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Isle of Skye and Highlands: 3-Day Guided Tour from Edinburgh

Isle of Skye and Highlands: 3-Day Guided Tour from Edinburgh

From US$ 369.23 per person

Discover the best of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this 3-day tour from Edinburgh. Visit Eilean Donan Castle, explore the Highlands and Culloden Battlefield, take a Loch Ness cruise, tour Urquhart Castle and enjoy a whisky tasting on Skye.

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  • See Eilean Donan Castle, which appeared in the movie “Highlander”
  • Spend a day exploring the Isle of Skye
  • Do a bit of monster spotting from the shores of Loch Ness
  • Explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry
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Tour the Scottish Highlands and explore the Isle of Skye on a 3-day guided tour from Edinburgh. You’ll see castles, craggy mountains, picturesque towns, and maybe even a monster on this excursion. Stay overnight in B&B accommodation. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: A Spectacular Route North On the way to Skye your route takes you past beautiful Stirling Castle, across the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor, and through Glen Coe. As you near the coast, you’ll see Eilean Donan Castle (optional tour available), which was featured in the film Highlander. Overnight stay in Inverness. Day 2: A Full Day on Skye You'll have the full day to explore the Isle of Skye. If you like, you can take it nice and easy but still see all the sights. Highlights include the the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the dramatic hills of the Quiraing, and stunning Trotternish Peninsula. You might see seals out in the waves as you walk along the coast, or a stag standing on a hillside. Return to Inverness for your overnight stay. Day 3: Monster Spotting on Loch Ness Drive along the banks of Loch Ness where you can take a boat tour to Urquhart Castle or do a bit of monster hunting from the shore. As you head back to Edinburgh, your route will take you through Inverness, the Cairngorms, and Pitlochry. At the Culloden battlefield, the site of the defeat of the Jacobites, there is the option of taking a tour. Continue on through the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and stop to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.
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  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
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  • 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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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity

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  • Children under 3 years old are not permitted on the tour
  • Please note the luggage restrictions: Maximum weight: 15kg, maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry on
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4.5 /5

based on 104 reviews

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The most comprehensive way to see the Highlands! 3 days were packed with sights and stops all over northern Scotland. But the itinerary was way too rushed. The average time we stopped at each sight was around 15 mins and it didn't allow for a full, leisurely experience. I would have preferred being in fewer locations but for an hour in each beautiful place. And it's a bumpy ride on those narrow highland roads so we need time to decompress on solid ground! The B&B at night was basic accommodations and good breakfast, which is fine because the only thing you do there is sleep after after a long day on a bus.

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July 7, 2021

Overall it was a good trip, we got to see a lot and the accommodation was of a good standard. There wasn't a fixed itinerary which was a shame and some sites were rushed. Would have liked to have stayed in the Isle of Skye rather than inverness. The last day felt a bit wasted as we didn't see anything significant.

July 4, 2021


The tour was definitely fantastic! It was my first time to visit Scotland and I could spent so amazing days in the highland areas. Our tour guide was very attentive, well organized, informative, friendly and did a great job throughout the tours. I was impressed how the 3 days went well with full of wonderful experiences. Accommodation was good, food was good, needless to say, landscape was magnificent. I loved Scotland more than I did before I had joined the tour. Overall, the tour was great and definitely worth taking!

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August 16, 2019

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