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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh provided by Highland Explorer Tours

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20-06-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
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13 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh to Portree
Day 2
Isle of Skye
Day 3
Portree to Edinburgh
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Departure Point
Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
Duration
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Transport by climate controlled coach
Exclusions
  • Meals
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Dunvegan Castle entry
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
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Additional Info
  • Children must be a minimum of 5 years old, we are unable to carry children under this age.
  • Each traveller is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase weighing no more than 33lbs (15kg) and 1 carry-on bag
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark
  • On winter/off-season departures, this tour returns to Edinburgh at around 5.30pm. On summer/high-season departures, this tour returns to Edinburgh at around 8pm. Please plan your onward travel accordingly. If you are unsure which return time applies to you, please contact the supplier.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Isabelle P wrote a review Oct. 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The tour was well organized and our tour guide, Rich, was just excellent - he provided informative and entertaining commentary with an eclectic selection of Scottish music. All in all it was an amazing tour and I enjoyed it thoroughly ! Would highly recommend - both the tour
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at 3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded Oct. 10, 2020
Hi Isabelle. Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am glad you had an amazing tour with Rich and we hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, Maggie
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259vivien wrote a review Sep. 2020
Sutton, United Kingdom4 contributions9 helpful votes
We do generally enjoyed this tour - great guide, nice group, great stories to share, guide has good knowledge of history and places, amazing scenery, great experiences in Jacobite steam train and breathtaking view of the Glenfinnan viaduct, clean and comfy accommodation in Isle
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at 3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded Sep. 27, 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us here at Highland Explorer Tours and i'm really glad to hear you enjoyed the tour along with the guide's tales of Scotland's history. The Glenfinnan Viaduct is quite exceptional; we hope you managed to snap a picture! I'm sorry if you felt your time at Loch Ness was too short however we hope you got a good lunch at Fort Augustus! Since the first night is spent up on the Isle of Skye we need to have time-allowances to get there at a reasonable hour. Best regards, Tom
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Magdalena P wrote a review Sep. 2020
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That was really great trip. Wonderful views that I will never forget. Scottish Highlands are the real encaunter with the nature. The guide Scott was a very professional and passionate person. His engagement made this trip even more beautiful. Many thanks, that was pleasure
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at 3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded Sep. 26, 2020
Hi Magdalena, thank you so much for joining us on tour! I'm so happy that you found Scot to be a great guide, full of interesting facts and a passion for Scotland. We hope to see you another time! Paula
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Chiomacee wrote a review Sep. 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom2 contributions4 helpful votes
A good way to see Scotland. Very amazing and educative tour with lots of folktales. The tour guide Ian was very knowledgeable and pointed out where some amazing scenes from some movies and TV shows were shot. You may need to brace up for the cold and sometimes wet weather.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at 3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded Sep. 5, 2020
Thank you so much for the review and I am glad you got to see a lot of Scotland! Glad you had a great time with Iain on tour. We hope to see you in Scotland again soon! Best Wishes, Maggie
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jemmam100 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Scotland, United Kingdom2 contributions5 helpful votes
We were a little sceptical about booking a group tour with the current covid situation but our worries quickly disappeared. Temperature checks were taken before getting on board, there was plenty of room to spread out and distancing on the bus wasn’t a problem with such a small
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at 3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
Responded Aug. 22, 2020
Thank you so much for the review and I am glad you felt safe and secure on tour. I am glad you had a great trip with Dougie. We hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, Maggie
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Joolz62
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Wonderful. Nessie spotting!
Journeying through The Highlands and seeing the wonderful sight of Loch Ness was truly amazing. Great lunch in Mal
180rebecar
180rebecar
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Exploring the Highlands
Despite Covid-19 this tour company makes us feel very safe, they had sanitisers and a considerable social distancin
Greenockboi
Greenockboi
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Absolutely amazing experience!
Our tour guide Caitlin was brilliant, very energetic, bubbly and full of laughs and giggles! Very knowledgeable on
92virgina
92virgina
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Funny trip
I have been to Noch ness 20 years ago but yesterday one was much more funny and educative , the tour guide dressed
samP220425
samP220425
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Excellent and unforgettable experience
I am so glad I booked Highland Explorer tours. It took the stress away from planning and driving and we got to sit
Ion G
Ion G
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Amazing experience
Great day trip in the Highlands! A lot of scenic views, traditional Scottish music along the way, steam train exper
Paulpa1963
Paulpa1963
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Highland Explorer
We had the pleasure of travelling on your Highland Explorer Tour. I wanted to say that we both enjoyed the tour ve
AERM_Scotland
AERM_Scotland
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Brilliant taster day for future adventures
Scot was a fantastic guide/driver/story teller (and Covid-19 compliant!). Our whole family really enjoyed the day.
Lee-Anne R
Lee-Anne R
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Loved every minute
Amazing day tour and Duffy the driver was really nice and friendly and knew is history, made the trip worth while.
NickB2106
NickB2106
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Stirling Castle looks great!
Calum was an excellent driver and tour guide, helping us to get the best out of the Kelpies (amazing statues!), our
NickB2106
NickB2106
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Wonderful guided tour of the Highlands
Richie was a brilliant tour guide, and kept us entertained for hours as he drove us through the Trossachs to Glenco
Emlhp0
Emlhp0
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Just brilliant - highly recommend!
This was absolutely amazing. We've done a lot of tours but Rich was one of the best guides we've ever had. He made
Que10plm
Que10plm
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Duffy’s Tour
Excellent trip from beginning to end. Duffy our driver and guide was very knowledgeable in all aspects and an extr
Sharon U
Sharon U
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Hogwarts Express
All of it, a full filled day from start to finish. Hogwarts Express was amazing really magical Guide was very knowl
Klauszkababa
Klauszkababa
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Worth it
I really enjoyed this trip. Our guide, Rich was very funny and told us a lots of funny and interesting story during
Key Details
  • Dunkeld Cathedral, Fort Augustus, and 10 more
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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