Edinburgh: Isle of Skye Loch Ness & the Highlands 5-Day Tour

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Embark on an adventure through the Highlands and the Isle of Skye, where stunning scenery, incredible history, and epic Scottish experiences await on this 5-day tour from Edinburgh.


  • Explore the magical Isle of Skye and its far-reaching mountains and cliffs
  • Dip your feet in the fresh river water of the Highlands
  • Marvel at the jaw-dropping Eilean Donan Castle
  • Search for the legendary monster 'Nessie' on the mysterious Loch Ness
  • Taste local Whisky 'The Water of Life'


Journey through the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this adventurous 5-day tour from Edinburgh. Go monster hunting on Loch Ness and explore ancient historical sites and scenic castles along the way. Day 1: Edinburgh to Oban Begin by visiting the impressive Kelpies statues before heading north past Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle. Gaze at the scenic Rannoch Moor and Glencoe and take a walk through the beautiful fishing town of Oban in the late afternoon. (Overnight: Oban) Day 2: Oban to Isle of Skye Venture through some of Scotland’s most awe-inspiring landscapes on the way to Skye. Catch a glimpse of the mighty Glenfinnan Viaduct before passing the world-famous Eilean Donan Castle and spending the night on the Isle of Skye. (Overnight: Portree) Day 3: Isle of Skye to Inverness Explore the epic scenery of the Isle of Skye and venture through stunning mountains, rugged coastlines, and local folklore before returning to the mainland. Head along the dramatic Great Glen to Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands. (Overnight: Inverness) Day 4: Inverness Hunt for the legendary monster ‘Nessie’ while driving along the banks of Loch Ness before visiting the town of Beauly and stopping at the historical Culloden Battlefield. (Overnight: Inverness) Day 5: Inverness to Edinburgh Resume your adventure with a visit to the chamber cairns and the amazing standing stones of Clava Cairns. Taste local Scottish whisky before returning to Edinburgh in the late afternoon.


4 Nights Hostel Accommodation Guide Whisky Tasting Culloden Battlefield Clava Cairns Downloadable Audio Guides Available

Important Information

  • - From April 1st 2024, there will be an additional stop at the Dundreggan Rewilding Centre on day 3. - The order of the itinerary route is subject to change. - Tours are designed for young independent travelers (18-35 year olds) and the young at heart - The accommodation is in multi-share hostel dorms - Important note: from 5 February 2024, this tour will departs at 8.30AM from 60 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB.

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