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The Essential Scotland 5-Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Spanning 5 days, this tour will take you deep into Scotland's history. Journey through North Western Highlands, Isle of Skye, see Eilean Donan Castle, enjoy a ride on Jacobite steam train and more!

Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 08:15

    Check in at Edinburgh Pick-up Point

  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

    Head west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Drop by the Inveraray at lunch time and then proceed to Kilmartin Glen to explore the history of Scotland.

  • Kilmartin Glen

    Learn about Scotland's rich history as you visit footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Next, discover the seaside town of Oban, home to Scotland’s best seafood.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 2
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Glen Coe

    Travel through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe. Admire the surrounding mountains, hills, and rock formations. This village is a scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan.

  • Ben Nevis and Jacobite Steam Train

    Drive past Ben Nevis known as Britain's tallest peak, then jump aboard the Jacobite Steam Train. It’s one of the world’s greatest train journeys and will take you over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films.

  • Isle of Skye

    Continue to the charming fishing port, Mallaig. Enjoy free time for dinner and then take a short ferry ride over the sea to the magical Isle of Skye.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 3
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Cuillin Mountains

    Spend the whole third day to explore Skye's scenic landscape. Delight yourself on the spectacular scenery of the Cuillin mountains. Marvel at Kilt Rock waterfall, The Old Man of Storr, the Trotternish Peninsula, and Dun Beag Broch including a visit to Portree.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 4
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Eilean Donan Castle

    Visit Scotland's stunningly beautiful Eilean Donan Castle. Then next stop is the Lochside village of Drumnadrocht for lunch, before having the option to cruise on the Loch and visit Urquhart Castle ruin.

  • Overnight stop in Fort Augustus

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 5
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Battlefield of Culloden

    Head south and have the chance to visit the battlefield of Culloden, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces.

  • Cairngorm Mountains

    Pass by the Cairngorm mountains and be able to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry before arriving back in Edinburgh.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

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Bed and Breakfast

Duration: 107 hour(s)
Available: Mon
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Ferry transfers / 1-way journey on the Jacobite Steam Train / Breakfast / Transportation fee / Accommodation fee / English-speaking guide/driver

Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 08:15

    Check in at Edinburgh Pick-up Point

  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

    Head west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Drop by the Inveraray at lunch time and then proceed to Kilmartin Glen to explore the history of Scotland.

  • Kilmartin Glen

    Learn about Scotland's rich history as you visit footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Next, discover the seaside town of Oban, home to Scotland’s best seafood.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 2
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Glen Coe

    Travel through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe. Admire the surrounding mountains, hills, and rock formations. This village is a scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan.

  • Ben Nevis and Jacobite Steam Train

    Drive past Ben Nevis known as Britain's tallest peak, then jump aboard the Jacobite Steam Train. It’s one of the world’s greatest train journeys and will take you over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films.

  • Isle of Skye

    Continue to the charming fishing port, Mallaig. Enjoy free time for dinner and then take a short ferry ride over the sea to the magical Isle of Skye.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 3
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Cuillin Mountains

    Spend the whole third day to explore Skye's scenic landscape. Delight yourself on the spectacular scenery of the Cuillin mountains. Marvel at Kilt Rock waterfall, The Old Man of Storr, the Trotternish Peninsula, and Dun Beag Broch including a visit to Portree.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 4
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Eilean Donan Castle

    Visit Scotland's stunningly beautiful Eilean Donan Castle. Then next stop is the Lochside village of Drumnadrocht for lunch, before having the option to cruise on the Loch and visit Urquhart Castle ruin.

  • Overnight stop in Fort Augustus

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 5
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Battlefield of Culloden

    Head south and have the chance to visit the battlefield of Culloden, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces.

  • Cairngorm Mountains

    Pass by the Cairngorm mountains and be able to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry before arriving back in Edinburgh.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

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Bed and Breakfast En-suite

Duration: 107 hour(s)
Available: Mon
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Ferry transfers / 1-way journey on the Jacobite Steam Train / Breakfast / Transportation fee / Accommodation fee / English-speaking guide/driver

Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 08:15

    Check in at Edinburgh Pick-up Point

  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

    Head west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Drop by the Inveraray at lunch time and then proceed to Kilmartin Glen to explore the history of Scotland.

  • Kilmartin Glen

    Learn about Scotland's rich history as you visit footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Next, discover the seaside town of Oban, home to Scotland’s best seafood.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 2
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Glen Coe

    Travel through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe. Admire the surrounding mountains, hills, and rock formations. This village is a scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan.

