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3-Days Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

7.30am

English

3 days

£169

Visit the Isle of Skye and make the most complete route through Scotland in 3 days starting from Edinburgh

If you want to enjoy the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland and its natural and most emblematic monuments, you should visit the Isle of Skye, a place where its nature, its people and its gastronomy will make you live a unique experience.

On this 3-day trip, you will also get to know other essential places, such as Loch Ness, where you can try your luck at finding Nessie, the famous monster, or the city of Inverness, the capital and economic engine of the Highlands.

On the way, you will visit a whisky distillery, where you will learn the secrets the most international product of Scotland.

Coming back to Edinburgh you will have the opportunity to visit another place that you should know, Saint Andrews, one of the oldest towns in Scotland and a must see for any golf lovers.

You'll also get to know places like the Three Sisters, in Glencoe, the Victorian village of Pitlochry, the Culloden Battlefield or the Castle of Urquhart, so you will enjoy the most complete tour.

On the third day, you will go through all the essential and most spectacular places that Scotland has to offer with the comfort of doing it with a specialized guide.

Accommodation

To offer the best price possible, the accommodation is not included in the price of the tour.

Optionally, we can take care of booking accommodations in Inverness.

When you book, you can tell us what your accommodation preferences are in Inverness, between the following options:

*We will ask you, in addition to your first choice, a second option of accommodation preference, only to be used in situations of high demand. If neither of them are available, we would contact you.

Shared bedrooms, between 4 and 12 beds.

Breakfast not included.

Shared bathrooms.

Mixed rooms.

Price: £ 25-28 per person and night.

Generally private bathroom, although in situations of high demand the bathroom could be shared.

Breakfast included.

Room types available:

  • Single room
  • Double room
  • Twin room (two separate beds)
  • Family room (one double bed and one or two single beds)

Price: £ 40-60 per person per night..

*Individual rooms have a supplement between £10 and £20 per person each night.

3-4 Star hotels.

Bar / restaurant service.

Breakfast included.

Room types available:

  • Single room
  • Double room
  • Twin room (two separate beds)
  • Family room (one double bed and one or two single beds)

Price: £ 60-120 per person per night.

*Individual rooms have a supplement between £10 and £20 per person each night.

Important: If you book the accommodation on your own, make sure it is not over 2 km from Inverness, to facilitate your pick-up in the morning.

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Important information

Why choose us for your 3-Days Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour?

  • Unbeatable price
  • You will travel in a vehicle with a maximum of 16 seats
  • Travel with an expert guide in Scotland
  • 24/7 availability
  • The most complete route

What does the price include?

  • Professional tour guide
  • Transport
  • Booking management of your accommodation

Not included in the price

  • Price of your accommodation
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and attractions
  • Private expenses

Optional tickets

  • Loch Ness boat tour: £14

Comments

  • Minimum age to travel is 5 years or older
  • Cancellations and full reimbursements up to 10 days prior to the tour departure
  • You can book by paying the full amount or a deposit of £50, charging automatically the rest of the price 10 days before the departure of the tour.
  • If the first accommodation option you have chosen is not available, we will arrange for the second option. If neither of them are available, we will get in touch with you.
  • Book as soon as possible to ensure a wider availability of accommodations in Inverness.
  • Between November and March, the route could be modified to adapt it to daylight hours.
Route

FIRST DAY: You will leave Edinburgh at 7:30 am. After crossing the Trossachs National Park, where you will see the typical Scottish cows, you will go through the valley of Glencoe, where you will discover the majestic Three Sisters.

Soon after you will arrive at the famous Loch Ness, where you can take a stroll in boat and have plenty of time to eat. You will follow the tour by the loch to visit the Castle of Urquhart, one of its most emblematic attractions, just before reaching Inverness and where you will be spending the night.

SECOND DAY: You will visit all the most interesting points of the Isle of Skye, starting by the famous bridge of Sligachan, to Portree, where you will have time to eat. After lunch you will visit the Old Man of Storr, iconic image of the island, and then go through the cliffs of Kilt Rock and climb the Quiraing, with landscapes that will captivate you forever.

On the way back to Inverness, you will stop at Eilean Donan Castle, one of the jewels of Scotland, and surely you have already seen in many photos.

THIRD DAY: You will head towards the east of Scotland, initiating the return to Edinburgh and touring on the way back some sites of great interest. The first stop will be in Culloden, in the fields of the famous battle, to soon reach a whisky distillery, highly recommended visit on your trip to Scotland.

After stopping at the beautiful traditional village of Pitlochry and the Hermitage Forest, you will reach Saint Andrews, one of the most historic places in Scotland and a must see for golf lovers.

You will return to Edinburgh by crossing the Forth River through one of its famous bridges, and be back in the capital around 7 pm.

FIRST DAY
DEPARTURE FROM EDINBURGH
7.30 am

KILMAHOG

After leaving Edinburgh early in the morning, you will head north through some of the most significant sites in Scotland’s history, such as Lilithgow and Stirling. You will travel through the Trossachs National Park to Kilmahog, a small farming town, where you can have breakfast and have fun with the hairy highland cows.
BREAK FOR BREAKFAST30 min.

