• Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 5 days (approx.)
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Escape the city to experience wild, small-town Scotland on this 5-day tour of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh. Aboard a luxury minivan, enjoy the scenery of Cairngorms National Park, Achmelvich Bay and the mysterious Loch Ness. Visit famous sites like the Old Man of Storr and Eilean Donan Castle, hear bloody histories like the massacre of Glen Coe, and admire the dramatic beauty of the Quiraing mountain pass. Four nights in 3- or 4-star lodging and daily breakfasts included.


  • 5-day guided tour of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh
  • Travel under thick canopies and past bubbling waterways in Cairngorms National Park
  • See the famous Loch Ness, home to a mysterious water monster
  • Travel along the Loch Torridon coastline and cross by ferry to the Isle of Skye
  • Independently explore the towns of Dores, Lochinver, Portree, Plockton and more
  • Visit historic locations like the ruins of Ardvreck Castle, Eilean Donan Castle and the Old Man of Storr
  • Stop at Glen Coe, site of a horrific Jacobite-era massacre
  • Enjoy two nights accommodation in Ullapool plus two nights in Portree, including daily breakfasts

What You Can Expect

5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

Loch of Glencoul, Scotland

Customer Reviews

Kat O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Best tour I've ever taken. Alan Oliver was a fabulous guide, informative about every place we visited over the five day tour. Highly recommend it.

Benjamin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our drive Alan was amazing and completely made the trip. Not only did he entertain us with Scottish culture but he was very knowledgeable of everything Scotland. He was flexible to meet the needs of our group and gave suggestions everywhere we went about eating. Also willing to stop for whisky.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a fantastic tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The accommodations were nice. The locations that this tour travels to are spectacular! Rabbie's tours are the way to go!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The trip is good. Driver Michael is excellant. One point I need to point out Do not choose the Hotel option.
I choose and pay for the Hotel optionfor 4 nights, but Viator give me a Bed and Breakfast Guest House in the first 2 nights.
Viator did not give an answer to my complaint.

Sylvia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Alan Oliver our Rabbie's guide was excellent. The other travellers were all very nice, which made the trip very good. Alan entertained us with relevant history and folk tales and knew the countryside very well. I felt safe and looked after. The hotels and the local people made our stay enjoyable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was everything we'd hoped for. Our guide, Ross, was the best. He was full of all sorts of information - historical, environmental - whatever we wanted to know, he had the answers. And all told in an entertaining way. Ross also was very flexible and planned our itinerary to go with the weather conditions. Saw amazing scenery!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The trip was well organized by Rabbies Tours. Our drive/guide was excellent, he took us to phantastic places, gave all necessary info but did not talk too much.
I think this tour is a must for first time visitors to Scotland!

Judith A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Super! Five days of incredibly beautiful, dramatic scenery in out-of-the-way places in the Highlands that a shorter trip would have missed. And every inch is absolutely pristine - didn't see one scrap of paper or one cigarette butt on the ground. And Andrew, our guide, couldn't have been more cheerful, helpful, well-informed, or engaging. Five stars all around.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Wonderful tour with Gail from Rabbies for 5day highland tour. The bus was comfortable, hotel arrangements without a hitch. The guide made the whole trip. Clearly enjoys what she dies and loves showing Scotland and telling all sorts if stories and information to anyone interested. Highly recommend.

Alexander P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Scenic Beauty in a remote wilderness. What a great trip we took in late-June 2015. Alan was our tour guide and he was great. A history buff, Alan taught us a massive amount during our driving time between sites.

Limited to a group of 16, we were able to cover a lot of the Highlands area over 5 days, getting to experience the scenic beauty and remote landscape that was truly amazing. Alan was laid-back, informative, and very respectful of our groups' desires, not having us on a strict schedule but allowing each stop to happen organically. The result was a tour that never felt rushed, which we appreciated after having done a similar tour the week before in Ireland! Even with the laid back pace, we were always at our lodging by 6:30PM, leaving plenty of time to explore the tiny fishing villages where we stayed.
- Note: There isn't much nightlife at the Ullapool and Portree locations, though there is much scenery.
- We stayed at the B and B Double option, finding the accommodations in Ullapool to be average and the accommodation in Portree to be slightly below average. That is specific to this tour, however, as we had much better experiences with the same level of B and B on our 5 day Ireland tour.

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