Highlands and Isle of Skye Explorer 3/4* - Aberdeen - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Discover the ethereal and dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and unearth the mysteries of the magical Isle of Skye with its outstanding natural beauty, Viking history, and ancient myths and legends.
  • Embark on a 5 night tour including 2 nights in a 4* hotel in Aberdeen and 3 nights in a 3* hotel located in privilege surroundings in Balmacara with breakfasts and dinners included
  • With your own rental car, you are the captain of your very own voyage around the Scottish highlands

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Your Destinations

The Highlands of Scotland

Expanding two-thirds of Scotland, the Highlands region is an unspoilt wilderness of spectacular beauty, famous for its passionate, fiery-haired folk, rugged Highland cattle, and world-famous whiskey.

Stretching from the vast peat bogs in the north, a truly remote region that will take you back to centuries gone by, to the west coast’s isolated crofting villages, only reachable by boat; the Scottish highlands are a world away from modern, fast-paced life and extraordinarily peaceful.
 

Explore the stunning mountains of the region plummeting into the lochs below and the rolling glens as the sun sets in the distance. Hike deep into these remote landscapes and see if you can spot a wild deers. Visit one of the many whiskey distilleries to learn how they make their fine brews and sample some of their best. Taste some of their own Scottish smoked salmon in a local smokery and try your hand at some fishing in their wild rivers. Listen to the bagpipes play in the local town and soak up the atmosphere of a country filled with spirit and an unforgotten, passionate history. 
Aberdeen 

Fueled by a burgeoning cultural scene along with an influx of luxurious development, Aberdeen has established itself as the powerhouse of Northeast Scotland and a thriving cosmopolitan centre in the north. Aberdeen derives its nickname as the 'granite city' from its silvery-grey architecture and design, thus attributing an attractive and mysterious gleam to the city. From its cultural and historical landmarks, such as the Maritime Museum, the Aberdeen Art Gallery, the abandoned Rubislaw Quarry; to its proximity to royal icons such as Royal Deeside to the West, and Dunnottar Castle to the south, this is a windswept and history-filled must-see metropolis.
Isle of Skye

With its name originating in Old Norse and translating to 'Cloud Island', this Viking Island must be seen to be believed. Its beguiling terrain, mist-enshrouded hills, and mossy green fields will enchant you.

 The area is one of Europe's wildest, most romantic and most scenic lands. The Isle of Skye is a picturesque and hauntingly beautiful place to admire nature's awesome imagination as the ever-changing mists and seasons roll in from the Atlantic. Jagged snow-capped peaks, brooding mountains, endless moorlands, vast sea cliffs, beaches, castles are all laid out against the mists and the oceans to form the most wonderful panoramas.

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Departure City - Inverness - Loch Ness - Balmacara
On arrival to Inverness Airport, make your way to the rent-a-car desk where you will be provided with the keys and documentation for your tip. Drive to Balmacara. From here you can visit the Loch Ness and go for a boat ride to admire the scenery. You may also visit the magnificently situated Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness. This castle has seen some of the most dramatic chapters in Scotland's history. Once you reach Balmacara, you can check-in and the hotel and enjoy the area with some of our suggested activities*. 

Accommodation and dinner (included) in the hotel in Balmacara.

Day 2: Balmacara

Breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy your free time. You may choose from our suggested activities*.
Accommodation and dinner (included) in the hotel in Balmacara.  

Day 3: Balmacara 

Breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy your free time. You may choose from our suggested activities*.
 Accommodation and dinner (included) in the hotel in Balmacara.  

Day 4: Balmacara - Inverness - Cairngorms National Park - Aberdeen 

After breakfast in the hotel, start your day by enjoying the city of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands region and located at the mouth of the River Ness in the Moray Fjord. After visiting the city, you can make your way to Aberdeen by crossing the Cairngorms National Park, a fantastic area where you will find mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots, friendly villages, and distilleries. In Cairngorms Park you may enjoy some of our many different suggested activities*.  Once you arrive in Aberdeen, you will check in at your hotel and enjoy the city until dinner.
Accommodation and dinner (included) in the hotel in Aberdeen.  

Day 6: Aberdeen - Inverness - Arrival City

Start your day with breakfast. If you have enough time before your flight, visit Fort George, the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain. You will return the car before or at the same time of pick up on your first day to avoid extra charge. 

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Your Hotels

Please note that this offer is non-refundable

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen City Centre 4* 
Just a few minute's walk from the windswept beaches and 900 yards from the centre of Aberdeen is the 4* Doubletree by Hilton Aberdeen City Centre. This classical hotel features bright and spacious bedrooms and a restaurant serving a creative modern menu using quality local produce.

Here you will also find a Conservatory, offering hearty breakfasts and evening meals, while The Atrium serves traditional pub-style favourites. With its close proximity to the beach, city centre, and numerous world-renowned golf clubs, the DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen City Centre is a convenient and trustworthy accommodation in Aberdeen. 

Balmacara Hotel 3*
 The Balmarca Hotel is a waterfront and contemporary 3* hotel on the shores of Loch Alsh. This quaint yet refined property enjoys great views to the Isle of Skye. Your room comes equipped with a kettle, wifi, TV, and a private bathroom fitted with a bathroom or shower .

A true home away from home and recipient of 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence, you will feel at ease with the comfortable and elegant decor that provide a cosy and authentically Scottish ambiance.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Suggested Activities in the Cairngorm & Aberdeenshire Area

Aberdeen City
Aberdeen City is brimming with cultural and historical landmarks. We suggest you visit some of its most popular attractions, including St. Machar Cathedral, Seaton Park, Brig O' Balgownie, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen Bach, and King's College, University of Aberdeen.  

