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    The Isle of Skye

    Next Trip: 29th - 5th Jul 2024 Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

    From: £3,565 View Prices & Dates

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    Region: Inner Hebrides including Skye
    Trip Type: Luxury & Deluxe
    Accommodation: Luxury
    Max Group Size: 8
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    On this luxury, fully-guided walking holiday, explore the spectacular beauty of the Isle of Skye.

    As seabirds clamour at the edge of cliffs and red deer quietly graze their way across the heathery hills, join your expert Wilderness guide to discover the diverse landscapes of this stunning isle. Visit ancient Iron Age brochs and hike out to lonely lighthouses, walk across salt-stung bluffs and along swathes of golden sand. On a particularly memorable day, walk among the stark, dark spires of the Quiraing and on another, take a boat trip out to one of the most spectacular lochs in the British Isles. Where myth, folklore and legend coil around the waving kelp and bubble their way up streams into fairy pools, immerse yourself in Skye’s fascinating history, learning more about the rich tapestry of island life.

    Each evening, return to your wonderful hotel overlooking the colourful town of Portree to the majestic Cuillin Mountain Range beyond. Knowing that every detail of your trip has been meticulously taken care of, enjoy delicious food and lovely company on an adventure that showcases Skye’s unique and irresistible magic.

    Trip Highlights

    • Discover Skye's rugged, wild beauty on foot, immersing yourself in the island's history, heritage, and culture.
    • Embark on a boat trip into the heart of the Cuillin mountains, hiking around a remote and lonely loch.
    • Enjoy warm Highland hospitality as you relax at a luxurious, hand-picked hotel only a short walk from Portree.

    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 – Arrive on Skye and Hike in Glen Sligachan

    Meet your Wilderness guide at Inverness Train Station this morning and enjoy a scenic drive west to the magical Isle of Skye. Cross the Skye Bridge and enjoy the views stretching across the white-crested waves. Stop by the remote Glen Sligachan for a short stroll to stretch your legs. This long and lonely glen is a beautiful and atmospheric place, offering an excellent introduction to this wild landscape. Afterwards, continue north, winding your way through the bustling town of Portree to your hotel, which looks out across the Sound of Raasay. (L, D)

    Walk details: 3 km/2 miles | approx. 2 hrs | 160 m/525 ft of ascent

    Day 2 – Hiking the Trotternish Peninsula

    This morning, head out to explore the dramatic landscape of the Quiraing. As you walk, admire the stark rock formations that rise from the rugged ground like great ruined battlements. Enjoy the incredible sweeping views of islands, mountains and the sun-clipped shores that stretch in every direction. Chat with your guide about the region’s unique geology, learning about the labyrinth of leaning lava rocks, weathered buttresses and rocky architecture. Return to your lovely hotel, perhaps enjoying an aperitif before a delicious dinner this evening. (B, L)

    Walk details: 8 km/5 miles | approx. 4 hrs | up to 390 m/1,280 ft ascent

    Day 3 – Exploring Raasay Island

    After breakfast, looking out across the tranquil bay, catch a small ferry to the quiet and geologically diverse Isle of Raasay. Often overlooked, this peaceful island offers much to explore. From the distinctive, rugged peak of Dùn Caan to coastal circuits on swathes of golden sand, there are many engaging walks to choose from. Keep an eye out for wildlife, perhaps spotting the soaring silhouette of a white-tailed eagle, known in Gaelic as iolaire sùil na grèineas – the eagle with the sunlit eye. (B, L)

    Walk details: 10 km/8 miles | approx. 5 hrs | 280 m/920 ft of ascent

    Day 4 – Hiking to the Clearance Villages

    Lace-up your boots this morning and head out for a beautiful walk with your guide. Hike along the coast and past the ruins of two villages abandoned during the Highland Clearances. Learn more about this incredibly dark time in Scottish history as you explore the mossy walls of the old houses. As the soft breeze carries the smell of salt and sunshine across the heather, gradually ascend above the white-flecked waves, listening to the raucous call of seabirds and enjoying time spent in the fresh air. (B, L)

    Walk details: 16.5 km/10 miles | approx. 6 hrs | 350 m/984 ft of ascent

    Day 5 – Discover Loch Coruisk

    This morning, wind your way to Elgol, a tiny hamlet scattered along the western cliffs of the Strathaird Peninsula. From a small jetty, sail over Loch Scavaig into the very heart of the Black Cuillin. Venture ashore to explore Loch Coruisk (known colloquially as Cauldron of the Waters), a deep dark loch that stretches like a shadow below the volcanic peaks. While there isn’t much ascent today, the walking is sometimes rough, and a couple of river crossings involve stepping stones. Back at your hotel, enjoy a relaxing evening, perhaps stepping outside after dinner to appreciate a sky awash with stars. (B, L)

    Walk details: 7 km/4 miles | approx. 4 hrs | 122 m/400 ft of ascent

    Day 6 – Waternish Point

    After breakfast, join your guide for a cracker of a coastal walk. Suited and booted, hike out to a remote headland crowned by a lighthouse that overlooks the Minch and the Outer Hebrides. This peaceful bluff is a beautiful, quiet place to spot whales and dolphins on a calm day and enjoy stunning views of the dramatic sea cliffs of the distant Dunvegan Head. During the walk, pass the ancient ruins of one of the best-preserved brochs on Skye. This evening, perhaps wander into Portree and watch the evening sun gild the far mountains in syrupy, amber gold. (B, L, D)

