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Isle of Skye and Highlands: 3-Day Guided Tour from Edinburgh

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Discover the best of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this 3-day tour from Edinburgh. Visit Eilean Donan Castle, explore the Highlands and Culloden Battlefield, take a Loch Ness cruise, tour Urquhart Castle and enjoy a whisky tasting on Skye.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See Eilean Donan Castle, which appeared in the movie “Highlander”
  • Spend a day exploring the Isle of Skye
  • Do a bit of monster spotting from the shores of Loch Ness
  • Explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry
Full description
Tour the Scottish Highlands and explore the Isle of Skye on a 3-day guided tour from Edinburgh. You’ll see castles, craggy mountains, picturesque towns, and maybe even a monster on this excursion. Stay overnight in B&B accommodation.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: A Spectacular Route North
On the way to Skye your route takes you past beautiful Stirling Castle, across the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor, and through Glen Coe. As you near the coast, you’ll see Eilean Donan Castle (optional tour available), which was featured in the film Highlander. Cross the bridge to Skye.
Overnight stay on the Isle of Skye.

Day 2: A Full Day on Skye
You'll have the full day to explore the Isle of Skye. If you like, you can take it nice and easy but still see all the sights. Highlights include the the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the dramatic hills of the Quiraing, and stunning Trotternish Peninsula. You might see seals out in the waves as you walk along the coast, or a stag standing on a hillside. You will then enjoy an overnight stay on the Isle of Skye.

Day 3: Monster Spotting on Loch Ness
After you leave the island stop at Eilean Donan Castle you will 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.

As you head back to Edinburgh, your route will take you through Inverness, the Cairngorms, and Pitlochry. At the Culloden battlefield, the site of the defeat of the Jacobites, there is the option of taking a tour. Continue on through the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and stop to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • B&B accommodation
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

1 Parliament Square Edinburgh EH1 1RE Caffe Nero, Royal Mile

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children under 3 years old are not permitted on the tour
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Product ID: 33586