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8-Day Orkney Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh provided by Highland Experience Tours

8-Day Orkney Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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Recommended by 84% of travellers
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2 adults
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19 stops
Day 1
The start of a wonderful adventure
Day 2
Over the Sea to Skye
Day 3
Exploring Skye
Day 4
Back to the mainland
Day 5
Another island awaits
Day 6
Exploring Orkney
Day 7
Retracing our steps
Day 8
Back to the start
Important Information
Departure Point
Highland Experience Tours, Royal Mile, 1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
8 days
  • 7 nights accommodation as per selected
  • Breakfast
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  • Hotel accommodation will consist of 1 night Oban hotel. 2 nights Skye Superior Bed & Breakfast / 1 night Fort Augustus hotel / 2 night Kirkwall hotel / 1 night Inverness hotel
  • Departures 18th May - Aug 24 include the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Ferry to Skye and Orkney
  • All other departures will include Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle instead.
  • Entry/Admission - Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Entry/Admission - Pentland Ferries
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ness
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Italian Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Skara Brae
  • Entry/Admission - Maeshowe Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Departures 18th May - Aug 24 will include the Jacobite Steam Train All other departure will include Loch Ness Cruise and Urquhart Castle instead.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
  • Luggage Restrictions: Maximum weight: 15kg. Maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry on
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Khoa wrote a review Feb 2020
Fort Worth, Texas12 contributions
Is there any way to add the Callanish standing Stones and fairy pool and fairy glen to tour. Very good tour
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Savvytravellers201 wrote a review Aug 2019
Newcastle, Australia1 contribution
Great trip, fabulous B&Bs, great company and one amazing tour guide. Thank you Steven A for the introduction to your beautiful country and interesting history...will return. Kim & Dani
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Date of experience: August 2019
Graham S wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Extremely well organised with excellent guides (Daniel & Steven). Great selection of locations to visit with a nice bunch of fellow guests (Small group tour). Accommodation (Hotel option) was mixed. Some absolutely brilliant hotels overnight - Loch Ness & Kirkwall 5 stars.
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Date of experience: August 2019
orlaalicia wrote a review Oct 2018
London, United Kingdom12 contributions8 helpful votes
Excellent tour, covering a lot of ground in a relatively short space of time. Great driving by the guides. All the must-sees included - absolutely stunning country. Brought to life with history and the guide's stories of myths and magic. Neil was a particularly excellent guide -
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from ExperienceTeam, Front Office Manager at 8-Day Orkney Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 24 Oct 2018
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour, we appreciate all feedback we receive as it allows us to continue to improve. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with both Neil and Fergie. Once staff were made aware of your accommodation issue in Kirkwall, they quickly contacted the management team to seek a resolution and were able to re-organise your accommodation for the 2 nights in Kirkwall.The staff member who spoke to you on the evening did apologise, as did the staff member who you spoke to in person in the office. As the matter was resolved and two apologies had been given, and no further feedback was received from yourself, this issue was considered as closed. I am sorry to hear you were disappointed in this. If you wish to contact us directly via email, we would be more than happy to re-open this issue and respond as per our formal feedback procedure. Kind regards, Erin
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Kim A wrote a review Sep 2018
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Very well done tour. We had Stephen for the first leg of the trip, he had lots of interesting folk tales about places we passed along our drive. Mark was our guide for the last part of the tour, he was very good at historical facts. Both of the guides were very entertaining,
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Date of experience: August 2018
About the operator

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By: Highland Experience Tours
very disappointing
Our driver, John was a most pleasant fellow, and seemed to be very sorry for the several deficiencies throughout th
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Robert M
Hidden Gem
I'd heard about this place so often and when I finally got there was absolutely amazed at the stonework outside but
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Great experience!
I took the trip with a friend in July 2019. I loved the experience! Our guide John made the trip interesting and fi
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Great time on tour!
I've been on 3 different tours with this company and would highly recommend traveling with them if you want to see
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Fantastic day in the Scottish Highlands
Our guide John S was great, kept everyone smiling and was very informative with his story telling. This was the hig
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John S magical tour
We have had a brilliant day trip out led by John S. The scenery was spectacular and John's informative 5 star histo
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Excellent guide and great locations
The guide for our tour was very friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting. He told a good mix of history together wi
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Mediocre Itinerary
The itinerary of this tour needs to be seriously reworked. It's inevitable that a trip to the Highlands from Edinbu
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1 day trip to loch ness
On Friday the 13th I took the one day trip to Loch Ness.. beautiful day, fantastic ride and Stevie P was a great to
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We had a great time on our trip around Scotland, i definitely recommend this trip. It takes quite long (we are tra
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Magical day!
This tpuor was really great! Mark was out tour guide and he has a lot of knowledge and cool information to share. U
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Very disappointed
Let me start by saying that my family has been traveling for the past 8 months, throughout Europe and the UK. We've
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Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands the BEST 1 DAY TOUR
We were picked up on the Royal Mile by Nero’s cafe. Don’t be late! Bus leaves 8 am sharp but it was good they send
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A great experience guided by Andrew, which made it even better!
Highly recommended day tour! Great stories told by a very entertaining guide. Will come back for another tour!
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Our guide Steven B. was the best
We had a great time on this tour. Our guide Steven B. was the best. He knew exactly what we wanted and was very inf
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Key Details
  • Loch Lomond, Kilmartin Glen, and 17 more
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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