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SOLD OUT Magical Isle of Skye - hiking and sightseeing
SOLD OUT Magical Isle of Skye - hiking and sightseeing

Thu, 09 Jun

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SOLD OUT Magical Isle of Skye - hiking and sightseeing

£418

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Time & Location

09 Jun 2022, 08:00 – 11 Jun 2022, 21:00

Skye, Skye, United Kingdom

About the Event

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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 8 am to start our adventure. The exact location is to be decided.

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

Your accommodation will be at Portree, the capital of the Isle of Skye and a busy fishing port, with beautiful coloured houses. The picture featured at this event is of Portree

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 to Saturday :

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!

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” are also on the way out of Isle of Skye.

Saturday Return:

18:00 Drive back to Inverness

21:00 Arrive at Inverness 

Catch your train or flight back home or stay in Inverness one last night in a hotel you already prebooked.

Accommodation

Portree Independent Hostel

Quadruple room - shared with the same gender

Located in the heart of Portree, capital of the Isle of Skye, and one of Scotland’s most popular destinations. 

All rooms have USB charging points and most have individual bed lights.

WiFi is free for all guests and there’s a small, cosy lounge, laundry and drying room. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception. 

Surrounded by hills, Portree sits in a natural harbour, busy with fishing boats, pleasure craft and sightseeing cruises. The main town on the Isle of Skye, Portree offers a wide range of shops, galleries, sightseeing boat trips and fine restaurants serving delicious locally sourced food and drink.

Flights

We suggest you book flights to arrive in Inverness on Wednesday and leave Sunday.

FEE 

£418

INCLUDED IN FEE 

  • Trip fully run by a local Scottish guide with a local minibus who has a wealth of knowledge and stories to tell
  • Guide with you all the time
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation - per person per bed - in a shared room
  • Full minibus travel from Inverness and throughout the trip
  • Guided hikes and tours

 NOT INCLUDED IN FEE 

  • Meals
  • Flights
  • Inverness accommodation stay on Wednesday and Saturday nights

MEALS 

Meals are not included in the fee. 

The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals if you prefer.

Breakfasts Guests can opt for continental breakfast served in the dining room (please remember to pre-book), or make use of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. 

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 - 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. We will send you a kit list of other things you can bring to keep you comfortable and bite-free.

Tickets

  • Isle of Skye in July

    Hostel shared twin room

    £418.00
    +£10.45 service fee

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