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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

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    Day One: Leaving Edinburgh, past stunning views of the Forth Bridge, we 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 the views of 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: 3-star hotel or B&B in Portree)
    Day Two: 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. (Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Portree)
    Day Three: We head south via the Skye Bridge and through the stunning glens, we pass the Commando Memorial with views to Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Eerie Glencoe and the wilds of Rannoch Moor await before arriving in Rob Roy country to hear about the rogue turned hero. Crossing back into the lowlands arriving in Edinburgh in the early evening.
    *In the winter, this tour returns to Edinburgh at around 5.30pm. In summer, this changes to an 8pm return.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We are very lucky to have Caroline, the young energetic and knowledgeable driver guide who is very enthusiastic and passionate to share the rich culture and interesting history about her country Scotland through story telling. The trip is so spectacular, authentic and attentive to every...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My parents and I had the pleasure of touring the Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands with Highland Explorer Tours (NB not to be mistaken with'Highland Experience'). We had the best time thanks to the stunning landscapes, ancient castles, an eclectic group of fellow travellers...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Highland Explor... T, Reservations Assistant at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for your 5-star review! It is wonderful to hear that you all enjoyed your tour with Scot and your dad had a birthday surprise! We hope to see you back in Scotland again soon. Kind Regards, Emma

    Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

    If you are thinking of how to plan your first trip to Scotland, here is an experience that I would like to share, which might help you in the planning process. This is my first trip to scotland. I am writing this review from Edinburgh....More

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    Highland Explor... T, Reservations Assistant at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

    Thanks for your very in depth review! I am sure potential travelers will really appreciate you giving a summary of your tour. It is wonderful to hear you had such a good time with Caroline and found our bus to be comfortable. Hopefully we see...More

    Reviewed June 17, 2019

    A huge shoutout to Duncan and Kylie! I just finished my 3 day tour up to the Isle of Skye with them and it was fabulous! These two were knowledgeable, friendly and made everything run smoothly. Best tour ever ! A trip highlight for sure....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Sarah M
    Highland Explor... T, Reservations Assistant at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

    Hi Sarah! Thanks for your 5-star review. We would love to see you back on an Outer Hebrides trip! It is brilliant you felt our tour was smooth and friendly. Kind Regards, Emma

    Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

    My husband and I went on a 3 day tour to Isle of Skye with Steve P and he was such a great tour guide, extremely knowledgeable, friendly and fun!! He knew so much about everywhere we went and was very passionate about his job...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Highland Explor... T, Reservations Assistant at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

    Thanks for your 5-star review from your tour with Stevie P! It is great you had such a wonderful time travelling with him, I am sure he will appreciate your feedback. Regards, Emma - Highland Explorer Tours

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