Coach holidays with Alfa Travel

Highland Lochs Skye

Resort - Fort William

Overview

Fort William, the “Outdoor Capital of the UK”, is not only an important tourist centre but also a splendid location from which to explore the magnificent Western Highlands. It is situated at the southern end of the Great Glen, on the shores of Loch Linnhe, beneath towering Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. For those who do not feel quite up to the ascent of Ben Nevis, nearby Aonach Mor offers Britain's only alpine cable car, rising over 2000 feet to the Snowgoose restaurant, from where there are spectacular views of the Great Glen. The surrounding countryside has some of Britain’s most spectacular and romantic scenery and its torrid history has produced over 30 battlefields in the Lochaber area alone. As a touring centre, Fort William is unrivalled and our splendid excursion programme makes the best of this with coverage of many of the area's most interesting places.

Prices from

£399 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 431

Tour: Highland Lochs Skye

Resort: Fort William

Days: 7

Date Travelling: 29 May 2022

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Croit Anna Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Loch Ness & Inverness

  • Loch Ness is the second largest loch (by surface area) in the Scottish Highlands, at 23 miles long.
  • It is best known for alleged sightings of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster, affectionately as 'Nessie'.
  • The only island on Loch Ness is Cherry Island, visible at its southwestern end, near Fort Augustus.
  • Inverness, translating as 'Mouth of the River Ness', is the capital of the Highlands of Scotland.
  • Inverness Castle dominates the horizon. ‘Macbeth’ was supposedly based in an older castle, since destroyed by the Jacobites.
  • The Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (entry fees apply) give a good general overview of the development of the Highlands.

Day 3 - Isle of Skye

  • Our journey passes Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most recognised castles in Scotland.
  • Broadford is a crofting village dominated by red granite houses where Bonnie Prince Charlie reputedly invented Drambuie.
  • Portree, the capital of the island, is where Bonnie Prince Charlie bade farewell to Flora MacDonald before his exile to France.

Day 4 - Day at Leisure

Day 5 - Day at Leisure

Day 6 - Loch Linnhe & Jubilee Celebrations

  • Take a cruise on Loch Linnhe aboard the historic Souter’s Lass.
  • Departing from Fort William Town Pier you will be surrounded by wonderful unique views of Ben Nevis.
  • Keep your eyes open for a host of local wildlife, from birdlife to dolphins and seals they are a sight not to be missed.
  • We celebrate 70 years of Her Majestey's reign with a traditional afternoon tea.
  • Enjoy tea, sandwiches and sweet fancies.
  • A commemorative gift is also offered to each guest.

Day 7 - Return Travel

Important Information

Customers will be required to wear face coverings whilst travelling on our coaches and at the interchanges, unless they are unable to do so due to breathing difficulties or a disability. Customers unable to wear a face covering are advised to complete a special requirement form before travelling so the driver is aware. Our drivers and interchange teams will wear face coverings until all customers have boarded the coach and whilst handling luggage. All feeder vehicles will be required to operate in accordance with our Alfa Coaches Covid-secure procedures. Customers will be required to adhere to safety measures at interchange, which are likely to include restrictions on the capacity numbers in the services at any one time and socially distanced queues both inside and outside the Services. We will be utilising employees at the interchange as marshals, to make sure passengers are following the correct social distancing measures whilst providing extra reassurance and support. Random customer temperature checks by members of the team wearing appropriate PPE will be undertaken at the interchange. All excursions and venues featured within our holiday programmes will be risk assessed to ensure that we are still able to still deliver a memorable holiday experience operating in accordance with our own Covid-secure procedures. The availability of any attraction mentioned in the resort or excursion descriptions cannot be guaranteed.

Croit Anna Hotel

Situated on the shores of Loche Linnhe, three miles from the centre of Fort William, with spectacular views across the loch from all of the public rooms and most of the bedrooms, the Croit Anna offers a comfortable and friendly base in which to relax. There is a panoramic lounge, spacious bar and terrace. Extensive car parking

Contact Details

Croit Anna Hotel
Achintore Road

Tel No: 01397 702268

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Joining my holiday

Joining your Alfa holiday


Take the stress out of your holiday travel arrangements. Choose from our extensive list of local joining points and make the journey part of your holiday, as you travel in comfort to your holiday destination.


Local Pick-up Points


We will pick you up close to home and take you to your nearest interchange where you will embark on your tour coach and be whisked away to your holiday destination.


We have 6 interchanges across the UK:


Your Interchange will be - North West Tours – Burtonwood Interchange (M62 near Warrington)


Join En-Route


Joining your Alfa Holiday is now even more convenient. If you want to join your tour coach en-route to your chosen resort we’ll pick you up on the way.


For selected tours we can pick you up at:


North West


  • Burtonwood (M62, Junction 8), Forton Services (M6, Junction 32/33), Hartshead Moor (M62, Junction 25/26), Charnock Richard (M6, Junction 27/28), Carlisle (M6, Junction 43 – layby near Tesco) – North and Scotland
  • Burtonwood (M62, Junction 8), Keele (M6, Junction 15/16), Sandbach (M6, Junction 16/17)

Park and Tour


For only £7 per day you can book parking at selected locations for the duration of your holiday. So if you prefer to drive, leave your car and join your coach en-route then why not enquire about our Park and Tour locations. For more information please call our reservations team.


North West Tours – Charnock Richard Services (M6, Junction 27/28) – for clients travelling to Cumbria and Scotland


Reliable Coaches


Most of our holidays are operated by our own fleet of mostly modern Mercedes luxury coaches, all of which have an on board washroom and are air conditioned. We also work with selected third party coach operators who supplement our own fleet during peak periods. The facilities on third party coaches can vary, but the majority have air conditioning. We are members of the Confederation of Passenger Transport and the Coach Tourism Association – bodies established to encourage standards of excellence in our industry.

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