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5-Day Best of Scotland Experience from Edinburgh

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    What to Expect
    See a diverse range of rural landscapes on this 5-day Scotland and Isle of Skye tour from Edinburgh. You’ll travel with a small group in the comfort of a minivan, with personalized commentary from an expert guide who details the sights. Visit Scottish glens, mountain peaks, lochs and mysterious castles along a vividly scenic route.

    Relax with hotel or guesthouse accommodation (depending on option selected) in Oban, Kyleakin and Drumnadrochit, with daily breakfasts included.

    Enjoy a seasonal railway ride aboard the Jacobite steam train (May 13–September 12) or an alternate Loch Ness cruise and admission to Urquhart Castle.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Caffè Nero, 1 Parliament Square, 192 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    5 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 4x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • 4 nights of accommodation
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned mini-bus (up to 32 seats)
    • Hotel option will consist of 1 night Oban Hotel/ 2 nights Skye superior Bed and Breakfast/ 1 night Fort Augustus Hotel
    • Jacobite Train (on certain dates only) May 11 - Aug 24 departures only
    • Entry/Admission - Jacobite Steam Train Photopoint
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel pickup and drop off at the beginning and end of the tour
    • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Kilmartin Glen
    • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
    • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
    • Entry/Admission - Dalwhinnie Distillery
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Luggage restriction: 1 suitcase 55x40x20cm - 15 kg & 1 backpack/handbag per person
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 3 years old
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Popular mentions
    The whole trip was amazing. So much more than I expected. Our guide Moray Walker was very entertaining and full of knowledge about each area we visited. Bus was great. Accommodation was super. Our group was excellent. Met new friends. I would do it again. Lisa Coupar
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    This tour was amazing! It was fast paced, but never rushed. They had good accommodations, and always time to explore the town we were in. John did a fabulous job making sure we had the best time, looking ahead for reservations at busy stops, double checking every boat to make
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    Very pleased with the tour. Graham, the driver/ guide was very attentive, informative and funny at the same time. Since it was a small group, timing was also flexible. Not feeling being rushed from one point to the other. We were blessed with the sun throughout the trip, which
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    I arranged the 5 day Best of Scotland Experience tour for myself and three friends from Arizona. We all had a terrific time, thanks to (primarily) good weather and our tour guide/drive John McCullough. We covered 800 miles in 5 days, and saw and did as much as we/he could
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    Thanks to John McCollough, our guide from Highland Experience Tours, for leading a great tour that was organized and informative! I enjoyed seeing the landscape of Scotland that included waterfalls, the Highlands, Loch Ness, and the Isle of Skye. I hope to come back to
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    About the operator
    By: Highland Experience Tours
    Drew Fyock
    Very disappointed
    Let me start by saying that my family has been traveling for the past 8 months, throughout Europe and the UK.
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    Erin Samuel
    Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands the BEST 1 DAY TOUR
    We were picked up on the Royal Mile by Nero’s cafe. Don’t be late! Bus leaves 8 am sharp but it was good they send
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    Fort Worth, Texas
    Book tour in July 2020
    Is there any way to add the Callanish standing Stones and fairy pool and fairy glen to tour. Very good tour
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    Ludwig G
    A great experience guided by Andrew, which made it even better!
    Highly recommended day tour! Great stories told by a very entertaining guide. Will come back for another tour!
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    Laval, Canada
    Our guide Steven B. was the best
    We had a great time on this tour. Our guide Steven B. was the best. He knew exactly what we wanted and was very
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    L’usa chartier papas
    Highlands and lochness tour
    Awesome! Would recommend again and again. Wish we had more days to take other tours! Funny comfortable and amazing
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    World Nix
    Our first visit to Edinburgh
    Our first visit to Edinburgh was fantastic and the Highlands tour was amazing! We enjoyed the trip to Glasgow and
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    Starrah Ann
    B line steven B is the best
    My trip was way back in May but I was telling some random stranger on the internet about this tour and I thought
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    This company alone (not counting other tour companies) filled seven buses of tourists and brought us all to the
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    Fergie was the best tour guide we could have had - a true blue Scot who knows his stuff! The history and stories
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