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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

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  • 3-day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands tour from Edinburgh
  • A comprehensive overview of Scotland ideal for travelers with limited time
  • See historic landmarks such as Dunkeld Cathedral and Eilean Donan Castle
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
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Overview
Don’t let limited time in Scotland stop you visiting natural wonders such as the Isle of Sky and the Scottish Highlights. On this 3-day tour from Edinburgh, you’ll admire Dunkeld Cathedral; the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle; and Loch Ness, home to the mythical monster of the same name. Plus, explore the Isle of Skye, gaze at the summit of Ben Nevis, and travel through the stunning Great Glen Way. Two nights accommodation and breakfasts are included.
What to Expect

Day One: Leaving Edinburgh, past stunning views of the Forth Bridge, we enter the Highlands through Perthshire, a land of forests, rivers and mountains. We visit the quaint village of Dunkeld with its historic cathedral sitting on the banks of the River Tay. It’s then further north into the Highlands before we enter the Great Glen. At Fort Augustus, there is time to explore the shores of Loch Ness and a chance to spot Nessie. The journey continues to the famous Isle of Skye but first we take in the views of spectacular Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most famous icons. Our home for the night is the Isle of Skye, the ‘winged isle’. (Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Portree)

Day Two: We spend the day exploring the dramatic Isle of Skye with its amazing scenery, myths and legends. Hear tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape from the mainland against the backdrop of the jagged Cuillin Mountains. Highlights include the mysterious rock formation of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock with its cascading waterfall. (Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Portree)

Day Three: We head south via the Skye Bridge and through the stunning glens, we pass the Commando Memorial with views to Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Eerie Glencoe and the wilds of Rannoch Moor await before arriving in Rob Roy country to hear about the rogue turned hero. Crossing back into the lowlands arriving in Edinburgh in the early evening.

*In the winter, this tour returns to Edinburgh at around 5.30pm. In summer, this changes to an 8pm return.

Reviews (27)
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Reviewed September 23, 2018
Very Enjoyable Trip to the Isle of Skye with Jemma and Highland Explorers

I booked this tour for my mother (a senior citzen) and myself in order to see the highlands, the much trumpeted Isle of Skye and because they seemed to be the only one who included the Jacobite steam train. The tour was wonderful! All of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank haitohn
ExplorerTeam, Retail Team Member at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi there. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad that both you and your mother found the trip to be comfortable and enjoyable with all of the local knowledge. We hope that you will return in the future for more adventures!...More

Reviewed September 15, 2018
3-day Isles of Skye Tour with Joe

My sister and I went on The 3 day Isles of skye Tour Last week. It was incredible and our Guide JOE shared interesting facts and Stories about The Country, their myths and clans with us along The way. We highly recommend this tour and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anja P
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Hi Anja, Thank you for your review. I am thrilled to hear you and your sister enjoyed the 3-day tour exploring the Highlands and Isle of Skye. The scenery is so beautiful. I will pass on your feedback to Joe, I am sure he will...More

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Wonderful way to see some of Scotland

If you take this trip with Kirsty as your guide, you are in for a treat. Kirsty provided great information on what and where we were going plus entertained us with stories and lots of historical context information. She drove the bus with ease and,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your tour with Kirsty. She knows so much about our country and has some interesting stories! It is great to hear you also enjoyed your...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Great tour

Glenn was a legend, had a great time. Thanks for showing us parts of Scotland we wouldn’t have seen otherwise and we learnt a lot!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dbro2792
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for such a fantastic review. It is great to hear you enjoyed exploring Scotland with Glenn. He has some really great stories! We hope you will return to Scotland one day. All the best, Siiri

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile
I had the time of my life

Went on the 3 day Isle of Skye and Highlands tour with Highland Explorer Tours and had the time of my life. This tour was beyond amazing I will never forget this amazing experience. We had the best guides in Dougie and his awesome assistant...More

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ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your five-star review. It is great to hear about your fantastic experience on the 3-day tour. The scenery is just so beautiful. We hope you can come back for another adventure soon. Best, Siiri

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