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Isle Of Skye And The Fairy Pools: 3-Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Activity provider: Tour Skye

Isle Of Skye And The Fairy Pools: 3-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Tour Skye

From US$ 322.65 per person

Experience the best of the Isle of Skye and the Highlands on this 3 day bumper tour departing from Edinburgh. Take in breathtaking landscapes, mystical Loch Ness, Castles, Bens, and Glens.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 10 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 16 participants


  • Visit castles, including: Stirling, Eilean Donan, and Dunvegan
  • Take in the Highlands with Glencoe and Rannoch Moor
  • Explore the Isle of Skye: Fairy Pools, Fairy Glen, Portree, Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, Talisker Distillery, and Quiraing
  • Dive in the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye
  • Enjoy a stroll in the Victorian town of Pitlochry
Full description
The first stop on this journey is Stirling, once the Capital of Scotland. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the Castle or to enjoy a leisurely stroll in the Old Town at your own pace. The tour takes you to the Trossachs National Park, where you catch a glimpse of the national mascots: the Highland Cows. The landscape of the Highlands will be showing itself in all its glory from this moment onward: all around you’ll see dramatic valleys, Lochs, mountains, and what’s left of the Caledonian Forest. Your next stops are beautiful Glencoe and Fort William. You’ll spend the night at your chosen accommodation provider in the Isle of Skye and Lochalsh. Begin the next day with a walk to the Fairy Pools, where, if the weather allows, you will have the option to dive with the Fairies. Then go to Talisker Distillery based in Carbost, producing a lovely Peated Single Malt Scotch. Here you can enjoy a nose around the Visitor Centre and a dram or 2 if so you fancy. At this point of the journey, you have a choice of either going to Neist Point or being dropped off at Dunvegan Castle. After Neist Point it's time to visit the charming Fairy Glen. Folklore says that this is the most important meeting place of the fairies on Skye. Wander between countless conical mounds, known in the Highlands as fairy knowes. The tour retakes from here, with a drive right up to The Quiraing, a place like no other, part of the largest landslip in Europe. Finally it's time to see Kilt Rock that will take your breath away with its distinctive pillars and beautiful waterfall with views across to the Torridon Hills on the mainland. Last on this memorable journey is the view of Old Man of Storr, probably the most iconic natural feature of the Isle of Skye and Portree. The first visit of the third day is the mighty Eilean Donan Castle, without any doubt, the most photographed castle in Scotland. The tour goes on to the famous Loch Ness. At Loch Ness you’ll have the opportunity to get your binoculars out of your rucksack and try to spot Nessie from the Loch’s banks, or hop on a boat for a scenic wee cruise. Continue to Pitlochry, in the heart of the Perthshire. This exciting 3-day tour ends in Edinburgh where it started.
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees to visitor attractions
  • Meals
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please be at the meeting point in Charlotte Square, at the bus stop in front of the West Register House, Edinburgh, EH2 4DF, at least 15 minutes before the departure time of 8:45 AM. The activity provider will not wait for latecomers.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  This tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • This tour involves moderate walking (Fairy Pools, etc.)
  • Minimum age is 6 years. Children over 6 years must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 10 reviews

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The 3 day tour from Edinburgh was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with our tour guide Rob, he was very personable and interesting. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable coach bus ride. Rob did a great job in keeping us on schedule. The itinerary is great, there is so much to see and each place is unique. Hopefully they will update their website to clarify that lodging should be booked in Portree and also send out a confirmation about the tour a week before to confirm pick up point. Highly recommend this tour!

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July 16, 2022

Great experience! Our guide, Jim, was simply amazing. He was very funny, helpful and he explained to us a lot of interesting things about Scotland. However we didn't like our accommodation in Kyle, the Old bank house. it was very old and not clean at all and very expensive for what he offers Don't book there

August 16, 2019

The Isle of Skye was simply stunning! We were extremely lucky with the weather and really saw everything on the island. But actually the 3 days were too short... Although we wouldn't have had more time for a longer tour.

June 5, 2022

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