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

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Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

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

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

From US$ 725.65 per person

Enjoy the sweeping beauty of the Scottish Highlands on a 5-day tour from Edinburgh. Experience the area’s history and culture and take time to get to know the places you visit. You’ll travel to Loch Lomond, the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 5 days
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
120 hours
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Loch Lomond (view)

  • Oban

  • Glencoe

  • Fort William

  • Glenfinnan Viaduct (view)

  • Isle of Skye

  • Eilean Donan Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Fort Augustus

  • Loch Ness

  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Urquhart Castle (visit)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Culloden Battlefield

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Pitlochry

  • Edinburgh, Scotland

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Admire the beauty of the Loch Lomond area
  • See the haunting landscape of Glen Coe
  • Spend a day discovering the mysteries of the Isle of Skye
  • Explore Loch Ness and be on the lookout for the monster
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Train ticket
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Important information

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  • Children under 3 years old are not permitted on the tour
  • Please note the luggage restrictions: Maximum weight: 15kg, maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry on
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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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!

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September 14, 2022

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.

August 17, 2022

Andrew our bus driver was great

only thing i wòuld say the train was to fast for taking picture and the bed breakfast in skye was not nice and the one fortgustes

August 18, 2019

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