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

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

From $187.69 per person

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

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Duration 3 days
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Experience

Highlights
  • Stay overnight in the island village of Portree
  • Visit haunting Glencoe
  • Explore Eilean Donan Castle
Full description
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. Travelling 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, or 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, backdrop for the movie, ‘Highlander’; (interior closed in winter) then move on to the pretty loch-side 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    4.6 /5

    based on 44 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      3.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
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    Great trip! Very beautiful places. All three days flew by instantly. The route is very high quality, does not tire, at the same time, each stop allows you to enjoy beautiful views. For two nights they were accommodated in a guest house, which consisted of three rooms. The owner is a real Scotsman, very hospitable and open person. Breakfast was offered in the morning - very tasty and varied!

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    March 14, 2020

    Great tour where you can see a lot of Scotland. This involves a lot of travel time, but our guide told many interesting stories. So it was entertaining. The only thing that was a shame was the detour via Glasgow, where we picked up other travelers. We missed 2 castles.

    November 1, 2019

    Great experience to see the Highlands and not least the Isle of Skye, up close. We had booked Bed and breakfast through get your guide and we stayed centrally on the harbor in Portree but the best view. Those who had booked nights themselves, lived by the main square, or outside the city. We saw everything we wanted on our trip and the driver asked for wishes and also came up with a lot of suggestions. He also told a lot about the story on the way through the landscape and that made it more authentic. However, he was a little too happy for speed, and unfortunately drove completely insane and made the ride itself uncomfortable.

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    October 21, 2019

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