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From Edinburgh: 3-Day Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye Tour

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On this 3-day tour you will admire Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, Glencoe, and many more inspiring places. A limited amount of time in Scotland should not stop you from visiting the natural wonders of the Scottish Highlands.
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Duration: 3 days
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • Admire Ben Nevis, Loch Ness, the Great Glen and Glencoe
  • Spend two nights on the Isle of Skye, with a full day reserved to explore this magnificent island
  • Enjoy the service and knowledge of a passionate, local guide
  • Get a comprehensive overview of Scotland
  • Learn about the fascinating history and culture of the Highland Clan system
Full description
Discover the Highlands and the magical Isle of Skye with its outstanding natural beauty, Viking history, and ancient myths and legends. This is a journey packed with many of Scotland’s most iconic sights and scenery, all conducted by an expert local guide.

Day 1: Edinburgh to Portree
You will leave Edinburgh at 8:00 AM, enjoying stunning views of the Forth Bridge. Enter the Highlands through Perthshire, a land of forests, rivers, and mountains. You will visit the quaint village of Dunkeld, with its historic cathedral on the banks of the River Tay. Then continue further north into the Highlands and enter the Great Glen. At Fort Augustus, there is time to explore the shores of Loch Ness and a chance to spot Nessie. After you take in the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle, the journey continues to the famous Isle of Skye. You will spend the night in Portree on the Isle of Skye, known as the winged isle.

Day 2: Isle of Skye
You will spend the day exploring the dramatic Isle of Skye with its amazing scenery. You will discover the many myths and legends that surround the beautiful island. 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, and Dunvegan's impressive castle. Stay overnight in Portree.

Day 3: Portree to Edinburgh
On the final day you will head south via the Skye Bridge and through the stunning glens. Pass the Commando Memorial with views of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. You will see eerie Glencoe and the wilds of Rannoch Moor, before arriving in Rob Roy country where you will hear about the rogue turned hero. Crossing back into the lowlands, you will arrive in Edinburgh in the early evening.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a 3-star guesthouse
  • Breakfast
  • Professional local guide
  • Transportation by coach
  • Souvenir map
  • Audio guides available (please request at tour check-in)
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Other meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Jacobite steam train ride
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

The tour supplier's office, 60 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Travel insurance is recommended
• Children under 5 years old are not permitted to join this tour
• Children aged under 17 must be accompanied by an adult
• For winter departures, the tour returns to Edinburgh at around 5:30 PM and for summer departures, the tour returns at around 8:00 PM
• If you are unsure which return time applies to your tour, please contact the supplier
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Highland Explorer Tours

Product ID: 188391