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Inner Hebridean Island Hopper: Arran, Islay & Skye

Inner Hebridean Island Hopper: Arran, Islay & Skye

Seven memorable days of island adventure as the holiday criss-crosses three of the best Inner Hebridean Isles, each one with its unique character and culture.

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Seven memorable days of island adventure as the holiday criss-crosses three of the best Inner Hebridean Isles, each one with its unique character and culture. From Arran in the South - affectionately known as "Scotland in Miniature", then westwards over to Islay, famous for its whisky and where island life has little changed in generations. Finishing with perhaps the most well-known of the Scottish islands - The romantic Isle of Skye, with its incredible coastline, and unspoilt scenery.




Return coach travel

6 nights half board hotel accommodation

All ferry crossings detailed in the itinerary

Scenic tour of the Isle of Arran with free time in the capital of Brodick

Full day excursion to the Isle of Islay

Whisky distillery tour and tasting

Full day tour of the Isle of Skye with free time in the capital of Portree

Entry to Dunvegan Castle

Visits to Oban and Fort William

Scenic drives via Eilean Donan Castle and the Glenfinnan Monument.



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Day 1

Following door-to-door pick-ups we travel to our overnight hotel with comfort stops en-route.

Day 2

After breakfast we depart our Ayrshire hotel to catch the ferry to Arran. On arrival we have some free time in the island's capital of Brodick before we board the coach again for a tour of the Island often referred to as "Scotland in Miniature", taking in the coastal communities of Lamlash, Whiting Bay and Blackwaterfoot. Late afternoon we board the ferry from Lochranza to Cloanaig on the Mull of Kintyre and drive along Loch Fyne to the Grey Gull Hotel for the next 2 nights.

Day 3

A long but rewarding day starts this morning as we board another ferry at Kennacraig for a full day excursion to the Isle of Islay. Here we will visit Bowmore, the island's capital with it's round church where spirits have nowhere to hide!! We also experience spirits of another kind with our included whisky distillery tour and tasting today. Later we catch the ferry back to the mainland with dinner included on board ship before a late arrival back at the hotel.

Day 4

This morning we enjoy a scenic drive through the Highland countryside via Inverary and Loch Awe en route to Oban for some free time. Continuing Via Fort William and the 'Road to the Isles' we call at the Glenfinnan Monument at the head of Loch Shiel for a photo opportunity before boarding the ferry from Mallaig to take us 'Over the sea to Skye' and the Kings Arms Hotel where we are based for the next 2 nights.

Day 5

Today we have arranged a full day exploring Skye's wealth of history from Jacobite battles to feuding clans. The island is abundant in wildlife and the scenery ever changing from the patchwork of velvet moors to Jagged mountains and towering sea cliffs. We visit the island's capital of Portree and Dungevan Castle - home of the Macleod clan for over 800 years and boasting coastal views of the Cullins.

Day 6

We depart Skye this morning continuing through Glen Shiel with the Five Sisters mountains towering above and along the Great Glen to Fort William for a lunchtime stop. From here we drive through Glencoe and the 'Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond', the Queen of Scottish Lochs to our final overnight in the Trossachs.

Day 7

After an amazing trip filled with lots of incredible sights, we travel home today.

Grey Gull Hotel ***, Ardrishaig



Originally built in 1872 as a Hunting Lodge for the Poltalloch Estate, this family owned and managed hotel has a superb loch side setting. Featuring a restaurant, shared lounge and garden, the hotel also offers free Wifi throughout the hotel.


Hotel Facilities

  • Restaurant

  • Bar

  • Lounge

  • Wi-Fi



Kings Arms Hotel ***, Kyleakin



Dating back to the 1600s, the hotel is one of the oldest on the Isle of Skye and has retained many traditional features and gained modern, homely comforts. With panoramic views across the Kyle of Lochalsh to mainland Scotland, this hotel is the ideal place to relax after a long day.


Hotel Facilities

  • Restaurant

  • Bar

  • Lounge

  • Wi-Fi


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Name Address Contact Details
Arnold High St Bus Stop Arnold High Street Bus stop,
Outside leisure centre car park, NG5 7EE
Beeston, Lace Road Beeston Lace Road, behind the Cricketers pub
Bulwell Aldi Bus Stop Bulwell, Aldi Bus stop SW12
Sellers Wood drive, NG6 8GE
Derby Bus Station Derby, Bus Station
Bay 27 & 28, DE1 2AY
Leicester, St Margarets St Margarets Bus Station, Bus Bay SV, Leicester
Gravel Street, Leicester LE1 3AG
Long Eaton, The Green Long Eaton, The Green
Outside Wilkinsons, NG10 1HQ
Loughborough Amber rooms Loughborough Amber rooms, The Rushes
LE11 5BE
Mansfield Bus Station Mansfield Bus station , Bay A
Quaker Way, Mansfield, NG18 1JJ
Nottingham Mount St Nottingham, Mount Street
Alongside the Grosvenor Casino, NG1 6HE
Sheffield Pond Hill Pond Hill, Opposite Penny Black Public House
S1 2BG
Toton Lane Tram Stop Toton Lane Tram Stop Park and Ride
Toton Lane Tram Stop, NG9 7JA

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