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Isle of Skye & The Highlands

Monday & Wednesday (May to September)

Friday (June to September)

Saturday (April to October)


Discover the Highlands and the magical Isle of Skye with its outstanding natural beauty, Viking history, and ancient myths and legends. This is a journey packed with many of Scotland's most iconic sights and scenery, as well as one of the great train journeys of the world on the Jacobite Steam Train.


  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Ferry across the sea from Skye
  • Clan Donald Skye
  • Loch Ness
  • Glencoe
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Dunkeld Cathedral


  • Expert Scottish Guide
  • 2 nights' accommodation in a 3* B&B or hotel* More information on accommodation here
  • 2 full Scottish breakfasts
  • Trip on the world famous Jacobite Steam Train**
  • Ferry 'over the sea' from the Isle of Skye
  • Dunkeld Cathedral
  • Souvenir map

*B&B prices from $485; Hotel prices from $585

**Please note, the following departures do NOT include the Jacobite Steam Train and will cost $50 less:

Saturdays - 5 April to 10 May and 25 October to 1 November.
Fridays - 23 May, 6 June & 26 September


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 a stop at Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most famous icons. Our home for the night is the Isle of Skye, the ‘winged isle’. (Overnight: 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 against the backdrop of the jagged Cuillin Mountains. Highlights include the Quiraing with its spectacular cliffs, the mysterious rock formation of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock with its cascading waterfall and ancient Dunvegan Castle. (Overnight: Isle of Skye)


We explore the Castle and Gardens of Clan Donald Skye, before taking the ferry to the west coast fishing village of Mallaig. Here you have the opportunity to board the Jacobite Steam Train to Fort William, one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world (13 May to 12 October) or travel by coach along the spectacular coast. You’ll view 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.

Highland Explorer Tours Office

60 High Street (The Royal Mile)

Departure Time

Please check in at 08.45 for tour departure at 09.00.

Return Time

Tour returns at 20.30.