Bute to Skye on the Atlantic coastal Drive
Glenburn Hotel - Rothesay - 3 Nights
The Glenburn is a grand & elegant hotel, surrounded by delightful terraced gardens and commanding fabulous views over Rothesay and its bay. Constructed in 1892 as a hydrotherapy retreat, and is now a popular island hotel destination.
Kings Arms Hotel - Skye - 2 Nights
Magical setting right on the waterfront with views of the Skye Bridge. Fully refurbished in 2018/19, retaining many of its original features which date back into 1700's. Best described as a charming Highland Country Inn.
Nothing compares to the dramatic landscapes of Western Scotland. There's a mountain scenery in abundance and deep sea lochs shaping the coastline with a myriad of islands, sparkling like jewels in crystal clear seas. On our new coastal journey tour, discover the charm of the Isles of Bute and Skye as well as spending time exploring historic towns and picturesque villages along the way.
Day 1 Ayrshire & ferry to Bute
Across Ayrshire to Wemys Bay catching the ferry to Rothesay for 3 nights.
Day 2 Isle of Bute coastal tour and Mount Stuart Palace
Morning free to explore the renovated Victorian town of Rothesay with its art deco Pavilion, pier and promenade. The afternoon is spent touring Bute's coastline and beaches. There's Ettrick, the most popular, St Ninians and Scalpsie with its seal colony. Entry to lavish Mount Stuart, a Victorian Gothic Palace with extensive gardens, built by the richest man in Britain at the time.
Day 3 Kyles of Bute & Dunoon
The short ferry crossing takes you to what is known as "Argyll's secret coastline". Here yo u are met with the most sublime of views towards Arran. Free time in the popular resort of Dunoon. Return passing Holy Loch over the Kyles, to catch the ferry back to Bute.
Day 4 Atlantic Coastal Drive to Skye
Best depart early for a fabulous day awaits. Catch the ferry heading northwards to the maritime and historical town of Inveraray. Then a stop in Oban - "The Gateway to the Isles" around lunchtime. Continue along the shoreline of Lock Linnhe to Fort William for a brief stop before travelling through the Great Glen. Photo stop at Eilean Donan, the 2nd most photographed castle in Scotland before checking into your Skye hotel for the next 2 nights.
Day 5 Isle of Skye
Skye is without doubt Scotland's most well known island. Its romantic history, majestic mountains and rugged coastline are a beauty to behold. Today is spent touring the island, visiting the picture postcard capital Portree. Then along the west coast of the island with entry into the clan seat of Dunvegan Castle.
Day 6 Skye cruise, Inverness & Speyside
Morning cruise in the submersible glass bottom craft under the Skye Bridge & out to Seal Island. see abundant wildlife above and below the waves. Then , proceed across Glen Carron with time free in Inverness before turning south through Speyside and into Perthshire and your 3* hotel to suit your onwards journey next day.