3 Day - Isle of Skye & The Jacobite Steam Train

3 DAYS

Trip Info


Adult
from$689
Concession
from$669

Prepare for a spectacular experience of the Highlands and the enchanting Isle of Skye. Be inspired by Scottish myths and legends as we drive from Inverness to Loch Ness and get the chance to ride on the world-famous Jacobite Steam Train. From romantic castles to cascading waterfalls and the famous Fairy Pools on Skye: every part of this journey uncovers a little more of Scotland’s unique heritage.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stunning Isle of Skye
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Fairy Pools
  • Loch Ness
  • Commando Memorial & Ben Nevis
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Highland Whisky distillery experience
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Clava Cairns

INCLUSIONS

  • Local Scottish Guide
  • 2 Nights B&B Accommodation
  • Ferry Crossing ‘Over the Sea’ from the Isle of Skye
  • Jacobite Steam Train 

Carbon Neutral Tour

As of January 1st 2022, this tour will be carbon neutral. To help protect Scotland's nature, wildlife and community, we have developed a five-point Climate Action Plan to reduce our carbon emissions and support the transition towards a low carbon future. You can find out more about our carbon neutral tours here.

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Itinerary


DAY 1: Inverness to Portree

We depart Inverness in the morning and begin our journey along the mysterious Loch Ness. Keep an eye out for the legendary monster ’Nessie’ as we stop at the ruins of Urquhart Castle with panoramic views of the loch. We head south through dramatic glens before visiting the historic Commando Memorial and view Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, from afar.

We drive to Fort William, where you will board the Jacobite Steam Train* for a scenic two-hour ride with spectacular views of the Highlands and Scotland’s scenic west coast. After experiencing what is said to be the greatest rail journey in the world, we disembark the train in Mallaig to relish fresh seafood for lunch.

We ferry across the sea to the Isle of Skye and travel through the marvellous Cuillin Mountains before arriving at our overnight destination in Portree.
(Overnight: Portree)

DAY 2: Isle of Skye

A day of tales, myths, and iconic scenery awaits! We begin our morning exploring the enchanting Fairy Pools, a series of natural waterfalls with crystal clear water on the River Brittle.  Hear stories of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape from the mainland as we drive to the thriving village of Dunvegan for lunch to indulge in local delights.

Hear more about the history of Scotland’s most magical isles before taking a fabulous walk through the Quiraing. Our journey continues to the cascading waterfall of the Kilt Rock and the breath-taking viewpoint of the Old Man of Storr before arriving back in Portree with free time to explore the colourful harbour and village.
(Overnight: Portree)

DAY 3: Portree to Inverness

We bid farewell to the Isle of Skye and head to the romantic Eilean Donan Castle, reputedly the most photographed castle in Scotland. We continue south-west and soak in the stunning scenery before stopping for lunch at the picturesque village of Beauly.

With our energy replenished, we visit a Highland whisky distillery to warm our bellies with Scotland’s favourite national drink and learn how ‘uisge beatha’ is made. Listen to the tales of the last battle fought on British soil as you explore the grounds of Culloden Battlefield, followed by a visit to the standing stones of Clava Cairns; made famous by the hit TV series Outlander. Crossing back into the capital of the Highlands we arrive in Inverness in the early evening.

EXPLORE MORE

Highland Whisky Distillery Experience

Discover at your leisure how 'uisge beatha' (the 'water of life') is made and to explore the history behind one of Scotland's most iconic exports. Local whisky experts are on hand to share their in-depth knowledge and suggest rare drams to sample. Whisky Dram Flights from £12 and Whisky Cocktails from £8.

World-famous Jacobite Steam Train 

The Jacobite departs Fort William in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britian’s highest mountain, before enjoying amazing views down Loch Sheil. We cross over 21 arches of the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct which featured in several Harry Potter movies as the ‘Hogwarts Express’. The Jacobite then passes through Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his Standard to begin his ill-fated claim to the throne in 1745. The train travels on the west coast where you can see the ‘Small Isles’ of Rum, Eigg, Muck and the stunning white beaches used in films such as Local Hero and Highlander and is an outstanding way to take in the beautiful scenery of the Scottish west coast before arriving in Mallaig. 

 

Tour Map

Select a date to book!


Mon
Tue
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Full

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Departure


Inverness Bus Station

Stance no. 6 

Margaret Street

Inverness

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Departure Time

Please check-in from 07.15 for 07.30 departure.  

Return Time

Tour returns approx 05.00pm.

Accommodation


3* BED & BREAKFAST (B&B) / GUEST HOUSE

You will experience modern Scottish comforts and the finest island hospitality; cosy rooms with modern ensuite bathrooms, home-cooked meals, local beers, and drams by the fire. Located a short walk from the main square and colourful harbour and includes a traditional Scottish cooked breakfast.  

ROOM TYPES

Twin Room
One room with two separate beds suitable for one adult in each bed.

Double Room
One room with one bed suitable for two adults.

Family 3
One room with two separate beds. One bed suitable for two adults and one bed suitable for one adult/child. 

Single
One room with one bed suitable for one adult.

ACCESSIBILITY & FACILITIES

For more information, see our Accessibility Statement.