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5-Day Highland Explorer: Skye & Far North Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh - Rabbie's Tours
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5 days

5-Day Highland Explorer: Skye & Far North Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

Start and end in Edinburgh
Tour Operator:
Rabbie's Tours
Max group size:
16
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
99996
Private available:
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US $859
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Highlights

  • Let the Highlands take your breath away
  • Go monster spotting on the Loch Ness
  • Behold the iconic Eilean Donan Castle
  • Explore the natural wonders of the Skye
  • Glimpse Britain's highest mountain

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  • Increased safety during COVID

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Itinerary

Start and end in Edinburgh! With the In-depth Cultural tour 5-Day Highland Explorer: Skye & Far North Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh, you have a 5 days tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 16 other destinations in Europe. 5-Day Highland Explorer: Skye & Far North Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh includes accommodation, an expert guide, transport.
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  • Meals
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  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Food
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    4.3
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  • MG
    · November 3rd, 2019
    Just do this. Our tour guide driver was both a highly skilled driver, but also a fantastic guide. His knowledge was vast, and detailed, but his delivery was poetic and theatrical. Couldn’t improve our experience at all. Excellent.
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    Trip date: October 2019
  • AV
    · October 31st, 2019
    Excellent tour to Scotland, totally recommend but the best was Arron(guide tour) always with a smile and with a good tale to share. Thanks Arron.
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    Trip date: October 2019
  • DD
    · August 19th, 2019
    The situation in portree was awful. It was impossible to find a place to eat. We understand that it is difficult to find enough help to cope with the increase in tourism but they need to find a way to try and help people like they did on the nc 500.
    Trip date: August 2019
  • ZJ
    · July 28th, 2019
    It was a fantastic trip which I never had. My best memory from my last Europe trip before I moving back to Shanghai. Thanks to the lovely awesome guide Arron and the amazing friendly group friends. That’s our unique memory.
    Trip date: July 2019
  • LM
    · July 2nd, 2019
    We saw and experienced an amazing amount of stuff during our 5 day tour. Ross was a great tour leader, he was professional, very knowledgable and obviously immensely proud of his country. He went above and beyond our expectations, and is a credit to... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • JA
    · June 6th, 2019
    Arron was passionate about this beautiful country as well as knowledgeable and witty.We really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it! Jim and Karen Allison......June 1/19-June 5/19
    Trip date: June 2019
  • 5-Day Highland Explorer: Skye & Far North Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh reviewer 7
    · November 7th, 2018
    This tour was absolutely amazing! Our guide Ross was so knowledgeable and a pleasure to listen to. The vehicle was very comfortable and spacious and all of the stops featured beautiful landscape. The tour length itself was the perfect amount of time and... Show more
    Trip date: October 2018
  • 5-Day Highland Explorer: Skye & Far North Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh reviewer 8
    · September 20th, 2018
    Andy D was such an excellent tour guide and driver, he was very knowledgeable and was able to cater to everyone's interests. He had back up plans to back up plans which is always needed with the weather. (Which was the case on the last day with high... Show more
    Trip date: September 2018

Dates & Availability

5 days
5-Day Highland Explorer: Skye & Far North Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
From Edinburgh to Edinburgh
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Do I need travel insurance?

      Travel insurance is not included in the tour price however it is recommended to take out travel insurance before your trip. TourRadar has partnered with WorldNomads.com to make it simple and easy to book travel insurance, to get a quote or to buy online please see the following link - https://www.tourradar.com/travel-insurance

    • How much luggage can I bring?

      Passengers are restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items. Unfortunately, Rabbies are unable to store excess luggage, but nearby train and bus stations may have storage facilities for you to use.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are: Talisker Distillery: £10; Dunvegan Castle: £14. These visits are dependant on the group's decision on the day and not guaranteed. Please be advised that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement available?

      If you are a solo traveller there is a compulsory single supplement which is an additional cost to the tour cost, unfortunately, it is not possible to share a room with another traveller on this tour. To add the single supplement you can do this by selecting the rooming option on the booking page after you have chosen the departure you are interested in.

    • What kind of accommodation is included in this tour?

      Your tour includes accommodation with breakfast. Choose either B&B or Hotel accommodation in a twin or double room for two people, or a single room for one person.

      B&Bs (Bed & Breakfasts): B&Bs or guesthouses are usually smaller than hotels and provide a good quality, homely setting. The showering and toilet facilities are private, and breakfast is included in the price.

      Hotels: Hotels usually have a bar or restaurant and provide evening meals. Breakfast is included in the price.

    • Where does the tour start?

      The tour generally starts from Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ. (Please note this is subject to change)

    • What is the average group size?

      The maximum group size is 16 people. Small groups mean you can discover the real country and get off the beaten track where other tours cannot go.

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    • 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 July 5th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after July 5th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Rabbie's 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 60 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 Rabbie's 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.

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