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Isle of Skye & The Highlands 3-Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Isle of Skye & The Highlands 3-Day Tour from Edinburgh

From US$ 282.24 per person

Even with a short stay in Scotland on a 3-day tour that covers Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Glencoe and Inverness. Hear legends of vikings and Celtic myths, gimpse the Cullin Mountains, hike around beautiful scenery and stay in fantastic local hostels.

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  • See the best of what Scotland has to offer in just three-days with our whirlwind tour.
  • Search for the elusive Loch Ness Monster while traveling alongside the entirety of the famous loch
  • Explore the Isle of Skye, the jewel of the Scottish islands
  • Take a photo of Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most famous in the world
  • Have you breath taken away by view of the Cuillin Mountains
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Our Skye High tour is the perfect way for travelers short on time to see most of Scotland. In just three days, go hunting for the Loch Ness Monster, see ruined castles and stunning lochs, and listen to Celtic myths in a proper Highland pub.

Leaving Edinburgh at 8:00 AM, take in views of the spectacular Forth Bridges and journey north to Macbeth County. Visit the quaint village of Dunkeld with its historic cathedral sitting on the banks of the River Tay. Drive further into the Highlands and enter the Great Glen.

Stop at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness and search for a glimpse of the legendary beast. Our journey to the Isle of Skye passes one of the most photographed castles in Scotland – Eilean Donan. Our home for the night is the small village of Portree on the Isle of Skye. (Overnight: Portree)

Today we explore the Isle of Skye, also known as the ‘Misty Isle’: a bucket-list destinations thanks to its heart-stopping scenery. This wee island is packed with ruined castles, breathtaking views, and faerie stories.

Home to the legendary MacLeod and MacDonald Clans, hear Celtic myths and Viking legends from the past millennia. Explore the windswept landscape, coastline, and mountain ranges. In the afternoon, explore Dunvegan Castle, the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod before returning to Portree.

Summer itinerary, April to mid-October. Our first stop of the day is the beautiful Armadale Castle, Gardens, and Museum of the Isles before taking the ferry to the west coast fishing village of Mallaig.

Have the option to be a wizard for the day and board the Jacobite Steam Train aka “Hogwarts Express” to Fort William, one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world and a must for all Harry Potter fans. The train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct where a monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign now stands. We head south through the dramatic scenery of Glencoe, wild Rannoch Moor then the heart of Rob Roy country before arriving back in Edinburgh at approximately 8:30 PM.

  • Transportation
  • Legendary guide
  • Multi-share dorm bed hostel accommodation, mixed dorms with men and women
  • Ferry across the sea to the Isle of Skye
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination administered at least 14 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months (must be recovered for more than 10 days), a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Tours depart from 60 High Street, Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.

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  • Tours are designed for young independent travelers (18-35 year olds) and the young at heart
  • The accommodation is in multi-share hostel dorms
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4.6 /5

based on 37 reviews

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Awesome experience

It was worth every penny. Our tourguide Ross made it a special experience since his famiy's history is tied to the lands. It's amazing how much you can learn and see in just 3 days. Also met a great bunch of nice people on the bus. If you are considering booking, you should definitely do it!!

July 19, 2019

Scotland beautiful and compact

A very nice tour of Scotland Highlands. The first day of the tour was not quite as spectacular, the second day was best in terms of landscape when it went to the Isle of Sky, the weather was not so good on that day, typically Scottish with a lot of rain and fog, even that third day had a lot to offer in terms of landscape. Due to the processing went great. Well suited for young people and also solo travelers.

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October 13, 2018

Great experience

At first I was expecting a more hiking-intensive tour, however I am not disappointed by how it turned out to be. It's been very relaxing and I met wonderful people. Our tour guide/driver Ian deserves a special mention, he is one of the major factors that made this trip amazing. Very knowledgeable and with a great sense of humor, if you're lucky to be put in his bus you know you're going to have a great time

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August 23, 2018

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