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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh, Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride - with unbiased reviews

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

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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.
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12 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh to Portree
Day 2
Isle of Skye
Day 3
Portree to Edinburgh
  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star B&B or hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Steam Train from Mallaig to Fort William
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transport by air-conditioned midi-coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Jacobite Train
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
About the operator
By: Highland Explorer Tours
Anne-Lise B
A cheerful taste of Scotland
Went on the one-day Loch Ness tour from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus. My first steps in the Highlands, and it was
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Sherly S
Parnu, Estonia
Beautiful nature
Defnently can sujest, it is beautiful natuure mazing how it can täke Your mind away from all everyday mind, it is
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Very fun tour
It was really interesting and fun. Charlie was a really good guide telling us lots of different facts about
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Petra M
Bus tour
Unfortunately the weather was pretty bad, so Stevie P. the driver had to find some alternatives. Fortunately for
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Emma H
Melbourne, Australia
A Helly-Aa of a time
Perhaps it's the 'Shetlag' speaking, or maybe I'm just sleep deprived after festival celebrations, but as I start
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J K Devon
Negombo, Sri Lanka
A truly amazing and unforgettable tour experience !
This was our first time visiting Scotland and we were searching for a one day tour and then we found out an info
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Chuck W
Salisbury, Maryland
Gillian is Awesome
Toured Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle, Kelpies, National Wallace Monument with a group of American college students
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Oakland, California
Wonderful tour with Kirsty
Highly recommend the Isle of Skye and Highland Tour with Kirsty! This is the way to see the highlands, listening
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Angelique V
Gillian, our guide was fantastic. Amazing experience with beautiful scenery and fun, Scottish music and stories
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Christine B
Highlands Tour
This was a great way to see a lot of Scotland in just a few days. The accommodation was good, and our tour guide
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Key Details
  • Dunkeld Cathedral, Fort Augustus Abbey, and 9 more
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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