Multi-day trip

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

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

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

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From US$ 213.62 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund
Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
72 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • Luss

  • Glencoe

  • Fort William

  • Portree

  • Dunvegan Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Duntulm Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Kilt Rock

    • Optional
  • Old Man of Storr

    • Optional
  • Eilean Donan Castle

  • Loch Ness

  • Fort Augustus

  • Pitlochry

  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Stay overnight in the picturesque seaside village of Portree.
  • Pass through the haunting and dramatic Glencoe valley.
  • Enjoy lunch in the seaside town of Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis.
  • See Skye's highlights like Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr and Lealt Falls.
Full description

Embark on a 3-day guided trip to the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh. See the Glencoe Valley and the Eilean Donan Castle. Admire the rolling pastures of the Isle of Skye and visit lake Loch Ness.

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. Traveling 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, 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, the backdrop for the movie, ‘Highlander’; (interior closed in winter) then move on to the pretty lochside 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
  • Travel on a modern, comfortable coach.
  • Live commentary from your expert driver-guide.
  • Accommodation (if option selected).
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entry to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • You will be contacted by the activity provider via email regarding accomodation (if option selected)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 174 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We had an amazing tour. Kenny the driver and guide was amazing. He was a wealth of information. Unfortunately the weather was so bad a lot of the things we were supposed to see, we couldn't, but Kenny found other things to do for us. We were a small group of 13, great people all of them! Thank you Kenny

November 13, 2022

Our travel guide Julienne was an amazing. She pulled over every time we asked to take a photo, helped and answered all questions, recommended the best restaurants and spots. We learned a lot about history of Scotland and all spots we saw. We highly recommend this 3 day trip and Julienne made it 100 times better. Thank you for this wonderful experience

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November 10, 2022

Neil was an excellent driver and guide! Really gave a ton of insight into Scottish culture and history. He made the experience great. The sights we saw and many places we stopped to visit were more than enough to make me happy with the tour. I'd definitely recommend this over renting a car (unless you're wanting to do day hikes in some of the areas, since the stops with the van are not long enough for something like that). Overall very happy with the value and recommend to anyone!

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October 30, 2022

Product ID: 74136