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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh provided by Highland Explorer Tours

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    30
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 5211P21
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Transport by climate controlled coach
Exclusions
  • Meals
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Dunvegan Castle entry
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
Duration
3 days
Departure details
  • Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
  • Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Additional information
  • Children must be a minimum of 5 years old, we are unable to carry children under this age.
  • Each traveller is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase weighing no more than 33lbs (15kg) and 1 carry-on bag
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark
  • On winter/off-season departures, this tour returns to Edinburgh at around 5.30pm. On summer/high-season departures, this tour returns to Edinburgh at around 8pm. Please plan your onward travel accordingly. If you are unsure which return time applies to you, please contact the supplier.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Transport by climate controlled coach
Exclusions
  • Meals
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Dunvegan Castle entry
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
Departure details
  • Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
  • Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Duration
3 days
Return details
  • Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Additional information
  • Children must be a minimum of 5 years old, we are unable to carry children under this age.
  • Each traveller is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase weighing no more than 33lbs (15kg) and 1 carry-on bag
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark
  • On winter/off-season departures, this tour returns to Edinburgh at around 5.30pm. On summer/high-season departures, this tour returns to Edinburgh at around 8pm. Please plan your onward travel accordingly. If you are unsure which return time applies to you, please contact the supplier.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Apr 19, 2022
A note from 3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
Upon arrival and prior to joining my trip, I will be able to present one of the following: • Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate • Or a verifiable negative test* result for COVID-19 (electronic or paper showing date and time of test) taken within 72 hours of the trip departure.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
13 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh to Portree
Day 2
Isle of Skye
Day 3
Portree to Edinburgh
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108 reviews
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Jasmine W
London, UK5 contributions
Mar 2022
We just got back from an absolutely fantastic three day trip to the Isle of Skye, via the Scottish Highlands. I would say that if you are planning to visit Scotland, a tour like this is a must! The days were jam packed with activity and they really manage to cram everything in - from mountains to lakes to valleys, you really do see it all. Our guide, Owen, was funny and super informative and we enjoyed a relaxed dinner with him and the other guests on the first night on the Isle. He seemed to have a never ending supply of fascinating stories, and it was great to listen to them while peering out at the incredible landscapes. The Isle of Skye itself is like another planet! Just so, so beautiful. The only one thing I would say is that because the nature of this tour is to cram as much in as possible, sometimes it meant we missed out on certain things - for example, I would have loved to have hiked up to the Old Man of Storr rather than view it from the bottom of the valley, but we simply did not have time! Oh well - just means I will have to go back. The accommodation was fantastic, so clean and comfortable and the breakfast was delicious!! Great vegan options. What a weekend!! I will never forget it.
Written March 30, 2022
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Hi there, Thanks so much for your review. Delighted to hear you had such a fantastic adventure, Skye is truly amazing - I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our guide Owen. Take care and all the best, Megan
Written April 27, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

viswa
8 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Our Driver/guide (Catelynn) for the three day trip made it the whole difference...

Most of us know the beauty of Highland and it's breathtaking views, adding Catelynn story about the place with history made it cherishing.

We five family with kids travelled together, our stay was arranged in 'The Sky in' it was a pleasant stay with yummy breakfast, kitchen staff made sure our kids demands are met with trailor made food.

Driving skill exhibited by Catelynn was amazing and she made sure we didn't miss any location or views.

During the travell we lissend to very few song, we that much enjoyed the giant and fairy tale stories mixed with history narrated by our guide.

We were picked up on time and dropped in at end of tour on time.

Scott is the one with whom I was in touch with for booking our private tour, he responded to all our emails and queries very promptly. He made sure all our demands are passed on and met.

Looking forward to travel with Highlandexplorer tours again.
Written August 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, thank you for taking your time and for the excellent rating. Both Caitlin and Scott are really thrive to provide great customer service during planning and delivering the tour. Looking forward to be able to host you again one of our tour again.
Written August 11, 2021
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Shaun D
9 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
There are so many highlights on this trip. The walk up the mountain on the way to the old man of storr, Dunvegan castle and the Jacobite steam train were all amazing. But what really makes the trip are the guides! Rich was a wealth on knowledge sharing so much information in a really fun and entertaining way. I’m not a fan of history but Rich kept it upbeat and interesting the whole time and made us laugh. Sandy was also one of our guides and was so friendly. One tip from us is to book ahead for dinner reservations if you want to eat out from the hotel. If you don’t book ahead you might not get on anywhere or you could be queuing for a table for a while. We really recommend the glass green houses at the The Portree hotel….heated, with a speaker for you to blue tooth to and play your tunes and free wifi! Can’t recommend this trip enough!
Written May 12, 2022
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Harry
London, UK9 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
The trip to the Scottish highlands, the lochs (lakes) and the Isle of Skye was a beautifill journey that met expectations. The trip gave me the opportunity to see the stunning and diverse landscapes of Scotland. The trip was very well organised and the tour guide Stevie P did an exceptionall job looking after the group for 3 days. He was very enthusiastic, knowledgaable and amicable which made the trip a big success. Tte hospitality across Scotland was genuine and uplifting. Thank you.
Written July 3, 2021
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Hello Harry, We are glad to hear that you had a fantastic time during your trip and found the hospitality of Scotland friendly. Stevie is always making his best to make your journey fun and enjoy the scenery as it`s finest. Regards, Rita
Written July 4, 2021
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Sarah A
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
did my first ever solo trip and was a bit worried about travelling alone so I signed up with the Haggis tour!

Tour turned out to be absolutely amazing and educational, and Rich, our tour guide was absolutely funny and so good with the storytelling! At the end of the trip, I was a bit sad that I didn't get to see any highland cows up close but Rich had remembered my request. So, before heading back to Edinburgh, he stopped the bus and I managed to take a lot of photos with the cute cows!

So happy with his gesture and would highly recommend any female solo travellers to go on to any of the Haggis tour if you're feeling anxious travelling on your own. Looking forward to join another Haggis tour soon. Thanks again for being the best Haggis tour guide, Rich!!
Written September 17, 2021
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Hello, thank you so much for writing such a kind review! I'm pleased to hear you felt comfortable travelling on your own with us. Rich is absolutely wonderful and full of knowledge, I'm happy he was able to fulfil your request! The Highland cows are gems and we're so lucky to have them. Thank you for sharing your experience. We can't wait to have you back with us. Kind regards, Victoria
Written September 19, 2021
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A E
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Couples
Had a great time exploring the highlands with Rich, Louise, and Owen! The entire team was so knowledgeable of Scottish history, and their well-told stories made the trip even more worthwhile. Rich has enough knowledge to write an entire guidebook (or at least a killer standup comedy routine)! Everything was run super efficiently and the accommodations at Portree were cozy and comfortable. This tour is a great way to see harder-to-reach parts of Scotland, would recommend!
Written February 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there, Thanks so much for taking your time to write such lovely review of your tour! We're pleased to hear that you had a fantastic time with our guide team Rich, Louise and Owen! It's also great to see that you felt comfortable and cosy in your accommodation in Portree. We look forward to welcoming you back in Scotland soon again! Kind regards, Io
Written February 22, 2022
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Vaishnavi M
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
We had most mesmerising trip to Scotland. The trip is so well planned including from picking us, hotel accommodation and site seeing. Moreover, we got enough time to relax so that next day we could have more energy. The trip was made more interesting by our very amazing tour guidr- Scot. He not only made history so interesting by telling us stories but he also played so good music for us. We are very thankful to him for making our trip unforgettable.
Trip is worth in this cost.
Thanks very much to Scottish tour people for arranging this amazing tour.

