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 the chance to travel one of the great train journeys of the world on the Jacobite Steam Train.
- Jacobite Steam Train*
- Stunning Isle of Skye
- Loch Ness
- Eilean Donan Castle
- Clan Donald Skye*
- Dunkeld Cathedral
- Dunvegan Castle*
- Local Scottish Guide
- 3* B&B / Highland Hotel Accom. (excl.'Tour Only' option)
- Ferry crossing ‘over the sea’ from Skye*
Audio Guides available
- World-famous Jacobite Steam Train*
- Dunvegan Castle*
(* Available Summer route, mid-May to mid-October)
3* Bed & Breakfast (B&B) / Guest House
In most cases you are staying with a family who let out rooms in their home to visitors. B&Bs are renowned for being warm and friendly and many people feel that they offer a more authentic way to experience Scotland. These are generally located within one mile of the centre of town, although during peak season, this distance may be slightly further. Most offer a traditional Scottish cooked breakfast.
3* Highland Hotel
Highland Hotels are smaller than typical Hotels ensuring a cosy and hospitable welcome. Facilities are more limited when compared with most Hotels situated in large cities, however, you can be assured of a comfortable stay within close proximity to the centre of town. They are usually family run and have their own individual style and character. They serve traditional Scottish breakfast and often offer a dinner option too.
Accessibility and Facilities
For more information, see our Accessibility Statement.
'Tour Only' Option
Where available, if you select our 'Tour Only' option, you will be responsible for booking your own accommodation whilst on tour. We will drop you off and pick you up from the locations listed below and it will be your responsibility to get to and from the drop off / pick up.
We request that you inform us of your choosen accommodation prior to departure.
Portree Pick Up / Drop Off Point
Main Square, Portree
DAY ONE: Edinburgh to Portree
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 get to view 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 TWO: 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 mysterious rock formation of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock with its cascading waterfall and Dunvegan with its historic castle. (Overnight: Portree)
DAY THREE: Portree to Edinburgh
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 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 approximately 20.00pm.
We head south via the Skye Bridge and the stunningly photogenic Eilean Donan Castle. Then it's past the Commando Memeorial with views to Ben Nevis, Brtain'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 approximately 17.30.
(Summer route mid-May to mid-October)
The Royal Mile
60 High Street
Tour starts 09.00am