North Coast 500 & Isle Of Skye
7 Day Coach Holiday
The North Coast 500 is a scenic coastal route which was introduced in 2015 to showcase Northern Scotland with beautiful beaches, glorious seascapes, historical ruins and quaint fishing villages. We explore part of the popular route heading north from our base at Gairloch. We take in the Lochinver loop to the picturesque village of Drumbeg and pass some of Scotland’s finest scenery as we go. Other treats on our twin centre holiday include the Highland capital of Inverness, seaside Dornoch steeped in history, the fishing port of Ullapool and the mystical Isle of Skye, the best known of the Inner Hebrides.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day One.We make our way to the north and check into the Dornoch Hotel for our three night stay.
Day Two. We visit the Highland capital of Inverness where attractions include a stately riverside castle, gothic cathedral and the Ness Islands bridge linked walkways. Then onwards to the Glenmorangie distillery by the tranquil shores of the Dornoch Firth.
Day Three.A free day to explore our seaside resort of Dornoch. The town is home to sandy beaches, a thirteenth century cathedral and a championship golf course as well as nesting birds and a colony of seals.
Day Four. We say cheerio to Dornoch and make our way across the Highlands to the village of Lairg, home to quaint shops and cafés. Then onwards to the fishing village of Ullapool known for its beautiful location. We continue to Gairloch and check in to our hotel for our three night stay.
Day Five.Today’s treat is a leg of the famed North Coast 500 route. We pass amazing beaches, scenery and sea views as we journey north along the coastal road to the small fishing port of Lochinver. Sitting in a sheltered bay on the edge of the loch this charming village is home to Highland Stoneware pottery and the Assynt Visitor Centre and Museum. We continue north to the remote crofting village of Drumbeg with its magnificent views of the northern seascape before looping back to Gairloch.
Day Six. We visit the mystical Isle of Skye which is renowned for its natural beauty, history and wildlife. We call at the island’s capital Portree, situated on the east coast overlooking a sheltered bay. Perhaps browse the array of gift and book shops, take a stroll or stop for a hot drink at one of the many restaurants or cafés.
Day Seven. After breakfast we bid farewell to Wester Ross and stop for lunch on our way home
Coach Holidays (UK Mainlands)
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Coach travel throughout
- Excursions as stated
Collect 500 Coach Miles
COACH MILES is our brand new reward scheme, allowing you to save money the more you travel with us. On this holiday you can collect 500 coach miles.
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Gairloch Hotel - Gairloch, Wester Ross
This rather grand, sprawling property overlooks the sea in the pretty tourist hub of Gairloch. It has a charming restaurant, lounge bar and well equipped bedrooms.
Dornoch Hotel Dornoch
This hotel stands in its own grounds, just a short stroll to the beach and overlooking the Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Impressive facilities include a grand wood-panelled bar, a sun lounge, and a pitch and putt course. The lovely town with its splendid cathedral is just minutes away.
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