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From Glasgow: Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye 5-Day Tour

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Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

From Glasgow: Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye 5-Day Tour

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

From US$ 1,049.83 per person

This tour gives you the chance to enjoy the full sweep of Scotland's beauty, history and culture and the time to really get to know the places you visit

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 5 days
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Skye
  • Loch Ness
  • Loch Lomond
  • Kilmartin Glen
  • Glen Coe, Ben Nevis
Full description

Day 1

This wide-ranging tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to Kilmartin Glen. Here you’ll explore Scotland’s ancient past. With over 5,000 years of history laid out before you, you’ll be able to walk in the footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Then it’s on to the picturesque seaside town of Oban.

Overnight stay in Oban

Day 2

Day two takes you through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan) past Ben Nevis (Britain’s tallest peak) and Fort William. Between May and September you will board the Jacobite Train, or "Hogwarts Express" in Fort William for the next section of your journey. Travel across the Glenfinnan Viaduct and enjoy stunning views as you make your way to the west coast town of Mallaig. In April and October, you will continue west from Fort William on board your bus, making a stop to view the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, and hopefully get a chance to see the steam train cross it. We will also be able to see Glenfinnan Monument - and the gorgeous scenery that surrounds it. Overnight stay in Skye

Day 3

You'll have the whole of the third day to explore Skye's mysteries and landscape. Here the mountains and beaches beckon, so lose yourself amongst the spectacular scenery of the Cuillin Mountains, the slanting hills of Quiraing, and the incredible Trotternish Peninsula.

Overnight stay in Skye

Day 4

Once you leave Skye the first stop is a visit to the stunningly beautiful Eilean Donan Castle. You’ll then continue your journey onwards to the fabled shores of Loch Ness. Here you have the option to visit Urquhart Castle and take a cruise on the loch (extra charge), before ending the day in the capital of the Highlands: Inverness. Stay overnight in Inverness.

Day 5

You’ll start your journey south and have the chance to visit the battlefield of Culloden (an optional extra), the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. Then you’ll pass the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and have time to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry, before arriving back in Edinburgh & Glasgow.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Meeting point

266 George Street, Glasgow G11QX

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children under 3 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Luggage restrictions: Maximum weight: 15kg, maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry on
  • You may be provided with a complimentary train ticket to return to Glasgow from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
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Brilliant experience, seen & learnt so much. Made especially memorable by our driver and tour guide, Jamie. The perfect mix of facts, fun, myths, legends, music, humour and incredible knowledge. So well organised. Such a lovely guy; Thank you, Jamie. Accommodation chosen was clean & comfortable, the only thing missing was a traditional Scottish breakfast. If you add this, it would be nigh on perfect! So enjoyable, would thoroughly recommend.

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September 10, 2022

This was a really good tour. Our driver/guide Jaimie was fantastic. He provided the group with lots of historical facts and plenty of humorous stories. The guest house accommodation that we were allocated were all top class, however at our first guest house we were only given a continental breakfast. I had expected that as part of the Scottish Highlands experience we would have received a full Scottish breakfast. Otherwise the tour was very enjoyable.

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August 7, 2022

The perfect way to see so much of Scotland in a few days.

Priced well, very organized, B and B's were all lovely and well appointed. Great mix of fellow tourists. We had Daniel as our guide...he somehow managed to "herd his sheep" and keep us on schedule...while entertaining us with fabulous historical facts and witty tidbits. He is also an excellent driver...the one lane roads and roller coaster bumps were handled with expertise. We would like to have had more time at Glencoe...otherwise the stops were well timed. Great trio...we will be recommending it to others. Daniel is a charming, easy going, organized guide...glad we met him!

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July 3, 2019

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