Discover the Highlands & magical Isle of Skye with its outstanding natural beauty, Viking history, and ancient myths & legends, as well as having the opportunity to travel on the world famous Jacobite Steam Train
To book call 0131 558 3738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ferry ‘across the sea’ from Skye
Jacobite Steam Train
Ferry to Mallaig
Eilean Donan Castle
Clan Donald Skye
* Two nights accommodation in a 3* B&B/hotel on the Isle of Skye with full Scottish breakfasts
* Three full day excursions in a Mercedes-Benz midi-coach
* Services of a professional local guide throughout the tour
* Trip on the world-famous Jacobite Steam Train
* Ferry ‘across the sea’ from the Isle of Skye
* Dunkeld Cathedral
* Lunches & evening meals
* Clan Donald Skye
Leaving Edinburgh, past stunning views of the Forth Bridge, we enter the Highlands through Perthshire, a land of forests, rivers and mountains. We visit the quaint village of Dunkeld with its historic cathedral sitting on the banks of the River Tay. It’s then further north into the Highlands and its stunning scenery before we enter the Great Glen. At Fort Augustus, there is time to explore the shores of Loch Ness and maybe get a chance to spot Nessie. The journey continues to the famous Isle of Skye but first we see Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most famous icons. Our home for the night is the Isle of Skye, the ‘winged isle’.
Overnight: Isle of Skye
You will spend a full day exploring the dramatic Isle of Skye with its amazing scenery, myths and legends. Hear tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape against the backdrop of the jagged Cuillin Mountains. Highlights include the Quiraing with its spectacular cliffs, the mysterious rock formation of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock with its cascading waterfall and Dunvegan with its historic castle.
Overnight: Isle of Skye
We explore the Castle and Gardens of Clan Donald Skye, before taking the ferry to the west coast fishing village of Mallaig. Here you will board the Jacobite Steam Train to Fort William, one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world. The train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous by the Harry Potter films and where a monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign now stands. We head south through the dramatic scenery of Glencoe, wild Rannoch Moor then through the heart of Rob Roy country before arriving back in Edinburgh, approx 8.30pm.
Edinburgh Departure: Highland Explorer Tours Office, 60 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB - 9.00am
Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled departure time to check in for tour
Highland Explorer Tours Terms & Conditions
Please refer to Highland Explorer ‘s Tours booking Terms & Conditions