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Skye, Orkney and the North Coast 500 - 8 day tour

Tour Summary

Skye, Orkney and the North Coast 500
8 day/7 night tour

Travel north into the Highlands. Explore a host of historic sites before setting sail for Orkney. Once there, wander the remains of ancient civilisations before returning to tour the NC500 route and experience the natural wonders of Smoo Cave and remote Assynt. Enjoy a stay on the Isle of Skye, where you’ll discover the beauty of the Cuillin Hills and the weird scenery of Trotternish. Back on the mainland, take a trip on the real Hogwarts Express and enjoy a day at leisure in Oban before returning to Edinburgh.

Jacobite Steam Train - hop aboard the Hogwarts Express for the journey of a lifetime

North Coast 500 - experience the Scottish drive of a lifetime

Dunrobin Castle - visit this grand house and take a stroll in the beautiful gardens modelled on those at the Palace of Versailles

Orkney Islands - visit prehistoric standing stones; the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, and visit the moving Italian Chapel

Isle of Skye - discover the stunning lunar landscape of Trotternish and tour through the scenic Sleat Peninsula

Movie locations - Venus Peter, Being Human and The Eagle

Guest house accommodation included

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Full Tour Itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions



  • 7 nights guest house accommodation
  • Location: Inverness (1); Kirkwall (2); Ullapool (1); Portree (1) and Oban (2)


  • Scottish/Continental breakfast (7)

Visits, Admissions and Experiences

  • One way Jacobite Steam Train trip on the West Highland Railway Line
  • Admission to Dunkeld Cathedral, Italian Chapel and Skara Brae

Tour Essentials

  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned midicoach
  • Ferry to the Orkney Islands
  • Ferry from Skye
  • Live commentary in English
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes


  • Admission charges (unless listed above)
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide

Departure information

60 High Street

Check-in: 08:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 17:00 hrs

Child details

Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 5 to 16 years inclusive.

We’re really sorry but children aged under 5 years cannot travel on this tour.

Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.  

Price Notes

Book Assured
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 8 days notice before travel. Click here for more information.

The price of this tour includes guest house accommodation with en-suite bathroom. 

Single room accommodation is not available on this tour.

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

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

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

Product code 
HET 02923

Tour route map

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