Vaishnavi
Written August 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Vaishnavi, thank you for taking time to write such a kind review. I'm pleased to hear you were happy with the planning and execution of the trip! Scot is fantastic and it's great that you enjoyed the tour. You're very welcome and we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Victoria
Written August 9, 2021
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Andy
London, UK24 contributions
The bus journey allows you to take in all the amazing scenery at a good pace with plenty of time given at each stop off. The Isle of Skye is a beautiful place to visit and well worth the trip. We stayed at the Skye inn with a decent room with the only negative being the noise you could hear from other rooms but other then that a decent place to stay. Rich, our driver/guide was great with a good level of knowledge and excellent time keeping with special recognition for finding a plan B when the ferry was cancelled! All in all a great trip.
Written October 11, 2021
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Hey there, thank you for taking time to review your 3-day Isle of Skye & Scottish Highlands tour with Rich. I'm glad you liked the Skye Inn, hopefully the loud noises didn't dampen the rest of your trip. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the trip and will definitely pass along your kind comments to Rich! Best wishes, Victoria
Written October 14, 2021
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jemmam100
Scotland, UK2 contributions
We were a little sceptical about booking a group tour with the current covid situation but our worries quickly disappeared. Temperature checks were taken before getting on board, there was plenty of room to spread out and distancing on the bus wasn’t a problem with such a small group, hand sanitizer was available and everyone was really respectful about keeping their face masks on while on the bus. Our tour guide Dougie was great and he really knew his stuff. Would highly recommend!
Written August 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the review and I am glad you felt safe and secure on tour. I am glad you had a great trip with Dougie. We hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, Maggie
Written August 22, 2020
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John Abbink
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
My wife and I did the tour in September 2021. It was absolutely awesome, and “aye”, Steve was the heart of the tour with his wonderful stories and snippets of information all along the way. Thank you Steve. You’re awesome !
The accommodation in Portree was very good and was a short walk to the town where there are great restaurants. Steve has a list of most of the restaurants and it’s advisable to make a reservation. I highly recommend the tour.
Written September 25, 2021
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Hi John, thank you for your excellent review! I am glad to hear that you had a brilliant time on your tour and also enjoyed the accommodation. It's amazing to hear that you had such a great time with Stevie P and that you would recommend this tour! Best wishes, Victoria
Written September 30, 2021
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Iyle of Skye Jacobite Trip
After Pandemic it’s our first family trip to Iyle of Skye and initially planned this trip in June to cover Iyle of
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Amazing Views
Great tour for the outdoor lover who wants to take in the highland views without the hassle of organising one singl
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Feel like a highlander with Steve :)
Me and my boyfriend booked this trip and we had an amazing time! Our guide Steve was the best! We have seen all the
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Awesome
Stevie was a good tour guide and we have enjoyed the whole tour a lot. It was fun and the places he visited was aw
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Nice
Very nice, Rich talked about the story of Scotland and put scotland music in the bus. Even if some places were clos
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Rich was the best!
I loved it!! Rich was so funny and informative. I really enjoyed this day. He had a lot of cool stories and facts a
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Amazing experience
We had a great time on the trip, Steve did an excellent job with the interesting stories he told while on the road!
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Amazing tour of Scottish highlands' historic and natural beauty
This 5-day Scottish Highlands tour was the highlight of our three-week visit to the British Isles! Our guide, Owen
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Two Italians go to Highlands
Nice experience! Steve is the best guide driver we could find! We are from Italy and we have really enjoyed Scotlan
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Great day out
Owen did a great job with being an engaging your guide and a driver. Bus was very full, and uncomfortable.
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Stunning experience not to be missed.
Would 100% reccomend! Tim was knowledgeable, witty and really well versed on Scottish History. Absolutely loved thi
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Excellent Tour
Owen was amazing and beyond knowledgeable-we truly enjoyed the whole trip and many stops. We highly recommend this
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Fun and interesting
Absolut amazing tour. It was fun and I learned interesting things about Scotland. I can just recommend this trip 🥳
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Fantastic day trip
It was such a lovely day trip and Conner and Steve were fantastic guides! Would warmly recommend this trip!
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Best way to experience the Higlands
This was a great way to see some of the beautiful Scottish countryside! I highly recommend adding on the Loch Ness
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