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

Inverness, The Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Overview

Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh to Oban

Stop At: National Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland
Head north to Stirling and the towering Wallace Monument with stunning views of the Castle
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
Stop here for lunch
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Glencoe Visitor Centre, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Our route takes us through the stunning rugged landscape of Glencoe, once used as a backdrop in James Bond Skyfall and the Harry Potter movies and the scene for 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in the picturesque fishing port of Oban.

Day 2: Oban to the Isle of Skye

Stop At: Jacobite Train
Take the steam train from Fort William and discover why this spectacular trip has been voted the best train journey in the world by Wanderlust Magazine. Cross the Glenfinnan viaduct featured in the Harry Potter movies and take in the sweeping views of Loch Shiel.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Mallaig Harbour Authority
We arrive in Mallaig and take the ferry ‘Over the Sea to Skye’.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, Armadale, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
You can explore Armadale Castle and Gardens, the former home of the MacDonalds, before driving north to our overnight destination.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Portree, the main settlement on the Isle of Skye

Day 3: Isle of Skye to Inverness

Stop At: The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
The 'Old Man' is a large pinnacle of rock that stands high and can be seen for miles around.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lealt Falls
In lush surrounds, this waterfall cascades into a gorge with nearby cliffs overlooking the sea.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
The famous Kilt Rock is said to resemble a kilt, with vertical basalt columns to form the pleats and intruded sills of dolerite forming the pattern.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most easily recognised castles in Scotland and probably appears on more calendars than any other.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Invermoriston Falls, Invermoriston, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Comfort break in this lovely highland town.
Duration: 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Inverness, the 'capital of the Highlands'.

Day 4: Inverness & Highlands

Stop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Hunt for the elusive monster with a cruise on Loch Ness
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Beauly Priory, Beauly, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Visit the stunning Beauly Priory, built in the 1200s for an order of monks. Spend time in the town as well.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre, Inverness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
We try a dram of the 'water of life' at a Highland Whisky Distillery.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Spend a second night in Inverness

Day 5: Inverness to Edinburgh

Stop At: Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Visit the powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite Rising – the last and most harrowing pitched battle to be fought on British soil.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Clava Cairns, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Discover one of Scotland’s most evocative prehistoric sites – the exceptional remains of an ancient cemetery.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
We visit the Highland Folk Museum to get a real taste of Highland life from the past centuries.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Dunkeld Cathedral, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Visit Dunkeld with its mighty cathedral.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Information

Includes:
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Transport by air-conditioned midi-coach
  • Professional, local guide
  • 4 nights of B&B or Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Jacobite Steam Train' ride from Fort William to Mallaig
  • Ferry ride to the Isle of Skye
  • Loch Ness boat cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Jacobite Train
  • Entry/Admission - Mallaig Harbour Authority
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Highland Folk Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Dunkeld Cathedral
Excludes:
  • 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
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

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Highland Explorer Tours
Departure Time:
8:45 AM
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  • 5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
  • 5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
  • 5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
  • 5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
  • 5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
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