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Itinerary
Your 5-day excursion of Scotland’s rugged Highlands and the Isle of Skye begins in Edinburgh, where you’ll meet your guide and small 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 minibus, 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 small-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.
Locations visited
Glenfinnan Monument
Trotternish Ridge
Jacobite Steam Train
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Overview
Experience the dramatic beauty and history of the Scottish Highlands on this 5-day trip from Edinburgh. Aboard a luxury minibus, enjoy the scenery of Cairngorms National Park and the mysterious Loch Ness. Visit famous sites like Stirling Castle and Eilean Donan Castle, hear bloody histories like the battles of William Wallace and the massacre of Glen Coe, and journey on the famous Jacobite Steam Train from Harry Potter. Four nights in 3-star lodging and daily breakfasts included.
Highlights
  • 5-day Highlands and Isle of Skye trip from Edinburgh with an expert guide
  • Sit back and relax on a scenic drive through Stirling and the wild Rannoch Moors
  • Admire the legendary Scottish Highland scenery in Trossachs National Park
  • Take a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train, known as Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express from many of the Harry Potter films
  • Visit attractions and landmarks such as Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Clan Donald Skye and Culloden Battlefield
  • Enjoy a choice of 3-star guesthouse or hotel accommodation in Oban, the Isle of Skye and Inverness
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best trip ever

This is the way to see Scotland. The tour guide was excellent, talked most of the time and was a wealth of information. He made sure we saw everything on the tour and then some. Fellow passangers were fun as well. The sights we saw...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Incredible trip, great value

I've been on bus tours before where one felt that it was just a quick drive-by of the highlights. But this one felt like we were able to get a more in-depth taste of the places we were visiting. Incredibly, our guide, Callum, was knowledgeable,...More

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ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kat, Thank you for taking your time out to write a great review of your tour with Calum. It is lovely to hear you loved the time spent at the different places, and the interesting stories your driver/guide told you throughout your tour. Kind...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Good Way to See Scotland

I signed up for small group with this 5 day tour. I thought I'd be in a mini bus with 15 others. Instead I was on a mid size bus with 30 others. All good since I was lucky to get a seat near the...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018
Great Tour of the Highlands

I went on this tour July 2018 with my mom. We came 2 days early to spend some time in Edinburgh and get adjusted to the time zone (recommended). Our tour guide / driver for the week was Callum. Driver / Guide / Bus: You...More

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ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking your time out to write such a fantastic review of your 5 day tour with Calum It is great to hear you enjoyed his stories, the gorgeous sites of Scotland, and the accommodation for your tour. We...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Fantastic Tour Through the Highlands

We found this tour online and couldn't have been more thrilled with the results. It was a great way to explore the highlands for the first time. Calum, our driver, was knowledgable and told great stories and histories of the places we visited. He also...More

Thank Meagan H
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hi Meagan, Thank you for a such a great review. We are thrilled to hear you had a great time on tour with Calum. He really knows the country well. We will also pass on your kind comments to our reservations team - I am...More

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