Highland Explorer Tours - Isle of Skye and Highlands with Jacobite Steam Train (3 day)

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60 High Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1TB

    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 info@highlandexplorertours.com

    Highlights:

    Ferry ‘across the sea’ from Skye Jacobite Steam Train
    Ferry to Mallaig Loch Ness
    Eilean Donan Castle  Glencoe
    Dunkeld Cathedral  Clan Donald Skye

     
    Tour Includes:
    * 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

    Tour Excludes:
    * Lunches & evening meals
    * Clan Donald Skye

    Tour Itinerary:
    Day 1
    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

    Day 2
    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

    Day 3
    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.

    Additonal Information:

    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

     

    Opening Times
    Departs from Edinburgh at 9am on Mondays from 19th May-15th September, Wednesdays 21st May-24th September, Friday fortnightly 20th June-12th September and Saturdays 17th May-18th October 2014
    17 May 2014 - 18 Oct 2014

    Tours Depart from 60 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    Adult - B&B £309.00 per ticket
    Adult - Hotel £369.00 per ticket

    * Prices displayed are based on two people sharing a twin/double room
    **Single occupancy & Concession rates are available on request but subject to availability. Concessions are applicable to students (with valid ID), Seniors 60+ and children aged 5-16. No children under 5

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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