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Sunset over Glencoe Mountains
Glencoe

5 Day Highlands & Skye Inc Jacobite Steam Train

From £1615 per adult

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April — October

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Experience the beautiful highland landscape, stunning island scenery and ancient heritage with Scotland's award-winning small group tour specialists. Stay in hand-picked country hotels, taste local cuisine and let us show you roads less travelled.


Day 1 is a fabulous introduction to the Scottish landscape, exploring Scotland’s first National Park and the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond. Later we visit the loch-side village of Inveraray with a visit to its famous Castle, home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, and then tour through beautiful Glencoe steeped in history with dramatic scenery. Overnight Glencoe.

Day 2 takes us aboard the Jacobite steam train, now famous as the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express, which forms part of the West Highland Railway intended to help open up this remote part of the Scottish coast. The train journey provides wonderful views across the Sound of Arisaig to the Small Isles of Eigg and Rhum. After lunch in Mallaig we take the ferry “Over the Sea to Skye”. Overnight Skye area.

Day 3 is a tour of the Isle of Skye, passing through Broadford and on to the main settlement on the Island; Portree, with its colourful harbour front and interesting shops. Heading west we visit Talisker Distillery for a taste and tour, the Old Man of Storr, and Kilt Rock Falls with other options a possibility. This will most definitely be a day to remember. Overnight Skye area.

Day 4 begins with a visit to iconic Eilean Donan Castle before travelling through Glen Shiel to the charming village of Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness - keep a look out for Nessie! Later we travel east to spend the afternoon around the Victorian town of Pitlochry on the banks of the river Tummel, made popular by Queen Victoria who visited the area in 1842. Overnight Pitlochry.

Day 5 we tour south via Dunkeld with its ancient riverside Cathedral to Stirling Castle; the favoured residence of Scotland’s Kings and Queens, for a full tour to take in the castles' long and turbulent history. After lunch we head for Edinburgh and the Royal Mile with its charming medieval architecture for the opportunity to do some last minute speciality shopping. End in Edinburgh.


What We Include

  • Your own tour co-ordinator who will work with you to provide the best itinerary to suit you.
  • Accommodation Handpicked by Best Scottish Tours
  • All accommodation will be of 3 star quality (we can quote for 4* if required)
  • Full Scottish Breakfast every morning
  • All evening meals (unless otherwise requested)
  • Entry into all named attractions on your itinerary
  • A luxury touring vehicle with ample space for all luggage and passenger
  • Maximum of 8 people per vehicle
  • Your own driver/tour guide

What We Don’t Include

  • Airfares
  • Lunches/Snacks
  • Drinks / Beverages
  • Gratuities

Our tours operate on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis where possible with lunch and beverages excluded. Where dinner is not included in your accommodation, an allocation per head is organised at that evening’s restaurant. 

Contact details

Best Scottish Tours
137 Ardenslate Road
Kirn
Dunoon
Argyll
Scotland
PA23 8GZ
Starting
Edinburgh Glasgow
Length
5
Days
Transport
Driver guide Minibus Walking
Type
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Adventure Castles Family History Landscapes Music Photography Walking Whisky Wildlife

Tour prices

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  • £1615 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Best Scottish Tours

Scotland's small group touring specialists

Opening times

Mon 09.00 - 17.00
Tues 09.00 - 17.00
Wed 09.00 - 17.00
Thur 09.00 - 17.00
Fri 09.00 - 17.00
Sat 09.00 - 17.00
Sun 09.00 - 17.00

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