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5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Escape the city to experience wild, small-town Scotland on this 5-day tour of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh. Aboard a luxury minivan, enjoy the scenery of Cairngorms National Park, Achmelvich Bay and the mysterious Loch Ness. Visit famous sites like the Old Man of Storr and Eilean Donan Castle, hear bloody histories like the massacre of Glen Coe, and admire the dramatic beauty of the Quiraing mountain pass. Four nights in 3- or 4-star lodging and daily breakfasts included.
  • 5-day guided tour of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh
  • Travel under thick canopies and past bubbling waterways in Cairngorms National Park
  • See the famous Loch Ness, home to a mysterious water monster
  • Travel along the Loch Torridon coastline and cross by ferry to the Isle of Skye
  • Visit historic locations like the ruins of Ardvreck Castle, Eilean Donan Castle and the Old Man of Storr
  • Enjoy two nights accommodation in Ullapool plus two nights in Portree, including daily breakfasts
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
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4 nights en-suite accommodation in either a B&B or 3-star hotel (breakfast included)
Small-group tour (maximum 16 passengers)
Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
Driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Meals and refreshments
Admission fees

Departure Point

Edinburgh EH1 3DQ, UK

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • You stay two nights in the fishing village of Ullapool* and two nights in the harbour town of Portree, on the Isle of Skye (some tours may stay in Inverness instead of Ullapool)
  • Please note: you will be required to choose between either a 3-star bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel at time of booking
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 20kg of luggage (44lbs); one medium sized suitcase/bag similar to airline standard carry-on luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Eilean Donan Castle – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rabbies Trail Burners

If you cancel at least 22 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 21 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the departure point for the 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:The tour departs from the Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.
Jun 2021
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Is parking available near the departure point for the 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:Parking can be difficult to find in the center of town. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of the excellent public transportation that is available.
Jun 2021
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How early should I arrive for the 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:Check-in closes 15 minutes before your departure time. The tour departs on time, so please do not arrive late.
Jun 2021
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Can I bring luggage with me on the 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:You may bring up to 20kg (44lbs) of luggage per person. This may consist of a small bag for onboard personal items and a larger suitcase or rucksack.
Jun 2021
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What should I bring with me on the 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Bring your camera and spending money for food, optional admission tickets, etc.
Jun 2021
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Are admission fees included in the 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:No. You pay for access to sites such as castles and museums as you arrive. Most of these locations accept both cash and card.
Jun 2021
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What type of vehicle is used during the 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:The tour is conducted in a 16 seat Mercedes Mini-coach. There are three steps up into the coach – each 150mm in height. There are grab handles on both sides, the step edges are clearly marked and the treads are non-slip.
Jun 2021
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Can I bring a wheelchair on the 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:The bus is not wheelchair accessible, however, there is storage available for a folding wheelchair or walking frame. Guests must be able to get on/off the bus on their own or with the assistance of a companion as guides cannot assist physically.
Jun 2021
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Are restrooms available on the bus during the 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:There are no restrooms on board the bus, however, the group does make regular breaks to use the restroom during the tour.
Jun 2021
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Can I bring my small child with me on the 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:All guests must be at least 5 years old to participate in this tour. If your child is 5 or older, but under 1.35m (4.4 ft.) tall, please notate this in the "Special Requirements" box so a booster seat can be arranged.
Jun 2021
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Where will we be staying during the 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:You stay two nights in EITHER the fishing village of Ullapool OR Inverness and two nights in the harbor town of Portree, on the Isle of Skye.
Jun 2021
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh.
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What is the policy on sanitization during 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh.
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What is the social distancing policy during 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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Perfect trip
Curiosity01009733710
, Jun 2019
The trip was simply perfect. The agenda was packed with exactly what I wanted - great scenery, castles, local attractions, great food and and wonderful stories and tales about Scotland provided by Aaron from Rabbies - the best, most knowledgeable, funniest guide/driver ever!!! I highly recommend it!!!
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Excellent tour
Missy621
, Jun 2018
This was one of the best tours we have ever been on. We had an absolutely wonderful experience! Scotland is breathtakingly beautiful! James, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. We thoroughly enjoyed every day of our tour.
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Overall, the tour was as expected...
nicew00d
, Apr 2018
Overall, the tour was as expected and more. Some of the places visited were beautiful and sometimes breathtaking. Our guide was quite friendly and considerate, in short she was great. She had so much different infomation including historical with a twist of folklore tales that made the 5 days feel very short. I would recommend this tour!
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Best tour I've ever taken. Alan...
Kat O
, Dec 2017
Best tour I've ever taken. Alan Oliver was a fabulous guide, informative about every place we visited over the five day tour. Highly recommend it.
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Our drive Alan was amazing and...
Benjamin S
, Aug 2017
Our drive Alan was amazing and completely made the trip. Not only did he entertain us with Scottish culture but he was very knowledgeable of everything Scotland. He was flexible to meet the needs of our group and gave suggestions everywhere we went about eating. Also willing to stop for whisky.
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This was a fantastic tour. Our guide...
mattamymurray
, Aug 2017
This was a fantastic tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The accommodations were nice. The locations that this tour travels to are spectacular! Rabbie's tours are the way to go!
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The trip is good. Driver Michael is...
jkswong
, Jul 2017
The trip is good. Driver Michael is excellant. One point I need to point out Do not choose the Hotel option. I choose and pay for the Hotel optionfor 4 nights, but Viator give me a Bed and Breakfast Guest House in the first 2 nights. Viator did not give an answer to my complaint.
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Alan Oliver our Rabbie's guide was...
Sylvia B
, Aug 2016
Alan Oliver our Rabbie's guide was excellent. The other travellers were all very nice, which made the trip very good. Alan entertained us with relevant history and folk tales and knew the countryside very well. I felt safe and looked after. The hotels and the local people made our stay enjoyable.
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The tour was everything we'd hoped...
ginny4187
, Jul 2016
The tour was everything we'd hoped for. Our guide, Ross, was the best. He was full of all sorts of information - historical, environmental - whatever we wanted to know, he had the answers. And all told in an entertaining way. Ross also was very flexible and planned our itinerary to go with the weather conditions. Saw amazing scenery!!
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The trip was well organized by...
koblac55
, Jul 2016
The trip was well organized by Rabbies Tours. Our drive/guide was excellent, he took us to phantastic places, gave all necessary info but did not talk too much. I think this tour is a must for first time visitors to Scotland!
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