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5-Day Best of Scotland Experience from Edinburgh provided by Highland Experience Tours

5-Day Best of Scotland Experience from Edinburgh

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Skip the stress of planning and fully relax on your visit to Scotland with this convenient 5-day tour of the country’s highlights. In addition to navigating, your guide provides historical background and local tales about each stop on the itinerary, including Oban, Glencoe, the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and the seasonal Jacobite steam train. No need to worry about logistics: Overnight accommodations, breakfast, and transport are included.
Full Map
17 stops
Day 1
On the road
Day 2
Steam Trains and ferries
Day 3
The Misty Isle of Skye
Day 4
Back to the mainland
Day 5
End of the trip
  • Go with a guide who can navigate and tell local stories
  • Free time to explore certain locations at your own pace
  • Four nights of accommodation and breakfast included
  • Small group size ensures a personalized experience
Important Information
Departure Point
Caffè Nero, 1 Parliament Square, 192 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-bus (up to 32 seats)
  • Hotel option will consist of 1 night Oban Hotel/ 2 nights Skye superior Bed and Breakfast/ 1 night Fort Augustus Hotel
  • Jacobite Train (on certain dates only) May 11 - Aug 24 departures only
  • Entry/Admission - Jacobite Steam Train Photopoint
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off at the beginning and end of the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Kilmartin Glen
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
  • Entry/Admission - Dalwhinnie Distillery
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Luggage restriction: 1 suitcase 55x40x20cm - 15 kg & 1 backpack/handbag per person
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 3 years old
  • 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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candyandjoe wrote a review May 2020
10 contributions
Our driver, John was a most pleasant fellow, and seemed to be very sorry for the several deficiencies throughout this tour. There was NO wifi available. The speaker system did not work at any time during our trip, therefore the only commentary about what we were seeing was
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Date of experience: September 2019
Lisa C wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
The whole trip was amazing. So much more than I expected. Our guide Moray Walker was very entertaining and full of knowledge about each area we visited. Bus was great. Accommodation was super. Our group was excellent. Met new friends. I would do it again. Lisa Coupar
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Date of experience: October 2019
Katie wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour was amazing! It was fast paced, but never rushed. They had good accommodations, and always time to explore the town we were in. John did a fabulous job making sure we had the best time, looking ahead for reservations at busy stops, double checking every boat to make
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Date of experience: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
Yulia Y wrote a review Oct 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia19 contributions2 helpful votes
Very pleased with the tour. Graham, the driver/ guide was very attentive, informative and funny at the same time. Since it was a small group, timing was also flexible. Not feeling being rushed from one point to the other. We were blessed with the sun throughout the trip, which
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Date of experience: October 2019
weeniedog2000 wrote a review Oct 2019
Tinley Park, Illinois163 contributions51 helpful votes
I arranged the 5 day Best of Scotland Experience tour for myself and three friends from Arizona. We all had a terrific time, thanks to (primarily) good weather and our tour guide/drive John McCullough. We covered 800 miles in 5 days, and saw and did as much as we/he could
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Date of experience: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
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Robert M
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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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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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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Fantastic day in the Scottish Highlands
Our guide John S was great, kept everyone smiling and was very informative with his story telling. This was the hig
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John S magical tour
We have had a brilliant day trip out led by John S. The scenery was spectacular and John's informative 5 star histo
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Excellent guide and great locations
The guide for our tour was very friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting. He told a good mix of history together wi
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Mediocre Itinerary
The itinerary of this tour needs to be seriously reworked. It's inevitable that a trip to the Highlands from Edinbu
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1 day trip to loch ness
On Friday the 13th I took the one day trip to Loch Ness.. beautiful day, fantastic ride and Stevie P was a great to
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We had a great time on our trip around Scotland, i definitely recommend this trip. It takes quite long (we are tra
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Magical day!
This tpuor was really great! Mark was out tour guide and he has a lot of knowledge and cool information to share. U
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Very disappointed
Let me start by saying that my family has been traveling for the past 8 months, throughout Europe and the UK. We've
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Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands the BEST 1 DAY TOUR
We were picked up on the Royal Mile by Nero’s cafe. Don’t be late! Bus leaves 8 am sharp but it was good they send
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Book tour in July 2020
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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A great experience guided by Andrew, which made it even better!
Highly recommended day tour! Great stories told by a very entertaining guide. Will come back for another tour!
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Our guide Steven B. was the best
We had a great time on this tour. Our guide Steven B. was the best. He knew exactly what we wanted and was very inf
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Key Details
  • Loch Lomond, Inveraray Castle, and 14 more
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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