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3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
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Overview

Tour the beaches, lakes, and historic monuments of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye on this 3-day tour from Edinburgh, which offers more time to explore the highlights. Visit Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Glen Coe, and Ben Nevis; enjoy sightseeing and sample Scotch whisky on the Isle of Skye; and take part in optional extras such as a Loch Ness cruise and a Culloden Battlefield tour.

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.

Reviews (208)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Rugged beauty, History, and Rainbows!

Our three day tour of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye turned out to be the highlight of our trip to Great Britain. It was very well organized, didn't feel rushed, and there were a variety of attractions along the way--something for everyone. The...More

2  Thank NPR22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Tour of Scotland !!!

Ivan is the person who made this three-day tour of Skye unforgettable. The level of knowledge of the places and the history of each character of Scotland is very remarkable, I am surprised. This company has selected very well the points of interest to visit,...More

Thank gojaguerra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Unforgettable experience

Wonderful tour! I was only disappointed that we arrived to late to visit Eilean Castle, but James is a great guide and the landscapes are amazing.

1  Thank Nemesiais
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Absolutely Unparalleled!

This was such an incredible trip!! I can't say enough positive things about the whole experience. Our bus driver, Brendan, was easily the coolest person I met on the whole trip to Scotland. He was so knowledgeable and intelligent, and has a passion for his...More

Thank Jill Marie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Magically beautiful Highlands

Fantastic tour in every way. Brian is an absolute top guide: knowledgeable, fun, friendly and a great driver. And a very good DJ as well! :) He had recommendations about good coffee and food, and made sure that we had enough breaks.

Thank Pioneer781254
Ms-ClareD, Public Relations Manager at Highland Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, I'm glad you enjoyed your tour with Brian and liked his music! We will pass on your feedback to him and hope to see you in Scotland again soon! Kind regards, Jessica

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