3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh Including 'Hogwarts Express' Ride
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Experience the Highland beauty of the Isle of Skye on a 3-day excursion from Edinburgh. You'll spend two nights on the Isle of Skye, see legendary Loch Ness and ride one of the world's most famous steam trains, the West Highland Line, as seen in the Harry Potter films.
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  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom , United Kingdom
  • 3 days
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My partner, my 14 year old son and I had a wonderful time on this tour. The highlight was the train ride from Malliag to Fort William. Se stayed 2 nights at Portree and the Guest house accommodation was comfortable and close to everything. Caitlin, our tour guide, made the trip fun for all ages and she was very informative, a real pleasure to have as a guide, such a breath of fresh air!


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Waterfall 3-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
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what to expect

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Itinerary
  • Day 1: Edinburgh – PortreeMeet your guide and board your coach along the Royal Mile in Old Town Edinburgh, then head north to the Scottish Highlands and the forested mountains of Perthshire. You'll visit the quaint village of Dunkeld with its historic cathedral sitting on the banks of the River Tay.

    It’s then further north and west deeper into the stunning scenery of the Highlands before you enter the Great Glen. At Fort Augustus, there is time to explore the shores of Loch Ness and maybe get a chance to spot the famed monster Nessie. Visit one of the most romantic castles in the region, Eilean Donan Castle, before traveling to your accommodation on the magical Isle of Skye.

    Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Portree

    Day 2: Isle of Skye (B)Your day is spent exploring the scenery, history and natural beauty of the legendary Isle of Skye. Hear tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his failed rebellion, see evocative ruined castles and the eerie scenery of the rugged Cuillin Mountains. Stroll through the scenic capital, Portree, then travel to the island's north past the cliffs and rock formations of Trotternish Ridge, including the Old Man of Storr.

    Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Portree

    Day 3: Portree – Mallaig – Fort William – Edinburgh (B)Begin with a tour of the island's south, named 'the garden of Skye,' before taking the ferry to Mallaig. Explore this busy west coast fishing village, then ride the West Highland Railway Line of the Jacobite steam train, one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world made famous as the Hogwarts Express featured in the Harry Potter films. Along the way to Fort William, you'll cross Glenfinnan Viaduct and see the location where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard at the start of the failed Jacobite campaign.

    The return coach journey from Fort William takes in the mysterious beauty of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, skirting The Trossachs and Rob Roy country before you arrive back in Edinburgh in the evening.
inclusions and exclusions

  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star B&B or hotels
  • Steam Train from Mallaig to Fort William
  • Entry in to Dunvegan Castle
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transport by air-conditioned midi-coach
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Returns to original departure point at approximately 8pm
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please select room type when booking.
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • 1 suitcase (15kg) per person
cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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