Isle of Skye & Optional Jacobite Train 3-Day Tour

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Wednesday 17 July to Monday 12 August
Edinburgh
Edinburgh: Isle of Skye & Optional Jacobite Train 3-Day Tour

Highlights

  • Drive through the majestic Highland scenery
  • Audio guides available in 6 languages
  • Spend 2 nights on the beautiful Isle of Skye
  • Choose to ride the famous Harry Potter steam train
  • Learn about the last Scottish stand at Culloden Battlefield

Description

Explore the Highlands of Scotland and the magical Isle of Skye on a 3-day sightseeing tour. Discover an area of outstanding natural beauty, full of Viking history and ancient myths and legends. Take a journey packed with Scotland's most iconic sights and scenery. Then choose to ride on one of the great train journeys of the world on the charming Jacobite Steam Train.* Day 1: Depart Edinburgh and drive past stunning views of the Forth Bridge to enter the Highlands through Perthshire. Admire a land of ancient forests, rivers, and mountains. Visit the quaint village of Dunkeld, with its historic cathedral on the banks of the River Tay. Continue north into the Highlands before you enter the Great Glen. At Fort Augustus, explore the shores of Loch Ness. Cross to the famous Isle of Skye, passing Eilean Donan Castle en route. Marvel at Scotland’s most famous icons. Your home for the night is Portree, capital of the “Winged Isle.” Day 2: Today you will spend a full day exploring the dramatic Isle of Skye, with its amazing scenery and fantastic myths and legends. Hear tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape against the backdrop of the jagged Cuillin Mountains. Highlights include the spectacular cliffs of Quiraing, the mysterious rock formation of Old Man of Storr, the cascading waterfalls of Kilt Rock, and imposing Dunvegan Castle. Spend overnight on the Isle of Skye. Day 3: Explore the south of the island, known as the “Garden of Skye,” before taking the ferry to the west coast fishing village of Mallaig. Here you will have the option to board the Jacobite Steam Train to Fort William, one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world. Cross the Glenfinnan viaduct and see a monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign. Head south through the dramatic scenery of Glen Coe and Rannoch Moor, before riding through the heart of Rob Roy country to arrive back in Edinburgh in the early evening. *Important note - the Jacobite Steam Train is seasonal and subject to availability. Please ensure option is selected at time of booking to avoid disappointment.

Includes

2 nights accommodation in a 3-star B&B with full Scottish breakfasts 3 full-day excursions in a Mercedes-Benz midi-coach Services of a professional local guide throughout the tour Ferry across the sea from the Isle of Skye Downloadable audio guides

Important Information

  • The Jacobite Steam Train is only included in tours operating from early April to late October
  • Please note that the Jacobite Steam Train service may be subject to alterations and cancellations at short notice, outwith our control
  • The order of the route is subject to change
  • From April 1st 2024, there will be an additional stop at Dundreggan Rewilding Centre on day 3
  • The tour price only includes breakfast. Please bring cash for other meals and drinks
  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • Please be advised that children under 5 years old may not take part in the tour, while anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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