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5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh provided by Highland Explorer Tours

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
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20 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh to Oban
Day 2
Oban to the Isle of Skye
Day 3
Isle of Skye to Inverness
Day 4
Inverness & Highlands
Day 5
Inverness to Edinburgh
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Departure Point
Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
Duration
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Transport by air-conditioned midi-coach
  • Professional, local guide
  • 4 nights of B&B or Hotel accommodation
  • Jacobite Steam Train' ride from Fort William to Mallaig
  • Ferry ride to the Isle of Skye
  • Loch Ness boat cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Fort William
  • Entry/Admission - Mallaig Harbour Authority
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Highland Folk Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Dunkeld Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - National Wallace Monument
  • Entry/Admission - Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
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Additional Info
  • Minimum age is 5 years, we are unable to carry any children under this age
  • Each traveller is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase weighing no more than 33lbs (15kg) and 1 carry-on bag
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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nats-dk wrote a review May 2020
Germany106 contributions102 helpful votes
Highly recommended, amazing fairytale-like tour. Would do it again in a heart beat! Wish we stayed longer!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Retail Supervisor at 5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
Responded 26 May 2020
Hi, Thank you for the 5 star review am glad you loved it. We would love to show you more of Scotland at some point! Thank you Steven
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Patricia wrote a review Oct 2019
Aberdeen, United Kingdom1 contribution
We have recently taken a 5-day tour to the highlands and the isle of skye with Yvonne. This is our third time booking (3 days, 1 day and 3-day tours) with highland explorer and with all three occasions, we always get Yvonne as our tour guide. She is very consistent, enthusiastic
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Jessiemcgee242 wrote a review Oct 2019
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We did a 5 day Inverness and isle of Skye tour.... It was amazing!! Our tour guide Lee was the perfect tour guide and I would absolutely recommend this tour to my friends and family, thank you Lee you made our trip unforgettable. The b&b places were wonderful and accommodating
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ashley wrote a review Oct 2019
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My fiancé and I booked the 5 day tour and had a great time. Lee, our guide, was knowledgeable, friendly, and very helpful with recommendations. The sites we visited were beautiful! It’s a great way to make the most out of your trip. I would highly recommend this tour! My only
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Date of experience: October 2019
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JuSas2019 wrote a review Oct 2019
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We booked this trip pretty much last minute as a spontaneous idea. We did not get disappointed. Scotland is just magnificent. It's a well organised roundtrip and definitely worth the money as you really get to see a lot. We booked the B&B option and all of the b&bs were very
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Date of experience: October 2019
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jemmam100
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Excellent way to see the highlights of the Isle of Skye
We were a little sceptical about booking a group tour with the current covid situation but our worries quickly disa
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Jessica F
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Excellent tour and great way to see Scotland!
Excellent tour! We travelled the stunning landscapes of Scotland from Edinburgh to the highlands to the Isle of Sky
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reidanns
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The single best Highland tour you can take from Edinburgh. Period.
This was easily the highlight of my trip to Scotland. Myself and two friends were college students abroad, and we d
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michaelpR6672IK
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Excellent one day tour
I was on the one day tour from Edinburgh to Loch Ness and it was a fantastic experience. I highly recommend this fo
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MBeee1
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Lovely Highland Experience
Absolutely beautiful. Every moment was breathtaking. Every location was grand and our tour guide was so packed with
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Annisa2020
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3 day Highlands Tour
Stevie P was a great guide and made the tour fun and entertaining the whole way through. Highly recommended!! Thank
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paulinekelly1518
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Visit to the Highlands
The trip from Edinburgh was very well organised from start to finish and as pensioners this is very important. Stev
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KatalinR63
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Wonderful experience
We wend on a full day trip to explore the Highlands and Loch Ness. The landscape was breathtakingly beautiful. We w
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Devashis B
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Best way around Scotland.
Well, we chose this tour as it was taking us to most of the interesting places around Scotland. In fact we took 2 o
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MarieClaudeForest
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Grrreat Times in the Highlands! :)
We absolutely loved this tour that brought us to some of the most beautiful and iconic sceneries of the Scottish la
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Nat90ascha
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Fantastic!!!
Our bus driver + guide was John S. Absolute pleasure listening to the historical facts, myths and sayings about Sco
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Maps652900
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Make the most out of a day tour!!
If you want to make the most out of a day tour, choose Highland Expreience Tours. Loch Ness&Glencoe tour was absolu
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gyorgykiss
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Highlands and Loch Ness Explorer tour with Stevie P.
Thank you for the fantastic tour at the Highlands and Loch Ness. Stevie P. is a great driver and a super knowledgea
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ghamerli
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Definitely something you should do!
Went on a the trip today, had a wonderful time with our driver Callum! Lots of stories and fun facts. Definitely so
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Eldadozz
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Great tour, great driver Stevie P.
Took the one day tour to the Loch Ness. Had a great time. The driver was very knowledgeable about Scottish history
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Key Details
  • National Wallace Monument, The Green Welly Stop, and 17 more
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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