Edinburgh 5-Day Tour of Loch Ness, Isle of Skye & Highlands
From £239 per personBook now
- Enjoy an unforgettable adventure tour with a legendary local guide- renowned as the best in the business
- Indulge in a free taste of local whisky
- Visit the mysterious Loch Ness and search for its world-famous monster
- Marvel at the Isle of Skye's jaw-dropping landscape, from the Cuillin Mountains to Kilt Rock
- Visit the imposing Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most famous in the world
- Take part in a traditional Gaelic dance
- Learn all about the real Braveheart and other local heroes
Learn about the history of Glencoe and visit a local whisky distillery before making your way to the stunning Isle of Skye. Visit ruined castles, immerse yourself in Celtic myths, and hear tales abound with fairies and fights as you hike through the beautiful landscape before you go monster hunting at the famous Loch Ness.
Then take a drive throughout the north west Highlands, and discover the remnants of the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest. Go past the mountains of Cairngorms National Park, and visit Dunkeld before heading back to Edinburgh.
Day 1: Edinburgh to Oban
Head north from Edinburgh and take in the views of Stirling Castle and the Wallace monument as you hear fantastic tales of the real Braveheart. Enter Rob Roy country, and witness the landscape changes from Lowlands to Highlands before passing along Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle. Spend the night at Oban and take part in traditional dancing at a ceilidh(traditional Gaelic social gathering).
Day 2: Oban to Isle of Skye
Stop at beautiful but eerie Glencoe, setting of the infamous 1692 massacre, before heading to the Glenfinnan monument. Visit a local whisky distillery in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, and make your way to the west coast to visit the magnificent Eilean Donan Castle perched on the shoreline and overlooking the sea. Cross the bridge and arrive in the Isle of Skye.
Day 3: Isle of Skye
Explore the 'Isle of Mist'', home to the legendary McLeod and MacDonald clans, with its ruined castles and awesome scenery. Hear tales abound with fairies and fights as you explore the windswept landscape and brooding Red and Black Cuillin Mountain ranges. Hike through the stunning environment before heading to Fort Augustus on the shore of Loch Ness.
Day 4: Loch Ness and the Highlands
Drive through the north west Highlands, and walk through the amazing landscapes with a local guide. Discover the remnants of the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest, see the ruins of Urquhart Castle, and enjoy the rest of the evening with a party at Fort Augustus.
Day 5: Loch Ness to Edinburgh
Hear the tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the tragedy of his defeat on the eerie moor of lonely Culloden Battlefield, the last major battle in Britain. Go past the mountains of the Caringorms National Park and through Perthshire. Take in the beauty of Dunkeld, its mighty cathedral, and pass the famous Forth Bridge before arriving back in Edinburgh.
- Dorm-bed reservations in our fantastic hostels
- Dram' of Highland whisky
- Accommodation costs
- Entrance fees
We're not far from where the North Bridge intersects with the Royal Mile (the name of the succession of streets that run from the Castle downhill to Holyrood Palace). The 'Bank Hotel' is the easiest building to identify at this junction. Head down the hill, past the Radisson Blue Hotel on your right, and we're the blue building on the corner of Blackfriars Street. You can't miss us! (Open in Google Maps)
Terms and conditions of bookings and cancellation are available on our website, but please remember that there are no refunds for cancellation within 14 days of the departure date.
We are able to make date changes for a small fee, so please let us know as soon as possible if you need to change your departure details.
Product ID: 27666