Isle of Skye 3-Day Small Group Tour from Glasgow

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Isle of Skye 3-Day Small Group Tour from Glasgow

From $453.35 per person

Take 3 days in a small group to explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Highlands and the romantic island of Skye. Highlights also include Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the 5 Sisters of Kintail.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Isle of Skye
  • Admire the dramatic mountains of Glencoe
  • See Eilean Donan Castle
  • Enjoy cliff top views from the Kilt Rock and Neist Point
  • Travel through Quiraing mountain pass
  • Explore The pretty harbor town of Portree
  • Discover The Five Sisters of Kintail
  • Stop at Loch Ness and Fort Augustus
Full description
Spend 3 days exploring some of the most dramatic and beautiful places in the Highlands and the romantic island of Skye. Highlights also include Glencoe, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Itinerary Day 1: Depart Glasgow at 9.00 AM and travel north towards the Highlands along the “bonnie, bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. This is Scotland's largest loch and it takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond on the eastern shore. Crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland, you travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically - the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens. From Loch Lomond the tour travels north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe. This haunting glen was the scene of a great massacre in 1692 that left many of the Clan Macdonald slaughtered. The tour stops at this imposing mountain pass so you can enjoy the spectacular views. From here you travel past Fort William and up to the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with great views over Ben Nevis. On the "Road to the Isles" you will pass through the splendor of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. Stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle. Featured in the film "Highlander," the castle is set at the junction of 3 lochs and once provided protection against Viking raiders. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, the tour heads north to Portree. You are dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening where you are free to go out and explore the town. Day 2: This is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and the wants of the group. Your driver/ guide's knowledge will come to the fore in arranging the best day for everyone. For example: Travel north to explore the Trotternish peninsula with its stunning Quiraing mountain pass and some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery. See Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. Take a short break for lunch before continuing to enjoy this most dramatic of islands. Heading in a westerly direction you will find Dunvegan castle, the ancestral home of Clan Macleod. You could also enjoy spectacular views at Neist Point, the westernmost point on Skye. You return you to your accommodation in Portree in the early evening and enjoy a free night in Portree. Day 3: You will be collected from your accommodation and will travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Head to Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting "Nessie." Continue south through the Grampian Mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as "Monarch of the Glen Country" before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky Distillery. The tour then proceeds past Blair Castle stopping for refreshments before heading back to Glasgow. Arrive back in Glascow at approximately 7:30 PM.
Includes
  • Tour transport in a 16-seat minibus
  • 2-night accommodation in a bed and breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Attraction entrance fees
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW (between 23 to 32).

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Important information

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  • Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience. Maximum number of participants is 16
  • It is recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour
  • Accommodation: a selection of small, locally owned, guesthouses and B&Bs in the village of Portree. All rooms are en-suite. The guesthouses may be up to 20 minutes walk from the village center - some are located up a fairly steep hill. For individual travelers please select the single accommodation option. For 2 or more people travelling together please choose the twin room shared option
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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We were traveling with my adult brother who is on the autism spectrum And everybody especially our tour guide Alastair was very patient and wonderful with him. We had a three week trip in the UK and those three days in the Highlands with the wonder photo stops and interacting among the passengers was our favorite. My brother talked about this portion of the trip the most and we heard Alastair's name a lot as he reaped our trip to Friends and Family. Pictures do not do the highlands justice. We extended our trip just for this excursion and very thankful we did. It was Amazing!!

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September 28, 2019

Packed with beautiful locations. John (the travel guide) talked passionately about the history of the area. He thought carefully and took the wishes of the group into account. As a video maker, thanks to his tips I have been able to find the nicest spots for the perfect shot! Would definitely recommend this trip to active and curious people!

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July 13, 2019

Brilliant! Worth every penny!

This Rabbies 3-Day Tour was absolutely unforgettable. Our driver Stewart was a warm, friendly man. His knowledge of the country & history behind it was top notch. A very safe & good driver. He had a great sense of humour & was happy to change our itinerary on the 2nd day as quite a few of us wanted to see the Fairie Pools, and he got us there at the best time, golden hour as it's known by photographers (amazing light). We had tremendous weather for the first two days, very unprecedented for mid-late November, and even Stewart was in awe. He loves his job & it really shows, he's a true professional. My accommodation was at a residential B&B and my hosts were lovely. Some of the other customers were put up in hostels or found their own accommodation. I have no complaints whatsover with my lodging or by anything to do with this tour. I highly recommend it to anyone thinking about it. I would even book it again in the future. Go in mid-late autumn to avoid the mega tourists. A+++ - 10/10

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November 23, 2018

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