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Trotternish Peninsula, Skye

Isles of the West: Arran & Skye Two islands that famously encapsulate the best of the Scottish landscape are Arran and Skye, and our stunning tour features both – complete with some lovely castles and a cruise on legendary Loch Ness for good measure! PACKAGED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 Isle of Arran This morning we board the ferry at Ardrossan and sail to Brodick on the Isle of Arran , known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’. Here, we visit Brodick Castle , which occupies a picturesque spot by the sea, bedecked with gardens, surrounded by hills and overlooked by the majestic Goatfell mountain. After free time for lunch in Brodick, we take a scenic drive around some of the island, before we board our ferry back to the mainland . Day 3 Loch Lomond & Ferry to the Islands Today we depart Ayrshire and journey north, heading into the Trossachs to drive past lovely Loch Lomond. We have time to pause at the postcard-pretty village of Luss, before continuing to the famous ‘outdoor capital of the world’, Fort William. In the afternoon we head to the fishing village of Mallaig via the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, featured in the Harry Potter films. Upon arrival we catch the ferry to Today we journey to the north west corner of Skye to visit the famous Dunvegan Castle & Gardens . Built on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. After our visit, we enjoy a scenic drive around the northern Trotternish Peninsula via Duntulm, before returning to our hotel. We recommend you hire a step-on guide service for the afternoon as the fabulous local guides bring the magnificent scenery to life with their commentary. Please speak to the sales team for more information. Armadale on Skye and make our way to our hotel. Day 4 Dunvegan Castle & Trotternish Peninsula Day 5 Loch Ness Cruise After a leisurely breakfast we say goodbye to the Isle of Skye and make our way to the pretty town of Pitlochry. We stop at the legendary Loch Ness along the way, where we attempt to track down the world’s shyest monster on a 50 minute cruise of Loch Ness . Brimming with history and monster tales, the real stars of the Loch are its castles, monuments and scenery. Sit back and relax as we cruise past Cherry Island, the loch’s only island, and enjoy a fabulous loch-side view of the striking Fort Augustus Abbey. We then continue on to Pitlochry. Day 6 Pitlochry Driver’s Day Off We spend today relaxing in our hotel and exploring the picture-postcard town of Pitlochry. Popular for over 150 years as a holiday destination, the town boasts Queen Victoria as one of its original visitors. Enjoy a stroll along Main Street in this charming resort, with its many attractive shops, bars and tearooms to discover. Day 7 Departure After breakfast, we begin our journey home. Please note, this island tour relies heavily on Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services. In the event that a sailing is cancelled or delayed, be aware that itineraries will have to be adapted; sometimes at very short notice.

Goatfell Peak & Brodick Castle

Dunvegan Castle

Riverside Lodge Hotel Irvine, Ayrshire

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Nights 1 & 2

The Dunollie Hotel Broadford Bay, Isle of Skye

The Dunollie Hotel is located on the main road through Skye, set by the waterside of Broadford Bay with magnificent views across the sea to Loch Kishorn and the Applecross Hills. All 84 bedrooms are spacious and the stunning setting of the restaurant provides lovely views across the bay. There is also a comfortable bar and lounge which is perfect for relaxing in by the open fire. There are steps throughout the hotel and no lift access, so the hotel is not ideally suited for wheelchairs.

• Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Nights 3 & 4 Fisher’s Hotel Pitlochry, Perthshire Plus

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Nights 5 & 6

6 Nights Half Board Twin from £566pp Single Supplement from £118 Based on Wednesday arrivals Inclusions 2 Nights Half Board at Riverside Lodge Hotel • Porterage • Welcome tea/coffee & shortbread • Choice of menu • Tea/coffee after dinner • Return ferry Ardrossan - Brodick • Entrance to Brodick Castle & Garden • One way ferry Mallaig - Armadale

2 Nights Half Board at The Dunollie Hotel • Porterage

• Choice of carvery menu • Tea/coffee after dinner • Entrance to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens • Cruise on Loch Ness 2 Nights Half Board at Fisher’s Hotel • Porterage • Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner

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