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Scottish Highlands & Islands

Scottish Highlands & Islands

Dates Available:

  1. 27-Jun-2014
  2. 29-Aug-2014
  3. 03-Oct-2014

To book by phone please call Newmarket on 0121 647 4211 quoting BPM

 

 

Enjoy the very best of Scotland on this three-centre, seven day touring holiday that includes stays in the heart of the Highlands, on the legendary Isle of Skye and in scenic Ayrshire. Highlights include a circular tour of the beautiful Isle of Arran, visits to Inverness and delightful Portree on the Isle of Skye, and monster spotting at Loch Ness.

 

What The Price Includes
  • Return flights from your local airport to Edinburgh
  • Coach travel in Scotland
  • Six nights' dinner, bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation in a series of good hotels in Scotland
  • Visits to Edinburgh, Pitlochry and Portree
  • A visit to the Speyside Heather Centre
  • A day trip to the Isle of Arran
  • Two full days touring the Highlands, including visits to Inverness, a whisky distillery and Loch Ness
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Edinburgh to meet your Newmarket Tour Manager and head to your hotel in Carrbridge. We'll stop in the bustling Highland resort of Pitlochry en route, and after check-in, you'll be free to relax and enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

Day Two

Discover the famous 'Malt Whisky Trail' - a 70-mile route through peaceful glens and rolling hills - and sample a 'wee dram' at one of the whisky distilleries, today.

We'll also visit the fascinating Speyside Heather Centre (entrance payable locally), and delightful Grantown-on-Spey to explore its striking Georgian and Victorian architecture, interesting shops and award-winning museum, before returning to our hotel for dinner.

Day Three

Find out if the legend is true as we visit mysterious Loch Ness. Visit the Caledonian Canal Heritage and Clansman Centre for a fascinating insight into the history of the canal and clan life, or take an optional hour-long cruise on the Loch aboard the Royal Scot.

We'll also stop at the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre before continuing to Inverness, where you'll be free to shop and sightsee.

Day Four

The beautiful Isle of Skye welcomes us today, after a scenic journey past gentle countryside, wild mountains and sparkling lochs. We'll explore the main town, Portree, with its delightful white- and colour-washed buildings set around
the harbour, before arriving at our hotel for dinner.

Day Five

This morning we cross to the mainland and head for Ayrshire - a long, but wonderfully scenic journey. Highlights include travelling through historic Glencoe, over desolate Rannoch Moor and a memorable drive alongside beautiful Loch Lomond.

We should arrive at the Menzies Hotel, Irvine by late afternoon.

Day Six

Today we'll take a short ferry ride to the Isle of Arran - known as 'Scotland in Miniature'. Explore its largest town, Brodick, and perhaps have an early lunch, before we take in the rest of the island - from the ruins of Lochranza Castle to the scenic villages of the south.

Day Seven

Bid farewell to Scotland and, stopping en route in Edinburgh for some last-minute shopping and sightseeing, return to the airport to board your flight home.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your first hotel is approximately three hours. The transfer time from the hotel to the airport on the last day is approximately two hours.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Brodick Castle

Entry to the castle is included, except between 24th May and 7th September when it is payable locally.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made.


Departing From:

  • Birmingham Airport

Newmarket Air Holidays

ABTA REF: V7812
ATOL REF: 2325

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