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Experience the dramatic beauty and history of the Scottish Highlands on this 5-day trip from Edinburgh. Aboard a luxury minibus, enjoy the scenery of Cairngorms National Park and the mysterious Loch Ness. Visit famous sites like Stirling Castle and Eilean Donan Castle, hear bloody histories like the battles of William Wallace and the massacre of Glen Coe, and journey on the famous Jacobite Steam Train from Harry Potter. Four nights in 3-star lodging and daily breakfasts included. 

Highlights

  • 5-day Highlands and Isle of Skye trip from Edinburgh with an expert guide
  • Sit back and relax on a scenic drive through Stirling and the wild Rannoch Moors
  • Admire the legendary Scottish Highland scenery in Trossachs National Park
  • Take a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train, known as Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express from many of the Harry Potter films
  • Visit attractions and landmarks such as Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Clan Donald Skye and Culloden Battlefield
  • Enjoy a choice of 3-star guesthouse or hotel accommodation in Oban, the Isle of Skye and Inverness

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What You Can Expect

5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh

Visit the Isle of Skye on a 5-day tour from Edinburgh!

Your 5-day excursion of Scotland’s rugged Highlands and the Isle of Skye begins in Edinburgh, where you’ll meet your guide and small group. You’ll set off in the morning by luxury van to your first destination: Stirling Castle. During the next days, you’ll travel by minibus, ferry and on the famous Jacobite Steam Train. Witness the best of the region, from brooding historic landmarks like William Wallace monument, Eilean Donan Castle, Clan Donald Skye and Culloden Battlefield to the stunning natural settings of Loch Ness and the Rannoch Moors. Enjoy small-group tours by day and free time to explore Oban, Isle of Skye and Inverness by night.

Your tour includes round-trip transport, four nights stay in a 3-star hotel or guesthouse and daily breakfasts. Also included is admission to the Loch Ness boat cruise, the ruins at Urquhart Castle and Tomatin whisky distillery.

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Customer Reviews

djjc1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

LOVED IT!!!

Heidi G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Everything was organized very well, great tour, Gill our guide was the BEST.

John R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Could we have asked for a better guide than a red-haired, bearded, kilted Scot with a degree in Scottish history? Dave gave us a great tour, pointed out pubs and restaurants for our lunches and dinners, made lots of photo stops and really helped everyone connect to Scotland's history and culture.

Elizabeth T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This is a great tour and a great way to see the highlands! The guest houses were great as well. Everything was well organized and professional. We had a great time!

nest

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great trip and must congratulate Jamie and Highland tours for this excellent package. Great sites visited and the excellent knowledge of Jamie brought each to life in a historical sense or visionary picture. From Oban to Inverness a pictorial delight with lochs, mountain ranges, castles, great music in the evening and food. A tour must

fsterlingrn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was spectacular. Our guide, Joe, was a true Highlander. He took us to some great places and told some wonderful stories. I would definitely do this tour again. The only thing I could do without was LochNess. It was a bit of a tourist trap but still fun. LOVE LOVE LOVE Skye. Our weather was amazing. I am ready to back.

brian b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Absolutely amazing trip. Loved the tour and our tour director was fantastic. Definitely go on this tour!!

Mrs G M W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A wonderful trip: outstanding scenery, outstanding guide thanks Andy:-, fascinating history and great company. Would go again tomorrow if we could!!

Manjusri M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We went with Hghland tours 5HEX from September 7th-11th. It was most wonderful vacation we ever had.Our tour guide Jamiewas superb. He was so energetic and courteous and great story teller that he kept us entertained all day every day. I wish we could get more time in Oban to stay.Thnx. Manjusri Majumdar.

Bradley D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great journey...Nick, our guide, was very informative, full of stories about each area. The accommodations were excellent. Not having to drive...a blessing! The train ride is a train ride...not a big deal, but getting to Portree, Oban, Inverness, Loch Ness, Culloden...all amazing. We all enjoyed it tremendously!

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