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8-Day Orkney Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh provided by Highland Experience Tours

8-Day Orkney Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
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19 stops
Day 1
The start of a wonderful adventure
Day 2
Over the Sea to Skye
Day 3
Exploring Skye
Day 4
Back to the mainland
Day 5
Another island awaits
Day 6
Exploring Orkney
Day 7
Retracing our steps
Day 8
Back to the start
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Departure Point
Highland Experience Tours, Royal Mile, 1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • 7 nights accommodation as per selected
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
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  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel accommodation will consist of 1 night Oban hotel. 2 nights Skye Superior Bed & Breakfast / 1 night Fort Augustus hotel / 2 night Kirkwall hotel / 1 night Inverness hotel
  • Departures 18th May - Aug 24 include the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Ferry to Skye and Orkney
  • All other departures will include Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle instead.
  • Entry/Admission - Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Entry/Admission - Pentland Ferries
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Italian Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Skara Brae
  • Entry/Admission - Maeshowe Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Departures 18th May - Aug 24 will include the Jacobite Steam Train All other departure will include Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle instead.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
  • Luggage Restrictions: Maximum weight: 15kg. Maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry on
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 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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Khoa wrote a review Feb. 2020
Fort Worth, Texas12 contributions1 helpful vote
Is there any way to add the Callanish standing Stones and fairy pool and fairy glen to tour. Very good tour
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Savvytravellers201 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Newcastle, Australia1 contribution
Great trip, fabulous B&Bs, great company and one amazing tour guide. Thank you Steven A for the introduction to your beautiful country and interesting history...will return. Kim & Dani
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Graham S wrote a review Aug. 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Extremely well organised with excellent guides (Daniel & Steven). Great selection of locations to visit with a nice bunch of fellow guests (Small group tour). Accommodation (Hotel option) was mixed. Some absolutely brilliant hotels overnight - Loch Ness & Kirkwall 5 stars.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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orlaalicia wrote a review Oct. 2018
London, United Kingdom12 contributions8 helpful votes
Excellent tour, covering a lot of ground in a relatively short space of time. Great driving by the guides. All the must-sees included - absolutely stunning country. Brought to life with history and the guide's stories of myths and magic. Neil was a particularly excellent guide -
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from ExperienceTeam, Front Office Manager at 8-Day Orkney Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 24 Oct. 2018
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour, we appreciate all feedback we receive as it allows us to continue to improve. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with both Neil and Fergie. Once staff were made aware of your accommodation issue in Kirkwall, they quickly contacted the management team to seek a resolution and were able to re-organise your accommodation for the 2 nights in Kirkwall.The staff member who spoke to you on the evening did apologise, as did the staff member who you spoke to in person in the office. As the matter was resolved and two apologies had been given, and no further feedback was received from yourself, this issue was considered as closed. I am sorry to hear you were disappointed in this. If you wish to contact us directly via email, we would be more than happy to re-open this issue and respond as per our formal feedback procedure. Kind regards, Erin
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Kim A wrote a review Sep. 2018
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Very well done tour. We had Stephen for the first leg of the trip, he had lots of interesting folk tales about places we passed along our drive. Mark was our guide for the last part of the tour, he was very good at historical facts. Both of the guides were very entertaining,
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Tour guide
Hi was a great trip but the tour guild Michael made it for us all , a great guy and full of knowledge from the star
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Scotland Adventure
Its our first time in Scotland, we stayed in the old town of Edinburgh. On our second day, we went to Highland, the
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Claudia S
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Excellent
It was a really good experience. Landscapes astonishing. The best thing of the tour was absolutely our guide , Merc
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W9366FSjonf
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Don’t Miss Out
This was a fantastic day trip right from the pickup at 8am just a 3 minute walk from our hotel to our return back t
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Emma N
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Beautiful surroundings and interesting stories!
Amazing tour. We had Michael as our guide who was so engaging and knowledgeable and very friendly! I visited with m
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Loved it!
This was the first time I have seen the highlands and I really enjoyed it! Our driver/guide Michael was so lovely a
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Awesome Experience
This was my first tour of this kind and I absolutely loved it! I really enjoyed how organised it was. Our driver (R
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HTOKITO
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Extremely enjoyable
The highlands were extremely beautiful and the tour made the trip many times more worth the visit. The tour guide w
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baksail
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Highly recommended.
This year we decided to do something different on our holiday. We switched the Spanish beaches for the beautiful Sc
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j0_Kar1
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Stunning
Was a wonderful trip. Michael provided commentary and mixed in music based off of the location to make it a fun tri
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sushkataria225
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Excellent day trip
I did this tour provided by Grayline. Loved it !! This 12 hr day trip made my visit to Edinburgh even more memora
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very disappointing
Our driver, John was a most pleasant fellow, and seemed to be very sorry for the several deficiencies throughout th
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Robert M
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Hidden Gem
I'd heard about this place so often and when I finally got there was absolutely amazed at the stonework outside but
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Andrea_travels1111
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Great experience!
I took the trip with a friend in July 2019. I loved the experience! Our guide John made the trip interesting and fi
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BubbleB2018
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Great time on tour!
I've been on 3 different tours with this company and would highly recommend traveling with them if you want to see
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Key Details
  • Loch Lomond, Kilmartin Glen, and 17 more
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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