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5-Day Best of Scotland Experience from Edinburgh provided by Highland Experience Tours

5-Day Best of Scotland Experience from Edinburgh

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Skip the stress of planning and fully relax on your visit to Scotland with this convenient 5-day tour of the country’s highlights. In addition to navigating, your guide provides historical background and local tales about each stop on the itinerary, including Oban, Glencoe, the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and the seasonal Jacobite steam train. No need to worry about logistics: Overnight accommodations, breakfast, and transport are included.
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17 stops
Day 1
On the road
Day 2
Steam Trains and ferries
Day 3
The Misty Isle of Skye
Day 4
Back to the mainland
Day 5
End of the trip
  • Go with a guide who can navigate and tell local stories
  • Free time to explore certain locations at your own pace
  • Four nights of accommodation and breakfast included
  • Small group size ensures a personalized experience
Important Information
Departure Point
Caffè Nero, 1 Parliament Square, 192 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-bus (up to 32 seats)
  • Hotel option will consist of 1 night Oban Hotel/ 2 nights Skye superior Bed and Breakfast/ 1 night Fort Augustus Hotel
  • Jacobite Train (on certain dates only) 2021 dates not confirmed
  • Entry/Admission - Jacobite Steam Train Photopoint
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off at the beginning and end of the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Kilmartin Glen
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
  • Entry/Admission - Dalwhinnie Distillery
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Luggage restriction: 1 suitcase 55x40x20cm - 15 kg & 1 backpack/handbag per person
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 3 years old
  • 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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candyandjoe wrote a review May 2020
10 contributions2 helpful votes
Our driver, John was a most pleasant fellow, and seemed to be very sorry for the several deficiencies throughout this tour. There was NO wifi available. The speaker system did not work at any time during our trip, therefore the only commentary about what we were seeing was
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Date of experience: September 2019
2 Helpful votes
Lisa C wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
The whole trip was amazing. So much more than I expected. Our guide Moray Walker was very entertaining and full of knowledge about each area we visited. Bus was great. Accommodation was super. Our group was excellent. Met new friends. I would do it again. Lisa Coupar
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Date of experience: October 2019
Katie wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour was amazing! It was fast paced, but never rushed. They had good accommodations, and always time to explore the town we were in. John did a fabulous job making sure we had the best time, looking ahead for reservations at busy stops, double checking every boat to make
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Date of experience: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
Yulia Y wrote a review Oct 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia19 contributions2 helpful votes
Very pleased with the tour. Graham, the driver/ guide was very attentive, informative and funny at the same time. Since it was a small group, timing was also flexible. Not feeling being rushed from one point to the other. We were blessed with the sun throughout the trip, which
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Date of experience: October 2019
weeniedog2000 wrote a review Oct 2019
Tinley Park, Illinois163 contributions51 helpful votes
I arranged the 5 day Best of Scotland Experience tour for myself and three friends from Arizona. We all had a terrific time, thanks to (primarily) good weather and our tour guide/drive John McCullough. We covered 800 miles in 5 days, and saw and did as much as we/he could
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Date of experience: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
About the operator

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By: Highland Experience Tours
Tour guide
Hi was a great trip but the tour guild Michael made it for us all , a great guy and full of knowledge from the star
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Scotland Adventure
Its our first time in Scotland, we stayed in the old town of Edinburgh. On our second day, we went to Highland, the
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Claudia S
It was a really good experience. Landscapes astonishing. The best thing of the tour was absolutely our guide , Merc
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Don’t Miss Out
This was a fantastic day trip right from the pickup at 8am just a 3 minute walk from our hotel to our return back t
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Emma N
Beautiful surroundings and interesting stories!
Amazing tour. We had Michael as our guide who was so engaging and knowledgeable and very friendly! I visited with m
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Loved it!
This was the first time I have seen the highlands and I really enjoyed it! Our driver/guide Michael was so lovely a
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Awesome Experience
This was my first tour of this kind and I absolutely loved it! I really enjoyed how organised it was. Our driver (R
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Extremely enjoyable
The highlands were extremely beautiful and the tour made the trip many times more worth the visit. The tour guide w
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Highly recommended.
This year we decided to do something different on our holiday. We switched the Spanish beaches for the beautiful Sc
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Was a wonderful trip. Michael provided commentary and mixed in music based off of the location to make it a fun tri
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Excellent day trip
I did this tour provided by Grayline. Loved it !! This 12 hr day trip made my visit to Edinburgh even more memora
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Robert M
Hidden Gem
I'd heard about this place so often and when I finally got there was absolutely amazed at the stonework outside but
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Great experience!
I took the trip with a friend in July 2019. I loved the experience! Our guide John made the trip interesting and fi
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Great time on tour!
I've been on 3 different tours with this company and would highly recommend traveling with them if you want to see
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Fantastic day in the Scottish Highlands
Our guide John S was great, kept everyone smiling and was very informative with his story telling. This was the hig
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Key Details
  • Loch Lomond, Inveraray Castle, and 14 more
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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