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  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Glenfinnan Viaduct

From Edinburgh: 3-Day Skye, Loch Ness and Highlands Tour

Product ID: 234372
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Experience an unforgettable 3-day adventure to the glorious Isle of Skye and visit the most beautiful places in the country including Loch Ness, Inverness and the incredible Highlands on this small-group tour.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the breathtaking Isle of Skye
  • Spot Scotland's most famous resident, Nessie the Loch Ness monster at Loch Ness
  • Visit the awe-inspiring "Harry Potter" Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Explore the Scottish Highlands, home of the highland cows and spend 2 nights in Inverness
Full description
Day 1
Departing from Edinburgh, head north out of the city towards the mystical Highlands. Pass by Linlithgow Palace, the awe-inspiring Kelpies, Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument as you listen to tales of Scotland's greatest heroes, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.

Through the Trossachs National Park, venture to castles and waterfalls, ancient ruins, Viking monuments, Lochs and Glens, stopping at the best and most beautiful places and meeting the beautiful Highland wildlife as you go, such as Highland Cows and the wild deer of the Moors.

Later, drive along the road to 'Skyfall' and continue to the unbelievable Valley of Glencoe and the Three Sisters, as you journey through Fort William to the Glenfinnan Viaduct, now the world-famous Harry Potter bridge. From here, your journey takes you to the shimmering Loch Ness, full of myths, wonder, and mystery, to the fabulous ruins of Urquhart Castle and finally on to the beautiful city of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, where you will spend the night. 

Day 2
Refreshed and ready for adventure, head north from Inverness, through the Black Isle and west out towards the 'Misty Isle' of Skye, the jewel in Scotland's crown. Cross over the Sligachan Bridge and on to Portree, the beautiful fishing village and capital of this magical island.

Amongst incredible and breathtaking scenery, journey to the greatest sights of Skye; the Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing, the Trotternish Peninsula and the Fairy Glen, an incredible landscape of towering peaks, plummeting valleys and some of the greatest geological formations on earth.

Finally, stop at the unbelievable Eilean Donan Castle, the iconic image of Skye, as you head back to the mainland. Pass by Glen Shiel and the Peak of the Spaniards on the way back to Loch Ness and on towards Inverness for an evening of fun and relaxation after a simply magical day.

Day 3
From Inverness, head west, through 'Jacobite Country' and on to Culloden Moor, the wonderfully preserved battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie fought the last great battle ever fought in the UK. With a full day ahead, pass through Aviemore towards the Dalwhinnie Whisky Distillery, the highest distillery in the UK, for you to sample "The water of life" and perhaps take home a bottle of Scotland's most famous export.

Journeying through the Cairngorms and the Forest of Atholl, pass by Blair Atholl Castle and on towards Pitlochry for lunch before beginning the journey back to Edinburgh in the evening.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • 2 nights accommodation in Inverness
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Attraction entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
Know before you go
• Tours are capped at a maximum of 16 participants in order to guarantee a personalized experience
• Accommodation options are provided by the local partner, however, you are welcome to book your own accommodation in Inverness, provided it is within 2 kilometers of the town center
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Nessiehunters

Product ID: 234372