Glenfinnan Viaduct | Scotland | United Kingdom
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Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye - 4 days map

Uncover the best of the Scottish Highlands and the largest island of the Inner Hebrides on this 4-day group tour from Edinburgh. See the Glenfinnan Viaduct (of Harry Potter fame), visit Glencoe and admire The Kelpies sculpture. On the Isle of Skye, let your guide choose the best available activities and hiking routes to get the most from your visit to this beautiful island. Take in the historic Eilean Donan Castle, Ben Nevis and Dunkeld on your return journey to Edinburgh.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Glenfinnan Viaduct - See this iconic stretch of railway, which starred in the 'Harry Potter' film series
Eilean Donan Castle - Admire this historic 13th Century castle, located on an island where three lochs meet
Isle of Skye - Take in the best of this dramatic Hebridean island, with a curated itinerary to best suit the weather and any seasonal events
Ben Nevis - Catch a glimpse of Great Britain's highest peak as you travel through some of the country's finest highland scenery

Included

3 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide
All necessary ferry journeys between Scottish Islands and the mainland
14kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details
3 nights simple guesthouse
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Rannoch Moor, Glencoe & Fort William

Edinburgh - Glencoe - Fort William. As we head out of Edinburgh, we travel north west, stopping to admire The Kelpies. These 30-metre high sculptures depict horse heads, and opened to the public in 2013. We make a lunch stop before continuing our drive, passing by lochs, rivers and lush forests. We cross eerily beautiful Rannoch Moor, stopping for photos at the most scenic spots. Reaching Glencoe, we have time to admire the mountain vistas and learn about the 1692 Glencoe Massacre. Around 30 members of Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were slaughtered here for failing to pledge allegiance to King William III and Mary II.

Skirting the edge of Loch Linnhe, we reach our accommodation in Fort William, a highland town on the shore of the loch.

Please note: Check-in closes at 09:15 on day 1 (tour departs at 09:30) - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.
Overnight: Fort William

Day 2

Harry Potter & Isle of Skye

Fort William - Skye. We're in for a treat today, as we see the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct. This is one of the world's most famous stretches of railway, having starred in the 'Harry Potter' series as the route taken by the Hogwarts Express en route to the magical school. We also see a famous monument commemorating the Jacobites who died fighting for their cause.

Reaching Mallaig, we take the ferry to the Isle of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides (please note that during the winter months (October till the end of March) we take a scenic route through Kyle of Lochalsh and drive over the Skye Bridge instead of the ferry).

Our afternoon is spent exploring the dramatic Sleat Peninsula. Marvel at the cascading waterfalls of Glenbrittle and the scenic Cuillin Mountains before we reach our overnight base in the Lochalsh area.
Overnight: Skye  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Exploring the Isle of Skye

Today we will be exploring the remote Isle of Skye, but there is no fixed itinerary for the day. The weather can be unpredictable, so your guide will choose the best highlights to show you in accordance with the conditions and any events that may be happening on the island during your visit. We are likely to be hiking, in order to enjoy the dramatic scenery of the island. Options include The Quiraing hill walk and the Old Man of Storr Walk, probably the most famous trail on the island. We can also see the Neist Point Lighthouse. Spend the day taking photos, sampling the view and enjoying everything this pristine environment has to offer. In the late afternoon, we return to our accommodation.
Overnight: Skye  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Return to Edinburgh

Skye - Dunkeld - Edinburgh. We depart the Isle of Skye today and enjoy a visit to see Eilean Donan Castle, a 13th century fortress, located on an island. We then journey south through Glen Shiel and past Loch Cluanie, enjoying views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

Passing through the dramatic Monadhliath Mountains, we stop in the historic town of Dunkeld where there is free time for you to see the ruins of the old cathedral. We then travel over the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh, where our tour comes to an end.

Please note: This tour ends at 18:30 - Edinburgh Bus Station Drop Off, Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

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At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Edinburgh
Ends
Edinburgh
Departs
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouses
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 3
Countries
Minimum Age
5 years, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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