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Skye and the Outer Hebrides 7 day tour from Edinburgh

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: begin the Journey

    Stop At: Loch Lomond, Stirling Scotland
    Enjoy a stroll by the "bonnie bonnie banks" at Luss
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Glen Coe, Scotland
    Learn the story of the massacre at Glen Coe and admire the majesty of this stunning area.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Ben Nevis, Fort William Scotland
    Pass by the UK's highest mountain peak.

    Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX Scotland
    see Scotland's most photographed castle
    Duration: 45 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight: Skye

    Day 2: The Misty Isle

    Pass By: Black Cuillin, Scotland
    Enjoy views of the craggy Cuillin Hills

    Stop At: The Old Man of Storr, Scotland
    This strange pinnacle is a must see on Skye
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Kilt Rock, Scotland
    Watch the waterfall tumbling over the cliff edge
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Portree Harbour, Off the Sound of Rassay, Portree Scotland
    Have time for lunch in this charming littte town
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight: Skye

    Day 3: Back to the mainland

    Pass By: Skye Bridge, Route A87, Kyle of Lochalsh Scotland
    Drive over the Skye Bridge to the mainland

    Stop At: Urquhart Castle, A82 Road, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ Scotland
    There will be time to enjoy scrambling over the ruined castle
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Loch Ness, Scotland
    Enjoy monster spotting on the water
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight: Inverness

    Day 4: All Aboard the ferry

    Stop At: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie KW10 6SF Scotland
    A visit the the home of teh Duke of Sutherland and perhaps a falconry display
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Ullapool VisitScotland iCentre, Argyle Street Between West Coast Deli and the Police Station, Ullapool IV26 2UB Scotland
    Arrive in Ullapool for the ferry to the Isle of Lewis

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight@ Stornoway

    Day 5: Isle of Lewis

    Stop At: Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, Scotland
    See the lighthouse at the windiest place in the UK
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Callanish Standing Stones, Scotland
    These stone are reputedly older than Stonehenge
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Harris Tweed and Knit Wear, Old Schoo,l Drinishader, HS3 3DX Scotland
    Visit a traditional Harris weaver at work
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight: Stornoway

    Day 6: White sandy beaches

    Pass By: Tarbert Harris VisitScotland iCentre, Harris Barbers Pier Road, HS3 3DG Scotland
    From the little town of Tarbert you can see the the Isle of Taransey, used for the BBC Castaway programme .

    Stop At: Luskentyre Beach Harris Scotland
    Possible one of the most beautiful beaches. If the weather is good you can enjoy a stroll on the stunning white sands
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight: Inverness

    Day 7: Back home

    Stop At: Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Culloden Moor IV2 5EU Scotland
    Wander through the battlefield where the last battle was fought on British soil.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Dalwhinnie Distillery A885 Highland Village, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AA Scotland
    Enjoy a tour and taste of Scotland's national drink. At busy time Dalwhinnie will be substituted for another distilelry
    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Highland Experience Tours, 1 Parliament Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    7 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 5x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Professional driver-guide
    • Transportation on a midi-coach with air-conditioning
    • Accommodation: 2 nights Skye, 1 night Fort Augustus, 2 nights Stornoway, 1 night Inverness
    • All ferry transfers
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
    • Entry/Admission - Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Butt of Lewis Lighthouse
    • Entry/Admission - Callanish Standing Stones
    • Entry/Admission - Harris Tweed and Knit Wear
    • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
    • Entry/Admission - Dalwhinnie Distillery
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 3 years
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Hotel option - 2 nights on Skye will be in Superior B&B
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Luggage Restrictions: Maximum weight: 15kg. Maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry on.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
    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.
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    • English
    The driver for our trip worked hard and was knowledgable, entertaining and a good driver. However he was completely let down by his accommodation and management team and by the dreadful minibus. I would NOT book another trip with this company even if they were the only option.
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    Response from ExperienceTeam, Manager at Skye and the Outer Hebrides 7 day tour from Edinburgh
    Responded 25 Sep 2019
    Hi Emma, I've messaged you directly to get some more information about your booking so we can investigate your comments. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind Regards, Clare
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Highland Experience Tours
    5,095 reviews
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    B line steven B is the best
    My trip was way back in May but I was telling some random stranger on the internet about this tour and I thought
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    This company alone (not counting other tour companies) filled seven buses of tourists and brought us all to the
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    Fergie was the best tour guide we could have had - a true blue Scot who knows his stuff! The history and stories
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    It was our first time in Scotland. We were so excited to go to the highlands. We notified the company that we will
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    Sarasota, Florida
    One of the most beautiful places on earth
    At least we think it is. Don’t miss this opportunity to relax in the comfort of a luxury coach and see some
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    Stockholm, Sweden
    Our tour guide Josh was great but the hall of the time the driver had a tour on spannish. As we booked the english
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    Wonderful Highlands.
    This tour was an amazing day out for myself and Husband. I had been on the trip with a friend in 2016. The coach
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    Mrs Sharron Botherway
    We absolutely loved our Highlands trip our guide Andrew was both informative and entertaining, he is a great
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    Scotland deserves to be seen!
    An unforgettable and magical day! This was by far the best part of our trip in Scotland. Our fantastic guide
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    Monrovia, California
    Great way to see the highlands with a limited time frame!
    We took the 12 hour Loch Ness, Glen Coe & Highlands tour. Check in is in their office located inside Cafe Nero
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    Coonamble, Australia
    amazing tour, highly recommend!!!
    This tour was such an amazing experience! Each day was filled with 10/10 destinations and our tour guide Steven
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    Thanks Andrew!
    Our guide Andrew was excellent and very knowledgeable. His story telling was top notch and doesn't have a heavy
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    Simply Stunning!
    Yes it’s December and cold, we encountered some tough weather conditions... but what’s better than experiencing
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    This day trip was worth it
    Stunning views! Must see! I was visiting Edinburgh for the week and this day trip covers a lot for a single day
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    London, United Kingdom
    Amazing views, great tour with Steven B
    We did a last minute booking for the Highlands Tour. Recommended if you only have a few days in Edinburgh and
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