Thu, 22 Jul | Skye

Magical Isle of Skye - hiking and sightseeing - hotel stay

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Magical Isle of Skye - hiking and sightseeing - hotel stay

Time & Location

22 Jul, 09:00 – 25 Jul, 22:00
Skye, Skye, United Kingdom

About the Event

*** The fees paid for this trip are refundable in case of government restrictions ***

Visit the most magical place on Earth! 

Birthplace to the fairies and all things subliminal.

On this trip, we have packed all the main places you want to visit, including a few hikes and full travel while in Scotland.

Fly or take a train to Inverness any time on Wednesday and book yourself a nice room in the city. We will meet somewhere near Inverness Station on Thursday at 9 am to start our adventure. Exact location to be decided.

The trip will be run by private minibus from Inverness and our accommodation to every attraction, then back to Inverness.

ITINERARY

Below is a sample itinerary. The exact times and dates when each event will happen may change to ensure you have the best experience possible. Times for meals will be agreed on a set itinerary closer to the day.

Day two, three and four times are open to allow for hikes, which will be arranged according to the weather.

Wednesday:

Get yourself to Inverness and book your own hotel for the night. We meet on Thursday morning at a location to be agreed upon closer to the date.

Thursday:

Drive to the Isle of Skye and visit:

The Fairy Pools - 1 - 2 hour hike

The pools are located in one of the most dramatic landscapes on Skye. The fairies regularly bathe here, in the crystal clear green pools of the River Brittle. Weather permitting, you can have a quick dip in the pools, one of the UK’s best wild swimming spots.

We in no way endorse swimming in the pools and it is done entirely at your own risk.

Neist Point - 2 hours hike

This is the best place on the island to spot whales, dolphins and sharks. Here we transport you to the edge of the world, with its beautiful scenery, awesome skies and endless ocean.

Fairy Glen - 1.5 hours hike

Wander between countless conical mounds, known in the Highlands as fairy knowes; put your ears to the grass and listen for the fairies at work inside. Bend down to search for elves in the glen’s miniature forests, take the twisted path to the top of the fairy castle or walk the faun’s maze and have a wish granted!

18:00 - Check in our hotel and dinner

Friday and Saturday:

Rha waterfalls - 1 hour stop

We make it to Rha waterfalls, called by some as the hidden waterfalls, certainly off the beaten track, here you can do some more wild swimming.

Quiraing and Staffin - 3-4 hours hike

Next up is the Quiraing, a landscape used in many sci-fi films, and known for its other-worldly rock formations and stunning vistas. This is a place like no other, part of the largest landslip in Europe.

Kilt Rock - 30 mins picture stop

Home to the dinosaurs of Skye’s ancient past, Kilt Rock will take your breath away with its distinctive pillars and beautiful waterfall with views across to the Torridon Hills on the mainland.

The Old Man of Storr - 4 hours hike

The ridge is a mighty inland cliff, rising to a height of 720m. The Old Man is a 200ft stone pillar, which has detached itself from the highest point of the ridge, creating a fantastical landscape of twisted rocks, looming shadows and swirling mists, taking in a stunning clifftop view out to the islands of Rhona, Raasay and the mountains of Assynt.

Portree Harbour - 1 or 2 hours free explore or short hike

The Instagram famous coloured houses of Portree Harbour cannot be passed by.

Glen Shiel and the Five Sisters of Kintail - 30 mins stop for pictures

Soaring mountains, sparkling rivers and wild moorlands on the way out from the Isle of Skye.

Eilean Donan Castle - 20 mins stop for pictures

Stronghold of the Clan MacRae and the headquarters of James Bond in “The World is not Enough” also on the way out of Isle of Skye.

Sunday Return:

12:00 Drive back to Inverness

15:00 Arrive at Inverness with drops at the railway station and airport

Accommodation

Broadford Youth Hostel

Twin room - shared

Flights

Please book a return flight to leave Sunday after 2 pm from Inverness

FEE 

£418

INCLUDED IN FEE 

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation - per person per bed - in a shared twin room
  • Full minibus travel from Inverness and throughout the trip
  • Guided hikes

 NOT INCLUDED IN FEE 

  • Meals
  • Flights
  • Accommodation stay on Wednesday night

MEALS 

Meals are not included in the fee.

Breakfasts will likely be in the hotel unless we decide to go on a sunrise hike (very unlikely).

Lunches will be bought from a local supermarket to save us time during the day.

Dinners to be arranged near the start of the trip

ATTENTION: 

1 - It is your responsibility to ensure the email you provide is valid and that you will check messages including your spam box.  

2 - This is a mountain hike. You must ensure you are fit and have adequate insurance to cover you in case of an accident. The guide or anyone else involved in organising this trips does not accept responsibilities for injuries, loss or death during this trip.  

3 - Refunds due to illness or any other unforeseen events are not possible, but good travel insurance should cover you in such cases.  

4- A full refund or credit will be offered if we cancel the trip at any time for any reason.

5- Midges: July is high midge season, but there are ways to avoid the worse and you will still have a great time. Sun, mild breeze and moving are all midge deterrents. We will send you a kit list of other things you can bring to keep you comfortable and bite-free.

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