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Isle of Skye and West Highlands: 4-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Isle of Skye and West Highlands: 4-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours

From US$ 572.26 per person

Enjoy a 4-day journey through the spectacular Scottish countryside, taking in the wild beauty of the landscape and the relics of Scotland's past. Highlights include the Isle of Skye and the famous Glenfinnan viaduct.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 days
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 16 participants

Experience

Itinerary
96 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • The Kelpies

  • Callander

  • Glencoe

  • Fort William

  • Glenfinnan Viaduct (view)

  • Mallaig (ferry ride)

  • Isle of Skye

  • Eilean Donan Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Dunkeld (view)

  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Spend time exploring the unruly beauty of the Isle of Skye
  • Stroll along the picturesque white sand beaches of Morar
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Grampian Mountains and the Cuillin Hills
  • See the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the 'Harry Potter' films
Full description
Embark on a breathtaking 4-day journey through the Scottish countryside, enjoying the grandeur of the Scottish glens, mountains and coastlines at a relaxed pace. Spend some time exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye and stop to take in the dramatic views of untouched nature as you pass the dramatic Glencoe and Glenfinnan. Day 1: Edinburgh - The Kelpies - Glencoe - Fort William Depart Edinburgh at 9:15 AM and travel northwest to visit the Kelpies, the largest pair of horse sculptures in the world and one of Scotland's most fascinating modern marvels. For lunch, stop in either of the small towns of Killin or Callander, passing through beautiful lochs and castles. After enjoying beautiful views of rivers, lochs, and forests, cross the wild and remote Rannoch Moor, a beautiful location for photographers and nature lovers. You then travel to Glencoe, one of Scotland's most famous landscapes, before heading towards Fort William, where the tour stays for the first night. Day 2: Fort William - Mallaig – Skye After breakfast, get picked up from your accommodation and travel by Glenfinnan Viaduct. It's one of the most spectacular railway bends in Britain and featured in the Harry Potter movies. There is also an iconic monument that commemorates the Jacobites who fought for Scottish independence. After arriving in Mallaig, take the ferry with your group to the southern area of the Isle of Skye. Spend your afternoon exploring the incredible landscapes of the Sleat Peninsula, with potential stops at the waterfalls of Glenbrittle or Cuillin Mountains in Elgol. The tour then heads towards the Lochalsh/Skye area, the base for the next two nights. Day 3: Travel through Skye's most iconic scenery Today the tour offers great opportunities to enjoy some of the most famous wonders of Skye, such as Quiraing, Old Man of Storr, Neist Point, etc. This day's itinerary is quite flexible, depending on the weather and the group's interests. Your experienced guide will choose a unique itinerary and will ensure you get a chance to get off the beaten track and discover what the Isle of Skye has to offer. Day 4: Skye - Dunkeld - Edinburgh This morning you say farewell to Skye and travel south through Glen Shiel towards the Central Highlands. Stop at the historic village of Dunkeld, and have the opportunity to visit the ruins of the old cathedral. The tour then heads through the Lowlands, over the Firth of Forth, and gets back to Edinburgh at approximately 6:30 PM.
Includes
  • Tour transport in a luxury 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation (3 nights)
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Visitor attractions

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This small-group tour, with a maximum of 16 passengers, gives you a more personal service
  • Because you'll have time off the bus, and opportunities to take nature walks, please bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour
  • Accommodation will be in a selection of small, locally owned, guesthouses and B&B's. All rooms are en-suite. The guesthouses may be a short walk from the city center. For individual travelers please select the single accommodation option. For 2 or more people traveling together please choose the twin room shared option
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31 pounds) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55 x 45 x 25 centimeters/22 x 17 x 10 inches) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Our driver/guide was phenomenal and made it a much better experience. He knew his stuff and could actually explain some complicated history fairly easily for us. We weren’t a big group and it also made the experience so much better, because everybody got a window seat and could follow the scenery’s explanations. We also got 4 sunny days, which was unheard of in early September. It was a wonderful and beautiful trip, that didn’t require much other than good footwear on the trails.

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December 17, 2022

The experience was unbelievable and something that truly couldn’t have been done without our tour guide Chris. He went above and beyond and tailored our stops and itinerary to beat the bad weather and ensure we were all getting to do things we enjoyed and wanted to see. The experience felt very safe covid wise with temperature checks in the morning, sanitiser on the bus and face masks whilst on the bus. Social distancing was possible on the bus. The landscape was breathtaking and I’d love to do this tour again in another season so I could see the colours of the nature and trees change. I would recommend this tour and supporting the U.K. tourism industry at this time.

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September 12, 2020

Fantastic trip

Really nice trip, Andy U (there are several Andys) was a great guide who had many good and relevant stories for the areas we visited. We even had the opportunity to help plan the trip, which gave a lot of freedom and joy. We could not have wished for a better and more qualified guide. Nice bus and good hotels.

August 21, 2019

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