Multi-day trip

From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye and The Highlands Tour

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo

From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye and The Highlands Tour

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo
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From £167 per person

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Take a 3-day tour of the Highlands, passing Stirling Castle, Loch Ness and Glencoe. Stay 2 nights in Inverness.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Appreciate the majesty of Loch Ness, Glencoe and The Highlands
  • Experience film locations used in James Bond, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Outlander
Full description

Embark on a 3-day guided tour of the Scottish Highlands and visit highlights, including Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye. Learn the history of this lush region from your guide and spend two nights in Inverness.

Day 1:

Departing Edinburgh, we will take our first short drive heading north and stop at the mysterious Kelpies. Scotland’s largest piece of outdoor art depicting mythical creatures of Scotland’s folklore that your driver will tell you all about. We’ll then continue on our journey and pass Stirling Castle. Be inspired by tales from your guide of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Continuing north, into the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, admire the scenery as your tour guide explains the remarkable tribal clan history of the Highlands. Discover beautiful Glencoe, the most famous valley in Scotland, and hear of its tragic history. Admire the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct then head north and arrive on the southern banks of Loch Ness to get photos of the infamous monster Nessie! Stop for photos of Urquhart Castle before arriving in Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, where you'll stay for 2 nights, choosing from a local guesthouse, hostel, or hotel. Day 2: After breakfast, depart Inverness and drive across the Kessock Bridge to the Black Isle and marvel at the spectacular scenery of Achnasheen and Loch Carron. Arriving on the Isle of Skye, venture north to explore the highlights of the island, including; the Cuillin Mountains, Trotternish Peninsula, Portree, the Old Man Storr, Kilt Rock and the famous Quiraing. In late afternoon, stop for photographs of the most beautiful castle in Scotland, "Eilean Donan Castle." Backdrop to many famous films, such as 'Highlander' and 'Made of Honor', this castle is another must-see iconic landmark! A scenic drive through stunning Glen Shiel follows, returning to Inverness to stay your final night. In the evening, visit a local Highland Pub to drink some Scotch whisky or beer and eat some traditional Scottish food, whilst listening to some local musicians perform. Day 3: Visit Culloden Battlefield, site of the last Jacobite Rising, then 'Clava Cairns', incredible 4,000-year-old, Bronze-Age standing stones. Travelling south, stop at the Highland Folk Museum. Here you'll experience highland life in the 17th century. See the buildings, the clothes and weapons, and how people lived 300 years ago. Then, drive through the dramatic Cairngorm National Park. You will have the chance to experience a Scotch Whiskey tasting before you visit the historic village of Dunkeld on the banks of the mighty River Tay. Your journey back to Edinburgh takes you across the famous Forth Bridges. The expected arrival time back in Edinburgh is around 6:30 PM.

Includes
  • Driver and tour guide
  • Guided 3-day tour
  • Air-conditioned minicoach
  • Meals and drinks unless specified
  • 2 nights overnight accommodation in Inverness (see 'Know before you go' for details)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at the bus stop outside the Deacon’s House Cafe.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Your accommodation in Inverness is not included. On booking you will receive an email detailing accommodation providers you may choose to stay with
  • The activity provider strongly recommends you book accommodation with a flexible cancellation policy in the event that the minimum number of passengers for the tour to run is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 146 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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John was the best tour guide! He is an incredible story teller, has an awesome playlist, excellent sense of humor, and extremely knowledgeable about Scotland. We were laughing within seconds of getting on the bus. It was the best three day trip. John is very helpful and a skilled bus driver too. I wish all my subsequent tours had been with John as well. #hairycoojohn The real king of the north. I loved the kilts. You set the bar high Sir. I’m so glad my first visit to Scotland and the highlands was with the best Scott.

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9 August 2022

I had this 3 day tour back in early July. It was one of the best experiences I've ever had. As the only solo traveller on this trip I was offered the seat right at the front, allowing me to see more of the stunning views from there and back down. Each day was amazing and there was so much to see. The Scottish Highlands are truly a stunning part of the world. Our tour guide was Rose, who is an absolute phenomenon at storytelling and a PRO at driving, who made us all feel at ease on those narrow roads! I cannot recommend this trip enough! I'm already planning to A massive thank you to Rose! And to the Hairy Coo company for this amazing, unforgettable experience!

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7 August 2022

A little girl's dream come true... set foot in Scotland, thanks to our guide Steve, a really great guide, friendly, funny, passionate and proud of his origins! It was a pleasure to be with him and the whole group. The group was really great thanks to them, great atmosphere. Sublime places, a road trip worthy of Scotland which is a summary in 3 days of this magnificent country. Thank you and see you soon, I highly recommend it! #thehairycoo

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26 July 2022

Product ID: 94986