend Rabbies to our friends and family. Thank You. Robert and Charmaine Benfield South Africa

Wonderful tour with one exception

Barb W Posted on 15/11/2018

We took this tour in April 2017 with Nicky and we enjoyed both our guide and our fellow travelers. The scenery was beautiful and with the small bus we were able to go to places others could not. Good choice of bbs and lunch stops. Overall a great tour that only made me wish for more. One place we didnt go that was advertised and the reason we took this tour over others was Plockton, I expressed my desire to go there but was told we are not going to go! If you advertise a specific town, then it should be included in the tour.

The Best Tour!

Wendy E. Posted on 14/08/2018

My husband and I recently went on the Skye and Far North Tour. This tour was outstanding. The tour bus is very comfortable, the tour was planned to perfection and we loved our bus driver Donald. He was very informative about everything we were seeing and did it all with a great sense of humor to keep us entertained. The Isle of Skye is not to be believed its so beautiful. We are back home in California and still sharing Donalds songs and stories from our trip. Added bonus, we met some great new friends from various countries. I highly recommend this tour.

Wow

Cathy Posted on 01/08/2018

What an amazing tour! Ok, so yes, we had the best tour guide to ourselves for 5 days (sorry to all the other tours last week), and yes, Scotlands weather decided to make it sunny - SUNNY and WARM - for at least half that time AND we had the best fellow travellers sharing and making friends. So these things kind of biased my opinion, but, for the first (of many?) Rabbies Tours I have been on, this was fantastic. Bucket List, schmucket list - gotta think of more things to put on it now Ive checked so many off. Bealach Na Ba, Quiraing, meeting Highland Coos, a stag....on a crag(!!), check, check and check! Not to mention the promised waterfalls, beaches, castles, harbour views and fishing boats. Highlight? a picnic, with everyone just chillin, in the sun, on a cliff, with panoramic views. Thank you to Gill B, our fabulous guide - with the knowledge and fun but importantly, the approachability to make a first time solo traveller feel welcome and comfortable. Thank you to my fellow travellers for my being able to share my experience with you. Gotta do this again xxxxxx

An unforgettable experience

Conchi Sánchez Verdeja Posted on 01/04/2018

I must say this experience of discovering the West Highlands and the Isle of Skye in 4 days has been amazing. Not only did we discover stunning places but also we had a fantastic guide. Pete was friendly, kind and helpful at every moment and helped us to taste a sip of the real life in the Highlands. We all had a fantastic time and had the chance tp mingle with the locals, which was fantastic. Thanks, Rabbies for this unforgettable experience and special thanks to Pete for discovering us the wonders of the Highlands and its people. Looking forward to being back in Scotland to have some new experience with Rabbies. 100 recommended.

Michael at the wheel

David James Posted on 16/09/2017

Enjoyed five wonderful days and five types of weather, off and on the beaten track with Michael who went that extra mile every day to take us to locations that surprised and delighted us.

Magical Scotland Thank you Doug :)

Nazl305 Can Posted on 09/09/2017

I became a Scotland lover after my trip. I enjoyed every minute of 5 days 305 spent. I loved the mystic lochs,waterfalls and magnificent mountains. Scotland is a very beautiful country. And as 305 see every scotch is addicted to nature. But it is definitely our tour guide Doug made my trip meaningful and enjoyable. I liked Dougs music very much. I continued to listen after 305 return to Turkey. Every minute was wisely planned with stories and music. Doug is a wonderful storyteller. You can blindly trust him. If 305 have a chance to take a trip again,305 would definitely travel with Doug. Nazl305

Alojamiento

¿Dónde te alojarás?

Estancia de dos noches en Ullapool y dos noches en la pintoresca ciudad portuaria de Portree en la Isle of Skye. (algunos tours pueden permanecer en Inverness en lugar de Ullapool)


* Tenga en cuenta que los tours que salen los días 28 y 29 de septiembre de 2019 se quedan dos noches en Inverness en lugar de Ullapool.


¿Cómo funciona?

La excursión que ha elegido no incluye alojamiento, lo que significa que puede solicitarnos que reservemos un alojamiento local de calidad por usted, o puede hacerlo usted mismo.


