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From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness

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From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
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From US$ 193.53 per person

Enjoy a 3-day tour experiencing the dramatic scenery the Scottish Highlands has to offer. Spend time in Glencoe, explore the Isle of Skye, the Eilean Donan Castle and mysterious Loch Ness.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Stay overnight in the island village of Portree
  • Visit haunting Glencoe
  • Explore Eilean Donan Castle
Full description

Embark on a 3-day guided trip to the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh. See the Glencoe Valley and the Eilean Donan Castle. Admire the rolling pastures of the Isle of Skye and visit lake Loch Ness.

Day 1

From Edinburgh, you will head west where your first stop will be at the picturesque conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny, Bonny’ banks of Loch Lomond. Traveling north via Tyndrum you will pass over the atmospheric Rannoch Moor before enjoying time to walk and admire the dramatic Glencoe valley, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. After lunch in the Fort William area, your tour will pause for photos at Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then stop to admire Glen Garry and the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range. Your first day ends in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye.

Day 2

After breakfast, your will depart Portree for a full day’s touring - options include Dunvegan Castle, a trip to Uig, and a visit to Flora MacDonald’s grave and the unique Black Houses, ancient dwellings of the Scottish Highlanders. Other options include viewing Duntulum Castle, enjoying breathtaking views of Kilt Rock, or perhaps a bracing walk at the Lealt Falls. The day will end with the opportunity to admire the Old Man of Storr, before returning to Portree.

Day 3

You will commence your final day of the tour via the much-admired Eilean Donan Castle, the backdrop for the movie, ‘Highlander’; (interior closed in winter) then move on to the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness. The tour continues south over Laggan and the Grampian mountains with the last stop, for refreshments, in the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before returning to Edinburgh, where the tour will end.

Includes
  • Accommodation (if option selected)
  • Driver-guide
  • Modern air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 89 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Tour was a great overview around the Isle of Skye with stops along the way to and from Edinburgh. Our guide Adrian was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained throughout. One of our travel mates had an issue with her room when we got to Portree and Adrian called the tour company right away to have it straightened out. He was also great at letting us know at the beginning of the day the itinerary, how long each stop would be, how long it would take to get there and what to expect while there. I traveled with my daughter and chose to get the accommodations through GetGuide. They were in a delightful B&B about a 15 minute walk outside of the town. Highly recommend this tour!

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May 21, 2022

Absolutely lovely trip! Skye is a wonderfully peaceful place, and full of history too. Many thanks to our guide Adrian who shared many insights into Scottish culture, even his own clan’s history. Transportation and accommodation were quite comfortable. It was our third trip to Scotland, first to the island of Skye, and we believe it was well worth the money.

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May 6, 2022

Fantastic expedition, I got the accommodations included and was very pleased. Andrew was a great guide/driver and kept us all entertained with commentary, info, and great music selection. Tour was magnificent with some flexibility for what the group wanted to do. I was on the fence when booking this but am so glad I did, it made my trip to Edinburgh honestly.

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April 14, 2022

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