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Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Scottish West Coast Tour from Edinburgh
Tour Theme: Small and Medium Group Sightseeing Tours (Multi-days/ 5 to 30 people)
This tour starts from: Edinburgh
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Take a spectacular journey through the Highlands and magical Isle of Skye. Venture through a range of classic Highland scenery; experience many local gems and be inspired by myths and legends. We've got spectacular Glencoe, the option to ride the 'Hogwart Express' Jacobite Steam Train, whisky tasting and ruined castles galore. From start to finish, every part of this trip reveals a little more of Scotland's quintessential charm.
DAY ONE: Edinburgh to Oban
We head north to Stirling and the towering Wallace Monument with stunning views of the Castle. We enter the Highlands heading through wild Rannoch Moor and Glencoe and on to the fishing port of Oban. (Overnight: Oban)
DAY TWO: Oban to Isle of Skye
Take the steam train from Fort William crossing the viaduct featured in the Harry Potter movies or travel the equally impressive 'Road to the Isles'. We take the ferry to Skye where we can explore Armadale Castle and Gardens, former home of the MacDonalds, before driving north to our overnight destination. (Overnight: Portree)
DAY THREE: Isle of Skye to Inverness
We explore more of the mysterious island full of awe-inspiring mountains, myths and legends before returning to the mainland. On the way to Loch Ness we stop at the incedibly photogenic Eilean Donan Castle and wind our way along the Great Glen to Inverness, the 'Capital of the Highlands'. (Overnight: Inverness).
DAY FOUR: Inverness
Hunt for the elusive monster with a cruise on Loch Ness before turning northward and the stunning beauty of the north west Highlands. We take in the beautiful town of Beauly with its Priory dating back to 1230, then it's into the rugged and isolated mountains that secure Scotland's place as one of the last great wilderness in Europe. (Overnight: Inverness)
DAY FIVE: Inverness to Edinburgh
We explore Culloden Battlefield, scene of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s defeat back in 1746 then the mysterious chamber cairns of Clava Cairns; both featured in the hit TV series 'Outlander'. We turn southward to try the 'water of life' at Tomatin Whisky Distillery then on to the Highland Folk Museum before Dunkeld with its mighty cathedral before our return to Edinburgh.
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5 Day - Skye and West Coast Tour
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