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6 Day Outer Hebrides & Isle of Skye Tour including 'Hogwarts Express' Ride

Highland Explorer Tours Ltd

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Join us on an unforgettable journey across the Highlands and Islands, where we discover some of Scotland’s most iconic destinations, as well as the hidden gems; from the world-famous Loch Ness to the remote corners of the Hebrides. We explore by land and sea, from beach to battlefield, castle to coastal town; where stunning scenery, ancient monuments, and Scotch whisky are guaranteed. Capture treasured photographs of the magical Isle of Skye and Glencoe, while we keep you entertained with myths, legends, and tales from our rich history. Venture beyond the classic tourist trail on this extended adventure and prepare to fall in love with our beautiful country.

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Day 1: Edinburgh to Inverness

Stop At: The Kelpies & The Helix, 4 Stadium Way The Helix, Falkirk FK2 9EE Scotland
We travel north stopping to marvel at the stunning Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures dedicated to the horse-powered heritage of Central Scotland, designed by Andy Scott.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tyndrum, Tyndrum, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
Stop for lunch in a lovely Highland town.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Glencoe, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Soak up the atmospheric scenery in Glencoe and hear the harrowing tale of the massacre of 1692 from your guide.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ness, Fort Augustus Scotland
Learn about the legend of the ‘Nessie’, the Loch Ness monster, on our visit to the loch, before we continue onto Inverness.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3* guesthouse in Inverness

Day 2: Inverness to Stornoway

Stop At: Black Water Falls, A835, Garve IV23 2PU Scotland
Start the day we as mean to continue, with fresh air and stunning scenery at Black Water Falls.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ullapool, Ullapool, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Explore Ullapool while waiting for our ferry to the Hebrides
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Stornoway, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland
Take to the water on the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis – keeping an eye out for dolphins along the way!
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

Stop At: Luskentyre Beach Harris Scotland
We marvel at the flawless white sand beaches with turquoise sea and a backdrop of mountains on West Harris.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Isle of Harris, Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland
Spend the rest of the day exploring the idyllic Isle of Harris.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3* guesthouse in Stornoway

Day 3: Isle of Lewis

Stop At: Callanish Standing Stones, HS2 9DY Scotland
Go back to the Neolithic period on our visit to the mysterious 5000-year old Callanish Standing Stones.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: Carloway Broch, Near Carloway Scotland
'Fast-forward' to the Iron Age at the broch of Dun Carloway
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gearannan Blackhouse Village, 5a Gearrannan, Garenin HS2 9AL Scotland
Experience 17th century island life at the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, Scotland
We explore the remote and rugged Atlantic coastline of Lewis and visit the Butt of Lewis – the most northerly point on the island – to see the isolated lighthouse and dramatic force of the sea against the cliffs.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3* guesthouse in Stornoway

Day 4: Stornoway to Isle of Skye

Stop At: Isle of Harris Distillery, Harbour Street Nr Ferry Entrance, Tarbert HS3 3DG Scotland
We depart Stornoway and drive back south towards the picturesque Isle of Harris to unwind with a wee dram at a local island distillery.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Tarbert, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland
After our distillery visit, we will have free time to shop for Harris Tweed before we board the ferry
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Uig, Uig, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
Enjoy a ferry over the sea to Skye.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Stop At: Trotternish Ridge, Scotland
Spend the afternoon exploring the Trotternish peninsula. Soak up the enchanting scenery and learn about the island’s myths and legends.
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3* guesthouse in Portree

Day 5: Isle of Skye

Stop At: Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
Enjoy a magical day of island exploration on the Isle of Skye.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sligachan Old Bridge, A863/a87, Sligachan IV47 8SW Scotland
Hear about the island’s resident fairies on our stop at one of the famous Fairy Bridges. Visit the enchanted waters of the Sligachan River with views of the old bridge and the breathtaking Cuillin mountains.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX Scotland
We drive over the Skye bridge to the iconic – and absolutely beautiful – Eilean Donan Castle; used in the filming of Highlander and James Bond, The World is Not Enough.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3* guesthouse in Portree

Day 6: Isle of Skye to Edinburgh

Stop At: Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, Armadale House Armadale Sleat Isle of Skye, Armadale IV45 8RS Scotland
Wander round Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum; the spiritual home of Clan Donald and our final stop on the Isle of Skye.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Mallaig, Mallaig, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Enjoy time in the fishing village of Mallaig before boarding the Jacobite Steam Train.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV63 6XJ, UK
Experience one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world and travel over the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the Jacobite Steam Train; made famous by Harry Potter.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pitlochry, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Enjoy a rest stop in Pitlochry, a beautiful highland town.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years, we are unable to accommodate children under this age
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase weighing no more than 33lbs (15kg) and 1 carry-on bag
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Upon arrival and prior to joining my trip, I will be able to present one of the following: • Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate • Or a verifiable negative test* result for COVID-19 (electronic or paper showing date and time of test) taken within 72 hours of the trip departure.
  • 5x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Local Scottish Guide
  • 5 nights B&B Accommodation
  • Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
  • Harris Distillery
  • All ferry's
  • Jacobite Steam Train Trip
  • Transport in an air conditioned midi-coach
  • Entry/Admission - Gearannan Blackhouse Village
  • Entry/Admission - Isle of Harris Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - The Kelpies & The Helix
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles

Departure Point
Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK

Departure Time
8:30 AM

6 days

Return Details
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK

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