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Scotland, the North West Passage 2019

Scotland, the North West Passage 2019

Join us on a road trip of a lifetime with a journey of discovery, skirting the very top of the UK, exploring the West Highlands, Skye and Scotlands 'North West Passage'

Holiday Highlights

Boat to trip ove thge Pentland Firth

Durness  with lunch at the Smoo Cave

Time at Gairloch before travelling to the Romantic Isle of Skye

Visit to Dunvegan Castle

Visit to Eilean Donan Castle

 

Sunday

We depart and make our way to the
Perthshire area for our overnight with dinner,
bed and breakfast.

Monday

We continue our journey north with
free time in the Highland capital, Inverness, then
on to Thurso where we enjoy the next 2 nights
with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Tuesday

Passing Scotland’s most northerly
mainland castle, Castle of Mey, home to the late
Queen Mother, we see the Orkneys rise from the
North Sea. We board the boat at John O’Groats
for the 40 minute crossing over the Pentland
Firth to begin a magical guided tour, visiting
Scara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones,
Italian Chapel and much more.

Wednesday

We head west along the Northern
coastline entering the least populated area of
the UK, passing sea lochs and villages reaching
Durness with lunch included at the Smoo Cave
Hotel. Turning south, the extraordinary beauty
unfolds before you as we head to Ullapool for
our overnight with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Thursday

Passing Corrieshalloch Gorge, we turn
south along the coastline dotted with islands,
stopping at the pretty fishing village of Gairloch.
We then travel onwards towards Skye before
crossing the bridge and on to the romantic Isle
of Skye where we stay for the next 2 nights with
dinner, bed and breakfast.

Friday

Today we head to Portree the islands
capital and our tour sweeps across the island to
historical Dunvegan Castle and its garden.
Dunvegan is the stronghold of the Macleod clan
and is the longest inhabited castle in Scotland
– over 800 years. Returning along the coast
road, with views of the Cuillens, the most
impressive mountain range in the UK.

Saturday

Saying farewell to the magic of Skye
we stop at Eilean Donan Castle one of
Scotland’s most photographed castles, then over
the mountain passes with time to enjoy Fort
William. Later we reach the Glasgow area for our
overnight with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Sunday.

We leave after breakfast and head for home.

Your Hotel

On this tour we use a good standard of hotels,

all offering bedrooms with en suite bathroom,

colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

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

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

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Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road West Anchor Road, Outside @ Bristol-We The Curious
Westbound Bus Stop
Bristol Bedminster ASDA Bedminster Bus Shelter - East Street
In front of ASDA Store
Bristol Downend Bristol Downend
Lloyds Bank
Bristol Filton Bristol Filton
The Air balloon Pub
Bristol Fishponds Fishponds - Fishponds Road,
Bus Stop Outside Lodge House, BS16 3HZ
Bristol Kingswood Kingswood - High Street Bus Stop
Opposite the Civic Centre, BS15 9TR
Bristol Knowle Knowle
Broadwalk Shopping Centre
Bristol Redfield Redfield - Bus Stop outside Aldi
Church Road
Bristol Westbury-on-Trym Westbury-on-Trym Library
Bottom Falcondale Rd.
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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