Edinburgh: Isle of Skye & Jacobite Train 3-Day Highland Tour
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Discover the Scottish Highlands and the magical Isle of Skye with its outstanding natural beauty, Viking history and ancient myths and legends. Ride one of the greatest train journeys of the world on the Jacobite Steam Train.
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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 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.
2 nights' accommodation in a 3-star B&B with full Scottish breakfasts
A trip on the world-famous Jacobite Steam Train (early April to late October departures only)
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
The Jacobite Steam Train is only included in tours operating from early April to late October
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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund