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3-Day Tour of Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh

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On this guided tour, explore the Scottish Highlands, learn the history of Vikings, and take a ride on the incredible Jacobite Steam Train.

Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing in Scotland's Highlands and the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh, coupled with 2 nights in a cozy B&B accommodation.

  • This 3-day tour includes a local guide and you'll also get a chance to cross 'over the sea' from the Isle of Skye on a ferry.

  • Venture to the northern Highlands and explore Fort Augustus, and take in the majestic views of Loch Ness while keeping an eye out for 'Nessie'!

  • Explore the spiky pinnacles of rock at Old Man of Storr, marvel at Kilt Rock's waterfall, and be in awe of Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye.

  • Board a ferry to Mallaig, the west coast fishing village, before you hop on the Jacobite Steam Train and to the 11th-century Fort William.

  • Fun Fact: For Harry Potter fans, Hogwarts School was brought to life in Scotland's Highlands with its majestic lochs and mountains as the backdrop.

Inclusions

  • 3-day Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Jacobite Steam train tour

  • One-way Jacobite Steam train ticket

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • 2 nights stay in B&B twin room

  • Entry to Dunvegan Castle

  • Ferry crossing 'over the sea' from the Isle of Skye

  • Visit Dunkeld Cathedral

  • Audio guide in 6 languages

Exclusions

  • Armadale (to be paid on arrival)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Embark on a tour of the Scottish Highlands and gaze at Scotland's glorious landscapes comprised of fields, rivers, lochs, and rugged mountain peaks. Learn about this area's storied Viking past while uncovering tales from ancient mythology over three days along with a local English-speaking guide.

What to Expect

Day 1

Venture from Edinburgh, and race past the Forth Bridge and into Scotland's Highland landscape of everlasting forests, rivers, and mountains. Stop in Dunkeld for a glimpse of an ancient cathedral settled on the River Tay’s banks. Make your way north to explore Fort Augustus along Loch Ness before you cross onto Skye Island, with a pitstop at Eilean Donan Castle! Reach Portree, after your day of travel, where your stay for the night will be arranged.

Day 2

Invest an entire day uncovering the Isle of Skye. As you take in the grandeur of the Cuillin Mountains, learn about Bonnie Prince Charlie's daring escape from history buffs. Don't miss out on sites like Quiraing’s towering cliffs; Old Man of Storr's mysterious rock formation; Kilt Rock’s beautiful waterfalls and Dunvegan Castle’s awe-inspiring façade!

Day 3

Take a journey through the southern Skye and board the ferry to Mallaig, a quaint fishing village on Scotland's west coast. Here is where you can experience one of the world's most beautiful railway journeys: The Jacobite Steam Train, and head to Fort William. Also witness Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, both staples in Scottish lore, until finally making your way back to Edinburgh by nightfall.

Itinerary

Day 1

Edinburgh | Forth Bridge (view) | Dunkeld | Loch Ness | Fort Augustus | Eilean Donan Castle (view) | Portree (visit, dinner)

Day 2

Old Man of Storr (view) | Kilt Rock (view) | Dunvegan Castle (view) | Isle of Skye

Day 3

Mallaig (ferry ride) | Glenfinnan Viaduct (panoramic train) | Fort William | Glencoe | Edinburgh

Important Information

  • Carry along cash for other meals and drinks since this tour only includes breakfast.

  • This tour takes place in English.

  • Audio guides are available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

  • Pack with ease as you are permitted to bring 1 medium-sized bag and a small carry-on bag. The weight limit on your luggage is 15 kg.

  • The minimum age for this tour is 5, and anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated on request, provided the guest is accompanied by someone who can assist them while traveling.

Timings

Wed & Sat: 8am onwards

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Edinburgh Bus Station.

  • Address: 26 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, United Kingdom.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Edinburgh. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board bus #900 get you there.

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