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  3. Glasgow
  4. Loch Ness

Isle of Skye & The Highlands: 3-Day Guided Tour from Glasgow

Product ID: 33589
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Experience the wilderness of the Highlands of Scotland and Isle of Skye on a 3-day tour of the nation’s most beautiful landscape. Look for Nessie at Loch Ness, see sites made famous by Holywood movies, learn about the battles of the Clans and more.
About this activity
Duration: 3 days
Starting time 9:45 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the wilderness of the Highlands of Scotland and Isle of Skye
  • See Eilean Donan Castle where the blockbuster movie "Highlander" was filmed
  • Spend a full day and night on Skye, looking out for wild stag and seals
  • Explore the Victorian town of Pitlochry
  • Learn about clan massacres and the battles of the Vikings
  • Cross by boat to Urquhart Castle
Full description
Escape the bustle of daily life and get back to nature on a 3-day tour of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye, with bed and breakfast accommodations on Skye. Hear of clan massacres, visit monuments associated with Scotland’s struggle against the English, and see location sites of the blockbuster movie “Highlander.”

Day 1:
Departing Glasgow take a spectacular route north towards Stirling Castle, crossing the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor, and on through Glen Coe. Stop at Eilean Donan Castle, where “Highlander” was filmed.

Then, cross the bridge to the mystical Isle of Skye, where Vikings, Macdonalds, and MacLeods battled for centuries. Overnight in the village of Kyleakin, with lovely views of the Inner Hebrides.

Day 2:
Enjoy a full-day on Skye, taking things nice and easy. Explore the craggy Cuillin Mountains, dramatic hills of Quiraing, and beautiful Trotternish Peninsula. Look for seals, peeking out of the waves as you walk along the coast, or spot stags silhouetted on hillsides. 

Day 3:
After you leave the island stop at Eilean Donan Castle you then head to Loch Ness. You can take a boat tour to Urquhart Castle, or you could also do a bit of monster hunting from the shore.

The route back to Glasgow takes you past the battlefield of Culloden, site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. You will also drive through the Cairngorm Mountains, home of Britain’s highest mountain, and see the picturesque Victorian town of Pitlochry. Glasgow passengers will return to Edinburgh where they are issued with train tickets to Glasgow
Includes
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children under 3 years old are not allowed on the tour
• Please note the luggage restrictions: Maximum weight: 15kg, maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry on
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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I took this tour on my own, to explore some more of the beauty of Scotland. Our guide, Steven, told us great stories about the places we drove through and visited. The Isle of Skye is a beautiful place to explore, as is the rest of the highlands. The tour visits some of the amazing highlights of the area; our tour guide gave us options to choose from at certain points of the trip. All in all, I had a very pleasant, beautiful, and memorable 3 days.

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9 November 2019

Amazing Experience

We had an absolutely great time!! The accommodation arranged by the company was absolutely amazing with a stunning sea view! The bus was very comfortable and spacious a vital thing for the hours spent driving. Andrew treated us like proper kings!! He is a great story teller and knew the answers to all of our questions!! He is also very fun and was kind throughout the journey. He also very happily took us to the Fairy pools (which was not included in the package).

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8 April 2019

A well organized tour with a very friendly and helpful driver Dave.

I would suggest that who ever is choosing this tour in winter, it is highly recommended to take a knee length boots with you as to go down to see the fairy pools is a bit messy and one might end up with wet feet. However, I would recommend this tour.

13 March 2019

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Highland Experience Tours

Product ID: 33589