RANNOOCH MOOR

On the way north you will discover some of the most spectacular corners in Scotland, like the peculiar Rannooch Moor, where you can collect in a single photo an interesting collage of most of the characteristic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.

STOP10 min.

GLENCOE

At the next stop you will discover a place that will not leave you indifferent, as it is one of the most impressive landscapes in all of Scotland, the Three Sisters, located in the valley of Glencoe, you will take spectacular photos of one of the most emblematic places in the Highlands, you cannot miss the opportunity.

STOP15 min.

LOCH NESS

After crossing Fort William, an old British military enclave in the heart of the Highlands, you will arrive at Fort Augustus, a small town on the shores of Loch Ness. You can take the typical photo by the lake, see the locks of the Caledonia Canal or get on a boat that will take you on a cruise in search of Nessie, the one known as The Loch Ness Monster. By the time you’ll finish, It will be 2 pm and surely you will be hungry, so you will have enough time to eat.

BREAK FOR LUNCH1 h. 30 min.

URQUHART CASTLE

From Fort Augustus, you will cross the shore of Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle, where you will have the option of visiting the old fortress on the loch, best known for its beauty and history.

STOP20 min.

INVERNESS

After visiting the castle, you will arrive in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, where you will spend the next two nights. After settling in your accommodations, take the opportunity to discover everything that this city in northern Scotland has to offer.

OVERNIGHT
SECOND DAY

SLIGACHAN BRIDGE

You will spend the day touring the Isle of Skye, an incredible place where it seems that time has stopped. Your first visit will be the beautiful stone bridge that has been used for centuries to cross the river Sligachan, a place that harbors some of the most striking of the magical past of the island.

STOP10 min.

PORTREE

As you tour the breathtaking landscapes that will take you north of the Isle of Skye, you will end up in Portree, a beautiful seaside town of colourful houses and very kind people, this is the main town on the isle. Here you will have time to eat and we recommend to try the fish and seafood of this island, as it is the best you'll taste in Scotland.

BREAK FOR LUNCH30 min.

OLD MAN OF STORR

Very close to Portree you will be impressed by one of the most emblematic places on the Isle of Skye, the Old Man of Storr, huge basalt rocks, that seem to be in balance over the mountain. If you are lucky enough to see them covered by that fine rain water so typical here, the landscape will become even more spectacular.

STOP45 min.

KILT ROCK

The next visit will be to some of the most impressive cliffs you will find in all of Scotland. Due to its height and its integration into a spectacular landscape with its peculiar shape, is reminiscent of the pleat of the kilt, hence the name.

STOP15 min.

THE QUIRAING

Walking through this unique place will transport you to another era. The shapes and colors of its slopes, lochs and cliffs are something completely different from any other place where you have been before. You will not think about the Isle of Skye again without remembering the impressive images of The Quiraing. In addition, this has been the scene of the filming of some well-known films. Will you be able to remember any of them?

STOP15 min.

EILEAN DONAN CASTLE

You cannot travel to the north of Scotland without visiting the beautiful Eilean Donan Castle, built on a rocky island in the middle of a loch. You will have to reach the castle through a bridge of stone, giving a more romantic feel to this special place.

BREAK FOR A COFFEE30 min.

INVERNESS

The next day, the trip will take you back to Inverness for dinner and an overnight stay. You can take advantage to rest or to finish touring the most important city in the northwest of Scotland.

OVERNIGHT
THIRD DAY

CULLODEN

You will visit the place where the last Scottish resistance, known as the Jacobites, commanded by the famous Bonnie Prince Charlie, surrendered to British troops.

STOP10 min.

WHISKY DESTILLERY

If you want to know more about the elaboration and tasting of Scotland's best-known product, you have to visit a whisky distillery. Therefore, the next stop of the trip you will visit the Danlwhinnie Distillery, in the Cairngorms National Park, a unique place where you can try some of the best Scotch Whiskies and learn many things about this fantastic drink.

VISIT1 h.

PITLOCHRY

The lunch stop will be in the beautiful Victorian village of Pitlochry, one of the most interesting places in Scotland, full of traditional buildings, pubs and restaurants.

BREAK FOR LUNCH1 h.

THE HERMITAGE

On the way to St Andrews you will pass through this beautiful forest, a wonder of nature, where you can contemplate the impressive Hermitage Falls.

STOP15 min.

SAINT ANDREWS

One of the most emblematic places for golf lovers, with its famous fields, the Old Course, among the most difficult in the world and with the greatest tradition. You will be able to visit the ruins of the cathedral, the castle and the prestigious University of St Andrews, one of the oldest in the United Kingdom.

STOP1 h. 30 min.

THE FORTH BRIDGES

On your way back to Edinburgh you’ll still be able to take advantage of the three famous bridges over the estuary of the Forth, which are a symbol of the development of Scotland. The oldest of them, the Forth Bridge, the red railway bridge, in addition to the striking of its structure, it was an immense engineering work at the time.

STOP10 min.
ARRIVAL TO EDINBURGH
7 pm