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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 travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
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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Luke G wrote a review Oct. 2020
Derby, United Kingdom30 contributions4 helpful votes
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We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day tour with Greg, 28th sep onwards! On day 6 I was definitely a little saddened to not be getting on the blue bus to see where we could explore next ;) We had previously been to Scotland a few times but even with several weeks in the Highlands;
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at 5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
Responded 10 Oct. 2020
Wow! Thank you so much for your lovely detailed review! I am so glad you had such a fantastic time on the 5-day tour with Greg, he will be delighted to hear this! Great to hear you will be back and we hope to see you on the Outer Hebrides tour! Best Wishes, Maggie
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naki59 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom39 contributions14 helpful votes
+7
We have had the most wonderful 5day trip thru the Highlands and Skye. The driver Rich Lawrence took us to places you wouldn’t normally see, he was so knowledgeable and made history come alive. The accommodation was fantastic 5 star , and we would do it all again in a heartbeat.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at 5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
Responded 27 Sep. 2020
Thanks so much for the great review! We're so glad you had a fun time with Rich and enjoyed all his tales and stories about Scotland's vast history. We hope to see you on tour with us again soon! Best, Tom
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Evita wrote a review Sep. 2020
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The tour was truly enjoyable. We were able to see the most beautiful outskirts of Scotland Highlands and learn a lot about the historic significance of each place we visited. The highlights of the tour include the Jacobite train to Mallaig then visiting the countryside of Isle
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at 5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
Responded 27 Sep. 2020
Hi Evita, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent tour with Rich! It's great you got to enjoy what Scotland has to offer while hearing some of the history that comes with these places. I'm really happy you enjoyed the Jacobite Steam Train and got to see our famous coos! I hope you are able to come and enjoy another trip to Scotland soon and we will be happy to welcome you on one of our tours in future. Best, Tom
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Rudi L wrote a review Sep. 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Highly recommended. Highlight of the trip was for sure our guide Rich. We just finished a 5-day tour and we already plan to take another - lovely people and nice accommodation. Tour gives you a chance to see the best of Scotland and really get a taste of the country and its
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at 5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
Responded 26 Sep. 2020
Hi Rudi, thank you so much for reviewing your recent tour with Rich! It's so great to hear that you were able to learn so much about Scotland and have such a good laugh. It's also great that you had the chance to see some hairy cows! Also, thanks for your feedback about our COVID-19 measures. It's really important to us that our guests feel reassured on tour, so it's nice to hear that. We hope to see you again soon! Take care, Paula
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debsw812 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom48 contributions27 helpful votes
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Me and my partner had a fantastic 5 day trip with our tour guide Dougie. Even with COVID closing some things down we still saw loads. We had a few unforgettable experiences. First one was when we went to Doune Castle and we think Jamie from outlander was there filming so we
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at 5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
Responded 29 Aug. 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am glad you had such an unforgettable experience with Dougie! We hope to see you in Scotland again soon! Best Wishes, Maggie
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samP220425
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Excellent and unforgettable experience
I am so glad I booked Highland Explorer tours. It took the stress away from planning and driving and we got to sit
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Ion G
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Amazing experience
Great day trip in the Highlands! A lot of scenic views, traditional Scottish music along the way, steam train exper
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Paulpa1963
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Highland Explorer
We had the pleasure of travelling on your Highland Explorer Tour. I wanted to say that we both enjoyed the tour ve
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AERM_Scotland
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Brilliant taster day for future adventures
Scot was a fantastic guide/driver/story teller (and Covid-19 compliant!). Our whole family really enjoyed the day.
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Lee-Anne R
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Loved every minute
Amazing day tour and Duffy the driver was really nice and friendly and knew is history, made the trip worth while.
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NickB2106
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Stirling Castle looks great!
Calum was an excellent driver and tour guide, helping us to get the best out of the Kelpies (amazing statues!), our
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NickB2106
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Wonderful guided tour of the Highlands
Richie was a brilliant tour guide, and kept us entertained for hours as he drove us through the Trossachs to Glenco
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Emlhp0
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Just brilliant - highly recommend!
This was absolutely amazing. We've done a lot of tours but Rich was one of the best guides we've ever had. He made
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Que10plm
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Duffy’s Tour
Excellent trip from beginning to end. Duffy our driver and guide was very knowledgeable in all aspects and an extr
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Sharon U
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Hogwarts Express
All of it, a full filled day from start to finish. Hogwarts Express was amazing really magical Guide was very knowl
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Klauszkababa
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Worth it
I really enjoyed this trip. Our guide, Rich was very funny and told us a lots of funny and interesting story during
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Laramae030788
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An awesome day to Sterling!
First, the bus arrived precisely on time. We managed to do everything according to our Itinerary. We definitely ha
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carolineeA8946NA
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A Rich experience in all ways
An excellent day trip with stunning scenery and lots of useful information from our guide Rich. It's a long day, ho
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ryanlouiem
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Rich experience
Just like our "mobile Scottish historian" Rich, the entire 12-hour trip was very rich with information and entertai
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nickpbarker
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Highland tour and steam train
Really great day, lots of interesting stops and Duffy was a very engaging tour guide. Would highly recommend.
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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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