Enjoy a full day experiencing the dramatic landscapes of the Isle of Skye on a 3-day excursion from Edinburgh. Visit the Highlands and Loch Ness, and see the Culloden battlefield and the Eilean Donan Castle. Several optional visits are also available.
What to Expect
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.
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 in Kyleakin.
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. In the evening you'll depart Skye for a drive south to Loch Ness. Overnight in Drumnadrochit.
Day 3: Monster Spotting on Loch Ness
After a good night’s sleep near the shores of Loch Ness you'll have plenty of time to explore the area. You could take a boat tour to Urquhart Castle, or visit the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition (both are optional and not included in the tour price). 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.
- B&B accommodation
- English-speaking guide