Dunnotar Castle 
Visit Dunnottar Castle for an unforgettable experience and discover the importance of Dunnottar – an impregnable fortress that holds many rich secrets of Scotland’s colourful past. The dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress was the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in the land.

Cairngorms National Park
This national park has something for everyone, from castles and distilleries, to quad bike trails and opportunities for extreme sports. 

Balmoral Castle
 Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852, having been first leased in 1848.   The Castle is an example of Scots Baronial architecture and is classified by Historic Scotland as a category A listed building.

Loch Muick 
Loch Muick is located 8 miles south west of Ballater in Aberdeenshire and found at the foot of Lochnagar, one of Scotland’s finest mountains. The area has many walking routes and a variety of wildlife including grouse and deer.

Distilleries
 
In this area you may find some as Royal Lochnagar Distillery & Visitors Centre and the The Glenlivet Distillery amongst many others.

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Suggested Activities in the Skye Area

We suggest you explore the Isle of Skye where you will find one of Scotland's most beautiful and fascinating landscapes. Of all the Inner Hebrides, Skye is the most visited island because of its incredible views, rich heritage originating in the clan age, its prevailing Celtic traditions, and for its abundant wildlife. Without any doubt, today you’ll make a trip that you will never forget.  Embark on a horseback ride or cycle trip, or hire a kayak to admire this scenery from a different perspective. 

Portree
The main town of Skye, overlooking a bay, is famous for its charming harbour with beautiful houses and colour facades. An interesting tourist and commercial centre, Portree will charm you. Visit the numerous art galleries and craft stores for a handmade souvenir.  

Eilean Donan Castle
As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands.

Biking
We reccommend you hire a bike to get around the island of Skye. Challenge yourself with its hilly terrain and invigorating mists. Book this activity at your hotel. 

Hiking
If conditions permit, enjoy a light hiking route to take in the magnificent views and epic landscapes of the Isle of Skye. Pass by the Quiraing with its incredible interior plateau, or visit the Old Man of Storr with its huge pinnacles of rock rising from the earth. Skye has hundreds of walks varying in terrain and difficulty to suit all travelers. 

Whale Watching Tours
These tours enjoy regular sightings of Whales, Basking Sharks, Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises, Otters, Sea-Eagles, Puffins, and majestic Seabirds in this rich marine environment. Book this activity at your hotel.

 
Horse Riding & Kayaking
Available for guests of all skill and level, take on this landscape in a new and exciting way. Book this activity at your hotel. 
 

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Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Transfers are not included in this offer. 

Car Hire: is included. On arrival at the Inverness Airport, please go direct to the rent-a-car desk where you will be provided with the keys and documentation, and then you can start your trip. Hertz Inverness Airport: Dalcross Industrial Estate, Terminal Building, Scotland 44-0843-309-3037.

Flights in to destination Inverness Airport (INV), please pick up and return Car to Inverness Airport.T ime of arrival into Inverness (departure date) advised morning flight, and not leaving later than 15 :00.Time of departure from Inverness (arrival date) advised after 12 :00 am 

Distance from Inverness airport:  2 hours, 25 minutes / 156 km

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What's Included?

  • 4 Nights tour, including 2 nights in 4* hotel in Aberdeen and 2 nights in a 3* hotel located in privileged surroundings in Balmacara (Skye Island Area) with breakfast and dinner included. 4 Days rental car with unlimited mileage, third party insurance Vauxhall Corsa or similar (type B) 2 persons/ Ford Focus or similar (type C) for 3 or 4 persons. The car must be picked up and returned to Inverness Airport (INV).

Not Included

  • Non-included services, hotels, car rental conditions, and entry tickets to suggested activities.

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Scotland is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Included in the price: 
UM (Unlimited mileage)
CDW (Collision damage waiver)
TP (Theft Protection)

Rate Details:
Tax 20%
Location service charge: Included in the rate
Vehicle Licensing and road tax: Included in rate 
Collision Damage Waiver: Included in the rate
Personal Property Insurace: 1 day = GBP 8,000 + TAX not included 
Super Cover
1 Day = GBP 22,000 + TAX not included
Theft Protection: Included in rate

Insurance: 
Damage Waiver Excess: GBP 1,000.00
Theft Waiver Excess: GBP 1,000.00
Notes: SCDW does not cover any improper use of the vehicle. The following items are not covered: tires, glass, interiors, chassis, loss of keys, fuel contamination. In case of an accident due to the renters liability, renter has the obligation to pay to the Vendor a non-refundable fee to cover administration expenses. SCDW does not release customer from this fee. 
NOTES: The credit card must be under the name of the person who subscribes the rental agreement and who drives the car.

Notes: All the accessories or other extras included in the prepaid reservation will be paid at time of rental. In case of damage or theft, it is imandatory to provide Herz the Police report, otherwise the coverage provided by CDW/ LDW and Super Cover will not be valid. Rates updated to 01 November. The amounts of the expemptions and the amounts of the super cover be changed at any time without notice. 

Additional Driver: The price of an additional driver is GBP 10.00 + Tax per day and a maximum cost of GBP 100.00 + Tax. If it is not already included in the rate selected, the additional driver must be requested and it must be paid on site. 



 

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If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

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Travel Documents

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Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents.  You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

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Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

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