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

From US$ 198.23 per person

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

Itinerary
72 hours
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Luss

  • Glencoe

  • Fort William

  • Portree

  • Dunvegan Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Duntulm Castle

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Kilt Rock

    • Optional
  • Old Man of Storr

    • Optional
  • Eilean Donan Castle

  • Loch Ness

  • Fort Augustus

  • Pitlochry

  • Edinburgh, Scotland

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
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 141 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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It was very nice trip, we had so much fun because of our Tour guide Andro T , he shared a lot of his historical knowledge with us, a lot of information in form of stories which makes it so much fun, and most of his stories are so special things from his childhood or things happened to him, also he is local so he is the perfect Guide tour we ever tried. We called him Google of our trip

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October 5, 2022

The three-day tour with Timberbush across the Highlands to the Isle of Sky and back to Edinburgh was absolutely brilliant and is highly recommended! Many impressions and, thanks to our tour guide Keeny, lots of information about Scotland's landscape and history, personal insides & tips and lots of fun! Keeny was great and took us to great viewpoints, flexible whenever possible, we always had enough time and never felt rushed, despite the full program! Accompanied by music with Keeny's playlist across the Scottish landscape, the tour has become an unforgettable experience! Thanks a lot for this! We would like to come again!

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October 5, 2022

Our experience on the 3 day tour with Michael was magic! We had no doubt we were seeing the best of the area and learning the history and folklore of Scotland in the most entertaining way, thanks to Michael's sharing and story-telling as we drove along. It was also wonderful to have questions answered and requests granted, as our guide accommodated the interests of our particular group. From start to finish an incredible experience I would recommend to any one with any interest in beauty, nature, history or Scotland.

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August 30, 2022

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