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

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    What to Expect
    Your 5-day excursion of Scotland’s rugged Highlands and the Isle of Skye begins in Edinburgh, where you’ll meet your guide and 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 coach, 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 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 and Tomatin whisky distillery.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
    Departure Time
    8:45 AM
    5 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 4x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • 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 - Jacobite Train
    • Entry/Admission - Mallaig Harbour Authority
    • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
    • Entry/Admission - Highland Folk Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Dunkeld Cathedral
    • 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
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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
    • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Gill was our guide for our 5 day tour, she’s passionate, knowledgeable & funny, truly loved her sharing of the Scottish culture, history & even familial stories. We were very blessed to be in Portree on the day of the Highland Games which we were able to attend, even followed
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    About the operator
    By: Highland Explorer Tours
    Sherly S
    Parnu, Estonia
    Beautiful nature
    Defnently can sujest, it is beautiful natuure mazing how it can täke Your mind away from all everyday mind, it is
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    Very fun tour
    It was really interesting and fun. Charlie was a really good guide telling us lots of different facts about
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    Petra M
    Bus tour
    Unfortunately the weather was pretty bad, so Stevie P. the driver had to find some alternatives. Fortunately for
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    Emma H
    Melbourne, Australia
    A Helly-Aa of a time
    Perhaps it's the 'Shetlag' speaking, or maybe I'm just sleep deprived after festival celebrations, but as I start
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    J K Devon
    Negombo, Sri Lanka
    A truly amazing and unforgettable tour experience !
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    Chuck W
    Salisbury, Maryland
    Gillian is Awesome
    Toured Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle, Kelpies, National Wallace Monument with a group of American college students
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    Wonderful tour with Kirsty
    Highly recommend the Isle of Skye and Highland Tour with Kirsty! This is the way to see the highlands, listening
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    Angelique V
    Gillian, our guide was fantastic. Amazing experience with beautiful scenery and fun, Scottish music and stories
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    Christine B
    Highlands Tour
    This was a great way to see a lot of Scotland in just a few days. The accommodation was good, and our tour guide
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    Lesley D
    Houston, Texas
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