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Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness - Highland Explorer Tours

Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness

5 days
4.7
(63)
Start and end in Edinburgh
Tour Operator:
Highland Explorer Tours
Max group size:
30
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
127033
Private available:
From
US $665
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Highlights

  • Enjoy the greatest railway journey in the world (Mid April – Mid Oct)
  • Keep an eye out for the monster of Loch Ness
  • Learn the secrets of historic Glencoe
  • Wander through the halls of Eilean Donan Castle

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Itinerary

Start and end in Edinburgh! With the In-depth Cultural tour Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness, you have a 5 days tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 17 other destinations in Europe. Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness includes accommodation, an expert guide, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Edinburgh to Oban
  2. Day 2: Oban to Isle of Skye
  3. Day 3: Isle of Skye to Inverness
  4. Day 4: Inverness
  5. Day 5: Inverness to Edinburgh
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals
  • Optional

Where You'll Stay

Guesthouse
4 nights

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Operated by Highland Explorer Tours

4.7
(340)
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Highland Explorer Tours are dedicated to delivering the very best travel experiences every day. Our 1-6 day tours are designed to make the most of your time in our stunning country and to give you an authentic experience of Scotland. Our mission is to exceed your expectations, a commitment that is recognised by our VisitScotland 5 star accreditation and consistent excellent customer feedback. Scotland's landscape is stunningly beautiful with a magnificent history and culture that deserves to be told by the Scottish experts, our Guides. They will bring this heritage to life while ensuring you get to explore our nation's most breathtaking landscapes. Whether you are planning a day trip or a longer visit, our range of tours will give you an unforgettable insight into our country and its people, leaving memories that will last a lifetime.

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  • Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness reviewer 1
    · August 31st, 2022
    Louise was the best guide. So informative, knowledgeable and funny. Everything about the tour was perfect. We saw so many more things than we would have on our own. I have told all about this tour and company. Will be back for more!
    Highland Explorer Tours commented on this review
    Hi Kimberly, thank you so much for feedback of your tour with Louise. We are so glad to hear you have a great and informative experience. We hope you will join us on tour in the future! Best wishes, Charlie
    Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness customer review photo 1
    Trip date: July 2022
  • LM
    · July 9th, 2022
    Our Tour guide/ driver louise was amazing,very knowledgeable and friendly.The tour of the five days was incredible as we covered 711miles.I would recommend this trip to couples and adults that wants to experience Scotland.
    Highland Explorer Tours commented on this review
    Hello Lindsey, thanks so much for your 5-star review. We're pleased to hear you found your guide Louise amazing and knowledgeable, and enjoyed seing some of the best sights Scotland has to offer. Hope to see you again in future! Best wishes, Charlie
    Trip date: July 2022
  • Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness reviewer 3
    · June 23rd, 2022
    Isle of Skye was amazing! TourRadar goes above and beyond when it comes to planning a tour. Our guide/driver Calum was great. He was knowledgeable, affable, informative, and an excellent driver. Our tour was 5 days which is not nearly enough to see the... Show more
    Highland Explorer Tours commented on this review
    Hello Katherine. Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We are actually Highland Explorer Tours, and we design and operate the tour. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with our excellent guide Calum. We're pleased that you enjoyed the B&Bs being... Show more
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    Trip date: May 2022
  • EJ
    · May 21st, 2022
    Our guide Louise was extremely pleasant and very informative the scenery was beautiful and a very well organised tour
    Highland Explorer Tours commented on this review
    Thanks for leaving a review Elena. We're happy to hear you had a pleasant time with Louise and found the tour well organised! Best wishes. Charlie
    Trip date: May 2022
  • Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness reviewer 5
    · October 10th, 2021
    One of the best tours we've taken, helped by low numbers. Tom, our tour guide and driver, was exceptional both in knowledge and customer service. He compiled a curated musical playlist, and even added Big Country on our request, who he hadn't heard... Show more
    Highland Explorer Tours commented on this review
    Hi Claire, thanks so much for your review. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with Tom, our driver-guides are truly amazing and have excellent taste in music! We are so glad you enjoyed all the beauty that Scotland has to offer. We hope that... Show more
    Trip date: October 2021
  • SN
    · October 22nd, 2020
    The tour was amazing! We had splendid weather, great service from Rich the tour guide who always a funny jokes and interesting stories/anecdotes - with great restaurant recommendations at the ready. Will definitely go on a another trip with Highland... Show more
    Highland Explorer Tours commented on this review
    Hi Sanskriti, thank you so much for reviewing your recent tour with us! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself so much and enjoyed Rich's story telling and restaurant recommendations. We can't wait to have you back on tour! Paula
    Trip date: September 2020
  • H
    · December 31st, 2019
    Cannot thank Gill enough for showing us the Highlands, Isle of Skye and Edinburgh. She made our Hogmanay experience unforgettable. Easily the best tour I’ve been on - and it wouldn’t have been the same without Gill and her passion for Scotland!
    Trip date: December 2019
  • D
    · December 30th, 2019
    Great bloke awsome toure great drinking seshes and learnt alot
    Trip date: December 2019
  • M
    · November 28th, 2019
    The tour through Scotland was an amazing experience! The tour was great and we got to see a lot of beautiful places in Scotland. Our tourguide was Steve P and he was really great. He knew a lot about the places we went past/ to, as wel as a lot of... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • J
    · November 15th, 2019
    The tour is amazing! Great fun! I highly recommend!
    Trip date: October 2019

Dates & Availability

5 days
Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness
From Edinburgh to Edinburgh
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Upcoming departures
    From Monday

    27 Feb, 2023

    To Friday

    3 Mar, 2023

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    6 Mar, 2023

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    10 Mar, 2023

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    24 Mar, 2023

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    From Monday

    10 Apr, 2023

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    14 Apr, 2023

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    17 Apr, 2023

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    21 Apr, 2023

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    24 Apr, 2023

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    28 Apr, 2023

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    1 May, 2023

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    29 May, 2023

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    26 Jun, 2023

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    30 Jun, 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Are meals included in the tour price?

      Your tour will stop at some excellent and varied restaurants en route with traditional and contemporary options to suit every palate. For maximum flexibility, your Tour Guide will be on hand to give you the locals’ tips on the best hidden gems and then the choice is yours to decide where, what and with whom to eat.

    • Can I be picked up or dropped off somewhere other than the Highland Explorer Office?

      To make the most of your tour, Highland Explorer only picks you up and returns you to the Highland Explorer Office to prevent wasting time on Day 1 of your tour. Most city centre accommodation is only a short walk/taxi ride from the office and has good public transport links so there should be no trouble getting there!

    • Are there any luggage restrictions?

      Highland Explorer allows each passenger to have one main piece of baggage with the total weight being no more than 44lbs/20kgs. You will find that the majority of tours have a 20kg luggage limit per person, as this provides luggage room on the transport for all travellers in the group. In addition, you can bring one daypack onboard the transport but you must be able to carry this around with you.

    • Where do your tours depart from?

      All Highland Explorer tours depart from the Highland Explorer Office located at 60 High Street on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. The Royal Mile has good public transport links so there should be no trouble getting there!

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    Good to Know

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    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type G.

      Type G
      Scotland and England
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before March 30th, 2023 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after March 30th, 2023, a minimum payment of $100 is required to confirm your booking with Highland Explorer Tours. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 50 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Highland Explorer Tours will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Highland Explorer Tours" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.