Multi-day trip

From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
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Enjoy a 3-day tour experiencing the dramatic scenery the Scottish Highlands has to offer. Spend time in Glencoe, explore the Isle of Skye, the Eilean Donan Castle and mysterious Loch Ness.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Stay overnight in the picturesque seaside village of Portree.
  • Pass through the haunting and dramatic Glencoe valley.
  • Enjoy lunch in the seaside town of Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis.
  • See Skye's highlights like Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr and Lealt Falls.
Full description

Embark on a 3-day guided trip to the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh. See the Glencoe Valley and the Eilean Donan Castle. Admire the rolling pastures of the Isle of Skye and visit lake Loch Ness.

Day 1

From Edinburgh, you will head west where your first stop will be at the picturesque conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny, Bonny’ banks of Loch Lomond. Traveling north via Tyndrum you will pass over the atmospheric Rannoch Moor before enjoying time to walk and admire the dramatic Glencoe valley, site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. After lunch in the Fort William area, your tour will pause for photos at Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then stop to admire Glen Garry and the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range. Your first day ends in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye.

Day 2

After breakfast, your will depart Portree for a full day’s touring - options include Dunvegan Castle, a trip to Uig, and a visit to Flora MacDonald’s grave and the unique Black Houses, ancient dwellings of the Scottish Highlanders. Other options include viewing Duntulum Castle, enjoying breathtaking views of Kilt Rock, or perhaps a bracing walk at the Lealt Falls. The day will end with the opportunity to admire the Old Man of Storr, before returning to Portree.

Day 3

You will commence your final day of the tour via the much-admired Eilean Donan Castle, the backdrop for the movie, ‘Highlander’; (interior closed in winter) then move on to the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus for lunch and views of Loch Ness. The tour continues south over Laggan and the Grampian mountains with the last stop, for refreshments, in the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, before returning to Edinburgh, where the tour will end.

Includes
  • Travel on a modern, comfortable coach.
  • Live commentary from your expert driver-guide.
  • Accommodation (if option selected).
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entry to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • You will be contacted by the activity provider via email regarding accomodation (if option selected)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 114 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The first day was basically travel to Isle is Skye. Although, our guide Fraser did an excellent job and pointing out areas and points of interest. He made the trip very interesting with sharing history and stories of the Land. Day 2 was spent touring the Island and seeing the sights. The weather didn’t cooperate with us and it was quite cloudy and rainy. But we made the best of it. Our Guide was very accommodating and offered alternative activities to participate in.

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8 August 2022

Die Tour war fantastisch. Wir haben in drei Tagen so viel gesehen und an den spektakulärsten Aussichtspunkten Halt gemacht. Jim, unser Driver-guide, hat Auf den Stau am letzten Tag sehr flexibel reagiert und alles versucht, dass alle eine gute Zeit hatten. Außerdem hat er zwischendurch immer wieder Anekdoten und Funfacts zu Schottland erzählt. Die Tour hat sich auf jeden Fall gelohnt.

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22 July 2022

The trip exceeded our expectations. The places were just amazingly beautiful but having Martin’s as our guide took it to a higher level. He was great, fun and witty, knew the history of the places, adding a beautiful Scottish soundtrack to the ride. The stay at Portree was good, The Caledonian hotel was simple, yet had what all we needed. Thank you Martin!

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29 June 2022

Product ID: 74136