3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh, Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride provided by Highland Explorer Tours

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh, Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh, Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride
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A DIY tour of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye may leave you focused on the planning and driving rather than the sights. This 3-day tour from Edinburgh lets you concentrate on the scenery as you cross the Highlands to Skye. Visit Loch Ness, tour Skye, ride the steam train that doubled as “Hogwarts Express,” and more, all with guided commentary, transport, and B&B or hotel accommodations included.
German, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
German, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Breakfast • Breakfast • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star B&B or hotels • Steam Train from Mallaig to Fort William • Breakfast daily • Transport by air-conditioned midi-coach • Professional guide • Entry/Admission - Fort William
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle • Entry/Admission - Dunvegan Castle & Gardens • Entry/Admission - Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles
3 days
Breakfast • Breakfast • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star B&B or hotels • Steam Train from Mallaig to Fort William • Breakfast daily • Transport by air-conditioned midi-coach • Professional guide • Entry/Admission - Fort William
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle • Entry/Admission - Dunvegan Castle & Gardens • Entry/Admission - Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles
3 days
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
12 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh to Portree
Day 2
Isle of Skye
Day 3
Portree to Edinburgh
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5.0

Kerry O
Kirdford, UK
Jun 2021 • Family

May 2021 • Couples
Hello Gery and Steve Happy to hear you had such a great time exploring our wee country with Caitlin, she is a great guide and funnily enough we also believe she might have been a cow in a previous life! It's reassuring that all of our Covid protocols helped to make you feel safe throughout and we hope to see you on one of our tours again soon. Greg

Oct 2020 • Couples
Hi Tathagata, thank you so much for your kind words, I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour. with Rich. We hope that you'll be back soon! Paula

Sep 2020
Thanks so much for your review! I'm really glad to hear you had such a good time with Greg and enjoyed the Highlands. It's great you got to enjoy the highlands as part of a group since you weren't able to rent a car and I'm glad you felt comfortable with the procedures we have in place to keep in line with guidelines regarding Covid. All the best and hope to see you on tour with us again soon. Tom

Sep 2020 • Couples
Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent tour with Scot! I'm so happy to hear that you had a special trip and made some great memories from your 2nd visit. Many thanks for the recommendation and for your helpful feedback. Loch Ness is quite far away from Edinburgh, so we do our best to give you enough time there and also return to the city at a reasonable hour. Hopefully we can see you again for one of our multi-day tours so you can hopefully spend more time there! That being said, thanks again, and take care. Paula

Sep 2020
Hi Katie, thanks for taking the time to review your recent tour with us. While I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour, I'm sorry you were disappointed by a number of aspects. Firstly, I'm pleased that you were impressed by Caitlin's tour guiding ability. She's great at her job and has a real passion for showing her passengers some of Scotland's hidden gems. It's also lovely to hear that you were able to enjoy meals together with the rest of your group, and that you felt reassured by the health & safety precautions we are taking during this time. That being said, I apologise for the disappointment caused by our seating arrangements. While we do create these seating plans before the tour starts, we would encourage people to get in touch and let us know if they prefer to sit at the front for personal reasons (motion sickness, leg room etc). We should have been clearer that your input is welcome, so please accept my apologies for the lack of communication. As for the highland cows, I'm sorry that you didn't get a chance to see them. Our guides will always do their best to factor this into the tours when possible. However, sometimes this just isn't possible due to scheduling conflicts or visitation restrictions for COVID-19 related reasons. I completely understand that this is a highlight and 'must-see' for many people, so I can only apologise that this wasn't part of your tour. Lastly, I'm sorry for the disappointment caused by these stops. I know that Caitlin does her best to add her own personal touch to the tour, and our guides will always do their best to factor in unique stops into the tour to show you some roads less travelled. That being said, I can see why you felt disappointed at not spending enough time at Loch Ness and perhaps too much time at the Isle of Skye. We welcome all feedback so these are some points we will take into account for the future. That being said, it sounds like you mostly enjoyed your tour and we hope that you will visit again :) Take care, Paula

jennyrtb
Toulouse, France
Aug 2020 • Solo
Hi Jenny. I am so glad you had a fantastic 3-day tour with Jenny. It sounds like a fab trip! I am so glad you enjoyed the Steam Train experience. We hope to see you again in Scotland again soon. Best Wishes, Maggie

Aug 2020
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, Maggie

Aug 2020 • Couples
Thank you so much for the lovely review! Rich is an amazing guide and it sounds like a fantastic trip. We hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, Maggie

Aug 2020 • Solo
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so glad you had a wonderful trip and we hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, Maggie

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    jcgadventurer
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    Brilliant scenic tour with an excellent guide
    Brilliant tour, amazing steam train ride in beautiful scenery and an excellent guide... Andy had a wealth of knowle
    jjones_2407
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    Great tour with some awesome views
    Charlie was fantastic and made the trip so funny and interesting and the views were jaw dropping. The lunch provide
    AmyGi89
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    Fantastic!
    This trip today was great! Charlie was our bus driver/tour guide, who imparted loads of knowledge and history about
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    5 stars
    Had a great day with Highland explorer. Duffy is really informative and funny. Made the day. Recommend highly
    magdalenabU4154GS
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    Great experience
    Charlie was a great guide and I can highly recommend this tour with him. Highlands are beautiful and it was more th
    fyonal143
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    Amazing tour !
    We really enjoyed the 3-days tour in the Highlands and Isle of Skye ! The tour was interesting and we learned at lo
    carolinerW6336YX
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    Brilliant day
    Really loved our trip well organised and timed and really enjoyed being on the train and seeing it go past. Beautif
    304clivem
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    Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and steam train from Edinburgh
    There was so much to see in Scotland, my highlights of the tour where staying in Oban, going to Glencoe, visiting t
    Oksana K
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    Amazing tour!
    Everything was perfect! Very good list of places to visit, interesting guided tour, just enough time for every loca
    Irene_ibby
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    Great guide
    Very knowledgeable guide, great tour. I would definitely recommend. Beautiful views, didn't do the boat trip but it
    464makk
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    Excellent Trip and our guide/driver Caitlin was a star. Highly recommended!!
    We had an excellent day trip to the Scottish Highlands which began at 7am and incorporated the Hogwarts Express tra
    sibendras2021
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    Excellent experience of Scotland
    I was an amazing experience covering Oban, Isle of Skye and Inverness in 5 days. Day-1: We started from Edinburgh.
    B2271DFians
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    Memorable trip to the Highlands
    A very well organised trip which packed a lot in, quite a bit of which was off the beaten track and all very intere
    Tourist36937618976
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    Mesmerising
    A mesmerising experience. Sitting on the Hogwarts Express was like a dream come true. If you're a Harry Potter fan,
    MajaS472
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    Amazing tour with fabulous guide
    What a great tour & Andy was an amazing guide! I am very happy! The only 'wee' note: it said wifi on the bus & it d
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