Scotland

"Cloud island" ADVENTURE


ISLE OF SKYE TOUR

Isle of skye hiking TOUR


Perfect for the outdoors adventure lovers, this hiking trip will let you experience the breathtaking scenery, remoteness and dramatic landscape of the famous Isle of Skye. It also features other Scottish Highlands “must-see” landmarks and attractions such as Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Talisker Whisky Distillery and much more, so don't miss out on this amazing opportunity and join us now!


"Cloud island" adventure - Isle of Skye


Trip dates:

09 – 14 Sept 2018

23 - 28 Sept 2018


Duration:

6 days (5 nights)


Meeting point:

Edinburgh Airport (EDI)


Team size:

6 team members per group


TRIP PRICE: €699



High points of adventure:


  • Top 8 Isle of Skye’s attractions:


Old Man of Storr (hike, 4,5km, ascent 288m)

The Quiraing (hike, 7 km, ascent 340m )

Fairy Glen (hike, 2 km, ascent 45 m)

Neist Point (hike, 3 km, ascent 142m)

Skye Museum of Island Life

Kilt Rock

Claigan Coral Beach (hike, 4 km, ascent 90m)

Portree

Optional: Talisker Whisky Distillery (whisky tasting) - alternative to Claigan Coral Beach.


  • Boat trip during which we will see seals.








  • Loch Ness - world-famous lake and “Nessie” legend

  • 2 castles (optionally 3 with Edinburgh castle for an additional fee):

Eilean Donan Castle - Hollywood films-featured castle with its picturesque location near Dornie

Ruins of Urquhart Castle which offers amazing views of Loch Ness.

  • Over 750 miles/1200 km covered on tour - Edinburgh - Fort Augustus (Loch Ness) - Isle of Skye - Urquhart Castle (Loch Ness) - Edinburgh


  • Over 12 miles/ 20 km of hiking – easy (rarely easy + technical) level

The price includes:

  • 4-night accommodation in a cottage near the Isle of Skye
  • 1-night stay in Edinburgh (last night before your departure flight)
  • Breakfasts and lunchboxes (light grab)
  • Return transfers from/to the airport
  • Private van transfers en route
  • Guided walking tours
  • Boat seal trip
  • Admission ticket to Skye Museum of Island Life
  • Admission ticket to Eilean Donan Castle
  • Admission ticket to Urquhart Castle
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Standard travel insurance cover *
  • Dream Team staff members’ assistance and advice onsite

*We are obliged to provide basic travel insurance cover but please bear in mind that you should also have your own travel insurance policy with suitable cover for relevant activities as a condition of your booking


Not included:


  • Flights
  • Food, drinks and other personal expenses (unless specified otherwise)
  • Visa (if required)
  • Entrance fee to Talisker Whisky Distillery (10 GBP)
  • Edinburgh castle (17 GBP)
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience (15 GBP)
  • The Real Mary King's Close (15 GBP)

Travel plan:


Day 1

Arrival at Edinburgh airport before 14:00. Departure for Isle of Skye in the afternoon. Green Welly Stop snack break. Have a quick grab and a coffee. Quick visit to Fort Augustus which is located on the edge of the famous Loch-ness lake. Arrival at accommodation in Dornie around 21:30. Check-in.


Day 2


8:00 Departure for Portree - the main town on the island. There we will see a beautiful bay with boats and colourful houses along the port. Walk the streets of Portree and feel the magic ambiance of this gem of a town.
The Old Man of Storr. Walk up to the magnificent ridge of the “Old Man” and get outstanding views of the sea and the surroundings. It is for a reason that it is one of the most photographed places in the world and one of Britain’s best views.
Photo stop near Kilt Rock - a sheer cliff with a waterfall that drops from it.
Visit Skye Museum of Island Life. There you will find a collection of historical articles and get an insight to the lives of people of the 19th century and get a feeling you’ve been carried back in time.
Visit the Fairy Glen (weather permitting) – it’s a place where magic lives with its mystical mounds and flamboyant greenery. Return to accommodation around 21:00.


Day 3


8:30 leaving accommodation.
Boat trip (weather permitting) near Dunvegan castle during which we will see seals.
Trip further west to Niest Point lighthouse – one of the most famous lighthouses in Scotland.
Trip to Coral Beach with tropical blue water, which is particularly dazzling when the sun shines, and white sand. Weather permitting, you might get the impression you are in the tropics if you don’t take into account the temperature.
Alternatively we can go on a Talisker distillery tour, where you can find out about whisky making process, taste and buy one of the best local scotch whiskys.
Return to accommodation around 19:30.


Day 4


Start: 7:00
Quiraing walk. The supernatural cliffs, the windy path and the breathtaking scenery won’t leave you indifferent, rain or shine. Enjoy the most amazing views of the Isle of Skye.
Visit Eilean Donan Castle – Scotland’s most recognizable landmark with centuries of history behind.
Afterwards we will travel to Plockton - a tiny village nestled at a sheltered bay. Thanks to the Gulf Stream it has a unique mild microclimate, and there are palm trees growing in the village. Optionally we can dine in this marvellous place where fresh fish is served.
Return to accommodation around 20:00.


Day 5

Departure from Dornie at 7:50.

Transfer to Urquhart Castle which is perched on the hill overlooking Loch Ness - one of the most mysterious lakes in the world.

Stop at the The Green Welly where you can have some rest and grab a coffe and snacks.
Arrival to Edinburgh at 16:15 where you can visit Edinburgh castle (at an additional fee), go to see the largest collection of whisky in the world during the Scotch Whisky Experience (at an additional fee) or walk around the old town doing sighseeing and buying souvenirs.

Optional: mysterious night out with ghosts at the Real Mary King's Close (at an additional fee).


Day 6

If your flight departs in the afternoon, you can walk around the city in the morning.
Transfer to the airport.
Flight back home.


* This is an example itinerary of a typical trip we organize. Journey times are estimated only and non-contractual as they are traffic and weather dependent

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Isle of Skye


Taking its name from the old Norse Sky-a, which stands for a “cloud island”, this second-largest Scottish island is one of the greatest places you can visit in the Highlands and the whole country when choosing a Scotland trip package.

Boasting unearthly scenery full of stunning moors, hills, mountains, lochs and cliffs, Skye will let you get away from everyday hustle and bustle by giving you the feeling of serenity and peaceful remoteness.

Portree is the main town on the island but there are also plenty of other things to see such as Trotternish Peninsula with its great hikes to the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing, typical Scottish castles (Dunvegan or Eilean Donan just before crossing the Skye bridge), island museums and craft shops, whisky tasting at Talisker Distillery as well as dining at many local restaurants serving delicious and fresh seafood.


On our small group tour of Scotland you will:

  • Discover the Isle of skye, one of the top island destinations in Europe!

  • Enjoy some of the most exciting hiking tours in Scotland during which you will cover a distance of over 20 kms on easy trails.

  • Marvel at majestic mountains, sandy beaches, green valleys, scattered croft cottages and dramatic scenery.
  • Explore the past and touch history when visiting medieval castles Dunvegan and Eilean Donan.
  • Visit Loch Ness and try to track down the monster.

  • Observe incredible wildlife with the like-minded lovers of nature and adventures!
  • Try some of the best single-malt whiskies.
  • Enjoy yourself. Hike. Explore!
Trip price: €699

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