    Walk details: 13 km/8 miles | approx. 5 hrs | 390 m/1,275 ft ascent

    Day 7 – Hike and Depart

    After breakfast, begin meandering your way back towards Inverness. Along the way, take a short walk to an otter hide to try and catch a glimpse of the elusive otters down on the shoreline, before catching the community-owned turntable ferry back to the mainland. Once ashore, take in the spectacular views as your van winds its way over Mam Ratigan Pass, following an old drover’s road and then steadily make your way east, arriving at Inverness Train Station at 4.00 pm, where your trip will conclude. (B, L)

    Walk details: 3 km/2 miles | approx. 2 hrs | 10 m/30 ft ascent

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    The Isle of Skye

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    Trip Dates & Prices

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    Trip Dates for 2024AvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    29th Jun - 5th Jul 2024 Luxury departureTrip FullFULLY BOOKED £3,565
    20th Jul - 26th Jul 2024 Luxury departure6 places leftGuaranteed £3,565Book Now
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    19th Apr - 25th Apr 20258 places leftAvailable £3,565Book Now
    31st May - 6th Jun 20258 places leftAvailable £3,565Book Now
    28th Jun - 4th Jul 20258 places leftAvailable £3,565Book Now
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    Trip Details

    Accommodation Read More

    For our luxury departures the itinerary will be based from one central location offering easy access to both north and south Skye. We’ll spend 6 nights in a luxury hotel on the outskirts of Portree. The hotel is set within 15 acres of mature private grounds and enjoys spectacular views over the Sound of Raasay to the Cuillin mountain range. The rooms are a blend comforting tradition with modern simplistic style and all are en-suite.

    Single Rooms

    There is no supplement charged to solo travellers, however, you will be required to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you request a double room for single occupancy, a supplement of £1000 is charged.

    Due to the nature of the accommodations we use, single supplements are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

    Meals Read More

    Breakfast and lunch are included in your trip along with dinner on your first and last evening. Included dinners are two courses as standard.

    Throughout the journey, varied local produce will be served up in hearty and imaginative meals. Seafood is a speciality with beef, lamb and venison also popular and of course, any special dietary requirements can be catered for.

    On this trip, we generally eat dinner as a group however if you would like to make alternative arrangements you are free to do so. Your guide will have an evening off during this trip where they do not eat with the group. They will recommend options for dinner that evening and will help you make any necessary reservations

    Inclusions Read More
    • 6 nights accommodation in carefully selected guest houses and hotels
    • Most meals during the trip (Meals included indicated as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • The services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide / driver throughout
    • All transport throughout the trip starting and finishing in Inverness
    • All private boat and ferry transfers
    Trip Grading Read More

    Green Graded 1-3

    Green graded walking holidays are suitable for active travellers who are reasonably fit and enjoy moderate hikes. We walk at a comfortable pace and you can expect to be out for 5-6 hours a day. The terrain will be mostly good paths and hill trails but these can still be muddy and rough in places. Some hikes may involve an ascent up to a max of approx 1,500 feet / 450m. Distances will be typically 8-10km but there may be the odd slightly longer day. Daily hike details are available in the itinerary.

    Travel – Arrival and Departure Read More

    You will be met by your Wilderness Scotland Guide in the centre of Inverness Railway Station at 10:30am on Day 1 of your trip. Most people choose to stay in Inverness the night before the trip.

    We will drop you off at Inverness Railway Station by 4:00pm on the final day.

    If you would like to use your own vehicle on the trip, please get in touch with our team to discuss.

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    Make This Trip Private

    Fancy this trip just for your group? Get together with family and friends spend quality time exploring wild places. A private trip allows you to benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides but with the advantage of the flexibility to tailor the days to your group. Make the trip more or less challenging depending on your experience or choose to add in some optional extras like castle or distillery visits depending on your interests. The price of a private trip will depend on the number of travellers in your group. Let us know your prefered departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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    Difficulty Grades Explained

    Green Graded Walking Holidays

    Green graded walking holidays are suitable for active travellers who are reasonably fit and enjoy moderate hikes. We walk at a comfortable pace and you can expect to be out for 5-6 hours a day. The terrain will be mostly good paths and hill trails but these can still be muddy and rough in places. Some hikes may involve an ascent up to a max of approx 1,500 feet / 450m. Distances will be typically 8-10km but there may be the odd slightly longer day. Daily hike details are available in the itinerary.

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    Trip Reviews

    Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 review of Luxury Walking – The Isle of Skye

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    Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

    That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

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    David Nicholson

    Reviewed on 28/05/2024

    Age: 70 - 80
    Country: USA
    Trip Date: 18/05/2024
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Fantastic experience, the scenery was unique and inspiring. A hardy breakfast is a must followed by full day of hiking and you’ll earn your delicious dinner and if you choose a relaxing cocktail or two. Read the requirements completely and be in good physical shape because some hikes are 7 to 10 miles and some include a good amount of elevation change.

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