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Edinburgh 5-Day Tour of Loch Ness, Isle of Skye & Highlands

Product ID: 27666
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Take a journey through some of Scotland's most incredible landscapes on an unforgettable 5-day adventure. Uncover the real history of Scottish heroes, go monster hunting at the mysterious Loch Ness, and witness the unreal beauty of the Isle of Skye.
About this activity
Duration 5 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an unforgettable adventure tour with a legendary local guide- renowned as the best in the business
  • Indulge in a free taste of local whisky
  • Visit the mysterious Loch Ness and search for its world-famous monster
  • Marvel at the Isle of Skye's jaw-dropping landscape, from the Cuillin Mountains to Kilt Rock
  • Visit the imposing Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most famous in the world
  • Take part in a traditional Gaelic dance
  • Learn all about the real Braveheart and other local heroes
Full description
Discover Scotland's Highlands on a spectacular adventure through its most awe inspiring spots. Enjoy views of Stirling Castle and the Wallace monument as you learn about their histories, and take part in traditional Scottish dancing at Oban.

Learn about the history of Glencoe and visit a local whisky distillery before making your way to the stunning Isle of Skye. Visit ruined castles, immerse yourself in Celtic myths, and hear tales abound with fairies and fights as you hike through the beautiful landscape before you go monster hunting at the famous Loch Ness.

Then take a drive throughout the north west Highlands, and discover the remnants of the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest. Go past the mountains of Cairngorms National Park, and visit Dunkeld before heading back to Edinburgh.

Day 1: Edinburgh to Oban
Head north from Edinburgh and take in the views of Stirling Castle and the Wallace monument as you hear fantastic tales of the real Braveheart. Enter Rob Roy country, and witness the landscape changes from Lowlands to Highlands before passing along Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle. Spend the night at Oban and take part in traditional dancing at a ceilidh(traditional Gaelic social gathering).

Day 2: Oban to Isle of Skye
Stop at beautiful but eerie Glencoe, setting of the infamous 1692 massacre, before heading to the Glenfinnan monument. Visit a local whisky distillery in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, and make your way to the west coast to visit the magnificent Eilean Donan Castle perched on the shoreline and overlooking the sea. Cross the bridge and arrive in the Isle of Skye.

Day 3: Isle of Skye
Explore the 'Isle of Mist'', home to the legendary McLeod and MacDonald clans, with its ruined castles and awesome scenery. Hear tales abound with fairies and fights as you explore the windswept landscape and brooding Red and Black Cuillin Mountain ranges. Hike through the stunning environment before heading to Fort Augustus on the shore of Loch Ness.

Day 4: Loch Ness and the Highlands
Drive through the north west Highlands, and walk through the amazing landscapes with a local guide. Discover the remnants of the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest, see the ruins of Urquhart Castle, and enjoy the rest of the evening with a party at Fort Augustus.

Day 5: Loch Ness to Edinburgh
Hear the tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the tragedy of his defeat on the eerie moor of lonely Culloden Battlefield, the last major battle in Britain. Go past the mountains of the Caringorms National Park and through Perthshire. Take in the beauty of Dunkeld, its mighty cathedral, and pass the famous Forth Bridge before arriving back in Edinburgh.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Dorm-bed reservations in our fantastic hostels
  • Dram' of Highland whisky
  • Souvenir T-Shirt
What’s Not Included
  • Accommodation costs
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Tours depart from 60 High Street, Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• This tour is designed for young independent travelers (18-35 year old) and the young at heart
• Please be aware that the accommodation for this tour is multi-share hostel dorms
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Product ID: 27666