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Venture to the Scottish Highlands and spend two nights at the Isle of Skye, including a Jacobite steam train ride on the West Highland Railway Line — aka the ‘Hogwarts Express’ of Harry Potter fame. This 3-day guided trip from Edinburgh takes you through Cairngorms National Park to regional highlights such as the Old Man of Storr and the Cuillin Mountains. Visit Eilean Donan Castle, ride the ferry to Mallaig and stop at the legendary Loch Ness. Enjoy daily breakfasts during your hotel or B&B stay in Portree.


  • 3-day Highlands and Isle of Skye trip from Edinburgh
  • Scenic drive through the Cairngorms National Park
  • Spend two nights on the Isle of Skye
  • See the legendary scenery including the Old Man of Storr and the Cuillin Mountains
  • Ride the famous Hogwarts Express train (as seen in the Harry Potter films) from Mallaig to Fort William
  • Choice of B&B or hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily

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What You Can Expect

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh Including 'Hogwarts Express' Ride

3-Day Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh

Experience the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye on this 3-day coach trip, round-trip from Edinburgh. You’ll visit Loch Ness and Eilean Donan Castle, explore Skye’s rugged Cuillin Mountains and cliffs of Trotternish Ridge with your guide, then ride the ferry to Mallaig where you’ll board the Jacobite steam train to Fort William.

Two nights’ accommodation includes a single, twin or double room in a 3-star hotel or B&B in Portree, selected at booking. Enjoy daily breakfast; all other meals are at your own expense.

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Customer Reviews

Graham B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great way to see the country. Much easier than driving it myself with the added bonus of a very informative tour guide. Worht every penny.

Teresa F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent Trip and our guide Tony was fantastic. Lots of interesting stories and facts. A safe and very happy trip. Thank you Tony and Highland Tours. Duncan and Teresa F


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We were on a two week tour of Scotland and England and the highlight of the entire trip was our three day guided tour of the Isle of Skye and the Scottish Highlands. What made the trip so outstanding was due in large part to our tour guide, Tony. His knowledge of the countryside, the history of Scotland and its origins and the historical characters that played such a defining role in its past were just mind-boggling. his knowledge was so complete that we felt like we had gotten a college degree in Scottish history by the time the tour was over. He took us to so many historical sites during our three days that we felt like we had covered everything of importance there was to see and that we had a real appreciation for what the real Scotland is all about. Tony's easy going manner and eagerness to answer any questions we had made it such a pleasurable experience. I can't recommend this tour highly enough.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was an exceptional trip with so much natural beauty and history. Our guide Tony made history come alive and made sure everyone had a great experience. Would highly recommend touring the Isle of Skye.

Leah Michele A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We were very fortunate to have Jamie S. as our guide! He was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and funny. He was also an excellent driver.

Elisa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Best tour ever!!! 3 perfect days, we visited amazing places, the bus was great, and the driver/guide Kirsty was the best!! She really made our tour so much better!! Also the B and B was really great. I really recommend it.

Michael J T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I have already created a favorable review for this tour last week and have heard nothing re: publication.

Marshall B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour Excellent driver and guide


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The trip was truly amazing. We were fortunate to have 3 glorious sunny weather. Our guide Sandy was really fun and told us a lot of folk tales. The sceneries were breathtaking.

Lori M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Lots of activities crammed into those 3 days. The best was the afternoon spent at Dunvegan Castle

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