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From Edinburgh: Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye 5-Day Tour

1. From Edinburgh: Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye 5-Day Tour

Travel across the highlands of Scotland and discover some of the country’s major attractions. On this 5-day excursion you’ll stay in B&B accommodation and travel with an English-speaking guide. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Through the Trossachs to Oban This wide-ranging tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to Kilmartin Glen. Here you’ll explore Scotland’s ancient past. With over 5,000 years of history laid out before you, you’ll be able to walk in the footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Then it’s on to the picturesque seaside town of Oban. Overnight in Oban. Day 2: A Day of high hills and history The second day takes you to the haunting landscape of Glen Coe, which was the scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan. You’ll continue on past Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest peak and stop at Fort William. We will drive part of the route of one of the most fantastic train journey's in the entire world. We will stop to view the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films and hopefully get a chance to see the steam train cross it, also known as the Hogwarts Express. We will also be able to see Glenfinnan Monument - and the gorgeous scenery that surrounds it! Overnight in Kyleakin. Day 3: A whole day to explore Skye You'll have the whole of the third day to explore Skye's mysteries and landscape. Here the mountains and beaches beckon, so lose yourself in the spectacular scenery of the Cuillin Mountains, the slanting hills of Quiraing, and the incredible Trotternish Peninsula. Overnight in Kyleakin. Day 4: Castles, mountains, and on to Loch Ness Once you leave Skye your first stop will be to visit the stunningly beautiful Eilean Donan Castle (this is an optional extra ). You’ll then drive past the spectacular Torridon Mountains and through the stunning scenery of Glen Affric. Here you can walk up to a beautiful waterfall that’s surrounded by ancient Caledonian forest. Continue on to your accommodation on the fabled shores of Loch Ness. Overnight in Fort Augustus.  Day 5: Monster hunting, historic battlefields, and back to Edinburgh Today you’ll have plenty of time to explore Loch Ness. Take a boat tour over to Urquhart Castle (an optional extra), visit the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition (also an optional extra), or just monster hunt from the shore. You’ll then head south and have the chance to visit the battlefield of Culloden (an optional extra), the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. Then you’ll pass the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and have time to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry, before arriving back in Edinburgh.

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What people are saying about Culloden

Magnificent circuit which allowed us to discover sublime places. A huge thank you to our friendly guide Jamy whose historical stories, legends, jokes we appreciated... We were well accommodated at all stages, the breakfasts were quite correct and we had time for lunch midday. A very good knowledge of English is necessary, we were also the only two French speakers out of the 32 people in our very nice group. I strongly recommend this very complete and very well organized circuit!

Beautiful nature. Great guide - Rob. Just please be ready for long hours of driving in the bus and catching food fast during breaks. We saw a lot in 5 days. It is also reccommended to reserve tables for dinners if you are travelling with more than 2. Good value for money. The accomodations are basic but ok for this price.

The tour was accompanied by a very nice guide who enthusiastically brought us closer to his country. In 5 days we saw a lot of the Highlands and also had time for walks and our own explorations. The nights in the bed and breakfasts were very friendly.

Daniel was an excellent tour guide as he had a great sense of humor as well as a lot of knowledge of all the sights we visited. A well organized tour as each day was coordinated and the time well managed at each stop

Very well organized. A group made up of various nationalities, so very interesting. Many discoveries,