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Highlands & Islands

Highlands & Islands

Highlands and Islands tour with excursions to Skye, Mull, Loch Ness and Inverness and staying in a pretty fishing port where our hotel offers wonderful cuisine.

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Highlands & Skye


The West Coast of Scotland has some of the most dramatic wild scenery to be found in the British Isles, with mountains, Lochs and castles aplenty.


Our base for this tour is the West Highland Hotel,  located overlooking the picturesque Scottish Highland village of Mallaig, which lies at the end of the beautiful "Road to the Isles", starting some 35 miles away in Fort William. Mallaig was at one time was one of the most thriving fishing ports in Scotland and still today the harbour is full of life and activity.

Day One

After an early morning departure, we travel North via Loch Lomond and Fort William to our hotel in time for dinner.


Day Two

A day at leisure in Mallaig to browse in the many varied shops or stroll to the harbour and watch the fishing boats come in and unload their catch.

B, D

Day Three

After a hearty Scottish breakfast, we depart Mallaig for a full day tour to Fort Augustus and on to Loch Ness, via Urquart Castle and the Loch Ness visitor centre.

B, D

Day Four

We depart Mallaig after a leisurely breakfast for a full day tour to Skye via the morning ferry to Armadale. Free time will be available during the lunch break at Portree to browse the local shops.

B, D

Day Five

Today we travel to the old seaport of Oban with a stop for lunch at the Highland Wildlife Centre. The journey will uncover some of the most unspoilt scenery to be found anywhere in the West of Scotland.

B, D

Day Six

A day at leisure to relax in Mallaig, or maybe take the train to Fort William, crossing the magnificent Glenfinnan viaduct on the way.

B, D

Day Seven

After an early breakfast, we leave Mallaig and retrace our journey through Glen Coe and the shores of Loch Lomond, arriving home mid evening.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

The hotel has been run by the same family for many years. With their vast experience they know how to look after guests properly, and will ensure that your stay is everything you hope for. The hotel is fully modernised whilst still retaining the traditional character and charm of an age gone by. An oak panelled staircase and open coal fire burning in the entrance hall enhance the old world atmosphere, which prevails throughout the building.


The attractive and comfortable accommodation which we offer, coupled with true Highland hospitality, transports our guests away from the hustle and bustle of a hectic present-day lifestyle into a slower pace of life you will be reluctant to leave behind at the end of your holiday here in the Highlands of Scotland.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Boston Spa High Street, Boston Spa
Opposite Car Park
Bramhope Holiday Inn Hotel
Leeds Road, Bramhope
Burley-in-Wharfedale Outside Red Lion Public House
Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale
Collingham Car Park rear of Star Inn
Leeds Road, Collingham
Harrogate Outside Harrogate Railway Station
Station Parade, Harrogate
Ilkley Outside Ilkley Tourist Information Centre
Station Road, Ilkley
Leeds Bus Station Dyer Street, Leeds
Stand 8
Otley Otley Bus Station
Crossgate, Otley
Ripon Outside Water Rat Public House
Bondgate Green, Ripon
Tadcaster Coach & Horses Car Park
Commercial Street, Tadcaster
Thirsk Thirsk Railway Station
Station Road, Thirsk
Wetherby Outside Yorkshire Bank plc
Market Place, Wetherby
Woodall Services M1
York National Railway Museum
Leeman Road, York
York/Rawcliffe (A19) Park & Ride Car Park
Rawcliffe, A19/Ring Road

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