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The Isle of Skye - 3 Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Highlights

  • Experience the Isle of Skye at leisure on this 3 day tour from Edinburgh
  • Visit some of the most beautiful places in the highlands such as Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the Five Sisters of Kintail
  • Chose between B&B guest house or hotel accommodation
  • Award winning service and tour provider
  • Travel in a luxury, top of the range, 16 seater Mercedes minibus
  • Book in confidence – our local partners are highly rated by users of Trip Advisor

Overview

Explore the Isle of Skye and witness the best of Scotland’s natural attractions and monuments in this Scottish Highland tour. Explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Highlands that have served as backdrops to numerous memorable films. Be enticed by the tranquillity and the untamed beauty of the picture perfect Isle of Skye.

You will also visit attractions such as Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the Five Sisters of Kintail in this Scotland tour.

Itinerary

Day 1:

You will be picked up at 0900h (09:00am)and taken to the tour destinations in an air conditioned Mercedes minibus.

Depart Edinburgh at 0900h and travel west passing Linlithgow Palace and Stirling. Admire the views of the imposing castle and the Wallace Monument. Pass the Doune Castle, the setting for the Monty Python's Holy Grail before stopping in Callander for refreshments.

Crossing into the Highlands, head north towards Loch Luibnaig and admire the mesmerizing scenery. Pass through Breadalbane (the high country of Scotland) and head for the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. Continue through the spectacular mountain pass of Glencoe, the scene of the great massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692.

Leaving Fort William after lunch, drive past Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis and into the Great Glen. Travelling west on the Road to the Isles head through the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye.

Stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles, set at the junction of 3 lochs and completely surrounded by water.

Crossing over the bridge to Skye, follow the dramatic coastline north towards the island's capital, Portree.

Spend the night in bed and breakfast accommodation in Portree. You will stay in a superior guest house with private facilities or a 3 star hotel.

Day 2:

Explore Skye at leisure. You can travel north to the stunning Quiraing Mountain Pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery. You can also see the Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below.

After lunch, you can travel to Neist Point and take a walk to the lighthouse that is the furthest point west on Skye. Another option is to visit to Dunvegan Castle, the ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod. You can also visit the Talisker Distillery, or the famous Cuillin Hills.

Spend the night in bed and breakfast accommodation in Portree. You will stay in a superior guest house with private facilities or a 3 star hotel.

Day 3:

Travel south through the Cuillin Hills and then back over to the mainland. You can admire the stunning views over Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail.

Head toward Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting Nessie. There is a boat trip (summer only) available here that will get you that bit closer.

Head south through the Grampian Mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as Monarch of the Glen Country before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky distillery.

Drive past Blair Castle stopping for refreshments before heading back to Edinburgh past Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge.

You will return to Edinburgh around 1900h (7:00pm). The drop off point is Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh.

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Reviews

Amazing tour and kept interesting every single mile on the journey, awesome tour guide (Duncan), will definitely recommend tour especially if done by Duncan!... N BEDEKER

For the life of me, i forgot my guide's name! Took a 3 days Isle of Skye Tour on 13th, you can probably check who it was. I would like to say that my guide has been the best... Azrinda Rahmat

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Duration

3 Days / 2 Nights

Start time

Start time: 0830h (08:30am)
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Meeting point

The tour departs from 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at Waverley Bridge in Edinburgh

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Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • All bridge crossings
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Discount card for money off restaurants, attractions and shopping
  • Transportation by top-of the range, 16-seat Mercedes minibus with air ventilation
  • 2 nights accommodation 3 star B&B/ guest house or 3 star hotel, with private facilities

Exclusions

  • Lunch, dinner and refreshments
  • Entrances to all visitor attractions

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

Discount rate applies to children aged 5-16, based on 2 children sharing a room with parents in a twin room.

Rooms are available on Single or Twin Sharing basis for 1 or 2 people. Bookings for 2 people (or multiples of 2) will be allocated double/twin rooms. Should you have 1, 3 or 5 people in your party you will also be allocated a single room. Should you wish for a different room combination please call us for help with the booking.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • As much time as possible is spent off the coach. Please bring suitable footwear and clothing.
  • In the Guesthouse/B&B accommodation - all rooms are ensuite and can have twin beds, a double bed or family (1x double and 1x single bed)
  • Please provide a number where you can be contacted in Edinburgh when booking.
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  • 4.5Reviews (27)
  • "Isle of Skye Tour - Amazing" Amazing tour and kept interesting every single mile on the journey, awesome tour guide (Duncan), will definitely recommend tour especially if done by Duncan!...
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