  • Ben Nevis and Jacobite Steam Train

    Drive past Ben Nevis known as Britain's tallest peak, then jump aboard the Jacobite Steam Train. It’s one of the world’s greatest train journeys and will take you over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films.

  • Isle of Skye

    Continue to the charming fishing port, Mallaig. Enjoy free time for dinner and then take a short ferry ride over the sea to the magical Isle of Skye.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 3
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Cuillin Mountains

    Spend the whole third day to explore Skye's scenic landscape. Delight yourself on the spectacular scenery of the Cuillin mountains. Marvel at Kilt Rock waterfall, The Old Man of Storr, the Trotternish Peninsula, and Dun Beag Broch including a visit to Portree.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 4
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Eilean Donan Castle

    Visit Scotland's stunningly beautiful Eilean Donan Castle. Then next stop is the Lochside village of Drumnadrocht for lunch, before having the option to cruise on the Loch and visit Urquhart Castle ruin.

  • Overnight stop in Fort Augustus

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 5
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Battlefield of Culloden

    Head south and have the chance to visit the battlefield of Culloden, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces.

  • Cairngorm Mountains

    Pass by the Cairngorm mountains and be able to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry before arriving back in Edinburgh.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Senior ( Age & over ) From Student ( Age & over ) From
Hotel

Duration: 107 hour(s)
Available: Mon
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Ferry transfers / 1-way journey on the Jacobite Steam Train / Breakfast / Transportation fee / Accommodation fee / English-speaking guide/driver

Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 08:15

    Check in at Edinburgh Pick-up Point

  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

    Head west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Drop by the Inveraray at lunch time and then proceed to Kilmartin Glen to explore the history of Scotland.

  • Kilmartin Glen

    Learn about Scotland's rich history as you visit footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Next, discover the seaside town of Oban, home to Scotland’s best seafood.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 2
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Glen Coe

    Travel through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe. Admire the surrounding mountains, hills, and rock formations. This village is a scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan.

  • Ben Nevis and Jacobite Steam Train

    Drive past Ben Nevis known as Britain's tallest peak, then jump aboard the Jacobite Steam Train. It’s one of the world’s greatest train journeys and will take you over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films.

  • Isle of Skye

    Continue to the charming fishing port, Mallaig. Enjoy free time for dinner and then take a short ferry ride over the sea to the magical Isle of Skye.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 3
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Cuillin Mountains

    Spend the whole third day to explore Skye's scenic landscape. Delight yourself on the spectacular scenery of the Cuillin mountains. Marvel at Kilt Rock waterfall, The Old Man of Storr, the Trotternish Peninsula, and Dun Beag Broch including a visit to Portree.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 4
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Eilean Donan Castle

    Visit Scotland's stunningly beautiful Eilean Donan Castle. Then next stop is the Lochside village of Drumnadrocht for lunch, before having the option to cruise on the Loch and visit Urquhart Castle ruin.

  • Overnight stop in Fort Augustus

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

  • Day 5
  • 08:30

    Start of Tour

  • Battlefield of Culloden

    Head south and have the chance to visit the battlefield of Culloden, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces.

  • Cairngorm Mountains

    Pass by the Cairngorm mountains and be able to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry before arriving back in Edinburgh.

  • 19:00

    End of Tour

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  • (For Check-In) Edinburgh Pick Up Point (No. 1 Parliament Square High Street (Royal Mile) Edinburgh EH1 1RE) Time: 08:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Edinburgh Pick Up Point (No. 1 Parliament Square High Street (Royal Mile) Edinburgh EH1 1RE) Time: 19:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Edinburgh Pick Up Point (No. 1 Parliament Square High Street (Royal Mile) Edinburgh EH1 1RE) Time: 08:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Edinburgh Pick Up Point (No. 1 Parliament Square High Street (Royal Mile) Edinburgh EH1 1RE) Time: 19:00:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
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  • Due to the size and type of vehicles used, luggage is restricted to one small/medium size bag.

  • Students must bring a valid school ID.

Additional Note(s)
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  • Smoking is not permitted on any of the tour vehicles.

  • Departures 26th Mar – 7th May & 3rd Sep – 15th Oct do not include the Jacobite Steam Train. Alternatively, the Loch Ness cruise and visit to Urquhart Castle will be included.

  • Optional extras are subject to availability.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 2.

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  • Any cancellations made within 5 business days of your activity (after 08:30:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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