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

Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness

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:
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US $719
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Highlights

  • Ride the Jacobite Steam Train, Hogwarts Express
  • Keep an eye out for the monster of Loch Ness
  • Learn the secrets of historic Glencoe
  • Wander through the halls of Eilean Donan Castle

Travel, Your Way

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start and end in Edinburgh! With the Discovery 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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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals
  • Optional

Where You'll Stay

Guesthouse
4 nights

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  • 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
  • J
    · October 20th, 2019
    definitely a must-try one! Gill is excellent. She talked about lots of history about scottland and highland. The whole journey was wonderful, never feel tired or bored. The landscape is awesome!
    Trip date: October 2019
  • TH
    · October 20th, 2019
    This was a perfect tour. Comfortable, lots of bathroom stops, many sites and fabulous tour guide. Lee was informative, friendly, funny and everything you could want in a guide!
    Trip date: October 2019
  • T
    · October 18th, 2019
    Steve P was an amazing tour guide and organised activities for us to do that weren’t on the itinerary. It was great fun having someone with so much knowledge share stories and show us around for 5 days
    Trip date: October 2019
  • E
    · October 18th, 2019
    Excellent tour guide plenty of information and always stopped and organised the most amazing experience. Always helpful, thank you for the most amazing 5 days Steve!!
    Trip date: October 2019
  • M
    · October 16th, 2019
    The tour was great and our guide Duncan was excellent. The accommodations were a bit tight at times but it was cozy. The uncontrollable weather highlighted why everything is so green.
    Trip date: August 2019

Dates & Availability

5 days
Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness
From Edinburgh to Edinburgh
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Upcoming departures
  • Monday
    26 Apr, 2021
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    Friday
    30 Apr, 2021
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    3 May, 2021
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    7 May, 2021
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    10 May, 2021
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    14 May, 2021
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    17 May, 2021
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    Friday
    21 May, 2021
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    24 May, 2021
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    28 May, 2021
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    31 May, 2021
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    4 Jun, 2021
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    7 Jun, 2021
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    11 Jun, 2021
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    14 Jun, 2021
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    Friday
    18 Jun, 2021
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    21 Jun, 2021
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    Friday
    25 Jun, 2021
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    28 Jun, 2021
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    2 Jul, 2021
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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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      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 June 6th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 6th, 2021, 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.
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      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.