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5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh provided by Rabbie's

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

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Stray from the beaten path and see a side of Scotland that most first-time visitors miss on a 5-day tour that takes you to the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. Rather than planning transport, accommodation, and activities in an unfamiliar country, you’ll relax as a guide takes care of all logistics.
Full Map
12 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh - Dunkeld - Ullapool
Day 2
Ullapool - Ardveck Castle -...
Day 3
Ullapool - Applecross - Portree
Day 4
Flexible day touring around the...
Day 5
Portree - Eilean Donan Castle -...
  • Escape the city on a 5-day tour of the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
  • Beat the crowds as you travel to rural destinations
  • Letting someone else drive allows you to enjoy the sights between stops
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 16 people
Important Information
Departure Point
Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, UK
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Ardvreck Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Passengers travelling after 1st April 2020 are allowed to carry 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Caroline S wrote a review Nov 2019
7 contributions
I took a five day tour up to the highlands and isle of skye with Rabbie’s and Michael as our guide! He did a great job, made extra stops whenever there was something amazing to see and went the extra mile to make sure we made the most out of the five days! I loved the Scottish
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at 5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 19 Nov 2019
Thanks so much Caroline, we look forward to welcoming you back! All the best, Aimee
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Alejandro R wrote a review Nov 2019
Costa Rica4 contributions
This is hands down the best guided tour I've been to. The Scottish Highlands are just magnificent, any photos you take come short of what you actually experience there. Added to that, our guides were simply phenomenal. Billy and Alan knew so much about history, traditions and
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Date of experience: October 2019
Rinn62 wrote a review Nov 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio87 contributions13 helpful votes
This was my second tour with Rabbie's. And, as with my first tour, it didn't disappoint! With just 4 of us, plus our guides, Gill and Chris, we had room to spread out, and we became good friends. Gill made us feel welcome and you could tell she loved Scotland and loved sharing
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Date of experience: October 2019
Sandra G wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour was amazing. The guide Arron is very very friendly, professional and passionate of his work. Every single activity was perfect and a great experience. Hope all your guides are as professional as Arron. Services and hotels simply perfect! Highly & strong recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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zxb wrote a review Oct 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions
The weather was not so good in highland but our tour guide Gill is sooooo great with her positive attitude, full of knowledge and proficient driving skills! We had a really great time and every place had a surprise for us. Thanks to my friend Jessie who has a drone, many
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Date of experience: October 2019
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An amazing tour
My fiancee and I chose Rabbies for this 3 day tour to the Isle of Skye and back and we could not be more satisfied.
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Wonderful tour!
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Thank you Willy!
My mother and I wanted to take a trip that would show us everything in 3 days. This tour came close, or as close as
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Fun but still informative, one-of-a-kind Scottish experience
Our driver/guide/DJ was Stefan, an extremely funny, knowledgable guy with a carefully selected track list matching
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Good Tour, Great Guide!
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Key Details
  • Cairngorms National Park, Dunkeld Cathedral, and 9 more
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 22 days in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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