Isle of Skye & The Highlands Tour (steam train double) Guided Tour

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Description

 Discover the history of Vikings and their ancient myths and legends with this all Scotland tour packed full of our most iconic sights and scenery. Discover the Highlands and the magical Isle of Skye, and have the chance to travel on the Jacobite Steam Train during summer season.   

What´s Included

  •  ·Local Scottish Guide 
  • · 3* B&B / Bed and Breakfast Accommodation  (Twin room)
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Dunvegan Castle
  •  Ferry crossing 'over the sea' from the Isle of Skye* 
  •  Dunkeld Cathedral  
  •  Audio Guides available  

What to bring

  • A passport or another form of photo ID. 
  • Travel insurance
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card.  
  • Comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket in case of light rain.
  • A minimum of 2 people is needed for this book this product.

Additional information

  • Adults / Students must be over 18 at the time of travel. 
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card. 
  • Bring passport / photo ID
  • The minimum age for a Highland Explorer Tour passenger is 5 years old.
  • Those who are 17 year old pay the adult price, but need to be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over. 
  • A twin room booking requires two people.  
  • Please arrive to check-in 15 minutes before departure
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark. 
  • Highland hotels and guesthouses do not have lifts/elevators. Guests should be able to walk up steps in order to access rooms.
  • Cancellations made 21 days or less to departure will incur a 100% fee.

Itinerary

DAY 1
Edinburgh to Portree
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Edinburgh to Portree

Leaving Edinburgh at 8.00am, we travel past the stunning views of the Forth Bridge and enter the Highlands through Perthshire, a land of forests, rivers and mountains. We visit the quaint village of Dunkeld with its historic cathedral sitting on the banks of the River Tay. It’s then further north into the Highlands before we enter the Great Glen. At Fort Augustus, there is time to explore the shores of Loch Ness and a chance to spot Nessie. The journey continues to the famous Isle of Skye but first, we take in spectacular Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most famous icons. Our home for the night is the Isle of Skye, the ‘winged isle’. (Overnight: Portree) 

DAY 2
Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye

We spend the day exploring the dramatic Isle of Skye with its amazing scenery, myths and legends. Hear tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape from the mainland against the backdrop of the jagged Cuillin Mountains. Highlights include the mysterious rock formation of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock with its cascading waterfall and Dunvegan's impressive castle*. (Overnight: Portree) 

DAY 3
Portree to Edinburgh
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Portree to Edinburgh

We have the chance to explore the castle and gardens of Clan Donald Skye before taking the ferry to the west coast fishing village of Mallaig. Here you can board the Jacobite Steam Train to Fort William, one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world. The train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct where a monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign now stands. We head south through the dramatic scenery of Glencoe, wild Rannoch Moor then the heart of Rob Roy country before arriving back in Edinburgh at approximately 8.30pm. 

*Summer itinerary, mid-April
to mid-October.