Quiero que Rabbie’s reserve mi alojamiento, ¿qué tengo que hacer?

Reservaremos su alojamiento por usted y le dejaremos en la puerta. Habrá de pagar su estancia directamente en el alojamiento elegido. Le recomendamos que lleve dinero en efectivo, puesto que no todos los B&B aceptan tarjetas de crédito.

Por motivos de disponibilidad, puede que no siempre consigamos reservar en el alojamiento que haya elegido, pero no se preocupe, le enviaremos un correo electrónico en caso de que ocurra algo grave.


¿Qué ocurre si quiero cambiar la reserva de alojamiento que ha realizado Rabbie’s?

No podemos garantizar los cambios de alojamiento y, además, se encuentran sujetos a disponibilidad. Asimismo, se aplicará un cargo mínimo de modificación de 5 libras, que podrá ascender a un máximo de 20 libras, dependiendo de la duración de la excursión.


He reservado mi propio alojamiento, ¿tengo que hacer algo más?

Tendrá que llevar la confirmación de la reserva para presentarla en los B&B y hoteles. Al llegar a las paradas en las que vayamos a hacer noche, le llevaremos a su alojamiento, siempre y cuando se encuentre relativamente céntrico.



¿Qué pasa si cancelo mi tour con poco tiempo de antelación?

Las reservas que hayan sido canceladas con menos de tres días de antelación incurrirán en los siguientes gastos de cancelación: la primera noche de alojamiento y en algunas ocasiones el total de la estancia.


¿Qué tipo de alojamientos hay y cuánto cuestan?

Nuestros alojamientos se suelen encontrar en un radio de un máximo de 15 minutos a pie del centro de la ciudad. Solemos revisar con regularidad nuestros proveedores de alojamiento para asegurarnos de que las camas son cómodas y las habitaciones se encuentran limpias. Los precios que constan a continuación son orientativos.



B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Estándar

El baño y ducha suelen ser compartidos con otras habitaciones de la casa. El precio oscila entre las 30 y las 35 libras por persona y noche. Las habitaciones individuales estándar cuestan alrededor de 35 y 60 libras.



B&B con baño privado

La ducha y e instalaciones sanitarias son privadas. El precio de una habitación compartida oscila entre las 40 y las 50 libras por persona y noche. El precio de una habitación individual oscila entre las 55 y las 65 libras por noche.

En temporada alta, los precios pueden ascender a 75 u 80 libras por noche. Las habitaciones en Oban, Portree e Inverness, con vistas, pueden ser más caras.

En Irlanda, los precios de los B&B oscilan entre los 45 y 55 euros por persona y noche.


Hotel

Los hoteles cuentan con bar o restaurante y disponen de servicio de comida. El desayuno suele encontrarse incluido en el precio. Los hoteles de 3 * cuestan entre 65 y 85 libras por persona y noche. Los hoteles de 4 * cuestan entre 75 y 120 libras por persona y noche.

En Irlanda, el precio de los hoteles oscila entre los 55 y los 65 euros por persona y noche.


Albergues

Los albergues constan de dormitorios de 4 a 16 literas. No se proporcionan toallas, aunque se pueden alquilar. Los baños se suelen encontrar a poca distancia de las habitaciones. Las cocinas se encuentran disponibles para todos los huéspedes, y están equipadas para que cada uno se prepare su propia comida. El precio de los albergues oscila entre las 15 y las 25 libras por noche.

Podrá elegir entre un dormitorio mixto (hombres y mujeres en una misma habitación) o una habitación de un solo sexo (únicamente hombres o mujeres en la misma habitación). Si tuviera alguna preferencia a este respecto, háganoslo saber en el momento de realizar la reserva.


Tengo más preguntas, ¿quién puede ayudarme?

Si tiene más preguntas, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros llamando al número +44(0)131 226 3133, o escribiéndonos un correo electrónico a rooms@rabbies.com.


Preguntas Frecuentes

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.

What are your cancellation policies?

We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.

What is a guaranteed departure?

It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

Do you take children on your tours?

We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

How much time do I get off the bus?

We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.

Should I tip the driver-guide?

Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance.

What is ABTOT?

You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com , or check out our full FAQs .

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