Isle of Skye and West Highlands: 4-Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Isle of Skye and West Highlands: 4-Day Tour from Edinburgh

From $590.97

Enjoy a 4-day journey through the spectacular Scottish countryside, taking in the wild beauty of the landscape and the relics of Scotland's past. Highlights include the Isle of Skye and the famous Glenfinnan viaduct.

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Duration 4 days
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 16 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend time exploring the unruly beauty of the Isle of Skye
  • Stroll along the picturesque white sand beaches of Morar
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Grampian Mountains and the Cuillin Hills
  • See the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the 'Harry Potter' films
Full description
Embark on a breathtaking 4-day journey through the Scottish countryside, enjoying the grandeur of the Scottish glens, mountains and coastlines at a relaxed pace. Spend some time exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye and stop to take in the dramatic views of untouched nature as you pass the dramatic Glencoe and Glenfinnan. Day 1: Edinburgh - The Kelpies - Glencoe - Fort William Depart Edinburgh at 9:15 AM and travel northwest to visit the Kelpies, the largest pair of horse sculptures in the world and one of Scotland's most fascinating modern marvels. For lunch, stop in either of the small towns of Killin or Callander, passing through beautiful lochs and castles. After enjoying beautiful views of rivers, lochs, and forests, cross the wild and remote Rannoch Moor, a beautiful location for photographers and nature lovers. You then travel to Glencoe, one of Scotland's most famous landscapes, before heading towards Fort William, where the tour stays for the first night. Day 2: Fort William - Mallaig – Skye After breakfast, get picked up from your accommodation and travel by Glenfinnan Viaduct. It's one of the most spectacular railway bends in Britain and featured in the Harry Potter movies. There is also an iconic monument that commemorates the Jacobites who fought for Scottish independence. After arriving in Mallaig, take the ferry with your group to the southern area of the Isle of Skye. Spend your afternoon exploring the incredible landscapes of the Sleat Peninsula, with potential stops at the waterfalls of Glenbrittle or Cuillin Mountains in Elgol. The tour then heads towards the Lochalsh/Skye area, the base for the next two nights. Day 3: Travel through Skye's most iconic scenery Today the tour offers great opportunities to enjoy some of the most famous wonders of Skye, such as Quiraing, Old Man of Storr, Neist Point, etc. This day's itinerary is quite flexible, depending on the weather and the group's interests. Your experienced guide will choose a unique itinerary and will ensure you get a chance to get off the beaten track and discover what the Isle of Skye has to offer. Day 4: Skye - Dunkeld - Edinburgh This morning you say farewell to Skye and travel south through Glen Shiel towards the Central Highlands. Stop at the historic village of Dunkeld, and have the opportunity to visit the ruins of the old cathedral. The tour then heads through the Lowlands, over the Firth of Forth, and gets back to Edinburgh at approximately 6:30 PM.
Includes
  • Tour transport in a luxury 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation (3 nights)
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Visitor attractions
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    • This small-group tour, with a maximum of 16 passengers, gives you a more personal service
    • Because you'll have time off the bus, and opportunities to take nature walks, please bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour
    • Accommodation will be in a selection of small, locally owned, guesthouses and B&B's. All rooms are en-suite. The guesthouses may be a short walk from the city center. For individual travelers please select the single accommodation option. For 2 or more people traveling together please choose the twin room shared option
    • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
    • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31 pounds) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55 x 45 x 25 centimeters/22 x 17 x 10 inches) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 10 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      5/5
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    The experience was unbelievable and something that truly couldn’t have been done without our tour guide Chris. He went above and beyond and tailored our stops and itinerary to beat the bad weather and ensure we were all getting to do things we enjoyed and wanted to see. The experience felt very safe covid wise with temperature checks in the morning, sanitiser on the bus and face masks whilst on the bus. Social distancing was possible on the bus. The landscape was breathtaking and I’d love to do this tour again in another season so I could see the colours of the nature and trees change. I would recommend this tour and supporting the U.K. tourism industry at this time.

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    September 12, 2020

    beautiful Highlands and Isle of Skye

    beautiful tour of the Highlands and Isle of Skye. Four days are almost too little for this fantastic landscape. There is so much to see. The tour is very well planned, you visit the highlights. Unfortunately there wasn't enough time to visit Stirling Castle (that should be planned). We stayed in two great B&B. The sights on this tour are indescribable. You start to believe in fairies and elves ;-)

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    July 23, 2019

    This tour was by far the BEST tour I’ve ever done. The tour guide, Iain, was insanely kind, knowledgeable, funny, witty, and intelligent. He made sure that we saw everything we wanted to see, with excellent driving and amazing commentary. Iain made sure the whole group (which was 6 of us) felt comfortable, safe, and had fun while we toured the beautiful West Highlands and the Isle of Skye for 4 days. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the West Highlands and the Isle of Skye. I’ll probably end up taking this tour again in my lifetime, it was that fantastic. 5+ stars!!

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    October 19, 2018

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