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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride provided by Highland Explorer Tours

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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
A DIY tour of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye may leave you focused on the planning and driving rather than the sights. This 3-day tour from Edinburgh lets you concentrate on the scenery as you cross the Highlands to Skye. Visit Loch Ness, tour Skye, ride the steam train that doubled as “Hogwarts Express,” and more, all with guided commentary, transport, and B&B or hotel accommodations included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Hassle-free 3-day Scottish Highlands and Skye round-trip tour from Edinburgh
Tour the Highlands and Skye by midi-coach with no driving or planning worries
Experience Loch Ness, Skye, Glencoe, and “Hogwarts Express” steam train
Choice of B&B or hotel accommodations, with breakfasts and transport included
What to expect
Take a trip through the stunning Scottish Highlands and to the Isle of Skye on this 3-day coach tour from Edinburgh. Traveling by comfortable midi-coach, journey through magnificent Highland scenery and stop en route to take in Loch Ness and explore Eilean Donan Castle. Then, venture to the romantic island of Skye to stay for two nights. Admire its craggy Cuillin Mountains, Trotternish Ridge, and charming capital of Portree and then, on Day Three, take the ferry to Mallaig to ride the Jacobite steam train that served as “Hogwarts Express” in the Harry Potter movies to Fort William, before finishing in Edinburgh. Your tour includes two nights at a guesthouse or 3-star hotel (your choice on booking), plus transport, two breakfasts, the train ride, and Dunvegan Castle admission. All other meals and activities are at your own expense.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5211SKYE3D
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
2 nights accommodation in 3-star B&B or hotels • Breakfast • Breakfast • Steam Train from Mallaig to Fort William • Breakfast daily • Transport by air-conditioned midi-coach • Professional guide • Entry/Admission - Fort William
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle • Entry/Admission - Dunvegan Castle & Gardens • Entry/Admission - Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles
Duration
3 days
Departure details
Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
Inclusions
2 nights accommodation in 3-star B&B or hotels • Breakfast • Breakfast • Steam Train from Mallaig to Fort William • Breakfast daily • Transport by air-conditioned midi-coach • Professional guide • Entry/Admission - Fort William
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle • Entry/Admission - Dunvegan Castle & Gardens • Entry/Admission - Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles
Departure details
Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
Duration
3 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Please select room type when booking.
Minimum age is 5 years, we are unable to accommodate children under this age
Each traveler 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
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
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
12 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh to Portree
Day 2
Isle of Skye
Day 3
Portree to Edinburgh
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Wayne C
1 contribution
Pretty good trip
Jul 2021 • Solo
Well planned scheduled. It is a long trip from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye, we have several places to take a break and take pictures. The driver explained the background of every attraction well. Although ascent is a little bit heavy, I roughly understand what he is talking.
Written 23 July 2021
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review us here at Highland Explorer Tours and i'm pleased to hear you were happy with the schedule! Kind regards, Victoria
Written 24 July 2021
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Nada M
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A trip not to be missed! 😍😍
Jul 2021 • Couples
It was really a great trip full of fun tales from Scottish history and one-of-a-kind natural scenery. Our guide Haggis rich, with his great sense of humour, kept us super entertained and excited to explore the highlands. Covid-19 restrictions were throughly followed and my partner and I felt super safe, while still enjoying our vacation.
Written 23 July 2021
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Thanks for the great feedback! We're really glad you enjoyed your day and I'm happy to hear both you and your partner felt safe with our covid precautions! Best wishes, Victoria
Written 24 July 2021
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Abdelrahman G
1 contribution
Scottish Grace 😍
Jul 2021 • Friends
Lovely 😍
Haggis rich is the best tour guide ever, very thrilling history with accommodating sense 🥳
Written 23 July 2021
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Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm pleased you loved Rich's knowledge and storytelling! Victoria
Written 24 July 2021
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Vidyarani H
1 contribution
Amazing trip
Jul 2021 • Couples
Charlie ,You are the best guide ever!
It was absolutely fabulous trip.
Really appreciate your enthusiasm and energy.It was really amazing and wonderful to listen to fascinating stories about kingdom, culture and history of Scotland.

You're liveliness , Knowledge , story telling and Sense of humour was Fantastic!!

Many thanks to you for making this trip unforgettable. I would highly recommend Charlie for Sure.

5 Star to Ginger Charlie🙌

We will see you soon again
Written 8 July 2021
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Hi there! Thanks for leaving a review. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your tour and Charlie's knowledge, story telling and humour! See you again soon. Kind regards, Victoria
Written 9 July 2021
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Harish T
3 contributions
Mesmerising Isle of Skye
Jul 2021 • Couples
Big man Charlie, You are absolutely funtastic, aye, You’s energy throughout the tour was amazing, perfect.
Story telling, description of the places, humor apt.
You really gave a good glance of Scottish culture. The point in explanation of each spot is mind blogging.
You kept your promise of sneak peaking hairy cooowe (cow) 😄.
I would highly recommend Charlie for any Scottish your. 5 star Big man . 👌👌👌

