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3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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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 the beautiful Isle of Skye.
Highlights
  • 3-day Highlands tour with stops at Loch Ness, Glen Coe, and Loch Lomond
  • Comfortable round-trip transport from Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands
  • Full day on the Isle of Skye: See the island at a relaxed pace
  • Customize the tour to suit your budget with a choice of accommodations
What to Expect
Day 1: Edinburgh to Isle of Skye Your tour begins with pickup from central Edinburgh by coach and a leisurely drive to the Isle of Skye, discovering Scottish Highlands sights along the way. The first stop is Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, where you explore lakeside villages. Continue north, to Glen Coe where you walk and admire the area’s rugged mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. Next, break for lunch (own expense) in Fort William, with views of Ben Nevis, UK’s highest mountain. Finally, travel to Isle of Skye, stopping at Eilean Donan Castle (interior visit at own expense). After crossing the bridge to Isle of Skye, check into your accommodation (depending on type selected) and enjoy free time. Day 2: Isle of Skye After a hotel breakfast, embark on a full-day tour of Isle of Skye, covering all of its most popular landmarks and attractions. Journey along the coast, admire natural wonders such as Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr, and enjoy free time for shopping, sightseeing, and lunch (own expense) in the port town of Portree. In the afternoon, sample traditional Scotch whisky at a historic distillery. Return to your accommodation to enjoy the evening at your leisure. Day 3: Isle of Skye to Edinburgh After breakfast at your hotel, you head back to Edinburgh, taking a different route that winds through the wild landscapes of the Scottish Highlands to Loch Ness. Hear the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, and opt for a lake cruise (own expense). If you wish, visit the Loch Ness Visitor Center or Urquhart Castle (entrance fees not included). Next is Culloden Battlefield, the site of one of the region’s most important battles. If you choose to take a tour (own expense), you explore the battlefield and learn more about Scotland’s clans at the visitor center. Make a final stop in the rural town of Pitlochry, before heading to Edinburgh, where you are returned to the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2 nights accommodation, as per selected
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 3 years old
  • Luggage restriction: 1 suitcase 55x40x20cm - 15 kg & 1 backpack/handbag per person
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Stephen H. did a fantastic job...truly a five star tour. Very informative of the area, excellent driver, great on the history of the isle of Skye. His narrative was tremendous and occasionally humorous.
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My Wife and I recently did this tour and it was amazing everything was taken care of and our tour guide John was amazing. Our tour guide John McCulluch saved our tour by doing it in reverse due to rain. Because he did this he saved our Loch Ness tour from being cancelled and
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The tour was excellent, well-designed to maximize the Highland experience. Our guide, John McCulloch, was very knowledgeable about Scottish history, lore and customs, and he delivered it all while expertly maneuvering the narrow roads! He has a great sense of humor, and a
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John McCulloch was fantastic! Very knowledgeable, funny, and kind! He was flexible with the weather and made some changes to our tour allowing us to get the most out of our trip! He went the opposite direction allowing us to see Loch Ness and some castles the first day instead
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We took the 3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh. It was very well organized. Our tour guide Stephen H did pretty well and provided a lot of interesting information. The stay at the B&B was quite smooth as well.
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