Skye, Orkney and the Highlands - 8 day tour

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Tour Summary

Skye, Orkney and the Highlands
8 day/ 7 night tour

This comprehensive tour of Scotland's Highlands and Islands is the perfect balance of discovery, travel and hospitality. A relaxed two night stay on both Skye and Orkney provides the perfect opportunity for in-depth sightseeing of these legendary isles. Back on the mainland there is much to enjoy including Loch Ness, ancient Kilmartin Glen and even, on some departures, a journey on the Jacobite Steam Train, the real Hogwarts Express! 

Price range: £ 990 £1,345

Oban - enjoy an overnight stay in this bustling fishing port known as Scotland’s seafood Capital

Isle of Skye - explore the majestic scenery of this famed island including the stunning Cuillin Hills and the lunar landscape of Trotternish

North Coast 500 - experience amazing seascapes as you travel along Scotland’s Route 66

Orkney Islands - visit iconic pre-historic sites including Skara Brae, Maeshowe and the mysterious Ring of Brodgar

Culloden Moor - discover the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite rebellion  

Movie locations - Harry Potter, Stardust and Made of Honour

Guest house accommodation included - hotel upgrade option available

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Full Tour Itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions

Inclusions

Accommodation
  • 7 nights guest house or hotel accommodation
  • Location: Oban (1); Isle of Skye (2); Fort Augustus (1); Kirkwall, Orkney Islands (2) and Inverness (1)
Meals
  • Scottish/Continental breakfast (7)
Visits, Admissions and Experiences
  • One way Jacobite Steam Train trip on the West Highland Railway Line (18 May to 24 August departures only)
  • Admission to Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Cruise (all other departure dates)
Tour Essentials
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
  • Live commentary in English
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes

Exclusions

  • Admission charges
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide

Departure information

From 1 Parliament Square
Royal Mile/High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1RE

Check-in: 08:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 19:00 hrs

Child details

Concession discount applies to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive.

We’re really sorry but children aged under 3 years cannot travel on this tour.

Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement. 

Price Notes

Accommodation 
The price of this tour includes guest house accommodation with en-suite bathroom. You can up-grade to hotel accommodation at extra cost during the booking process. 
Please note that due to a lack of suitable hotel accommodation your stay on the Isle of Skye will be in a superior guest house.

Luggage Allowance
One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)

Admission Prices
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour. 

FAQ's
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.

Product code 
HEX 00764

Tour route map


Customer Reviews

  • Rating:
    17 May 2018

    Andrew was an amazing tour guide!! Very knowledgeable about everything and could very easily answer any questions we had. The tour itself was also fantastic and had the perfect amount of stops and perfect amount of time spent at each place. I would highly recommend this tour to lots of people.

    Madeline from Canada,

  • Rating:
    17 Sep 2017

    Very nice tour and good quality service! Only comments: it was really hot this summer and the airco in the bus didn't work well; a bit more practical information in advance would be nice (for instance after 5 days we had to change to another bus and guide).

    from 0,

  • Rating:
    16 Sep 2017

    This was one of the best tours we have been on for so many different reasons. The Guides are not only drivers they are historians and give you the scientific reasoning for the formation of different mountains and escarpments but also the local legends behind each one. We had one issue with one accommodation we had booked, it was not as advertised. I sent 1 email, and by the end of the following day we had a credit to our credit card for more than I would have accepted as being fair. On an overall basis I would highly recommend this or any other tour from this company. You will not be disappointed.

    Marty from Ontario,

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