Travel the Road to the Isles and Visit Mallaig

Tour Number

Activity Level

588533


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie and enjoy stunning seascapes


This full day tour follows the route of the ancient drove roads to the fishing port of Mallaig. The route offers countless wonderful photo opportunities of mountain views and seascapes in abundance. And being in the company of a knowledgeable local guide you'll be able to find those little known places that the guide books don't tell you about.

We'll reach Mallaig in time for lunch and have an opportunity to try the freshly caught local seafood (fish and chips recommended) before heading back to Fort William via the coastal route. On the way home, we'll take a stroll of about 3 miles to a fabulous remote beach with views out to the small isles. On the way we'll look for otters, seals and deer amongst other wildlife and binoculars are available to give you close up views.

I will also introduce you to the local flora with tales of the various species place in the diet, medicine, and folklore of the people that lived in these places in bygone times and give you an insight into the agriculture of the time

Itinerary

Visit the Glenfinnan monument and discover the history of the Jacobite uprising

Watch the steam train pass over the famous Glenfinnan viaduct

Enjoy fabulous views of the "Small Isles" of Rhum and Eigg

Visit Mallaig, the ferry port to Skye and enjoy fresh fish and chips

Walk to an isolated beach

Look for seals, red deer and otters

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

Duration: 8 hours

For the comfort of guests, slight variations may be made to the itinerary in the event of adverse weather

Transportation

Transportation is by private 8 seater Mercedes minibus

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 GBP - Needed to buy snacks and drinks on the trip. Please note some small businesses may not have card facilities

What’s Extra

  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

As I am not a licensed guide there may be some historical buildings where I cannot guide inside the buildings.

Private tour guide Ian

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