You really made our journey memorable.
Written 8 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello, thank you for taking time to write us a review! I'm glad you enjoyed Charlie's humour and storytelling. Best wishes and hope to see you again soon! Victoria
Written 8 July 2021
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Saffia M
1 contribution
Brilliant!
Jul 2021 • Friends
Went for a 3 day tour with the highland explorer tours and had a fabbb time!! Everything was so well planned, from each and every stop to the comfort of the bus, the accommodation etc. Our tour guide Stevie made the experience even better- he knew all the best spots, the history behind them, kept us entertained throughout and went out of his way to keep us happy (he learned my husband liked carrot cake and got it for him the next morning). Would definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a few days away from the city life and don’t have time to plan or don’t want any headache of driving etc. Very good value for money and a good 3 days spent!
Written 7 July 2021
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Hi there! It's great to hear you felt the trip was well planned and you had a great time. Stevie really is wonderful! Victoria
Written 8 July 2021
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Barbara P
1 contribution
Sit back and enjoy the experience
Jul 2021 • Friends
The knowledge our driver/guide informed us about Scotland. Charlie was the perfect host, making sure everyone was made to feel special
Written 6 July 2021
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Hello, thanks for taking time to leave a review. I'm pleased you enjoyed it. Victoria
Written 8 July 2021
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Tara T
3 contributions
12/10 would book again
Jul 2021
Our tour with Charlie Hume was filled with fun cultural facts, interesting history, fascinating folklore, and incredible scenery. Charlie's passion for Scotland shined through in the way he guided us around the Isle of Skye and the Highlands. Charlie's humour was next level and made the whole experience that much more enjoyable. Also, his recommendations did not let us down. The Skye Inn, where we stayed on the tour was clean, ideally located, and super cosy.
Written 6 July 2021
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Hi there, thank you for writing a review! I'm pleased you enjoyed your tour and also the Skye Inn! Victoria
Written 8 July 2021
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Luke T
Luang Prabang, Laos5 contributions
Fantastic tour guide and the best way to see the Isle of Skye and Scotland.
We had a fantastic tour with Charlie. This was definitely the best way of Travelling around the Isle Skye. Charlie was very knowledgeable and humorous, he really made our whole trip!
Written 6 July 2021
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Thank you for taking time to write a review! It's great you had a good time and enjoyed Charlie's humour!
Written 8 July 2021
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Savanna H
1 contribution
Great Experience
Jul 2021 • Family
My mother and I absolutely loved this Highland Adventure. The Isle of Skye (along with Scotland in general) is absolutely breathtaking. You can't get a bad picture. Our tour guide, Charlie, went above and beyond to give us a great experience. He is truly knowledgeable on Scottish history (and breweries). He is very kind and wants to make sure that everyone gets something out of the trip. He even took us to a place to feed a "hairy coo". I would definitely recommend this trip for anyone visiting.
Written 6 July 2021
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Hi there! It's great to hear you had a wonderful time and managed to snap lots of great pictures! I'm glad you got to meet Honey and Hamish, they truly are amazing. Best wishes, Victoria
Written 8 July 2021
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TrevorL504
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A great way to explore some of the best sites in Scotland
We had a great driver/guide in Steve who was well informed and passionate about his Scottish heritage. The tour too
originalmabroon
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Thoroughly enjoyable 6 day tour led by Caitlin, a great driver and guide, who was enthusiastic, helpful and extreme
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Awesome experience & great guide.
We had an amazing time today. Our guide, Callum, was very passionated about Scottish history and told us many stori
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
We absolutely enjoyed our 3 day trip with Highland explorers. Our tour guide Steve ensured we really had a great ti
JBurnsy153
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A must try
Fantastic day out, very informative and new. Callum was very entertaining and he knew his facts about Scottish his
mastephenss
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Harry Potter Highland Tour
Awesome experience. Our tour guide Calum was excellent and made the trip even more enjoyable. Follow his food advic
natashao866
natashao866
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Absolutely magical!
We had the best time today on the trip. Callum was extremely knowledgable and was really friendly. The tour stop o
roshinik2021
roshinik2021
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Hogwarts Express
We went on a day tour with Calam, our tour guide . He was wonderful, funny and insightful. He had a lot of stories
Niravbpatel
Niravbpatel
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Great tour!
It was a fantastic tour. We had Dougie as our tour guide and he was great! I would really recommend this tour.
Shellybw
Shellybw
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Great day out, lots of lovely sites to see.
Really great day out, Andy was our driver & guide. Andy shared all his knowledge about the areas that we visited an
bbugle2016
bbugle2016
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Wonderful tour, wonderful Scotland, wonderful guide
What a fantastic taste of Scotland we had last week with Charlie who must be Scotlands best ambassador and the Scot
sharonsV7344JS
sharonsV7344JS
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Fantastic day with Scot!
We had a fantastic day with Scot (not Scott- because why fuss with the extra "T" HA!) on this bus tour. His knowle
Travelmanvanilla
Travelmanvanilla
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Excellent day tour of highlands with Calum
Calum was very friendly, approachable and had a wonderful vibe about him as he explained the history and culture of
harleylaina
harleylaina
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Glad that I did it
It was a good tour and saw some beautiful scenes, I would have loved a hike or something included but I only did 3
AndreRamanankilana
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Lock Ness Explorer
Very much enjoyed our day out and about in the company of Calum our guide. His stories were very interesting and we
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