From Edinburgh: 6-Day Isle of Skye and Hebridean Hopper Tour

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Experience Scotland's beauty from the scenic Isle of Skye to the remote Outer Hebrides on this multi-day guided tour. Hear tales, myths, and legends as you explore Loch Ness, Glen Coe, and more.


  • Discover the dynamic Outer Hebrides
  • Explore the enchanting Isle of Skye, home to the faerie myths of Scotland
  • Experience Scotland like never before with our legendary guides
  • Tick a bucket-list item by riding the Jacobite Steam Train, aka Hogwarts Express


Day 1: Edinburgh to Inverness We travel north stopping to visit the Kelpies, a stunning spectacle of modern engineering. Kelpies are mythological beasts in Scottish folklore, and this fantastic landmark is the largest of its kind in the world. We arrive in Glen Coe, dominated by majestic mountains which contrast the flat expanse of its neighbouring Rannoch Moor. Your guide will take you through Glen Coe’s sad history. We stop in Fort Augustus to visit the legendary Loch Ness for a photo break. Overnight Inverness Day 2: Inverness to Stornoway Commence your day with invigorating breezes and breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge. Proceeding northward along a picturesque route, we embark on a ferry voyage from Ullapool to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis – all the while keeping a lookout for playful dolphins! Upon reaching the island, we make our way directly to the southern tip of Harris, where we’ll explore the renowned Harris Distillery for a delightful sip before heading back to the northern part of Lewis for an overnight stay in the bustling town of Stornoway. Overnight Stornoway Day 3: Stornoway to Stornoway Visit one of the inspirations behind Outlander - the Callanish standing stones. Then fast-forward to the Iron Age at the broch of Dun Carloway. Experience island life at the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village. These houses were lived in until as recently as the 1970s and represent 17th century island life on Scotland’s rugged Atlantic Coast. We explore the remote coastline and visit the Butt of Lewis – the most northerly point on the island – to see the isolated lighthouse and dramatic force of the sea against the cliffs. Overnight Stornoway Day 4: Stornorway to Portree After leaving Stornoway, we'll visit a memorial highlighting a darker side of island life. We'll explore beautiful beaches and the oldest medieval church on the Isle of Harris. Then, we'll catch a ferry to Skye, making Portree our base for two nights. Enjoy local seafood and whisky or take a scenic walk in town. Overnight Portree Day 5: Portree to Portree We spend the day exploring Skye, visiting iconic locations such as Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing. Next we stop at the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan. Overnight Portree Day 6: Portree to Edinburgh Start the day by exploring Armadale Castle, once home to Clan MacDonald. We board the ferry from Armadale and arrive in Mallaig, a charming fishing village. Treat yourself to some fish and chips before an optional ride on the Jacobite Steam Train - aka the Hogwarts Express from Harry Potter! The West Highland Line between Mallaig and Fort William is famous for its wildly beautiful scenery and dreamy sands of the west coast. You’ll quickly understand why it’s been voted the most scenic rail journey in the world. We make a final comfort stop in the southern Highland village of Pitlochry before concluding our tour in Edinburgh early evening.


Transportation Legendary guide 5 nights' multi-share dorm bed hostel accommodation, mixed dorms with men and women Ferry across the sea

Important Information

  • Please note that from 1st Sept 2024 there will be no access to the Callanish Standing Stones due to conservation work
  • Tours are designed for young independent travelers and the young at heart
  • The accommodation is in multi-share mixed-gender hostel dorms
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please note that the Jacobite Steam Train service may be subject to alterations and cancellations at short notice, outwith our control

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